1 / 10


U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) waits for the beginning of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee January 28, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senator Baucus, who was nominated by President Barack Obama, will become the next U.S. ambassador to China if confirmed by the Senate. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democratic Senator Max Baucus of Montana

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to approve President Barack Obama's nomination of Senator Max Baucus, who has helped steer trade policy with China, as ambassador to Beijing.

The Senate voted 96-0, with Baucus voting present, to confirm the 72-year-old Montana Democrat to the high-profile appointment. (Reuters)

Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr