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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recently welcomed six new committee interns for the spring term. “On behalf of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee minority, I’m happy to welcome a new group of ambitious interns for our spring term,” said Risch. “Today, Congress is facing an...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on North Korea’s recent missile tests:“Having already fielded intercontinental ballistic missiles to threaten the United States, North Korea is now refining tactical capabilities to fight and win a war through...
  • \WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today co-led a press conference on Ukraine with Republican members of the Senate Foreign Relations and Senate Armed Services Committees. The members discussed ongoing tensions in Eastern Europe as Russia maintains at least 100,000 troops...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), sent a letter to President Joe Biden encouraging his administration to continue pushing for the safe release of Austin Tice, a Houston native, Marine veteran, and journalist who has been held captive in Syria for nearly a...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the Senate’s failure to pass S.3436, Protecting Europe's Energy Security Implementation Act.“The vote today showed a bipartisan majority is still in support of shutting down Nord Stream 2 (NS)....
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Representatives Michael McCaul (R-Texas), ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), ranking member of the House...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, were joined by U.S. Representatives Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in writing to Secretary of State Antony Blinken...
  • 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 business meeting.Ranking Member Risch gave the following remarks: “Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman.“I concur in your remarks about filling these vacancies. It’s important. I’m glad...
  • 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 nomination hearing for Ms. Sarah H. Cleveland, nominee to be legal adviser of the Department of State, Mr. James C. O'Brien, nominee to be head of the office of sanctions coordination,...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representatives Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), ranking member and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today sent a letter to President Biden requesting a...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the event of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day:“Human trafficking is a scourge that exploits the most vulnerable men, women, and children of any race or nationality. Today, on National Human...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on President Biden’s first call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed:“Given the devastation caused by Ethiopia's war and its impact on the vital U.S.-Ethiopia bilateral relationship, today’s call...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after the resignation of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and the continued state-sponsored violence against protesters in Sudan: “This weekend's resignation of Prime Minister Abdallah...
  • WASHINGTON – On December 22, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Rob Portman (R-Ohio), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today highlighted his major foreign policy achievements and priorities from the first session of the 117 th Congress.China “China must be our top foreign policy priority. My China bill from last Congress served as the base to craft...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on Russia’s “draft security treaty” for the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): “The Russian government’s publication of...
  • 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 on Polish lawmakers’ decision to approve legislation that targets free media and jeopardizes U.S....
  • WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement on the continued violence by Sudanese security forces against Sudanese citizens and the need for a comprehensive approach to post-coup Sudan:“We strongly condemn the...
  • WASHINGTON – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent Iran and any terrorist or militia groups aligned with Iran from being able to acquire lethal drones.As the United States government intensifies efforts to stop Tehran’s flourishing...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded Senate passage of H.R.6256, to ensure goods made with Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region do not enter the United States. Earlier this year, the State Department issued a determination that the Chinese...