Press Releases

10.15.18

Gardner Authors Bill to Allow Employers to Contribute Tax Free to Employees’ Student Loans

Washington, DC- In a legislative effort to assist individuals with student loans, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) recently introduced the Student Loan Repayment Acceleration Act. This legislation allows employers to make tax-free contributions of up to $10,000 toward employees' student loans per year. It is based off of the current format many employers use to contribute to employees' 401k plans. "Student loan debt makes it harder and harder for graduates to get ahead," said Senator Gardner. "I'm h… Continue Reading


10.12.18

Gardner, Gillibrand Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Reauthorize and Fund Victim Compensation Fund for 9/11 Heroes and Their Families

Washington, DC- Following the recent announcement that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) could run out of funding before its expiration date in 2020, and with cancer rates among 9/11 first responders starting to increase 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), and Peter T. King (R-NY-2) to… Continue Reading


10.11.18

Gardner Signs Letter Triggering Global Magnitsky Investigation Into Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) signed on to a bipartisan letter sent to President Donald TrumpWednesday by U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) that triggered an investigation and Global Magnitsky sanctions determination regarding the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post. Khashoggi has not been heard from since he entered a Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday a… Continue Reading


10.10.18

Gardner Addresses Lack of Civility, Threats Against his Family at Weekly GOP Press Conference

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) calls for a return to civility in the United States at the Republican Leadership Press Conference today. NOTE: Watch video here or by clicking on the photo above Remarks as delivered: In the United States we cherish our First Amendment rights. We cherish our right to petition. We cherish our right to assemble. We cherish our right to protest and free speech. But over the past several days we've seen calls to kill the Supreme Court nominee… Continue Reading


10.09.18

Gardner Statement on UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley's announcement that she will be stepping down at the end of the year: "Because of Nikki Haley's leadership, the United States has a powerful voice again at the United Nations," said Senator Gardner. "She's been an incredible partner to work closely with on carrying out the Administration's maximum pressure doctrine on North Korea, and I'm confident that we will be able t… Continue Reading


10.05.18

Gardner Statement on Judge Kavanaugh Nomination

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced on Friday that he will be voting yes on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Friday's vote was a procedural vote to end debate. The final confirmation vote will likely come later this weekend. "I announced my support for Judge Kavanaugh in July, and I will be voting to approve his nomination to the Supreme Court," said Senator Gardner. "During this confirmation process, I have supported every opportunity to ensu… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Gardner’s Wildfire Drone Legislation Included in Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization

Will Deter Unauthorized Drone Use over Colorado Wildfires NOTE: View Senator Gardner's remarks here or by clicking on the photo above. Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, voted today in favor of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The bill, which passed 93 to 6, aims to reauthorize federal aviation programs with airport infrastructure, improvements in safety and service for the flying public, and improves in… Continue Reading


10.02.18

Gardner Backed LWCF and National Parks Legislation Advance out of Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Several Other Gardner Initiatives Also Advance Click here or on photo above to view remarks from hearing. Washington, DC - On Tuesday the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) serves on, advanced out of committee several pieces of legislation important to Colorado. Included in the hearing was S. 569, the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act. This legislation, of which Senator Gardner is a cosponsor, aims to fully fund a… Continue Reading


09.26.18

Gardner, Schatz Introduce Legislation to Improve Federal Government’s Use of Artificial Intelligence

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government Act, legislation that would improve the use of AI across the federal government by providing resources and directing federal agencies to include AI in data-related planning. "While C-3PO isn't yet a reality in today's world, artificial intelligence certainly is," said Senator Gardner. "Our bill will bring agencies,… Continue Reading


09.26.18

Framework for New United States Policy Toward Asia Advances out of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Washington, DC- On Wednesday, September 26th, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously advanced S. 2736, the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 (ARIA). This legislation, authored by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), serves as a generational policy framework to enhanc… Continue Reading


09.21.18

Gardner Presents Congressional Badge of Bravery to Douglas County Detective, Daniel Brite

