Press Releases

07.06.20

U.S. Senators Cory Gardner, Tina Smith, and Bill Cassidy Lead Bipartisan Effort Calling on Nation’s Top Health Agencies to Ensure Expanded Telehealth Services Continue Beyond Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and 35 of their Senate colleagues joined in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Congress with a written plan and timeline about any potential changes to Medicare rules governing telehealth. Through the coronavirus relief package, Congress provided HHS with the authority to waive telehealth requirem… Continue Reading


07.06.20

ICYMI: Gardner, Inhofe Op-ed on Renewing America’s Commitment to the Indo-Pacific

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, and U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, authored an op-ed in The Diplomat on how American can renew its commitment to the Indo-Pacific through the Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI). The PDI is established in the Senate's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year … Continue Reading


07.06.20

Gardner, Manchin, Hyde-Smith, Torres Small, Hagedorn Urge HHS to Provide Relief to Rural Healthcare Providers Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and U.S. Representatives Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and Jim Hagedorn (R-MN) led 49 Members of Congress in strongly encouraging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to quickly provide further relief to rural healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Members said in part, "Rural healthcare was already in crisis prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the situation i… Continue Reading


07.04.20

Gardner Celebrates Independence Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today wishing Coloradans a happy Fourth of July: NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. "Today as we celebrate the founding and the freedoms of our great country, let us also celebrate the unwavering American spirit. In the past 244 years, Americans have faced unimaginable challenges and persevered together, in the pursuit of becoming a more perfect Union. And no matter… Continue Reading


07.02.20

Gardner Joins RESTART Act to Support Hardest-Hit Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined the Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a Recovery in Twenty-twenty (RESTART) Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Todd Young (R-IN), to support small and mid-sized businesses most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Answering the calls of the hardest-hit restaurants, gyms, hotels, retailers, and other businesses, the RESTART Act would give businesses that took out Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans the fle… Continue Reading


07.02.20

Gardner, Bennet, Romney, Sinema Introduce Legislation to Modernize Disease Detection to Help Stimulate Economy

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced the Timely and Effective Systematic Testing (TEST) Act, sweeping legislation to strengthen the nation's health preparedness efforts for COVID-19 recovery and future pandemics by requiring a plan for diagnostic testing and public health system integration to better detect infectious diseases, prevent outbreaks, and avoid future economic shutdowns related to p… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Gardner Applauds Nearly $250,000 More to Expand Telehealth Services in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the announcement today that the Community Reach Center in Westminster was awarded $223,569 from the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "Telehealth services allow people to access critical healthcare from the comfort of their own home - s… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Gardner Pushes for Additional COVID-19 Relief and Flexibility for Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Paycheck Protection Program Extension and Modification Act of 2020, which would allow recipients of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) who have already received a PPP loan apply for a second loan and extend the deadline to apply for PPP loans through December 31, 2020. "The Paycheck Protection Program is an essential lifeline for workers and small businesses in Colorado to get through the shutdowns across the country ca… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Gardner Applauds More Than $4.3 Million in Grants for Colorado Airports

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the announcement that four airports in Colorado will receive a combined total of $4,309,406 in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). A portion of these grants was allowable under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "Region… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Gardner, Blackburn, Blumenthal, Senators Seek Additional Funding for Children’s Hospitals Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter with a bipartisan group of 36 senators urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to provide additional funding for children's hospitals impacted by COVID-19. "Many children's hospitals have had to resort to furloughs and lay-offs at a time when they are also preparing for possible increases in COVID-19 patients or more complex cases as a … Continue Reading


06.29.20

Gardner Announces Colorado to Receive More Than $41 Million in PILT Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced today that 56 local governments in the state of Colorado will receive a total of $41,738,943 through the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. The PILT program provides funding to counties that contain federal land within their borders, offsetting the lost property tax revenue that comes from the non-taxable federal land located within the counties. "The PILT program is an important r… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Gardner, Bennet Welcome Nomination of Aurora and Colorado Springs to Compete to be Permanent Home for U.S. Space Command

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) welcomed Colorado Governor Jared Polis' endorsement of the self-nomination of both the Aurora and Colorado Springs communities to compete to be the permanent home for U.S. Space Command. The announcement followed Polis signing legislation into law to allow military spouse licensure reciprocity in Colorado, which Gardner and Bennet supported to strengthen the state's efforts to remain the home of U.S. Space Command. "… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Gardner Announces Nearly $5 Million in Grants for Colorado Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award three Colorado airports a combined total of $4,973,183 in grants for improvements. "Modernizing our infrastructure and transportation systems is important for our quality of life and our economy," said Senator Gardner. "This funding will go toward infrastructure improvements that will bolster s… Continue Reading


06.25.20

Colorado Congressional Delegation, Governor, Lieutenant Governor Highlight Transformative Legislation for Colorado’s Military Families in Letter to Defense Department, Air Force

Washington, D.C. - Following Governor Jared Polis' signing of Colorado House Bill 20-1326, legislation to improve military spouse licensure practices in the state, the entire Colorado Congressional Delegation, Polis, and Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera wrote to U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett to highlight the new Colorado law and further demonstrate that Colorado is the best state to serve as the permanent home of the U.S. Space Command. … Continue Reading


06.25.20

Gardner Recognizes Strong U.S.-South Korea Alliance on Senate Floor

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, spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate today recognizing the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. Gardner called on the Senate to pass his bipartisan resolution with U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) recognizing the historic occasion. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. … Continue Reading


06.24.20

Gardner Applauds More Than $900,000 to Expand Telehealth in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the announcement today that facilities in Colorado were awarded $912,355 in grants from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand the FCC's COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "Americans everywhere have turned to telehealth services to access healthcare during the COV… Continue Reading


06.24.20

FCC Commissioners Unanimously Agree: House Should Swiftly Pass Gardner’s 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline Bill to Save Lives

Washington, D.C. - Today at a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, every single commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) endorsed S. 2661, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and U.S. Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) to establish 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline and agreed the U.S. House of Representati… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Gardner Statement on the JUSTICE Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after partisan loyalists blocked the motion to proceed to S. 3985, the JUSTICE Act, which Gardner is cosponsoring. "Our country is having a nationwide discussion about police reform and equality, and we have a serious, substantive proposal before the Senate. But partisan loyalists would apparently prefer to preserve a political issue than deliver real solutions, and it's shameful that they would block the Senat… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Gardner, Risch, Menendez, Coons Statement on China’s Indictment of Canadian Citizens Kovrig and Spavor

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, Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Chris Coons (D-DE) today released the following statement after the Chinese government announced it will prosecute two Canadian citizens, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, on alleged spying charges. Kovrig a… Continue Reading


06.23.20

What They Are Saying: Senate Passes Gardner’s Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - Last week the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), which fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands. This historic vote earned praise from leading conservation groups in Colorado and across the country. What conservation leaders are saying: "This common-sense legislation is long … Continue Reading

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