September 02,2005

Statement of U.S. Senator Max Baucus on Estate Tax Vote

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Max Baucus issued the following statement in responseto a pending estate tax vote in the Senate when the Senate comes back into session this Tuesday:

“I am supportive of working on repealing the estate tax, but now is not the appropriatetime. The nation is calling out for the Senate to act to help those in need. We have passed anemergency spending bill, but the emergency has not subsided. People are still homeless. NewOrleans is still buried in dark water. Our work is not finished. Instead of moving to the estate taxwhen the Senate is back in session, I encourage my colleagues to concentrate on the victims leftin Hurricane Katrina’s wake.”