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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the announcement of a preliminary agreement between the United States and Canada on the Columbia River Treaty: “For 60 years, the Columbia River Treaty has provided coordinated flood control for the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today participated in a panel at the NATO Public Forum entitled “Strengthening the Transatlantic Bond” with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, and Czech President Petr Pavel, moderated by GLOBSEC...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released a report entitled Next Steps to Defend the Transatlantic Alliance from Chinese Aggression. It examines the threat China poses to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and China’s manipulation of subnational actors like...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon. “It was a pleasure to welcome Prime Minister Luxon to the U.S. Capitol today and engage in meaningful discussion about the U.S.-New Zealand partnership. With China and Russia’s...
  • 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 issued the following statement on the Kenyan security forces arriving in Haiti to quell rampant gang violence there as violent protests...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on reports that the State Department is encouraging the resumption of informal nuclear talks with China: “Earlier this a month, a senior U.S. National Security Council (NSC) official publicly confirmed...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced the Maintaining Our Ironclad Commitment to Israel’s Security Act, legislation to provide for congressional oversight of proposed changes to arms sales to...
  • 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 decision to bypass his hold on funding for the ill-conceived Haiti Multinational Security Support Mission (Haiti MSS): “The Biden Administration’s choice to override the hold I...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and John Thune (R-S.D.), sent a letter to U.S. Attorney...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the U.S. Capitol. “It was a pleasure to welcome Mr. Secretary General Stoltenberg to the Senate today ahead of the 75th anniversary of NATO. With so many grave security threats facing...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s request that President Biden give Israel what it needs to end the ongoing war with Hamas: “The Biden Administration continues to try and have it both ways by...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), along with U.S. Representatives Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), today issued the following statement advocating for the full seizure and...
  • 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 issued the following statement on the Houthis’ crackdown on aid operations: “The Houthis’ arbitrary arrest of innocent aid workers and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on reports of Russian warships intending to conduct military exercises with Cuba and Venezuela in the Western Hemisphere: “Reports of Russian warships transiting to the Western Hemisphere with the intention...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and colleagues yesterday introduced the Illegitimate Court Counteraction Act, legislation that would sanction the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it attempts to investigate, arrest, detain, or...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded Senate passage of his resolution calling for the immediate release of Evan Gershkovich. “Evan Gershkovich has been in jail for over a year for simply doing his job – reporting on Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine,” said Risch....
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today issued this statement after the House of Representatives approved sanctions against...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre: “Today, we remember the brave Chinese citizens killed or injured during the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989. We honor their families and those who...
  • 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, along with Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Israel to halt its self-defense campaign in Rafah: “The UN has chosen to support terrorists who use hostages as weapons rather than...