Gardner Meets with Colorado Law Enforcement and Colorado Small Business Owners

Washington, DC – On Friday, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) held a roundtable with Colorado law enforcement officials from around the state to discuss ways the federal government can better support our state and local law enforcement agencies. They spoke about the recent officer-involved shootings and Gardner offered his condolences to the community regarding the tragic deaths of three Colorado law enforcement officers.


“Our law enforcement officers run toward danger to save lives and I was honored to thank many of them for their heroic actions in person,” said Gardner. “I know my family and I, along with countless other Colorado families, feel safer knowing these brave men and women are patrolling our streets and helping to keep our neighborhoods safe. I enjoyed our discussion and look forward to continuing to work with local and state law enforcement officials on making sure the federal government is providing the support they need to best do their jobs.”


Gardner also held a roundtable at Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, Colorado with members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Small business owners from the area participated in the event and shared how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is helping them, their businesses, and their employees.


Gardner added, “I had a great meeting with many of Colorado’s small business owners and appreciated the opportunity to hear how tax relief is helping them and their employees. I spoke with one business owner who will save $250,000 because of tax relief and use that money to invest in their business and hire more employees. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was designed to give hardworking families a raise and make small business owners more competitive and I was thrilled to hear how it is benefiting Coloradans.”


Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on small businesses and job creation:

  • ·       It reduces the corporate tax rate from 35% (which is the highest in the industrialized world) to 21%, which puts American businesses on a level playing field with competitors in other countries
  • ·       It also gives tax relief to Main Street’s job creators by creating the first ever 20% deduction for pass through businesses
  • ·       It will lead to new jobs and investments by allowing these businesses to keep more of their profits to invest back into their businesses
  • ·       It dramatically cuts excise taxes on craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries, freeing up more than $142 million for those businesses to reinvest to expand operations and hire more workers.



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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