Baucus Plans to Vote for Health Care Bill

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, back in Montana on family business, intends to vote in favor of the Senate health care bill when it reaches a crucial weekend test in Washington D.C.

Baucus led a key piece of the Senate health care reform by advancing legislation out of his Senate Finance Committee earlier this fall. The Democrat, who has advocated more moderate proposals than other party leaders, has been a key figure in the debate all year.

But Baucus has been in Helena this week attending to his ailing mother. He will have to fly back to Washington D.C. on Saturday to make the key procedural vote.

His office says that the senator will make the vote, “barring any unforeseen circumstances.”

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