Sen. James Risch [R]

Senator from Idaho

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2009-2020 Senator Idaho

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Risch has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Risch is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

James Risch sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Risch sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (29%) International Affairs (18%) Commerce (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Labor and Employment (11%) Education (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Risch’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2009 to Oct 2015, Risch missed 33 of 2,113 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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