04.03.17

Gardner Announces Millions In Disaster Recovery Funding

Funds to be Used to Complete Infrastructure Repairs from 2013 Floods, 2015 Floods, and 2016 Rockslide

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Federal Highway Administration has awarded Colorado the following amounts for disaster recovery:

·       $111,865,857 for 2013 flood recovery

·       $5,249,524 for 2015 flood recovery

·       $7,059,388 for 2016 rockslide on Interstate-70 through Glenwood Canyon

In December, Gardner announced he secured funding in the continuing resolution to complete multiple projects and other repairs to infrastructure following flooding in recent years. Gardner joined members of the Colorado delegation in sending a letter to Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran and Vice Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski as well as House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers and Ranking Member Nita Lowey urging adequate funding for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Emergency Relief account, which was facing a significant shortfall, to address disaster relief and mitigation projects in Colorado.

“This is great news for Colorado and something I have been fighting for since 2013,” said Gardner. “I was thrilled that we were able to work together in the Senate and secure this funding as part of last year’s continuing resolution, and I am excited Colorado will now receive these critical funds. Without this influx of support from the federal government, infrastructure repairs could have taken another 20 years. People impacted by these disasters banded together to rebuild and move forward and I’m proud I have been able to be their champion in Washington.”

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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 the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy. 

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