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Editor's note: Sen. Baucus posts his schedule online at his congressional website. The staff of the Sunlight Foundation and Congresspedia regularly copy his schedule to this archive, beginning on September 20, 2007. As of that time, it is noted below if there was no schedule posted for a time period.

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http://www.baucus.senate.gov/?p=maxs_schedule Current home for Senator Baucus' schedules

Contents

August 2010

August 2, 2010

9:00 AM Meet with Senior Staff

10:00 AM Phone Call with Larry Summers, Director of the White House National Economic Council

10:30 AM Briefing with Staff

1:00 PM Desk Time

2:30 PM Meeting with Students from Fort Peck

3:00 PM Briefing with Staff

5:45 PM Vote on the Senate Floor

6:00 PM Meeting with Senator Tester

July 2010

July 30, 2010

11:30 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

12:00 PM Briefing with Staff

1:30 PM Desk Time

3:00 PM Briefing with Staff

July 29, 2010

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

9:30 AM National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

10:00 AM Senate Committee on Finance Hearing to Consider the Nominations of Michael Camunez, Charles Blahous III, and Robert Reischauer

10:40 AM Vote on the Senate Floor

12:30 PM Democratic Policy Lunch

2:30 PM Meeting with Senator Tester and Senator Bingaman

3:30 PM Meeting with John Carroll of Billings and Patrick Downey of Bozeman

4:00 PM Desk Time

5:00 PM Briefing with Staff

July 28, 2010

8:15 AM Montana Constituents' Coffee with Senator Tester

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

9:30 AM National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

12:00 PM Meeting with Tammi Fisher, Mayor of Kalispell

12:15 PM Meeting with Bud Moran, Chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Tribal Council Members

12:30 PM Meeting with Kendall VanDyk of Billings, Lane Larson of Lockwood, and Keith Curley

1:00 PM Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus

2:30 PM Meeting with Brian Patrick of Townsend and Jim Germann of Glendive

2:45 PM Meeting with Sam Gilliland

July 20, 2010

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

10:30 AM Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members' Meeting

12:30 PM Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch

2:30 PM Votes on the Senate Floor

2:30 PM Meeting with the Montana Bankers' Association: Bruce Gerlach of Bozeman, Wayne Hirsh of Billings, Terry Lobdell of Glendive, and Steve Turkiewicz of Helena

3:00 PM Meeting with Chris Nassetta

3:15 PM Meeting with Senior Staff

4:00 PM Meeting with Congressman Sandy Levin

6:00 PM Phone Call to Mike Neal

July 21, 2010

8:15 AM Montana Constituents' Coffee with Senator Tester

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

10:00 AM Senate Finance Committee Hearing, An Update on the TARP Program

11:00 AM Meeting with Dave Wanzenried of Missoula, Randy Hafer of Billings, Rick Graetz of Helena, Zack Porter of Missoula, and Art Dolman of Great Falls

12:00 PM Desk Time

12:30 PM Chairmen's Lunch

2:30 PM Meeting with Jeff Millhollin of Great Falls and Bret Ewer of Great Falls

7:15 PM Speak at the Washington International Trade Association Awards

July 22, 2010

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

10:00 AM Meeting with Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid

10:30 AM Speak at Partnership to Improve Patient Care Event

11:15 AM Brief Remarks at the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Hearing on S.2956, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act, and S. 3290, the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act of 2010

12:00 PM Votes on the Senate Floor

12:30 PM Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch

4:15 PM Meeting with Montana Small Business Alliance Members: Brian McGregor of Butte, Ernesto Casillas of Helena, Matt Hisel of Missoula, and Amanda Harrow of Helena

4:30 PM Meeting with Senior Staff

5:00 PM Senate Finance Committee Members' Meeting

7:00 PM Dinner with Jim Messina

10:15 PM Vote on the Senate Floor

July 23, 2010

11:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

12:00 PM Meeting with Summer Interns

12:30 PM Phone Calls to Montanans

1:30 PM Desk Time

July 26, 2010

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

9:30 AM Phone Call to Larry Summers, Director of the White House National Economic Council

10:00 AM Meeting with Donnie Wetzel of Billings and Taleigha Martell of Fort Peck

10:30 AM Photo with 65 Montana Council Boy Scouts of America

11:30 AM Meeting with Carolyn Colvin, Nominee for Deputy Commissioner of Social Security

2:30 PM Meeting with Senior Staff

July 27, 2010

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

10:30 AM Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members' Meeting

12:30 PM Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch

3:15 PM Vote on the Senate Floor

3:30 PM Speak on the Senate Floor

4:30 PM Meeting with Congressman Levin

5:00 PM Meeting with Senator Grassley

June 2010

May 2010

May 20, 2010 (Thursday)

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

9:30 AM Desk Time

10:30 AM Speech at Premier Accountable Care Organization Event with Dr. Nicholas Wolter of Billings

11:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

12:30 PM Democratic Policy Lunch

2:30 PM Votes on Senate Floor

2:30 PM Meeting with Leo Mullin and Mary Elizabeth Bunzel

3:00 PM Meeting with Senior Staff

3:30 PM Meeting with Senior Staff

3:30 PM Meeting with Jeff Laszlo of Ennis and Rob Hazlewood of Ennis

3:45 PM Meeting with Secretary Timothy Geithner, United States Secretary of the Treasury; Peter Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget; and Larry Summers, Director of the White House's National Economic Council

5:00 PM Meeting with William Bell

5:15 PM Meeting with T. Boone Pickens

May 19, 2010 (Wednesday)

8:15 AM Montana Constituents Coffee with Senator Tester

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

9:30 AM National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Working Group

10:45 AM Meeting with Montana Rural Electric Cooperatives: Cilla Mosely of Seeley Lake, William Walks Along of Lame Deer, Arlo Skari of Chester, Diane Yarus of Kalispell, Chris Brooks of Whitefish, Eric Grimsrud of Kalispell, Michelle Tafoya of Whitefish, Jon Turk of Darby, Jay Toups of Darby, and Charles Sangmeister of Nye

11:15 AM Call with Congressman Kendrick Meek

11:45 AM Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus

12:30 PM Chairmen's Lunch

12:45 PM Meeting with Walt Schweitzer of Helena, Deputy Insurance Commissioner, Montana State Auditor's Office; Jesse Laslovich of Anaconda, Chief Counsel, Montana State Auditor's Office; and Jackie Boyle of Helena, Communications Director, Montana State Auditor's Office

2:15 PM Democratic Caucus Meeting

3:15 PM Meeting with Tim Vail

3:30 PM Meeting with Minister Kim Jong-hoon, Minister of Trade to Korea

May 18, 2010 (Tuesday)

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

11:00 AM Vision Net with Glasgow Community Leaders

11:30 AM Meeting with State Representative Diane Sands of Missoula

11:45 AM Votes on Senate Floor

12:30 PM Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch

2:30 PM Meeting with Montana Students

2:30 PM Environment and Public Works Hearing, Federal Response to the Recent Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

4:00 PM Meeting with Congressman Sandy Levin

5:00 PM Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley

May 17, 2010 (Monday)

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

9:30 AM Phone Call with Larry Summers, Director of the White House's National Economic Council

10:00 AM Desk Time

1:00 PM Meeting with Senior Staff

3:00 PM Meeting with Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform and Stephanie Cutter, Assistant to the President for Special

4:30 PM Meeting with Judge James Marlar

4:45 PM Phone to Bob Hanson of White Sulphur Springs

5:30 PM Votes on the Senate Floor

6:00 PM Attend Glacier National Park Fund's Centennial Campaign


May 14, 2010 (Friday)

9:30 AM Top Cops Ceremony at the Whitehouse with President Obama, Alexandra Burke of Glasgow, Pete Glowacki of Glasgow, Robert Weber of Glasgow, Tyler Edwards of Glasgow, Brian Erwin of Wolf Point, and Bill Soper of Valley County, Phil Wright, and Dan McKee of Roosevelt County

10:00 AM Senate Finance Committee, Hearing to Consider the Nomination of the Honorable Alan D. Bersin

10:30 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

11:00 AM Meeting with Dr. Donald Berwick

11:30 AM Desk Time

1:00 PM Press Interviews

1:30 PM Meeting with Senior Staff

2:30 PM Meeting with Dan Huestis of Great Falls

3:00 PM Meeting with Senior Staff



May 13, 2010 (Thursday)

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

10:00 AM Senate Finance Committee, Hearing to Consider the Nomination of the Honorable Alan D. Bersin

12:30 PM Democratic Policy Lunch

2:30 PM Meeting with Ted Turner

2:55 PM Votes on Senate Floor

3:00 PM Meeting with Ronna Alexander of Helena and Larry and Sue Poulton of Malta

3:30 PM Phone call with Larry Summers, Director of the White House's National Economic Council

4:00 PM Call to Congressman Sandy Levin

4:30 PM Meeting with Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education

5:00 PM Meeting with Senator Harry Reid

5:30 PM Meeting with Patrick Lester and Alex Smith

5:45 PM Meeting with Fred Smith

6:15 PM Phone Call to Bob Klein


May 12, 2010 (Wednesday)

8:15 AM Montana Constituents Coffee with Senator Tester

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

9:30 AM National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Working Group

10:00 AM Votes on Senate Floor

11:00 AM Meeting with Dr. Dennis Salisbury of Butte

12:00 PM Meeting with Montana Realtors

12:30 PM Meeting with Corby Robertson

12:45 PM Meeting with Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade

1:15 PM Meeting with Bill Berkley

1:30 PM Desk Time

2:30 PM Meeting with Montana Students

3:00 PM Meeting with Senator Kyl, Senator Tester, and Senator Bingaman

6:30 PM Meeting with Senior Staff

8:30 PM Dinner with Jim Messina


May 11, 2010 (Tuesday)

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

10:00 AM Senate Finance Committee Hearing, The President's Proposed Fee on Financial Institutions Regarding TARP

11:30 AM Meeting with Scott Johnson and Brian Salonen of Missoula

11:50 AM Votes on Senate Floor

12:30 PM Democratic Caucus Lunch

2:30 PM Meeting with Montana Students

2:30 PM Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing, Economic and Environmental Impacts of the Recent Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

3:30 PM Meeting with Mr. Tung Chee Hwa

4:00 PM Meeting with Congressman Levin

5:00 PM Meeting with Senator Grassley

6:00 PM Meeting with Ron Williams


May 10, 2010 (Monday)

9:00 AM Meeting with Senior Staff

9:30 AM Call with Larry Summers, Director of the White House's National Economic Council

12:30 PM Desk Time

1:00 PM Call with Michael Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security

2:50 PM Press Time

3:00 Meeting with Mary Kay Henry

3:30 PM Meeting with Senior Staff

5:30 PM Meeting with Senator Mark Warner

6:00 PM Meeting with Senator Jon Tester


May 07, 2010 (Friday)

6:20am Begin Travel



May 06, 2010 (Thursday)

9:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

10:00am Vote on Senate Floor

10:00am Finance Committee All Senators Member Meeting

12:00pm Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus

12:30pm Democratic Policy Lunch

2:30pm Meeting with Montana Students

3:00pm Meeting with Bob Moore, Principal of Manhattan High School

3:30pm Meeting with Zhang Yesui, Chinese Ambassador to the United States

4:00pm Meeting with Robert Glennon

4:15pm Press Interviews

4:30pm All Senators Briefing with Secretary Hilary Clinton, Secretary Robert
Gates, General James Cartwright, and Secretary Steven Chu

6:15pm Phone Call with Secretary Kathleen Sebelius


May 05, 2010 (Wednesday)

12:00am Senate in Session

8:15am Montana Open House with Senator Tester and Montana Constituents

9:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

10:00am Finance Democratic Senators Meeting

12:00pm Meeting with Montana Wheat and Barley, National Association of
Wheat Growers, PPL Montana, and Basin Electric:
Kim Falcon of Great Falls, Executive Vice President, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee Terry Whiteside of Billings, Chairman, Alliance for Rail Competition
Brett Dailey of Jordan, Board Member, Montana Farmers Union
Bing Von Bergan of Moccasin, Montana Grain Growers Alliance

12:15pm Meeting Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Trade Ministers

12:30pm Meeting with Montana Wool Growers Association

12:30pm Chairman's Lunch

2:30pm Meeting with Senator Kyl, Senator Lincoln, and Senator Grassley

4:00pm Meeting with Senior Staff

5:00pm Meeting with Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Congressman Levin, and Congressman Hoyer

May 04, 2010 (Tuesday)

8:30am Meeting with Senior Staff

10:00am Finance Committee Hearing

12:30pm Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch

2:30pm Vote on the Senate Floor

2:30pm Meeting with 40 Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association Members

3:00pm Press Interviews

3:10pm Meeting with Senior Staff

4:00pm Meeting with Congressman Sandy Levin

5:00pm Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley

May 03, 2010 (Monday)

No Public Events






April 2010

April 30, 2010 (Friday)

9:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

11:30am Meeting with Montana Students

12:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Meeting with Senior Staff

4:00pm Begin Travel


April 29, 2010 (Thursday)

9:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

12:00pm Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus

12:30pm Democratic Policy Lunch

2:45pm Meeting with Elouise Cobell

3:30pm Press Interviews

3:30pm Meeting with Bob Winger of Billings, President of the Boilermakers Union Local 11

4:00pm Meeting with President George Dennison, President of the University of Montana

4:30pm Meeting with Doug Lowenstein and Jeff Deboer

5:30pm Meeting with Senior Staff

6:15pm University of Montana Alumni Association Reception


April 28, 2010 (Wednesday)

8:15am Montana Open House

9:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

10:15am Desk Time

11:00am Meeting with Dave Yost, CEO of Amerisource Bergen

12:00pm Vision Net with Montana Students

12:20pm Vote on Senate Floor

12:30pm Desk Time

1:00pm Meeting with Wayne Hirsch

1:15pm Desk Time

2:00pm Call to James J. Mulva

2:30pm EPW Hearing on the North Fork

2:45pm Meeting with Montana Students

5:30pm North Fork Reception

April 27, 2010 (Tuesday)

8:30am Meeting with Senior Staff

9:00am Meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

12:30pm Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch

2:30pm Meeting with Bill Johnstone of Billings

2:30pm Meeting with Montana Students

3:00pm Meeting with Montana Hospital CEO's:
Steve Hannah of Dillon, CEO of Barrett Hospital & Healthcare
Kelley Evans of Red Lodge, CEO of Beartooth Hospital and Healthcare
Amy Beames of Great Falls, External Affairs, Benefits Health System
John Goodnow of Great Falls, CEO of Benefits Health System
Laura Goldhahn of Great Falls, President of Benefits Health System
Gary Robertson of Hardin, CEO of Big Horn Hospital Association
Lyle Knight of Billings, Board Member for the Billings Clinic
Scott Milikan of Billings, Board Member for the Billings Clinic
Mark Rumans of Billings, Physician in Chief, Billings Clinic
Michael Schaer of Billings, Board Chair, Billings Clinic
Kristianne Wilson of Billings, Vice President Strategic Development, Billings Clinic
Nicholas Wolter of Billings, CEO of Billings Clinic
James Duncan of Billings, President of the Billings Clinic Foundation
John Nordwick of Bozeman, President & CEO of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
Stephen Carlson of Missoula President & CEO of Community Medical Center

3:30pm Meeting with Vishal Verma

4:30pm Vote on Senate Floor

4:45pm Meeting with Bill Underriner of Billings

5:00pm Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley

6:15pm Meeting with Wendy Abrams and Dr. Michael Oppenheimer

April 22, 2010 (Thursday)

9:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

9:45am Desk Time

10:15am Meeting with Senior Staff

12:00pm Lunch

12:30pm Democratic Policy Lunch

3:15pm Meeting with Senior Staff

3:30pm Phone Call to Bob Iger

4:15pm Phone Call to Don Berrwick

4:30pm Meeting with Senator George LeMieux and Senator SheldonWhitehouse

5:00pm Meeting with Pascal Lamy

5:45pm Meeting with Senior Staff

April 23, 2010 (Friday)

No Public Events

April 26, 2010 (Monday)

5:00pm VOTE on Senate Floor

5:30pm Meeting with Senior Staff


April 21, 2010 (Wednesday)

8:15am Montana Open House with Senator Tester and Montana Constituents

9:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

9:30am Agriculture Committee Mark Up

11:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

11:45am Montana Delegation Lunch with Senator Jon Tester and Congressman Denny Rehberg

12:30pm Chairman's Lunch

12:45pm Meeting with Daniel Och

2:15pm Vote on Senate Floor

2:15pm Meeting with Montana Students and Senator Jon Tester

2:45pm Call to Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer

3:00pm Meeting with Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, and Congressman Hoyer

4:15pm Call to Secretary Tim Geithner

April 20, 2010 (Tuesday)

9:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

10:00am Senate Finance Committee Hearing

12:00pm Vote on Senate Floor

12:00pm Meeting with President John Hennessy, Stanford University

12:30pm Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch

2:30pm Meeting with Montana Beer Wholesalers Association:
Harry Watkins of Missoula
Edward Brandt of Bozeman
Joseph Brandt of Bozeman
Brian Clark of Kalispell
Donald Dulle of Kalispell
Bob Hayes of Missoula
Trevor MacDonald of Helena
Greg Markovich of Missoula
Mike Markovich of Missoula
Brian Todd of Missoula
Ardelle Watkins of Great Falls
LeeAnne Watkins of Great Falls
Len Watkins of Great Falls

2:30pm Meeting with Gene Karpinski

2:45pm Phone Call with General James Jones, Director of the National Security Council

3:00pm Meeting with Secretary Steven Chu, Department of Energy

4:00pm Meeting with Congressman Sandy Levin

5:00pm Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley


April 19, 2010 (Monday)

9:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

1:30pm Lunch or Desk Time

3:00pm Meeting with Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley

3:30pm Speech on Senate Floor

4:30pm Meeting with Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner, Peter Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Larry Summers, National Economic Council

5:30pm Vote on Senate Floor

6:00pm Meeting with Senator Jon Tester


April 16, 2010 (Friday)

10:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

10:30am Meeting with Montana Students and Senator Jon Tester

11:15am Meeting with Secretary Geithner, Senator Reid, and Senator Dodd

1:30pm Press Interviews

4:00pm Meeting with Senior Staff


April 15, 2010 (Thursday)

9:15am Meeting with Senator Boxer, Senator Voinovich, and Senator Inhofe

10:00am Senate Finance Committee Hearing

12:00pm Meeting with Senior Staff

12:00pm Lunch

12:30pm Press Interviews

12:30pm Democratic Policy Lunch

1:45pm Meeting with Erskine Bowles, Former Senator Alan Simpson, and Bruce Reed

3:00pm Meeting with David Brennan

3:15pm Phone Call to the Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer

3:30pm Meeting with Jamie Williams, Dusty Crary (Choteau), Jim Stone
(Ovando), and Melanie Parker (Seeley-Swan Valley), Montana Legacy Project

4:00pm Meeting with Secretary Michael B. Donley, United States Airforce

5:00pm Meeting with Senior Staff

5:30pm Meeting with Senator John Kerry

6:00pm Meeting with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke


April 14, 2010 (Wednesday)

8:15am Montana Open House with Senator Jon Tester and Montana Constituents

9:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

10:00am Senate Finance Committee Hearing

12:00pm Meeting Colin Marshall, Mike Tongour and Todd O'Hair of Livingston

12:30pm Vote on Senate Floor

12:30pm Meeting with Kent Thiry

1:00pm Meeting with Ambassador Punke and Ambassador Siddiqui

1:30pm Desk Time

2:45pm Vision Net with Montana Students

3:00pm Meeting with Montana Students and Senator Jon Tester


April 13, 2010 (Tuesday)

9:00am Meeting with Senior Staff

10:00am Meeting with Finance Staff

11:00am Meeting with Frank McAllister, Chairman & CEO Stillwater Mining Company

11:00am Meeting with John Watson

11:15am Press Interviews

12:30pm Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch

2:00pm Meeting with Senior Staff

2:30pm Meeting with Don Bottrel of Billings, Diamond B Companies; Bob Sletten of Great Falls, Erik Sletten of Great Falls, Marty Becker of Great Falls, Sletten Companies; Cy Jamison of Billings

2:45pm Meeting with Howard Friedman

3:00pm Meeting with Bob Zoellick

3:30pm Meeting with Senior Staff

3:45pm Meeting with Alan Bersin, Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

4:00pm Meeting with Congressman Sandy Levin

5:00pm Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley

6:00pm Meeting with Jeff Immelt


April 06, 2010 (Tuesday)

10:45am Phone Call with Larry Summers of the White Houses' National Economic Council

11:30am Meeting with Senior Staff

5:00pm Phone Call with Secretary of the Department of Interior Ken Salazar

April 07, 2010 (Wednesday)

7:00pm Begin Travel to UAE

April 08, 2010 (Thursday)

Travel to UAE

April 09, 2010 (Friday)

Depart UAE for Pakistan

April 12, 2010 (Monday)

6:00am Arrive DC

5:30pm Votes on Senate Floor

6:00pm Meeting with Senator Jon Tester


April 02, 2010 (Friday)

12:00am Good Friday

7:40am Travel to DC

April 05, 2010 (Monday)

No Public Events


April 01, 2010 (Thursday)

11:00am Meet with Senior Staff

12:00pm Tele Town Hall Meeting

2:00pm Press Interviews

5:30pm Attend Art Ortenberg Book Launch Reception at Governor's Mansion


March 2010

March 31, 2010

  • 10:30 AM-Travel to Libby
  • 1:30 PM-Attend Ground Breaking for the Libby CARD Clinic
  • 4:00 PM-Travel to Helena

March 30, 2010

  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch at Kalispell Senior Center
  • 1:30 PM-Attend Kalispell Small Business Round Table
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch at Kalispell Senior Center
  • 1:30 PM-Attend Kalispell Small Business Round Table

March 29, 2010

  • 7:45 AM-Arrive Missoula Fire Station for Work Day
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 4:30 PM-Travel to Kalispell

March 28, 2010

  • No schedule captured

March 27, 2010

  • No public events

March 26, 2010

  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:30 AM-Phone call with Ambassador Eikenberry, Ambassador to Afghanistan
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch
  • 3:30 PM-Phone call with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Tester

March 25, 2010

  • 9:30 AM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Montana Students
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Conrad Anker of Billings
  • 2:30 PM-Press Interviews
  • 3:00 PM-Desk Time

March 24, 2010

  • 8:15 AM-Montana Open House with Senator Jon Tester and Montana Constituents
  • 8:50 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:00 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Jay Bodner of Helena, Errol Rice of Helena, Johnnie Schultz of Grass Range, and George Trischman of Twin Bridges
  • 10:45 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:10 AM-Press Interviews
  • 12:30 PM-Lunch
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Montana Students and Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:45 PM-Votes on Senate Floor

March 23, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:15 AM-Attend the Bill Signing Ceremony for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the Whitehouse
  • 12:00 PM-Meeting with Members of the Montana Independent Telecommunications Systems
  • Participants:
  • Bonnie Lorang (Helena)
  • Mike Sheard (Helena)
  • Geoff Feiss (Helena)
  • Steve Krogue (Fairfield)
  • Mike Henning (Fairfield)
  • Bill Squires (Missoula)
  • Stuart Morton (Missoula)
  • Jim Newberg (Missoula)
  • Randy Wilson (Eureka)
  • Bobbie Stoken (Eureka)
  • Jill Yost (Eureka)
  • Ed Heiser (Eureka)
  • Erin Lutts (Circle)
  • Mark Tombre (Circle)
  • Vernon Whiteman (Scobey)
  • Larry Mahler (Scobey)
  • Bob Adams (Havre)
  • Bob Fjelsta (Havre)
  • 12:30 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:15 PM-Votes on the Senate Floor
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Students from Montana
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Denise Juneau, Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • 3:30 PM-Press Interviews
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley

March 22, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 1:30 PM-Meeting with Summer Interns from the Personal Office and the Finance Committee
  • 2:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Alexis Bonogofsky of Billings, Senior Coordinator of the Tribal Lands Conservation Program
  • 2:45 PM-Press Interviews
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Reid
  • 5:30 PM-Votes on the Senate Floor
  • 6:15 PM-Meeting with President Barack Obama
  • 7:00 PM-Attend the 2010 AIPAC National Leadership Gala Banquet

March 21, 2010

  • No schedule captured

March 20, 2010

  • No Public Events

March 19, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Desk Time
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Press Interviews
  • 1:00 PM-Lunch
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

March 18, 2010

  • 8:30 AM-Meeting with the American Petroleum Institute
  • 9:45 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:15 AM-Signing of the Jobs Bill at the White House
  • 12:30 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Boxer, Senator Voinovich, and Senator Inhofe
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Fort Peck and Dry Prairie Delegates:
  • Tom Escarcega of Poplar, Project Manager, Fort Peck Tribes
  • Bill Whitehead of Poplar, Member of the Water Commission & Tribal Executive Board, Fort Peck Tribes
  • Clinton Jacobs of Culbertson, Manager, Dry Prairie Rural Water Authority
  • Rick Knick of Culbertson, Board Member of the Dry Prairie Rural Water Authority
  • Wagner Harmon of Bainville, Board Member of the Dry Prairie Rural Water Authority
  • Alice Stanley of Helena, Resource Development Bureau Chief, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for the State of Montana
  • Eddie Ayoob, Barnes and Thornburg
  • Mary Pavel, Sonosky Chambers
  • Mike Watson of Helena, Watson Engineering
  • 4:15 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Barth Robinson

March 17, 2010

  • 8:15 AM-Montana Open House with Senator Tester and Montana Constituents
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senate Finance Committee and Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Dr. Waded Cruzado, President of Montana State University
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Rich Ryan and Members of the Montana Firemen's Association
  • 11:30 AM-Meeting with Joe Helle of Dillon and Members of the Montana Wool Growers Association
  • 12:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:30 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Luncheon
  • 1:50 PM-Meeting with members of the Montana Bankers Association
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Antonio Perez, CEO of Kodak and Stephen Ciccone, Vice President of Public Affairs
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Montana Students
  • 3:15 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Barbara Boxer

March 16, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00AM-VisionNet with Montana Students
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Bob Klein
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Gene Turland, Montana State Director of the Bureau of Land Management
  • 11:15 AM-Press Interviews
  • 12:30 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Tim Geithner, United States Secretary of Treasury, Peter Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Larry Summer, National Economic Council
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Bob Viola of Bozeman
  • 4:15 PM-Meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus
  • 5:00PM-Meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Jon Tester
  • 6:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 6:15 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

March 15, 2010

  • No public events

March 14, 2010

  • No Public Events

March 13, 2010

  • 6:00 PM-Mansfield Metcalf Dinner

March 12, 2010

  • 8:30 AM-Begin travel to Montana
  • 1:00 PM-Lunch with Mike Gulledge the Gazette Publisher
  • 2:15 PM-Meeting with Dr. Wolter of the Billings Clinic
  • 6:00 PM-Meeting with Dr. Cobb

March 11, 2010

  • No Public Events

March 10, 2010

  • 8:15 AM-Montana Open House with Senator Tester and Montana Constituents
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Harold Blattie of the Montana Association of Counties
  • 10:45 AM-Meeting with Members of the Montana Defense Alliance: David Weissman, Dave Bertelson and Steve Malicott
  • 11:15 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:30 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Major Tom Hanel of Billings
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Paul Babb, Chief Executive Officer of the Butte Silver Bow
  • 4:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 5:30 PM-Bicameral Leadership Meeting

March 9, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Senate Finance Committee Hearing, U.S. Preference Programs: Options for Reform
  • 10:15 AM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 11:00 AM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 11:30 AM-Meeting with Mary Underriner and Suzanne Belser of Billings.
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Vote
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Great Falls Development Authority Members: Brett Doney, Stave Malicott, Greg Doyon, Joe Briggs, Thomas Figarelle and Kim Thiel-Schaaf
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Richard and Chris Owen of Geraldine
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with the Indian Impact Schools of Montana Representatives
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 4:45 PM-Meeting with Rick Holley, President and CEO of Plum Creek Timber Company
  • 5:00 PM-Bicameral Leadership Meeting
  • 6:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

March 8, 2010

  • No public events

March 7, 2010

  • No public events

March 6, 2010

  • No public events

March 5, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 AM-Manage Bill on Senate Floor
  • 11:45 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Meeting with Legislative Staff
  • 12:15 PM-Meeting with Senator Evan Bayh
  • 1:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:45 PM-Meeting with Senator Kent Conrad

March 4, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Speech to the Edison Electric Institute Board of Directors
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with the Independent Insurance Agents of Montana: Bob Biskupiak of Helena, John Braut of Scobey, Bryan Hall of Bozeman, Bill Price of Bozeman, Monte Solberg of Lewistown, Starla Solberg of Lewistown and J. Perry Wolfe of Scobey
  • 10:30 AM-Manage Bill on Senate Floor
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Carlton College in Washington Student Program
  • 11:30 AM-Vision Net with Lincoln High School Students
  • 12:00 PM-Press Conference with Senator Jack Reed
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Jon Kyle, Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Blanche Lincoln
  • 3:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 PM-Senate Finance Committee Democratic Senators' Meeting
  • 4:45 PM-Meeting with Evan Greenberg, CEO of ACE Insurance
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer

March 3. 2010

  • 8:15 AM-Montana Open House with Senator Tester and Constituents
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:15 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 9:45 AM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 10:30 AM-Senate Finance Committee Hearing
  • 10:45 AM-Meeting with Ken Powell, CEO of General Mills
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Dr. Cecil Wilson, President-Elect of the American Medical Assocation
  • 12:30 PM-Chairman's Luncheon
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Terry McGraw, Chairman and CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • 2:45 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Anna Jones- Crabtree and Doug Crabtree of (Helena)
  • 3:30 PM-Manage the Bill on the Senate Floor
  • 5:00 PM-Senate Finance Committee Democratic Senators' Meeting
  • 6:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 7:00 PM-Dinner with the Jim Messina, White House Deputy Chief of Staff\

March 2, 2010

  • No schedule captured

March 1, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:30 AM-Desk Time
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch
  • 1:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 2:00PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 3:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on the Senate Floor
  • 3:30PM-Meeting with Rhonda Whiting, Appointee to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council
  • 6:00PM-Meeting with Senator Jon Tester


February 2010

February 28, 2010

  • No public events

February 27, 2010

  • No public events

February 26, 2010

  • No schedule captured

February 25, 2010

  • 8:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Bipartisan Health Care Reform Meeting at the Blair House with President Barack Obama
  • 8:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor

February 24, 2010

  • 8:15 AM-Montana Constituents' Open House with Senator Jon Tester
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:55 AM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Bill Mills, CEO of 2 M Company
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • 12:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:30 PM-Meeting with U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter
  • 1:45 PM-Meeting and Photos with Billings West High School Students
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with the Montana Credit Union Network Members: Tracy Kenyonn (Helena), Donya Parrish (Helena), Clyde Daley (Helena), Gary Clark (Missoula), Kevin Broughton (Missoula),
  • Bernin Neibauer (Great Falls), Bryan Foz (Great Falls), Al Bucasin (Havre), Tom Boos (Billings), Patrick Erger (Billings), Henry Graham (Billings), Rhonda Diesenderfer (Billings),
  • Cathy Tuttle (Billings), and Patsy Guenther (Billings)
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with the Montana Tribal College Presidents
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Steve Leer, Chairman and CEO of Arch Coal

February 23, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Senate Finance Committee Hearing, "Trade and Tax Issues Relating to Small Business Job Creation"
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting Senator Harry Reid
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Dave Hendrickson of Cut Bank, President of the National Barley Growers Association, Dan Kidd (Big Sandy), NBGA Representative and Lola Raska (Great Falls), NBGA Secretary
  • 2:45 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Jamie Dimon
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 6:00 PM-Remarks to the American Indian High Education Consortium Reception for President Joe McDonald

February 22, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Desk Time
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Montana Youth Challenge Academy Cadets
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Press Staff
  • 2:45 PM-Press Interviews
  • 3:15 PM-Manage Jobs Bill on the Senate Floor
  • 3:45 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 5:30 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:45 PM-Meeting with Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members
  • 6:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Tester

February 21, 2010

  • No schedule captured

February 20, 2010

  • No public events

February 19, 2010

  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:30 AM-Jobs Round Table Discussion at the Missoula Chamber of Commerce
  • 1:00 PM-Begin Travel to Washington, D.C.

