Stories tagged: Jim Risch
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Eye on Boise: Idaho delegation splits on hurricane relief, government funding bill
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. Risch: Health care changes must be bipartisan
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.
Crapo, Simpson, Risch condemn racist violence; Labrador stays mum
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.
Congressional delegation splits on Trump ‘fire and fury’ comments
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.
Kootenai County GOP condemns sanctions, praises Russia for resisting ‘progressive globalist agenda’
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.
McCain return doesn’t alter Northwest votes on Obamacare changes
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 senators pan Trumpcare revision, Idaho’s studying it
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.
Senate confirms Nye; Idaho finally back up to two federal district judges
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Second North Idaho open house set on Scotchman Peaks wilderness proposal
The office of Idaho Sen. Jim Risch will hold an open house in Clark Fork on July 18, on a potential wilderness proposal for Scotchman Peaks.
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Risch says not ‘a whisper’ of collusion between Trump campaign, Russia
When Idaho Sen. Jim Risch got his chance today to question Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, Risch …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
Risch, questioning Comey, suggests testimony absolves Trump of obstructing justice
When he got his chance in Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to question former FBI Director James Comey, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch shifted into trial-attorney mode, parsing the words of …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Risch announces open house on Scotchman Peaks wilderness proposal
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is sponsoring an open house on Scotchman Peaks and wilderness plans Tuesday, June 6, at Hope Elementary School from 4-7 p.m.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Risch, Crapo laud Trump’s deregulation efforts
Four months into the new Trump administration, Idaho’s two U.S. senators say they’re happy with what they’re seeing from the president, particularly when it comes to regulatory reform.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:40 p.m.
Crapo: Trump budget calls for ‘dramatic cuts’ affecting Idahoans, communities
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo said while there’s “significant agreement” that the nation needs to bring the federal budget into balance, the budget proposal released Tuesday by President Trump calls for …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Risch wants ‘traitor’ who leaked Russian details identified, McMorris Rodgers calls for Comey testimony
Reports this week deepening President Donald Trump’s Russia troubles drew breathless defenses and rebukes from the Inland Northwest’s congressional delegation Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Comey firing ‘deeply troubling,’ special prosecutor needed, Washington senators say
Sens. Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell call for a special prosecutor after President Trump fires FBI director.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
White House agrees to renominate Nye for long-vacant Idaho judgeship
The White House has signed off on the renomination of Idaho Judge David Nye to fill Idaho’s long-vacant federal district judgeship, Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch said Thursday.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Murray thumbs down on border wall money; Idaho senators waiting to see budget deal
Sen. Patty Murray says Congress should say no on money for President Trump’s border wall. Idaho senators reserving judgment until they see the budget deal.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 10 p.m.
Idaho’s Risch, Simpson support strikes on Syria
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had high praise for the
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Idaho senator makes another run at relaxing child labor laws for family-owned logging operations
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch wants to relax child labor laws to allow 16-year-olds to run logging equipment under parental supervision in family-owned businesses.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Washington and Idaho reaction to Trump’s speech: A call to dream big or full of empty promises
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers likes President Trump’s call to dream big. Sen. Patty Murray says his speech was full of empty promises.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Washington, Idaho senators call for investigation into Michael Flynn’s Russian contacts
An investigation is needed into the activities of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, an Idaho Republican and two Washington Democrats in the U.S. Senate agree. There may be some …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 3 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Risch defends move to block Coretta Scott King letter from admission in Senate
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is staunchly defending his role in blocking a letter from Coretta Scott King from being entered into the record in the U.S. Senate during Tuesday evening’s …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene drone startup xCraft recognized by U.S. Senate committee
A Coeur d’Alene drone startup has been named Small Business of the Month by U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Risch introduces legislation to protect Scotchman Peaks as wilderness area
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch introduced legislation Thursday to protect the Idaho portion of the craggy, but scenic Scotchman Peaks as a federal wilderness area.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Money for rural schools is one of the fights ahead for Congress
Northwest senators push for more federal money for rural schools before Congress quits for the year.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Crapo, Risch standing by Judge Nye nomination, hoping for Senate vote soon
Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch say they’re standing by federal judge nominee David Nye and hoping for a confirmation vote in the lame-duck session of Congress that started …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016
Eye on Boise: Legislators in Congress split on budget vote
Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation split down the middle late last week as the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a continuing resolution to fund the government – avoiding a government shutdown …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Eye on Boise: If trends hold, Idaho could have sizable budget surplus
State tax revenues are coming in ahead of forecasts, and if current trends hold, Idaho could have a substantial budget surplus by the end of the current fiscal year.
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
Western senators push for wildfire funding change
What do baseball bats have to do with wildfire funding? The answer has to do with congressional politics – and why three western senators say they’ve got a shot this …