Press Releases

10.01.19

Gardner Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

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 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China: "Communism is a failed ideology that was imposed on the Chinese people against their will and against their celebrated history and traditions," said Senator Gardner. "As the Chinese Communist Party celebrates the 70th… Continue Reading


09.30.19

Gardner Applauds USDA Investments in Three Rural CO Water Infrastructure Projects

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping finance three rural water infrastructure projects in Colorado. "It's essential that all Colorado communities have access to safe and clean drinking water and water treatment facilities," said Senator Gardner. "I live in rural Colorado and I know how important these projects are for our small communities. It's great news that the USDA will be investing in t… Continue Reading


09.27.19

Gardner Celebrates Pueblo Solar Facility Announcement

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released the following statement today after attending EVRAZ North America, Xcel Energy, and Lightsource BP's announcement that they plan to build a 240-megawatt solar facility to deliver clean, cost-effective energy to the EVRAZ steel mill in Pueblo. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Gardner's remarks. Click here to download photos from today's announcement. "It… Continue Reading


09.27.19

Gardner Named ‘Clean Energy Champion’

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, was named a Clean Energy Champion by the Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) for his leadership promoting clean energy policies and responsible stewardship of the environment. "As a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, with jurisdiction over energy generation and the bulk power grid, it's an honor to be selected to receive the Clean Energy… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Gardner Applauds $1M Grant for University of Colorado to Study PFAS

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the announcement today that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are awarding the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus $1 million to investigate the relationship between drinking water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Gardner Congratulates General John E. Hyten on Confirmation as Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) congratulated General John E. Hyten today after the U.S. Senate voted 75-22 to confirm him as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "I've gotten to know General Hyten well from his time in Colorado Springs directing operations at Cheyenne Mountain, the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, and most recently as Commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base," said Senator Gardner. "I have the greatest confidence Gene… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Gardner Introduces Consumer Privacy Protection Bill

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced legislation this week to require that technology companies who manufacture Internet-connected devices disclose to consumers whether those devices contain any microphones or cameras. Americans should be fully aware if they are purchasing a product containing a microphone or a camera, particularly because these components may secretly record private conversations or… Continue Reading


09.25.19

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Gardner-Backed SAFE Banking Act

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) SAFE Banking Act today 321-103, in a historic vote on federal cannabis policy. Gardner has led the charge in the Senate with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to ensure legal cannabis businesses can access banking services. "Today Congress began to take its head out of the sand and recognize that states are moving forward with their own cannabis policies and the federal government is holding them back," said … Continue Reading


09.25.19

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes the TAIPEI Act

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations unanimously passed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act, authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE). 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 restrict Taiwan's international space and global diplomatic recognition. … Continue Reading


09.25.19

Gardner-Backed Energy and Water Bills Pass Key Committee

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed a number of energy and water related bills out of committee today. Those measures include three bills authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a comprehensive energy storage package that includes four bills cosponsored by Senator Gardner, and numerous other Gardner-supported measures. "Investing in research and development for energy storage technologies is a key component to an all-of-the-above energystrateg… Continue Reading


09.25.19

Gardner, Bennet Applaud Passage of Two Cybersecurity Bills to Protect Energy Grid Through Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Michael Bennet (D) applauded the committee's passage of the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act and the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act, a significant step towards protecting our country's energy grid from cyberattacks. "Colorado and states across the country need to secure our energy grids … Continue Reading


09.25.19

Gardner Urges Energy Independence Following Saudi Arabia Attacks

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, spoke on the floor of the United States Senate this week highlighting the importance of hardening U.S. energy security following the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil production capacity. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. Remarks as delivered: Madam President, Last weekend the world watched as an attack was launched on the oil processing… Continue Reading


09.24.19

Gardner Applauds NREL Selection to Help Lead $100 Million Energy-Water Desalination Hub

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help lead a $100 million Energy-Water Desalination Hub (Hub) as part of the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) to address water security issues in the United States. According to DOE, the Hub will focus on early-stage research and development for en… Continue Reading


09.23.19

Gardner Applauds $5.7 Million in Funding for Colorado-Based NREL Projects

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award more than $5.7 million in project funding for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The projects are being funded through ARPA-E's newest program, the Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS) pro… Continue Reading


09.20.19

Gardner, Shaheen Announce New Legislation to Address Health Concerns Regarding PFAS Exposure through Firefighter Turnout Gear

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the introduction of their new bipartisan legislation, the Guaranteeing Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act, which would take important steps to address health concerns regarding firefighter's occupational exposure to harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals through their personal protective gear. Specifically, the legislation would authorize a comprehensive study of the personal … Continue Reading


09.20.19

Gardner Celebrates the Selection of BLM Headquarters Site in Grand Junction

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the chief architect of the plan to move the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) headquarters to Grand Junction, celebrated the announcement today that the BLM signed a lease agreement for their new headquarters at 760 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction. This office space will house the BLM Director, Deputy Director for Operations and other senior leadership and support staff. "On behalf of the state of Colorado, I am excited to welcome the Bureau of Land… Continue Reading


09.20.19

Gardner, Shaheen Applaud First Measure of State-Level Data for Outdoor Recreation Economy

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis' statistics showing outdoor recreation had a federal impact of $427 billion of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, and for the first time, state-by-state data that shows recreation contributes more than $11 billion and $2.7 billion to the economies of Colorado and New Hampshire, respectively. In Colorado, outdoor recreation makes up 3… Continue Reading


09.19.19

Gardner, Harris Address Rising Suicide Rates

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act this week to improve mental health access in underserved areas. This legislation is part of Senator Gardner's ongoing initiative to address rising suicide rates in Colorado and across the United States. Identical bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives John Katko (NY-24) and Grace Napo… Continue Reading


09.19.19

Gardner, Rubio, Menendez, Durbin, Coons Introduce Bill to Reauthorize U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2019 (USCIRF). The bill reauthorizes USCIRF for four years and increases funding. "Freedom of worship is a fundamental human right, one that we hold dear as Americans," said Senator Gardner. "The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is critical f… Continue Reading


09.18.19

Gardner Urges Colleagues to Support Appropriations Process, Fund Critical National Security

Washington, D.C. - After Senate Democrats today blocked legislation to fund sections of the government through the appropriations process, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) urged his colleagues to support regular order and vote to proceed to the first appropriations bill without further delay. "As global tensions increase, it is shameful that Senate Democrats are choosing to filibuster this appropriations bill which would provide funding for the men and women in uniform who protect our country eve… Continue Reading

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