05.28.20

Gardner Secures Confirmation That National Guard Assistance Will Continue to Through Mid-August

Gardner Urged President Trump, Defense Secretary, and FEMA Administrator to Address National Guard Health Care, GI Bill, and Retirement Benefits

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded President Donald Trump’s announcement today that Title 32 orders for National Guard servicemembers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended through mid-August. This decision comes after the bipartisan request Senators Gardner, Michael Bennet (D-CO), and U.S. Representatives Jason Crow (D-CO) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) led last week with 125 other members of Congress to ensure National Guard personnel who are serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 response efforts across the nation receive the federal benefits they have earned.

“National Guard servicemembers all over the country have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and their work has been critical in combatting and containing this virus,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m pleased that President Trump has committed to extending the Title 32 orders for National Guard servicemembers so they may continue their tireless work to keep us safe and receive the benefits they have earned. I will continue to work with my colleagues and the Governor to ensure Colorado and our brave servicemembers have the resources they need to defeat this pandemic.”

You can read more about Senator Gardner’s actions to protect Coloradans from COVID-19 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 is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.