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Camp Statement on Baucus Nomination

March 31, 2015

Washington, DC – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the statement below in reaction to the announcement that his Senate counterpart, Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), has been nominated by the President to be the United States Ambassador to China.

“I have tremendous respect for Max and wish him the very best.  Dealing with China will not be an easy task, but I have learned to never underestimate Max.  From a legislative standpoint, Congress is losing a true giant.  He has racked up more legislative victories than most can ever hope for – he is an instant Hall-of-Famer.  Max was a tough, but honest negotiator and believed deeply in making progress on behalf of the country – especially those living in Montana.  It is a great relief that Max is expected to be replaced by Ron Wyden, someone I’ve known for a long time and trust.  There is much work to be done this Congress, and I thank Max for all he has done to date to advance the debate on tax, trade and health care policy.”