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Norpac hosts Idaho senator

Avi Samuels, left, with Senator Jim Risch and Dr. Richard Schlussel. (Courtesy Norpac)
Avi Samuels, left, with Senator Jim Risch and Dr. Richard Schlussel. (Courtesy Norpac)

Dr. Richard and Sara Schlussel of Englewood hosted Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) for a Norpac pro-Israel meeting earlier this month. Avi and Elizabeth Samuels co-chaired the event.

Mr. Risch chairs the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, which works to advance the interests of American citizens and businesses in international trade and investment, promoting exports, and guarding international interests. Practically all Israel-related legislation falls under this committee’s oversight. He led the effort to pass the bill to authorize aid to Israel and combat efforts to delegitimize and isolate Israel around the globe. The bill received broad bipartisan support and passed in a few months. Mr. Risch will be up for re-election in November 2020.

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