Press Releases

05.22.20

Gardner, Risch, Rubio: CCP Efforts to Erode Hong Kong’s Autonomy Are of Grave Concern to the U.S.

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), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee On Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, released the following statement regarding reports that the National People's Congress … Continue Reading


05.22.20

To Help Small Businesses Weather Coronavirus, Gardner, King, Daines Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Paycheck Protection Program

Washington, D.C. - This week U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Angus King (I-ME), and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, a bipartisan bill that would make necessary changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The legislation would adjust PPP rules that have prevented some businesses from fully utilizing the program to address the severe economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Most significantly, the legislation would extend loans over a longer pe… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Gardner, Colorado Delegation Members Request Continued and Expanded PPE for Colorado Senior Living Facilities

Washington D.C. - In response to multiple COVID-19 outbreaks at senior living facilities across Colorado, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and the Colorado Delegation sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting that personal protective equipment (PPE) deliveries to these facilities be continued through June and July and expand which facilities receive these supplies to include assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities. "Since the beginning of t… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Gardner Secures Senate Action on the Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released the following statement today regarding the announcement that the Senate will consider S. 3422, his bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, in June. "Our mountain towns were hit hard by COVID-19. The ski season ended early, restaurants closed, and hotels emptied. Now is the time to pass this bill that will provide billions of dollars in funding for new jobs across Col… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Gardner Applauds Nearly $3 Million for COVID-19 Testing at Rural Health Clinics

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that a combined total of $2,918,225 is being awarded to 59 Rural Health Clinics in Colorado to expand COVID-19 testing access in rural communities. "Rural Health Clinics play a critical role in our rural communities and are on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19," said Senator Gardner. "I'm pleased to see this critical funding from the Department of… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Gardner, Bennet Work to Make Colorado the Permanent Home of U.S. Space Command

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) wrote to Colorado Governor Jared Polis to update him on their work to make Colorado the permanent home of U.S. Space Command and asked for the Governor's consideration to support military spouse licensure reciprocity, among other requests, in order to make the strongest case possible for Colorado's selection for the permanent headquarters. "We know you share our excitement regarding Colorado's selection as the provis… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Colorado Delegation Members Request FEMA Reimburse 100 Percent of Colorado’s Approved COVID-19 Costs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Jason Crow (D-CO) are requesting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) cover 100 percent of approved COVID-19-related costs incurred by the state of Colorado and its city, county, and municipal governments and two federally recognized tribes. "Local governments at the city, county, and municipal level, and Colorado's two federally recognized tribes are face… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Senate Committee Passes Gardner Bills to Strengthen Cybersecurity and Bioeconomy

Washington, D.C. - Today the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed S. 3712 and S. 3734, two bipartisan bills cosponsored by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and designed to strengthen our nation's cybersecurity and bioeconomy. "These bipartisan bills passed by the committee today would foster innovation and collaboration to strengthen our nation's cybersecurity and bioeconomy," said Senator Gardner. "I'm proud to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to … Continue Reading


05.19.20

Gardner Announces Colorado Will Receive $2.4 Million from HUD to Combat COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that public housing authorities in Colorado will receive a combined total of $2,417,805 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support preventing, preparing, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in public housing. "We must ensure communities across all four corners of Colorado are receiving support to combat COVID-19," said Senator Gardner. "I'm pleased to see this important funding awarded to nin… Continue Reading


05.19.20

Gardner Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Provide More Relief to Parents

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced he is joining S. 3679, the Newborn CARES Act, bipartisan legislation to help new parents receive the $500 per child direct payments provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act instead of having to wait next year for the payment. Under current law, parents of children born in 2020 have to wait until 2021 to receive the CARES Act's $500 payment. The Newborn CARES Act waives the existing rules regarding the… Continue Reading


05.19.20

Gardner Welcomes $58,620 Grant from DOJ for Mesa County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that Mesa County willreceive $58,620 in Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the DOJ, allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, trav… Continue Reading


05.18.20

Gardner Applauds $343,222 in Grants to Support Telehealth Providers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that Colorado providers will receive $343,222 in expedited federal funding for telehealth workforce training programs. According to HHS, these grants will support telehealth training for medical professionals to help them "maximize telehealth for COVID-19 referrals for screening and testing, case management, outpatient care, and other essential care during the… Continue Reading


05.18.20

Gardner Calls to Extend Paycheck Protection Program Loan Deadline

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is calling on the leaders of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship to work to extend the timeframe of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which were established in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Gardner introduced the bipartisan PPP DEAL Act, which would extend the loan forgiveness period and amend the rehire date. "As more jurisdictions across the country extend their stay at hom… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Gardner, Bennet Welcome New Treasury Guidance Clarifying Eligibility of Rural Electric Cooperatives for Paycheck Protection Program

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet welcomed new guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury clarifying that rural electric cooperatives with fewer than 500 employees are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Earlier this month, Bennet and Gardner joined a bipartisan group of senators in urging the Treasury and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to support rural electric cooperatives and ensure their access to the PPP, which was est… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Gardner Applauds $159 Million to Expand Testing Capabilities in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that Colorado will receive $159,509,879 to support the state's testing and contact tracing efforts. "Our country's wellbeing both medically and financially relies on our ability to see where the illness is and where it is not. This is only possible through widespread and rapid testing," said Senator Gardner. "I'm pleased to see this critical funding from… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Gardner Applauds Colorado’s Selection as Provisional Headquarters of U.S. Space Command

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement today that Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs was selected as the provisional location for U.S. Space Command for at least the next six years. Gardner has pushed the Department of Defense (DOD) to reestablish U.S. Space Command in Colorado to harness the state's existing military assets to coordinate space operations for the U.S. military and address emerging threats in space. "Today I am thrilled that Color… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Gardner, Gillibrand, Markey, Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen America’s Bioeconomy

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen America's bioeconomy. As scientists and researchers rush to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2020 would strengthen and broaden engineering biology by establishing an initiative to advance research and development, advance biomanufacturing, develop the future bioeconomy workforc… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Gardner Secures New PPP Guidance for Seasonal Employers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the Small Business Administration's (SBA) new action allowing partnerships and seasonal employers to increase their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan amounts based on subsequently issued guidance. Gardner has repeatedly called for this action to improve the PPP to better meet Colorado's economic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Through the CARES Act, Congress took bold and immediate steps to help workers and small businesses… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Senate Passes Gardner-Backed Bill Supporting Human Rights in China

Washington, D.C. - The Senate passed S. 3744, the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, and a bipartisan group of colleagues led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "The Chinese Communist Party's mass internment and forced labor of U… Continue Reading


05.14.20

Gardner, Wicker, Rosen Introduce CYBER LEAP Act to Foster Collaboration, Innovation in Cybersecurity

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the CYBER LEAP Act of 2020 to direct the Secretary of Commerce, in coordination with relevant agencies, to establish grand challenges to achieve high-priority breakthroughs in cybersecurity. "We need dynamic and ambitious solutions f… Continue Reading

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