Gardner Releases Statement on Swearing In

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after being sworn in as a United States Senator:

"It is a tremendous honor to be sworn in today as a United States Senator and member of the 114th Congress. I am humbled by the trust that the people of Colorado have placed in me to be their Senator, and I'm eager to get down to business making Washington, DC work better for the people of our great state.

"With the new Senate taking office today, we have a real opportunity and a real responsibility to take action on the major issues facing our state and our country. I talked a lot about these issues on the campaign trail, and am looking forward to working to improve our economy, expand and promote American energy, fix our education system, and preserve and protect our environment.

"Coloradans have not given me an honorary title, they've given me a job to do. And while the swearing in of a new Congress is certainly a time for a celebration of our great democratic traditions, it's also just the beginning of the hard work we have in front of us. The American people expect results, and it's the new Congress's responsibility to deliver them."