Press Releases

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


10.12.20

Gardner Announces Northern Colorado Regional Airport to be Approved for Eligibility Under FAA Contract Tower Program

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is approving Northern Colorado Regional Airport's (FNL) application to FAA's Contract Tower (FCT) program, which will allow the Airport to be eligible under or the program should FAA approve a tower. "I'm proud to work with communities across our state to suppor… Continue Reading


10.08.20

Gardner, Neguse, Buck Take Action to Protect Water Supply from the Cameron Peak Fire

Washington, D.C. - In response to the ongoing Cameron Peak Fire in Northern Colorado, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Ken Buck (R-CO) are pressing the federal government to coordinate with the state of Colorado and local governments to help protect water supplies that rely on the Cache la Poudre River. In a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the members of the Colorado con… Continue Reading


10.05.20

U.S. Senate Passes Gardner, Bennet Resolution Designating National Urban Wildlife Refuge Day

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) designating September 29, 2020 as National Urban Wildlife Refuge Day. "Urban wildlife refuges are essential to ensure people in urban areas are able to enjoy nature and the great outdoors," said Senator Gardner. "In Colorado, we are fortunate to have the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, and the Rocky … Continue Reading


10.03.20

Gardner Helps Break Ground on the Arkansas Valley Conduit

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) helped break ground on the Arkansas Valley Conduit project in Pueblo, finally beginning construction on the project for the first time since Congress authorized it nearly six decades ago. In February, Gardner announcedhe secured $28 million of funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit project, provided by the Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation's Fiscal Year 2020 work plan. "I was honored to secure the $28 million in funding… Continue Reading


10.02.20

Gardner Urges USDA to Provide COVID-19 Relief for Bison Industry

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and 11 of his bipartisan colleagues are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide stability and relief for bison producers struggling because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through a purchase of bison meat. "Like most other sectors of agriculture, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has hit the bison industry hard. Significant disruptions in the farmers' market sector, restaurant trade, and agritourism have alt… Continue Reading


10.01.20

Gardner Renews Call for US-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement

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, joined a bipartisan group of 49 U.S. Senators in calling on U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer to begin negotiating a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) with Taiwan. Gardner wrote to Ambassador Lighthizer in July 2020 calling on the USTR to immediately initiate meaningful negotiations between th… Continue Reading

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