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Ambassador Max Baucus

Based in MT, USA

  • Over 35 years as U.S. Senator (D-MT) (1978-2013)
  • 7 years as Chairman, Senate Finance Committee (2007-2014)
  • U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (2014-2017)
  • Three decades of experience in the US Senate serving on the committees of Finance, Taxation, Deficit Reduction, Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Environment and Public Works
  • A seasoned voice on issues important to your business and audiences around the globe
  • Over 35 years as U.S. Senator (D-MT) (1978-2013)
  • 7 years as Chairman, Senate Finance Committee (2007-2014)
  • U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (2014-2017)
  • Three decades of experience in the US Senate serving on the committees of Finance, Taxation, Deficit Reduction, Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Environment and Public Works
  • A seasoned voice on issues important to your business and audiences around the globe

Ambassador Max BAUCUS is the most recent US Ambassador to China. He served from February 21, 2014 to January 20, 2017.

Prior to this, he served as a US Senator (D-MT) from 1978 to 2013, making him the longest serving Senator in Montana history. During this time Baucus led the US effort in the 1990s to bring China into the World Trade Organization in 2001 and voted in favor of establishing Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China in 2000.

As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance (2007-2014), he worked on and enacted Free Trade Agreements with 11 countries. He also worked tirelessly to increase U.S. exports by leading trade missions to a number of countries, including China. As Chairman, he gained extensive experience in US tax reform and trade policy, and he contributed greatly to the debate over US health care reform, playing an influential role in the Affordable Healthcare Act.

He also held roles on a number of other committees including: Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance, Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

Ambassador Baucus is married to Ms. Melodee Hanes, and they reside in Montana.

It comes down to working together, says former Sen. Max Baucus, (D-Mont.), talking about the difficulty in getting a tax plan passed through Congress. Also Baucus explains why he doesn’t think health care reform will get very far because it’s such a “muddled mess”.

The Republican’s plan was too rushed, says former U.S. Ambassador to China, Max Baucus, sharing his thoughts on the American Health Care Act.

Longtime U.S. Senator and recent Ambassador to China, Max Baucus, spoke with Face the State hosts Dr. David Parker, MTN Political Analyst, and Mike Dennison, MTN Chief Political Reporter. Baucus discussed U.S. relations and trade issues with China, the GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act which he was instrumental in developing and passing, and the current demeanor among politicians in the U.S. Senate where he was a member for three decades.

 

Max Baucus, former U.S. Ambassador to China and Democratic Senator from Montana, discusses the American Health Care Act unveiled by Republicans as their intended replacement for Obamacare. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.”

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America has a mandate to create more jobs and be more competitive. US tax reforms are underway and trade pacts and policies are changing. What does that mean for your business? Former US Ambassador to China, former Senator and Chairman of the US Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, is covering these topics and the importance of US-China relations.

  • International trade policy
  • US tax policy and tax reform
  • US – China cross border investment opportunities
  • US – China relations (including relevant issues such as currency, the environment, intellectual property, trade, and tax reforms).
  • Climate change and US environmental policy and legislation
  • US healthcare reform