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  • 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...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), today made the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Justice reaching an agreement with the Chinese government that will allow Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s to return home to China, and which resulted in the release of two Canadian...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) today introduced a resolution reiterating U.S. support for the people of South Sudan in their quest for lasting peace, stability, and democracy following the 10th anniversary of the country’s independence....
  • 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. The first panel consisted of the Honorable Thomas R. Nides, nominee to be ambassador to the State of Israel, Mr. David L. Cohen, nominee to be ambassador to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after President Biden’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA):“President Biden’s speech at UNGA today shows the serious mismanagement of foreign policy under this administration. He...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement on the administration’s decision yesterday to extend land border restrictions with Canada:“We regret the administration’s decision to...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to the administration’s announcement of an executive order authorizing sanctions on those responsible for perpetrating human rights violations in Tigray:“After months of threatening action,...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the administration’s announcement of an enhanced defense technology cooperation with the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia: “I am pleased to see the Biden Administration working closely with...
  • 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 the Honorable Julieta Valls Noyes, nominee to be assistant secretary of State for population, refugees, and migration, the Honorable Denise Campbell Bauer,...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Bret Baier on Fox News to discuss today’s committee hearing on the administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.To watch on YouTube, click here.To download the video file, click here. When asked for a reaction on...
  • 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 examining the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The committee heard witness testimony from Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. Ranking Member Risch gave the following...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement marking twenty years since the September 11 th terrorist attacks on our homeland. “Today’s anniversary of the horrific attacks on our homeland on September 11, 2001 is especially...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement ahead of next week’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meeting: “The IAEA Board of Governors should censure Iran for its failure to engage with the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, today sent a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro requesting a Government Accountability Office report on U.S. government...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on President Biden’s meeting with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky yesterday:“Yesterday’s meeting between President Biden and President Zelensky was long overdue. And while I welcome the meeting, I am very...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after the last U.S. military plane left Kabul, Afghanistan:“To the men and women in uniform who risked so much over the last 20 years, there are no words that appropriately recognize your steadfast...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after several reports of explosions in Kabul:“Reports of military and civilian casualties at the hands of terrorists in Kabul are horrifying, and deeply sad. I pray for those who have lost their lives,...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the reportedly inconclusive intelligence assessment on the origins of COVID-19 briefed to the president earlier this week:“China’s unwillingness to share data and information relevant to identifying the...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on his office’s efforts to bring Idahoans home from Afghanistan: “One of the most important functions that a congressional office serves is to assist our constituents when they need...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence:“Congratulations to Ukraine on 30 years of independence. Ukraine has faced many difficulties over the years, but the Ukrainian people have worked hard,...