03.11.20

Senate Committee Passes Three Bipartisan Gardner-Backed Bills

Washington, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed three bipartisan bills today co-led by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO): S. 3303, the Promoting Service in Transportation Act, S. 1046, the ACCESS BROADBAND Act, and S. 3191, the Industries of the Future Act. 

“Today the Senate Commerce Committee approved three bipartisan bills I’ve helped lead to expand access to broadband, support Colorado’s transportation workforce, and plan ahead for the Industries of the Future,” said Senator Gardner. “You have to work across the aisle in order to deliver real results – and these bipartisan bills will help narrow the urban-rural digital divide, address Colorado’s transportation priorities to keep pace with our growing population, and ensure the United States can remain a global leader in cutting-edge research and innovation.”

Background:

  • In February 2020, Gardner joined Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) in introducing the bipartisan Promoting Service in Transportation Act, aimed at helping fill existing and future workforce shortages in the transportation industry.
  • In April 2019, Gardner introduced the bipartisan ACCESS BROADBAND Act with Senator Cortez Masto (D-NV) to establish a single point of contact office to streamline management and oversight of federal broadband resources across multiple agencies.
  • In January 2020, Gardner introduced the bipartisan Industries of the Future Act with Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) to advance U.S. global leadership in artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum information science, synthetic biology, and 5G next generation wireless networks and infrastructure.

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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.