Senate may consider AMT patch this week

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats may try to reconsider passing a one-year repeal of the alternative minimum tax this week, the Finance Committee chairman said Tuesday.

Democrats keep pushing SCHIP

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats Saturday used their weekly radio message to again push for passage of the national children’s healthcare program known as SCHIP.

Committee approves farm disaster fund

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has allocated $5 billion for farmers affected by weather-related losses over the next five years.

New bill could benefit laid off workers

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats in Washington are preparing legislation that would give expanded benefits to workers who have lost their jobs to foreign imports.

Bush to veto kid's insurance expansion

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush will veto a bipartisan plan to expand the Children's Health Insurance Program in the United States, a spokesman said Saturday.

Bush warns against raising equity tax

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- The Bush administration warned lawmakers that a proposal to raise the tax rate of private equity and hedge funds would injure the U.S. economy.

Bill would hike taxes on some equity firms

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would raise taxes on publicly traded private equity firms and hedge funds.

China flights expanded, no currency action

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- China agreed to a new aviation deal with the United States but the currency issue went unresolved in high-level Washington talks.

Democrats may have to raise debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Republicans, having lost the majority in the U.S. Congress, are expected to take on the old Democratic role of hammering the majority on the debt limit.

Democrats complain about Medicare handbook

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats in Washington are criticizing a new Medicare handbook they feel is weighted toward private insurance plans.

Dot-xxx proposal under consideration

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- While legislative pressure has been revived to create a dot-xxx Internet domain in order to better filter pornographic Web sites, some groups, including the Ame

Business' Halloween scare: Funded pensions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Congress is considering legislation to force U.S. companies to fully fund pension plans.

Senate moves forward with $284B highway bill

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate moved ahead Tuesday with consideration of a House-approved $284 billion highway spending bill, despite efforts to stall the measure.

Health Biz: Hospital ownership debated

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Physician-owned specialty hospitals represent a thorny issue for Congress as lawmakers consider whether the for-profit facilities provide better quality and more efficient care, or whether they threaten the financial stability of non-profit community hosp

Medicaid solutions start with the states

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Medicaid spending has doubled in 10 years to more than $300 billion annually and analysts predict total program spending, which now goes to provide healthcare services to 46 million of America's poorest people, will continue to outpace the economy in the
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Max Baucus
Sen. Max Baucus, D-MT, calls for extending tax credits for renewable energy development during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Max Sieben Baucus (born December 11, 1941) is the senior United States Senator from Montana and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1978, as of 2010 he is the longest-serving Senator from Montana, and the fifth longest-serving U.S. Senator currently in office.

As the current chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Baucus has played an influential role in the debate over health care reform in the United States. He is also chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, and a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and is chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Before his election to the Senate, Baucus was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1978, representing Montana's (now defunct) 1st congressional district. He previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1973 to 1974.

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