Press Releases

09.15.18

Gardner and Markey Condemn Russian Interference with a Key United Nations Report

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, joined US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley today in condemning Russian interference with a key UN Panel of Experts report concerning North Korea sanctions and calling for the release of the original version of the report, which implicates Russian entities in sanctions violations.… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Gardner and Group of Bipartisan Senators Voice Concern over State Department Cybersecurity

Gardner, Wyden, Markey, Paul and Shaheen Call on State to Adopt Basic Security Measures Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ed Markey (D-MA), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), called on the State Department to adopt basic cybersecurity measures to protect against phishing, hacks, and other cyberattacks in a letter released today. Following multiple reports from outside auditors highlighting the department's failure to adopt measures like multifactor a… Continue Reading


09.11.18

Gardner Statement on Report that Russia is Behind Attacks on US Diplomats

Gardner- "Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism, and it is time we treat them that way." Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to the NBC News report that Russia is likely the foreign actor responsible for the attacks against US personnel and diplomats in Cuba and China. "If the NBC News reports are true, this is a direct attack by Russia against the United States," said Senator Gardner. "A… Continue Reading


09.11.18

Gardner Statement on 9/11 Anniversary

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement remembering the attacks against our nation and the heroic actions by Americans on September 11th, 2001: "Seventeen years ago the United States was struck in a horrendous act of evil and terror as terrorists struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a plane was brought down in a field in Pennsylvania," said Senator Gardner. "Seventeen years ago terrorists tried to put fear into the hearts of every Ameri… Continue Reading


09.10.18

Gardner Leads BLM Roundtable in Grand Junction

Continues Effort to Move the BLM West Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) held a roundtable discussion in Grand Junction on Saturday with local elected officials, community leaders, and city employees on his work and their joint efforts to move the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) out of Washington, DC and to Colorado. Senator Gardner is continuing his work with the Department of Interior in order to push his legislation that aims to make this goal of moving the BLM a reality. He also re… Continue Reading


09.05.18

Gardner, Markey, Rubio, Menendez Introduce Legislation to Defend Taiwan

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ed Markey (D-MA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act on Monday. This legislation is intended to strengthen Taiwan's standing around the world and comes in response to several nations breaking official diplomatic ties with Taiwan, due to Chinese pressure and bullying tactics. The TAIPEI Act requires a U.S. strategy to engage with governments arou… Continue Reading


09.04.18

Gardner, Markey Call for the Release of Reuters Journalists in Burma

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy released the following statement regarding the decision by a court in Burma to convict two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, to seven year jail terms. The two journalists had been imprisoned since December 12, 2017, for investigating the killings of Rohingya villagers by Burm… Continue Reading


08.30.18

Gardner Announces Cosponsorship of the Music Modernization Act

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced that he will join the Music Modernization Act (MMA) as a cosponsor. The MMA is a long-negotiated compromise between a diverse group of stakeholders in the music industry that will modernize how licenses and royalties are structured for the music industry. "After thorough and successful conversations with stakeholders over the last several weeks, I'm endorsing Senator Hatch's bipartisan Music Modernization Act," Gardner said. "This bi… Continue Reading


08.27.18

Gardner, Coons Introduce Cyber Deterrence and Response Act

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the Cyber Deterrence and Response Act. This legislation establishes a framework to deter and respond to state-sponsored malicious cyber activity against the United States. The bipartisan bill also requires the administration to impose sanctions against all entities and persons responsible or complicit in malicious cyber activities aimed against the United States. This act is a companion to H.R.5576, which was … Continue Reading


08.24.18

Gardner, Bennet Applaud Senate Passage of Amendment to Reimburse Water Authorities for Contamination Cleanup

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) today applauded the passage of their amendment to address water contamination near military bases. The amendment, which was included in the Department of Defense-Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations bill, provides funding for the Department of Defense to reimburse state and municipal water authorities for actions they took to cleanup and mitigate per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drin… Continue Reading


