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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, took to the Senate floor tonight to object to moving the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) without his amendment that would sanction the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Putin’s premier energy weapon against Ukraine and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, announced additional members of the bipartisan congressional delegation that they will lead to the Halifax International...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Senate Majority Whip, Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, along with Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas), ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement ahead of Sunday’s sham elections in Venezuela:“Let there be no mistake – Sunday’s regional and municipal...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after reports of Sudanese protesters being shot by security forces and dozens reportedly dying:“Today, thousands of Sudanese took to the streets to demonstrate against the military junta, led by General...
  • 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 20 years of U.S. policy in Afghanistan and lessons learned. Witnesses included Ms. Laurel E. Miller, director of the Asia program for the International Crisis Group, and the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on reports that the United States will not send government officials to the Beijing Olympics in February. The Strategic Competition Act, legislation authored by Senators Risch and Menendez that was adopted...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after the conclusion of President Biden’s virtual meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping:“While the Biden Administration would like to cooperate with Beijing on certain global issues, the CCP has shown...
  • 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 Representatives Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following joint...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, last week led Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in introducing an amendment to the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act to stop the Nord Stream 2...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today led Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tim Kaine...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, 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 Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Michael T. McCaul (R-Texas), chair and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement following...
  • 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, introduced a resolution commending the government of Lithuania for increasing ties with Taiwan and supporting its firm stance against...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday introduced amendments to the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act that would provide Ukraine with material support in the face of Russian aggression, counter malign Chinese influence in U.S. universities, and authorize the State...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday introduced their International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response Act (S. 2297) as an amendment to the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bipartisan legislation,...
  • WASHINGTON – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) were joined today by State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) in marking one year since the beginning of the conflict in Ethiopia with the introduction of their Ethiopia Peace...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today led Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing the Taiwan Deterrence Act , legislation to bolster deterrence across the Taiwan Strait and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the buildup of Russian troops and military equipment on the Ukrainian border:“I am increasingly concerned by news reports of Russian movements on Ukraine’s border. The Biden Administration should consult...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement marking one year since the start of the war in northern Ethiopia and on the Biden Administration’s announcement today of its intent to terminate Ethiopia’s eligibility for trade preferences...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the United States Agency for International Development’s decision to support a Carter Center election observation mission to Venezuela for the November 21 elections:“I am deeply concerned the Biden...