Press Releases

06.04.20

Gardner Announces $44 Million in HUD Grants for Colorado to Respond to COVID-19

Washington, D.C - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will provide Colorado a combined total of $44,195,794 in Emergency Solutions Grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 among individuals who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance. "COVID-19 has affected our entire country and we must ensure relief is reaching everyone in need," said Senator Gardner. "I'm proud to see this important funding delivered… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Gardner, Peters, Wicker Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Advance Artificial Intelligence Research

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, Gary Peters (D-MI), and Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced the Advancing Artificial Intelligence Research Act of 2020. Their bipartisan bill will establish a national program to advance artificial intelligence (AI) research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (… Continue Reading


06.04.20

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Gardner’s Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote to members of the U.S. Senate today expressing strong support for S. 3422, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin's (D-WV) Great American Outdoors Act, which would fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the nearly $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands. "The Great American Outdoors Act will protect our treasured places for generations to come, and it will also provide jo… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Gardner Applauds $638,842 Grant for Telehealth Services in Boulder

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that Boulder Community Hospital will receive a $638,842 grant to provide telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Telehealth services are critical resources during COVID-19 and can be used to increase access to healthcare while preventing unnecessary trips outside the home," said Senator Gardner. "I'm pleased to see this funding delivered to Boulder Com… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Gardner Applauds Passage of Legislation Providing Greater Flexibility for the Paycheck Protection Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today regarding Senate passage of H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which makes multiple critical changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that Senator Gardner has been advocating. The legislation would give greater flexibility to small businesses by extending the loan repayment period from two to five years, increasing the PPP loan forgiveness period from eight to 24 we… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Former Secretaries of the Interior Urge Swift Passage of Gardner’s Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - Today six bipartisan former U.S. Secretaries of the Interior, including Coloradans Ken Salazar and Gale Norton, wrote to the leadership of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives urging swift passage of U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin's (D-WV) Great American Outdoors Act, which fully and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands. "Our public… Continue Reading


06.02.20

Gardner, Bennet, Brown, Colleagues Release GAO Report Revealing Shortfalls in Bureau of Prisons Drug Treatment Programs, Recommendations for Improved Management and Increased Access to Treatment

Washington, D.C. - Following a request submitted by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ed Markey (D-MA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Rand Paul (R-KY), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report revealing shortfalls in the Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) drug treatment programs and recommendations for ways BOP can better manage and expand drug treatment programs offered to incarcerat… Continue Reading


06.02.20

Gardner Applauds More Than $20.2 Million in Grants for Health Centers in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that health centers in Colorado will receive a combined total of $20,240,746 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "We must continue working to ensure doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals have the resources they need as we work together to combat COVID-19," said Senator Gardner. "This funding from the Department of Health and Human Services will help provide support to… Continue Reading


05.29.20

Gardner, Markey, Risch, Menendez, Rubio, Cardin, Merkley Call on UNSC Leadership to Hold an Immediate Meeting on Hong Kong

Washington, D.C. - U.S. 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, James Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, Ben Ca… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Gardner Secures Confirmation That National Guard Assistance Will Continue to Through Mid-August

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded President Donald Trump's announcement today that Title 32 orders for National Guard servicemembers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended through mid-August. This decision comes after the bipartisan request Senators Gardner, Michael Bennet (D-CO), and U.S. Representatives Jason Crow (D-CO) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) led last week with 125 other members of Congress to ensure National Guard personnel who are serving on the fr… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Gardner, Markey, Menendez, Risch, Rubio, Reps. McGovern and Smith Applaud House Passage of Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. 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, James Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, and U.… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Gardner Welcomes More Than $2 Million in Grants from HHS

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 the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will receive $2,014,930 through the Hospital Preparedness Program, which prepares the nation's healthcare system to save lives during emergencies and disasters. "Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are working day and night on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic," said … Continue Reading


05.26.20

Gardner Applauds $4.9 Billion to Support Nursing Homes and Protect Residents

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be distributing $4.9 billion to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to respond to COVID-19, including $51,830,000 to Colorado. Gardner has called for additional, targeted support for nursing homes and other senior care providers to ensure they can combat COVID-19. "Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are particularly vulnerable … Continue Reading


05.25.20

Gardner Honors American Heroes on Memorial Day

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following message in honor of Memorial Day: NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "This Memorial Day we remember all of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of protecting our nation. We live in the land of freedom and opportunity thanks to the selfless service of these amazing heroes. It is because of these brave men and women that we are able to freely p… Continue Reading


05.23.20

Gardner, Bennet, Crow, Lamborn Lead Bipartisan Group of 125 Members of Congress in Calling on Administration to Ensure National Guard Receives Benefits Earned on COVID-19 Front Lines

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Jason Crow (D-CO) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) led a bipartisan group of 125 Members of Congress in a letter to President Donald Trump, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor calling on the Administration to ensure National Guard personnel who are serving on the front lines of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Gardner, Bennet Urge Support for Colorado Live Music Venues

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), along with 41 of their Senate colleagues, wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urging targeted legislative action to support live music venues in Congress' next phase of response to COVID-19. "Live event venues were among the first to close as COVID-19 spread across the country, and they are likely to be among the last to reopen. Concerts and live events may… Continue Reading


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

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