The Senate is expected to clear the nomination of Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusClients’ Cohen ties become PR liability Green Party puts Dem seat at risk in Montana Business groups worried about Trump's China tariffs plan MORE (D-Mont.) to serve as U.S. ambassador to China this week.

The vote is expected earlier Thursday afternoon with up to one hour of debate.

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Earlier Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Baucus’ nomination by unanimous voice-vote.

Baucus, who currently serves as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is expected to use his knowledge on trade while in his new position.