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Risch Reelected Ranking Member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) was reelected ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the 118th Congress today. Risch previously served as ranking member during the 117th Congress and as chairman during the 116th Congress.

“I am grateful to my colleagues for once again electing me to serve as the Republican leader of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,” said Risch. “During the 117th Congress, we made significant progress in addressing our top foreign policy priorities: providing Ukraine with the equipment and support it needs to defeat Russia; bolstering Taiwan’s defense to deter Chinese aggression; addressing Iran’s malign activities both within its borders and around the globe; holding the Biden Administration accountable for its disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan; and imploring the administration to address record-breaking levels of illegal immigration at the U.S. southern border. In this new Congress, the committee will continue to build off these efforts to ensure our national security concerns are addressed and U.S. priorities are advanced.”

In addition to Risch, Republican members on SFRC in the 118th Congress are Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.).