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  • 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...
  • 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 unveiling new legislation to reauthorize the Peace Corps for the first time in...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (R-Ore.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) in applauding unanimous committee passage of their bipartisan Senate resolution condemning the use 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 issued the below statements following the committee’s approval of their resolution recognizing the Marshall Plan’s role in founding a transatlantic community committed to the preservation of peace,...
  • 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 NATO Enlargement: Examining the Proposed Accession of Sweden and Finland. The committee heard witness testimony from The Honorable Karen Donfried, assistant secretary of...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, Rob Portman (R-Ohio), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), vice chairman of the Senate...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in sending a letter to President Biden urging him to protect...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with U.S. Representatives Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the below statement in reaction to 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 joined in introducing a resolution in recognition of the Marshall Plan’s role in founding a transatlantic community committed to the preservation of peace, prosperity, and democracy. In...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the continued politicization of Bolivia’s judiciary following the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) in applauding unanimous committee passage of their   United States Commission on International...
  • 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 issued the below statements following the committee’s approval of H.R. 6089, the Stop Iranian Drones Act, with an amendment, which seeks to prevent Iran and any terrorist or militia groups...
  • 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 issued the below statements following the committee’s approval of their bipartisan resolution welcoming His Excellency Kyriakos Mitsotakis, prime minister of Greece, to the United States for an...
  • 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 released the below statements following the committee’s passage of their International Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2022, comprehensive legislation to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, today applauded committee passage of their Somaliland Partnership Act, legislation requiring the Department...