Press Releases

04.23.20

Gardner Applauds Over $2 Million in FEMA Funding for Denver International Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) that the City and County of Denver will receive $2,039,118 in Public Assistance (PA) funding for emergency protective measures at Denver International Airport (DEN). 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 neces… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Gardner, Merkley, Moran, Reed Make Bipartisan Push to Increase Critical Funds for Suicide Prevention Amid Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Jack Reed (D-RI), and 10 additional U.S. Senators are making a push to provide the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) with $80 million to support critical suicide prevention activities amid a public health crisis that is upending the social and financial stability of countless Americans. Their letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer comes … Continue Reading


04.22.20

Gardner Commends HHS Decision to Dedicate Funding to Rural Hospitals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) commended the announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the next tranche of CARES Act funding will include $10 billion set aside solely for rural hospitals and clinics. On April 10, Gardner and members of the Colorado delegation wrote to HHS Secretary Alex Azar urging more funding for rural hospitals, which provide irreplaceable care to the rural communities they serve and are facing significant revenue chall… Continue Reading


04.22.20

More Than 100,000 COVID-19 Tests Gardner Helped Secure to Arrive Soon in Colorado

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, celebrated the news today that more than 100,000 COVID-19 tests he helped secure from South Korea will be arriving soon in Colorado. Through his diplomatic work, he was able to connect the State of Colorado to suppliers in South Korea and facilitate and support the purchase and delivery of the tests. "After working closel… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Gardner Joins Several Members of the Colorado Delegation in Call to Ensure Communities Receive Support

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined a bipartisan group of Colorado Congressional Members led by U.S. Representative Ken Buck (R-CO), in calling on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expand the definition of "local government" in the CARES Act to help ensure those communities with populations under 500,000 receive support under the Coronavirus Relief Fund. The letter was also signed by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Repr… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Gardner Welcomes More Than $36 Million in FEMA Grants for Denver

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the City and County of Denver will receive $36,570,555.10 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 pro… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Gardner Applauds Additional Funding to Support Small Businesses, Seeks Critical Changes to the Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after the Senate voted by unanimous consent to provide an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Gardner also renewed his call for critical changes to the program to better support Coloradans. "The Paycheck Protection Program has provided more than $7.3 billion to small businesses in Colorado to keep wo… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Gardner Welcomes $4.8 Million in Grant Funding for Head Start in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $4,846,251 to the Colorado Early Education Network as a part of the Head Start program to help ensure access to early education and other services for low-income children in Colorado during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I'm pleased that Colorado will receive this funding from HHS, which will help ensure children and families in Colorado receive the edu… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Gardner Applauds $2 Million Grant to Support Mental Health Needs in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the Colorado State Department of Human Services will receive a total of $2 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). According to SAMHSA, this funding will support mental health and substance use disorder treatment. "During this period of isolation and uncertainty for so many, the mental health support servi… Continue Reading


04.20.20

Gardner, Bennet Call for Financial Security for Colorado’s Rural Communities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Washington, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) called on Senate leaders to provide much-needed financial certainty for rural communities during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis to ensure long-term funding needed for essential services. In a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Gardner, Bennet, and a bipartisan group of colleagues pushed for, "a long-term solution for… Continue Reading


04.20.20

Gardner Applauds Nearly $1.5 Million in DOJ Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado will receive a total of $1,485,018 in Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CESF program provides funding to assist states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus pandemic. This funding was provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economi… Continue Reading


04.20.20

Gardner Applauds Over $1.5 Million in FEMA Funding 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 $1,547,910 in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 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 protect publi… Continue Reading


04.20.20

Gardner Requests CDC Liaison to Support Food Supply Chain and Protect Workers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is requesting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assign a liaison to work directly with the livestock and food industries in order to provide resources to keep our domestic and global food supply chain secure. "The COVID-19 pandemic poses a real threat to the domestic and global food supply chain, as well as our nation's farmers, ranchers, and food processors. These are the people on the frontlines to ensure people have an… Continue Reading


04.19.20

Gardner and Bipartisan Group of Senators Condemn Arrests of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Leaders

Washington, D.C. - Today 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, Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's issues, … Continue Reading


04.17.20

Gardner Commends New Assistance for Agriculture Producers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement in support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) creating the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), a relief program to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for this $19 billion program was made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "Times like these remind us how ble… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Gardner Welcomes Nearly $6 Million for Healthcare Services in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that Colorado will receive a total of $5,976,214 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 healthcare services. "Our brave doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals are on the front lines of COVID-19 and need immediate assistance," said Senator Gardner. "I fought for passage of the CARES Act to give … Continue Reading


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

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