Senator Max Baucus
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:56 pm
Not many politicians get my admiration. Max Baucus has never wavered throughout his career in Washington D.C. He has never forgotten where he is from and he calls Montana home. He looks out for us and has fought to get bills stopped that would hurt the state and to pass those that would help us. You can see from the committees he chairs and sits on he is really quite powerful, yet he wants people to call him Max.
Senator Max Baucus has dedicated his life to serving the people of Montana. Born and raised in the Big Sky State, Max continually strives to make our state a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
After graduating from Stanford Law School, Max opened a law practice in Missoula in 1971. He then served as both Executive Director and Committee Coordinator for Montana's 1972 Constitutional Convention, which crafted what was considered one of the most farsighted state constitutions in the nation.
In 1973, Max was elected to the Montana State Legislature. He served as a state representative from Missoula until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974. He was re-elected in 1976. Max was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978 and has served consecutively ever since.
Senator Baucus currently serves as Chairman of the influential U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Max has used this influential post to help cut taxes, protect Social Security and Medicare, expand health care programs, and open foreign markets to Montana’s high quality products.
* Chairman, Subcommittee on International Trade
* Subcommittee on Long-Term Growth and Debt Reduction
* Subcommittee on Taxation and Oversight
Max is also a senior member of the Joint Committee on Taxation, where he works together to craft legislation that helps businesses grow and prosper in Montana.
In addition to his role on the Finance Committee, Max is a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee – the panel that writes the federal highway program. As the most senior member of the EPW Committee, Max has helped secure more than $1 billion for Montana’s highways since 1998. Those dollars provide for safe and efficient commerce in Montana, and they create thousands of good-paying jobs on Main Streets across the state.
* Subcommittee on Transportation, Infrastructure, and Nuclear Safety
* Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water
* Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxins, Risk, and Waste Management
Max is also a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, where he works to boost Montana’s number one industry. As a senior member of the Agriculture Commitee, Max helped write the 2002 farm bill, pass mandatory country-of-origin labeling, and provide disaster assistance to producers suffering from drought.
* Subcommittee on Production and Price Competitiveness
* Chairman of Subcommittee on Marketing, Inspection, and Product Promotion
* Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization