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ENG: James Elroy "Jim" Risch (born May 3, 1943) is a rancher, attorney and Republican politician from Ada County, currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Idaho. He previously served as Lieutenant Governor (2003–2006, 2007–2009) and Governor (2006–2007) of Idaho. Early life Risch was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee from 1961 to 1963, then transferred to the University of Idaho where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He obtained his B.S. in Forestry in 1965 and continued his education at the university's College of Law, serving on Law Review, and receiving his J.D. in 1968. Risch entered politics in 1970, at age 27, winning election as Ada County Prosecuting Attorney. While ...
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Crapo, Risch, Simpson Vote For Debt Deal, Labrador Votes No

Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch joined 26 Republicans and 45 Democrats to pass the debt ceiling package that will cut hundreds of billions of dollars in government spending and force Congress' hand to cut billions more. The measure was quickly signed into law by President Barack Obama hours before the government's borrowing authority was officially set to run out. Nineteen Republican and six Democratic members of the Senate voted against the bill, including Senators Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, Lindsey Graham, Tom Harkin, Orrin Hatch, Ben Nelson, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Jeff Sessions and ...

Risch Lashes Obama Debt Rhetoric ‎

Idaho's junior U.S. senator lashed out Saturday against President Barack Obama's handling of the current national debt crisis, saying nothing should be off the table when it comes to spending cuts.Sen. Jim Risch'scomments came during a lunchtime speech to fellow Republicans attending a state party meeting in Moscow. “This is a really difficult message I'm delivering here,” said Risch, prefacing his remarks. “It's not a fun message to deliver, but I really don't feel I'd be telling you the truth if I didn't lay the cards on the table.” ... Posted by DFO July ...

Crapo, Risch cosponsor bill to overturn logging-road ruling

A decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will subject logging roads in public and private forests to some of the most stringent environmental protection laws in the United States, Idaho’s two U.S. senators say. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, both Republicans, say their bill, the Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act, would overturn the ruling and “return to the model of logging road management that has been successfully utilized for the last 35 years.” The appeals court said logging road runoff, when managed by a system of ditches and culverts and deposited ...

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Idaho delegation backs ‘cut, cap and balance’
All of Idaho’s members of Congress support the “cut, cap and balance” approved by the Republican-led U.S. House in an effort to resolve the federal government reaching its debt limit.  Sen. Mike Crapo is also part… The post Idaho delegation backs ‘cut, cap and balance’ appeared first on IdahoReporter.com.
Idaho’s congressional delegation active on many issues as debt deadline nears
Idaho’s four Republicans in Congress are weighing in on the debt ceiling debate but also pushing forward other policy measures as the federal government runs up against an Aug. 2 deadline to authorize borrowing more money.… The post Idaho’s congressional delegation active on many issues as debt deadline nears appeared first on IdahoReporter.com.
Legislative filings will bring colossal change to the Idaho Capitol
Turnover is the name of the game in coming elections. Filing period for legislative offices closed Friday and though there are more than 300 contestants vying for 105 seats, there is one constant: There will be… The post Legislative filings will bring colossal change to the Idaho Capitol appeared first on IdahoReporter.com.
Labrador provisions give Idahoans a foothold on federal lands
Among legislation approved by the 113th Congress, new federal provisions are headed to President Barack Obama for signing that could enhance Idahoans’ use of federally controlled lands within the state. Yet in an ironic and unexpected… The post Labrador provisions give Idahoans a foothold on federal lands appeared first on IdahoReporter.com.

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