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  • 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 global food security crisis and the U.S. response. The witnesses for panel one included: The Honorable Samantha Power, administrator of USAID, and The Honorable Linda...
  • 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 announcement of plans to host the second U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit from December 13-15, 2022:“The Biden Administration’s announcement today of a date for a second U.S.-Africa...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded committee passage of the  Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 2022 , legislation to enhance security at U.S. diplomatic facilities. “As the world faces new and evolving threats, we need the...
  • 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 were joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in releasing the below statements following the committee’s passage of their...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded committee passage of the protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the accession of the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden and encouraged the full Senate to approve the resolution of ratification...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of State released its 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report:“Each year the State Department is required to submit its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, a crucial diplomatic tool...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement marking the 11th anniversary of South Sudan’s independence on July 9, 2022: “As South Sudan enters its eleventh year of independence, the United States remains a steadfast partner to the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today led SFRC Republican colleagues in a press conference to discuss their recent report entitled “ Biden’s Border Crisis: Examining Policies that Encourage Illegal Migration .” The report highlights how the Biden...
  • WASHINGTON – As tens of millions face starvation worldwide from Putin’s war on Ukraine, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and a bipartisan group of 11 colleagues demanding accountability from the Biden Administration for its mismanaged, sluggish rollout of nearly...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and John Thune (R-S.D.), Senate minority whip, today released the following statement ahead of the one-year anniversary of the ignored July 13, 2021, State Department dissent cable that warned of the Taliban’s ability to quickly...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) plan to introduce a resolution this week reaffirming support for U.S.-Mexico relations, including economic engagement, and...
  • 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, along with Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), U.S. House Ways and Means Republican leader, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Treasury Department’s...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Mitt Romney (R-Utah), ranking member of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today released the following statement on the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo:“We are...
  • 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 Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following statement reaffirming...
  • 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 permanent headquarters for the U.S. Army’s V Corps in Poland: “I’m pleased to hear that the United States will establish a permanent headquarters for the...
  • 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 Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the below statement calling on the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Representatives Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today...
  • BRUSSELS, Belgium – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today spoke on a panel entitled “ Bridging the Transatlantic and Transpacific” during the German Marshall Fund’s 2022 Brussels Forum. Risch was joined on the panel by David McAllister, chair of the European Union Foreign Affairs...
  • KYIV, Ukraine – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this weekend met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv to discuss the ongoing Russian assault on Ukraine. Watch a video from Risch's meeting with Zelenskyy here. “It was an honor to meet with President...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman and chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services...