Stories tagged: Jim Risch
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Idaho has brief, though deep, history of electing senators who distinguished themselves as truth-tellers and swimmers-against-the-tide while chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Now comes Jim Risch. One wonders what …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 11:45 p.m.
Republicans heard a strong, pro-America speech in the State of the Union. Democrats a hollow ringing call for division.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
The U.S. Senate voted 63-37 last week to advance a resolution aimed at ending U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen; Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, who is in …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
Politicians and political workers from around Washington and Idaho wrote and spoke about George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who died on Saturday at age 94.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
Paul Manafort conviction, Michael Cohen guilty pleas show “growing cloud of corruption” around President Donald Trump, Sen. Patty Murray says.
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Republicans and Democrats from Idaho and Washington say their view of Vladimir Putin and Russian activities unchanged.
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Republicans praised Kavanaugh’s deference to the Constitution, while Democrats warned the pick would reverse important judicial decisions involving health care and women’s reproductive rights.
Sun., June 10, 2018
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on which U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, serves, held a hearing last week on the upcoming wildfire season, but Risch didn’t show up.
Thu., June 7, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
Risch has tough talk for European allies on Iran, says Trump-Kim summit offers promise with ‘2 strong personalities in a room’
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, offered a full-throated defense of President Trump in an interview with NPR this morning along with tough talk …
UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 10:49 p.m.
After years of gathering annually at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise to decry “fire borrowing” – the situation in which the Forest Service, each year, shifts millions from …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
Here’s some of the reaction in Idaho on Friday to Sen. Jim Risch’s move Thursday to try to strip out the renaming of the White Clouds Wilderness in Idaho for …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 7:38 a.m.
WASHINGTON – The $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress approved early Friday was shaped by battles over major issues like immigration, health care and defense. But one of the last disputes …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:16 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, who startled security experts at an international security conference in Munich, Germany, over the weekend with threats of a clash of “biblical proportions” between the United …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, who chairs the Senate Small Business Committee, spoke out in favor of the
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Area legislators reacted to tax reform plans.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch changed his position on Roy Moore on Tuesday, telling reporters, “I believe Roy Moore should step down.”
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Even as top Senate Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, called for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to step aside amid increasing turmoil over sex allegations, Idaho’s …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Forests most likely to burn would be thinned under Cantwell proposal that’s backed by Idaho’s senators
Washington and Idaho senators offer proposal to reduce wildfires in the most at-risk federal forests.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
What might Idaho Sen. Jim Risch be like as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in Congress? Jim Weatherby, BSU professor emeritus and …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Republicans praise the new tax proposal while Sen. Patty Murray calls it a giveaway to the rich.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch’s name was being bandied about in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as the possible next chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, with current Chairman Bob Corker, …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
When Congress quickly and overwhelmingly passed a Hurricane Harvey relief and government funding bill late last week, it did so with the backing of only half of Idaho’s congressional delegation.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch declared today that health care reform can’t succeed with just one party backing it, saying it must be bipartisan.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Three of the four members of Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation have spoken out strongly against the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, condemning racism and white supremacy as counter to …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Members of Northwest delegation agree North Korea poses serious threat, disagree on whether President Donald Trump’s comments help or hurt.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee narrowly passed a resolution on Tuesday night favoring friendlier relations with Russia and condemning the Russian sanctions bill that was sponsored by Idaho GOP …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Washington and Idaho senators welcome back John McCain, vote opposite ways on latest Senate motion for health care changes.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Washington’s Democratic senators criticized the latest version of the nation’s health care system Thursday while Idaho’s Republicans said they need time to study it.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
The U.S. Senate voted 100-0 on Wednesday to confirm the nomination of Judge David Nye to be Idaho’s next U.S. District Court judge, bringing to a close a more than …