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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 Biden Administration’s decision to bypass his hold on funding for the ill-conceived Haiti Multinational Security Support Mission (Haiti MSS): “The Biden Administration’s choice to override the hold I...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and John Thune (R-S.D.), sent a letter to U.S. Attorney...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the U.S. Capitol. “It was a pleasure to welcome Mr. Secretary General Stoltenberg to the Senate today ahead of the 75th anniversary of NATO. With so many grave security threats facing...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s request that President Biden give Israel what it needs to end the ongoing war with Hamas: “The Biden Administration continues to try and have it both ways by...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), along with U.S. Representatives Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), today issued the following statement advocating for the full seizure and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today issued the following statement on the Houthis’ crackdown on aid operations: “The Houthis’ arbitrary arrest of innocent aid workers and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on reports of Russian warships intending to conduct military exercises with Cuba and Venezuela in the Western Hemisphere: “Reports of Russian warships transiting to the Western Hemisphere with the intention...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and colleagues yesterday introduced the Illegitimate Court Counteraction Act, legislation that would sanction the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it attempts to investigate, arrest, detain, or...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded Senate passage of his resolution calling for the immediate release of Evan Gershkovich. “Evan Gershkovich has been in jail for over a year for simply doing his job – reporting on Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine,” said Risch....
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today issued this statement after the House of Representatives approved sanctions against...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre: “Today, we remember the brave Chinese citizens killed or injured during the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989. We honor their families and those who...
  • 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, along with Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and...
  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Israel to halt its self-defense campaign in Rafah: “The UN has chosen to support terrorists who use hostages as weapons rather than...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday met with Kenyan President William Ruto in the U.S. Capitol. “It was a pleasure to welcome President Ruto to the U.S. Capitol yesterday. Kenya is an important security and trade partner in Africa, and its commitment to democracy is...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), John Fetterman (D-Pa.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), and John Thune (R-S.D.) today issued the following statement in response to the International...
  • 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 American diplomacy and global leadership: review of the FY25 State department budget request. Witnesses included The Honorable Antony Blinken, secretary of State. Ranking...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday sent a letter to President Biden asking the administration to certify the United Kingdom and Australian export control systems as comparable to those of the United States and to follow through on implementing Pillar 2 of AUKUS. “Our...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), along with U.S. Representatives Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), sent President Biden a letter urging the administration to implement the REPO Act ahead of the G7 finance ministers’ meeting...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to apply for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Chief Yoav Gallant: “Today’s ICC decision is absurd. The...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, along with U.S. Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Michael McCaul...