New U.S. Sen. Jim Risch got a prominent mention in the Roll Call newspaper's "Heard on the Hill" column this week, headed "A for Effort," which noted, "Looks like the new guy's an over-achiever. HOH spies have noticed Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, spending a lot of time on the chamber's floor, apparently toiling away at his desk." The column said Risch has been at his desk in the chambers even when there's nothing much happening, but for "whichever senator happens to be yapping away for the C-SPAN cameras." The explanation? "One part apple-shining and one part necessity," the column said. Risch is "a bit of a parliamentary geek," and enjoys learning about rules and regulations. Secondly, his office, at least for now, is in a cramped mobile unit outside the Russell Senate Office Building.
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