February 18, 2010

  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Montana Rural Water Conference
  • 1:15 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 2:00 PM-Jobs Round Table Discussion at the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

February 17, 2010

  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Remarks to Helena Rotary Luncheon
  • 1:15 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with RMF Group
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 6:00 PM-Meeting with Randy Richman, Publisher, Independent Record

February 16, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-MacKenzie River Pizza Work Day
  • 3:00 PM-Mike Cotter, Investiture Ceremony
  • 4:00 PM-Mike Cotter, Investiture Reception

February 15, 2010

  • 1:00 PM-Begin Travel to Montana

February 14, 2010

  • No Public Events

February 13, 2010

  • No Public Events

February 12, 2010

  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:30 AM-Meeting with Barry Gasdek, Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart for Montana and Wyoming
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

February 11, 2010

  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:30 AM-Meeting with representatives of the Mineral Community Hospital, Steve Carty of Billings, and George Bailey of Superior
  • 12:30 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Legislative Staff
  • 3:00 PM-Media Interviews
  • 3:30 PM-Desk Time
  • 7:00 PM-Dinner with White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Jim Messina

February 10, 2010

  • No Public Events

February 9, 2010

10:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff

  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Representatives from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
  • 11:30 AM-Desk Time
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 3:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 5:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor

February 8, 2010

  • No public events

February 7, 2010

  • No public events

February 6, 2010

  • No public events

February 5, 2010

  • No public events

February 4, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Press Conference
  • 10:00 AM-Senate Finance Committee Hearing, "The President's Fiscal Year 2011 Budget."
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12: 30 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 1:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Don Youngbauer, Chairman of the Yellowstone River Conservation District Council
  • 3:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with David and Bill Harris
  • 4:15 PM-Meeting with Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft
  • 5:00PM-Desk Time

February 3, 2010

  • 8:15 AM-Morning Coffee with Constituents and Senator Jon Tester
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Attend the Democratic Policy Committee Issues Conference
  • 11:00 AM-Desk Time
  • 12:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 PM-Lunch
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Ron De Yong, Montana Director of Agriculture
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 PM-Senate Finance Committee Hearing, "The President's Fiscal Year 2011 Heath Care Proposals"
  • 5:30 PM-Desk Time

February 2, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Senate Finance Committee Hearing, "The President's Fiscal Year 2011 Budget"
  • 12:00 PM-Senator Carper's Moderate Democrats' Meeting SVC 200/201
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Jon Hunstman Sr.
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with John Goodnow of Benefis Health System
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with the Montana School Boards Association, Bob Vogel of Helena, Barb Riley of Columbia Falls, Charles Wilson of Glasgow, Jan Cahill of Great Falls, Lance Voegele of Belgrade and Lance Melton of Helena
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Kathleen Dent, Federal Relations Director for the Montana Elementary and Middle School Principal's Association
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 5:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Orin Hatch

February 1, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Claudette Morton of the Montana Small Schools Alliance
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Desk Time
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Ken Feinberg
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Dr. Tom Trebon, President of Carroll College
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:15 PM-Meeting with Legislative Staff
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senator George LeMieux
  • 5:30 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Jon Tester


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January 2010

January 31, 2010

  • No public events

January 30, 2010

  • No public events

January 2, 2010

  • No public events

January 28, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:30 AM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:00 PM-Senate Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 1:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members
  • 5:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 7:00 PM-Dinner with Jim Messina, Deputy White House Chief of Staff

January 27, 2010

  • 8:15AM-Montana Constituents Coffee with Senator Jon Tester
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Press Interviews
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Matthew Rose, CEO of BNSF Railways
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 PM-Chairman's Luncheon
  • 6:30 PM-Secretary of the Senate's Annual Supper
  • 9:00 PM-Attend State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama

January 26, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Manage Debt Limit Bill on Senate Floor
  • 11:30 AM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Howard Wilkins of Kalispell
  • 2:45 PM-Desk Time
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Congressman Rangel
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Grassley
  • 6:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 7:30 PM-Votes on Senate Floor

January 25, 2010

  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 3:00 PM-Manage Debt Limit Bill on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 6:00 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:15 PM-Meeting with Senator Jon Tester

January 24, 2010

  • No Public Events

January 23, 2010

  • No Public Events

January 22, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Remarks on Senate Floor
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid

January 21, 2010

  • 8:00 AM-Breakfast with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Manage Debt Limit Bill on the Senate Floor
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 3:15 PM-Meeting with the Missouri River Conservation Districts Council
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Tim Geithner, Treasury Secretary, Peter Orzag , Director of the Ofice of Management and Budget and Larry Summers, National Economic Council
  • 5:45 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 7:00 PM-Dinner with White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Jim Messina

January 20, 2010

  • 8:15 AM-Morning Coffee with Montana Constituents and Senator John Tester
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Wayne Hirsch, US Bank (Billings)
  • 10:15 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Cecil Wilson, President-Elect of the American Medical Association
  • 11:30 AM-Desk Time
  • 12:30 PM-Meeting with the Montana Bankers Association Members, Steve Turkiewicz and Terry Lobdell
  • 12:45 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Manage the Debt Limit Bill on the Senate Floor
  • 2:45 PM-Meeting with General Chilton, Commander, STRATCOM
  • 3:00 PM-Manage the Debt Limit Bill on the Senate Floor

January 19, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:30 PM-Press Interviews
  • 3:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Vice President Joe Biden

January 18, 2010

  • 1:15 PM-Begin Travel to Washington

January 17, 2010

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Judge Sid Thomas
  • 10:00 AM-Desk Time
  • 6:30 PM-Dinner with Constituents

January 16, 2010

  • 12:00 PM-Lunch at Guido's in Billings
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with the Montana Beet Growers in Billings

January 15, 2010

  • 11:00 AM-Desk Time
  • 11:45 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 1:30 PM-Meeting with President Barack Obama
  • 6:20 PM-Begin Travel to Montana

January 14, 2010

  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:30 AM-Desk Time
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with President Barack Obama
  • 6:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Chris Dodd, Senator Harry Reid, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Tom Harkin
  • 9:00 PM-Meeting with President Barack Obama

January 13, 2010

  • 8:30 AM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with President Barack Obama
  • 1:00 PM-Meeting with Vice President Joe Biden
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with President Barack Obama
  • 6:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

January 12, 2010

  • 11:00 AM-Attend Funeral Services for Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden
  • 3:00 PM-Desk Time

January 11, 2010

  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Desk Time
  • 1:30 PM-Press Interviews
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

January 10, 2010

  • No Public Events

January 9, 2010

  • No Public Events

January 8, 2010

  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:00 PM-Meeting with Montana Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Desk Time

January 7, 2010

  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 1:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 3:00 PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with President Barack Obama
  • 6:30 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

January 6, 2010

  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

January 5, 2010

  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00PM-Desk Time
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Legislative Staff
  • 3:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 PM-Desk Time

January 4, 2010

  • No Public Events

January 3, 2010

  • No Public Events

January 2, 2010

  • No Public Events

January 1, 2010

  • No Public Events



December 2009

December 31, 2009

  • No Public Events

December 30, 2009

  • No Public Events

December 29, 2009

  • No Public Events

December 28, 2009

  • No Public Events

December 27, 2009

  • No Public Events

December 26, 2009

  • No Public Events

December 25, 2009

  • No Public Events

December 24, 2009

  • 7:16 AM-Vote on Senate floor

December 23, 2009

  • 10:00 AM-Briefing with Staff all Day

December 22, 2009

  • 7:18 AM-Roll Call Votes
  • 9:00 AM-Short Staff Meeting
  • 10:30 AM-Media Interviews
  • 12:30 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Afternoon staff briefings

December 21, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:00 PM-Afternoon briefings with staff

December 20, 2009

  • No Public Events

December 19, 2009

  • 7:20 AM.-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 8:30 AM.-Desk Time
  • 10:30 AM-Press Interviews

December 18, 2009

  • 1:00 AM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 AM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid and Senator Chris Dodd
  • 12:30 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:00 PM-Afternoon briefings with staff

December 17, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Desk Time
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Bob and Helen Hanson of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation
  • 2:30 PM-Remarks on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 PM-Media Interviews
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid and Senator Chris Dodd
  • 6:30 PM-Vote
  • 7:00 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting

December 16, 2009

  • 8:15 AM-Montana Constituent's Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 1:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 2:45 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:15 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid and Senator Dick Durbi
  • 7:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

December 15, 2009

  • 9:00 AM - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM - Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 10:30 AM - Meeting with Senator Harry Reid and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 12:00PM - Desk Time
  • 1:40 PM - Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting with President Obama at the White House
  • 3:00PM - Press Interviews
  • 4:00PM - Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 PM - Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 6:00 PM - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 7:30 PM - Meeting with Senior Staff

December 14, 2009

  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 5:30 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting

December 13, 2009

  • 1:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 2:00 PM-Vote on Senate Floor

December 12, 2009

  • 9:30 AM-Vote on Senate Floor

December 11, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members' Meeting
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 11:30 AM-Manage Health Care Reform Bill on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 PM-Meeting with Senator John Kerry, Senator Olympia Snowe and Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of White House Office of Health Reform
  • 1:00 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 1:30 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

December 10, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 2:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 5:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid

December 9, 2009

  • 8:15 AM-Montana Constituent's Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Dr. Lamar McGinnis, President of the American College of Surgeons and Dr.
  • Brent Eastman, Chair of the American College of Surgeons' Board of Regents and Kristen V. Hedstrom, MPH, Assistant Director, Legislative Affairs, American College of Surgeons
  • 1:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Reid
  • 2:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 5:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor

December 8, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Lt. Governor John Bohlinger
  • 10:30 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Joyce Swartzendruber, State Conservationist for USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • 3:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 5:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid and Senator Chris Dodd

December 7, 2009

  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid and Barry Rand of AARP
  • 3:30 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 4:30 PM-Press Interviews
  • 7:00 PM-Congressional Holiday Reception

December 6, 2009

  • 12:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 1:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 2:00 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting
  • 3:15 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor

December 5, 2009

  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 2:45 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:15 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor

December 4, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Barry Diller, Chairman and CEO, IAC
  • 11:30 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:15 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 4:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor

December 3, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 11:45 AM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:00PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 2:45 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:30 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor

December 2, 2009

  • 8:15 AM-Coffee with Senator Jon Tester and Montana Constituents
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 AM-Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting
  • 12:00 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Mike Overstreet, Corporate Air and Tom Krombereck, Empire Air
  • 3:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 7:00 PM-Dinner with White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Jim Messina

December 1, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Edison Electric CEOs: Anthony Early, Jr., Chairman and CEO DTE Energy Company, Bill Johnson, Chairman, President and CEO, Progress Energy, David Ratcliffe, Chairman President and CEO Southern Company, Jim Rogers, Chairman, President and CEO Duke Energy Corporation, John Rowe, Chairman and CEO, Exelon Corporation, Chuck Shivery, Chairman, President and CEO Northeast Utilities, Jeffry Sterba, Chairman and CEO, PNM Resources, John Young, President and CEO
  • 3:30 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on Senate Floor


November 2009

November 30, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:00 PM-Manage Health Care Bill on the Senate Floor
  • 5:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid

November 29, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 28, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 27, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 26, 2009

  • Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 24, 2009

  • 8:45 AM-Begin travel to Washington

November 23, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 22, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 21, 2009

  • 8:00 PM-Vote on Senate Floor

November 20, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 19, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 18, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 17, 2009

  • 8:00 AM-Breakfast with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 AM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:45 AM-Meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:20 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 PM-Steven Yeakel, Executive Director, Montana Independent Bankers Association
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Legislative Staff
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Richard Trumpka, President of AFL-CIO
  • 4:15 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:30 PM-Begin Travel to Montana

November 16, 2009

  • 12:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 4:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Doug Shulman, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service
  • 5:30 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid

November 15, 2009

  • 1:00 PM-Begin Travel to D.C.

November 14, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 13, 2009

  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Billings Business Roundtable Discussion
  • 12:15 PM-Meeting with Staff
  • 1:30 PM-Meeting with doctors at St. Vincent's Mansfield Center
  • 3:00 PM-Press Interviews
  • 4:30 PM-Meeting with Jim Larson

November 12, 2009

  • 11:30 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:45 AM-Meeting with Jeff Jacobson, Bob Hanson and members of the Farm Bureau
  • 1:30 PM-USDA Tribal Meeting
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with staff
  • 2:30 PM-Speech to Montana Agricultural Appreciation Conference
  • 4:00 PM-Desk Time

November 11, 2009

  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Great Falls Veterans' Day Ceremony
  • 12:15 PM-Desk Time in Great Falls Senate Office
  • 1:15 PM-Press Interviews
  • 1:30 PM-Veterans Round Table discussion
  • 3:00 PM-Desk Time

November 10, 2009

  • 8:00 AM-Speech to Washington International Trade Association
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Hearing
  • 10:15 AM-Senate Finance Committee Hearing
  • 12:00 PM-Meeting with Senator John Kerry and Senator Joe Lieberman
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:45 PM-Senator Harry Reid
  • 4:38 PM-Begin travel to Montana

November 9, 2009

  • No Pubic Events- AM
  • 4:30 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 5:30 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:15 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

November 8, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 7, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 6, 2009

  • No Public Events

November 5, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Environment and Public Works Committee Business Meeting
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Policy Committee Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Jon Tester and Senator Jeff Bingaman
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Mark Begich, Senator Ben Nelson, Senator Mark Warner, Senator Mark Pryor, Senator Mark Udall
  • 4:00 PM-Press Interviews
  • 4:30 PM-Meeting with Adam Grosser, CEO of Foundation Capital
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 5:30 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 7:00 PM-Dinner with Jim Messina, White House Deputy Chief of Staff

November 4, 2009

  • 8:15 AM-Breakfast with Montana Constituents and Senator Jon Tester
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Senate Finance Committee Hearing
  • 11:15 AM-Meeting with Legislative Staff
  • 11:30 AM-Meeting with Senator Jon Tester, Congressman Denny Rehberg and Dr. James Miller, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • 12:15 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 PM-Chairman's Luncheon
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Harry Reid
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council
  • 4:30 PM-Committee on Environment and Public Works Members Meeting
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Legislative Team
  • 5:30 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:45 PM-Media Avail
  • 6:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff

Due to technical complications we do not have records for the Senator's schedule from Oct. 8 through Nov. 3, 2009. We apologize for the issue.

October 2009

Due to technical complications we do not have records for the Senator's schedule from Oct. 8 through Nov. 3, 2009. We apologize for the issue.

October 7, 2009

  • 8:15 AM-Coffee with Senator Tester and Montana Constituents
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with representatives from the Association of School Business Officials and Indian Impact Schools of Montana
  • 11:45 AM-Lunch with Senator Jon Tester and Congressman Denny Rehberg
  • 12:45 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:15 PM-Meeting with Senators Evan Bayh, Senator Bill Nelson, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Mark Udall, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Joe Lieberman, Senator Blanche Lincoln, Senator Mark Warner
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Staff
  • 3:45 PM-Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 4:30 PM-Remarks on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 6:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 7:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

October 6, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Briefing with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 AM-Meeting with representatives from the Association of School Business Officials and Indian Impact Schools of Montana
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Dr. Klaus Schwab, Founder and CEO for the World Economic Forum
  • 12:15 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Michael Seipp of Northrop Grumman Helena
  • 4:15 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley

October 5, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Desk Time
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 PM-Media Interviews
  • 4:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

October 4, 2009

  • No Public Events

October 3, 2009

  • No Public Events

October 2, 2009

  • 12:00 AM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session, to consider an original bill providing for health care reform
  • No public events for the rest of the day

October 1, 2009

  • 8:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Senate Finance Committee Democratic Senators’ Meeting
  • 10:30AM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session, to consider an original bill providing for health care reform
  • 1:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 PM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session, to consider an original bill providing for health care reform
  • 7:00 PM-Break for dinner
  • 8:30 PM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session, to consider an original bill providing for health care reform


September 2009

September 30, 2009

  • 8:30 AM-Montana Constituent’s Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:30 AM-Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members’ Meeting
  • 10:00 AM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session, to consider an original bill for health care reform
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 1:45 PM-Meeting with Colonel Michael. E Fortney
  • 2:15 PM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session, to consider an original bill for health care reform
  • 6:30 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 8:00 PM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session, to consider an original bill for health care reform

September 29, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Senate Finance Committee Democratic Senators’ Meeting
  • 10:00 AM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session, to consider an original bill for health care reform
  • 1:00 PM-Lunch
  • 2:00 PM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session, to consider an original bill for health care reform
  • 5:30 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 PM-Dinner
  • 7:30 PM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session, to consider an original bill for health care reform

September 28, 2009

  • No public events

September 27, 2009

  • No public events

September 26, 2009

  • No public events

September 25, 2009

  • No public events

September 22, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session
  • 12:45 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:45 PM-Senate Committee on Finance Open Executive Session

September 21, 2009

  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Media Interviews
  • 12:30 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Democratic Senators

September 20, 2009

  • 1:00 PM-Begin travel to Washington D.C.

September 19, 2009

  • 1:00 PM-Attend the University of Montana football game
  • 2:00 PM-Press interviews from the game
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

September 18, 2009

  • 8:30 AM-Begin travel to Montana
  • 2:00 PM-Remarks at the dedication for University of Montana Law School

September 16, 2009

  • 8:15 AM-Breakfast with Montana Constituents and Senator Jon Tester
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:15 AM-Meeting with Tom Hougen of Melstone, Watty Taylor of Busby, Tucker Hughes of Stanford, Errol Rice of Helena and Ariel Overstreet of Helena
  • 11:30 AM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:45 PM-Press Conference on Release of Chairman’s Mark
  • 2:00 PM-Speech to the Business Roundtable CEO Meeting
  • 2:45 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:30 PM-Meeting with Jeff Binder, President & CEO of Biomet, Rich Meelia, Chairman, President, & CEO, Covidien Mike Minogue, Chairman, President & CEO, Abiomed, Cathy Burzik, President & CEO of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) Tim Ring, Chairman & CEO, C.R.Bard, Steve Ubl, President, AdvaMed Medical Devices
  • 5:00 PM-Media Interviews
  • 6:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

September 15, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 12:30 PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 5:30 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:45 PM-Meeting with Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members

September 14, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 12:30 PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 5:30 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:45 PM-Meeting with Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members

September 13, 2009

  • No public events

September 12, 2009

  • No public events

September 11, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 12:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 1:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:00 PM-Desk Time

September 10, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 11:30 AM-Meeting with Development Officers for Missoula Children's Theatre: James Caron Michael McGill, Don Collins and Terri Elander all of Missoula, Montana.
  • 12:30 PM-Remarks on Senate Floor Honoring Senator Ted Kennedy
  • 1:00 PM-Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Members of the Montana Bankers Association, William Bickle of Miles City, Kevin Clark of Great Falls, John Franklin of Sidney, Bruce Gerlach of Bozeman, Darrell Grogan of Forsyth, Wayne Hirsch of Billings, Andrew O'Neill of Helena, James Overstreet of Big Timber, Jerry Sullivan of Philipsburg, Stephen Turkiewicz of Helena, Samuel Waters of Glasgow and Steven Wheeler of Billings
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Members of the New England Council Companies, Frank McDougall, Laurel Sweeney, Tom Glynn, Eric Schultz, Jay Curley, Jim Roosevelt, and Larry Zabar
  • 4:00 PM-Press Interviews
  • 4:45 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 7:00 PM-Dinner with Jim Messina, White House Deputy Chief of Staff


August 2009

August 6, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with President Barack Obama, Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 12:30 PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 3:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members
  • 6:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 8:00 PM-Dinner with Jim Messina, White House Deputy Chief of Staff

August 5, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M.-Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 12:00 PM-Personal Time
  • 1:00 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 3:00 PM-Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting
  • 6:00 PM-Desk Time

August 4, 2009

  • No schedule posted

August 3, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 5:30 P.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Jon Tester

August 2, 2009

  • No Public Events

August 1, 2009

  • No Public Events

July 2009

July 31 2009

  • 10:00 A.M.-Desk Time
  • 12:00 P.M.-Press Interviews

July 30, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 11:30 A.M.-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 12:30 P.M.-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with Ken Kay, CEO of e-luminate Group
  • 3:15 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Kent Conrad and Senator Jeff Bingaman
  • 3:30 P.M.-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:45 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 5:45 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 6:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members

July 29, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M.-Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.-Senate Foreign Relations Full Committee Breakfast In Honor of The People's Republic Of China Official Delegation
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 11:30 A.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M.-Chairman’s Luncheon
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with David Kibbe, CEO of New West Health Services of Helena, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 4:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members
  • 5:15 P.M.-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 7:30 P.M.-Dinner with White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Jim Messina
  • 8:00 P.M.-Vote on Senate Floor

July 28, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members
  • 12:00 PM-Press Interviews
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Desk Time
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 6:15 PM-Meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

July 27, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 AM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 12:30 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with C.H. Tung, Former Chief Executive of Hong Kong
  • 3:00 PM-Press Interviews
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad

July 26, 2009

  • No public events

July 25, 2009

  • No public events

July 24, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:30 AM-Meeting with President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 1:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 3:00 PM-
  • Press Interviews

July 23, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Senate Finance Committee Executive Session
  • 10:30 AM-Senate Finance Committee Democratic Members’ Meeting
  • 12:00 PM-Meeting with member CEOs of Business Roundtable
  • 12:30 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:45 PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:30 PM-Democratic Policy Committee Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Antonio Perez, CEO of Eastman Kodak
  • 2:45 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 7:30 PM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 10:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor

July 22, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M.-Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 12:00 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 PM-Lunch
  • 3:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 4:30 PM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 7:00 PM-Roosevelt Institute Gala Dinner

July 21, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 12:00 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Steve Turkiewicz of Helena, Wayne Hirsch of Billings, Terry Lobdell of Glendive, Andy O'Neill of Helena and Don Bennett of Columbia Falls
  • 2:45 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 6:00 PM-Press Interviews
  • 6:30 PM-Vote on Senate Floor

July 20, 2009

  • 3:30 p.m.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 4:00 p.m.-Senate Floor Session
  • 5:00 p.m.-Meeting with Legislative Staff

July 19, 2009

  • No schedule posted

July 18, 2009

  • No schedule posted

July 17, 2009

  • No schedule posted

July 16, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 6:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 9:30 PM-Votes on Senate Floor

July 15, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M.-Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Democratic Members
  • 12:30 PM-Chairman’s Luncheon
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senator Kent Conrad
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Mark Warner, Senator Mark Begich, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Kay Hagan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Tom Udall, Senator Claire McCaskill, and Senator Mark Pryor

July 14, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Senate Finance Committee Hearing
  • 11:00 A.M.-Meeting with Dan Knepper, Senior Vice President, Energy Operations for CHS in Laurel Montana
  • 12:30 P.M.-Senate Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting With Jack McMahon, Medical Director of the Mountain Pacific Health Foundation
  • 3:00 P.M-Meeting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 4:00 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 5:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 6:00 P.M.-Meeting with Senator John Kerry

July 13, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers
  • 10:00 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with President of AIPAC Howard Friedman
  • 3:30 P.M-Gary Claxton and John Bertko
  • 2:15 P.M.-Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 2:45 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M.-Meeting with President Obama, Senator Reid, Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Rangel
  • 5:30 P.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 6:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff

July 12, 2009

  • No Public Events

July 11, 2009

  • No Public Events

July 10, 2009

  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 1:00 PM-Press Interviews

July 9, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Senate Finance Committee All Members’ Meeting
  • 11:30 AM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 PM-Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:00 PM-Desk Time
  • 1:45 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Mark Begich
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting With Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and OMB Director Peter Orszag, NEC Director Larry Summers
  • 3:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 4:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Evan Bayh
  • 5:30 PM-Bill Wilkins Nominee to be IRS Chief Counsel
  • 6:00 PM-Press Interviews
  • 8:00 PM-Votes on Senate Floor

July 8, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M.-Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House
  • 11:00 AM-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:15 PM-Meeting with Senator Mark Warner
  • 12:45 PM-Meeting with Senator Mary Landrieu
  • 1:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 2:30 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:45 PM-Meeting with Senator Susan Collins
  • 3:15 PM-Meeting with Senator Ben Nelson
  • 4:00 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Democratic Senators
  • 4:45 PM-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 PM-Members meeting called by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

July 7, 2009

  • No schedule posted

July 6, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M.-Meeting with Summer Baucus Interns
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:45 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Mike Enzi
  • 5:00 P.M.-Meeting with Andy Stern, President of SEIU
  • 5:30 P.M.-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 P.M.-Meeting with EPW Senators
  • 6:00 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Jon Tester

July 5, 2009

  • No public events

July 4, 2009

  • No public events

July 3, 2009

  • No schedule posted

July 1, 2009

  • No schedule posted


June 2009

June 30, 2009

  • No schedule posted

June 28, 2009

  • No schedule posted

June 27, 2009

  • No schedule posted

June 26, 2009

  • No schedule posted

June 25, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Finance Committee All Senators’ Meeting
  • 11:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 12:00 P.M.-Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:00 P.M.-Meeting With Senator Mike Enzi
  • 2:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 3:00 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 4:00 P.M.-VOTE on Senate Floor
  • 4:15 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Herb Kohl
  • 4:45 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Bill Nelson
  • 5:00 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

June 24, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M.-Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Live Quorum on Senate Floor
  • 10:30 A.M.-Finance Committee Democratic Senators’ Meeting
  • 11:00 A.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:15 A.M.-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 12:30 P.M.-Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with students from Colstrip High School and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Andy Stern and Dennis Rivera
  • 3:30 P.M.-Finance Committee Democratic Senators’ Meeting
  • 6:00 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

