As a lifelong Idahoan, my home state helped me develop a common-sense approach to doing business in the U.S. Senate. I am currently serving my fourth term as a U.S. Senator from Idaho, having previously served three terms as Idaho's 2nd District Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives (1993-1999).

The Congress has given me many leadership opportunities to share Idaho's perspectives. I continue to  serve as the Chief Deputy Republican Whip for the 115th Congress. I previously served as Deputy Whip in the 113th, 112th, 111th, 110th, 109th and 108th Congresses. I have also been privileged to serve as Co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsman's Caucus and the Western Water Caucus as well as a co-chair and founder of the Senate Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.  During the time I served in the U.S. House of Representatives, I served on House Leadership as New Member Leader and Strategic Planning Leader and as Deputy Whip for the Western Region.

In response to a need for more public awareness and education, I formed the Congressional COPD Caucus, which is dedicated to educating Members of Congress about COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and advocating for assistance and research.


Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee

  • Chairman of the Committee

Budget Committee

Finance Committee

  • Member, Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure
  • Member, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight

Judiciary Committee

  • Member, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
  • Member, Subcommittee on The Constitution Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
  • Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law

Leadership Assignments

  • Chief Deputy Whip, 114th, 115th, 116th Congress
  • Co-Chair, Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group
  • Chairman, Republican Capital Markets Task Force
  • Member, Republican Fiscal Reform Working Group
  • Member, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform


  • Air Force Caucus
  • Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
  • Congressional COPD Caucus
  • Congressional Diabetes Caucus
  • Congressional Fire Services Caucus
  • Congressional Internet Caucus
  • Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
  • Congressional TRIO Caucus
  • Congressional WTO Caucus for Farmers & Ranchers
  • Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Caucus
  • Potato Caucus
  • Renewables and Energy Efficiency Caucus
  • Republican High Tech Task Force
  • Senate 4-H Caucus
  • Senate Biotechnology Caucus
  • Senate Impact Aid Coalition
  • Senate Medical Technology Caucus
  • Senate Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children Caucus
  • Senate National Laboratory Caucus
  • Senate Native Americans Caucus
  • Senate National Guard Caucus
  • Senate Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
  • Senate Philanthropy Caucus
  • Senate Produce Caucus
  • Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs
  • Senate Rural Healthcare Caucus
  • Senate Sweetener Caucus
  • Senate Western Caucus
  • USO Congressional Caucus
  • Western Water Caucus
  • Zero Capital Gains Tax Caucus