Sen. Baucus' decision against seeking re-election Print
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Written by Grassley Press   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 15:23
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today made the following comment on the decision of Sen. Max Baucus against seeking re-election.  Baucus is chairman of the Finance Committee, where Grassley served as chairman and ranking member alongside Baucus.

“Senator Baucus and I have been very close professionally.  We ran the Finance Committee for 10 years together, and every bill except for three or four was bipartisan.  The Senate will be worse off as a deliberative body when Senator Baucus leaves.  Like his mentor Mike Mansfield, Senator Baucus believes the Senate ought to produce legislation through comity and consensus.  His departure will be a big loss for the Senate.  I look forward to working with him over the rest of his term.”