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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recently welcomed four new committee interns for the fall term. “I’m proud to welcome four new Senate Foreign Relations Committee interns for the fall term,” said Risch. “As Washington and the international...
  • 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 U.S. policy towards Venezuela. The witnesses included The Honorable Brian Nichols, assistant secretary of State for Western Hemisphere affairs, and The Honorable...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement ahead of tomorrow’s two-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords: “Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords – agreements that have profoundly changed the trajectory of...
  • 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 announced committee passage of the Department of State Authorization Act of 2022, legislation to provide robust authorities for the management and operation of the State Department....
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the committee’s passage of the Taiwan Policy Act: “As China intensifies its threatening rhetoric and military aggression, it’s imperative we take action now to bolster...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, last week joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and Susan Collins (R-Maine) in introducing a resolution honoring Her Royal Majesty Queen...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement as the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) begins its 51st session and the UN General Assembly begins its 77th session: “The Biden Administration was wrong to rejoin the UNHRC,...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: “Today’s passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marks the end of a tremendous era in history. Queen Elizabeth’s life was defined...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on Monday's announcement by Kenya's Supreme Court upholding the August 9th presidential election results: “I congratulate President-elect William Ruto and look forward to working with his...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the anniversary of the August 26, 2021 suicide bombing outside Hamid Karzai International Airport that took the lives of 13 U.S. service members:“Today’s solemn anniversary is a reminder of the...
  • BOISE, Idaho - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the anniversary of Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union:“On the anniversary of their independence from the Soviet Union, the people of Ukraine continue their pursuit of freedom through their...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement following the declaration of the results of Kenya's August 9th presidential election:“I congratulate the Kenyan people for their peaceful and earnest participation in the recent August 9th general...
  • 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 are urging the Biden Administration to engage on U.S.-Iraqi shared economic interests by preserving energy firms’ access to the Iraqi-Kurdish region’s energy sector. In a new letter to Secretary of...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement ahead of the one-year anniversary of the fall of Kabul on August 15 and the United States’ hazardous withdrawal from Afghanistan: “In the one year since Kabul fell to the Taliban and the...
  • 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 suspension of New START Treaty (NST) inspections: “Russia’s suspension of NST inspections should come as no surprise given its long-standing pattern of violating both...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the below statement following China’s live-fire exercises around Taiwan:“China’s dangerous and provocative live-fire exercises around Taiwan are yet another chapter in Beijing’s unrelenting...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after the Senate voted to ratify the accession protocols for Finland and Sweden to join NATO: “Today’s ratification of Finland and Sweden as new members of NATO sends a strong message of...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Chris Coons (D-Del.), and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies, today introduced the Securing Allies Food in Emergencies Act (SAFE Act), legislation to...
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the announcement that the U.S. government killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri: “The strike against al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri was the right move. The loss of a leader can be significant,...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today was joined by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) in sending a letter to President Biden requesting his administration exercise extreme due diligence of any lending to Argentina given its long...