President Barack Obama is nominating Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) as the U.S. Ambassador to China. In announcing the nomination, President Obama said, “For more than two decades Max Baucus has worked to deepen the relationship between the United States and China. The economic agreements he helped forge have created millions of American jobs and added billions of dollars to our economy, and he's perfectly suited to build on that progress in his new role.” Senator Baucus is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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