June 23, 2009

  • 8:00 AM-Lieberman/Alexander Bipartisan Members Group breakfast
  • 9:00 AM-Meeting With Senior Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 AM-Meeting with Senators Charles Grassley, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Orrin Hatch & Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 12:00 PM-Meeting with Senator Chuck Schumer
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:00 PM-Speech to Senator John Kerry's constituents and leaders for Massachusetts Day
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Congressman Charley Rangel
  • 3:45 PM-Meeting with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
  • 4:30 PM-Meeting with Senator Barbara Mikulski
  • 5:00 PM-Meeting With Senator Charles Grassley
  • 5:45 PM-Members meeting called by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

June 22, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.-Press Conference With President Obama and AARP CEO Barry Rand
  • 1:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.-President and Founder of Children's Defense Fund MarianWright Edelman
  • 3:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 3:30 P.M.-Meeting With Senator Charles Grassley
  • 4:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Bill Nelson
  • 5:00 P.M.-Meeting with Indian Ambassador Mrs. Meera Shankar
  • 5:30 P.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 P.M.-Members’ Meeting with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and OMB Deputy Director Rob Nabors
  • 7:00 P.M.-Meeting with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina

June 21, 2009

  • No schedule posted

June 20, 2009

  • No schedule posted

June 19, 2009

  • No schedule posted

June 18, 2009

  • No schedule posted

June 17, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Finance Committee Members Meeting
  • 12:30 PM-Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 1:15 PM-Press Conference with EPA Director Lisa Jackson, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Senator Jon Tester to announce the declaration of a Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 3:15 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30PM-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 4:30PM-Meeting with Senator Joe Lieberman and Senator Ben Nelson
  • 5:00 PM-Members Meeting called by Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 5:45 PM-Meeting With White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel
  • 6:30 PM-Speak at the American Medical Group Association’s Annual Reception

June 16, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting With Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 AM-Finance Committee Hearing, "Climate Change Legislation: Tax Considerations"
  • 10:30 PM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 PM-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 PM-30 Montana Student winners of the National Rural Electric Cooperatives' Association Essay Contest on Climate Change and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 PM-Press Interviews
  • 4:00 PM-Finance Committee Democratic Members Meeting
  • 5:30 PM-Meeting With Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:00 PM-Meeting With Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Kent Conrad and Senator Mike Enzi
  • 6:30 PM-Meeting with Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle

June 15, 2009

  • 9:00 AM-Meeting With Senior Staff
  • 9:30 AM-Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers
  • 10:00 AM-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 PM-Call with Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner
  • 12:15 PM-Desk Time
  • 2:00 PM-Press interviews
  • 2:15 PM-Meeting With Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for Children and Families at HHS Carmen Nazario
  • 2:30 PM-Meeting with Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for Management and CFO, Department of the Treasury Dan Tangherlini
  • 2:45 PM-Meeting With Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 PM-Press Interviews
  • 5:00 PM-Briefing Time With Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:30 PM-Meeting With Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:30 PM-Meeting With US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak

June 14, 2009

  • No public events

June 13, 2009

  • No public events

June 12, 2009

  • No public events

June 11, 2009

  • 8:00 A.M.-Speak to SEIU’s International Executive Board Meeting
  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Finance Committee All-Senators’ Meeting
  • 11:30 A.M.-Desk Time
  • 12:45 P.M.-Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with students from Washington Middle School in Glendive, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with Healthcare Stakeholder Groups
  • 3:15 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M.-Meeting with US Climate Action Partnership leaders
  • 4:00 P.M.-Weekly meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 5:00 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:30 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 6:00 P.M.-Meeting with Michael Neidorff

June 10, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M.-Montana Constituent’s Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M.-Meeting with President Barack Obama and Senators Grassley, Dodd, and Enzi
  • 11:50 A.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M.-Meeting with Senators Conrad, Gregg, Rockefeller, and Schumer regarding health care reform
  • 1:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with Montanan 4-H Representatives and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
  • 3:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
  • 4:15 P.M.-Meeting with Dr. Mark Hyman
  • 4:30 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Democratic Senators
  • 5:30 P.M.-Meeting with Members of the Senate Bipartisan Members’ Group
  • 6:30 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 7:30 P.M.-Meeting with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina

June 9, 2009

  • 8:30 A.M.-Speak at the Brookings Institute Conference on Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M.-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with students from Fairfield High School and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M.-Meeting with Senators Enzi, Grassley, and Hatch

June 8, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.-Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers
  • 10:00 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 2:15 P.M.-Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 2:45 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M.-Meeting with Senators Bingaman, Conrad, Enzi, Grassley, Gregg, Hatch, Schumer regarding health care reform
  • 5:30 P.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 P.M.-Meeting with Supreme Court Justice Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

June 7, 2009

  • 11:07 A.M.-Begin Return Travel

June 6, 2009

  • 10:00 A.M.-Participate in the 36th Annual Governor’s Cup, Helena, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.-Speak at Helena High School’s Graduation Helena, MT
  • 7:00 P.M.-Meeting with Dr. Patrick Cobb of Billings, MT

June 5, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M.-Meeting with Senator Orrin Hatch
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Finance Committee Hearing to consider the nominations of Ms. Miriam Sapiro, to be Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, Mr. George Madison, to be General Counsel, U.S. Department of Treasury, Washington, DC, and Mr. Kim Wallace, to be Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury, Washington, DC
  • 11:30 A.M.-Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:45 P.M.-Conference call with People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO)
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:35 P.M.-Begin Travel to Montana

June 4, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Finance All-Members’ meeting
  • 12:00 P.M.-Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:00 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with Healthcare Stakeholder Groups
  • 3:15 P.M.-Meeting with Senators Grassley, Enzi, Hatch, Dodd, Gregg and Conrad regarding health care reform
  • 4:30 P.M.-Meeting with Union Presidents and Senator Dodd
  • 5:30 P.M.-Meeting with Steve Hemsley
  • 6:00 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:30 P.M.-Press Interviews

June 3, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M.-Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Finance Committee Democratic Senators’ meeting
  • 11:15 A.M.-Meeting with Single Payer Advocates and Senator Bernie Sanders
  • 11:45 A.M.-Meeting with Senators Grassley, Enzi, Hatch, Dodd, Gregg and Conrad regarding health care reform
  • 12:30 P.M.-Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with students from Belt High School and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with the Business Software Alliance
  • 3:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 4:15 P.M.-Meeting with Bill Weldon
  • 4:30 P.M.-Meeting with Dr. Nancy Nielsen
  • 5:15 P.M.-Meeting with Republican Senators
  • 6:30 P.M.-Speak to ISI’s Health Policy Conference

June 2, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Press Conference with Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Christina Romer, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle and Senator Chris Dodd
  • 11:00 A.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:15 A.M.-Press Interviews
  • 11:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:45 A.M.-Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M.-Meeting with Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Congressmen Henry Waxman, Edward Markey and Rick Boucher
  • 12:30 P.M.-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with President Barack Obama and Democratic Senators from the Finance and HELP Committees
  • 3:30 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 4:30 P.M.-Meeting with Billy Tauzin, Jeff Kindler, Kevin Sharer, and Miles White
  • 5:00 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 5:50 P.M.-Meeting with Director of the Congressional Budget Office Doug Elmendorf and Senator Grassley
  • 6:30 P.M.-Meeting with Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle
  • 7:15 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Ron Wyden

June 1, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M.-Lunch with Communications Director, Tyler Matsdorf
  • 1:30 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:15 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 2:45 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with Howard Hornstein
  • 3:15 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M.-Meeting with United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador Yousef Al-Otaiba
  • 6:45 P.M.-Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers
  • 7:30 P.M.-Meeting with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina


May 2009

May 31, 2009

  • 11:05 A.M. Begin Return Travel

May 30, 2009

  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Nancy Boyer of Billings, MT (Billings, MT)

May 29, 2009

  • 10:00 A.M. Desk Time (Billings, MT)
  • 1:00 P.M. Meeting with Dean and Hope Folkvord of Three Forks, MT (Three Forks, MT)

May 28, 2009

  • No Public Events

May 27, 2009

  • No Public Events

May 26, 2009

  • No Public Events

May 25, 2009

  • No Public Events

May 24, 2009

  • No Public Events

May 23, 2009

  • No Public Events

May 22, 2009

  • 8:45 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Press Interviews

May 21, 2009

  • 8:00 A.M.-Speak at a Health Care Reform Newsmakers Breakfast hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Families USA, and the National Federation of Independent Business
  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Finance Committee hearing on “The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement”
  • 11:15 A.M.-Meeting with Dr. Dennis Salisbury of Butte, MT
  • 11:30 A.M.
  • Meeting with Montana State Auditor Monica Lindeen
  • 12:00 P.M.-Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:30 P.M.-Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 2:30 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 2:40 P.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 P.M.-Weekly meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:45 P.M.-Meeting with Nominee to be Under Secretary for International Trade, Department of Commerce, Francisco Sanchez
  • 5:00 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M.-Call with Senator John Rockefeller
  • 7:00 P.M.-Meeting with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina
  • 8:35 P.M.-Vote on Senate Floor

May 20, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M.-Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Finance Committee Walk-through of “Financing Comprehensive Health Reform”
  • 11:45 A.M.-Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M.-Break for lunch
  • 12:45 P.M.-Meeting with John Jones of Billings, MT
  • 1:00 P.M.-Walk-through resumes
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with students from Lockwood Middle School in Billings, MT and Senator Tester
  • 6:00 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 6:05 P.M.-Votes on Senate Floor
  • 6:30 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

May 19, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Democratic Senators
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senators Grassley, Enzi, Hatch, Gregg, and Conrad regarding health care reform
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 1:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:15 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:15 P.M. - Meeting with Senators Ben Cardin and Jeff Merkley
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Steny Hoyer
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with the Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle

May 18, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M. - Meeting with Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ken Salazar
  • 1:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Tom Donohue
  • 2:30 P.M. - Live videoconference with students at Troy High School in Troy, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Jim Peterson of Buffalo, MT and Bill Bryan of Bozeman, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. - Meeting with Director of the Congressional Budget Office Doug Elmendorf
  • 3:45 P.M. - Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Moroccan Ambassador Aziz Mekouar
  • 6:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

May 17 2009

  • 9:15 A.M. - Begin Return Travel

May 16, 2009

  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with State Staff (Billings, MT)
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Community Leaders (Lewistown, MT)
  • 3:00 P.M. - Visit to Spika Welding & Manufacturing (Lewistown, MT)
  • 6:00 P.M. - Attend Senior Graduation party for Dan Wichman (Winifred, MT)
  • 7:00 P.M. - Speak at Winifred High School’s 2009 Graduation (Winifred, MT)

May 15, 2009

  • 6:40 A.M. - Begin Travel to Montana
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with State Staff (Billings, MT)
  • 12:00 P.M. - Press Interviews (Billings, MT)
  • 1:00 P.M. - Attend St. Jude Children’s Hospital Dream Home Giveaway Kickoff (Billings, MT)
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Montana Employee Benefit Management Services (Billings, MT)

May 14, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Walk-through of “Expanding Health Care Coverage”
  • 1:00 P.M. - Break for lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 2:00 P.M. - Walk-through resumes
  • 7:00 P.M. - Press Interviews

May 13, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituent’s Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:40 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Healthcare Stakeholder Groups
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with Pete Johnson of Helena, MT; Mike Richter of Townsend, MT; Kirk Sandquist of Deer Lodge, MT; Ken Walsh of Twin Bridges, MT; and Steve Yeakel of Helena, MT
  • 12:30 P.M. - Special Democratic Caucus meeting
  • 1:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office and Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Secretary Timothy Geithner and Director Peter Orszag
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Greg Wasson
  • 3:40 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Democratic Senators
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Republican Senators
  • 6:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

May 12, 2009

  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Roundtable Discussion on “Financing Comprehensive Health Care Reform”
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch begins
  • 2:30 P.M. - Introduce Finance Committee Staffer Jo-Ellen Darcy at her nomination hearing in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Patricia Hemingway Hall
  • 3:15 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:45 P.M. - Meeting with Deputy White House Chief of Staff Jim Messina and Senior Advisor to the President David Axelrod
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Arlen Specter
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley, Congressman Charles Rangel and Congressman Dave Camp
  • 6:00 P.M. - Call with the Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle
  • 6:15 P.M. - Meeting with Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability and Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury Herb Allison

May 11, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M. - Meeting with Former Senator John Breaux
  • 1:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Geoff Garin
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Grassley and Divided We Fail Leaders
  • 6:30 P.M. - Meeting with Andy Stern

May 10, 2009

  • No Public Events

May 9, 2009

  • No Public Events

May 8, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Hearing to consider Nomination of Neal Wolin, to be Deputy Secretary of Treasury, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • 11:15 A.M. - Meeting with Barbara Kennelly
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:45 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 1:30 P.M. - Personnel Meeting
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Dr. David Blumenthal
  • 3:45 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 4:30 P.M. - Personnel Meeting

May 7, 2009

  • 8:00 A.M. - Speak at a breakfast policy forum hosted by The Hill and AstraZeneca
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10: 00 A.M. - Senate Finance Committee Hearing on “Auctioning under Cap and Trade: Design, Participation and Distribution of Revenues”
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Jeff and Karina Gorman of Butte, MT
  • 11:50 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with students from St. Labre Academy Catholic School in Ashland, MT and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Children’s Defense Fund
  • 3:15 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:15 P.M. - Call to Canadian Ambassador Joseph Wilson
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with David Brennan
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Leader Harry Reid, Senators Jeff Bingaman, Barbara Boxer, and John Kerry
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 7:00 P.M. - Dinner with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina

May 6, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Democratic Senators
  • 10:40 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senators Grassley, Enzi, Hatch, Dodd, Gregg and Conrad regarding health care reform
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with President Barack Obama and Senator Charles Grassley
  • 1:30 P.M. - Meeting with Congressmen Charles Rangel, Henry Waxman, George Miller, Xavier Becerra, Senator Chris Dodd, and Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf
  • 2:00 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Jim McDermott
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Students from Browning High School, Box Elder High School, Dodson High School, Heart Butte High School, and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Tom Harkin
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Physicians
  • 6:00 P.M. - Attend General Electric Reception regarding their new health care initiative

May 5, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Roundtable Discussion on "Expanding Health Care Coverage"
  • 10:30 A.M. - Meeting with Cheyne Valentine of Bigfork, MT and Pamela Fawns of Corvallis, MT
  • 10:50 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Representatives from the Montana Electric Cooperatives Association
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Henry Waxman
  • 3:45 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Charles Rangel
  • 4:30 P.M. - Videoconference with The Business Council’s Spring Meeting on health care reform
  • 5:00 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M. - Review Background Files for Cabinet Nominees seeking confirmation through the Senate Finance Committee

May 4, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. - Press conference call with Doctors for America
  • 12:00 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 1:15 P.M - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Barry Rand
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Ben Nelson
  • 5:30 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Nominee to be Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation Mike Conner

May 2 & 3 2009

  • No Public Events

May 1, 2009

  • No Public Events


April 2009

April 30, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Hearing to consider the nominations of William V. Corr, to be Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Alan B. Krueger, to be Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury; and Demetrios J. Marantis to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative with the rank of Ambassador
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Bill Jones
  • 11:45 A.M. - Meeting with Dr. John Bax
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Healthcare Stakeholder Groups
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 3:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:45 P.M. - Weekly meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:25 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Nominee to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Neal Wolin
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Dick Clark
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

April 29, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Walk-through of "Transforming the Health Care Delivery System: Proposals to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Health Care Costs"
  • 1:00 P.M. - Break for Lunch
  • 1:30 P.M. - Finance Committee Walk-through resumes
  • 4:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 5:15 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:30 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Republican Senators

April 28, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Introduce Finance Committee Staffer Jo-Ellen Darcy at her nomination hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Speak on Senate Floor
  • 10:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:45 A.M. - Meeting with Richard Fisher
  • 12:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. - Meeting with Angela Braly
  • 12:45 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Montana State Auditor Monica Lindeen and Deputy State Auditor Walt Schweitzer
  • 6:15 P.M. - Meeting with members of the Montana Healthcare Association

April 27, 2009

  • 5:20 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

April 26, 2009

  • No Public Events

April 25, 2009

  • No Public Events

April 24, 2009

  • 8:00 A.M. - Speak to the Health Affairs Journal’s Health Reporters’ Breakfast
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. - Meeting with Senator Mark Warner
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with the Director General of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with the Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office Jason Yuan
  • 12:00 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 1:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:00 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 2:30 P.M. - Live video conference with students at Rosebud High School in Rosebud, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Conference call with the Montana Healthcare Reform Advisory Council
  • 5:00 P.M. - Press Interviews

April 23, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Hearing on “Technology Neutrality in Energy Tax: Issues and Options”
  • 11:45 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senators Grassley, Enzi, Kennedy, Dodd, Gregg and Conrad regarding health care reform
  • 2:15 P.M. - Meeting with Secretary Timothy Geithner and Director Larry Summers
  • 3:15 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with students from Fergus High School in Lewistown, MT and Senator Tester
  • 3:45 P.M. - Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Steny Hoyer
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Chris Turner
  • 5:15 P.M. - Meeting with the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 7:00 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 7:00 P.M. - Meeting with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina

April 22, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituent’s Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 11:45 A.M. - Meeting with Captain Mel Walters of Stevensville, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Delegation Lunch with Senator Tester and Congressman Rehberg
  • 12:45 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with students from White Sulphur High School, Sheridan High School, Sidney High School, Granite High School in Philipsburg, MT, Dutton High School, Laurel High School, Twin Bridges High School, Choteau High School, Powell County High School in Deer Lodge, MT, Conrad High School, and Kyle Roessler of Ronan, MT and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Thailand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Kasit Piromya
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Senators Boxer, Inhofe, and Voinovich, and Congressmen DeFazio, Duncan, Oberstar, and Mica regarding transportation issues
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Amy Klobuchar
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with John Hennessy
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Democratic Senators
  • 6:30 P.M. - Personnel Meeting
  • 7:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

April 21, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Roundtable Discussion on “Reforming America’s Health Care Delivery System”
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch begins
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Siouxland Chamber of Commerce
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Henry Waxman
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Aliza Fishbein
  • 4:15 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 5:15 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 P.M. - Call with the National Governors Association’s Health Care Task Force
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Jane Karas of Kalispell, MT
  • 6:15 P.M. - Meeting with Kent Thiry

April 20, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Andy Stern
  • 12:00 A.M. - Desk Time
  • 1:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with nominee to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Health and Human Services, Dr. Yvette Roubideaux
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:30 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:45 P.M. - Meeting with Kevin Sharer

April 19, 2009

  • Attend Summit of the Americas with President Obama

April 18, 2009

  • Attend Summit of the Americas with President Obama

April 17, 2009

  • Attend Summit of the Americas with President Obama

April 16, 2009

  • Attend Summit of the Americas with President Obama

April 15, 2009

  • 10:00 A.M. - Call with Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner
  • 10:15 A.M. - Meeting with Geoff Garin and Jim Margolis
  • 11:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M. - Desk Time

April 14, 2009

  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:45 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 1:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

April 13, 2009

  • No public events

April 12, 2009

  • No public events

April 11. 2009

  • No public events

April 10, 2009

  • No public events

April 9, 2009

  • No Public Events

April 8, 2009

  • 7:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. - Workday at the Highway 93 North and Church Drive Interchange (Kalispell, MT)

April 7, 2009

  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with the Montana Petroleum Association (Billings, MT)
  • 12:00 P.M. - Speak at Butte Exchange Club Luncheon (Butte, MT)
  • 2:00 P.M. - Community Health Forum at St. James Hospital (Butte, MT)
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with the Montana Beverage Association (Butte, MT)

April 6, 2009

  • 11:00 A.M. - Event at St. Vincent’s Healthcare to celebrate the 100th patient in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Billings, MT)
  • 12:00 P.M. - Speak at Downtown Billings Rotary Club Luncheon (Billings, MT)
  • 2:00 P.M. - Press Interviews (Billings, MT)
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Dr. Tom Purcell of Billings, MT (Billings, MT)
  • 5:00 P.M. - Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers

April 5, 2009

  • No schedule posted

April 4, 2009

  • No schedule posted

April 3, 2009

  • No schedule posted

April 2, 2009

  • No schedule posted

April 1, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:15 A.M. - Desk Time
  • 12:30 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor
  • 12:45 P.M. - Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with students from Woodman Middle School in Lolo, MT; Malta High School, Sweet Grass High School in Big Timber, MT; Huntley Project High School in Worden, MT; Arlee High School; Heart Butte High School; Chinook High School; and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Gregory MacDonald of Bonner, MT; Kathy Ernst of Helena, MT; Susan Balding of Bozeman, MT; Ron Korb of Great Falls, MT
  • 3:30 P.M. - Stacked Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M. - Call to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
  • 6:30 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor

March 2009

March 31, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Hearing on “TARP Oversight: A Six Month Update”
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Ron Williams
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Montana Bankers Association Members
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Montana National Beer Wholesalers Association Members
  • 3:45 P.M. - Meeting with Don Hamm
  • 4:15 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Charles Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 5:45 P.M. - Meeting with Democratic Senators

March 30, 2009

  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:45 P.M. - Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers

March 29, 2009

  • No public events

March 28, 2009

  • No public events

March 27, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Desk Time
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M. - Review Background Files for Cabinet Nominees seeking confirmation through the Senate Finance Committee
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M. - Speak to the Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • 1:00 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

March 26, 2009

  • 8:00 A.M. - Meeting with Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
  • 9:15 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee hearing on “The Middle Income Tax Relief Question: Extend, Modify, or Expire?”
  • 11:30 A.M. - Speak on Senate Floor
  • 11:45 A.M. - Meeting with Jacob Dillon of Billings, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor
  • 2:35 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with members of the Montana Primary Care Association
  • 3:15 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 P.M. - Call to Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley

March 25, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
  • 10:00 A.M. - Environment and Public Works Committee hearing entitled “The Need for Transportation Investment”
  • 10:45 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 11:20 A.M. - Speak at Baker Hostetler’s 20th Annual Legislative and US Government Policy Seminar
  • 11:45 A.M. - Meeting with Brad Garpestad of Great Falls, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. - Senators-Only Luncheon Caucus to discuss the budget with President Obama
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with students from Troy High School, Broadwater High School, Libby High School, Harrison High School, and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Carol Lewis
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senators Boxer, Inhofe, and Voinovich
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, Hatch, Dodd, and Gregg and White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy-Ann DeParle regarding health care reform
  • 7:00 P.M. - Dinner with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina

March 24, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 10:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Dr. Gregg Neibauer of Missoula, MT
  • 11:45 A.M. - Meeting with John Sweeney
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:45 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with students from St. Francis Upper Middle School of Billings, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Henry Waxman
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Charles Rangel
  • 4:30 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Nominee to be Assistant Treasury Secretary for Terrorist Financing David Cohen

March 23, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with students from Geraldine High School in Geraldine, MT
  • 12:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 1:30 P.M. - Meeting with Craig Barrett
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Korean Ambassador Han Duk-soo
  • 2:30 P.M. - Live vision net with students at Power High School in Power, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Zachary Bell of Great Falls, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Dr. Ann Williams of Glasgow, MT
  • 4:15 P.M. - Meeting with Montana Telecommunications Association Members
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Jack Rich and Jon Haufler of Seeley Lake, MT; Bob Ekey and Scott Brennan of Bozeman, MT
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor

March 22, 2009

  • 2:15 P.M. - Begin Return Travel

March 21, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with State Staff (Helena, MT)
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Chase Hibbard of Helena, MT (Helena, MT)
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with Stan Schlueter of Big Sky, MT (Helena, MT)

March 20, 2009

  • 8:35 A.M. - Begin Travel to Montana
  • 1:00 P.M. - Meeting with Dave Irions of Billings, MT (Billings, MT)
  • 2:30 P.M. - Press Interviews (Billings, MT)
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with State Staff (Billings, MT)

March 19, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Healthcare Stakeholder Groups
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with the Board of Directors of the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance
  • 3:00 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Doug Lowenstein
  • 5:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor

March 18, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:15 A.M. - Meeting with Senator Kent Conrad
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with nominee to be Deputy Administrator of the EPA Jon Cannon
  • 11:15 A.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the nomination of Ronald Kirk to be US Trade Representative
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Judge Sidney Thomas
  • 12:30 P.M. - Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with students from Columbia Falls and Absarokee High Schools and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Steve Burd
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with EU Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Democratic Freshman Senators
  • 6:30 P.M. - Dinner with former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson

March 17, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Hearing on “Tax Issues Related to Ponzi Schemes and an Update on Offshore Tax Evasion Legislation”
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Lori Davidson and Jim McGrath of Missoula, MT; Lucy Brown of Billings, MT; Martha Kennedy and Michael McCleary of Great Falls, MT; Revonda Stordahl of Butte, MT; SueAnn Grogan and Lori Collins of Whitefish, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office and Finance Committee Interns
  • 12:30 P.M. - Meeting with Singapore’s Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singaporean Ambassador Heng Chee Chan
  • 12:45 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Rick Ryan of Butte, MT; Chass Perkins of Great Falls, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:45 P.M. - Meeting with Therese Fairbanks of Billings, MT; Anita Newlin of Big Fork, MT
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Charles Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 7:00 P.M. - Personnel Meeting

March 16, 2009

  • 5:30 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:45 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

March 15, 2009

  • No Public Events

March 14, 2009

  • No Public Events

March 13, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. - Meeting with Les Weisbrod
  • 11:25 P.M. - Meeting with President Barack Obama
  • 1:45 P.M. - Review Background Files for Cabinet Nominees seeking confirmation through the Senate Finance Committee
  • 2:00 P.M. - Live vision net with students at Heart Butte High School in Heart Butte, MT
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Nominee to be Under Secretary of Policy at the US Department of Transportation Roy Kienitz
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Hal Quinn
  • 3:15 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 4:30 P.M. - Press Interviews

March 12, 2008

  • 8:20 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Hearing on "Workforce Issues in Health Care Reform: Assessing the Present and Preparing for the Future"
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Daniella Rottier of Lakeside, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Dr. Georges Benjamin
  • 3:30 P.M. - Nominee to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Governor Kathleen Sebelius
  • 4:00 P.M. - Weekly Meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Beth Verlanic of Laurel, MT; Dee Hensley Maclean of Hamilton, MT; Valeria Heyneman of Billings, MT; Meg Maclean of Hamilton, MT; Mike Dimich of Billings, MT
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Secretary Timothy Geithner, Director Peter Orszag, and Director Larry Summers
  • 6:00 P.M. - Personnel meeting

March 11, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituent’s Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Democratic Senators’ meeting
  • 11:00 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 11:15 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Mary Whittinghill of Helena, MT
  • 11:45 A.M. - Delegation Lunch with Senator Tester and Congressman Rehberg
  • 1:00 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding health care reform
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman George Miller
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Rich and Chris Owen of Geraldine, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Bruce Broussard
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Tom Lose of Billings, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. - Meeting with Jim Roosevelt
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with nominee to be Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Schumer
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy-Ann DeParle
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M. - Attend US Senate Youth Program Reception to meet Montana’s High School Delegates Samuel Hodges of Big Timber, MT and Katherine Neher of Stevensville, MT
  • 7:00 P.M. - Speak to the Board of Directors of the National Business Group on Health

March 10, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Hearing on “The President’s Fiscal Year 2010 Health Care Proposals” with witness Peter Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Tom Barnett of Sidney, MT; Doug Hardy of Great Falls, MT; David Wheelihan of Great Falls, MT; Allen Thiessen of Lambert, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with Drew Altman
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Dawn Bishop of Hays, MT; Wesley Main of Helena, MT; Lynda Brannon of Browning, MT; Smokey Doore of Browning, MT; Bob Gervais of Browning, MT; Charles Cook of Poplar, MT; James DeHerrera of Harlem, MT; Evelyn Bigby of Harlem, MT; Voyt St Pierre of Helena, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Henry Waxman
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Charles Rangel
  • 4:15 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Dick Kelly, Jeff Sterba, Peter Darbee, Bob Rowe, Ted Craver
  • 6:50 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

March 9, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:45 P.M. - Meeting with Dr. Cindy Markus
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Tom Carper
  • 5:00 P.M. - Finance Committee hearing to consider the nomination of Ronald Kirk, to be United States Trade Representatives, with the rank of Ambassador, Executive Office of the President
  • 5:30 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 6:30 P.M. - Press Interviews

March 8, 2009

  • No public events

March 7, 2009

  • No public events

March 6, 2009

  • 12:45 P.M. - Lunch with Senator Ted Kennedy

March 5, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee All-Members’ meeting regarding health care reform
  • 11:00 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 11:15 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:45 P.M. - Meeting with Katie Baum of Billings, MT and Caroline Houser of Kalispell, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 12:10 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. - White House Forum on Health Reform
  • 5:30 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

March 4, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Hearing on “The President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Proposal: Part One" with witness Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Tina Volek, Mark Astle, Dick Clark, Peggy Gaghen, Jani McCall, and Denis Pittman all of Billings, MT
  • 12:45 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 1:00 P.M. - Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Students from Lewis & Clark Middle School in Billings, MT and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Terry McGraw
  • 3:20 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 3:45 P.M. - Meeting with Dan Keil of Conrad, MT; Annemarie Robinson of Big Sandy, MT; Tony and Dan Belcourt and Tim Rosette of Box Elder, MT; Pat Harmon of Chester, MT
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with the Nominee to be Secretary of Commerce Governor Gary Locke
  • 4:05 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:40 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:35 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 7:00 P.M. - Dinner with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

