Sen. James Risch

Senator from Idaho, Republican

Risch, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Idaho since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2020).



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Risch for more statistics.

Committee Membership

James Risch sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Risch sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (27%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) International Affairs (19%) Commerce (15%) Labor and Employment (12%) Government Operations and Politics (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2009 to Sep 2016, Risch missed 35 of 2,323 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: