Jim Risch on Foreign Policy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor
Pastor Saeed Abedini, a pastor and resident of Boise, was seized by the Iranian government in 2012 and has been sentenced to eight years in prison for allegedly spreading Christianity. He was in Iran visiting family and working to build orphanages. The Resolution:
I am currently the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, a volatile area of the world in which there are many policy challenges for the U.S. I also am a member of the Subcommittee on African Affairs; Subcommittee on European Affairs; and Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs.
America cannot be the policeman to the world. It is, however, important that we recognize matters in which America has a national interest and engage appropriately exercising great restraint whenever military action is considered.
RESOLUTION expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders:
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