Press Releases

04.17.20

Gardner Takes on COVID-19 Scams and Fraud

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is proposing harsher fines and punishment for individuals who use the COVID-19 pandemic to prey on people with scams and fraud. He plans to introduce the Combating Egregious Advertising through Sentencing Enhancement (CEASE) Act, which greatly increases the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) fines and punishment for false advertising during the COVID-19 pandemic. "This is an unprecedented challenge that Coloradans everywhere are rising to meet, … Continue Reading


04.16.20

Gardner, Bennet, and Polis Make Unified Request for CARES Act Changes to Benefit Coloradans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Colorado Governor Jared Polis are urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to make critical improvements to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act with the focus on the areas under negotiation in Washington to better support Coloradans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statewide leaders in Colorado are calling for additional fundin… Continue Reading


04.16.20

ICYMI: Gardner Discusses COVID-19 Latest on Fox News

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, joined Fox News today to discuss the vacancy of U.S. leadership at the World Health Organization (WHO) because of obstruction from Senate Democrats, who have blocked the President's nomination to the executive board. Senator Gardner also discussed when it will be safe to reopen the country, his goal for COVID-19 testing, and… Continue Reading


04.15.20

Gardner Applauds $4 Million in FEMA Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the state of Colorado will receive a total of $4,050,000 in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for eligible emergency protective measures to respond to 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 prote… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Gardner Welcomes Nearly $367 Million in Funding 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, released the following statement celebrating the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT's) announcement that airports across the state of Colorado will receive $366,981,543 in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aimed at keeping workers on payroll and funding airport capital expenditures and operating expenses in response to COVID-19. This fun… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Gardner Calls for Assistance for Dairy Farmers During COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter with 14 of his Senate colleagues to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue calling on the department to extend assistance to the dairy industry, which has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As large swaths of the U.S. economy have shuttered in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, so too have long-existing markets for U.S. dairy producers. This standstill has left dairy farmers with excess produc… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Gardner, Bennet Press USDA to Include Colorado Farmers and Ranchers in COVID-19 Disaster Relief

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure the needs of Colorado's farmers, ranchers, and rural communities are met as the agency allocates disaster relief funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act provides $9.5 billion in assistance to agricultural producers affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As USDA determines ho… Continue Reading


04.13.20

Gardner, Risch, Menendez, Markey Comment on Chinese Coast Guard’s Sinking of a Vietnamese Fishing Boat, Deployment of Military Aircraft in South China Sea

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, along with Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statements in response to reports of the Chinese Coast Guard sinking a Vietnamese fishing boat near the Paracel Islands and the deployment of military air… Continue Reading


04.10.20

CARES Act Delivers $361 Million in Initial Funding to Colorado Healthcare Providers

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) delivery of $360,905,482 in emergency relief funding to 4,696 Colorado healthcare providers who receive Medicare and $785,371 in hospital preparedness funding for the Colorado Hospital Association. This funding comes as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020. "Our brave… Continue Reading


04.09.20

Gardner Calls for Immediate Additional Funding to Support Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after the Senate failed to provide an additional $250 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "The Paycheck Protection Program is one of the most important aspects of the CARES Act and we must do whatever is necessary to keep it running and funded," said Senator Gardner. "Small businesses in every corner of America are … Continue Reading


04.08.20

Gardner Applauds More Than $18 Million for Healthcare Services in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado will receive a total of $18,273,376 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which was provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for Community Health Centers. "Our doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals are working around the clock to keep us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and their dedication is inspiring," said Senator Gardner. "I fo… Continue Reading


04.08.20

CARES Act Delivers $327M in Transit Funding to Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement celebrating the news that the state of Colorado will receive $327,257,604 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. This funding was provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "Every sec… Continue Reading


04.08.20

ICYMI: Sen. Gardner on Fox News to Discuss the 100 Ventilators Secured for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Fox News today to discuss the news that the federal government will immediately provide 100 ventilators to the state of Colorado to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gardner also discussed providing additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to watch Senator Gardner's full interview. On the 100 Ventilator… Continue Reading


04.07.20

Gardner Applauds Approval of Funding and Support for National Guard Assistance in Colorado to Combat COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after President Trump directed under his authority that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) fund 100 percent of the emergency assistance activities associated with COVID-19 pandemic response using Colorado's National Guard forces. Gardner and members of the Colorado congressional delegation requested that the President approve the request from Colorado Governor Jared Polis for additional funding to su… Continue Reading


04.07.20

Gardner Applauds Nearly $17 Million in FEMA Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the state of Colorado will receive a total of $16,688,096.55 in expedited federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for eligible emergency protective measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is authorized under the Robert T. Stafford Act and comes as a result of the President approving the state of Colorado's Disaster Declaration, which Gardner and members of the … Continue Reading


04.07.20

Gardner and Bennet Urge HHS and CMS to Protect Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) joined Senate colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Secretary Alex M. Azar II and Administrator Seema Verma encouraging both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop ways to ensure beneficiaries are able to access necessary medications at home without risking exposure to COVID-19 or overburdening our healthcare workers as we continue to b… Continue Reading


04.06.20

Colorado Delegation Members Push for Assistance for Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics

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), Ken Buck (R-CO), and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) are calling on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to interpret the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to ensure that Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are eligible for certain assistance, particularly the Paycheck Protection Program. "The CARES Act, whic… Continue Reading


04.06.20

Gardner and Bennet Request Relief for Farmers During COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) are requesting the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take additional steps to provide relief for farmers to ensure the continuity of food supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. "As you know, farmers across the country have faced many challenges in the past several years. The coronavirus pandemic is now causing additional disruptions, driving further declines in market conditions, prices, and export demand, and so… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Gardner, Bennet Urge Administration to Ensure Small and Rural Communities Receive Fair Share of CARES Act Funding

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) called on the Trump Administration to follow Congressional intent as it distributes the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund, which provides emergency funding for state and local governments as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Provisions of the CARES Act stipulate that only jurisdictions with populations over 500,000 residents can apply directly for this emergency funding,… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Gardner Asks SBA to Fix Implementation of CARES Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today regarding the Small Business Administration's (SBA) implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "People in Colorado and across the nation are suffering and small businesses are closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are extraordinary times that require extraordinary action, and the Small Business Administration's implementation of the CARES Act must rise to m… Continue Reading

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