05.04.17

Gardner Votes for Colorado Priorities in Funding Measure

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting for Colorado priorities as part of the funding package.

 

“Today’s funding measure is good for Colorado and good for the American people,” said Gardner. “Throughout the last few months, I have worked with my colleagues to make sure this appropriations package benefits Colorado. As a result, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden has received adequate funding, along with other Colorado priorities like the Arkansas Valley Conduit, the A-line train, and critical highway projects. It also includes the biggest pay raise to our troops in six years.

 

“Additionally, this measure strengthens our commitment to ensuring our science and medical community have the resources they need to develop new medicines and treatments that will save lives. I’m proud to say that this measure increases funding for the National Institute of Health by $2 billion, which is part of a 13.3% increase in funding since Republicans regained control of the Senate.”

 

Gardner has supported numerous Colorado projects that were ultimately included in this appropriations package. Gardner has advocated for various projects, including the A-line train, NREL, the Arkansas Valley Conduit, Orion-SLS, among many others. Gardner also secured $120.9 million for emergency highway repairs in Colorado.

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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 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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