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  • BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today reflected on the Biden Administration’s inaction on solving the crisis at the U.S. southern border and reiterated that Senate Republicans have solutions, as detailed in their June report. “Despite record-breaking levels...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), ranking member of the Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues Subcommittee, today introduced the Venezuelan Democracy Act, legislation to...
  • WASHINGTON – As the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress continue to push for concessions to the criminal dictatorship in Cuba, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) sent a letter to President Joe Biden warning against a return to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen emphasizing the need for increased accountability of China for its obliteration of Hong...
  • WASHINGTON – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) issued the following statement applauding Japan’s announcement of its new National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy: “Japan’s announcements today represent a consequential evolution in its...
  • 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 sent a new letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen calling for accountability for those undermining institutions and the rule of law 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, today issued the following joint statement on their meeting in the U.S. Capitol with President Kais Saied of Tunisia: “This week, we met with President Saied to discuss the U.S-Tunisia...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded the Senate’s final passage of the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): Taiwan “Today’s passage of the FY2023 NDAA brings us one step closer to providing Taiwan with the security authorities...
  • 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 Representatives Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, are calling on Senate and House leadership to meet the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-Idaho), U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and U.S. House Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-Texas) led Congressional Republicans in criticizing the Treasury Department’s failure to defend U.S. business and...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico: “Over the last two centuries, the people of the United States and Mexico have developed deep cultural,...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas), lead Republican of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today called on the Government Accountability Office to provide detailed information to Congress about the U.S. assistance provided...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.),...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the State Department’s decision to make changes to its ‘China House’ plan based on feedback the senator provided: “China is our highest foreign policy priority, and the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s prisoner swap to bring home Brittney Griner home in exchange for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer nicknamed the Merchant of Death: “It is always good news when an...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised the inclusion of several of his Senate Foreign Relations Committee-related priorities in the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): Taiwan “I am pleased that the FY2023 NDAA includes new security authorities...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Joe Manchin, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today applauded the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s passage of their International Nuclear Energy Act , legislation to promote engagement...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission and author of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, today applauded the committee’s passage of their resolution recognizing Russian actions in...
  • 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 nominations hearing. The witness for panel one included: The Honorable Lynne M. Tracy, nominee to be ambassador to Russia. On panel two, the witnesses included: The Honorable...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas), lead Republican of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the Biden Administration easing sanctions on the Maduro regime in...