IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a program to develop advanced nuclear energy technologies that will be based at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim Risch has announced his 2020 re-election campaign in Idaho.
The 76-year-old Republican in a statement Monday says socialist agendas in Congress make it his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel advanced legislation Thursday that would suspend arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and impose sanctions on members of the royal family.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. senators from Idaho and Oregon on Thursday touted legislation they introduced to create an endowment to replace revenue lost by rural counties due to declines in timber...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An envoy to Afghanistan was met with skepticism Wednesday on Capitol Hill as he briefed lawmakers on peace talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 17-year war.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. Senate candidate says she will have her fundraising campaign launch at her home in Boise on Saturday.
Nancy Harris says the event is set to start at 4 p.m. as she...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration overcame a significant hurdle Wednesday in its effort to bolster ranks at the State Department.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent U.S. senator is co-sponsoring a bill to require non-dairy products to stop using terms like "milk," ''yogurt" and "cheese" on their labels.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho has been elected chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
The Idaho Republican says he's glad to have the confidence of his colleagues to lead the committee. Risch fills the seat being vacated by the retirement of Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee.
SEATTLE (AP) — A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate.
State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are eating more salmon than ever and their appetites are undermining billions of dollars of investments to restore endangered fish runs.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. senator from Idaho held a recent hearing in Anchorage to get feedback from Alaska business leaders on Small Business Administration programs.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lt. Gov. Brad Little on Thursday said he has a better understanding of the federal government's position after being told the state's move to let companies offer health insurance plans that don't meet Affordable Care Act standards is illegal.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's U.S. Sen. Jim Risch has changed his stance on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and now says the Republican should step aside.
Risch had issued a statement last week saying Moore should step away from the election only if the allegations that he sexually molested an underage girl and groped another teen proved true.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed a new head to the Department of Labor after his former director resigned suddenly earlier this year.
Otter announced Friday that he appointed Melinda Smyser, a former Republican state senator and southwest Idaho regional director for U.S. Sen. Jim Risch.
Smyser will begin overseeing the department Oct. 23, but she will also need official confirmation from the Idaho Senate when the Legislature convenes in January.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he had too many concerns about the latest GOP effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law to join other Republican governors in a letter backing the bill.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's U.S. Sen. Jim Risch said Thursday Congress needs to find a bipartisan solution to improving health care in the United States.
The Republican lawmaker spoke out on health care after a small group of activists surprised Risch at a small business forum co-sponsored by Facebook in Boise. Organizers argue they had no choice but to address Risch at a public event because he has evaded directly meeting with them for weeks.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee narrowly passed a resolution on Tuesday night favoring friendlier relations with Russia and condemning the Russian sanctions bill that was sponsored by Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo and passed overwhelmingly by both the U.S. House and Senate.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Longtime Idaho state Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis was nominated Thursday by the administration of President Donald Trump to serve as the new U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho.
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch announced the nomination on Twitter.
Risch in a statement sent to The Associated Press called the Republican Davis "a committed public servant who has my full confidence" and said he would work with other senators to confirm Davis quickly.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine Sen. Angus King is among a group of U.S. senators that is launching a new Senate Working Forest Caucus that is designed to protect jobs in the forest products industry.
King, an independent, says he is joining the 11-member caucus to elevate policies that promote and preserve working forests. He says private working forests support more than 2.4 million jobs in the country, including equipment suppliers and transportation workers.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Sen. Angus King's proposal to protect America's electrical grid from cyber-attacks has received support from members of a Senate committee.
King's proposal seeks to remove vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers to get into the energy grid. King, an independent, says the proposal would look for ways to replace automated systems with manual procedures controlled by human operators.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Idaho are introducing legislation they say would make it easier for aspiring young loggers to get into the business.
Sens. Angus King, a Maine independent, and Jim Risch, an Idaho Republican, announced the bill on Thursday. They say the legislation would level the playing field with other agricultural fields by allowing family members to get experience in logging from an earlier age so they can carry on a family business.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of senators including Maine's Sen. Angus King is renewing its efforts to get protections for the country's energy infrastructure against cyber-attacks.
King, an independent, is partnering with Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch on the push to pass the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act. They say the proposal seeks to examine ways to defend the energy grid.