March 3, 2009

  • 8:00 A.M. - Speak at a Health Care Reform Newsmakers Breakfast hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Families USA, and the National Federation of Independent Business
  • 9:15 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, Hatch, and Enzi regarding health care reform
  • 11:15 A.M. - Meeting with John Engler
  • 11:45 A.M. - Meeting with Scott Serota
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Richard Anderson
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Steve Kagen
  • 5:00 P.M. - Attend Joint Committee on Taxation Organizational Meeting
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Staff Sergeant Michael Merino of Melrose, MT
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Robert Menendez
  • 7:00 P.M. - Meeting with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina

March 2, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 10:15 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 1:00 P.M. - Press Conference with President Obama to announce the new Health & Human Services Secretary nominee Governor Kathleen Sebelius
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag and Director of the Congressional Budget Office Doug Elmendorf
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with David Ports of Missoula, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Rocky Mountain College students Andy Babb and Allison Palser
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Michael Enzi
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Jack Bovender
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office and Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Senator George Voinovich
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Bill Nelson
  • 7:30 P.M. - Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers

March 1, 2009

  • 8:05 A.M. - Begin Return Travel

February 2009

February 28, 2009

  • No public events

February 27, 2009

  • 8:30 A.M. - Begin Travel to Montana
  • 1:30 P.M. - Press conference to celebrate the Violent Crime Fugitive Task Forces’ 2,000th Arrest (Billings, MT)
  • 2:30 P.M. - Press Interviews (Billings, MT)
  • 2:45 P.M. - Desk time in state office (Billings, MT)

February 26, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:15 A.M. - Meeting with Senator John Cornyn
  • 10:30 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with Panama’s Vice President Samuel Lewis Navarro and Panamanian Ambassador Federico Humbert
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M. - Press conference with Senator Grassley, Congressman Rangel, and Congressman Camp regarding Trade Adjustment Assistance
  • 12:30 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 2:00 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Dave and Cole Hinnaland of Circle, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Healthcare Stakeholder Groups
  • 3:15 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. - Personnel Meeting
  • 3:45 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 P.M. - Weekly meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Brett Doney, Greg Doyan, Steve Malicott, and Warren Wenz, all of Great Falls, MT; joined by Brigadier General James Kowalski, Major General Donald Alston, and Senator Tester
  • 5:00 P.M. - International Economic Development Council Federal Leadership Award Presentation by Brett Doney of Great Falls, MT

February 25, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "Scoring Health Care Reform: CBO's Budget Options"
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Jim Smith, Tim Burton, John Rundquist, Phil Hauck, Amanda McInnis, and Don Roecker, all of Helena, MT
  • 12:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with nominee to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration Karen Gordon Mills
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Becky Kington of Ennis, MT; Dave and Nancy Schulz of Sheridan, MT; Dave Burch of Helena, MT
  • 4:15 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:45 P.M. - Members meeting with Leader Reid and the Administration regarding the President’s Budget Framework
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with members of the Montana Credit Union Network
  • 5:45 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:30 P.M. - Press Interviews

February 24, 2009

  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with Northern Cheyenne Tribe Representatives Joe Fox, Jr., William Walksalong, Claude Leedom, Monty Haugen, Lafe Haugen, and Frank Headswift
  • 11:15 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:45 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with students from Billings West High School and Senator Tester
  • 12:30 P.M. - Meeting with Mike and Teese Clouse of Helena, MT
  • 12:45 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 3:00 P.M. - Attend Arlington National Cemetery funeral service for Sergeant Trevor Johnson of Forsyth, MT
  • 4:30 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Dave Henderson of Cut Bank, MT
  • 6:15 P.M. - Meeting with Jeff Raikes
  • 6:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 7:30 P.M. - Attend the Secretary of the Senate’s Annual State of the Union Supper
  • 9:00 P.M. - Attend President Barack Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

February 23, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:15 A.M. - Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers
  • 9:45 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M. - White House Fiscal Responsibility Summit
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

February 22, 2009

  • 9:15 A.M. - Begin Return Travel

February 21, 2009

  • No public events

February 20, 2009

  • 10:30 A.M. - Forum regarding the enactment of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2009 (Billings, MT)
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with Jim Duncan of Billings, MT (Billings, MT)
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with the Billings Chamber of Commerce (Billings, MT)

February 19, 2009

  • 10:00 A.M. - Attend Funeral Service for Crow Chairman Carl Venne (Crow Agency, MT)
  • 2:00 P.M. - Community Roundtable on the Economic Recovery Bill with Senator Tester (Great Falls, MT)

February 18, 2009

  • 10:15 A.M. - Meeting with the Montana State Legislature Republican Caucus (Helena, MT)
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with the Montana State Legislature Democratic Caucus (Helena, MT)
  • 12:00 P.M. - Press Interviews (Helena, MT)
  • 1:00 P.M. - Address the Montana State Legislature (Helena, MT)
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Jim McGarvey of Helena, MT (Helena, MT)

February 17, 2009

  • 12:30 P.M. - Attend signing ceremony for the Economic Recovery Bill with President Obama

February 16, 2009

  • 11:00 A.M. - Participate in March Against Meth Rally (Helena, MT)
  • 12:20 P.M. - Press Conference in conjunction with Meth Rally (Helena, MT)
  • 3:15 P.M. - Community Roundtable on the Economic Recovery Bill with Senator Tester (Billings, MT)
  • 5:00 P.M. - Press Interviews (Billings, MT)

February 15, 2009

  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with State Staff (Billings, MT)

February 14, 2009

  • 8:33 A.M. Begin Travel to Montana
  • 1:00 P.M. Meeting with Mike and Linda Overstreet of Billings, MT in Billings, MT

February 13, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with Alan Rosenbloom
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Korean Ambassador Lee
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with Sara Johnson
  • 1:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the economic recovery bill
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Rex Tillerson
  • 4:00 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 5:30 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor

February 12, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Kim Murray of Froid, MT; Steve Miner of Richland, MT; and Leta Campbell of Harlem, MT
  • 11:45 A.M. - Meeting with Andrew Witty
  • 12:15 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Secretary Timothy Geithner, Director Peter Orszag, and Director Larry Summers
  • 4:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Charlene Barshefsky
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with John Hammergren

February 11, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:15 A.M. - Members meetings with Leader Reid regarding the economic recovery bill throughout the morning and afternoon
  • 2:50 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:15 P.M. - Conferee meeting on the economic recovery bill

February 10, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Speak on Senate Floor regarding the economic recovery bill
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Jeff Faycosh of Miles City, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Members meeting with Leader Reid regarding the economic recovery bill
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Henry Waxman
  • 4:15 P.M. - Members meeting with Leader Reid regarding the economic recovery bill
  • 5:00 P.M. - Attend Reception Celebrating Congressman John Dingell on the occasion of his becoming the longest serving Member in the history of the House of Representatives
  • 5:15 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 5:30 P.M. - Members meeting with Leader Reid regarding the economic recovery bill
  • 9:00 P.M. - Members meeting with Leader Reid regarding the economic recovery bill reconvenes

February 9, 2009

  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Tammara Rosenleaf of Helena, MT
  • 10:15 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M. - Call with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers
  • 11:45 A.M. - Meeting with George Dennison of Missoula, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with former Senator John Breaux
  • 1:00 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Howard Friedman
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Bing Von Bergen of Moccasin, MT; Keven Bradley of Cut Buank, MT; Gordon Stoner of Outlook, MT; Brian Eggebrecht of Malta, MT; Dan Gliko of Oilmont, MT; Lola Raska of Great Falls, MT
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Mike Lewis of Butte, MT
  • 5:30 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Andy Stern, Bill Novelli, Dan Danner, and John Castellani

February 8, 2009

  • No public events

February 7, 2009

  • No public events

February 6, 2009

  • No schedule posted

February 5, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the economic recovery bill
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Lisa Crowley of Helena, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:30 P.M. - Meeting with Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
  • 2:00 P.M. - Members meeting with Leader Reid
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with John Donahoe
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with John Goodnow and Amy Astin of Great Falls, MT
  • 4:45 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 7:30 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform
  • 9:00 P.M. - Meeting with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina

February 4, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:15 A.M. - Attend Democratic Issues Conference for discussion regarding the economy
  • 11:45 A.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the economic recovery bill
  • 12:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 1:30 P.M. - Attend Democratic Issues Conference for discussion with President Obama
  • 2:30 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the economic recovery bill
  • 4:30 P.M. - Attend signing ceremony for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Bill at the White House with President Obama
  • 5:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:45 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

February 3, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Speak at the 2009 National Health Policy Conference
  • 10:00 A.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the economic recovery bill
  • 12:20 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Barb Riley of Columbia Falls, MT; Charles Wilson of Glasgow, MT; Jan Cahill of Great Falls, MT; and Bob Vogel of Helena, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Nick Wolter of Billings, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Jon Huntsman Sr.
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Steve Wright
  • 4:15 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Technology CEO Council
  • 8:15 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor

February 2, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:45 A.M. - Meeting with Dan Fulton
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with Ambassador Ferguson, Ambassador Barco, and Ambassador Mekouar
  • 1:00 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the economic recovery bill
  • 3:00 P.M. - Conference call with CEOs from the Business Roundtable
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. - Senate Finance Committee All-Members’ Meeting
  • 6:15 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor

February 1, 2009

  • No Public Events

January 2009

January 31, 2009

  • No Public Events

January 30, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Dick Kovacevich
  • 12:00 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Governor Brian Schweitzer

January 29, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Children’s Health Improvement Program (CHIP)
  • 10:30 A.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 3:10 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Richard Fisher
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 7:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senate Leadership and White House staff
  • 7:30 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

January 28, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Children’s Health Improvement Program (CHIP)
  • 10:15 A.M. - Press conference regarding the Children’s Health Improvement Program (CHIP)
  • 11:00 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Lon Topaz
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with Steve Feinberg
  • 12:10 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. - Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Kaaren Jacobson, Chris Kukulski, and Amanda McInnis, all of Bozeman, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Mark Tercek, Chris Scott of Big Fork, MT, and Jamie Williams of Helena, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Dan Swartz of Worden, MT, Terry Holzer of Billings, MT, Brandon Wittman of Billings, MT, and Dave Kelsey of Molt, MT
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:25 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

January 27, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. - Finance Committee Markup to consider an original bill entitled “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Brigadier General John Walsh, Brigadier General Stan Putnam, Brigadier General John Del Toro, and Brigadier General Brad Livingston
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 5:45 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 6:10 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Children’s Health Improvement Program (CHIP)
  • 9:00 P.M. - Finance Committee Markup concludes

January 26, 2009

  • 8:30 A.M. - Begin Return Travel
  • 6:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:30 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Children’s Health Improvement Program (CHIP)
  • 7:00 P.M. - Meeting with Former Senator Tom Daschle

January 25, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M. - Begin interviews with candidates to serve as U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal, USDA Rural Development Director, and USDA FSA State Director with Senator Tester (Helena, MT)
  • 6:00 P.M. - Speak at the Harvesting Clean Energy Conference (Billings, MT)

January 24, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M. - Interviews with candidates to serve as U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal, USDA Rural Development Director, and USDA FSA State Director with Senator Tester (Helena, MT)
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with Jim Ahrens (Helena, MT)

January 23, 2009

  • 8:30 A.M. - Begin Travel to Montana
  • 2:00 P.M. - Attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for GE Center of Excellence (Billings, MT)
  • 6:30 P.M. - Meeting with Alan Nicholson (Helena, MT)

January 22, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Markup to consider the nomination of Timothy F. Geithner to be Secretary of the Treasury
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Drew Faust
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Scott Serota
  • 3:15 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:00 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

January 21, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee hearing on Treasury Secretary Nominee Timothy F. Geithner
  • 1:50 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senators Grassley, Enzi, Rockefeller, Hatch, Dodd, Gregg, and Conrad regarding health care reform

January 15 , 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:15 A.M.- Finance Committee Executive Session to consider adoption of the Committee’s rules for the 111th Congress and an original bill reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • 12:10 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 P.M.- Members’ Meeting with Senators Kerry, Conrad, Schumer and Dodd
  • 4:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with nominee to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Bill Corr
  • 5:30 P.M.- Meeting with nominee to be Secretary of the Interior Senator Ken Salazar
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 6:30 P.M.- Desk Time

January 14, 2009

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee All-Members meeting with Nominee to be Director of the Congressional Budget Office, Doug Elmendorf
  • 10:30 A.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:15 A.M.- Environment and Public Works Hearing regarding the nomination of Lisa Jackson to be EPA Administrator
  • 11:45 A.M.- Delegation Lunch with Senator Tester and Congressman Rehberg
  • 1:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Dick Brown of Helena, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Nominee to be Secretary of Labor Congresswoman Hilda Solis
  • 6:00 P.M.- Attend farewell reception for Senator Hillary Clinton

January 11, 2009

  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M.- Meeting with Nominee to be Secretary of State Senator Hillary Clinton
  • 1:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Grassley
  • 2:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:45 P.M.- Senators-only Caucus with members of the Presidential Transition Team to discuss the stimulus package

January 10, 2009

  • Schedule not available

January 9, 2009

  • Schedule not available

January 8, 2009

  • Schedule not available

January 7, 2009

  • Schedule not available

January 6, 2009

  • Schedule not available

January 5, 2009

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Bob Klein
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.- Review Background Files for Cabinet Nominees seeking confirmation through the Senate Finance Committee
  • 12:15 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Treasury Secretary Nominee Tim Geithner
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Tom Daschle
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

January 4, 2009

  • No Public Events

January 3, 2009

  • No Public Events

January 2, 2009

  • No Public Events

January 1, 2009

  • New Years Day

December 2008

December 31, 2008

  • New Year's Eve

December 30, 2008

  • No Public Events

December 29, 2008

  • No Public Events

December 28, 2008

  • No Public Events

December 27, 2008

  • No Public Events

December 26, 2008

  • No Public Events

December 25, 2008

  • Christmas Day

December 24, 2008

  • Christmas Eve

December 23, 2008

  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Ron Mercer of Helena, MT, Helena, MT
  • 1:00 P.M.- Desk Time, Helena, MT

December 22, 2008

  • No Public Events

December 21, 2008

  • International Travel

December 20, 2008

  • International Travel

December 19, 2008

  • International Travel

December 18, 2008

  • International Travel

December 17, 2008

  • International Travel

December 16, 2008

  • International Travel

December 15, 2008

  • International travel

December 14, 2008

  • International travel

December 13, 2008

  • No schedule posted

December 12, 2008

  • International travel

December 11, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Call with Congressman Henry Waxman
  • 10:30 A.M.-Call with Professor Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum
  • 11:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senator Daniel Inouye
  • 11:30 A.M.-Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M.-Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 4:35 P.M.-Speak on Senate Floor regarding a tax provision in the Auto Loan legislation
  • 5:30 P.M.-Speak on Senate Floor regarding the pension technical corrections bill
  • 10:45 P.M.-Votes on Senate Floor

December 10, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.-Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.-Meeting with Bill Underriner of Billings, MT; Marilyn Olsen of Helena, MT; and Don Kalschmidt of Whitefish, MT
  • 11:15 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.-Press Conference with National Reporters regarding the outlook for 2009
  • 12:30 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 1:30 P.M.-Going Away Party for Tracy Montross, Executive Assistant to Senator Baucus
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 P.M.-Meeting with Tim Geithner, Larry Summers, and Peter Orszag
  • 6:00 P.M.-Meeting with Mike McCallister

December 9, 2008

  • 9;30 A.M. -Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:45 A.M. -Meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 12:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senator-Elect Mark Begich
  • 1:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with Rick Holley
  • 3:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Debbie Stabenow
  • 4:15 P.M.-Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley

December 8, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.- Personnel Meeting
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Steve Wynn
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Mort Downey
  • 12:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 1:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Bill Nelson
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Acting Director of the Congressional Budget Office Bob Sunshine
  • 4:45 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

December 7, 2008

  • No Public Events

December 6, 2008

  • No Public Events

December 5, 2008

  • 12:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 1:30 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with Andy Stern, Bill Novelli, Todd Stottlemyer, and John Castellani
  • 3:15 P.M.-Press Interviews

December 4, 2008

  • 10:00 A.M.-Desk Time
  • 12:00 P.M.-Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M.-Call with Director of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy
  • 2:30 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Evan Bayh
  • 3:30 P.M.-Administrative Meetings
  • 5:00 P.M.-Desk Time

December 3,2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Tom Kuhn and David Ratcliffe
  • 10:15 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:00 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Chuck Kerr

December 2, 2008

  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Nancy Boyer of Billings, MT
  • 10:15 A.M.- Meeting with Chris, Kane, and Carol Gabrielsen of Havre, MT
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Friedrick Schweitzer of Laurel, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 1:00 P.M. - Call to Roger Ferguson
  • 1:30 P.M. - Meeting with Major General Donald Alston and Senator Tester
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. - Speak at Lighting Ceremony for the 2008 Capitol Christmas Tree, which this year comes from Montana’s Bitterroot National Forest
  • 5:30 P.M.- Speak at Montana Reception celebrating the lighting of the 2008 Capitol Christmas Tree

December 1, 2008

  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 9:45 A.M. -Meeting with Billy Tauzin and Jeff Kindler
  • 10:15 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M.- Desk Time
  • 12:30 P.M.- Conference Call with Montana Health Care Advisory Council
  • 2:30 P.M. -Meeting with Reed Hundt
  • 3:00 P.M. -Desk Time

November 2008

November 30, 2008

  • No Public Events

November 29, 2008

  • No Public Events

November 28, 2008

  • No Public Events

November 27, 2008

  • Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2008

  • No schedule posted

November 25, 2008

  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Greg Mastel
  • 12:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Tim Geithner
  • 3:00 P.M.- Call with Ambassador Susan Schwab
  • 3:15 P.M.- Personnel Meeting
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Carol Browner
  • 4:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 5:00 P.M.- Personnel Meetings

November 24, 2008

  • 10:00 A.M.- Attend Delivery of 2008 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which this year comes from the Bitterroot National Forest
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:05 P.M.- Call to Secretary Michael Leavitt
  • 3:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff

November 23, 2008

  • No Public Events

November 22, 2008

  • No Public Events

November 21, 2008

  • No schedule posted

November 20, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Professor Garon Smith of Missoula, MT
  • 10:15 A.M.- Meeting with Senator Susan Collins
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Craig Buehler of Lewistown, MT and Klaus Sitte of Missoula, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Kent Conrad
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Mary Caferro of Helena, MT
  • 4:45 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Arlen Specter
  • 5:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M.- Call to UAE Ambassador Yousef Al-Otaiba
  • 6:30 P.M.- Personnel Meeting

November 19, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.-Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.-Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "Health Care Reform: An Economic Perspective"
  • 11:30 A.M.-Meeting with Morton Arntzen
  • 12:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 1:00 P.M.-Meeting on Health Reform with Senators Grassley, Kennedy, Enzi, Hatch, Rockefeller, Dodd
  • 2:00 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 4:00 P.M.-Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 4:30 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Judd Gregg
  • 5:00 P.M.-Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley

November 18, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Organizing Caucus for all Democratic Senators who will be serving in the 111th Congress
  • 11:30 A.M.-Press availability with Leader Reid and the Democratic Caucus
  • 11:45 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M.-Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with Congressman Earl Pomeroy
  • 3:00 P.M.-Personnel Meeting
  • 3:30 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:35 P.M.-Speak at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s action report panel on health care
  • 5:30 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 6:00 P.M.-Personnel Meeting

November 17, 2008

  • 8:45 A.M.- Speak at Brookings Institute’s Health Care Reform Conference
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Jim McNerney
  • 10:15 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 P.M.- Personnel Meeting
  • 1:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 1:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:00 P.M.- Finance Committee Hearing to hear testimony on the pending nomination of Neil Barofsky, to be Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program at the Department of the Treasury
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Bob Corker
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M.- Personnel Meeting

November 16, 2008

  • No Public Events

November 15, 2008

  • 12:05 P.M.- UM v. Idaho State Football Game, Missoula, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Mike Halligan and Larry Simkins of Missoula, MT, Missoula, MT

November 14, 2008

  • 12:45 P.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Billings, MT
  • 1:30 P.M.- Press Interviews, Billings, MT

November 13, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Personnel Meeting
  • 10:00 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.-Personnel Meeting
  • 11:30 A.M.-Meeting with Rob Bargatze of Bozeman, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.-Meeting with Elvis Coyne of Big Timber, MT; Kyle Rutherford of Rosebud, MT; and Mauro Whiteman of Great Falls, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.-Press Interviews
  • 1:00 P.M.-Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 2:00 P.M.-Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:55 P.M.-Begin Travel to Montana

November 12, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:45 A.M.-Meeting with Dan Hertel of Bozeman, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.-Press conference regarding the Baucus 2009 Health Care Reform Plan
  • 12:45 P.M.-Meeting with Director of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office Peter Orszag
  • 2:30 P.M.-Personnel Meeting
  • 3:00 P.M.-Meeting with President of the National Federation of Independent Business Todd Stottlemyer

November 11, 2008

  • Veteran's Day

November 10, 2008

  • 10:00 A.M.- Call with WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy
  • 10:15 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 1:30 P.M.- Meeting with Judge Richard Cebull of Billings, MT, Judge Don Molloy of Missoula, MT, and Patrick Duffy of Missoula,MT
  • 1:45 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M.- Press Interviews

November 9, 2008

  • No public events

November 8, 2008

  • No public events

November 7, 2008

  • No public events

November 6, 2008

  • No public events

November 5, 2008

  • No public events

November 4, 2008

  • No Public Events

November 3, 2008

  • 10:30 A.M.- Attend Milltown Bridge Dedication Ceremony, Bonner, MT

November 2, 2008

  • No Public Events

November 1, 2008

  • No Public Events

October 2008

October 30, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Bozeman, MT
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with the Editorial Board of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Bozeman, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Baucus Highway Bill Listening Session, Belgrade, MT

October 29, 2008

  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with State and Personal Office Staff, Great Falls, MT
  • 1:30 P.M.- Baucus Highway Bill Listening Session, Great Falls, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Attend a Homeownership Celebration with NeighborWorks, Great Falls, MT

October 28, 2008

  • 11:30 A.M.- Health Care Reform Listening Session, Havre, MT
  • 1:30 P.M.- Meeting with State and Finance Committee Staff, Great Falls, MT

October 27, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Billings, MT
  • 10:30 A.M.- Press Interviews, Lewistown, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Health Care Reform Listening Session, Lewistown, MT
  • 6:30 P.M.- Baucus Open House, Chinook, MT

October 26, 2008

  • No Public Events

October 25, 2008

  • 1:00 P.M.- Attend Carroll College versus MSU Northern football game, Helena, MT

October 24, 2008

  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with members of the Montana Associated Press, Helena, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Media Availability with Tom Buis, President of National Farmers Union, Great Falls, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Speak to Montana Farmers Union Convention, Great Falls, MT
  • 4:15 P.M.- Meeting with Steve Roth of Big Sandy, MT, Great Falls, MT

October 23, 2008

  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with local bankers and small business owners, Dillon, MT
  • 1:30 P.M.- Health Care Reform Listening Session, Dillon, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Press Interviews, Dillon, MT

October 22, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Press Interviews, Hamilton, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Baucus Open House, Darby, MT
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with John and Cal Erb, Jackson, MT

October 21, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Missoula, MT
  • 9:00 A.M.- eeting with the Editorial Board of the Missoulian, Missoula, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Hearing on “High Health Care Costs: A State Perspective” with witnesses Dr. Fred Olson of Helena, MT; Leif Bjelland and Julie Foster, both of Missoula, MT, Missoula, MT
  • 1:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff, Missoula, MT

October 20, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Billings, MT
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with the Editorial Board of the Billings Gazette, Billings, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Health Care Reform Listening Session, Billings, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with the Montana Restaurant, Retailers, and Equipment Associations, Billings, MT
  • 7:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff, Missoula, MT

October 19, 2008

  • No Public Events

October 18, 2008

  • 10:30 A.M.- Attend University of Montana Law School Scholarship Brunch, Missoula, MT
  • 1:05 P.M.- Attend University of Montana V. Sacramento State Football Game, Missoula, MT

October 17, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Helena, MT
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with the Editorial Board of the Helena IR, Helena, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Health Care Reform Listening Session, Helena, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Health Care Reform Listening Session, Anaconda, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with the Editorial Board of the Butte Standard, Butte, MT
  • 5:30 P.M.- Press Interviews, Butte, MT

October 16, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Great Falls, MT
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with the Editorial Board of the Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Health Care Reform Listening Session, Great Falls, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Call to Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley regarding Malmstrom Air Force, Great Falls, MT

October 15, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Bozeman, MT
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Jack Mudd, Bozeman, MT
  • 10:30 A.M.- Health Care Reform Listening Session, Bozeman, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Staff, Bozeman, MT
  • 1:00 P.M.- Press Interviews, Bozeman, MT

October 14, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Kalispell, MT
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with the Editorial Board of the Kalispell Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Health Care Reform Listening Session, Kalispell, MT
  • 1:00 P.M.- Tour Flathead Community Health Center, Kalispell, MT

October 13, 2008

  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff, Billings, MT
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with 29-member Montana Health Care Advisory Council, Billings, MT
  • 1:00 P.M.- Meeting with State and Personal Office Staff, Billings, MT

October 12, 2008

  • No Public Events

October 11, 2008

  • No Public Events

October 10, 2008

  • No Public Events

October 9, 2008

  • No schedule posted

October 8, 2008

  • 9:30 A.M.- Visit Main Street Businesses, Baker, MT
  • 10:30 A.M.- Press Interviews, Baker, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Press Interviews, Miles City, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Press Interviews, Forsyth, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Rosebud County Commissioners, Forsyth, MT

October 7, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M.- Press Interviews, Helena, MT
  • 1:00 P.M.- Baucus Open House, Broadus, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Carter County Commissioners, Alzada, MT
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Carter County Sheriff Rusty Jardee, Ekalaka, MT
  • 6:30 P.M.- Town Hall Meeting, Ekalaka, MT

October 6, 2008

  • 1:00 P.M.- Desk Time, Helena, MT

October 5, 2008

  • No Public Events

October 4, 2008

  • 6:00 P.M.- Attend 30th Anniversary of the St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation SAINTS Ball and Benefit, Billings, MT

October 3, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Desk Time, Billings, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Press Interviews, Billings, MT

October 2, 2008

  • 8:35 A.M.- Begin Travel to Montana
  • 2:30 P.M.- Press Interviews, Missoula, MT
  • 5:30 P.M.- Press Interviews, Billings, MT

October 1, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:15 A.M.- Call to Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:15 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Jeff Bingaman
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 3:00 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding financial crisis
  • 7:30 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor

September 2008

September 30, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Meeting with Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
  • 9:15 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Leader Reid, Senator Durbin, Senator Dodd, Senator Condrad, and Senator Reed regarding the financial crisis
  • 12:45 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 1:15 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Tom Harkin
  • 1:45 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 3:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Brie Greenhalgh and Tim Jacobson of Belgrade, MT

September 29, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding tax extender legislation
  • 12:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 1:30 P.M.- Special Caucus concerning the financial crisis
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:30 P.M.- Meeting with Leader Reid, Senator Dodd, Senator Durbin, and Senator Conrad regarding the financial crisis
  • 6:30 P.M.- Desk Time

September 28, 2008

  • No schedule posted

September 27, 2008

  • No schedule posted

September 26, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Bryanna Peterson and Linda Anderson of Polson, MT; Joe Deeney of Grassrange, MT; Cathe Felz of Three Forks, MT
  • 10:15 A.M.- Call with Dr. Laura Tyson
  • 11:30 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Economic Recovery Act of 2008??
  • 12:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 12:45 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 2:00 P.M.- Special Caucus concerning the credit market issues
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Dodd, Senator Schumer, and Senator Conrad
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Leader Reid, Senator Dodd, and Senator Conrad
  • 5:00 P.M.- Desk Time

September 25, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Environment and Public Works Hearing entitled "Oversight Hearing on EPA's Cleanup of the Superfund Site in Libby, Montana" with witnesses Marianne Roose, Lincoln County Commissioner, Eureka, MT and Dr. Brad Black, Medical Director of the Center for Asbestos Related Disease, Libby, MT
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Shane Colvin of Bigfork, MT and Michael Pasque of Eureka, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Sarah Macdonald of Emigrant, MT; Zachary Shovar of Billings, MT; Catherine Thiel of Billings, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with John Brewer of Billings, MT; Betsy Baumgart of Helena, MT; Cyndy Andrus of Bozeman, MT; Racene Friede of Missoula, MT; Jim Schaefer of Forsyth, MT; Robin Hoover of Bozeman, MT; and Barb Reiter of Boulder, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with former Virginia Governor Mark Warner
  • 3:30 P.M.- Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:15 P.M.- Meeting with Linda Carlson of Helena, MT; Gary Pfister of Helena, MT; Kim Miske of Wibaux, MT; and Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Former Senator George Mitchell
  • 5:15 P.M.- Meeting with Hong Kong’s Commissioner to the US Margaret Fong
  • 5:45 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Orrin Hatch
  • 6:15 P.M.- Meeting with leading Members regarding economic crisis

