Senate will vote on Baucus's nomination Thursday

The Senate is expected to clear the nomination of Sen. Max BaucusMax BaucusChina moves to lift ban on US beef Overnight Healthcare: Zika fight stalls government funding talks | Census finds big drop in uninsured | Mental health bill faces wait Glover Park Group now lobbying for Lyft 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.