Wyden Would Bring Moderate Record To Top Finance Post

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 7:00 PM EST) -- Max Baucus’ nomination to serve as ambassador to China leaves a vacancy atop the Senate Finance Committee that will probably be filled by moderate Ron Wyden, whose record of bipartisanship makes him likely to usher in tax reform, his colleagues say.

As the committee’s highest-ranking Democrat not set to retire, Wyden will accept the chairmanship — which ranks among the most prestigious positions on Capitol Hill — upon a Senate vote to send Baucus to China, former staffer Jennifer Hoelzer told Law360 on Friday. Baucus has presided...
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