James Risch’s Record

James Risch’s Record

Political Experience

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 11, 2017 PN 42 Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be a United States Trade Representative Cloture Invoked – Senate
(81 – 15)
Yea
May 11, 2017 PN 42 Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be a United States Trade Representative Senate
(82 – 14)
Yea
May 4, 2017 HR 244 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 Concurrence Vote Passed – Senate
(79 – 18)
Nay
May 2, 2017 PN 47 Nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission Nomination Confirmed – Senate
(61 – 37)
Yea
May 1, 2017 PN 47 Nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission Cloture Invoked – Senate
(60 – 36)
Yea
April 27, 2017 PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor Nomination Confirmed – Senate
(60 – 38)
Yea
April 26, 2017 PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor Cloture Invoked – Senate
(61 – 39)
Yea
April 7, 2017 PN 55 Nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Senate
(54 – 45)
Yea
April 6, 2017 PN 55 Nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Cloture Invoked – Senate
(55 – 45)
Yea
March 30, 2017 H J Res 43 Providing for Congressional Disapproval of the Rule Submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services Relating to Compliance with Title X Requirements by Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients Joint Resolution Passed – Senate
(51 – 50)
Yea
March 23, 2017 PN 53 Nomination of David Friedman to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Israel Nomination Confirmed – Senate
(52 – 46)
Yea
March 23, 2017 PN 53 Nomination of David Friedman to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Israel Cloture Invoked – Senate
(52 – 46)
Yea
March 23, 2017 S J Res 34 Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and other Telecommunications Services Joint Resolution Passed – Senate
(50 – 48)
Yea
March 21, 2017 H J Res 69 Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska Joint Resolution Passed – Senate
(52 – 47)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2017 PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Nomination Confirmed – Senate
(52 – 46)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2017 PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Cloture Invoked – Senate
(54 – 46)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2017 H J Res 40 Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 Joint Resolution Passed – Senate
(57 – 43)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2017 PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury Nomination Confirmed – Senate Yea
Feb. 10, 2017 PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury Cloture Invoked – Senate
(53 – 46)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2017 PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Nomination Confirmed – Senate
(52 – 47)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2017 PN 30 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General Nomination Confirmed – Senate
(52 – 47)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2017 PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Cloture Invoked – Senate
(51 – 48)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2017 PN 30 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General Cloture Invoked – Senate
(52 – 47)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2017 PN 37 Nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos to be Secretary of Education Nomination Confirmed – Senate
(50 – 50)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2017 H J Res 38 Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Department of the Interior Known as the Stream Protection Rule Joint Resolution Passed – Senate
(54 – 45)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2017 PN 25 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be Secretary of State Nomination Confirmed – Senate
(56 – 43)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2017 PN 25 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be Secretary of State Cloture Invoked – Senate
(56 – 43)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2017 S Con Res 3 A Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2017 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2018 Through 2026 Joint Resolution Passed – Senate
(51 – 48)
Yea

The detailed answers on a member of Congress’s position is gathered and complied by a foundation known as Vote Smart. James Risch has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. James Risch is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates’ public records to determine candidates’ likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?


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