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  • Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a full committee hearing on Turkey's offensive in northeast Syria, with witness testimony from the Honorable James F. Jeffrey, special representative for Syria engagement and special envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS at...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor about bipartisan legislation he introduced with Sen. Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in response to Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria and attack...
  • WASHINGTON – Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced they are partnering to introduce new comprehensive legislation in response to Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria and attack on America’s partners in northeast...
  • Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a full committee hearing on U.S.-Iran policy, with witness testimony from the Honorable Brian Hook, special representative for Iran at the Department of State. Chairman Risch gave the following opening statement, as...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement applauding Thusday's announcement of Global Magnitsky sanctions designations against several leading members of the grand corruption network in South Africa led by the notorious Gupta family. “I welcome...
  • Boise, Idaho – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with Singapore’s Minister of Defense Heng Chee How in Boise. Minister Heng is visiting Idaho to observe Exercise Forging Sabre, a biennial exercise held by the U.S. Air Force and Royal Singapore Air Force. The exercise is taking...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today regarding Turkey's incursion into Syria against the Kurds: “Turkey’s aggressive actions raise serious concerns. Such an action lacks international support and risks a precipitous decline in...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today as U.S. intelligence confirmed that the Syrian government again used chemical weapons against its own people, in violation of international law: “Today, Secretary Pompeo confirmed what we have long...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a business meeting during which members approved four bills, four resolutions, two nominations, and one FSO list. “Today’s business meeting was incredibly productive and was made up of a number of pieces of...
  • Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a full committee hearing on "U.S. Policy in Mexico and Guatemala: Ensuring Effective Policies to Address the Crisis at the Border", with witness testimonies from the Honorable Kirsten D. Madison, assistant secretary for...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with Dominic Raab, foreign secretary of the United Kingdom, in the U.S. Capitol. Risch and Raab discussed the strong partnership and enduring special relationship between the U.S. and the U.K., along with a number of issues of...
  • Relationship New York, N.Y. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with Josep Borrell, foreign minister of Spain and nominee to be the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy. Risch and Borrell discussed the strong relationship between the U.S. and...
  • Relationship New York, N.Y. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with Josep Borrell, foreign minister of Spain and nominee to be the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy. Risch and Borrell discussed the strong relationship between the U.S. and...
  • New York, N.Y. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore for a signing ceremony to extend a 1990 defense cooperation memorandum of understanding (MOU) that underpins strong and enduring U.S.-Singapore defense and...
  • Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a full committee hearing on "U.S. Policy in the Indo-Pacific: Hong Kong, Alliances and Partnerships, and Other Issues", with witness testimony from The Honorable David Stilwell, assistant secretary of state for East Asian...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which was reportedly perpetrated with Iranian weapons: “Iran continues to respond to diplomacy with violence and demonstrate the...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks: “Today solemnly marks the 18th year since the September 11th terror attacks. It is still difficult and painful to fathom these acts of evil,...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, along with Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, led a letter to Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Ross...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement in advance of tomorrow’s 5th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s decision to deny true universal suffrage to Hong Kong: “I am deeply concerned about recent developments in Hong Kong this past...
  • Washington, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement marking two years since the Burmese military began a series of mass atrocities against the Rohingya population: “Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the initiation of mass atrocities by the Burmese...