Senator James Elroy Risch is an American lawyer and politician. He has been serving as a junior Republican U.S. Senator from Iowa since 2009. He was a lieutenant governor of Idaho from 2003 to 2006.
He served as lieutenant governor again from 2007 to 2009 after serving as the Governor of Idaho from 2006 to 2007. Senator Risch serves as ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee for the 117th Congress. Before delving into politics, Risch was a prosecuting attorney. He also taught criminal law at Boise State University.
Risch was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 3, 1943. Senator Jim Risch attended the University of Wisconsin before he was transferred to the University of Idaho. He earned his B.A. in forestry in 1965. He served in the College of Law Advisory Committee before receiving a J.D. at the University of Idaho College of Lawn 1968.
Jim Risch has spoken about homeland security, foreign policy, small businesses, and more.
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Here’s our collection of the best Jim Risch Quotes:
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Jim Risch Quotes on Politics/Biden/Congress
Democrats tried to put a 50-pound plan into a 10-pound bag, and it didn’t work. That’s not a recipe for getting things done.Jim Risch
Jim RischThe best gift the Biden administration could give the American people is to accept responsibility for its policies that are harming small businesses and families, then get to work on making things right.Jim Risch
President Biden’s invite list to his Summit for Democracy has some head-scratchers. Inviting countries with questionable human rights records & even more questionable democratic processes waters down the whole point of the summit.Jim Risch
In only nine months, this administration’s miscalculations have weakened our allies, emboldened our adversaries & left Americans less safe. The administration must be accountable for its decisions & it must do better.Jim Risch
Congress has a vital oversight role to play with the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. To get to the bottom of what went wrong and prevent a similar tragedy from happening again, we must have administration officials testifyJim Risch
When Idahoans hear someone who conspired with tree spikers is the administration’s pick to lead the largest land management agency in America, they are rightfully appalled.Jim Risch
All of us in Congress agree that we need to see a change in Saudi conduct going forward, the kingdom’s concerning conduct is not new, and it reached a turning point in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi murder, which was a horrendous act for which we all seek justice.Jim Risch
Jim Risch Quotes on Economy/Small Businesses/Democrats
Small businesses are the backbone of Idaho’s economy, but this year has been tough for them. From supply chain issues to rising inflation, there are new challenges they must work to overcome in order to survive.Jim Risch
The average American household will have to spend roughly $3,500 more to keep up with inflation this year. Democrats’ reckless tax-and-spend package stands to only make things worse.Jim Risch
November inflation was up 6.8%. Now, producer prices are up 9.6%. Economic indicators are telling us to pump the breaks on government spending, yet Democrats continue to ignore them to satisfy an arbitrary deadline.Jim Risch
Small businesses don’t have the same resources to weather inflation & supply chain crises as the big-box stores.Jim Risch
Sunsetting programs you fully intend to reauthorize to lower cost projections is the oldest budget gimmick in the book. Democrats are misrepresenting the true cost of their Build Back Better plan.Jim Risch
Small businesses in Idaho have struggled to get meaningful answers on their EIDL applications from the SBA.Jim Risch
Americans are feeling the pressures of rising prices. The last thing they need is the Build Back Better inflation bomb. Democrats need to pump the brakes on this reckless slush fund before they make it worse.Jim Risch
Under Republicans’ Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, Americans making between $15,000 and $50,000 saw an average tax cut of 16 to 26 percent.Jim Risch
Lower-income families are experiencing the hardships of the Biden inflation tax & Americans are concerned that this is just the beginning.Jim Risch
Inflation isn’t transitory & Americans are feeling the pressures of rising prices.Jim Risch
Republicans saw the signs of inflation, but Democrats brushed it off & proceeded with their reckless spending agenda. Now, they claim their $1.75T social welfare package will reduce inflation.Jim Risch
From the gas pump to the grocery store, Americans are experiencing the highest prices in 30 years. The last thing an overheated economy needs is more fuel for the fire.Jim Risch
We are seeing the highest levels of inflation in 30 years, yet Democrats insist on pushing their reckless spending spree through Congress. Americans cannot afford Democrats’ $1.75T inflation bomb.Jim Risch
Idaho’s businesses are feeling the squeeze of the supply chain crisis, resulting in empty shelves & rising prices. Idahoans are struggling to make ends meet & those in charge are nowhere to be found.Jim Risch
The administration thinks they can spend trillions in a calendar year with no economic consequences. Hardworking American families cannot afford the Democrat-imposed inflation tax.Jim Risch
If Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling to proceed with their irresponsible tax-and-spend spree, then they will have to do it themselves. Republicans will not assist in jeopardizing America’s economic future.Jim Risch
Jim Risch Quotes on Security
Words cannot capture the bravery & selflessness of our men & women in uniform.Jim Risch
All the best to the men & women of the Idaho National Guard as they depart to Southwest Asia to support Operation Spartan Shield. Idaho stands with you & we look forward to your safe return at the conclusion of this 12-month mission. God bless you all.Jim Risch
I am monitoring the situation at the Boise Towne Square Mall. Vicki and my prayers are with all those involved, including our heroic law enforcement officers and first responders at the scene.Jim Risch
To our heroes on the front lines who are putting in grueling hours to care for those who are ill, I send my heartfelt thanks.Jim Risch
Jim Risch Quotes on Health/Drugs/Covid-19
Access to clean drinking water is important for all communities.Jim Risch
Criminal cartels are trafficking people & deadly drugs across our southern border because the administration refuses to act.Jim Risch
Most businesses have faced unprecedented challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.Jim Risch
Rewarding illegal immigrants with hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will only incentivize more illegal immigration & increase the flow of illegal drugs across the border & into states like Idaho.Jim Risch
The egregious federal overreach exhibited by the President’s vaccine mandate unfairly burdens businesses & endangers individual liberties. Getting vaccinated is a decision the federal government cannot make. Individuals must make this decision themselves.Jim Risch
Criminal cartels are taking advantage of the administration’s border policies. They are making millions of dollars every day trafficking deadly drugs across the southern border & into states like Idaho.Jim Risch
Idaho is sending a signal to traffickers and dealers that they will be held responsible when their drugs take lives!Jim Risch
As we have seen most recently with questionable actions taken by the World Health Organization in response to the spread of COVID-19, it is critically important to have accountability and oversight of our assistance.Jim Risch
Other Jim Risch Quotes
Breaking our country’s laws should not be rewarded – plain and simple.Jim Risch
Jack Buell has been a strong advocate for North Idaho for decades. He served as Benewah County Commissioner from 1974 through 2020, Idaho’s longest-serving county commissioner.Jim Risch
The debacle in Afghanistan is an interagency failure, and we must hear from all relevant officials in order to hold the right people accountable.Jim Risch
The Chinese Communist Party( Chinese Communist Parties) targets all religions, from destroying Christian houses of worship, to imprisoning millions of Uyghur Muslims, Chinese Communist Partys goes to great lengths to silence religious groups.Jim Risch
if I went around criticizing a statement that was made by the President or any one of my fellow senators or any one of the congressmen up here or people in Idaho who hold public office and I stood up and talked every time they talked and said I don’t like this.Jim Risch
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