Press Releases

03.11.20

Senate Committee Passes Three Bipartisan Gardner-Backed Bills

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed three bipartisan bills today co-led by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO): S. 3303, the Promoting Service in Transportation Act, S. 1046, the ACCESS BROADBAND Act, and S. 3191, the Industries of the Future Act. "Today the Senate Commerce Committee approved three bipartisan bills I've helped lead to expand access to broadband, support Colorado's transportation workforce, and plan ahead for the Industries of th… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Colorado Priorities a Focus at Senate Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Today at a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) questioned Interior Secretary David Bernhardt about funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit, the relocation of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquarters to Grand Junction, and the commitment Gardner secured from President Trump to support full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as well as funding to address the deferred mai… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Gardner, Duckworth, Graham Bill to Fix Immigration Policy for Children of U.S. Servicemembers and Civil Servants Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act, which was supported by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). It is now headed to the President to be signed into law. This bipartisan legislation will fix a problem in current law that disadvantages certain children whose parents are serving our nation abroad in uniform or in the civil service by modernizing Section 320 of t… Continue Reading


03.09.20

Gardner, Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce the Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Richard Burr (R-NC) today introduced S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act, landmark legislation to preserve and protect our country's public lands. The bipartisan legislation provides permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlo… Continue Reading


03.06.20

At Gardner’s Urging, USTR Drops Tariffs on Medical Supplies Critical to Coronavirus Response

Washington, D.C. - After urging from U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer removed tariffs on certain medical products that are necessary for the U.S. to prepare for the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "To ensure that the United States is prepared to contain and combat the spread of this outbreak, it is crucial that there is a robust supply… Continue Reading


03.06.20

Conservation Leaders Applaud Gardner-Secured Presidential Support for Full and Permanent LWCF Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced Tuesday he secured President Donald Trump's support for legislation to provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks. What conservation leaders are saying about Senator Gardner's successful efforts to secure full and permanent funding for the LWCF: "This common-sense legislation is long overdue to help our national parks and ot… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Gardner Statement on Presumptive Cases of Coronavirus in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the two presumptive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Colorado: "Since the first reports of COVID-19 in the United States, I have been in close contact with local, state, and federal officials to ensure the state of Colorado is prepared for COVID-19, with two presumptive cases confirmed today," said Senator Gardner. "The Senate, with my support, approved $8.3 billion today for efforts to co… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Gardner, Collins Bill to Reauthorize Older Americans Act Passes Senate Unanimously

Washington, D.C.-This week the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Supporting Older Americans Act. The bipartisan legislation, led by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chairman of the Aging Committee, and Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member of the Aging Committee, would reauthorize and strengthen the Older Americans Act (OAA), the nation's preeminent law focused on the wellbeing of seniors. The legislation also fixes a harmful funding formula issue that impacts states like Col… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Gardner Votes for $8.3 Billion Coronavirus Preparedness Package

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in favor of H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provides $8.3 billion for the United States to prepare for and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The bill now goes to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Since the first reports of COVID-19 in the United States, I have been in close contact with local, state, and federal officials to ensure that Congr… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Colorado Congressional Delegation Supports Colorado’s Coronavirus Grant Request

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and the entire Colorado congressional delegation sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Preparedness and Response in support of the State of Colorado's grant request to ensure preparedness for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "We are writing to request your full and fair consideration of requests by the State of Colorado to suspend the current applic… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Gardner Holds Hearing on Latest Scientific Breakthroughs and Related Global Threats

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Weather, and Fisheries, held a hearing to examine the opportunities and challenges surrounding the development of the U.S. bioeconomy, which impacts virtually every sector of the American economy. Innovations in the bioeconomy have already spurred major scientific breakthroughs, including the first coronavirus vaccine for human trials. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to … Continue Reading


03.04.20

Gardner, Coons, Curtis, Gonzalez Cheer House Passage of TAIPEI ACT

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed S. 1678, the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act, authored by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and led in the House by U.S. Representatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX). This bipartisan legislation is intended to strengthen Taiwan's standing around the world and comes in response to increased Chinese pressure and bullying tactics intended to… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Gardner, Daines, Bipartisan Colleagues Celebrate President’s Support for Full LWCF Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Steve Daines (R-MT) held a press conference today announcing they have secured President Donald Trump's support for bipartisan legislation to provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view the press conference. "We are proud to announce that we have secured the President's support to… Continue Reading


03.03.20

Gardner Resolution Honoring Dr. Li Wenliang Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed a resolution honoring Dr. Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who first identified the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in China late last year and sought to warn the government about the potentially devastating impact of the disease. Dr. Li succumbed to the coronavirus on February 7, 2020. The resolution also calls for transparency and cooperation from the government of the People's Republic of China and the Communist Party of China. The resolution is … Continue Reading


03.03.20

Gardner, Daines Secure President Trump’s Support for Full and Permanent LWCF Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Steve Daines (R-MT) announced today they secured President Donald Trump's support for legislation to provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks. "This is a great day for the future of public lands in Colorado and the country - we are proud to announce that we have secured the President's support to provide full and permanent fundi… Continue Reading


03.02.20

Gardner Statement on Treasury Sanctions on North Korea

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 the U.S. Department of the Treasury's announcement of sanctions against two Chinese nationals who laundered cryptocurrency for Lazarus Group, a U.S.-designated North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber group. The designations were made pursuant to Executive Order 13694, whi… Continue Reading


02.29.20

Gardner Commemorates Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary with Colorado Veterans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) attended the wreath laying ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial along with two veterans from Colorado who fought at Iwo Jima. NOTE: Click here to download a video message from Senator Gardner. Click here to download a video message from Sgt. John "Jack" Thurman. Click here to download B-roll and footage from the ceremony. Click here to download photographs from the ce… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Gardner Calls for Tariff Removal on Medical Supplies Critical to the Coronavirus Response

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, wrote to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer requesting USTR remove Section 301 import tariffs on medical products that are necessary for the U.S. to prepare for the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "The World Health Organization and the United States have respectively declared this outbreak a global and domestic public … Continue Reading


02.28.20

Gardner, Peters, Sullivan, Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Transportation Industry Workforce

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Gary Peters (MI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)announced they introduced bipartisan legislation to expand career opportunities throughout the transportation industry. The Promoting Service in Transportation Act would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to deploy public awareness campaigns highlighting job opportunities in the transportation sector to help fill existing and future work… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Gardner, Bennet, Buck Announce $4 Million Federal Grant to Create Quiet Zones in Longmont

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), along with U.S. Representative Ken Buck (R-CO-4), announced the City of Longmont has been awarded a $4 million grant to create quiet zones and improve safety, which Gardner, Bennet, and Buck advocated for in October of last year. The Department of Transportation (DOT) grant awarded, in conjunction with Longmont's local match funding, will go toward the $8 million Railroad Crossing Safety Project to address saf… Continue Reading

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