Stories tagged: Jim Risch
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, midnight
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 …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Idaho federal judge nominee gets positive reception at Senate hearing
Idaho Judge David C. Nye has his hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today as the nominee to be Idaho’s next federal district judge, and drew only positive comments.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
Sen. Risch won’t push for Lochsa River basin land swap
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch says he will not push for legislation that would authorize a proposed upper Lochsa land trade due to public opposition.
Mon., April 11, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Sen. Risch defends secretive process to select new federal judge for Idaho
Now that Idaho finally has a nominee for its vacant federal judgeship, state 6th District judge David Nye, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is defending the lengthy, secretive process he and …
Sun., April 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Did Jim Risch endorse Ted Cruz or not?
When Idaho Sen. Jim Risch made one of his frequent appearances last week on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer, he kind of endorsed Ted Cruz for president – …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Obama names new Idaho judge, David Nye
Idaho finally has a new federal district judge nominee, with the announcement today from the White House that Idaho 6th District Judge David Nye will be submitted to the Senate …
Sun., March 6, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Idaho Supreme Court slams ‘corrupted’ broadband project
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Most high-profile Idaho Republicans say they’d back Trump if he’s nominated
Among high-profile elected Republicans in Idaho, Donald Trump isn’t a popular first-choice. But most say they’re willing to vote for him if he wins the GOP nomination. Here’s a breakdown …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Sens. Crapo, Risch say Idaho Statehouse is ‘where common sense reigns’
Idaho U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch addressed the state House and Senate today, and both told lawmakers they’re the ones doing things right. “It is so fabulous to …
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 8:49 p.m.
Northwest Democrats applaud, Republicans pan State of Union speech
Northwest members of Congress differ on the State of the Union.
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015, midnight
First candidate out, second being considered, but Idaho still has no new federal judge
Down to just one district judge, the U.S. District Court in Idaho has identified 10 out-of-state judges from Colorado, Washington, California and elsewhere to serve as visiting judges and hear …
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, midnight
Editorial: Senators should confirm Malmen’s their choice for bench
Silence characteristic of a selection process that has been too secret.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 9:33 p.m.
Attorney with GOP ties, little trial experience could be Idaho’s next federal judge
After a secretive process that spanned more than a year, Idaho’s two U.S. senators appear to be proposing that Idaho’s next federal district judge – a lifetime appointment – be …
Sat., Aug. 8, 2015, midnight
Obama signs into law Sawtooth wilderness protection
With the stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama added wilderness protection Friday to more than a quarter-million acres in Idaho. He signed the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry …
Sun., July 19, 2015, midnight
Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers say U.S. hostages should be part of Iran deal
At President Barack Obama’s press conference last week, he was pressed by a reporter about why the nuclear deal with Iran didn’t secure the release of four Americans in Iran, …
Wed., July 15, 2015, midnight
Idaho court vacancy called ‘judicial emergency’
BOISE – The nation’s federal courts have declared a “judicial emergency” in Idaho due to the vacancy in one of the state’s two U.S. district judge positions. The vacancy began …
Sun., July 12, 2015, midnight
Eye on Boise: Historical murals some think offensive will get new review
Renewed debate is emerging over two historical murals inside the former Ada County Courthouse that depict the lynching of a Native American man. The building will reopen later this summer …
Sun., June 7, 2015, midnight
Eye on Boise: Two judge replacements, two very different processes
Here’s an interesting contrast: While Idaho U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch pursue a secret process to name a recommended replacement for longtime U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge, who …