Press Releases

05.14.20

Gardner Calls for More Support for Nursing Homes During COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is requesting that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal agencies take action to protect seniors from the COVID-19 pandemic, including setting aside funding for nursing home and other senior care providers in the next tranche of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Funds and developing an across the board strategy in coordination with states, local communities, and public … Continue Reading


05.14.20

Gardner Honors National Police Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the United States Senate during National Police Week to thank police officers in Colorado and across the country and to pay tribute to the Colorado police officers who recently lost their lives. Gardner is a cosponsor of the Senate resolution designating the week of May 10 through May 16, 2020 as "National Police Week," which the Senate passed unanimously on May 13. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Sena… Continue Reading


05.14.20

Gardner, Manchin, Romney, Leahy, Wyden Introduce Bill to Extend PPP Loan Deadline from 8-16 Weeks

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Deadline Extension Adjustment for Loans (DEAL) Act. The PPP DEAL Act will extend the loan forgiveness period from 8 to 16 weeks and amend the rehire date from June 30th to 16 weeks after the PPP loan is awarded. "My conversations with small business owners, farmers, and non-profit directors across Colorado have ma… Continue Reading


05.14.20

Gardner, Hawley Partner on Coronavirus Economic Recovery Plan to Put Workers First

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) have announced they will team up on a plan, Rehire America, to help workers and businesses recover and strengthen over the coming months. The proposal calls for Congress to incentivize rehiring workers who were laid off due to the pandemic and support a percent of wages for each worker currently on payroll through the end of the year. The proposal also calls for Congress to provide grants for rent, utilities, mortgage in… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Gardner Statement on White House Meeting with Governor Polis and President Trump

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today regarding his meeting with President Donald Trump and Colorado Governor Jared Polis at the White House this afternoon: "Today Governor Polis and I had a productive meeting with President Trump regarding Colorado's response to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Senator Gardner. "Governor Polis and I secured President Trump's commitment to send an additional 190,000 COVID-19 testing kits to the state and we advoc… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Senate Unanimously Passes Gardner’s 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today the Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) bipartisan bill to designate 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. Gardner introduced this bipartisan legislation with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Jack Reed (D-RI). NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download remarks from Senator Gardner. "Combatting rising suicide rates in Colorado has been a top priority of mine and why I've led th… Continue Reading


05.13.20

CARES Act Provides Colorado Universities More Than $400,000 in COVID-19 Research Grants

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding universities in Colorado $421,947 through Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grants, which enable the agency to quickly process and award research that addresses an urgent need. This funding will be used to support COVID-19-related research projects at three Colorado universities. "The CARES Act has provided millions to support colleges, universities, and students i… Continue Reading


05.12.20

Gardner Joins Bipartisan Push for More Support for Child Care Providers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and 18 of their Republican and Democratic colleagues in calling on the Senate to provide additional support to child care workers and providers across the country. In the letter to Senate leadership, the senators write: "…it is critical we provide additional support for the child care sector to ensure providers can maintain opera… Continue Reading


05.12.20

Gardner Ranked 3rd Most Bipartisan Senator

Washington, D.C. - Today the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University released their new Bipartisan Index rankings of members of Congress in 2019 and found that U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) was the 3rd most bipartisan senator. The annual report previously found Gardner to be the 5th most bipartisan senator in 2018 and 8th most bipartisan in 2017. "Whether it's fighting a global pandemic or solving other pressing challenges, the only real way to deliver r… Continue Reading


05.11.20

U.S. Senate Passes Gardner-Backed Bill Supporting Taiwan’s Inclusion in the WHO

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 after the Senate unanimously passed S. 249, bipartisan legislation backed by Gardner to support Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO). "In order to defeat the coronavirus, we must enhance cooperation with every global partner committed to transparency and best practi… Continue Reading


05.11.20

More Than 800 Conservation Groups Call on Congress to Pass Gardner and Manchin’s Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - More than 800 conservation groups sent a letter to congressional leadership supporting the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, introduced by 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), which would provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the approximately $20 billion maintenance… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Gardner Sends Bipartisan Letter to Activate American Manufacturing to Bolster COVID-19 Supplies, Economy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined three of his colleagues on a push to strengthen American manufacturing to address critical needs in the American supply chain-including vaccines, diagnostic products, personal protective equipment, and intensive care tools. Specifically the lawmakers hope to bolster the Manufacturing USA network, a program including 1,900 member organizations, including community colleges, major research universities, economic development entities, and p… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Gardner Sends Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter in Support of Australia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with U.S. Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Joe Courtney (D-CT), co-chairs of the Friends of AustraliaCaucus, in sending a bipartisan, bicameral letter to express unwavering support for Australia amidst recent comments made by Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye. The comments insinuated Australia may fa… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Gardner and Colorado Delegation Members Call for Additional Financial Support for Higher Education Institutions and Students

Washington D.C.- Today, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter to House and Senate Leadership signed by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), and Jason Crow (D-CO). The letter requests $47 billion in additional funding for institutions of higher learning and students to address financial shortcomings related to COVID-19, as well as $26 billion for research. The letter also requests that t… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Gardner Welcomes Over $11.7 Million in HHS Grants for Colorado to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capabilities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that healthcare facilities in Colorado will receive a combined $11,740,936 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand capacity for COVID-19 testing. "Widespread and rapid testing is key to the fight against COVID-19, and we must continue working together to make it more widely available," said Senator Gardner. "I'm pleased to see this important funding from HHS delivered to Colorado to ex… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Gardner, Lankford, King, Colleagues Urge Leadership to Consider Nonprofits in Next Relief Proposal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), James Lankford (R-OK), and Angus King (I-ME) sent a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to advocate that Congress should not overlook nonprofits, charities, and houses of worship in the fourth-phase relief proposal for the coronavirus pandemic. The letter asks the Leaders to consider expanding access to relief and support, increase unemployment insurance reimbursement fo… Continue Reading


05.07.20

Gardner Addresses COVID-19 and Honors Colorado’s Fallen First Responders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the Senate regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and paid tribute to the fallen first responders in Colorado who were on the front lines of COVID-19. Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. On frontline workers and healthcare professionals: "I want to commend in the strongest terms possible our frontline workers, whether it's been our first responders, our healthcare professionals, o… Continue Reading


05.06.20

Gardner Calls for Changes to Paycheck Protection Program

Washington, D.C. - In a letter to his Republican Senate colleagues, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) called for improvements to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to reflect the needs of small businesses in Colorado. "Since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law, I have spoken with small business owners, farmers, and non-profit directors across Colorado regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Those conversations have made clear that the PPP is an e… Continue Reading


05.06.20

Gardner Applauds $12.7 Million CDBG Grant for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado will receive an additional $12,765,120 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address public health, coronavirus, and housing and economic disruption needs. "Communities all across Colorado are hurting right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We must ensure all areas of our state have the resources they need to respon… Continue Reading


05.05.20

Gardner Applauds Taiwan Donation of Another 2.28 Million Masks to the U.S.

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, applauded Taiwan's commitment today to donate an additional 2.28 million masks to the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Colorado will receive 100,000 masks, which is on top of the 100,000 masks Taiwan already donated to the state in April. Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's re… Continue Reading

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