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Risch on Passing of Secretary Powell

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the passing of Colin Powell, a former four-star general in the United States Army who served as Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Advisor under four administrations:

“Secretary Powell was a true leader who will be immortalized in history for his long career of distinguished service to our country. He served during a particularly challenging period in American history, and he did so with extreme courage, humility, and grace. Vicki and I will keep Secretary Powell’s family in our thoughts and prayers, as we join them in grieving the loss of a great American leader.”