September 24, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee and Personal Office Staff
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with David and Karyl Viste of Great Falls, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 1:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Chris Dodd
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Mike Mussallem
  • 3:00 P.M.- Attend EPW Hearing entitled "Bush Administration Environmental Record at Department of Interior and Environmental Protection Agency" to enter documents into the record regarding Libby, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Ken Salazar
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Ben Nelson
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
  • 5:00 P.M.- Members-Only Caucus regarding credit market issues

September 23, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M.- Serve as a panelist for the U.S. News & World Report National Issues Briefing on health care and the uninsured
  • 9:45 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on “Covering the Uninsured: Making Health Insurance Markets Work”
  • 11:30 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding tax extenders legislation
  • 11:45 A.M.- Press conference regarding tax extenders legislation
  • 12:15 P.M.- Meeting with Kim Smarsh of Miles City, MT; Diane Geisen of Great Falls, MT; Kristin Page Nei of Missoula, MT; and Eron Thompson of Billings, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Control Senate Floor time on tax extenders bill
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Michael Enzi
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Olympia Snowe
  • 4:30 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding tax extenders bill
  • 4:50 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 6:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 7:00 P.M.- Speech to the Healthcare Leadership Council regarding health care reform

September 22, 2008

  • 6:30 A.M.- Begin Return Travel
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

September 21, 2008

  • 7:00 A.M.- Run full marathon in the Montana Marathon, Billings, MT

September 20, 2008

  • 10:00 A.M.- University of Montana Homecoming Parade, Missoula, MT
  • 1:05 P.M.- University of Montana v. UC Davis football game, Missoula, MT
  • 5:30 P.M.- Pre-Race Pasta Dinner, Billings, MT

September 19, 2008

  • 8:35 A.M.- Begin Travel to Montana
  • 1:30 P.M.- Call with EPA Administrator Steve Johnson, Great Falls, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Press Interviews, Great Falls, MT

September 18, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding tax extenders legislation
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Cherry Loney, Ivy Parker Watson, and Rachel Big Knife all of Great Falls, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Richard Umbdenstock
  • 12:15 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:00 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Blanche Lincoln
  • 3:30 P.M- Weekly meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 6:00 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding tax extenders
  • 7:00 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding tax extenders

September 17, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Ken Chenault
  • 10:30 A.M.- Committee on Environment and Public Works Business Meeting to consider many pieces of legislation including the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2008 and legislation regarding the Billings Courthouse
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with American Wind Energy Association’s Leadership Council and Board
  • 12:30 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Robert Bennett
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Jay Rockefeller
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with John Rauser of Toston, MT; Sonja Gregory of Lewistown, MT; Bruce Samson of Three Forks, MT; and Joe Hofer of Havre, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Tracie Kenyon of Helena, MT; Bob Bjelland of Lewistown, MT; Al Vukasin of Havre, MT; Mary Chapman, Bea Ann Melichan, and Bobbi Roberts of Billings, MT
  • 4:30 P.M.- Stop by birthday celebration for Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 7:00 P.M.-Speak to the Coalition of Services Industry

September 16, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee hearing on “Aligning Incentives: The Case for Delivery System Reform”
  • 11:45 A.M.- Lunch with Jack Pettker
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M.- Attend roundtable with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Cheri Nelson of Kalispell, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Bill Underriner of Billings, MT; Tim and Rosemary Hubbard of Missoula, MT; Leslie Oakland of Great Falls, MT; Craig Tilleman of Havre, MT; Don Kaltschmidt of Whitefish, MT; and Marilyn Olsen of Helena, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M.- Press Interviews

September 15, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with a delegation from the Economic and Financial Committee of China’s National People’s Congress
  • 12:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 12:30 P.M.- Attend luncheon hosted by the National Commission on Writing honoring Tom Brokaw
  • 1:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Jeff Immelt
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M.- Desk Time

September 14, 2008

  • 1:17 P.M.- Begin Return Travel

September 13, 2008

  • 10:30 A.M.- Press Interviews, Helena, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Attend Corporate Air open house, Billings, MT

September 12, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.- Desk Time
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Rick Wagoner
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 1:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:15 P.M.- Call to Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics John Young, Jr.
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Mike Spinnler
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:31 P.M.- Begin Travel to Montana

September 11, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Larry Summers
  • 10:45 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:15 A.M.- Press conference with Senator Grassley regarding energy tax legislation
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Brad and Kapri Heckerman of Missoula, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Doug Ferrell of Trout Creek, MT; Don Clark of Libby, MT; and Chris Marchion of Butte, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with President of the Montana Meth Project Tom Siebel
  • 3:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M.- Weekly meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Roger Ferguson
  • 5:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

September 10, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Executive Session to consider a Chairman's Mark in the nature of a substitute to S. 3038, the "Improved Adoption Incentives and Relative Guardianship Support Act of 2008", a Chairman's Mark in the nature of a substitute to S.1070, the "Elder Justice Act of 2008", and a Chairman's Mark in the nature of a substitute to S. 1577, the "Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2008"
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Keith Olson of Kalispell, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Senator Tester and Congressman Rehberg
  • 12:15 P.M.- Meeting with Dennis Rivera
  • 12:45 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Paul Rana of Bigfork, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Ron Wyden
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 4:30 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Hillary Clinton
  • 5:45 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Highway Trust Fund Bill
  • 6:00 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor

September 9, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "Improving Health Care Quality: An Integral Step Toward Health Reform"
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Dr. Sri Vellanki of Helena, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Jeff Bingaman
  • 2:30 P.M.- Golden Triangle Award presentation from the Montana members of the National Farmers Union
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with members of the Montana Bankers Association
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Heidi Miller
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Colombian Minister of Trade Mr. Luis Guillermo Plata
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley

September 8, 2008

  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:45 P.M.- Meeting with Brodie Moll and Raylene Parnell of Ronan, MT; Dale Boespflug and Haley Pierson of Havre, MT

September 7, 2008

  • Schedule unavailable

September 6, 2008

  • Schedule unavailable

September 5, 2008

  • No Public Events

September 4, 2008

  • No Public Events

September 1, 2008

  • No Public Events

August 2008

August 28, 2008

  • Democratic National Convention

August 27, 2008

  • Democratic National Convention

August 26, 2008

  • Democratic National Convention

August 25, 2008

  • Democratic National Convention

August 24, 2008

  • Democratic National Convention

August 23, 2008

  • No Public Events

August 22, 2008

  • 12:30 P.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Great Falls, MT
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, and Senator Tester, Great Falls, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Press Interviews, Great Falls, MT

August 21, 2008

  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Billings, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Call to EPA Administrator Steve Johnson regarding Libby cleanup, Billings, MT
  • 12:45 P.M.- Press Interviews, Billings, MT
  • 1:00 P.M.- Meeting with the Billings Drug Task Force, Billings, MT

August 20, 2008

  • No schedule posted

August 19, 2008

  • 7:30 A.M.- Workday at Cenex Harvest States (CHS) refinery, Laurel, MT

August 18, 2008

  • 12:00 P.M.- Baucus Burger Bonanza, Miles City, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with the Eastern Montana Drug Task Force, Miles City, MT

August 17, 2008

  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Mid-Rivers Communication, Inc., Glendive, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Baucus Burger Bonanza, Glendive, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority Board of Directors, Glendive, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Agriculture Listening Session regarding the 2008 Farm Bill, Glendive, MT

August 16, 2008

  • No schedule posted

August 15, 2008

  • 11:15 A.M.- Meeting with David Letterman, Choteau, MT

August 14, 2008

  • No Public Events

August 13, 2008

  • 9:30 A.M.- Speak at Montana TradeRoots Conference, Kalispell, MT
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Ken Siderius, Kalispell, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with North Missoula Community Development Corporation for an affordable housing project, Missoula, MT

August 12, 2008

  • 9:30 A.M.- Signing ceremony for Montana-Vietnam Educational Exchange with Ambassadors, Missoula, MT
  • 7:00 P.M.- Montana TradeRoots Conference Dinner, Kalispell, MT

August 11, 2008

  • 10:30 A.M.- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Cellulosic plant, Butte, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Baucus Burger Bonanza, Deer Lodge, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Agriculture Listening Session regarding the 2008 Farm Bill, Hamilton, MT
  • 5:00 P.M.- Baucus Burger Bonanza, Hamilton, MT

August 10, 2008

  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with Ambassador Carolina Barco Isakson, Ambassador Roy Ferguson, Ambassador Aziz Mekouar, Ambassador Felipe Ortiz de Zevallos, Ambassador Le Cong Phung, and Montana Agricultural Representatives, Helena, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Baucus Burger Bonanza, Boulder, MT
  • 7:00 P.M.- Dinner with Ambassadors and Butte Area Business Leaders, Butte, MT

August 9, 2008

  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Dennis McDonald, Helena, MT

August 8, 2008

  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Bill Foley, Whitefish, MT

August 7, 2008

  • No Public Events

August 6, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Forest Service regarding the North Fork ecosystem, Kalispell, MT

August 5, 2008

  • No Public Events

August 4, 2008

  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Gene Jarussi and Randy Bishop, Billings, MT
  • 5:00 P.M.- Buy fishing and hunting license at Big Bear Sports Center, Billings, MT

August 3, 2008

  • No Public Events

August 2, 2008

  • No Public Events

August 1, 2008

  • 8:25 A.M.- Begin Travel to Montana
  • 2:00 P.M.- Tour Red Lodge fire area, Red Lodge, MT

July 2008

July 31, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on “Health Benefits in the Tax Code: The Right Incentives?”
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Nominee to be Air Force Secretary Mr. Michael Donley and Senator Tester
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with the Governor of New York State, David Paterson
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Nominee to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration for the Department of Transportation Tom Madison
  • 3:15 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:30 P.M.- Call with State Staff
  • 6:20 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 8:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 8:55 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor

July 30, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.-Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Les Weisbrod
  • 10:30 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Jobs, Energy, Families and Disaster Relief Act
  • 11:10 A.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 11:45 P.M.- Meeting with Tom Donohue
  • 12:30 P.M.- Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senators Boxer, Inhofe, and Isakson regarding the next highway bill
  • 5:30 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff

July 29, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Chair Finance Committee Hearing on “The Future of U.S. Trade Policy: Perspectives from Former U.S. Trade Representatives”
  • 11:45 A.M. - Press conference with Senators Bingaman and Salazar regarding the Baucus energy tax extenders bill
  • 12:00 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Baucus energy tax extenders bill and the Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2008
  • 12:30 P.M. - Meeting with Jon-Christopher Bua
  • 12:45 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Ariel Barrett of Missoula, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley

July 28, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:30 P.M. - Lunch with Robert Zoellick
  • 1:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 P.M. - Brazilian Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota
  • 4:00 P.M. - uVotes on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 P.M. - Call to Evan Greenberg

July 27, 2008

  • No Public Events

July 26, 2008

  • 11:00 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

July 25, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:15 A.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with all Summer Personal Office and Finance Committee Interns
  • 12:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Ken Kay
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with John Podesta
  • 3:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 4:45 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office Staff

July 24, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Chair Finance Committee Hearing on “The Cayman Islands and Offshore Tax Issues”
  • 11:30 P.M. - Meeting with John Knispel and Steven Davis of Billings, MT; Danielle Babb of Butte, MT; and Paige Griffith of Missoula, MT
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Kathleen Dent of Missoula, MT; Wendy Ihde of Hamilton, MT; Sharon Redfern of Lewistown, MT; Jennifer Guthals of Thompson Falls, MT; Dale Ahrens of Laurel, MT; Dan Farr of Sidney, MT; Dan Johnston of Victor, MT; Julie Sykes of Helena, MT; and Darrell Rud of Helena, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with David Berg
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 6:00 P.M. - Desk Time

July 23, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Chair Finance Committee Markup to consider favorably reporting of S.J. Res. 41, a joint resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003
  • 11:00 A.M. - Calls to Senators regarding tax extenders legislation
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Ethan Keeler of Butte, MT
  • 12:45 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 1:45 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Dr. William Mealer of Bozeman, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:15 P.M. - Meeting with Kari Brittain of Missoula, MT and Gerald Landby of Helena, MT
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Chase Rose of Clyde Park, MT and Danny Pratt of Miles City, MT
  • 3:45 P.M. - Meeting with Jason Furman
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:30 P.M. - Meeting with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Charles Grassley regarding Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

July 22, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M. - Meeting with Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "Indian Governments and the Tax Code: Maximizing Tax Incentives for Economic Development" with witnesses Del Laverdure of the Crow Tribe and Wayne Shammel of the Salish-Kootenai Tribe
  • 11:15 A.M. - Meeting with Michael Nelson of Missoula, MT and Emily Haggard of Reed Point, MT
  • 11:30 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Jeff Tiberi of Helena, MT and Buzz Mattelin of Culbertson, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Mike McGinley and Eldon Ayes of Dillon, MT; Dave Schultz of Sheridan, MT; Ken Weber of Boulder, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:45 P.M. - Meeting with Bob & Pauline Hollern of Bozeman, MT; Curt Droogsma of Billings, MT; and Pam Langley of Helena, MT
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Grassley

July 21, 2008

  • 10:30 A.M. - Meeting with executive boards for the Montana Police Protective Association (MPPA), the Montana Association of Chiefs of Police (MACOP), and members of the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers (MSPOA), Billings, MT
  • 1:21 P.M. - Begin Return Travel

July 20, 2008

  • No Public Events

July 19, 2008

  • 12:00 P.M. - Baucus Burger Bonanza, Polson, MT
  • 2:00 P.M. - Attend Salish-Kootenai Tribe’s Standing Arrow Powwow, Elmo, MT

July 18, 2008

  • 11:30 A.M. - Speak at the groundbreaking event for the new St. Mary bridge of the St. Mary Diversion Project, Babb, MT
  • 12:30 P.M. - Attend St. Mary’s Working Group Meeting, Babb, MT
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Superintendent of Libby Schools, Kirby Maki, followed by a tour of Asa Wood Elementary School, Libby, MT
  • 5:00 P.M. - Baucus Burger Bonanza, Libby, MT
  • 5:30 P.M. - “Bigfoot Award” presentation from Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) Board, Libby, MT

July 17, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "The Right Care at the Right Time: Leveraging Innovation to Improve Health Care Quality for All Americans"
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Emily Stoick of Kalispell, MT; Tyler Stutterheim and Ben Lynn of Clyde Park, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Bernard Schwartz
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 6:30 P.M. - Begin Travel to Montana

July 16, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee All-Senators’ meeting regarding Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with Laurie Hammill of Kalispell, MT
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 12:15 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 12:30 P.M. - Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Fred Hassan
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Shirley Ball of Nashua, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

July 15, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Air Force General Roger Burg
  • 9:45 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "International Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and American Competitiveness"
  • 11:15 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. - Press rally regarding the Medicare bill
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:00 P.M. - Finance Committee Members’ meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Susan Schwab
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Grassley and White House aides Dan Meyer and Joel Kaplan regarding Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
  • 5:55 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding Medicare
  • 6:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:15 P.M. - Attend Memorial Tribute reception honoring former Senator Howard M. Metzenbaum
  • 6:45 P.M. - Press Interviews

July 14, 2008

  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with Miguel Gardipee of Great Falls, MT
  • 11:15 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M. - Speak to students from Stanford University living in Washington, D.C. for the summer
  • 12:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:20 P.M. - Meeting with Korean Ambassador Lee
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Karen Tandy
  • 3:15 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Andy Lack
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:30 P.M. - Desk Time

July 13, 2008

  • No Public Events

July 12, 2008

  • No Public Events

July 11, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Anne Buetner, Saul Rosen, John Samuels, and Rosanne Altshuler
  • 11:00 A.M. - Meeting with Mary Ellen, Ariel, and Elauteria Earnhardt, all of Montana City, MT
  • 11:15 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 5:20 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

July 10, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Chair Finance Committee Hearing on “Transportation Infrastructure: Issues and Options”
  • 11:00 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Dawnita Deichmann of Hobson, MT; Marleigh Senner of Richey, MT; and Riker Haefs of Livingston, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:00 P.M. - Participate in House and Senate signing ceremony of the Medicare bill
  • 2:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Brian Suttle of Browning, MT, Angela Branz-Spall of Helena, MT, and Angela Thompson of East Glacier Park, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Nancy Lee of Helena, MT
  • 4:45 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M. - Desk Time

July 9, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M. - News conference with military members’ organizations to promote health care for seniors and military families
  • 10:15 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:15 A.M. - Call to Tim Geithner
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Rick Griffith of Butte, MT
  • 11:45 A.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M. - Agriculture Committee business meeting to report out three Commodity Futures Trade Commission nominees
  • 12:45 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:15 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Northern Cheyenne Tribal Members Rick Wolfname, Alberta Fisher, Charles Yellowfox, Jr., and Wilma LaRance
  • 3:00 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding Medicare legislation
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with Mike Szymanczyk
  • 4:00 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:30 P.M. - Meeting with Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson

July 8, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Short Staff Meeting
  • 10:00 A.M. - Press conference with Senator Blanche Lincoln and Senator Ken Salazar regarding the Medicare bill
  • 10:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:45 A.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Schumer
  • 11:00 A.M. - Finance Democratic Senators’ meeting
  • 12:00 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:15 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Grassley and White House aide Dan Meyer regarding Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Abby Rockefeller
  • 6:30 P.M. - Desk Time

July 7, 2008

  • 11:00 A.M. - Visit to US Marine Chad Marks of Winnett, MT
  • 1:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:30 P.M. - Press conference call with Congressman Pete Starkregarding the Medicare bill
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:15 P.M. - Call to Richard Barlow of Bozeman, MT
  • 4:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 5:30 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor

July 6, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M. - Begin Return Travel

July 5, 2008

  • No Public Events

July 4, 2008

  • 10:00 A.M. - Attend 4th of July parade and festivities, Butte, MT

July 3, 2008

  • 11:00 A.M. - Haircut at Cost Cutters, Bozeman, MT
  • 11:30 A.M. - Attend housewarming for Pam and Lyle Whitmore, Bozeman, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Launch Floating Island at Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds, Helena, MT
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Barack Obama, Butte, MT

July 2, 2008

  • 11:30 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M. - Baucus Burger Bonanza, Livingston, MT

July 1, 2008

  • 9:30 A.M. - Press Interviews
  • 10:00 A.M. - Meeting with Crow Tribal Members, Crow Agency, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Baucus Burger Bonanza, Hardin, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council, Lame Deer, MT
  • 7:00 P.M. - Throw out first pitch at Billings Mustang’s Season Opener, Billings, MT

June 2008

June 30, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M. - Meeting with State Staff, Kalispell, MT
  • 9:30 A.M. - Press conference to announce completion and final signing of the Montana Legacy Project, Kalispell, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Baucus Burger Bonanza, Columbus, MT
  • 4:00 P.M. - Visit the Advanced Care Hospital of Montana, Billings, MT

June 29, 2008

  • 5:00 P.M. - Attend ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Dehler Park baseball stadium

Billings, MT

June 28, 2008

  • No Public Events

June 27, 2008

  • 8:35 A.M. - Begin Travel to Montana
  • 11:00 A.M. - Call to Ambassador Susan Schwab
  • 2:00 P.M. - Attend Going to the Sun Road 75th Anniversary Celebration

Glacier National Park, MT

June 26, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Press conference with Senator Schumer and Senator Stabenow calling for passage of the Medicare bill
  • 10:00 A.M. - Chair Finance Committee Hearing on The Foundation of International Tax Reform: Worldwide, Territorial, and Something in Between"
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Hillary Ross of Billings, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with Jon Huntsman, Sr.
  • 12:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Lord Nicholas Stern
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Deanna Babb of Great Falls, MT; Lynne Bertane and Maureen Richter of Missoula, MT; Susan Scott and Lisa Richwine of Wilsall, MT;
  • 3:15 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:15 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senators Grassley, Dodd, and Shelby
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:30 P.M. - Speak on Senate Floor regarding Medicare
  • 8:10 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

June 25, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Environment and Public Works Committee hearing entitled “Future Federal Role for Surface Transportation”
  • 12:00 P.M. - Call to Representative Patrick Kennedy regarding the mental health parity bill
  • 12:15 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 12:30 P.M. - Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with students from Colstrip High School and Alberton High School and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Howard Hornstein
  • 3:15 P.M. - Meeting with Sheila Stearns, Mick Robinson, Ron Muffick, and Bruce Marks all of Helena, MT
  • 5:30 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Jim Inhofe, and Senator Johnny Isakson regarding the highway transportation bill
  • 6:00 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

June 24, 2008

  • 8:45 A.M. - Meeting with Dick Kelley
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "Oversight of Trade Functions: Customs and Other Trade Agencies"
  • 11:20 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:15 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Robert Menendez
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Lil Anderson of Billings, MT
  • 3:30 P.M. - Desk Time
  • 4:00 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Tina Hedin of Billings, MT and Robert Allen and Melissa Cobb of Helena, MT
  • 6:15 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:30 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor

June 23, 2008

  • No Public Events

June 22, 2008

  • No Public Events

June 21, 2008

  • No Public Events

June 20, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with University of Montana students Miranda McCarvel, Glenn Still Smoking II, Eli Suzukovich, and Helen Cryer
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with Jim Margolis
  • 3:30 P.M.- Tour the new Capitol Visitors’ Center with staff

June 19, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M.- Meeting with Bob Iger
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M.- Lead Finance Committee Members’ meeting with China’s Vice-Premier, Mr. Wang Qishan, and senior Chinese government ministers in the context of the Strategic Economic Dialogue (the “SED”)
  • 12:20 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding housing legislation
  • 1:00 P.M.- Press conference with Secretary of the Department of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, Chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes James Steele, Jr., and Senator Jon Tester regarding the ceremonial signing of a new Annual Funding Agreement for the National Bison Range
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. John Castillo
  • 3:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M.- Weekly meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Rockefeller and Congressmen Rangel, Dingell, and Pallone regarding Medicare
  • 6:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor

June 18, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Markup to consider the Iran Sanctions Act of 2008 and pending nominations including Mr. Edwin Eck of Missoula, MT, to be a Member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • 12:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 12:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Rockefeller and Congressmen Rangel, Dingell, and Pallone regarding Medicare
  • 2:15 P.M.- Call to Colonel Michael Fortney of Great Falls, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Rosalie Cates of Missoula, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with students from Box Elder High School in Box Elder, MT; Lewis and Clark Middle School in Billings, MT; and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Dotty Ballantyne of Bozeman, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with John and Carol Santa and Lori Brandon of Marion, MT
  • 5:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor

June 17, 20008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on “Crisis in the Future: Long Run Deficits and Debt”
  • 11:30 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding tax relief for Montanans
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Martin Lippert of Laurel, MT and Stephanie Merk of Nashua, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Review FBI file for Deanna Okun, nominee to be the Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
  • 12:15 P.M.- Meeting with the Vice Chairman of the Crow Nation Cedric Black Eagle and Secretary Scott Russell
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M.- Vote on Senator Floor
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Jane Dubbe of Missoula, MT; Michelle Miller of Butte, MT; Dana Toole of Helena, MT; and Trish Foster of Stevensville, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with 30 Montana Student Winners of the National Rural Electric Cooperatives’ Association essay contest
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Bob Gilbert of Helena, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Leader Harry Reid, Senators Dodd, Biden, and Durbin regarding the Iran Sanctions Bill
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Lil Dupree of Kalispell, MT and Judi Yeats of Whitefish, MT
  • 4:15 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M.- Brief remarks at the National Alliance of Forest Owners’ reception

June 16, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M.- Lead All-Day Senate Finance Committee Health Reform Summit
  • 5:45 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

June 15, 2008

  • No Public Events

June 14, 2008

  • No Public Events

June 13, 2008

  • No Public Events

June 12, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee hearing on “Oversight of U.S. Trade Preference Programs”
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Ethan Schaff of Sidney, MT; Sarah Witt, Matracia Edeler, Sarah Redman, and Kirk Mendive all of Columbus, MT; Adam Heggelund of Anaconda, MT; and David Dutton of Gold Creek, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 12:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding his Medicare Bill
  • 3:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with David Einhorn, author of the book "Fooling Some of the People All of the Time"
  • 4:45 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 5:30 P.M.- Begin Travel to Montana

June 11, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituent’s Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:15 A.M.- Meeting with Senator Patty Murray
  • 10:30 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding his Medicare bill
  • 10:45 A.M.- Meeting with Dr. Mike Schweitzer of Laurel, MT
  • 11:15 A.M.- Press conference with the business community regarding Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
  • 11:45 A.M.- Delegation Lunch with Senator Tester and Congressman Rehberg
  • 12:30 P.M.- Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Frank Odasz of Dillon, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Wade Randlett
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with students from North Middle School and East Middle School both in Great Falls, MT; Joliet Middle School in Joliet, MT; and 4-H students from across the state
  • 3:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Commerce & Industry Minister of Indian Mr. Kamal Nath and Indian Ambassador Ronen Sen

June 10, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Speak to the US Chamber of Commerce’s Policy Insiders Series
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on “47 Million & Counting: Why the Health Care Marketplace is Broken”
  • 11:20 A.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Mack and Judith Cole of Hysham, MT
  • 11:55 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding bill deliveringtax breaks for Montanans
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Gene and Elaine Meier of Lewistown, MT; Loren Davis, Riley Johnson, and Judy Golob of Helena, MT; and Jody Tait of Missoula, MT
  • 12:20 P.M.- Press availability with Senators Bingaman, Schumer, Sanders, and McCaskill regarding the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with John Fletcher of Missoula, MT; Brett Schandelson of Great Falls, MT; Ed Stickney of Billings, MT; Lex Hames and Scott Circet of Helena, MT; and Brigitte Tuller of Three Forks, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Ellen Bush of Helena, MT; Jamie Campbell and Alexis Campbell of Kalispell, MT; Ann Schilling and Maureen Byrne of Livingston, MT; Shirley Folkwein and Alyssa Suckow of Billings, MT; Michelle Landers of Wilsall, MT; Joyce Funda of Rollins, MT; and Dave McAlpin of Missoula, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Rock Ringling of Helena, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Sharon Spreitzer of Saint Ignatius, MT and Rosella Pongah of Lame Deer, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Wendy Abrams
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M.- Speak at Land Trust Alliances’ Conservation Tax Incentive Reception, receive award from the Montana Land Trust Alliance
  • 6:30 P.M.- Call with Secretary Michael Leavitt and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson regarding an EPA asbestos research initiative affecting Libby, MT

June 9, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Jerry Howard
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with New Zealand’s Minister of Trade Phil Goff and Ambassador Roy Ferguson
  • 6:30 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding tax breaks for Montanans
  • 7:00 P.M.- Dinner with staff to celebrate final passage of the Farm Bill

June 8, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Begin Return Travel

June 7, 2008

  • 7:00 A.M.- Run in Half Marathon race of The Governor’s Cup Helena, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Begin Travel to Polson
  • 2:00 P.M.- Speak at Salish Kootenai College’s Commencement Ceremony Pablo, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Watch Belmont Stakes Horse Race at the Kwa Taq Nuk Pablo, MT
  • 6:00 P.M.-Begin Travel to Helena

June 6, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 5:31 P.M.- Begin Travel to Montana

June 5, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "C, K, or S: Exploring the Alphabet Soup of Small Business Choices in Advance of Tax Reform"
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Nick Metcalfe of Moccasin, MT; Tyler Polzin, Sheree Clark, Trent Delaney, Tylyn Newcomb of Stanford, MT; Quincy Linhart of Hobson, MT; and Erik Seilstad of Great Falls, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 1:20 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding global warming legislation
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Dan Aune of Bozeman, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Karen Davis
  • 3:30 P.M.- Weekly meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:45 P.M.- Meeting with Physician Specialty Groups
  • 5:15 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 P.M.- Call to General Bob Kehler

June 4, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Members’ meeting regarding the agenda for this work period
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 11:45 A.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Zachary Patten, Rob Barnasky, and Matthew Prasch all of Billings, MT; and Ariel Barrett of Missoula, MT
  • 12:15 P.M.- Meeting with Montana Nonprofit Association Leaders
  • 12:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with Tim Larson of Sidney, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with students from Havre Middle School, Richey High School, Belt High School, and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Kelsen Young of Helena, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 4:00 P.M.- Call to George Soros
  • 9:50 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor

June 3, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "Rising Costs, Low Quality in Health Care: The Necessity for Reform"
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Jim Tisch
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M.- Official photograph of the Senate of the 110th Congress is taken
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with students from St. Joseph Middle School in Missoula, MT; Montana students with the Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour; and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Korean Ambassador Lee
  • 3:30 P.M.- Call to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Grassley

