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Jim Risch's Biography

James Elroy "Jim" Risch (born May 3, 1943) is a Republican politician, rancher, and attorney from Ada County, currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Idaho. He previously served as the 39th and 41st Lieutenant Governor (2003–2006, 2007–2009) and the 31st Governor (2006–2007) of Idaho.

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  • Mendoza becomes first Hispanic federal judge in Eastern Washington

      News Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer | 1 month ago
    News about Seattle and King County government as well as national politics...Senate, by a 92-4 vote, on Tuesday confirmed longtime Tri-Cities lawyer and civic activist Salvador Mendoza as the first Hispanic federal judge to serve Eastern Washington.
  • Republican leaders jet off to Rockies for Romney's summit

      News Source: Washington Post | 1 month ago
    The Republican Party is in turmoil and in strode its would-be saviors, wheeling their bags through the crowded Delta terminal at Washington Reagan National Airport on Thursday afternoon to escape the stormy capital for a long weekend in the Rocky
  • The downside of ambition

      News Source: Politico | 1 month ago
    Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss underscores a grim irony for lawmakers looking to build their clout on Capitol Hill: Power in Washington can make them weak back home. As disdain for Congress reaches historic levels, many lawmakers who have risen

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  • Headlines II: Spooks, laws, lies, zones, etc. | eats shoots '...

      Blog Source: richardbrenneman.wordpress.com | 3 months ago
    “These actions threaten the free flow of global commerce in a vital region,” Democratic Senators Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Republicans Marco Rubio of Florida, Jim Risch of ...
  • Jim Risch: My Bill Only Has 7 Supporters, and it's Obama's ...

      Blog Source: irregulartimes.com | 3 months ago
    Hang on a tic with me here while I try to figure what Senator Risch is all atwitter about. Jim Risch's bill — S. 198 — went nowhere, gaining only 7 cosponsors. Neither a majority of Democrats nor a majority of Republicans followed Senator ...
  • Idaho Senators Speak Up for Land and Water Conservation

      Blog Source: idahonaturenotes.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    Senator Mike Crapo and Senator Jim Risch both signed the letter supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and have earned our heartfelt thanks. The LWCF Act of 1964 directs that a portion of the nation's revenues from ...

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