Press Releases

03.20.20

Gardner, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Bill to Help American Manufacturers During Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the MEP Crisis Response Act of 2020, which would help Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers stay open during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. MEP centers, which are funded through public-private cost-sharing, provide manufacturing companies with resources to promote growth, expand capacity, and adapt to change. This… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Gardner, Bennet, Tipton, Weiser Call for Access to In-State Programming in Southwest Colorado During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO.), and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, wrote to Denver-based television broadcasters and satellite companies calling for a solution to provide residents of Southwest Colorado with access to in-state programming during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. "The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is an urgent reminder that access … Continue Reading


03.19.20

Gardner Welcomes Progress on Jordan Cove Project

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today following the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) decision to certify the construction of the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export facility and Pacific Connector Pipeline Project. "Today's announcement is outstanding news for the Western Slope and the jobs it will bring to Colorado should be welcomed by the entire Colorado congressional delegation," said Senator Gardner. "Jordan Cove w… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Gardner Pushes for Expanded Telehealth Access for Vulnerable Populations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is urging Senate leadership to include a fix to allow rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers to bill Medicare for telehealth services in future legislation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "I am writing to request that upcoming legislation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak include language to allow Medicare to reimburse rural health clinics (RHCs) and federally qualified health cente… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Gardner Urges USDA to Waive Fees on Ski Areas Leasing Public Lands

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to waive the remainder of U.S. Forest Service fee payments in 2020 for ski areas leasing public lands to assist in the lost revenues related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "I am writing to request that you waive the remainder of the U.S. Forest Service fee payments to be paid in 2020 by ski areas leasing public lands, which will greatly assist ski areas in lost revenues related… Continue Reading


03.18.20

Gardner Voices Support for House-Passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding today's vote on H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that comes in response to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "Congress must move heaven and earth to protect American workers by providing them with immediate financial assistance and make sure workers and businesses can get through this crisis,"said Senator Gardner. "While this is not the beginning or the end of Co… Continue Reading


03.17.20

Gardner to Self-Quarantine Following Contact with Coloradan who Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding his decision to self-quarantine after contact with a Colorado constituent who was visiting Washington, D.C. and later tested positive for coronavirus. "I was alerted today by the Tri-County Health Department that a Coloradan who visited my Washington office for a constituent meeting has tested positive for coronavirus. While I am not showing any symptoms at this time, I have made the decision t… Continue Reading


03.17.20

Gardner, Risch, Barrasso, Rubio Call on CCP to Stop Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign, Work with International Community to Constrain Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement in response to recent Chinese Communist Party (CCP) disinformation regarding the origins of COVID-19, a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China: "Our top priority is to protect the American people … Continue Reading


03.17.20

Gardner and Colorado Colleagues Urge FEMA to Provide Clear Reimbursement Guidelines to State, Local, and Tribal Governments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is requesting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides clear guidelines to state, local, territorial, and tribal governments on the options available to them under the recently declared national emergency. In addition to Gardner, the letter to FEMA was signed by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Joe Neguse (D-CO), … Continue Reading


03.17.20

Gardner Calls for Additional Economic Stimulus Measures in Response to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) called for additional provisions to support American workers and boost the economy to be included in the economic stimulus package being considered by the Senate in response to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "Congress must move heaven and earth to protect American workers by providing them with immediate financial assistance and make sure workers and businesses can get through this crisis. This is urgent and it needs … Continue Reading


03.16.20

Gardner Pushes VA to Protect Veterans During COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take every precaution to ensure veterans receive quality medical care during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "We must ensure that we are taking every step possible to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is treating and preventing the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a pandemic and across … Continue Reading


03.13.20

Gardner Statement on National Emergency Declaration

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the following statement regarding President Trump's national emergency declaration in response to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Under the emergency declaration, Senator Gardner sent a letter to the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma requesting immediate consideration for 1135 Waiver requests to help the st… Continue Reading


03.11.20

Gardner Announces Resolution to Recognize Felix Sparks, Dachau Liberation Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced on the floor of the United States Senate today he will introduce a resolution to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, led by Lieutenant Colonel Felix Sparks and the 45th Infantry "Thunderbird" Division of the Seventh Army of the United States. Following World War II, Felix Sparks spent his adult life in Colorado, serving in the Colorado National Guard and as an Associate Justice of the C… Continue Reading


03.11.20

Gardner Takes Stand for Defrauded Students

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today after voting in favor of H.J.Res. 76, to overturn the August 2019 rule from the Department of Education relating to borrower defense to loan repayment. "Today I'm proud to stand with students who were defrauded by educational institutions," said Senator Gardner. "There should be no excuse for defrauding students, particularly student veterans who have bravely served our country. Student veterans are an u… Continue Reading


03.11.20

Senate Committee Passes Three Bipartisan Gardner-Backed Bills

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed three bipartisan bills today co-led by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO): S. 3303, the Promoting Service in Transportation Act, S. 1046, the ACCESS BROADBAND Act, and S. 3191, the Industries of the Future Act. "Today the Senate Commerce Committee approved three bipartisan bills I've helped lead to expand access to broadband, support Colorado's transportation workforce, and plan ahead for the Industries of th… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Colorado Priorities a Focus at Senate Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Today at a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) questioned Interior Secretary David Bernhardt about funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit, the relocation of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquarters to Grand Junction, and the commitment Gardner secured from President Trump to support full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as well as funding to address the deferred mai… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Gardner, Duckworth, Graham Bill to Fix Immigration Policy for Children of U.S. Servicemembers and Civil Servants Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act, which was supported by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). It is now headed to the President to be signed into law. This bipartisan legislation will fix a problem in current law that disadvantages certain children whose parents are serving our nation abroad in uniform or in the civil service by modernizing Section 320 of t… Continue Reading


03.09.20

Gardner, Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce the Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Richard Burr (R-NC) today introduced S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act, landmark legislation to preserve and protect our country's public lands. The bipartisan legislation provides permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlo… Continue Reading


03.06.20

At Gardner’s Urging, USTR Drops Tariffs on Medical Supplies Critical to Coronavirus Response

Washington, D.C. - After urging from U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer removed tariffs on certain medical products that are necessary for the U.S. to prepare for the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "To ensure that the United States is prepared to contain and combat the spread of this outbreak, it is crucial that there is a robust supply… Continue Reading


03.06.20

Conservation Leaders Applaud Gardner-Secured Presidential Support for Full and Permanent LWCF Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced Tuesday he secured President Donald Trump's support for legislation to provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks. What conservation leaders are saying about Senator Gardner's successful efforts to secure full and permanent funding for the LWCF: "This common-sense legislation is long overdue to help our national parks and ot… Continue Reading

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