07.13.16

Gardner, Bennet Introduce Resolution Honoring Senator Bill Armstrong

Washington, DC – Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced a resolution honoring the life of Senator Bill Armstrong, former United States Senator from Colorado. 

Born in Fremont, Nebraska, Senator Armstrong dedicated his life to public service. He served in the United States Army National Guard in Colorado, and went on to be elected to the Colorado House of Representatives at age 25. Senator Armstrong later was elected to the Colorado Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and then the United States Senate. Many people remember Senator Armstrong as a strong fiscal conservative who fought to rein in spending, lower taxes, secure better pay and benefits for men and women in the military, and make it easier for small businesses to succeed. After leaving the United States Senate, Senator Armstrong served the people of Colorado in a new capacity at Colorado Christian University for the past 10 years.

Gardner previously commented on the passing of Senator Armstrong and said, “Our nation lost a great public servant, whose mark on Colorado and this country embodies the virtues of liberty, faith, and family. His booming voice, piercing gaze, and love of fellow patriots will never be forgotten. So many people in Colorado were brought to conservative ideas and optimism through Senator Armstrong. The United States is a better place because of his grace, humility and boundless spirit.”

Bennet also commented on the passing of Senate Armstrong and stated, “Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Senator Bill Armstrong today. We are thankful for his decades of service and dedication to our country. Following his many years in public service, he devoted his time to educating and supporting the next generation as president of Colorado Christian University. He had a deep respect for democracy and our country’s future. That respect shall endure the test of time.”

The full text of the resolution can be found here.

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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 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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