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Coloradans helping fight devastating brush fires in Australia

DENVER - Coloradans are heading to Australia to help combat the historic wildfires torching much of the country. A spokesperson with the U.S. Forest Service says 74 firefighters have already gone to Australia as part of an interagency response. Eight are from Colorado. "We are sending the very best that we have to help fight the fires and suppress the fires that they have there," said Vanessa Lacayo with the U.S. Forest Service. Lacayo says the firefighters are spread across New South Wales a… Continue Reading


Gardner introduces savings account bill for small businesses

Last month, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner introduced legislation to create tax deductible savings accounts for small businesses. "Having grown up in a family-owned business, I've seen firsthand how difficult it can be to run a small business, make payroll, build capital, and comply with a complex regulatory system," he said in a statement. Gardner and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., pointed to statistics from the U.S. Small Business Administration showing that small businesses - officially, those wit… Continue Reading


Fort Collins, Larimer County among nation's leaders in job growth

Job growth and population growth typically go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it's no surprise that as Larimer County has become more populous over the past decade, the number of people working for local government entities also grew. According to a new study published by 24/7 Wall St., the area saw 18% job growth - or an addition of 31,008 jobs - from October 2014 through October 2019, with government employment leading the way. The study is based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics d… Continue Reading


Gardner’s bipartisan, bicameral bills enlarge Rocky Mountain National Park

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) recently introduced two bicameral, bipartisan bills to expand his home state's Rocky Mountain National Park. Sen. Gardner on Dec. 17, 2019 sponsored both the Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification Act, S. 3068, as well as the Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership Correction Act, S. 3069, with lead cosponsor U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO). If enacted, S. 3068 would permit Retired NASA Astronaut Vance D. Brand to donate 40 acres to Rocky Mountain Natio… Continue Reading


Gardner’s bill aligns federal, state marijuana laws to permit VA home loans for veterans

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) on Dec. 18 unveiled bipartisan legislation that would align federal law with a state's legal cannabis industry so that U.S. military veterans working in the industry may obtain government-backed home loans. "The citizens of Colorado led the nation in adopting a new approach to cannabis, and our state's veterans have fought for our country all over the world," Sen. Gardner said. "It's disgraceful that a veteran can be denied a benefit they earned serving our country… Continue Reading


Gardner Delivers the Weekly Republican Address on Delivering More Opportunities to Americans

CENTENNIAL, CO - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) delivers the Weekly Republican Address highlighting the work of a Republican Congress on behalf of the nation and the opportunities ahead in the New Year after the American people voted for a new direction in November. "A Republican in the White House and a Republican majority in Congress present tremendous opportunity to make real progress," said Sen. Gardner, who goes on to say, Republicans will "assume that responsibility with the promise that we'l… Continue Reading


Senate passes bill 96-0 to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal. The Senate approved the sanctions bill 96-0 after lawmakers repeatedly denounced Pyongyang for flouting international law by pursuing nuclear weapons. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said for too long North Korea has been dismissed as a strange country… Continue Reading


Senate approves sanctions after North Korea nuke, missile tests

The Senate Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would push President Obama into more aggressive sanctions against North Korea in response to the nation's recent weapons testing. The bill passed unanimously, 96-0, shortly after North Korea reported that it had successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb and deployed a long-range rocket. The Senate vote follows testimony Tuesday from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who told the Senate Armed Services Committee that N… Continue Reading


Senate Approves Penalties for Aiding North Korean Nuclear Program

WASHINGTON - In an effort to derail North Korea's nuclear ambitions, the Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved strict sanctions intended to limit Pyongyang's ability to finance warheads and missiles. The legislation targets those who knowingly do business with North Korea to benefit its nuclear weapons program and also authorizes $50 million to broadcast messages directly to people in the isolated nation. Senator Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican from Colorado and a co-sponsor of the bi… Continue Reading


U.S. Senate Passes North Korea Sanctions Legislation

WASHINGTON-The Senate voted unanimously to ratchet up sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday, less than a week after the country launched a long-range rocket that sparked fresh alarm about its nuclear program. The move came the same day as Japan and South Korea also took steps to penalize North Korea for its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, as Tokyo imposed its own sanctions and Seoul shut an inter-Korean industrial park that provides a key source of income to Pyongyang. In a 96-0 vote, t… Continue Reading


Senate passes North Korea sanctions bill as nuclear worries grow

The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on North Korea, in a bid aimed at forcing the international community to retaliate more strongly against the rogue nation after a series of worrisome moves. Since North Korea announced its fourth nuclear test in early January, it has launched a satellite into space over international objections, and a top U.S. intelligence official has warned that Pyongyang is perhaps only weeks from recovering pluto… Continue Reading


Congress skeptical China will adhere to cyber promises

Lawmakers were encouraged yet wary of a deal the White House and China revealed Friday, in which both sides committed to not support the digital theft of industry secrets. At least six members of Congress - Democrats and Republicans - used the phase "step forward" or "first step" to describe the accord. But those same members also said they were "skeptical" that China would adhere to its promise and vowed to closely oversee the agreement's implementation. "There's a difference between an agre… Continue Reading


Cory Gardner sworn in to U.S. Senate as Republicans take control

Colorado's newest Senator was sworn in as Republicans assumed full control of both houses of Congress on a snowy day in Washington. Senator Cory Gardner, one of the Republicans whose victory helped propel his party to a majority in the Senate, was sworn in to his term Tuesday. "It is a tremendous honor to be sworn in today as a United States Senator and member of the 114th Congress," he said in a statement provided by his office. "I am humbled by the trust that the people of Colorado have placed… Continue Reading

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