Max Baucus

(Max Sieben Baucus)

Max Baucus
Max Baucus
  • Born: December 11, 1941
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Max Sieben Baucus is a retired American politician and diplomat who served as a United States Senator from Montana from 1978 to 2014. A member of the Democratic Party, he was a U.S. Senator for nearly 36 years, making him the longest-serving Senator in Montana history. President Barack Obama appointed Baucus to replace Gary Locke as the 11th United States Ambassador to China, a position that he held from 2014 until 2017.

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China must voluntarily cut back on exports to America otherwise American politics will become unmanageable. Foreign Trade
Firms have traditionally ignored the carrot of environmental technology until they felt the stick of environmental enforcement. Environment & Environmentalism
Half of Americans breathe air that is unhealthy. Environment & Environmentalism
In some states unemployed workers have to call overseas to find out about their benefits. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Every American has a right to affordable, high-quality health care. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Fundamentally, legislation that is historic, that is comprehensive, that has a large number of senators supporting it is more durable.
Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored. Foreign governments' intervention in steel markets has had a devastating impact on the U.S. industry.
Health reform is an essential part of restoring America's economy and maintaining our competitiveness. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I believe strongly that the opportunity is here for us in America to finally have a healthcare system that we can really be proud of. But it's got to be one where everybody is involved. Everybody: consumers, employers, providers, health-insurance companies, everybody.
I know the problem of obesity. I got to tell you, I think that's tepid. I just don't think the bully pulpit is going to be enough to sufficiently fight obesity. We're going to have to have incentives in here.
I love challenges. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I think I can speak for every Senator, saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we want to help make this a better place; that is, we want to help our States and help America.
I think I'm the luckiest guy in the world.
If I were the president, I would be very concerned... and I would do what was reasonably necessary to find a way to get my people confirmed.
I'm inclined to vote for Roberts unless something else comes up. It's a close call.
In this ever-changing world, it's more important than ever that our top-notch military continues to receive the resources needed to serve and protect our country.
IRAs are intended for retirement.
It is pretty hard to find the right result to a controversial issue.
Judge Roberts has assured me personally that he has a healthy respect for precedent and the hard-won rights of Americans. Respect
My door is open.
Now is not the time to open the border to receive Canadian beef down to the United States. Time
Privatizing Social Security will take dollars out of young folks' pockets.
Sequestration is leverage that should not be given up easily.
Tax reform is a once-in-a-generation opportunity.
The administration's attempt to keep us from selling agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage. Cuba is not a threat. That is why we must do more to open Cuba - not less.
The recovery of the Gulf Coast region will take years to complete.
The Senate is a remarkable institution. It is unique. There is no other body, no other political body, no other democratic legislature in the world quite like the U.S. Senate.
The Social Security trust fund is in pretty good shape today and we should not embark upon risky, dangerous schemes which will, in fact, undermine Social Security, such as privatization. Trust
There are significant human rights abuses in China. In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past. In other areas, there have been improvements. We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former.
U.S. agricultural products, including safe, high-quality Montana beef, face unscientific trade restrictions in many important markets.
You're entitled to Medicaid regardless of your income. Don't worry about your health care. Health, Healthcare & Medicine