June 2, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M.-Opening Remarks at Baucus Research Summit: “New Frontiers: Propelling Montana Research”
  • 9:00 A.M.- Attend breakout sessions at Baucus Research Summit throughout the morning
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with Alex Philip
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Mark Heesen
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Dr. Geoffrey Gamble
  • 2:00 P.M.- Begin Return Travel

June 1, 2008

  • 1:30 P.M.- Being Travel to Bozeman
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Terry Holzer
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with State Staff
  • 6:00 P.M.- Attend Baucus Research Summit Reception

May 2008

May 31, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Attend various Farmers’ Markets
  • 11:30 A.M.- Lunch with Gary and Donna Zinn
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Tyrrell Hibbard

May 30, 2008

  • 6:15 A.M.- Begin Travel to Montana
  • 1:00 P.M.- Press conference with the Montana Children’s Theatre regarding the donation of Ford Trucks
  • 5:30 P.M.- Attend Montana Logging & Ballet Company’s pre-concert reception
  • 7:30 P.M.- Attend Montana Logging & Ballet Company’s performance

May 29, 2008

  • No public events

May 28, 2008

  • No public events

May 27, 2008

  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Montana and Wyoming Tribal Leaders regarding the Special Diabetes Program for Indians

May 26, 2008

  • 3:00 P.M.- Attend Memorial Cemetery Groundbreaking
  • 5:00 P.M.- Baucus Burger Bonanza

May 25, 2008

  • No public events

May 24, 2008

  • 9:30 A.M.- Haircut at Park Place
  • 12:00 A.M.-Attend Annual Beartooth Highway Opening Event

May 23, 2008

  • 8:35 A.M.- Begin Travel to Montana
  • 2:30 P.M.- Press event regarding successful passage of forest conservation bonds in the Farm Bill package
  • 4:15 P.M.- Begin Travel to Billings

May 22, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "S. 1919, the Trade Enforcement Act of 2007"
  • 11:30 A.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M.- Lunch with Son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:15 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Jim Langevin
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Beth McFadden of Great Falls, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Kevin Rencher and Dr. Susan Tiede
  • 3:30 P.M.- Weekly meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Kimberli Beaver of Helena, MT; Krista Gebert of Missoula, MT; Claudia Narcisco of Missoula, MT; Ron Thatcher of Libby, MT; and Jerry Wolf of Missoula, MT
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 5:45 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Military Tax Bill

May 21, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee All-Senators’ Meeting
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Hal Fuglevand of Miles City, MT
  • 1:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Harry Feder
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Pat Moore
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:20 P.M.- Call to Chinese Ambassador Zhou
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with President of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe Geri Small and Tribal Counsel Member Jenny LaFranier
  • 5:00 P.M.- Senators-Only Special Caucus regarding the Supplemental Appropriations bill

May 20, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Attend funeral service for U.S. Army Captain Andrew “Drew” R. Pearson of Billings, MT at Arlington National Cemetery
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch regarding Medicare
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Blair Erb of Bozeman, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with Tom Donohue
  • 2:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with students from Lockwood Middle School in Billings, MT and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Dennis Salisbury of Butte, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Rob Stephens of Forsyth, MT; Laurence Walchuk of Hot Springs, MT; Phil Maxwell of Fairfield, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Democratic Senators
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Ruffner Page

May 19, 2008

  • No Public Events

May 18, 2008

  • No Public Events

May, 17, 2008

  • 10:00 A.M.- Run in Susan G. Komen Foundation’s ‘Race for the Cure’ Helena, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Begin travel to Bozeman

May 16, 2008

  • 5:30 P.M.- Begin Travel to Montana

May 15, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Farm Bill
  • 11:30 A.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Denise Krahn of Shelby, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Karl Tyler of Missoula, MT
  • 12:15 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:40 P.M.- Press conference regarding the final passage of the Farm Bill Conference Report through the Senate
  • 1:00 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with students from St. Labre Academy in Ashland, MT and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Ronna Alexander of Helena, MT and Buck Pandis of Great Falls, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Kevin Sharer
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch regarding Medicare
  • 5:45 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor

May 14, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch regarding Medicare
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Dr. Jay Larson of Helena, MT; Dr. James Yturri of Great Falls, MT; and Dr. Ron Loge of Dillon, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.- Delegation Lunch with Senator Tester and Congressman Rehberg
  • 12:30 P.M.- Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Darlene Staffeldt of Helena, MT; Nora Smith of Bozeman, MT; and Honore Bray of Missoula, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Sy Sternberg
  • 2:50 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Don Dulle and Brian Clark of Kalispell, MT; Dale Markovich of Missoula, MT; Mike Markovich of Butte, MT; Trevor Macdonald, Verna Bourcher, and Mark Johnston of Helena, MT; Kristi Blazer of Craig, MT; and Ardelle and Lenny Watkins of Great Falls, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with 23 Members of the Montana Realtors Association
  • 3:45 P.M.-Meeting with Gene Terland of Billings, MT

May 13, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "Cracking the Code - Tax Reform for Individuals"
  • 11:00 A.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Steve Zettel of Libby, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office and Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:45 P.M.- Speak to the National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • 3:45 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Bill and Dave Harris
  • 4:15 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:45 P.M.- Meeting with Maureen Garrity of Helena, MT
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Grassley, Congressman Rangel, and Congressman McCrery
  • 6:00 P.M. -Meeting with Dr. Doug Hadnot of Lolo, MT; Dr. Kevin Miltko of Missoula, MT; Mary McCue of Helena, MT; and Dr. Jim Aichlmayr of East Helena, MT
  • 6:15 P.M.-Meeting with Jim Tyree

May 12, 2008

  • No schedule posted

May 11, 2008

  • No Public Events

May 10, 2008

  • No Public Events


May 12, 2008

  • No schedule posted

May 11, 2008

  • No Public Events

May 10, 2008

  • No Public Events

May 9, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works John Paul Woodley and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Robert Johnson to discuss the St. Mary Diversion Works rehabilitation
  • 10:30 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 3:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Rob Bargatze of Bozeman, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office and Finance Staff
  • 4:00 P.M.- Desk Time

May 8, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on “More Work, Less Resources: Social Security Field Offices Struggle to Deliver Service to the Public”
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Jolene Rieck and Eirik Heikes, both of Billings, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Democratic Senators
  • 1:00 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 1:30 P.M.- Press Conference with Principal Farm Bill Negotiators announcing a final conference report on the farm bill
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 3:20 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M.- Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 3:50 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Christina Quijano of Billings, MT
  • 4:45 P.M.- Meeting with Jack Manning
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Lacey Kraft of Roundup, MT
  • 5:15 P.M.- Meeting with General Randy Mosley of Fort Harrison, MT

May 7, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Senate Finance Committee All-Members’ Meeting
  • 11:15 A.M.- Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Public Sector Solutions to Global Warming, Oversight, and Children's Health Protection’s Hearing entitled "Oversight Hearing on Science and Environmental Regulatory Decisions"
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M.- Press Conference with Leadership regarding the energy bill
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with students from Gallatin Gateway School and Browning High School and Senator Tester
  • 2:45 P.M.- Farm Bill Negotiations continue with Senators Harkin, Grassley, Conrad, Chambliss, Congressmen Peterson, Goodlatte, and Pomeroy
  • 4:15 P.M.- Meeting with Ken Griffin
  • 6:00 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 6:30 P.M.- Meeting with Jeff Immelt

May 6, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on “Seizing the New Opportunity for Health Reform:
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with Tamara and Lynette Ruffatto of Brockton, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator John Rockefeller IV
  • 1:00 P.M.- Farm Bill Negotiations continue with Senators Harkin, Grassley, Conrad, Chambliss, Congressmen Peterson, Goodlatte, and Pomeroy
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Leader Harry Reid
  • 2:30 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with 35 Members of the Montana Electric Cooperatives Association and Senator Tester
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Koren and Jeff Bloom of Billings, MT
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with Mike Corry
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with the President of the Republic of Panama, Martin Torrijos and Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 5:30 P.M.- Farm Bill Negotiations continue with Senators Harkin, Grassley, Conrad, Chambliss, Congressmen Peterson, Goodlatte, and Pomeroy

May 5, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Chip Halverson of Polson, MT and Kristin Neibling of Bozeman, MT
  • 12:15 P.M.- Lunch with Administrative Staff, Press Team, and Fellows
  • 1:15 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with students from Anaconda High School, Heart Butte School, and Heart Butte Jewish Day School
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

May 4, 2008

  • 2:00 P.M.- Begin return travel

May 3, 2008

  • 1:00 P.M.- Meeting with Walt Muralt, Missoula, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Rick Graetz and Dean Jerry Fetz, Missoula, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Jim Ahrens, Missoula, MT
  • 6:00 P.M.- Missoula and Ravalli County Democratic Dinner, Missoula, MT

May 2, 2008

  • 8:35 A.M.- Begin Travel to Montana
  • 2:00 P.M.- Farm Bill Briefing, Press Invited, Billings, MT
  • 2:40 P.M.- Meeting with Judge Sid Thomas, Billings, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Begin travel to Missoula
  • 6:00 P.M.- University of Montana Gala, Missoula, MT

May 1, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M.- Press conference with Senator Grassley and representatives from General Aviation and Highway Organizations regarding the FAA Reauthorization bill
  • 11:15 A.M.- Members’ meeting with Leader Reid, Senators Bingaman, Murray, Boxer, Dorgan, Kohl, Durbin, Schumer, Cantwell, Sanders regarding energy
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Dr. Gregory McDowell of Billings, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Farm Bill meeting with Senators Harkin, Grassley, Conrad, and Chambliss, and Congressmen Peterson, Goodlatte, and Pomeroy
  • 5:00 P.M.- Senate Farm Bill Conferees Meeting

April 2008

April 30, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:15 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding opposition to Durbin amendment to strike the airline pension provision from the underlying substitute amendment to the FAA Reauthorization bill
  • 11:00 A.M.- Attend address by Prime Minister of Ireland Bertie Ahern to joint meeting of Congress
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M.- Speak to the Council on Competitiveness
  • 12:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with blind students from various high schools in Montana, traveling with the Montana School for the Blind, and students from Loyola Sacred Heart High School in Missoula, MT and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Elaine Sliter Taylor of Clancy, MT and Carl Lehrkind III and Carl Lehrkind IV, both of Bozeman, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Cary Hegreberg of Helena, MT; Dick Anderson of Helena, MT; and Ron Pike of Bozeman, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Bob Minto of Missoula, MT
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with 14 members from the Montana Building Industry Association
  • 4:00 P.M.- Manage Floor time on FAA Reauthorization bill
  • 4:15 P.M.- Meeting with Larry Nichols
  • 6:30 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding Montana Veterans’ Fellowship
  • 7:00 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding the FAA Reauthorization bill

April 29, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Farm Bill Meeting with Senators Harkin, Grassley, Conrad, Chambliss, Congressmen Peterson, Goodlatte, and Pomeroy regarding farm bill negotiations
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Farm Bill Meeting continues
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M.- Farm Bill Meeting continues

April 28, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael Leavitt
  • 4:00 P.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding FAA
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:30 P.M.- Vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2881, FAA Reauthorization
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Harkin, Senator Conrad, and Representative Peterson regarding the farm bill

April 27, 2008

  • No Public Events

April 26, 2008

  • No Public Events

April 25, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Labor representatives
  • 10:00 A.M.- Farm Bill negotiations continue throughout the day
  • 1:30 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:15 P.M.- Open first in a series of Transportation Roundtables in Environment and Public Works Committee
  • 5:00 P.M.- Press Interviews

April 24, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Senators Harkin, Grassley, Conrad, and Chambliss, and Congressmen Peterson, Goodlatte, and Pomeroy regarding farm bill negotiations
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair opening of Finance Committee Hearing on “Tax Aspects of a Cap-and-Trade System”
  • 10:30 A.M.- Farm Bill negotiations continue
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:20 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senators Grassley and Conrad and Congressmen Rangel and Pomeroy regarding farm bill negotiations
  • 4:30 P.M.- Farm Bill negotiations continue

April 23, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance and Personal Office Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senator Grassley, Senator Conrad, Congressman Peterson and Congressman Pomeroy regarding farm bill negotiations
  • 12:30 P.M.- Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with students from Belgrade High School in Belgrade, MT; Lincoln County High School in Eureka, MT; Whitefish High School in Whitefish, MT; Huntley Project High School in Worden, MT; Twin Bridges High School in Twin Bridges, MT; White Sulphur Springs High School in White Sulphur Springs, MT; and Sheridan High School of Sheridan, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Denis Cortese
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with CEO of Delta Richard Anderson, CEO of Northwest Doug Steenland, and Senator Tester regarding the possible merger of Delta and Northwest Airlines
  • 3:55 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Rhonda Whiting of Helena, MT
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Conrad, Congressman Rangel, Congressman Peterson, and Congressman Pomeroy regarding farm bill negotiations
  • 6:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Harkin, Senator Grassley, Senator Conrad, Senator Chambliss, Congressman Peterson, Congressman Goodlatte, and Congressman Pomeroy regarding farm bill negotiations

April 22, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance and Personal Office Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senators Chuck Grassley and Kent Conrad regarding farm bill negotiations
  • 12:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Collin Peterson regarding farm bill negotiations
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Linda Lipsen
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 P.M.- Attend unveiling of Leadership Portrait of Tom Daschle
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel regarding farm bill negotiations
  • 4:30 P.M.- Senate and House Farm Bill Conferees
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel regarding farm bill negotiations
  • 6:15 P.M.- Meeting with Steve Burd

April 21, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Begin Return Travel
  • 12:30 A.M.- Call to Personal Office Staff
  • 1:30 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 5:30 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 6:00 P.M.- Senate Farm Bill Conferees Meeting
  • 6:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

April 20, 2008

  • No Public Events

April 19, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Participate in groundbreaking ceremony for the Native American Center at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Geri Small and Jennie Lou LaFranier, Missoula, MT

April 18, 2008

  • 8:35 A.M.- Begin Travel to Montana
  • 10:30 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 1:30 P.M.- Press Interviews, Bozeman, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Charles Rinker, Bozeman, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Haircut at Mack’s, Bozeman, MT
  • 6:00 P.M.- Attend retirement party for Corky Brittan, Bozeman, MT
  • 9:00 P.M.- Begin travel to Missoula

April 17, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.-Meeting with Finance and Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Hearing to consider nominations, including that of Ed Eck of Missoula, MT, to be a Member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.
  • 11:00 A.M.- Senate Farm Bill Conferee Meeting
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Butch Hiller and John Kappes, both of Missoula, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Jim Stone of Great Falls, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Judge Don Molloy of Missoula, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with David Smith, Ron Ostermiller, and Steve Holland, all of Bozeman, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Senate Farm Bill Conferee Meeting
  • 3:30 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:30 P.M.- Senate Farm Bill Conferee Meeting
  • 5:45 P.M.- Meeting with Ron Waterman of Helena, MT and representatives from the National Crittenton Foundation Board including Barbara Burton of Helena, MT
  • 6:00 P.M.- Senate and House Farm Bill Conferee Meeting
  • 7:15 P.M.- Speak to Chamber of Commerce dinner in honor of Korean President Lee

April 16, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing regarding Surface Transportation and the Global Economy (“SAFETEA-LU”) with Montana witness Ray Kuntz, CEO of Watkins and Shepard Trucking, on behalf of the American Trucking Associations, Helena, MT
  • 11:15 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:00 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:30 P.M.- Farm Bill Conferees Meeting
  • 2:15 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with Randy Reed of Chinook, MT and Larry Mires of Glasgow, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Call to Congressman Rangel regarding the Farm Bill
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with students from Sidney High School, Anaconda High School, and Anaconda Honors & Alternative High School and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Glacier County Commissioners Michael DeRosier of Browning, MT; John Ray of East Glacier, MT; and Ron Rides At The Door of Cut Bank, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with George Nolen
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Toni Tease of Billings, MT
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M.- Senate Farm Bill Conferees Meeting

April 15, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Call to Congressman Charlie Rangel regarding the Farm Bill
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Farm Bill Conferees Meeting
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on “Tax: Fundamentals in Advance of Reform”
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel regarding the Farm Bill
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senator Grassley, Congressman Rangel, and Congressman McCrery regarding the Farm Bill
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Students from Powel County High School in Deer Lodge, MT and Senator Tester
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with 26 members of the Montana Telecommunications Association and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel regarding the Farm Bill
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley regarding the Farm Bill
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel regarding the Farm Bill
  • 7:00 P.M.- Desk Time


April 14, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 1:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:45 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 4:00 P.M.- Farm Bill Conferees Meeting
  • 5:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Larry Weinberg
  • 6:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

April 13, 2008

  • No Public Events

April 12, 2008

  • No Public Events

April 11, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Review FBI files for nominees being reviewed in the Finance Committee
  • 9:45 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with students from Castle Rock Middle School in Billings, MT
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Physician Specialty Societies regarding the Medicare bill
  • 12:00 P.M.- Live Video Teleconference with students from Granite High School in Philipsburg, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 1 P.M.- Farm Bill Conferees Meeting
  • 2 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

April 10, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on “Identity Theft: Who's Got Your Number?” with witness Rebecca Spencer of Billings, MT
  • 10:15 A.M.- Farm Bill Conferees Meeting
  • 11:00 A.M.- Three Votes on Senate Floor
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with NYLC student Mimi Lunde of Custer County District High School in Miles City, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with CEOs with the Organization for International Investment in order to promote business in Montana
  • 2:20 P.M.- Five Votes on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Tracy Lakatua of Missoula, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Brian Sippy of Missoula, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Farm Bill Conferees Meeting
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Jeff Crane, President of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
  • 4:45 P.M.- Meeting with Kent Burgess of Billings, MT and John Flink of Helena, MT
  • 5:55 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor

April 9, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Environment & Public Works Committee Hearing on “Legislative Hearing on S. 1870, the Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007” with witness Randy Smith of Glen, MT
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with K. R. Sridhar
  • 10:45 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:15 A.M.- Meeting with Senator Charles Schumer
  • 12:30 P.M.- Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 P.M.- Finance Subcommittee on Heath Care Hearing on "Covering Uninsured Children: The Impact of the August 17 CHIP Directive."
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with CloseUp students from Rocky Boy High School, Baker High School, Conrad High School, Dodson High School, and Fairfield High School
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Michael Johnson
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 5:40 P.M.- Call to Congressman Pete Stark
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Congressman Rangel, Senator Harkin, and Congressman Peterson

April 8, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "S. 970, the Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007"
  • 11:30 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement and Tax Provisions in the Housing Stimulus Bill
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with David Brennan
  • 12:30 P.M.- Meeting with Richard Allen, Chris Deavila, Christopher Grudzinski, David Kuck, and Jared Sharp of Billings, MT; Darren Kuck of Laurel, MT; TJ Smith of Plentywood, MT; and Etchie Smith, Daniel Wilmot, and Jacob Rodriguez of Helena, MT
  • 12:45 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with CloseUp students from Troy High School in Troy, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Floor Speech regarding the Housing Stimulus Bill
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Bill Howell of West Yellowstone, MT; Robbie Holman of Whitefish, MT; and Scott and Mary Herzog of Great Falls, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with 15 members from the Montana Hospital Association
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Larry Obie of Chinook, MT; Dr. Larry Bonderud of Shelby, MT; Steven Sem of Great Falls, MT; and Dr. Ron Benner of Laurel, MT
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with Don Hamm
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Grassley, Congressman Rangel, and Congressman McCrery
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Ric Brown of Corvallis, MT

April 7, 2008

  • No Public Events

April 6, 2008

  • 6:40 A.M.- Begin Return Travel

April 5, 2008

  • 10:00 A.M.- Begin Travel to Butte
  • 11:15 A.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Butte, MT
  • 1:00 P.M.- Meeting with Montana Conservation Voters, Butte, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with the Montana Public Employees Association, Butte, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Desk Time, Butte, MT
  • 5:00 P.M.- Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner, Butte, MT

April 4, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 10:00 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with students from Valier High School in Valier, MT
  • 11:30 A.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M.- Conference call with State Staff
  • 1:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 5:30 P.M.- Begin Travel to Montana

April 3, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "Outside the Box on Estate Tax Reform: Reviewing Ideas to Simplify Planning"
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Linda Schmaing, Doug Jensen, and Shannon Gilligan Payne all of Billings, MT; John Braut of Scobey, MT; and Robin Nelson of Ronan, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.- Speak on Senate Floor regarding Housing Legislation
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 1:00 P.M.- Speak to the Emergency Committee for American Trade
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Anne Carpenter of Helena, MT; Ann Tribby of Miles City, MT; Denise Herman of Glasgow, MT; and Cammy Peck of Missoula, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Jack Bovender
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Eurasian exchange students living in Montana, Ainur Derkembaeva of Helena, MT and Sergey Zverev of Lolo, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:35 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Errol Rice, Jay Bodner, and Hayley Carraway all of Helena, MT; Steve Roth of Big Sandy, MT; Tom Hougen of Melstone, MT; Watty Taylor of Busby, MT; Bill Donald of Melville, MT; Lynn Cornwell of Glasgow, MT; Clint Peck of Billings, MT; George Trischman of Twin Bridges, MT; and Johnnie Schultz of Grass Range, MT
  • 5:00 P.M.- Members’ meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Bingaman, Diane Feinstein, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, and Barbara Boxer regarding Secure Rural Schools legislation
  • 6:00 P.M.- Control Legislation on Senate Floor
  • 7:40 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor

April 2, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Breakfast with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Democratic Members’ meeting
  • 11:15 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Gary Sorenson of Missoula, MT
  • 1:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with Jack Mudd and Jeff Fee, both of Missoula, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with CloseUp Students from Malta High School, Columbus High School, and Libby High School and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Bill Cain of Divide, MT; Jim Hagenbarth of Dillon, MT; and Randy Smith of Glen, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with John Hennessy
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with John Bryson
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with Dave Wheeler of Miles City, MT and John and Dora Felicioni of Billings, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Councilman Bill Whitehead of Wolf Point, MT; Councilman Rick Kirn, Carl Fourstar, and Darryl Red Eagle all of Poplar, MT; President Rick Knick and Clint Jacobs both of Culbertson, MT; Allen Bunk of Nashua, MT; Mike Watson of Helena, MT; and Montana State Representative Julie French of Scobey, MT
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

April 1, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Chair Finance Committee Hearing on "Anti-Terrorism Financing: Progress Made and the Challenges Ahead"
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Alayne Dolson and Janet Zupan, both of Missoula, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Michelle Barstad of Helena, MT; Jon Marchi of Polson, MT; Bill Kearns of Townsend, MT; and Larry Putnam of Malta, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Colleen McCarthy of Helena, MT; Revonda Stordahl of Butte, MT; Tim McKittrick and Joe McKittrick of Great Falls, MT; and Lucy Brown of Billings, MT
  • 12:15 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with Jim McLean of Frenchtown, MT; Kelsey Wadsworth of Bozeman, MT; and Thea Maristuen of Missoula, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with CloseUp Students from the Montana School for Deaf & Blind in Great Falls, MT and Choteau High School in Choteau, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with John Barsness of Bozeman, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Yancy Beston and Lee Meeloncamp of Frazer, MT; Robert “Smokey” Doore, Brian Gallop, Junie, Jerci, and Jenna Powell, and Donna Yellow Owl of Browning, MT; Bob Odermann of Great Falls, MT; and Lynda Brannon of Helena, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 6:30 P.M.- Meeting with Jack Mitchell of Polson, MT and Ruddy Reilly of Cascade, MT; and Susan Sontag of Townsend, MT

March 2008

March 31, 2008

  • No Public Events

March 30, 2008

  • No Public Events

March 29, 2008

  • No Public Events

March 28, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with United Transportation Union Members, Missoula, MT
  • 10:00 A.M.- Address Montana Education Association and Montana Federation of Teachers Annual Representative Assembly (MEA-MFT), Missoula, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Max Baucus Stimulus Help Session at Saint Patrick’s Hospital, Missoula, MT
  • 11:30 A.M.- Attend ceremony at Milltown Dam, Milltown, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Press Interviews, Missoula, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Begin Return Travel

March 27, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M. - Meeting with Gene Jarussi, Billings, MT
  • 8:30 A.M. - Begin Travel to Bozeman, MT
  • 11:00 A.M. - Max Baucus Stimulus Help Session at the Bozeman Senior Center, Bozeman, MT
  • 2:00 P.M. - Address Montana Agriculture Bankers, Bozeman, MT
  • 8:00 P.M. - Begin Travel to Missoula, MT

March 26, 2008

  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with the Pryor Coalition regarding Custer Forest Management Plan, Billings, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Max Baucus Stimulus Help Session at the South Park Senior Center, Billings, MT
  • 1:15 P.M.- Meeting with Certified Nurse Midwives, Billings, MT

March 25, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Begin Travel to Great Falls
  • 11:00 A.M.- Max Baucus Stimulus Help Session at the Great Falls Senior Citizens Center, Great Falls, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Press Interviews, Great Falls, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Being travel to Billings

March 24, 2008

  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Montana members of the AFL-CIO, Helena, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Max Baucus Stimulus Help Session at the Helena Penkay Eagles Manor, Helena, MT
  • 2:00 P.M.- Opening of Campaign Office, Helena, MT

March 23, 2008

  • No Public Events

March 22, 2008

  • No Public Events

March 21, 2008

  • No Public Events

March 20, 2008

  • No Public Events

March 19, 2008

  • No Public Events

March 18, 2008

  • 8:40 A.M.- Begin Travel to Bozeman
  • 10:00 A.M.- Press conference with LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals

Bozeman, MT

  • 11:00 A.M.- Begin Travel to Helena
  • 11:45 A.M.- Helena Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon Helena, MT

March 17, 2008

  • 10:15 A.M.- Brunch with Staff at Perkins Restaurant Butte, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Butte, MT
  • 1:15 P.M.- Meeting with Michael Punke of Butte, MT Butte, MT

March 16, 2008

  • 5:30 P.M.- Begin Travel to Montana

March 15, 2008

  • No Public Events

March 14, 2008

  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Korean Ambassador Lee
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Gene Graf of Bozeman, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 12:30 P.M.- Lunch with champion runner Tim Twietmeyer and his son Austin
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Baucus winter DC interns
  • 4:30 P.M.- Desk Time

March 13, 2008

  • 8:45 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 9:15 A.M.- Finance Committee Hearing on "Customs Reauthorization: Strengthening U.S. Economic Interests and Security" with witness Antoinette Tease of Billings, MT
  • 9:30 A.M.- Congressional Remembrance Ceremony honoring our fallen soldiers in Iraq and to remember those serving in Afghanistan and throughout the world
  • 10:15 A.M.- Moment of Silence on Senate Floor for fallen soldiers in Iraq
  • 11:00 A.M.- Vote-o-rama begins on Senate floor and continues past midnight
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with David Ports of Missoula, MT and Roger Pelletier of Dillon, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with 17 Montana Primary Care Association representatives
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Jack Copps of Billings, MT, Kirk Miller of Bozeman, MT, and David Williams of Billings, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Weekly meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Montana’s Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger and his wife Karen Bohlinger
  • 5:00 P.M.- Floor time continues for votes past midnight

March 12, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Hearing on "Alternatives to the Current Federal Estate Tax System"
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Steve Lethert of Laurel, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.- Delegation Lunch with Senator Tester and Congressman Rehberg
  • 12:30 P.M.- Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with Richard and Chris Owen of Geraldine, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with students from Red Lodge High School, C.M. Russell High School (Great Falls), and Granite High School (Philipsburg)
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Josh Anderson of Troy, MT and Bob Norbie of Great Falls, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 4:30 P.M.- Members’ meeting with Leader Reid, Senator Dorgan and Senator Dodd
  • 5:15 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 6:00 P.M.- Stop by BP Reception to discuss Cline Mine with BP’s Chairman Peter Sutherland and CEO Tony Hayward

March 11, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.- Floor statement regarding Air Force Tanker Procurement Issue
  • 11:15 A.M.- Floor statement regarding the Baucus tax cut amendment to the Budget Resolution
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Scott and Ellen Blaine of Red Lodge, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M.- Offer Baucus tax cut amendment to the Budget Resolution on Senate floor
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Kalispell’s City Manager Jim Patrick and Katherine Thompson of Kalispell, MT
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with Pete Formaz of Helena, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Steve Turkiewicz of Helena, MT; Wayne Hirsch of Billings, MT; Bruce Gerlach of Bozeman, MT; Don Bennett of Columbia Falls, MT; and Tom Welch of Dillon, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Doug Neil of Great Falls, MT; Kurt Bushnell of Bozeman, MT; and Chass Perkins of Great Falls, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with students from Harrison High School, Columbia Falls High School, and Fort Benton High School and Senator Tester
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Bob Sandoval of Butte, MT
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with Tom Barnett of Sidney, MT; Tom Huntley of Great Falls, MT; Herb Sand of Glasgow, MT; and Allen Thiessen of Lambert, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M.- Members’ meeting with Senators Durbin, Bingaman, Schumer, Salazar, Boxer, Feinstein, and McCaskill

