Press Releases

04.08.20

Gardner Applauds More Than $18 Million for Healthcare Services in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado will receive a total of $18,273,376 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which was provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for Community Health Centers. "Our doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals are working around the clock to keep us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and their dedication is inspiring," said Senator Gardner. "I fo… Continue Reading


04.08.20

CARES Act Delivers $327M in Transit Funding to Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement celebrating the news that the state of Colorado will receive $327,257,604 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. This funding was provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "Every sec… Continue Reading


04.08.20

ICYMI: Sen. Gardner on Fox News to Discuss the 100 Ventilators Secured for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Fox News today to discuss the news that the federal government will immediately provide 100 ventilators to the state of Colorado to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gardner also discussed providing additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to watch Senator Gardner's full interview. On the 100 Ventilator… Continue Reading


04.07.20

Gardner Applauds Approval of Funding and Support for National Guard Assistance in Colorado to Combat COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after President Trump directed under his authority that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) fund 100 percent of the emergency assistance activities associated with COVID-19 pandemic response using Colorado's National Guard forces. Gardner and members of the Colorado congressional delegation requested that the President approve the request from Colorado Governor Jared Polis for additional funding to su… Continue Reading


04.07.20

Gardner Applauds Nearly $17 Million in FEMA Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the state of Colorado will receive a total of $16,688,096.55 in expedited federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for eligible emergency protective measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is authorized under the Robert T. Stafford Act and comes as a result of the President approving the state of Colorado's Disaster Declaration, which Gardner and members of the … Continue Reading


04.07.20

Gardner and Bennet Urge HHS and CMS to Protect Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) joined Senate colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Secretary Alex M. Azar II and Administrator Seema Verma encouraging both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop ways to ensure beneficiaries are able to access necessary medications at home without risking exposure to COVID-19 or overburdening our healthcare workers as we continue to b… Continue Reading


04.06.20

Colorado Delegation Members Push for Assistance for Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Ken Buck (R-CO), and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) are calling on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to interpret the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to ensure that Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are eligible for certain assistance, particularly the Paycheck Protection Program. "The CARES Act, whic… Continue Reading


04.06.20

Gardner and Bennet Request Relief for Farmers During COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) are requesting the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take additional steps to provide relief for farmers to ensure the continuity of food supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. "As you know, farmers across the country have faced many challenges in the past several years. The coronavirus pandemic is now causing additional disruptions, driving further declines in market conditions, prices, and export demand, and so… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Gardner, Bennet Urge Administration to Ensure Small and Rural Communities Receive Fair Share of CARES Act Funding

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) called on the Trump Administration to follow Congressional intent as it distributes the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund, which provides emergency funding for state and local governments as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Provisions of the CARES Act stipulate that only jurisdictions with populations over 500,000 residents can apply directly for this emergency funding,… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Gardner Asks SBA to Fix Implementation of CARES Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today regarding the Small Business Administration's (SBA) implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stabilization (CARES) Act: "People in Colorado and across the nation are suffering and small businesses are closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are extraordinary times that require extraordinary action, and the Small Business Administration's implementation of the CARES Act must rise… Continue Reading


04.02.20

Gardner Calls for Investigation into Ventilator Stockpile

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is calling for an investigation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) into reports that thousands of ventilators in the Strategic National Stockpile are not operational, contributing to a low supply of ventilators around the nation during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. "Troubling reports indicate that potential contracting delays and maintenance failures are contributing to a low supply of operational ve… Continue Reading


04.02.20

Gardner and Bipartisan, Bicameral Colleagues Urge USDA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Cattle Producers

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that he provide immediate assistance to cattle producers by using the resources provided in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stabilization (CARES) Act, including the replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and additional emergency funding. Doing so would help facilitate the stabilization of fa… Continue Reading


04.02.20

Gardner Says IRS Did the Right Thing by Automatically Giving Seniors Access to Direct Cash Payments

Washington, D.C. - Included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress gave the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the authority to waive a tax filing requirement for seniors and others who normally do not file taxes in order for them to receive the direct cash assistance. Early this week, it was reported that the IRS would require these individuals to file taxes creating confusion among seniors in Colorado and across the country on whether or not they would get acce… Continue Reading


04.02.20

Gardner Applauds $34 Million in HUD Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the state of Colorado will receive a total of $34,006,065 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "Communities all across the Centennial State are hurting right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why I fought to get the CARES Act across the finish li… Continue Reading


04.02.20

Gardner Urges SBA to Loosen Loan Limits for Restaurants and Franchises

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is urging the Small Business Administration (SBA) to increase access to loans provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act to benefit more workers, restaurants, and franchises in Colorado and across the nation. "A large restaurant chain or a large franchisee that has to rely on location-based employee count to satisfy the 500-employee limit would likely be unable to meet much of its payroll needs if it is neverth… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Gardner Applauds Taiwan for Donating Millions of Masks to U.S.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, applauded Taiwan's commitment today to donate two million masks to the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Colorado will receive 100,000 masks, which should arrive next week. "It has been an honor to work with President Tsai to advance the friendship between the U.S. and Taiwan, and I would like to thank all… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Gardner and Menendez Urge Administration to Reinvigorate North Korea Sanctions Policy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, are requesting that the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of the Treasury step up enforcement of U.S. sanctions on North Korea, consistent with the bipartisan North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 (NKSPEA) and th… Continue Reading


03.31.20

Gardner Requests COVID-19 Testing for Colorado Tribes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is requesting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provide additional COVID-19 testing kits to the Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute Indian Tribes in Colorado and ensure they have the testing capabilities necessary to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. "There have already been two confirmed positive cases on the Southern Ute Indian reservation, and the Indian Health Service expects an increase in positive cases amongst all tribes in t… Continue Reading


03.31.20

After Gardner’s TAIPEI Act Becomes Law, U.S. Supports Taiwan’s Participation in the WHO

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the following statement today regarding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments that the United States will "do our best to assist" Taiwan's "appropriate role" in the World Health Organization (WHO). The move is consistent with Gardner's Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Ac… Continue Reading


03.30.20

Colorado Delegation Urges Expedited National Review of PPE Developed at Colorado Universities

Washington D.C.-Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined members of the Colorado delegation in sending a letter to the directors of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) requesting expedited review of personal protective equipment (PPE) being developed at Universities in Colorado. The letter also requests the release of clear guidance on how universities can obtain expedited approval to certify re… Continue Reading

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