Gardner Statement on Green New Deal

View Senator Gardner’s video remarks here

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his vote against the Green New Deal:

“The climate is changing and human activity throughout the world is contributing to it – but this Green New Deal, if enacted, would kill hundreds of thousands of real jobs, cost the American people trillions of dollars, and gut our transportation and agricultural economies here in Colorado,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m an optimist, and I see this crisis as an opportunity. That’s why I am dedicated to ensuring the U.S. is a global leader in clean energy, including energy storage and renewables like solar, wind, and other sources. American ingenuity has always been the well that we draw from in times of need, and I will continue to be a leader and push for federal investments in clean energy technologies, production and storage, but I’m not willing to destroy our economy.”

Note: Downloadable link for video statement available here


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.