Press Releases

09.21.20

Gardner Statement on the Supreme Court Vacancy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the vacancy on the Supreme Court: "When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide how to best fulfill its constitutional duty of advice and consent. I have and will continue to support judicial nominees who will protect our Constitution, not legislate from the bench, and uphold the law. Should a qualified nominee who meets … Continue Reading


09.21.20

Gardner, Baldwin, Moran, Reed, Stewart, Moulton Applaud House Passage of 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which was introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Jack Reed (D-RI). This bipartisan legislation designates 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline, and companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Seth Moulton (D… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Gardner Announces Nearly $2.5 Million in Rail Safety Grants for Colorado

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 two Colorado projects a combined total of $2,493,019 in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program grants. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will receive nearly $2 million for its Animas River Bridge Replacement project, after Gardner wrote to U.S. Sec… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Gardner Statement on the Passing of Justice Ginsburg

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away: "It is with a solemn heart that I pray for the family of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Thank you for your service to our country and our nation's highest court. Our nation mourns the loss of a trailblazing leader." ### Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy &… Continue Reading


09.18.20

What They Are Saying: Gardner Launches Bipartisan U.S. Senate Space Force Caucus

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) launched the bipartisan U.S. Senate Space Force Caucus last week along with U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM). The establishment of the bipartisan caucus earned praise from leaders in the space industry in Colorado and across the country. What they are saying: "The Colorado Space Coalition (CSC) applauds the establishment of the U.S. Senate Space Force Caucus and commends Senators Gardner, Cr… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Gardner Encourages Colorado Agricultural Producers to Apply for New Coronavirus Relief

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) encouraged agricultural producers in Colorado who have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2). This new program provides additional relief and adds additional commodities to the eligibility list from the first round of relief made available. The USDA will begin accepting applications for CFAP 2 on Monday, September 21. More inf… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Gardner Applauds $275,000 USDA Grant for CSU Pueblo

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado State University Pueblo will receive $275,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop an Industrial Hemp Education, Agriculture, and Research (InHEAR) program. According to USDA, the InHEAR program will address the need for a STEM-focused agricultural program in southern Colorado and broaden the field of career opportunities in the agr… Continue Reading


09.17.20

Gardner Statement on Return of Ancestral Pueblo Artifacts and Remains to Rightful Resting Place

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement celebrating the news that Ancestral Pueblo remains and artifacts were returned home to their rightful resting place in Southwest Colorado, nearly 130 years after they were excavated. The repatriation of these artifacts and remains were made possible thanks to engagement by the Tribes and the Trump Administration's diplomatic work with Finland. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner'… Continue Reading


09.16.20

House Passes Gardner, Peters Bipartisan Bill to Predict and Mitigate Space Weather, Heads to President’s Desk to be Signed Into Law

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) to strengthen the nation's ability to predict severe space weather events and mitigate their harmful impacts on Earth. The U.S. Senate passed Gardner and Peters' bipartisan bill in July, and the legislation now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. A severe space weather event, such as a solar flare or coronal mass ejection, ha… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Gardner, Markey, Tillis, and Peters Applaud Senate Committee Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Relief for Research Workforce and Institutions

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Gary Peters (D-MI) applauded the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's passage of the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act, their bipartisan legislation to provide $26 billion to U.S. researchers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gardner, Markey, Tillis, and Peters introduced the RISE Act in July to provide necessary relief to preserve the … Continue Reading


09.15.20

House Passes Gardner, Schatz, Portman, Harris Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Federal Government’s Use of Artificial Intelligence

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government Act, which he introduced with U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Kamala Harris (D-CA). This bipartisan legislation would improve the effectiveness of the federal government by ensuring that the government's use of AI and automated processes are ethical and accountable, and that the government has the necessar… Continue Reading


09.15.20

Gardner Takes Stand for Internet Freedom Around the World with FIGHT Censorship Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today introduced the Free the Internet around the Globe to Hack Tyranny and Censorship Act (FIGHT Censorship Act), which would establish a clear U.S. policy on internet freedom, require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration… Continue Reading


09.15.20

Gardner Celebrates DOE Funding to Advance Carbon Capture Technology in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, celebrated the announcement that the LH CO2MENT Colorado Project based in Florence will receive $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE-NETL). The funding will be used for the next phase of this project, which will evaluate the facility's ability to capture up to two million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. "The resear… Continue Reading


09.14.20

U.S. House Passes Gardner’s IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act, which he introduced in 2017 with U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and reintroduced in March 2019. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act would improve the c… Continue Reading


09.14.20

Gardner-Backed STOP School Violence Act Delivers Safety Grants to Two Colorado Schools

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that two school districts in Colorado will receive a combined total of $239,893 in grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services' (COPS Office) School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP). This funding is authorized by the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, which Gardner cosponsored and was signed into law in March 2018. Senator Gardner h… Continue Reading


09.14.20

Gardner Applauds $1.4 Million ARPA-E Grant for Colorado School of Mines

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the announcement that Colorado School of Mines in Golden will receive $1,397,973 from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) through ARPA-E's Galvanizing Advances in Market-aligned fusion for an Overabundance of Watts (GAMOW) program. "The Department of Energy's research programs have helped make the United States a wor… Continue Reading


09.11.20

Gardner Celebrates More Than $9 Million in HUD Grants for Colorado to Combat COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) celebrated the announcement that four public housing authorities in Colorado will receive a combined $9,031,044 in Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. "Many Colorado families are struggling with housing right now as a result of this pandemic and we must ensure relief is reach… Continue Reading


09.11.20

Gardner Urges House Leadership to Quickly Pass Veteran Mental Health Legislation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined a bipartisan group of 34 U.S. Senators in calling on Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to quickly bring S.785, the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, to the floor for immediate passage. The Senate unanimously passed this legislation on August 5. "The social isolation and increased anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic h… Continue Reading


09.11.20

Gardner Statement on 19th Anniversary of 9/11

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today recognizing the 19th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "Today marks 19 years since that fateful morning in 2001, when terrorists attacked our country and nearly 3,000 innocent Americans lost their lives. From the World Trade Center to the Pentagon and Flight 93, these terrorists tried to put fear in the he… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Gardner Recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day and renewed his call for the U.S. House of Representatives to pass S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which would establish 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. "Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, which helps raise awareness … Continue Reading

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