Senator Max Baucus, nominated to become U.S. ambassador to China, told lawmakers he would place top priority on boosting trade while also pressing that nation over computer breaches and crackdowns on dissidents.
Senator Max Baucus and Representative Dave Camp, wearing pink hairnets, yellow hard hats and three- quarter-length baker’s aprons, ducked beneath a river of warm hamburger buns in Minnesota as they searched for a path around the obstacles they’re encountering in Washington.
Max Baucus, declaring himself “unconstrained” by electoral politics for the first time since coming to Congress in 1975, placed a 20-month clock on his efforts to push a tax-code rewrite through the U.S. Senate.
Congress’s top tax-writers usually chat in the Capitol, in offices just steps from the House and Senate floors. Today, Senator Max Baucus and Representative Dave Camp are 1,100 miles away, trying to build public momentum for a tax-code rewrite amid many obstacles back in Washington.