Press Releases

02.28.20

Gardner, Bennet Announce $225,000 Grant for the Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) will award the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in partnership with the Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission, a $225,000 grant through the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program. This funding will go toward the Southwest Chief Thru-Car Service to Colorado Springs Feasibility Study. "For years, I … Continue Reading


02.27.20

Gardner, Markey, and Risch Introduce Resolution Congratulating President of Taiwan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia Policy, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, along with U.S. Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), and Jim Risch (R-ID) introduced a resolution today congratulating Tsai Ing-wen on her reelection as President of Taiwan and calling on the Administration to send a high-level delegation for President Tsai's inauguration ceremony on May 20, 2020. "I extend my warmest congrat… Continue Reading


02.27.20

Gardner Honors Donald Stratton’s Incredible Life

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) celebrated Donald Stratton's incredible life today in a speech on the Senate floor and in a resolution he introduced with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), which the Senate passed today unanimously. Donald Stratton was a Colorado Springs resident and one of the last living survivors of the USS Arizona Pearl Harbor attack. He passed away on February 15 at the age of 97. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's re… Continue Reading


02.27.20

Gardner Demands Coronavirus Screening and Prevention Information

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson requesting information regarding the United States' domestic and international screening and prevention practices for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with regard to countries with a growing number of hotspots. "In light of the concerning reports that demo… Continue Reading


02.26.20

Gardner, Bennet Applaud House Passage of Bill to Install Colorado Artist’s Sculpture Commemorating Women’s Suffrage in Nation’s Capital

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) applauded House passage of H.R. 473, legislation to authorize Colorado artist Jane DeDecker to install her Every Word We Utter sculpture in Washington D.C. Introduced by Gardner and Bennet in the Senate and U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO-2) in the House, the bill would establish the first outdoor monument to commemorate the women's suffrage movement and would feature Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harr… Continue Reading


02.26.20

Gardner, Bennet, Tipton Cheer House Passage of Legislation to Further Protect Cultural Sites of Ancestral Pueblo

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) released the following statements today cheering House passage of H.R. 1492, which would further protect archaeological sites of the Ancestral Pueblo by allowing the National Park Service to modify the boundary of the Yucca House National Monument in southwest Colorado, expanding the monument by 160 acres. Congressman Tipton introduced H.R. 1492 in the House of Representatives as co… Continue Reading


02.26.20

New Report Finds Gardner Bipartisan, Effective

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is currently one of the most bipartisan and effective members of the Senate, according to a new report from GovTrack. The report analyzed Congress' legislative data in 2019 and found Senator Gardner ranked 1st in authoring the most bipartisan bills among Republican Senators and ranked 2nd when compared to every member of the U.S. Senate in the same category. "I'm proud of my bipartisan record of results for Colorado," said Senator Gardner. "Gr… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Gardner Calls for Return to Maximum Pressure Policy 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, held a hearing today titled "North Korea Policy One Year After Hanoi," examining next steps to effectively deter Pyongyang's illicit weapons programs and gross human rights abuses against its people. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. "It should now be abundantly clear to even a… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Gardner, Wicker, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Hiram Revels

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) today introduced a resolution honoring former U.S. Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels. This month marks 150 years since Revels was sworn-in as a U.S. Senator from Mississippi. He was the first African American to serve in Congress. "The life and service of Hiram Rhodes Revels remain a symbol of the ideals of the United States, including the principle that all men are created equal," Senator Gardner and his colleagues' resolut… Continue Reading


02.21.20

Gardner Applauds HHS Allowing for State Flexibility with Opioid Grants

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar applauding HHS's work to expand flexibility within opioid grant funding in order to provide resources for states and communities to address the rising threat of methamphetamine and other psychostimulants like cocaine. "Each year I host a Colorado Farm Tour, during which I travel to different rural areas in the state and learn about what problems our communities are … Continue Reading


02.20.20

Gardner Applauds Nearly $3 Million in Grants for Colorado Airports

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the Department of Transportation's (DOT's) announcement that eight airports in Colorado will receive a combined total of $2,994,510 in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants to rehabilitate runways, taxiways, lighting, and update airport master plans. "Colorado's local airports are critical to our smaller communities and rural areas and I'm pleased th… Continue Reading


02.20.20

Gardner Applauds Nearly $8 Million in Apprenticeship Grants to Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the Department of Labor's (DOL) announcement that it will award a combined $7,996,713 in grants to the Colorado Community College System and the Regents of the University of Colorado/University of Colorado Colorado Springs through the Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap grant program. "Colorado is home to some of the best and brightest innovators that help drive our national economy, and we must ensure the next generation of… Continue Reading


02.19.20

Gardner Announces $950,000 Grant to Grand Junction Regional 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 Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority (GJT) will receive $950,000 from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant to help attract new service to San Francisco, California on United Airlines. "I am excited that Grand Junction Regional Airport will receive this important funding from… Continue Reading


02.19.20

Gardner, Young, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Honor 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced a Joint Resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. The resolution recognizes the gallantry and heroism demonstrated 75 years ago during the victory that was led by the United States Marine Corps over Imperial Japan on the island of Iwo Jima. A companion resolution was introduced in House by U.S. Representatives Greg Pence (R-IN-06), Pete Visclosk… Continue Reading


02.16.20

Gardner Statement on the Passing of Donald Stratton

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on the passing of Colorado Springs resident and USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton. "Jaime and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Donald Stratton and send our prayers to his family members and loved ones during this time," said Senator Gardner. "The first time I met Donald Stratton, he told me, 'Everyone has to be somewhere.' Today we know he has joined his fallen shipmates from the USS Arizona … Continue Reading


02.14.20

Gardner Applauds $11.5 Million in Grants for Colorado Manufacturing Competitiveness

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the Department of Energy's (DOE) announcement that it will award $11,554,462 in grants to the University of Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Forge Nano to support advanced manufacturing research and development. "America is at its best when it empowers our entrepreneurs and innovators with the tools they need to keep our country competitive," said Senator Gardner. "The Department of Energy's research prog… Continue Reading


02.13.20

Gardner Announces Colorado Airports will Receive More than $20 Million in Grants

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced that three airports in Colorado will receive a combined total of $20,185,075 from the Department of Transportation (DOT) in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants to rehabilitate runways, taxiways, and lighting. "I am excited to announce this important grant funding for several of our airports across Colorado," said Senator Gardner. "Modernizing our i… Continue Reading


02.11.20

Gardner’s Bill to Support Veterans Re-entering Workforce Signed Into Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement regarding S. 153, the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act, being signed into law today. This bipartisan legislation includes Senator Gardner's language directing the U.S. Government Accountability Office to study the barriers student veterans face when pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Suppor… Continue Reading


02.11.20

What They Are Saying: Leaders Applaud Gardner-Secured Arkansas Valley Conduit Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced he secured $28 million of funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC) project last week, which will be provided by the Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation's Fiscal Year 2020 work plan. What they are saying about Senator Gardner's successful efforts to secure funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit: "The AVC is a critical piece of infrastructure that will deliver clean and reliable water to rural communities of southea… Continue Reading


02.11.20

Gardner, Cotton, Menendez, and Markey Introduce Resolution Honoring Dr. Li Wenliang

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, and Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Ed Markey (D-MA) today introduced a resolution honoring the life of 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 potential devastating impact. Dr. Li succ… Continue Reading

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