08.22.18

Gardner, Bennet Sponsor Amendment to Reimburse Water Authorities for Contamination Cleanup

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) cosponsored an amendment to address water contamination near military bases that was filed to the Department of Defense-Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations bill. The amendment provides funding for the Department of Defense to reimburse state and municipal water authorities for actions they took to cleanup and mitigate per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. "We will conti… Continue Reading


08.21.18

Gardner, Rubio Introduce Amendment to Restrict United States Funding to El Salvador

Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, And Global Women's Issues introduced an amendment to H.R. 6157, the Minibus Appropriations bill being considered on the Senate floor, which will restrict US funding to El Salvador. The a… Continue Reading


08.15.18

Gardner, Bennet Historic Parks Bills Receive Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Two Colorado-focused bills, introduced by Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), received a hearing today in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The senators applauded the advancement of the Pike National Historic Trail Study Act and the Amache Study Act and encouraged their passage out of committee. The Pike National Historic Trail Study Act, led by Bennet, could result in the designation of explorer Zebulon Pike's route throu… Continue Reading


08.14.18

Gardner Reaffirms Importance of US-Taiwan Friendship in Meeting with President Tsai

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, on Monday met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Los Angeles, CA. "I thank President Tsai for the opportunity to meet yesterday during her transit through the United States," Gardner said. "As China continues its aggressive and unwarranted campaign to delegitimize Taiwan, the strong reaffirmation of America's su… Continue Reading


08.06.18

Gardner Presents Congressional Badge of Bravery to Boulder County Deputy Sheriff, Teri Javes

Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) presented the Congressional Badge of Bravery on Monday to Deputy Teri Javes from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. The Congressional Badge of Bravery is awarded to individuals who exhibit extraordinary bravery while protecting the lives of others, without regard for their own personal safety. Deputy Teri Javes did exactly that on September 10, 2016, when she engaged an armed man walking down Highway 287 with a handgun. While under fire Deputy Javes … Continue Reading


08.03.18

Gardner, Graham, Rubio, Sullivan Send Letter Urging President Trump to Continue Maximum Pressure Toward North Korea

Washington, DC - On Thursday, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) sent a letter to President Trump calling on the Administration to continue the doctrine of maximum pressure against North Korea, including by imposing additional sanctions against the regime and resuming joint military exercises with South Korea. This letter was sent before the Administration announced today that it was implementing additional sanctions against North Ko… Continue Reading


08.03.18

Gardner, Cortez Masto Introduce Bipartisan ACCESS BROADBAND Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced the Advancing Critical Connectivity Expands Service, Small Businesses Resources, Opportunities, Access, and Data Based on Assessed Need and Demand (ACCESS BROADBAND) Act, bipartisan legislation to establish a single point of contact office to streamline management and oversight of federal broadband resources across multiple agencies. The bill will create a simpler process for small businesses and loc… Continue Reading


08.02.18

Senator Gardner Introduces Bipartisan Hard-Hitting Russia Sanctions Package

Includes Gardner's Russia State Sponsor of Terror Legislation WASHINGTON, DC -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018, comprehensive legislation that will increase economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation in response to Russia's continued interference in our elections, mal… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Gardner, Bennet Urge Senate Leadership to Reauthorize LWCF

Without action, program expires at end of September Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D), with a group of 12 bipartisan colleagues, today sent a letter urging the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before it expires on September 30, 2018. "For the economy, sportsmen, veterans, wildlife, and our kids and grandkids, we must permanently reauthorize LWCF. We also st… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Gardner, Bennet Backed Amendment to Maintain Southwest Chief Train Services Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, DC - An amendment cosponsored by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) to maintain Amtrak train services along the established, long-distance passenger rail route of the Southwest Chief, #3665, was included today in the 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. This amendment would provide resources for maintenance and safety improvements along the Southwest Chief route and would compel Amtrak to fulfill its promi… Continue Reading

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