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Originally published April 24, 2013
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said yesterday he will not seek re-election in 2014. Baucus, who was first elected in 1978, is the chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee. Baucus is the eighth senator to announce his intention to retire at the end of the 113th Congress. The others are: Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Mike Johanns, R-Neb., Tim Johnson, D-S.D., Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s last day at DOE was Monday. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman takes over as interim secretary until the expected Senate confirmation of Ernest Moniz as the next secretary.
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