05.12.16

Gardner Provisions Included in Senate-Approved Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the Senate’s approval of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, which passed the United States Senate today with a vote of 90-8. 

“The Republican-led Senate is proving that regular order and debating individual appropriations bills is the responsible way to govern, and we’ll continue to do our job and fund the government through individual appropriations bills. The Senate is back to work for the American people and I look forward to continuing to work through the appropriations process in the coming weeks and months,” said Gardner. “I’m proud to have secured the funding for two important provisions in this appropriations package that directly affect Colorado. The Arkansas Valley Conduit project will result in cleaner, safer water in Southeast Colorado, and this important funding was approved to assist in the cost of construction. I’m also proud that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory calls Colorado home, and recognize that it needs adequate resources in order to continue its cutting-edge research and maintain jobs.”

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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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