Press Releases

05.05.20

Colorado to Receive $288 Million for Hospitals to Respond to COVID-19 and Address Revenue Losses

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado will receive a combined total of $288,136,710 in support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and Community Health Centers located in rural areas and high-impact hospitals that have provided inpatient care for 100 or more COVID-19 patients prior to April 10, 2020. "The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedente… Continue Reading


05.02.20

Gardner Welcomes HHS Grants for Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

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 Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe will receive a combined $194,804 in grants to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. "We must continue working to ensure that all communities across Colorado, including our two federally recognized tribes, have access to the resources they need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic," said Senator Gardner. "I'm… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Gardner Secures Increased Reimbursements for Audio-only Telehealth

Washington, D.C. - Following a bipartisan call to action from U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and 36 Senators, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it would increase reimbursements for certain telephone-based, or audio-only, telehealth to equal other audio-visual telehealth and in-person visitation reimbursements. "Telehealth is critical to helping Americans access medical care … Continue Reading


05.01.20

Gardner Welcomes $2.7 Million in FAA Grants for Colorado Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the announcement that four Colorado airports will receive a combined total of $2,720,285 in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for maintenance and improvements. A portion of these grants was permitted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "Colorado's local airport… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Gardner, Manchin, Hyde-Smith, Shaheen, Moran Issue Bipartisan Call for Equal Telephone-Based Health Services Reimbursements

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) sent a letter with 36 Senators to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting an increase for telephone-based, or audio-only, telehealth reimbursements to equal other audio-visual telehealth and in-person visitation reimbursements. Many Americans do not have access to reliable… Continue Reading


04.30.20

FCC Provides Colorado More than $850K for Telehealth Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that two healthcare providers in Colorado will receive a combined total of $853,527 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. "During this pandemic, telehealth can be used to access healthcare while social distancing and prevent unnecessary trips outside of the home, which is critical to help stop the spread of COVID-19," said Senator Gardner. "I'… Continue Reading


04.29.20

Gardner Announces Colorado Will Receive $4.4 Million from HUD to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that public housing authorities in Colorado will receive a combined total of $4,449,742 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. "Communities across the Centennial State are hurting as a result of COVID-19, and we must ensure that we are responding to this pandemic," said Senator Gardner. "I'm pleased to see these… Continue Reading


04.28.20

Gardner Announces Colorado Will Receive $4.3 Million from HUD to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that public housing authorities in Colorado will receive a combined total of $4,386,072 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 all across Colorado are prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Senator Gardner. "I'm pleased to see these funds awarded to Colorado to address th… Continue Reading


04.28.20

Gardner, Cruz, Colleagues Urge Secretaries of Defense and Interior to Support the Development of Domestic Rare Earths Supply Chain Critical to National Defense to Reduce Dependency on China

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Senate colleagues, are urging Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to support the development of a fully domestic rare earths supply chain and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign minerals that are critical for manufacturing our defense technologies and supporting our national security. "It is clear that our dependence on China for vital rare earths threatens our U.S. manuf… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Gardner Welcomes $10.2 Million FEMA Grant for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) that the state of Colorado will receive $10,248,470 in expedited federal funding for emergency protective measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to FEMA, examples of eligible emergency protective measures include the activation of State Emergency Operations Centers, National Guard costs, law enforcement, and other measures necessary to protec… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Gardner Announces $13.3 Million Grant for Denver International Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award Denver International Airport (DEN) $13,333,333 in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant funding for taxiway construction. A portion of this funding was permitted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "I'm pleased Denver In… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Gardner Applauds $9.1 Million From DOJ to Help Colorado First Responders with COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the Colorado Department of Public Safety will receive a total of $9,184,619 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… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Gardner Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Call for Establishing 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is leading a bipartisan, bicameral push in Congress with 22 U.S. Senators and 17 U.S. Representatives to include S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, in the next COVID-19 relief package. Gardner's bipartisan legislation would designate 9-8-8 as the three-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. Gardner introduced this bipartisan legislation with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Gardner and Neguse Secure Updated Guidance from SBA to Ensure Mom and Pop Restaurants Can Access Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Washington D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) secured updated guidance from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help many mom and pop restaurants access small business loans and weather the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 3rd, Senator Gardner and Congressman Neguse wrote to the SBA requesting updated guidance to ensure small taverns and restaurants in Gilpin County, Colorado and throughout the country who also participate in some level of casino … Continue Reading


04.24.20

Colorado Delegation Members Urge Congressional Leadership to Support Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Businesses, Reinvest in Public Lands in Upcoming Legislation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Joe Neguse (D-CO), and Jason Crow (D-CO) called on Senate and House Leadership to support the nation's outdoor economy in future economic relief legislation. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-C… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Gardner, Bennet, Neguse, Tipton, Buck, Lamborn Secure COVID-19 Support for Rural Hospitals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Scott Tipton (R-CO), and Ken Buck (R-CO) released the following statements regarding the Small Business Administration's (SBA) clarification today that Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) will be eligible for relief provided by the Paycheck Protection Program. Congress approved an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, and t… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Gardner Joins Letter to UN Secretary General Requesting an Independent Review of WHO’s COVID-19 Response

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, along with U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-FL.), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Barrasso (R-WY), Rob Portman (R-OH), Rand Paul (R-KY), Todd Young (R-IN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and David Perdue (R-GA), sent a letter to United Na… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Gardner Applauds More Than $10 Million for COVID-19 Testing in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado with receive $10,368,137 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand the state's capacity to test, trace, and contain COVID-19. This funding is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "I'm pleased to see this important funding from the CDC delivered to Colorado to help contain and combat this virus,"… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Gardner, Bennet and 26 Senators Urge President Trump to Remove Payment Limits for Farmers and Ranchers

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) sent a letter with 26 bipartisan U.S. Senators to President Trump urging him to eliminate payment limits for livestock, dairy and specialty crop producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The COVID-19 crisis has caused significant damage to agriculture operations across the country. The CARES Act provided $23.5 billion to support farmers and ranchers, including $9.5 billion for livestock, dair… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Gardner, Bennet, and Tipton Request Quick Approval of Disaster Declaration for Western Slope Farmers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) are urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to quickly approve the request by Colorado Governor Jared Polis for a Secretarial Disaster Declaration for Colorado's Western Slope counties impacted by the major freeze event on April 13. "At the end of March, Colorado had reports that peach growers on the Western Slope were expecting an all-time bumpe… Continue Reading

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