Politics Max Baucus

  • Work on a fracking site.

    The oil industry's lobbying arm said it will push lawmakers to consider lifting a ban on crude exports in the new year.

  • Sen. Max Baucus

    Making Sen. Max Baucus the next ambassador to China reflects the importance the U.S. places on advancing its economic relationship with Beijing.

  • U.S. Capitol building Washington

    Surprise! Washington could be slightly less dysfunctional next year. Keep an eye on the debt ceiling, tax reform and mid-term elections. POLITICO's Ben White reports.

  • Big corporate tax reform ahead?

    Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, weighs in on a proposed plan by Sen. Baucus to tax all income from foreign sales and services.

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing about the troubled launch of the Healthcare.gov website in October 2013.

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is returning to Capitol Hill for a fresh interrogation on the health care law.

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks with members of the House Republican leadership during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol following a meeting of the House Republican conference October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    Speaker Boehner said that the GOP would offer a temporary increase in the debt ceiling in return for discussions with Obama on the budget and deficit.

  • The prospect of Congress failing to raise the nation’s debt limit has economists and investors exploring options the White House might have.

  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday he had ordered the FBI to open a criminal probe in a growing scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups.

  • Sen. Max Baucus

    Max Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, will not seek re-election to a seventh term next year, according to a Democratic aide.

  • Sen. Baucus to Retire

    Sen. Max Baucus, (D-MT) has announced he will not run for re-election in 2014, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Timothy Geithner

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its longest-serving economic adviser for its next fiscal showdown with Congress.

  • President Obama on Friday signed a bill that brings U.S. trade relations with Russia into the 21st century but also ushers in a testy era in which the United States could publicly "name and shame" Russian human rights violators.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- A U.S. free trade agreement with Panama went into force on Wednesday, five years after it was originally negotiated, opening the way for increased U.S. exports as the Central American country continues its canal expansion project.

  • ``This trade deal will guarantee access to Panama's $20.6 billion services market and more than $15 billion in infrastructure projects...

  • Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Thomas Barthold wrote in the letter to lawmakers that he conducted an "experiment" after meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee about tax reform in September.

  • Max Baucus and Jon Tester said residents of Libby have grown frustrated waiting for a pending risk study to be completed. The company mined asbestos-containing vermiculite in Libby for decades. They blasted Grace for weighing in against the EPA proposal and alleged company officials had "traded profits for lives" in Libby.