Press Releases

08.07.20

Gardner Leads Bill to Protect Pre-existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act, legislation that would guarantee coverage protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions. "My bill is simple - it guarantees coverage for people who have pre-existing medical conditions and ensures that people cannot be charged more because of a pre-existing condition," said Senator Gardner. "I will continue to fight for pre-existing condition protections as well as measures to l… Continue Reading


08.07.20

Gardner to Senate Democrats: Stand Strong Against China, Protect our Space Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, is calling on Senate Democrats tostand strong against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and stop efforts to strip out Gardner's amendments to the NASA Authorization Act of 2019 (S. 2800). Gardner's amendments to the NASA Authorization Act are aimed… Continue Reading


08.07.20

Gardner Announces $14.8 Million in Buses and Bus Facilities Grants Across Colorado

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will receive a combined total of $14,867,244 for five grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA's) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. According to DOT, this funding can be used to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and rel… Continue Reading


08.07.20

Gardner Celebrates EVRAZ Steel Mill Expansion in Pueblo

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement today celebrating EVRAZ North America's long-rail mill project moving forward to the construction phase at the Rocky Mountain Steel Mill in Pueblo. "Today I join the Steel City in celebrating new jobs, economic investments, and a stronger future for Colorado manufacturing as the long-rail mill project will move into the construction pha… Continue Reading


08.05.20

Gardner Applauds More Than $5.6 Million for Colorado Housing Authorities to Respond to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today applauded the announcement that numerous public housing authorities in Colorado will receive a combined total of $5,694,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in public housing. "We must continue working to ensure Coloradans across all four corners of our state are receiving the relief they need to get through COVID-19," said Senator Gardner. … Continue Reading


08.05.20

Gardner Welcomes $3.5M From NSF to Establish New Engineering Research Center With CU Boulder

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries and Weather, welcomed the announcement that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing $3,500,000 to establish an Energy Research Center (ERC) involving the University of Colorado Boulder, Utah State University, Purdue University, and University of Texas at El Paso. "Research funding from the Nationa… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Interior Designates August 4th as “Great American Outdoors Day,” a Fee-Free Day

Washington, D.C. - To commemorate the historic signing of U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) Great American Outdoors Act, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt designated August 4th as "Great American Outdoors Day," which will be a fee-free day for visitors at public lands managed by DOI. Entrance fees will be waived tomorrow, August 5th, 2020, and on August 4th each year moving forward for public lands managed by the National Park Service (NPS), the Bureau of Land Mana… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Gardner, Jones Introduce the American Dream Down Payment Act of 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Doug Jones (D-AL) today introduced the American Dream Down Payment Act of 2020. As Americans face unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the bipartisan legislation would help prospective homeowners save for a traditional 20-percent down payment by creating special tax-advantaged savings accounts for eligible housing costs. These accounts would be similar to the popular tax-advantaged 529 Plan accounts that encourage people to… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Senate Passes Gardner’s Legislation to Reevaluate the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate passed legislation that included a provision authored by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to establish the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics. Under Gardner's legislation, the Strengthening U.S. Olympics Act, Congress would establish a 16-member commission, all of whom would be required to have experience in athletics, advocacy, or coaching, and half of whom would be comprised of Olympians or Paralympians selected to study the struct… Continue Reading


08.04.20

President Signs Gardner’s Great American Outdoors Act Into Law

Washington, D.C. - Today history was made as full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was signed into law when President Trump signed U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) Great American Outdoors Act. Gardner's historic conservation legislation fully funds the LWCF at a level of $900 million every year and provides billions of dollars to address the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands, which includes projects at our National Parks … Continue Reading


08.03.20

Senate Passes Gardner-Sponsored Bipartisan Bill to Protect Communities from Landslides

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation led by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) to help communities prepare for and respond to landslides and other natural hazards. S. 529, the National Landslide Preparedness Act, will help protect communities and property, save lives, and improve emergency preparedness and planning by targeting key gaps in cu… Continue Reading


07.31.20

Gardner Welcomes Sanctions on Chinese Entity, Officials for Human Rights Abuses

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the following statement today regarding new sanctions imposed on a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) entity and two current or former officials due to their connections to the serious human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). "The mass concentration camps for Uighur … Continue Reading


07.31.20

Gardner, Bennet Make Bipartisan Push to Support Physician Training Programs in Rural Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) are making a bipartisan push, along with U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), John Barrasso (R-WY), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Michael Rounds (R-SD), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), to support physician training programs in rural communities to strengthen and maintain a physician workforce for the future, especially in rural areas. Rural hospitals are facing difficult fina… Continue Reading


07.30.20

Gardner Applauds $5 Billion in Funding to Protect Nursing Home Residents

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $5 billion to long-term care facilities and state veterans' homes to combat COVID-19. The announcement also included several other initiatives to protect long-term care facility residents. The initiatives include delivering more than 15,000 COVID-19 testing devices to nursing homes as well as specialized training and technical assistance. "Resident… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Gardner, Bennet, Colorado Congressional Delegation Call for Extended Funding to Support National Guard COVID-19 Response Efforts in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and the entire Colorado congressional delegation sent a second letter to President Donald Trump asking for extended federal funding for the Colorado National Guard in support of the fight against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), echoing a recent request from Colorado Governor Jared Polis. The funding was originally approved on April 7, 2020, and is set to expire on August 21, 2020. The Colorado delegatio… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Gardner, Indian Ambassador Reaffirm Importance of Relationship in Regional Security

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the following statement after a productive phone conversation with H.E. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India's Ambassador to the United States, regarding the importance of U.S.-India relations. "Today I began my call with Ambassador Sandhu by expressing my sincere condolences on the loss of Indian lives at the Line o… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Gardner Calls on USTR to Initiate Bilateral Trade Agreement Negotiations with Taiwan

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, called on U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer to immediately initiate meaningful negotiations between the United States and Taiwan on a comprehensive Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA). "The United States bilateral economic relationship with Taiwan continues to grow and enjoys strong bipartisan … Continue Reading


07.29.20

Gardner Welcomes Nearly $2.4 Million in Emergency Suicide Prevention Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that Colorado will receive a combined total of $2,397,840 in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assist with suicide prevention. "As our country is facing an unprecedented challenge in responding to COVID-19, suicide prevention is now more important than ever, and I'm pleased to see this important funding delivered to support Coloradans," said… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Gardner, Baldwin Call on U.S. House of Representatives to Take Up and Pass 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) wrote to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) urging the House to immediately move to take up and pass S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. This legislation, which Gardner and Baldwin introduced with U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jack Reed (D-RI), passed the U.S. Senate unanimo… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Senate Passes Gardner, Peters Bill to Predict and Mitigate Space Weather Threats

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) to strengthen the nation's ability to predict severe space weather events and mitigate their harmful impacts on Earth. A severe space weather event, such as a solar flare or coronal mass ejection, has the potential to seriously disrupt the electric power grid, communications networks including cellular phones and GPS, satellites, and aircraft operations. Gardner and … Continue Reading

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