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James Risch's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

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
May 9, 2014 Senators Express Concerns over Maritime Dispute in South China Sea, Call Chinese Actions "Troubling"
May 8, 2014 Risch, Crapo Support Commission to Study Military Changes and Effect on Local Guard Units
May 6, 2014 Markey Joins Leahy, Graham to Introduce Bill To Launch Commission To Evaluate Army Budget Changes Proposed By The Administration
March 3, 2014 Senators Cornyn, Risch and Rubio: Gottemoeller Nomination Should Not Move Forward
Sept. 24, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Increase Pressure on Iran
Sept. 3, 2013 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript - Syria
June 21, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State of U.S. Department of State - Nuclear Arsenal Reduction
June 20, 2013 Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Spending Bill
Feb. 21, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Withdraw Hagel Nomination
Feb. 7, 2013 FOX "Hannity" Transcript: Foreign Policy
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to President Obama - Step Up Pressure, Prevent Nuclear Iran
Dec. 19, 2012 Letter to President Barack Obama - Iran
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission, European Union
Aug. 2, 2012 Shaheen-Risch Bill Would Improve Accountability of Contractors in Afghanistan
Aug. 2, 2012 Afghanistan Contractor Accountability Bill Introduced
May 24, 2012 Risch Calls for Designation of Terrorist Organization
May 24, 2012 Sens. Brown, Chambliss, Risch Introduce Bill Urging State Dept. To Designate Boko Haram As Foreign Terrorist Organization
March 12, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense
Dec. 16, 2011 Protecting American Civil Liberties While Holding al Qaeda and Taliban Prisoners of War
Dec. 1, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Sept. 14, 2011 Grizzly Legislation Protects Acts of Self-Defense
July 12, 2011 Letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
July 7, 2011 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States
Dec. 19, 2010 Executive Session
Dec. 18, 2010 Executive Session
Dec. 17, 2010 Executive Session
Dec. 10, 2010 Idaho Delegation Notified of New Training Mission
Dec. 2, 2010 Letter to Minority Leader McConnell - New STRAT Treaty
July 23, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Robert Gates Secretary of Defense
April 15, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States
March 12, 2010 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Dec. 3, 2009 Risch Questions Administration on Afghanistan Troop Surge
Dec. 1, 2009 Statement on Afghanistan Troop Increase
July 24, 2009 Senate Approves National Defense Authorization Act
July 24, 2009 Senate Approves National Defense Authorization Act
May 21, 2009 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009
May 20, 2009 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009
April 30, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Confronting Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia
April 10, 2009 Risch Meets Idaho Soldier Serving in Middle East
March 25, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – Nomination of Christopher Hill to be Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Defense
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