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James Risch's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: James 'Jim' E. Risch
Office: U.S. Senate (ID) - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Vicki; 3 Children: James, Jason, Jordan
Birth Date: 05/03/1943
Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI
Home City: Boise, ID
Religion: Catholic
Date Title
April 10, 2014 Letter to Secretaries Tom Vilsack, Ernest Moniz, and Gina McCarthy - Calling for USDA, DOE, EPA to Resist Taxing Livestock Emissions
Nov. 26, 2013 Crapo, Risch Work to Ease Burdens for Farmers
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to the Farm Bill Conference Committee - Pea, Lentil, Bean Focus in New Farm Bill
June 4, 2013 Senators Want White Potatoes Eligible For Purchase Under WIC
April 23, 2013 Crapo, Risch, Hagan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Unnecessary EPA Regulation on Farmers
Feb. 8, 2013 Crapo and Risch Co-Sponsor Grazing Improvement Act
Jan. 17, 2013 Simpson, Crapo and Risch Ask for Greek Yogurt Inclusion
Aug. 7, 2012 Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
July 27, 2012 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Efforts to Discourage Employees From Eating Meat
June 21, 2012 Risch Laments Senate's Failure to Rein in EPA
May 24, 2012 Letter to Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Fresh Potato Acess
May 15, 2012 Harkin Joins Bipartisan Group of More Than 40 Senators in Urging Floor Action on Farm Bill
April 26, 2012 Crapo, Risch Support Job-Creating Legislation
March 22, 2012 Senators Fight for Family Farms
March 15, 2012 Letter to Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor
Feb. 10, 2012 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Department of Agriculture and Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador
Oct. 17, 2011 Senators Fight to Keep Potatoes in Nutrition Programs
Aug. 3, 2011 Letter to Chairman Kohl and Ranking Member Blunt
June 27, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Lisa Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
May 26, 2011 Senators Support Lands, Grazing Legislation
March 8, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Japanese Markets
Dec. 21, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
Dec. 8, 2010 Senators Want Potatoes on Plate During Mexican Talks
Nov. 1, 2010 Delegation: Keep Potatoes in Nutrition Programs
Sept. 21, 2010 Delegation Wants to Dig Into Science Behind Earthworm Debate
July 30, 2010 Senators Seek Additional Work on Sheep Issues
July 2, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department Of Agriculture
June 7, 2010 Senators: Potatoes Should Be in Federal Program
May 6, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America
March 8, 2010 Letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein - Timber Sale Program
Oct. 8, 2009 Letter To The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department Of Agriculture
May 7, 2009 Letter to The Honorable Herb Kohl, Chairman, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Committee on Appropriations and The Honorable Sam Brownback, Ranking Member
March 24, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Alleviating Global Hunger: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Leadership
March 19, 2009 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
March 19, 2009 Letter To President Barack Obama
Feb. 9, 2009 Letter to The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nov. 29, 2006 Governor Risch Promotes Roadless Plan to National Advisory Committee
Aug. 3, 2006 Idaho Governor Joins Western Governors in Urging Disaster Assistance
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Agriculture
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