Skip to content

minority
Press

Skip to page number selection
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala in the U.S. Capitol. “It was a pleasure to meet with Prime Minister Fiala in the U.S. Capitol today. The Czech Republic is an important NATO partner, and I appreciate its efforts to meet the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.). in sending a letter to President Biden last week urging the administration to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded committee passage of their resolution calling for the immediate release of Evan Gershkovich. “It’s been over a year since Evan Gershkovich was jailed for doing his job – reporting on Russia’s...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statements in support of legislation passed out of committee today: End Iranian Terrorism (End IT) Act and Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum (SHIP) Act “The Middle East is in an unprecedented period of turmoil. Last...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, last week joined U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), along with a bipartisan group of senators, in sending a letter to President Biden urging his administration to renew efforts to investigate the root cause behind...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, last week gave the keynote address at an event entitled “The Monroe Doctrine: An Evolving Legacy” hosted by the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. Risch’s full remarks can be read below:   “As we...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recently welcomed four new committee interns for the spring term. “I’m glad to welcome four exceptional interns for the spring term,” said Risch. “As interns on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, they will have the unique opportunity to...
  • BOISE, Idaho - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement ahead of the one-year anniversary of war in Sudan on April 15: “The war in Sudan has lasted one year too long, devastating the country and its people. The United States and the international community should...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Chris Coons (D-Del.), introduced the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Renewal and Improvement Act of 2024 today to renew and strengthen a key trade program with sub-Saharan African countries. AGOA is a trade preference program that...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addressed a joint session of the United States Congress: “It was an honor to have Prime Minister Kishida address a joint session of Congress today. Japan is a...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Chris Coons (D-Del.), issued the following statement on the eighth anniversary of the arbitrary detention of Ekpar Asat: “Eight years ago, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) kidnapped Uyghur entrepreneur Ekpar Asat, who has remained...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the Liberian senate’s decision to establish a war and economic crimes court: “Liberian President Boakai and the legislature's recent move to establish a war and economic crimes court marks a significant...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s announcement of the expansion of AUKUS to include Japan before fully implementing AUKUS legislation within the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “The Biden...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today gave the following opening remarks at a full committee hearing on the FY2025 budget request for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Witnesses included The Honorable Samantha Power, administrator at...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), ranking member and chair of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, yesterday introduced a resolution recognizing...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following statement on the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) request for full membership at the United Nations (UN): “The PA’s...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah), chairman and ranking member of the SFRC Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, Mazie Hirono...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), chair of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, today released the following statement after Georgia’s ruling party reintroduced a Russian-style foreign agent law: “It is incredibly...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined Senators Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Anne Milgram highlighting concerns over the Department of Health and Human Services’s recommendation to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today gave the following opening remarks at a full committee hearing on the implementation of the U.S. anti-corruption strategy. Witnesses included Mr. Richard Nephew, coordinator of global anti-corruption at the State Department, and Ms....