“There’s only one thing that Putin respects, and that’s strength. The main thing he is most disrespectful of is weakness. If you show weakness, he will come after you like a shark to a bleeding dolphin.” │ Opinion
Idaho Senators Jim Risch & Mike Crapo Join Effort to Defund Homeland Security's "Disinformation Board"
BOISE - Idaho Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo announced Tuesday they both have joined Arkansas Senator Tom Cotto and 17 other U.S. senators in cosponsoring legislation that would bar federal funds from being used to establish a 'Disinformation Governance Board' at the Department of Homeland Security. “The Administration has...
BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Idaho U.S. Senator Jim Risch has endorsed Phil McGrane in his run for Idaho Secretary of State. “Having the support of Senator Risch means a lot for our campaign to be Idaho’s next Republican Secretary of State,” said McGrane. “I’ve admired Senator Risch’s leadership and his ability to get things done both as Governor and as a Senator.”
Idaho Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo Among Those Urging Biden Administration to Extend Title 42 Order
BOISE - On Thursday, Idaho Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo joined their senate colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Security Alejandro Mayorkas requesting an extension for Title 42. The Title 42 Order permits the immediate expulsion of illegal immigrants who attempt to cross the southern border.
BOISE - On Tuesday, Idaho Senator Jim Risch introduced the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, aimed at limiting federal overreach and reducing federal spending. The bill would require agencies to repeal two existing regulations for each new significant regulation issued. The ‘one-in, two-out’ method codifies a 2017 Trump-era executive order to weed out "old, unnecessary, and inefficient regulations." Agencies will be required to initiate simpler, cost-saving regulations which will benefit the federal government, small businesses, and American taxpayers.
Idaho Senators Jim Risch & Mike Crapo Join Legislation to Combat Surge of Illicit Drugs Across Southern Border
BOISE - Idaho Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo have joined Tennessee Senator Bill Hagerty to introduce the Stop Fentanyl Border Crossings Act. This bill will expand Title 42 authority to turn back migrants to combat prolific drug smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border. During the Fiscal Year 2021, more than...
As Donald Trump once eloquently put it, Joe Biden is a dummy!. Was it ever more evident than over the weekend when he called for regime change in Russia? U.S. Senator Jim Risch of Idaho is the leading Republican on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. When January arrives, he’ll again be chairing the committee. Risch appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and shared his concerns. You can watch his appearance by clicking on the YouTube video below.
"I wish he would just stay on script': GOP Sen. Jim Risch responds to Biden's controversial comments on Putin during Poland speech
Risch, who is the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, during his CNN interview on Sunday called the remark a "horrendous gaffe."
BOISE - On Thursday, Idaho Senator Jim Risch introduced the Prevent Labor Union Slowdowns (PLUS) Act in an effort to "protect our national supply chain during upcoming maritime union negotiations." According to Risch, during past negotiations maritime labor unions have employed a “slowdown” tactic instead of striking, which he says has caused substantial losses for local businesses importing and exporting goods.
KLEW News reporter Justin Spinnie spoke to Idaho Senator and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jim Risch over Zoom. On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke directly to Congress in an emotional plea for more United States support. "I would think virtually everyone was incredibly impressed with...
Idaho Senator Jim Risch Urges President Joe Biden to "Stop Doing Business with the Russians, Walk Away from Iran Deal"
BOISE - On Wednesday, Idaho Senator Jim Risch, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, co-led his Republican colleagues in a press conference to discuss the Biden Administration’s efforts to forge a nuclear deal with Iran. In his message to the President about the Joint Comprehensive Plan...
WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Idaho's Senate delegation and the ranking Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday again urged the full U.S. Senate to immediately take up and pass legislation called the Never Yielding Europe's Territory Act -- or the "NYET Act." Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho)...
BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Idaho Senator Jim Risch has released a statement after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Wednesday night. Risch, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called the invasion a “flagrant act of war.”. “Today’s invasion of Ukraine by Russia is a premeditated and...
On Thursday, U.S. Senator Jim Risch issued a statement about Vladimir Putin’s actions in the invasion of Ukraine and the need for passage of his Never Yielding Europe’s Territory (or NYET) Act. “Anyone who is surprised by Putin’s deadly attack on a sovereign nation has not been paying...