Agence France-PresseDecember 18, 2013 18:35
President Barack Obama will tap outgoing Democratic Senator Max Baucus to be his next ambassador to China, a Senate aide said Wednesday.
As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Baucus, 72, helped craft Obama's landmark health-care law. His staff did not respond to a request to confirm the move, but a congressional source said fellow Senator Orrin Hatch said he was aware of the White House plan.
The White House declined to comment on the matter.