Press Releases

11.19.20

Gardner Announces Colorado Springs is a Finalist for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement today that Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs has been selected as a finalist to be the permanent home to U.S. Space Command headquarters. Peterson Air Force Base is the current provisional location for U.S. Space Command headquarters, and Gardner has pushed the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to permanently reestablish U.S. Space Command in Colorado to harness the state's existing military assets to coordin… Continue Reading


10.31.20

President Signs Gardner’s Legislation to Reevaluate the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee

Washington, D.C. - The President of the United States signed S. 2330, the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020, legislation that included a bill 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, S. 132, 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 coachi… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Gardner Joins Bipartisan Letter Calling for Sanctions on Bangladeshi Battalion for Extrajudicial Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture

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, joined nine of his U.S. Senate colleagues in calling on the Trump Administration to impose sanctions on senior commanders of Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), which has reportedly killed more than 400 people extrajudicially since 2015. In a bipartisan letter addressed to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secre… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Gardner Applauds $6 Million Investment from USDA to Expand Rural Broadband in Northwest Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to expand rural broadband service in Northwest Colorado. The funding will be provided to Yampa Valley Electric Association through USDA's ReConnect program to increase access to reliable and affordable high-speed internet, which is expected to connect 553 people, 27 farms, 2… Continue Reading


10.28.20

Gardner Questions Big Tech CEOs on Section 230, Social Media Censorship

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) questioned the CEOs of major internet technology companies at a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation titled, "Does Section 230's Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?" The hearing examined the role of Section 230 in today's digital age. The committee heard testimony from Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet Inc., Google, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, who Ga… Continue Reading


10.27.20

Gardner Secures New Certainty for CO Health Providers

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a revision to its reporting requirements for providers that have received Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments, after U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and 30 of his U.S. Senate colleagues raised concerns with HHS Secretary Alex Azar about the requirements having the potential to create financial hardships and uncertainty for hospitals across the country, especially those operating in rural areas. "In the midst of th… Continue Reading


10.26.20

Gardner Statement on Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after he voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court: "I am confident that Justice Amy Coney Barrett will protect the Constitution, uphold the rule of law, and refuse to legislate from the bench," said Senator Gardner. "Today I was proud to vote to confirm this exceptionally qualified jurist who respects the proper role of the Judiciary, and I look forward to her service to our country on the … Continue Reading


10.26.20

Gardner Delivers Speech Strongly Supporting Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the United States Senate today regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court and announced he will vote to confirm her nomination. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. "I urge my colleagues to support Justice Amy Coney Barrett and I am honored, in just a few hours, to know that I will be able to cast a vote in support of soon-to-be Justice Amy Coney Barrett… Continue Reading


10.26.20

Gardner Applauds Nearly $9.3 Million from USDA for K.C. Electric Association

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that K.C. Electric Association, a rural electric cooperative serving Eastern Colorado, will receive a total of $9,295,000 in financing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee Program to connect consumers and build and improve 49 miles of line. "I'm excited to see this important funding delivered to K.C. Electric Association from the USDA," said Senator Gardner.… Continue Reading


10.26.20

Gardner Introduces Bill Authorizing a VA Hospital in Colorado Springs

Washington, D.C. - As part of his push to establish a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Colorado Springs, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced legislation that would authorize construction of a VA Medical Center in Colorado Springs to serve El Paso County and surrounding areas. Gardner announced his push for a VA Hospital in Colorado Springs earlier this month, following a meeting in Aurora with the leadership of the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center and U.S. Secretary of Vet… Continue Reading


10.25.20

Gardner Thanks Firefighters and First Responders Battling Wildfires Across Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the United States Senate today thanking the firefighters and first responders who are battling wildfires across the state of Colorado. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. "So I come to the floor just to thank the men and women who are fighting these fires. To the leaders in these communities, the county commissioners, the sheriffs, the law enforcement personnel, first responders… Continue Reading


10.23.20

Gardner Celebrates Nearly $4.2 Million in FEMA Grants for Colorado to Respond to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) celebrated the announcement that the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will receive a total of $4,196,407 in expedited federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for emergency protective measures as a result of COVID-19. According to FEMA, the funding will be used to lease facilities for Alternate Care Sites where patients with COVID-19 can receive medical care during their isolation peri… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Gardner Requests VA Begin Process to Establish a VA Hospital in Colorado Springs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to request that they move forward with the process to review and approve a VA Medical Center location in Colorado Springs. Last week, following a meeting in Aurora with the leadership of the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Gardnerannounced a push to establish a VA Hospital in Colorado Springs to increase access to timely… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Gardner and Peters’ Bipartisan Bill to Predict and Mitigate Space Weather Signed Into Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today applauded the signing into law of their bipartisan legislation 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… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Gardner Statement on the Coronavirus Relief Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked debate on the latest coronavirus relief package. "The American people are sick of the cynical political games Washington politicians are playing with this desperately needed economic relief. They expect us to do our jobs, and it's shameful that Senate Democrats once again blocked common-sense, bipartisan relief because it doesn't include all of their partisan wish list. Why not pa… Continue Reading


10.20.20

Gardner Statement on Partisans Blocking Paycheck Protection Program Extension

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked a measure that would provide an additional round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. "This continued partisan obstruction of COVID-19 relief shows that Senate Democrats are more comfortable with people in the unemployment insurance office instead of on their employer's payroll," said Senator Gardner. "The Paycheck Protec… Continue Reading


10.17.20

President Signs Gardner, Baldwin, Moran, and Reed’s 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today the President of the United States signed S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which was introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Jack Reed (D-RI). This bipartisan legislation designates 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline, and companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Seth Moulton (… Continue Reading


10.16.20

Gardner Announces Push for VA Hospital in Colorado Springs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today a push to establish a Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Colorado Springs to increase access to timely services for Colorado veterans. This announcement followed a meeting with the leadership of the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie in Aurora. "Today Secretary Wilkie and I met with the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Center in Aurora to discuss ways to improve care for vete… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Gardner Welcomes $4.4 Million FEMA Grant for Denver County to Respond to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that Denver County will receive $4,407,357 in expedited federal funding for emergency protective measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including establishing a community-based COVID-19 testing site. "During this time of uncertainty, we must ensure that every community in Colorado has the resources they need to combat COVID-19," said Senator Gardner. "This im… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Gardner, Secretary Perdue Announce $6.3 Million to Expand Broadband in Southwest Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6.3 million to expand broadband service in Southwest Colorado. The funding will be provided to Emery Telecommunications through USDA's ReConnect program to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network that is expected to connect more than 1,600 Coloradans… Continue Reading

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