Idaho Sen. Jim Risch discusses priorities for new Senate term
WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) is preparing to be sworn into a third term in January.
Risch said he will focus on improving the economy and helping Americans get jobs--two issues he focused on heavily during his campaign.
The Idaho senator tells Gray DC he’s hopeful a vaccine will be available soon.
“Once the vaccine hits the streets, this thing’s over with. We went through this when I was a kid with polio,” he said.
He said negotiations are ongoing for another coronavirus relief bill to help people financially struggling from the pandemic.
“As far a timeline, I can’t give you that right now. I can tell you this. Everybody wants a bill, getting there is much more difficult,” he said.
The first day of the new term is January 3, 2021.
Watch the full interview with Sen. Risch above.
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