March 10, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Green Group CEOs
  • 11:30 A.M.- Live Teleconference meeting with Sunburst High School in Sunburst, MT
  • 11:45 P.M.- Meeting with Erin Giefer of Kalispell, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus, his fiancé Stephanie Denton, and her mother, Linda Denton
  • 1:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M.- Press Conference regarding Senator Baucus’s Middle-Class Tax Cuts amendment to the Budget Resolution
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Secretary Hank Paulson, Secretary Samuel Bodman, Senator Charles Grassley, and Senator Jeff Bingaman regarding energy offsets
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Steve Earle of Missoula, MT
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 5:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:30 P.M.- Brief Remarks to the Annual American Psychological Association State Leadership Conference

March 9, 2008

  • No Public Events

March 8, 2008

  • No Public Events

March 7, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.- Meeting with Johan van’t Hof and Bob Rowe of Helena, MT
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Dave Carr of Helena, MT; Hank Goetz of Ovando, MT; Dusty Crary of Choteau, MT; Lyle Hodgkiss of Choteau, MT; and Kat Imhoff of Helena, MT
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with Senator Jeff Bingaman regarding Indian Water Rights Settlements
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M.- Cuban Ambassador Jorge Bolaños
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with staff assistants Lindsay Bell of Billings, MT; Jenna Cederberg of Missoula, MT; Scott Guenther of Bozeman, MT; Lai Lam; Chris Lambert of Helena, MT; Julie Middleton of Emigrant, MT; and Travis Monroe of Missoula, MT
  • 1:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 1:15 P.M.- Floor speech regarding the death of his friend, Laurie Sullivan

March 6, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M. - Speak to the Credit Union National Association’s 2008 Governmental Affairs Conference
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Hearing on “The Administration's 2008 Trade Agenda" with witness USTR, Ambassador Susan Schwab
  • 11:00 A.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Ambassador Susan Schwab
  • 11:45 A.M. - Meeting with Kelly Borden of Stevensville, MT and Tracy Bragg of Havre, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Meeting with Dick and Debbie Crockford of Hardin, MT and John and Roberta Barrows of Helena, MT
  • 12:15 P.M. - Call to Bob Malone, CEO of BP America, regarding the North Fork of the Flathead
  • 12:30 P.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. - Finance Committee Roundtable on Value Based Purchasing
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Darla Kuntz of Havre, MT and Jeff Twohig of Missoula, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Dan Keil of Conrad, MT; David Jones of Hingham, MT; Annmarie Robinson of Big Sandy, MT; Paul Tuss of Havre, MT; and Chippewa Cree Tribe Members Tony Belcourt, and Jonathan Windy Boy of Box Elder, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Spencer Stone of Billings, MT; Linda Tracy of Missoula, MT; Virginia Sullivan of Missoula, MT; Greg Hood of Kalispell, MT; Becky Douglas of Missoula, MT; and Jim Sayer of Missoula, MT
  • 4:45 P.M. - Meeting with Billings City Council Members Tina Volek, Jani McCall, Joy Stevens, Vince Ruegamer, Dennis Pitman, and Bruce Putnam
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Doug Rauthe of Kalispell, MT; Leon Pattyn of Billings, MT; Bobby Brekhus of Billings, MT; and Dee Ann Hartman of Billings, MT
  • 5:15 P.M. - Desk Time

March 5, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee All-Members’ meeting with Ed Kleinbard, Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation
  • 11:15 A.M.- Meeting with John McKenna of Bozeman, MT
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Terry McGraw
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Ann Desch of Helena, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with Jim Knight of Bozeman, MT; Mark Peterson of Havre, MT; and Marcia Hollandsworth of Brady, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Mike Calcaterra of Missoula, MT and Bob Sherman of Stevensville, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Mike Halligan of Missoula, MT; Lynda Bourque Moss of Billings, MT; and Kelly Bruggeman of Billings, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Hugh Grant (not the actor J)
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Crystal Kuntz of Billings, MT and Roger Millar of Missoula, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with 19 Members of the Montana Credit Union Delegation
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with students from West Yellowstone High School and Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Keri Brady of Shelby, MT; and Loren Timmerman of Shelby, MT
  • 4:45 P.M.- Meeting with Bill Kennedy of Billings, MT
  • 4:45 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Richard Sims of Helena, MT
  • 5:15 P.M.- US Senate Youth Program Reception to visit Montanan students Nicholas Corn of Florence, MT and Tyler Dugger of Billings, MT

March 4, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance All-Members’ Meeting with CEOs from the health insurance industry
  • 11:15 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Shea Cole and Reed Tyburn, both of Billings, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Howard Friedman
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with County Commissioners from the Montana Association of Counties and Senator Tester
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Kathy Lewis of Trego, MT; Cynthia Lofthus of Circle, MT; and Julie Witt of Sheridan, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Jack Brennan
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Carrie Stefanatz of St. Ignatius, MT and Rene Schoening of Deerlodge, MT
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with Ric Hauer of Missoula, MT; Dr. Tom McCoy of Bozeman, MT; and Gay Allison of Missoula, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Kathleen Dent of Hamilton, MT
  • 4:25 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:50 P.M.- Meeting with Colonel Paul Grimstad and Lieutenant Colonel Michael Tooley both of Helena, MT
  • 5:15 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M.- Montana Meth Project Reception with President of the Montana Meth Project, Tom Siebel, and Senator Tester and Congressman Rehberg

March 3, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 1:30 P.M.- Speech to the National Congress of American Indians
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with JP Crowley of Helena and Betsy Scanlin of Red Lodge
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Alvy Chapman of East Helena and Keith Beach of Ekalaka
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Peter Degel and Ken Woosley, both of Billings, MT
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:15 P.M.- Members’ Meeting with Senators Grassley, Conrad, Lincoln, Stabenow, and Roberts regarding the farm bill
  • 5:15 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Mary Landrieu
  • 5:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor

March 2, 2008

  • 7:20 A.M.- Begin Return Travel

March 1, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Begin Travel to Helena with stops in Broadview, Harlowton, and Townsend

February 2008

February 29, 2008

  • 8:35 A.M.- Begin Travel to Montana
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with St. Vincent Officials, followed by a tour of St. Vincent’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Billings, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Haircut at Billings Park Place, Billings, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Call time with State Staff, Billings, MT

February 28, 2008

  • 8:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M. - Meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Charles Grassley
  • 10:15 A.M. - Finance Committee Hearing entitled "The Real Estate Market: Building a Strong Economy"
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Jeffrey Schwartz
  • 11:45 A.M. - Meeting with Tim Descamps of Missoula, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:00 P.M. - Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 2:00 P.M. - Meeting with Senators Jeff Bingaman, John Kerry, and Charles Schumer regarding Medicaid regulations
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Beth Verlanic of Laurel, MT; DL Ferris of Darby, MT; Sandy Pepos of Great Falls, MT; and Dee Hensley-Maclean of Hamilton, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Jacque Dolberry of Pablo, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Paul Tweden of Billings, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly Meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Dr. Jeff Gritzner of Florence, MT
  • 4:45 P.M. - Meeting with Michael Schechtman of Helena, MT
  • 4:55 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Fred Thomas of Stevensville, MT
  • 5:15 P.M. - Meeting with Dr. Nick Wolter and Jim Duncan, both of Billings, MT

February 27, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:30 A.M.- Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing on the President’s Proposed EPA Budget for Fiscal Year 2009
  • 11:45 A.M.- Floor Speech regarding the introduction of his asbestos awareness resolution
  • 12:00 P.M.- Press Conference regarding passage of the Indian Health Care Bill with Senator Tester
  • 12:30 P.M.- Special Caucus Lunch regarding the Budget
  • 2:15 P.M.- Meeting with Montana Wool Growers John Helle of Dillon, MT; Rodney Kott of Bozeman, MT; and Aeric Reilly of Helena, MT
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Montana Broadcasters Association Greg McDonald of Bonner, MT; Dennis Coffman of Billings, MT; Kathy Ernst of Helena, MT; and Susan Balding of Bozeman, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Glenn Marz of White Hall, MT; Rich Day of Butte, MT; Eleanor Morris of Missoula, MT; and Mike Aderhold of Great Falls, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Montana National Guard General Stan Putnam, Colonel Joel Cusker, Colonel Brad Livingston all of Helena, MT; and Colonel James Hogan, Sergeant Major Robert Bennett, Captain Tim Crowe, and Deputy Steven Martinka all of Fort Harrison, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Fergus County Commissioner Carl Seilstad and Chouteau County Commissioner Harvey Worrall
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Mayor of Bozeman Kaaren Jacobson, and Chris Kukuski and Amanda McInnis of Bozeman, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Grassley, Congressmen Rangel and McCrery and Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Conner regarding the farm bill
  • 4:45 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 5:30 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Tester and all other Freshman Democratic Members regarding the 2008 trade agenda
  • 6:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor

February 26, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Hearing on "Economic and Fiscal Conditions of the States"
  • 10:10 A.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Dr. Howard Knapp of Billings, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.-Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 12:30 P.M.- Meeting with Randy Heinz and Tom Landry, both of Billings, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 2:45 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 5:45 P.M.- Members Meeting with Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi; Senator Harkin and Congressmen Rangel and Peterson regarding the Farm Bill

February 25, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.- Meeting with Chancellor of MSU-Billings Dr. Ron Sexton
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M.- Mandatory training on Senate Ethics Rules along with colleagues Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Daniel Akaka
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with his Legislative Assistants: Tom Lynch, Heather O’Loughlin, Andrew Person, Will Sehestedt, Paul Wilkins, and Brandon Willis
  • 1:00 P.M.- Meeting with 12 Youth Ambassadors from Argentina on their way to have home-stays with families in Butte, MT
  • 1:15 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Crystal Duntton and Debra Pearce of Helena, MT; Reid Lund, Jan Rouse, and Michelle Nelson of Dillon, MT
  • 2:15 P.M.- Call to Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 3:00 P.M.- Live Teleconference meeting with Whitewater High School in Whitewater, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Beck Kington of Twin Bridges, MT; Marijka Wessner of Missoula, MT; Dave Schulz of Virginia City, MT; and Dave Burch of Helena, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 4:45 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders
  • 5:15 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Kent Conrad
  • 5:30 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor

February 24, 2008

  • No Public Events

February 23, 2008

  • No Public Events

February 22, 2008

  • No schedule posted

February 21, 2008

  • 7:00 A.M. - Meeting with State Staff, Missoula, MT
  • 8:00 A.M. - Breakfast with Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue, Missoula, MT
  • 9:30 A.M. - Public Meeting with Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue, Missoula, MT
  • 11:00 A.M. - Begin Travel to Hamilton
  • 12:00 P.M. - Rural Health Forum, Hamilton, MT
  • 1:15 P.M. - Meeting with Rick O’Brien, Hamilton, MT
  • 1:30 P.M. - Begin Travel to Kalispell
  • 2:30 P.M. - Press Interviews, Kalispell, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Town hall meeting at Flathead Valley Community College regarding Cline Mine Kalispell, MT
  • 5:15 P.M. - Begin Travel to Helena
  • 6:00 P.M. - Dinner with State Staff in the Helena Wingate, Helena, MT

February 20, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Begin Travel to Miles City
  • 10:30 A.M.- Rural Health Forum, Miles City, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch at Cattle-ac, Miles City, MT
  • 1:30 P.M.- Begin Travel to Glendive
  • 2:30 P.M.- Rural Health Forum, Glendive, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Begin Travel to Missoula, MT

February 19, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Helena, MT
  • 9:30 A.M.- File for Office, Helena, MT
  • 11:00 A.M.- Begin Travel to Bozeman
  • 12:00 P.M.- Campaign Rally, Bozeman, MT
  • 1:30 P.M.- Lunch at John Bozeman’s Bistro, Bozeman, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Begin Travel to Billings
  • 5:00 P.M.- Campaign Rally, Billings, MT
  • 7:30 P.M.- Speak to American Red Cross 10th Annual Heroes Celebration, Billings, MT

February 18, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Work Day at Big Bear Sports Center, Great Falls, MT
  • 8:00 P.M.- Begin Travel to Helena, MT

February 17, 2008

  • 8:35 A.M.- Begin travel to Montana

February 16, 2008

  • No Public Events

February 15, 2008

  • 10:30 A.M.- Call with Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 3:00 P.M.- Conference Call with Senators Harkin, Grassley, Conrad, and Chambliss regarding the Farm Bill

February 14, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Speak to AARP’s Board of Directors
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:15 A.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Hearing on “International Aspects of a Carbon Cap and Trade Program”
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Kent Conrad
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Department of Health & Human Services Inspector General Dan Levinson
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Colombian Minister of Trade Luis Plata and Colombian Ambassador Carolina Barco
  • 3:00 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:30 P.M.- Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:45 P.M.- Meeting with Rocco Fiato
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer and Deputy Secretary Chuck Conner; Senators Harkin, Grassley, Conrad, and Chambliss; and Congressmen Peterson and Goodlatte regarding the Farm Bill
  • 7:00 P.M.- Press Interviews


February 13, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.- Meeting with Sebastian Olivares-Coster of Helena, MT
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Hearing on “Selling to Seniors: The Need for Accountability and Oversight of Marketing and Sales by Medicare Private Plans, Part Two” with witness Kerry N. Weems, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • 11:00 A.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:15 P.M.- Members meeting with House Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid, Senators Durbin and Conrad, and Congressmen Hoyer, Spratt, and Rangel regarding the FY ’09 Budget
  • 1:55 P.M.- Bill Signing at White House of H.R. 5140, the Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Mayor of Helena Jim Smith and City of Helena representatives Tim Burton, John Rundquist, Phil Hauck, Amanda McInnis, and Don Roecker
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Keith Olson of Kalispell, MT; and Ellen Engstedt-Simpson of Helena, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with Tom Kuntz of Red Lodge, MT
  • 4:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:15 P.M.- Meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer and Deputy Secretary Chuck Conner; Senators Harkin, Grassley, Conrad, and Chambliss; and Congressmen Peterson and Goodlatte regarding the Farm Bil
  • 5:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 7:10 P.M.- Press Interviews

February 12, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee All-Members’ meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
  • 11:15 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Darcy Trent of Missoula, MT
  • 11:45 A.M.- Meeting with Art Taft, Great Falls, MT
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Stefani Hicswa, Kristin Murnin, and Tad Torgerson, all of Miles Commuity College in Miles City, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Donald Harr of Billings, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Bruce Henderson of Fort Harrison, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with Robert Sivertsen of Havre, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Meeting with Jono McKinney and Wendy Wigert, both of Bozeman, MT
  • 3:45 P.M.- Meeting with Jane Karas, Bob Nystuen, Steven Nystuen, and Tom Harding, all of Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, MT
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Bob Iger
  • 4:15 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Grassley, Congressman Rangel, and Congressman McCrery
  • 5:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Frank Gilmore, Dr. Corby Anderson, and Dan Trudenowski all of Montana Tech in Butte, MT
  • 6:30 P.M.- Press Interviews

February 11, 2008

  • No Public Events

February 10, 2008

  • No schedule posted

February 9, 2008

  • No schedule posted

February 8, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Tim Davis of Helena, MT
  • 10:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M.- Live Teleconference meeting with Rapelje High School in Rapelje, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Desk Time


February 7, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Hearing on “Selling to Seniors: The Need for Accountability and Oversight of Marketing and Sales by Medicare Private Plans”
  • 11:15 P.M. - Meeting with Rusty Harper of Helena, MT
  • 11:30 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. - Special Democratic Caucus regarding economic stimulus
  • 1:00 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Montana Association of Mortgage Brokers Members Cyndy Rigler of Livingston, MT; Verna Boucher of Helena, MT; Steve Tucker of Billings, MT; Dave Christiansen of Lakeside, MT; and Tavell Peete of Billings, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Kim Liles and Dean Skaja, both of Missoula, MT
  • 3:10 P.M. - Floor Speech regarding economic stimulus
  • 3:15 P.M. - Press Conference with Leader Reid regarding economic stimulus
  • 3:30 P.M. - Meeting with St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group Members Randy Reed of Chinook, MT; Larry Mires of Glasgow, MT; Randy Perez of Fort Belknap, MT; Don Wilson of Browning, MT; John Tubbs of Helena, MT; Paul Azevedo of Helena, MT; and Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:00 P.M. - Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:10 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:50 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 5:00 P.M. - Meeting with Scott Miller of Helena, MT
  • 5:15 P.M. - Meeting with Joe Dwyer and Jim Larson, both of Billings, MT
  • 5:30 P.M. - Votes on Senate Floor

February 6, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M. - Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. - Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Finance Committee Hearing on "The President's Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Proposal" with witness Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Michael Leavitt
  • 11:30 A.M. - Meeting with Ron de Yong, Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture, Helena, MT
  • 12:30 P.M. - Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with John Diperi of Billings, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. - Meeting with Chairman of the Crow Tribe Carl Venne and Crow Tribe Members Cedric Black Eagle, Scott Russell, Darrin Old Coyote, and Del Laverdure
  • 3:00 P.M. - Meeting with Donna Bosch of Kalispell, MT; and Maggie Darlington of Missoula, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:30 P.M. - Floor Speech regarding Economic Stimulus
  • 5:00 P.M. - Signing Ceremony between the Crow Nation and the State of Montana with Senator Jon Tester, Representative Denny Rehberg, Chairman Carl Venne, and Secretary of State Brad Johnson
  • 5:45 P.M. - Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 P.M. - Meeting with Montanans from the American Indian Higher Education Consortium: John Salois (President of Blackfeet Community College), Shari Bremner (President, Associate Students of Blackfeet Community), Richard E. Littlebear (President of Chief Dull Knife College), John Wooden Legs (Chairperson, CDKC Board of Directors), Tamaria Littlebear (Student at CDKC), Joe McDonald (President of Salish Kootenai College), Jim Stanley (President of Fort Peck Community College), Rachel Emmous (AIHEC, Bozeman), and Sandra Monteau (Rocky Boy)
  • 6:30 P.M. - Meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid regarding economic stimulus

February 5, 2008

  • 8:00 A.M.- Breakfast with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Hearing on "The President's Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Proposal" with witness Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson
  • 11:40 A.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M.- Press Conference with Senator Grassley regarding economic stimulus
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M.- Press Conference with Senators Stabenow, Conrad, and Salazar regarding economic stimulus
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Montana realtors Ed Hudson of Billings, MT and Colleen Wulf of Billings, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Montana School Boards Association Members Bob Vogel of Helena, MT; Joanne Schrupp of Colstrip, MT; Barb Riley of Columbia Falls, MT; Charles Wilson of Glasgow, MT; April Thorson of Laurel, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 5:00 P.M.- Call to Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director, John Walters
  • 5:15 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 6:15 P.M.- Desk Time

February 4, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.- Meeting with Susan Miles of Helena, MT
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M.- Press Conference with Senators Stabenow and Cantwell regarding economic stimulus
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:55 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 1:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 1:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with the Ambassador of Vietnam Le Cong Phung
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Ambassador Susan Schwab, US Trade Representative
  • 4:30 P.M.- Meeting with Montana Grain Growers Association Members Will Roehm of Great Falls, MT; Bing Von Bergen of Moccasin, MT; Keven Bradley of Cut Bank, MT; Gordon Stoner of Outlook, MT; and Lola Raska of Great Falls, MT
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Secretary of Health & Human Services, Mike Leavitt
  • 5:20 P.M.- Floor Speech on economic stimulus
  • 5:30 P.M.- Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 P.M.- Meeting with Farm Bill Conferees: Senators Harkin, Conrad, Leahy, and Lincoln

February 3, 2008

  • 9:05 A.M.- Begin Return Travel

February 2, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Montana members of The Nature Conservancy, Big Sky, MT

February 1, 2008

  • 8:45 A.M.- Begin Travel to Montana
  • 2:00 P.M.- Press Conference at Big Bear Sports regarding economic stimulus, Billings, MT
  • 3:15 P.M.- Meeting with State Staff, Billings, MT
  • 4:15 P.M.- Begin Travel to Bozeman, MT

January 2008

January 31, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. - Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. - Special Caucus with Members on FISA and the Stimulus Package
  • 11:30 A.M. - Floor Statement on the stimulus package
  • 11:45 P.M. - Meeting with Montana Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Lynch
  • 12:00 P.M. - Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. - Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. - Meeting with Stan Schlueter of Bozeman, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. - Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. - Weekly meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. - Meeting with Liz Fowler
  • 4:45 P.M. - Meeting with Congressman Jim McCrery
  • 5:15 P.M. - Desk Time

January 30, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M.- Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Hearing on "Private Fee for Service Plans in Medicare Advantage: A Closer Look."
  • 12:00 P.M.- Speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics regarding Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
  • 12:30 P.M.- Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Finance Committee Markup on Economic Stimulus
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Roland Mena of Helena, MT and Mike Anderson of Havre, MT
  • 5:45 P.M.- Meeting with Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
  • 6:15 P.M.- Meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 6:30 P.M.- Floor Speech regarding economic stimulus

January 29, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee Hearing to hear testimony regarding the nomination of Douglas H. Shulman to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue
  • 11:30 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M.- Meeting with Craig Barrett
  • 12:30 P.M.- Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M.- Meeting with Dan Burke of Missoula, MT; and Ted Robbins of Great Falls, MT
  • 2:45 P.M.- Meeting with Spook Stang of Helena, MT; Jay Foley of Billings, MT; and Mike Wilson of Billings, MT
  • 3:00 P.M.- Meeting with Todd Knowles of Great Falls, MT
  • 3:30 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 6:30 P.M.- Receive 2008 National Rural Health Association Legislative Award


January 28, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 10:00 A.M.- Meeting with Ed Kleinbard, Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation
  • 11:00 A.M.- Meeting with the President of the University of Montana Dr. George Dennison and Senator Tester
  • 11:30 A.M.- Meeting with Bob Peccia of Helena, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 12:30 P.M.- Meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senator Chuck Grassley regarding the economic stimulus package
  • 1:15 P.M.- Meeting with Jacob Cowgill of Big Sandy, MT
  • 1:30 P.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 2:00 P.M.- Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley regarding the economic stimulus package
  • 3:00 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 4:00 P.M.- Meeting with Dan Teigen of Teigen, MT
  • 4:40 P.M.- Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 P.M.- Desk Time
  • 6:30 P.M.- Secretary of the Senate’s Annual State of the Union Supper
  • 9:00 P.M.- President of the United States’ State of the Union Address

January 27, 2008

  • No public events

January 26, 2008

  • No public events

January 25, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M.- Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M.- Meeting with White House Counsel to review FBI file for Doug Shulman, IRS Commissioner Nominee
  • 9:45 A.M.- Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M.- Finance Committee All-Members meeting
  • 11:00 A.M.- Democratic Policy Committee event hosted by Senator Dorgan on options for financing infrastructure improvement
  • 11:45 A.M.- Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M.- Lunch with staffers Tracy Montross and Brianne Rogers
  • 3:20 P.M.- Press Interviews
  • 4:00 P.M.- Conference Call with Democratic Governors regarding economic stimulus

January 24, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing on "Strengthening America's Economy: Stimulus That Makes Sense" with Martin Feldstein and Jason Furman
  • 11:45 A.M. Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Land Tawny of Missoula, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Press interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. Agriculture Committee Hearing on the Nomination of Ed Schafer, of North Dakota, to be Secretary of Agriculture
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Blackfeet Tribe and Montana Reserved Water Rights Compacting Commission
  • 4:30 P.M. Meeting with Mike Lewis and Steve George of Butte, MT
  • 4:45 P.M. Meeting with the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Partners
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Secretary Hank Paulson and Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 5:30 P.M. Meeting with Jeff Immelt
  • 6:00 P.M. Press Interviews

January 23, 2008

  • 8:15 A.M. Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Democratic Members’ meeting on the economy and stimulus with former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman and Jason Furman, Director of the Hamilton Project
  • 11:15 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. Call to Congressman Denny Rehberg
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Dr. Josef Fischer
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Montana Cattlemen’s Association members Leo McDonnell of Columbus, MT; Hugh Broadus of Forsyth, MT; and Tony Belcourt of Rocky Boy, MT
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Bill Bryan of Bozeman, MT
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Wade Randlett
  • 7:00 P.M. Speaking engagement with the Washington Business Forum Dinner

January 22, 2008

  • 7:45 A.M. Meeting Time with Finance Committee Staff
  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing on "Strengthening America's Economy: Stimulus That Makes Sense" with witness Peter Orszag, Director, Congressional Budget Office
  • 11:30 A.M. Floor Speech on the Indian Health Bill
  • 12:45 P.M. Desk Time
  • 2:00 P.M. Press Interviews
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Montana State Representative Mary Caferro of Helena, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. Meeting with Jim Messina
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with the Special Envoy for the President-elect of the Republic of Korea Lee Myung-bak
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M. Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 5:30 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 P.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff

January 21, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 20, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 19, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 18, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 17, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 16, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 15, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 14, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 13, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 12, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 11, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 10, 2008

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with State Staff, Billings, MT
  • 10:00 A.M. Strategy session on juvenile diabetes with the Billings Clinic’s Pediatric Center, Billings, MT
  • 11:30 A.M. Haircut at Park Place Styling Salon, Billings, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. Meeting with State Staff, Billings, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Press Interviews
  • 4:30 P.M. Meeting with Kent Burgess at the St. John’s Lutheran Ministries nursing home, Billings, MT

January 9, 2008

  • 9:30 A.M. Press Interviews, Kalispell, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. Speak at the Montana Contractor’s Association Lunch, Kalispell, MT
  • 2:00 P.M. Present check to the Whitefish Police Department

Whitefish, MT

  • 6:30 P.M., Being travel to Billings, MT

January 8, 2008

8:00 A.M. Workday at Sonju Enterprise Machining Plant Kalispell, MT

January 7, 2008

  • 10:00 A.M. Meeting with Personal Office and Finance Committee Staff, Missoula, MT
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Hal Fraser of Missoula, MT, Missoula, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. Lunch with First Security Bank Employees, Missoula, MT
  • 2:15 P.M. Meeting with Forest Service and other wildfire fighting agencies, Missoula, MT
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Adair Kanter, Bruce Barrett, Zachary Patten, Erin Gjefle, and Ariel Barrett all of Missoula, MT, Missoula, MT
  • 4:30 P.M. Meeting with Matt Singer, Molly Moody, Betsy Mulligan-Dague, Steve McArthur, Ethel MacDonald, and Sean Gibbons all of Missoula, MT, Missoula, MT
  • 7:30 P.M. Begin Travel to Kalispell, MT

January 6, 2008

  • 5:30 P.M. Begin Travel to Montana

January 5, 2008

  • No Public Events

January 4, 2008

  • No schedule posted

January 3, 2008

  • No schedule posted

January 2, 2008

  • Max In Montana
  • No Public Events

January 1, 2008

  • Max In Montana
  • No Public Events

December 2007

December 31

  • Max In Montana
  • No Public Events

December 30

  • Max In Montana
  • No Public Events

December 29

  • Max In Montana
  • No Public Events

December 28

  • Max In Montana
  • No Public Events

December 27

  • Max In Montana
  • No Public Events

December 26

  • Max In Montana
  • No Public Events

December 25

  • Max In Montana
  • No Public Events

December 24

  • Max In Montana
  • No Public Events

December 23, 2007

  • No Public Events

December 22, 2007

  • Begin Travel to Montana

December 21, 2007

  • No Public Events

December 20, 2007

  • 8:15 A.M. Breakfast with Secretary Paulson
  • 9:15 A.M. Meeting with All Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Press Interviews
  • 10:30 A.M. Desk Time
  • 10:45 A.M. Call to Tom Siebel regarding the Montana Meth Project
  • 11:30 A.M. Call to Ambassador Susan Schwab
  • 1:05 P.M. Signing Ceremony with President Bush regarding H.R. 3648 the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act
  • 2:30 P.M. Live videoconference with students at Froid High School in Froid, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Desk Time

December 19, 2007

  • 8:15 A.M. Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Meeting with Ed Nef, former Baucus Legislative Director
  • 10:30 A.M. Desk Time
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Caucus Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. Call to Rick Holley
  • 2:45 P.M. Press Interviews

December 18, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M. Call to Tom Meredith, CFO of Motorola
  • 10:00 A.M. Call to Ziad Ojakli of the Ford Motor Company regarding the Missoula Children’s Theatre
  • 10:30 A.M. Meeting with Senator Johnny Isakson and Robin Farkas
  • 11:00 A.M. Call to Paul Brest, President of the Hewlett Foundation
  • 11:15 A.M. Meeting with Carl Tuvin, Senior Advisor, Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. Desk Time
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Director John Walters, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 5:20 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 7:00 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 8:20 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 11:00 P.M. Final Vote on Senate Floor

December 17, 2007

  • 12:10 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 1:00 P.M. Brainstorming session with Senior Staff

December 16, 2007

  • No Public Events

December 15, 2007

  • No Public Events

December 14, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Press interviews
  • 10:15 A.M. Meeting with 35 5th and 6th graders from Maine regarding their research project on Montanan fallen soldier Phillip Baucus
  • 10:30 A.M. Meeting with Howard Hornstein
  • 11:00 A.M. Meeting with Doug Shulman, Nominee for IRS Commissioner
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 11:45 A.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M. Desk Time
  • 1:00 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:40 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:15 P.M. Meeting with Chris Schrichta of Missoula, MT
  • 2:30 P.M. Press interviews
  • 3:15 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 P.M. Interview with potential job applicant

