Senate Approves Gardner, Bennet Resolution Honoring Senator Bill Armstrong

Gardner Honors Armstrong with Senate Floor Speech

Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate approved a resolution, introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), honoring the life of Senator Bill Armstrong, former United States Senator from Colorado. 


Born in Fremont, Nebraska, Senator Armstrong dedicated his life to public service. He served in the United States Army National Guard in Colorado, and went on to be elected to the Colorado House of Representatives at age 25. Senator Armstrong later was elected to the Colorado Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and then the United States Senate. Many people remember Senator Armstrong as a strong fiscal conservative who fought to rein in spending, lower taxes, secure better pay and benefits for men and women in the military, and make it easier for small businesses to succeed. After leaving the United States Senate, Senator Armstrong served the people of Colorado in a new capacity at Colorado Christian University for the past 10 years.


Click here to watch Senator Gardner’s remarks on the Senate floor honoring Senator Armstrong.


The Senate adjourned on July 13, 2016 in honor of Senator Armstrong.


The full text of the resolution can be found here