Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., left, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, ranking member, conduct a Senate Fiance Committee hearing in Dirksen titled 'Advancing Reform: Medicare Physicians Payments.'
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Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee January 28, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senator Baucus, who was nominated by President Barack Obama, will become the next U.S. ambassador to China if confirmed by the Senate.
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Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), (C) speaks to reporters about health care reform following a Democratic senatorial luncheon at the Capitol October 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Democratic leaders are currently holding meetings to blend Senate committee legislation into one bill ahead of an upcoming floor debate on health care reform.
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) listens to debate before the committee is set to vote on health care reform legislation on Capitol Hill October 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) has said that she will cast a vote for the legislation in committee, the only Republican to vote for the bill.
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New U.S. Ambassador to China, Max Baucus meet the media in U.S. Embassy on March 18, 2014 in Beijing, China. Max Baucus, a 72-year-old Democrat from Montana, He had pledged to work hard to strengthen the U.S.-China relationship, which he called 'one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world.'
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Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) (L) and Sen. Orin Hatch (R-UT) listen to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speak during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony from Secretary Lew on the nations debt limit.
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) hold a news conference after a Democratic policy luncheon in the U.S. Capitol October 27, 2009 in Washington, DC. Reid reinforced the Senate Democrats' position on including a 'public option' in its version of the health care reform legislation.