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) presented the Congressional Badge of Bravery on Friday to Detective Daniel Brite from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The Congressional Badge of Bravery is awarded to individuals who, without regard for their own safety, act extraordinarily to protect the lives of others. Detective Daniel Brite exemplified this bravery on September 2nd, 2016, when he engaged an armed and highly dangerous man threatening himself and others. With the subject's res… Continue Reading


09.21.18

Gardner Discusses Cybersecurity at Colorado's Coalfire

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) visited Coalfire headquarters, one of Colorado's cybersecurity advisory providers, on Wednesday in Westminster. Senator Gardner and the Coalfire team discussed several key issues in cybersecurity including: Insights from Coalfire's testing of voting systems/networks across 10 states, and recommended enhancements to voting processes moving forward. The Internet of Things (IoT): deploying safe IoT devices across the federal governmen… Continue Reading


09.20.18

Colorado Senators Announce Army to Stand up Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson

VIDEO: Colorado Senators Congratulate Fort Carson on Stryker Brigade Combat Team COLORADO - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) today announced the Army will stand up a Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. Over the past year, the Senators met with Army leadership to emphasize the value of Fort Carson's assets to national missions. "This announcement is good for Fort Carson and Colorado, and most importantly the right decision for our milita… Continue Reading


09.19.18

Bipartisan Opioid Package Passes Senate

Comprehensive Legislation includes a Gardner Bill Washington, DC - The Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act on Monday evening. This comprehensive bipartisan legislation works to reduce opioid use, expand treatment and recovery efforts, support caregivers and families impacted by the opioid crisis, drive innovation of non-opioid treatment and support substance abuse prevention efforts. Included in the package was Senator Gardner's legislation, the Alternatives to Opioids in the Emerge… Continue Reading


09.15.18

Gardner and Markey Condemn Russian Interference with a Key United Nations Report

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, joined US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley today in condemning Russian interference with a key UN Panel of Experts report concerning North Korea sanctions and calling for the release of the original version of the report, which implicates Russian entities in sanctions violations.… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Gardner and Group of Bipartisan Senators Voice Concern over State Department Cybersecurity

Gardner, Wyden, Markey, Paul and Shaheen Call on State to Adopt Basic Security Measures Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ed Markey (D-MA), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), called on the State Department to adopt basic cybersecurity measures to protect against phishing, hacks, and other cyberattacks in a letter released today. Following multiple reports from outside auditors highlighting the department's failure to adopt measures like multifactor a… Continue Reading


09.11.18

Gardner Statement on Report that Russia is Behind Attacks on US Diplomats

Gardner- "Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism, and it is time we treat them that way." Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to the NBC News report that Russia is likely the foreign actor responsible for the attacks against US personnel and diplomats in Cuba and China. "If the NBC News reports are true, this is a direct attack by Russia against the United States," said Senator Gardner. "A… Continue Reading


09.11.18

Gardner Statement on 9/11 Anniversary

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement remembering the attacks against our nation and the heroic actions by Americans on September 11th, 2001: "Seventeen years ago the United States was struck in a horrendous act of evil and terror as terrorists struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a plane was brought down in a field in Pennsylvania," said Senator Gardner. "Seventeen years ago terrorists tried to put fear into the hearts of every Ameri… Continue Reading


09.10.18

Gardner Leads BLM Roundtable in Grand Junction

Continues Effort to Move the BLM West Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) held a roundtable discussion in Grand Junction on Saturday with local elected officials, community leaders, and city employees on his work and their joint efforts to move the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) out of Washington, DC and to Colorado. Senator Gardner is continuing his work with the Department of Interior in order to push his legislation that aims to make this goal of moving the BLM a reality. He also re… Continue Reading


09.05.18

Gardner, Markey, Rubio, Menendez Introduce Legislation to Defend Taiwan

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ed Markey (D-MA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act on Monday. This legislation is intended to strengthen Taiwan's standing around the world and comes in response to several nations breaking official diplomatic ties with Taiwan, due to Chinese pressure and bullying tactics. The TAIPEI Act requires a U.S. strategy to engage with governments arou… Continue Reading

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