December 13, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:15 A.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing on "The Housing Decline: The Extent of the Problem and Potential Remedies"
  • 12:00 P.M. Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. Senators-only briefing with Admiral McConnell, Director of National Intelligence and Attorney General Mukasey regarding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)
  • 3:00 P.M. Press interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. Weekly meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 3:55 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:15 P.M. Finance Committee Executive Session to consider nominations
  • 4:30 P.M. Meeting with British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Tom Luce
  • 6:20 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 9:00 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor

December 12, 2007

  • 8:15 A.M. Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. Call to John Walters, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • 10:45 A.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Schylar Canfield of Butte, MT
  • 11:45 A.M. Montana Delegation Lunch with Senator Tester and Congressman Rehberg
  • 12:15 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with The Business Roundtable
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Northern Cheyenne Delegation President Eugene Little Coyote and Members William Walksalong, Dion Killsback, Drew Elkshoulder, and Michael Mason; all of Lame Deer, MT
  • 3:45 P.M. Press Interviews
  • 6:20 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor

December 11, 2007

  • 8:00 A.M. Award presentation to Senator Baucus from The Kids Are Waiting Campaign in support of the Tribal Foster Care and Adoption Act of 2007 S. 1956
  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing on S. 1673, the Promoting American Agricultural and Medical Exports to Cuba Act of 2007 with witness Dave McClure, President of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, of Lewistown, MT
  • 11:55 A.M. Speak on Senate Floor regarding the Cuba amendment to the Farm Bill
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Bill and Dave Harris
  • 2:45 P.M. Meeting with Tom Acevedo of Ronan, MT; Greg DuMontier of Saint Ignatius, MT; and Mark Baker of Helena, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Members meeting on Medicare with Senator Grassley and Congressmen Rangel, Dingell, Pallone, and Stark
  • 3:30 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley

December 10, 2007

  • 8:05 A.M. Begin Return Travel
  • 5:30 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:15 P.M. Meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Bingaman regarding the Energy bill

December 9, 2007

  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Mike Gulledge, Billings, MT
  • 1:00 P.M., Begin Travel to Helena, MT

December 8, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Workout at the University of Montana Recreation Center, Missoula, MT
  • 12:00 P.M.Press conference at the Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
  • 4:00 P.M. Begin Travel to Billings, MT
  • 6:00 P.M. Attend League of Women Voters’ Christmas Party, Billings, MT

December 7, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:40 A.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 10:15 A.M. Call to Tom Siebel of the Montana Meth Project
  • 10:30 A.M. Desk Time
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:00 P.M. Speak on Senate Floor regarding the energy bill tax package
  • 3:30 P.M. Press interviews
  • 5:35 P.M. Begin travel to Montana

December 6, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. Manage H.R. 3996, the Alternative Minimum Tax bill, on Senate floor
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Wendy Ninteman of Missoula, MT
  • 11:40 A.M. Vote on Senate floor
  • 12:00 P.M. Speak on Senate floor regarding the Alternative Minimum Tax
  • 12:15 P.M. Lunch with staffers Jim Messina, Chief of Staff; Russ Sullivan, Finance Committee Staff Director; Jon Selib, Legislative Director; and Bill Dauster, Finance Committee Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. Press conference regarding juvenile diabetes with NFL announcer John Madden, whose grandson suffers from the ailment
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Scott Crichton of Helena, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. Meeting with Chip and Gage Halverson of Polson, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Senator Don and Amelia Steinbeisser of Sidney, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. Call to Warren Buffett
  • 3:30 P.M. Weekly meeting with Senator Jon Tester
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Dr. David Chu and Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. Press interviews
  • 6:00 P.M. Vote on Senate floor

December 5, 2007

  • 8:15 A.M. Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:15 A.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Markup in Environment and Public Works Committee regarding the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007, S. 2191, and nominations; this continues throughout the day into the evening.
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Tobey Schule of Kalispell, MT; Peter Wolfgram of Townsend, MT; and Gina McCarthy of Missoula, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. Meeting with the US-China Business Council’s Board of Directors
  • 12:30 P.M. Desk Time
  • 1:00 P.M. Meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • 1:55 P.M. Speech on Senate Floor regarding the Alternative Minimum Tax
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Jim Greenwood
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Harp Cote, Don Peoples, Paul Babb, Ellen Cran, Jim Keane all of Butte, MT; Larry Simkins and Michael Punke both of Missoula, MT
  • 5:00 P.M. Markup in Environment and Public Works Committee continues with final passage at 6:45 P.M.
  • 7:00 P.M. Press interviews

December 4, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. Finance Committee All-Members meeting with Secretary Hank Paulson
  • 11:30 A.M. Speech on Senate Floor regarding the Peru Free Trade Agreement
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Velinda Stevens of Kalispell, MT and Rebecca Manna of West Glacier, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Ted Schlein
  • 3:45 P.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 4:45 P.M. Speech on Senate Floor regarding the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
  • 5:00 P.M. Press interviews
  • 5:30 P.M. Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley

December 3, 2007

  • No Public Events

December 2, 2007

  • No Public Events

December 1, 2007

  • No Public Events

November 2007

November 30, 2007

  • No schedule posted

November 29, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 12:00 P.M. Desk Time
  • 1:00 P.M. Speak at book launch for former Baucus staffer Ed Gresser
  • 2:00 P.M. Meeting with Morgan Frankel

November 28, 2007

  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:30 P.M. Desk Time

November 27, 2007

  • No schedule posted

November 26, 2007

  • No public events

November 25, 2007

  • No Public Events

November 24, 2007

  • No Public Events

November 23, 2007

  • No Public Events

November 22, 2007

  • No Public Events

November 21, 2007

  • No Public Events

November 20, 2007

  • 10:00 A.M. Press conference with Governor Schweitzer and Senator Tester regarding Green Earth Fuels’ and Targeted Growth’s new Bozeman headquartered joint venture, Sustainable Oils, Helena, MT
  • 11:15 A.M. Opening ceremony for the Helena South Interchange on Interstate 15 with Governor Schweitzer, Helena, MT

November 19, 2007

  • No public events.

November 18, 2007

  • No public events.

November 17, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Breakfast with the Six Mill Levy Campaign, Bozeman, MT
  • 12:05 P.M. Kick-off of the Cat/Griz Football Game, Bozeman, MT

November 16, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 10:30 A.M. Meeting with Administrative Staff
  • 11:00 A.M. Press interviews
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Cuban Ambassador Rodriguez
  • 11:45 A.M. Call to Ed Kleinbard, Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT)
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Chinese Ambassador Zhou
  • 5:35 P.M. Begin travel to Bozeman, MT

November 15, 2007

  • 8:30 A.M. Speech to the National Board of Directors of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
  • 9:15 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Democratic Members meeting regarding tax bills
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Dr. Michael Brown of Billings, MT
  • 11:45 A.M. Meeting with Matthew McGady and Rebecca Denning both of Bigfork, MT
  • 12:15 P.M. Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. Speech on Senate Floor regarding the Avandia investigation
  • 2:35 P.M. Meeting with Bill Drummond of Missoula, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. Meeting with Miles White
  • 3:00 P.M. Press interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Senator Tester and Major General Paul Selva, Director of Air Force Strategic Planning, regarding active association at Malmstrom
  • 4:30 P.M. Meeting with Dr. Marisa Pedulla and Dean Markovics of Butte, MT
  • 4:45 P.M. Meeting with John Jones of Billings, MT; John Huth of Helena, MT; and Brenda Olson of Bigfork, MT
  • 5:30 P.M. Meeting with Congressmen Rangel, Dingell, Stark and Pallone regarding Medicare
  • 6:00 P.M. Speech on Senate Floor regarding tax policy
  • 6:45 P.M. Surprise birthday party for Senator Robert Byrd

November 14, 2007

  • 8:15 A.M. Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing entitled "Federal Estate Tax: Uncertainty in Planning Under the Current Law"
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Brian Magee of Helena, MT
  • 11:45 A.M. Meeting with Gerry Jennings of Great Falls, MT; Tim Mahoney of Kalispell, MT; and David Dreher of Helena, MT
  • 12:30 P.M. Meeting with Senator Rockefeller, Congressman Steny Hoyer, and Congressman John Dingell regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 1:00 P.M. Negotiations on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) resume and continue through the afternoon
  • 4:30 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor

November 13, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:10 A.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 11:00 A.M. Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing entitled a "Legislative Hearing on America's Climate Security Act of 2007, S. 2191"
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 12:30 A.M. Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Ed and Connie Jonas of Rollins, MT
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Billy Woody of Missoula, MT; Mike Hanshew of Helena, MT; and Heidi Davis of Missoula, MT
  • 3:45 P.M. Meeting with CH Tung
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Congressmen Charlie Rangel, John Dingell, and Fortney Stark regarding Medicare
  • 5:00 P.M. Finance Committee All-Members’ Meeting regarding Medicare
  • 6:00 P.M. Meeting with Warren Buffett

November 12, 2007

  • No Public Events – Observance of Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2007

  • No Public Events – Veteran’s Day Holiday

November 10, 2007

  • No Public Events

November 9, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Calls to House GOP Members regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 10:00 A.M. Meeting with labor leaders
  • 10:45 A.M. Meeting with David Bell and Gale Gustason from Conrad, MT
  • 11:00 A.M. Visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to see Casey Clausen of Libby, MT and Aharon Scribner of Laurel, MT
  • 1:00 P.M. Call to George Soros
  • 2:45 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M. Desk Time

November 8, 2007

  • No schedule posted

November 7, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Finance Committee All-Members meeting regarding Medicare
  • 11:00 A.M. Joint Meeting of Congress for Address by Nicholas Sarkozy, President of France
  • 12:30 P.M. Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. Meeting with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch and House Republicans regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 4:15 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 4:30 P.M. Meeting with Paul Diaz
  • 6:00 P.M. Meeting with General Bob Kehler, New Commander of the Air Force Space Command, regarding Malmstrom
  • 6:30 P.M. Negotiations on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) resume and last throughout the night

November 6, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Personal Office and Finance Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Press conference with Senators Lincoln and Salazar regarding meth in rural America and Indian Country
  • 10:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M. Call to Kenneth Chenault
  • 11:15 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Chris Cox and Congressman Mark Udall
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Bill Singer
  • 3:15 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 4:30 P.M. Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch and House Republicans regarding Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 6:00 P.M. Speeches on Senate Floor regarding WRDA and the farm bill
  • 6:45 P.M. Negotiations on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) resume and last through the night

November 5, 2007

  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. Meeting with Ed Kleinbard, Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation
  • 11:15 A.M. Press Interviews
  • 12:00 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:45 P.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Kaeli Casati and Shannon Kuhn of Missoula, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M. Call to Bernard Duroc-Danner regarding protection of the North Fork of the Flathea
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

November 4, 2007

  • 8:20 A.M. Begin Travel to Washington, DC

November 3, 2007

  • 10:00 A.M. Speak to the Montana Cattlemen’s Association’s 6th Annual Cattlemen’s Day, Great Falls, MT
  • 11:15 A.M. Begin Travel to Bozeman, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. Montana State University versus Northern Arizona football game, Bozeman, MT
  • 8:15 P.M. Begin Travel to Helena, MT

November 2, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance and Personal Office Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. Press Interviews
  • 11:00 A.M. Meeting with Finance and Personal Office Staff
  • 11:45 A.M. Meeting with Senator Tester, Sharla Tester, and Betty and Ron Bitz of Box Elder, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. Desk Time
  • 12:45 P.M. Teleconferenced speech to Ideas Montana Medicine conference in Billings, MT
  • 1:15 P.M. Call to Bob Minto of Missoula, MT
  • 5:34 P.M. Begin Travel to Montana

November 1, 2007

  • 8:00 A.M. Bipartisanship Award Presentation from the Journal of Health Affairs
  • 9:00 A.M. Environment and Public Works Committee Markup to consider "America's Climate Security Act of 2007, S. 2191"
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing on Pending Nominations
  • 10:40 A.M. Speech on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M. Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. Meeting with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch and House Republicans regarding Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 3:00 P.M. Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:15 P.M. Speech on Senate Floor regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 4:30 P.M. Members meeting with Leader Reid and Senators Bingaman, Durbin, Schumer, Murray, Dorgan, Boxer, Inouye, Cantwell, and Feinstein regarding the Energy Bill
  • 4:45 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:30 P.M. Meeting with Doug Lowenstein

October 2007

October 31, 2007

  • 8:15 A.M. Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. Meeting with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch and House Republicans regarding Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with John Krenicki
  • 12:00 P.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 12:15 P.M. Lunch with Jim Messina and Russ Sullivan
  • 1:00 P.M. Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Kent Thiry
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Bruce Sievers
  • 3:45 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:15 P.M. Meeting with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch and House Republicans regarding Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

October 30, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:00 A.M. Meeting with Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • 11:45 A.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. Meeting with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch and Representatives Boehner and Blunt regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Bob Rubin, Larry Summers, and Roger Altman
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Rob Bargazte of Bozeman, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 4:00 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Senator Grassley, Congressman Rangel, and Congressman McCrery

October 29, 2007

  • No public events

October 28, 2007

  • No public events

October 27, 2007

  • No public events

October 26, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. Meeting with Rich and Coleen Magera of Plains, MT
  • 10:45 A.M. Meeting with Steve Carlson of Missoula, MT and John Flink of Helena, MT
  • 11:15 A.M. Call to Evan Greenberg
  • 11:30 A.M. Call to Bob Klein
  • 12:00 P.M. Review FBI Files for Finance Committee Nominees
  • 12:15 P.M. Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 4:00 P.M. Press Interviews
  • 4:30 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

October 25, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Agriculture Committee Markup of the Farm Bill reconvenes
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing on "Small Business Health Insurance: Building a Gateway to Coverage."
  • 12:30 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Janice Conners, Sara Medley, and Jim Ahrens of Helena, MT; and Jay Erickson of Whitefish, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Press Interviews
  • 3:30 P.M. Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:00 P.M. Press Interviews
  • 4:10 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:30 P.M. Members meeting with Leader Reid and Senators Bingaman, Durbin, Schumer, Murray, Dorgan, Boxer, Inouye, and Cantwell regarding the Energy Bill
  • 5:30 P.M. Members meeting with Leader Reid and Senators Grassley and Hatch regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 5:30 P.M. Meeting with Alan Rosenbloom

October 24, 2007

  • 8:15 A.M. Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Briefing Time with Personal Office Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. All-day Agriculture Committee Markup of the Farm Bill begins
  • 10:45 A.M. Meeting with Frank Ramierez
  • 11:00 A.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 11:45 A.M. Lunch with Senator Tester and Representative Rehberg
  • 12:30 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. Chairman’s Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Jim Foley of Missoula, MT
  • 2:30 P.M. Environment and Public Works Subcommittee Hearing begins on "A Hearing to Examine America's Climate Security Act of 2007" with witness Will Roehm of Great Falls, MT

October 23, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Finance Committee Members meeting with Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Ambassador Susan Schwab
  • 10:15 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 11:15 A.M. Meeting with Bill Hawkins
  • 11:20 A.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M. Meeting with Nick Lawyer of Plains, MT
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Conference Lunch
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with the South Korean Deputy Prime Minister Kwon O-Kyn and Korean Ambassador Lee regarding Montana beef exports to Korea
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Jeffrey Koch of Missoula, MT and Tom England of Helena, MT
  • 3:15 P.M. Meeting with Senator Charles Grassley
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:15 P.M. Meeting with Vice Chairman of General Electric (GE) Mike Neal regarding the new Billings GE facility
  • 5:30 P.M.Meeting with the Director General of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy
  • 6:00 P.M.Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 6:00 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor

October 22, 2007

  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 5:35 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor

October 21, 2007

  • No Public Events

October 20, 2007

  • No Public Events

October 19, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 9:15 A.M. Speak to Goldman Sachs Symposium on "Alternative Energy: Global Public Policy & Regulatory Challenges"
  • 9:45 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:30 A.M. Meeting with Steve Knight of Columbia Falls, MT
  • 10:45 A.M. Meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Alexey Kudrin and Russian Ambassador Yury Ushakov
  • 11:00 A.M. Meeting with Barbara Kennelly
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Peruvian Ambassador Felipe Ortiz de Zevallos
  • 12:00 P.M. Call to Paul Brest
  • 12:15 P.M. Desk Time
  • 12:30 P.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 1:15 P.M. Call to Julie Packard
  • 1:30 P.M. Meeting with Ed Gresser
  • 2:00 P.M. Meeting with Donna Billings Zieske of Billings, MT
  • 2:15 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

October 18, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing on "Growing Trade, Growing Vigilance: Import Health and Safety Today and Tomorrow"
  • 11:45 A.M. Meeting with Montana Students Danielle Braby (Big Sky High School in Missoula) and Dixie Hooper (Capital High School in Helena)
  • 12:00 P.M. Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 1:25 P.M. Press interview on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 1:30 P.M. Meeting with Dick Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • 2:00 P.M. Members meeting with Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, and Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch regarding Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Anita Kuennen of Missoula, MT and Julianna Crowley of Helena, MT
  • 2:30 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 P.M. Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:00 P.M. Press radio interview with Sally Mauk of KFUM, Montana Public Radio, regarding Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 4:30 P.M. Members meeting with Leader Reid, Senators Bingaman, Durbin, Schumer, Murray, Dorgan, Boxer, Inouye, and Cantwell regarding the Energy Bill
  • 5:00 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 5:15 P.M. Meeting with the Montana Chapter of the March of Dimes Lori Simon of Billings, MT; JoAnn Dotson of Helena, MT; Tom Bower of Billings, MT; Ted Brown of Billings, MT; and Debra Donovan of Billings, MT to receive their 2007 Public Affairs Leadership Award
  • 5:55 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor

October 17, 2007

  • 8:15 A.M. Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M. Meeting with Dr. Dean Ornish
  • 10:00 A.M. Press Q&A regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 10:15 A.M. Briefing Time with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:45 A.M. Press conference with Senator Rockefeller and Congressmen Dingell and Rangel regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 11:15 A.M. Briefing Time with Finance Committee Staff
  • 1:00 P.M. Press interview with Senator Grassley for CNBC’s Power Lunch regarding taxes and spending
  • 1:30 P.M. Desk Time
  • 2:30 P.M. Finance Committee All Members meeting regarding their agenda for the remainder of 2007

October 16, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Democratic Members Meeting
  • 11:15 A.M. Meeting with Montana’s Secretary of State Brad Johnson and Jeff Garrard, both of Helena, MT
  • 11:30 A.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 12:00 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Conference Luncheon
  • 2:15 P.M. Desk Time
  • 3:30 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Craig Barrett
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor, Meeting with Senator Grassley
  • 5:30 P.M. Meeting with Leaders Reid and Pelosi and Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 6:00 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:50 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor

October 15, 2007

  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Senator Jeff Bingaman
  • 5:45 P.M. Vote on the Senate Floor

October 14, 2007

  • No Public Events

October 13, 2007

  • 7:44 A.M. Begin Travel to Washington, DC

October 12, 2007

  • No Public Events

October 11, 2007

  • No Public Events

October 10, 2007

  • No Public Events

October 9, 2007

  • 8:00 A.M. Meeting with State Staff, Kalispell, MT
  • 8:30 A.M. Speak at the 2007 Montana Faith Community Impact Summit and participate in events throughout the day, Kalispell, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. Dedication of Flathead Community College’s Art and Technology building, Kalispell, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Dick Sonju of Sonju Industrial, Kalispell, MT
  • 3:30 P.M. Visit to new office of Montana West Economic Development, Kalispell, MT
  • 7:30 P.M. Begin Travel to Helena, MT

October 8, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Montana Environmentalists regarding Plum Creek Bozeman, MT
  • 10:30 A.M. Haircut at Mack’s Bozeman, MT
  • 12:45 P.M. Begin Travel to Kalispell, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Work at Boys & Girls Club Kalispell, MT
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Montana staff Kalispell, MT
  • 6:00 P.M. Dinner with Faith Summit Guests Kalispell, MT

October 7, 2007

  • 8:00 A.M. Army Ten Miler race in Washington, DC
  • 5:34 P.M. Begin Travel to Montana

October 6, 2007

  • No Public Events

October 5, 2007

  • No Public Events

October 4, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Conference Call with State Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Meeting with the Administration Team from the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) in Libby, MT
  • 10:30 A.M. Press interview with Kristi Pettis of the Northern Ag Network regarding Senator Baucus’s Ag Tax Package
  • 11:00 A.M. Weekly Meeting with Senator Tester
  • 11:30 A.M. Call to Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien
  • 11:45 A.M. Meeting with Christy Hill Larson of Helena, MT and Renee Funk of Kalispell, MT
  • 12:00 P.M. Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 1:00 P.M. Meeting with Pat Fitzgerald
  • 1:15 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 3:15 P.M. Finance Committee All-Members Meeting regarding today’s open executive session
  • 4:30 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 4:30 P.M. Meeting with Ella Oblender of Great Falls, MT
  • 4:45 P.M. Call with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice regarding Cline Mine and BP.
  • 4:45 P.M. Finance Committee Open Executive Session to consider favorably reporting an original bill entitled, "The Heartland, Habitat, Harvest, and Horticulture Act of 2007" and legislation implementing the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement


October 3, 2007

  • 8:15 A.M. Montana Constituents’ Coffee with Senator Tester
  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Meeting with Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Airlines
  • 10:30 A.M. Press interview with Gordon Sullivan, Montana magazine contributor, regarding Cline Mine
  • 11:00 A.M. Meeting with Leslie Southwick, nominee to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • 11:15 A.M. Meeting time with Finance Committee Staff
  • 11:55 A.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 12:15 P.M. Speech on Senate Floor regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 12:30 P.M. Chairman’s Luncheon
  • 2:00 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 2:00 P.M. Press conference with Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Grassley and Senator Rockefeller regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with the Montana Bankers Association President Steve Turkiewiz of Billings, MT and 10 Montana bankers
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Jeff Zucker
  • 3:30 P.M. Desk Time

October 2 , 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Roundtable on Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • 10:30 A.M. EPW Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations including Andrew Cochran, nominee for Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency, who will be handling EPA’s presence in Libby if appointed.
  • 11:30 A.M. Briefing Time with Finance Committee Staff
  • 12:00 P.M. Speech to the NDN Trade Symposium
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Conference Luncheon
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Indian Impact Schools of Montana
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Paul Diaz
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Congresswoman Sue Dickenson of Great Falls, MT (HD 25)
  • 3:45 P.M. Meeting with David Berg
  • 4:00 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor, Meeting with Congressman Charlie Rangel
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley
  • 6:00 P.M. Desk Time

October 1, 2007

  • 10:15 A.M. Continue travel to Washington, D.C.
  • 3:15 P.M. Meeting with Mike Fuller
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Personal Office Staff
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Dean Kamen
  • 4:15 P.M. Meeting with James Steele, Jr., Chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation
  • 4:30 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:30 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 6:30 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff

September 2007

September 30, 2007

  • 9:30 A.M. Buy Montana State hunting license Missoula, MT
  • 2:30 P.M. Begin Travel to Washington, D.C.

September 29, 2007

  • 10:00 A.M. Announcement for new GE Commercial Finance facility Billings, MT
  • 10:45 A.M. Begin travel to Missoula, MT
  • 1:05 P.M. University of Montana v. Weber State Homecoming Football Game
  • 5:30 P.M. Begin travel to Kalispell, MT
  • 6:30 P.M. Flathead County Democratic Dinner Kalispell, MT
  • 9:00 P.M. Begin travel to Missoula, MT

September 28, 2007

  • 11:00 A.M. Press conference with Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, and leading Members of Congress regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
  • 12:30 P.M. Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 5:34 P.M. Begin travel to Montana

September 27, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing on "Border Insecurity, Take Three: Open and Unmonitored"
  • 11:10 A.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 11:45 A.M. Meeting with Kodie Kunsman of Big Fork, MT; and Scott Eggensperger and Tegan Molloy, Montana State University students
  • 12:00 P.M. Speech on Senate Floor
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 1:45 P.M. Call to Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman
  • 2:00 P.M. Agriculture Committee Democratic Members meeting
  • 2:15 P.M. Meeting with Cyndy Andrus of Bozeman, MT; Betsy Baumgart and Ed Bartlett of Helena, MT; and Homer Staves of Billings, MT
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with the Council of Independent 401k Recordkeepers
  • 2:45 P.M. Meeting with Erik Nylund of Missoula, MT and George Heisler of Great Falls, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Delegation from the Crow Nation Tribe of Indians and Senator Tester
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and Senator Tester
  • 4:00 P.M. Weekly meeting with Senator Tester
  • 4:30 P.M. Press interview with Montana reporters regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
  • 5:00 P.M. Controlling CHIP and Debt Limit bills on Senate Floor
  • 7:00 P.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 7:30 P.M. Press interview with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)

September 26, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with senior staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Briefing Time with Finance Committee staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing on "Offshore Tax Issues: Reinsurance and Hedge Funds"
  • 10:15 A.M. Meeting with Senator Isakson
  • 12:00 P.M. Desk Time
  • 12:20 P.M. Two Votes on Senate floor
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Mike Calcaterra of Missoula, MT
  • 2:45 P.M. Meeting with Jack Mudd of Missoula, MT
  • 3:00 P.M. Press interview with Senators Grassley, Rockefeller, and Hatch regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
  • 3:15 P.M. Meeting with Chase Carey
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Casey Ryan of Billings, MT
  • 3:45 P.M. Meeting with Wade Randlett
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with the President of Panama Martin Torrijos, Vice President Samuel Lewis, and Ambassador Federico Humbert
  • 4:30 P.M. Desk Time

September 25, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:30 A.M. Briefing Time with Finance Committee staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing on "Home and Community Based Care: Expanding Options for Long Term Care"
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Conference Luncheon
  • 2:00 P.M. Funeral Service at Arlington National Cemetery for Staff Sergeant Yance Gray of Ismay, MT
  • 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with 20th Air Force Commander Major General Roger Burg regarding Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, MT
  • 4:15 P.M. Press interview on Senator Baucus’s enrollment in the Carbon Offset Program
  • 4:45 P.M. Press interview with NBC News regarding GAO’s latest investigation of border security issues
  • 5:00 P.M. Speech on Senate Floor
  • 5:15 P.M. Meeting with Senator Grassley, Congressman Rangel, and Congressman McCrery

September 24, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 9:45 A.M. Meeting with Mark Hurd
  • 10:00 A.M. Desk Time
  • 1:00 P.M. Conference call with Montana Wool Growers Association
  • 1:30 P.M. Press Conference with Senator Grassley regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • 2:00 P.M. Meeting with Bill Novelli
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Senator Hatch and the Subpart F Active Financing Group
  • 3:00 P.M. Desk Time
  • 3:30 P.M. Speak on Senate Floor
  • 4:00 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 4:45 P.M. Meeting with Bill Berkley
  • 5:00 P.M. Meeting with Senators Warner and Lieberman
  • 5:30 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:45 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 6:00 P.M. Press conference on the adoption of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R.1495, the Water Resources Development Act
  • 6:30 P.M. Press interview with Karl Puckett of the Great Falls Tribune

September 23, 2007

  • No schedule posted

September 22, 2007

  • No schedule posted

September 21, 2007

  • 8:00 A.M. Finance Committee Markup to review and make recommendations on proposed legislation implementing the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement; to consider the "American Infrastructure Investment and Improvement Act"; and the "The Habitat and Land Conservation Act of 2007."
  • 10:00 A.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 10:30 A.M. Agriculture Committee Members meeting
  • 11:30 A.M. Press radio interview with Dax VanFossen from KOFI in Kalispell
  • 11:45 A.M. Press phone interview with Jonathan Weisman of the Washington Post
  • 12:00 P.M. Desk Time
  • 3:30 P.M. Call to Canadian Ambassador Wilson regarding Montana’s Flathead Basin

September 20, 2007

  • 9:00 A.M. Meeting with Senior Staff
  • 10:00 A.M. Finance Committee Hearing on "Frozen Out: A Review of Bank Treatment of Social Security Benefits"
  • 11:45 A.M. Meeting with Linda Gray of Missoula, MT
  • 11:55 A.M. Votes on Senate Floor
  • 12:00 P.M. Lunch with son, Zeno Baucus
  • 12:30 P.M. Democratic Policy Lunch
  • 2:15 P.M. Meeting with Brad Heckerman of Missoula, MT
  • 2:30 P.M. Meeting with Evan Greenberg
  • 2:55 P.M. Vote on Senate Floor
  • 3:00 P.M. Meeting with Carolyn Aldigé
  • 3:15 P.M. Meeting with Finance Committee Staff
  • 5:00 P.M. Press Interview with Noelle Straub of Lee News Bureau
  • 5:15 P.M. Desk Time
  • 6:00 P.M. Meeting with Senator Roberts





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