Gardner Announces Disaster Relief Funding
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Colorado the following amounts for disaster recovery:
- $21,540,623 for 2013 flood recovery
- $1,250,000 for US 550 rockfall
In 2016, Gardner along with other members of the Colorado delegation, sent a letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committee urging adequate funding for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Emergency Relief account. This resulted in more than $100 million being awarded to Colorado for disaster recovery. The funds awarded today are additional dollars that are related to the 2013 floods and a 2018 rockslide.
“The disastrous floods in 2013 and rockslide on US 550 last summer both caused significant damage to our infrastructure that we are still dealing with today,” said Senator Gardner. “I’ve consistently advocated for and delivered funding to Colorado to help deal with the aftermath of natural disasters, and I’m pleased this much-needed funding has been made available to help our communities recover.”
Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.
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