Press Releases


Gardner, Hassan, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan AIRWAVES Legislation to Support Wireless Innovation and Close the Urban-Rural Divide

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today reintroduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectrum for commercial licensed and unlicensed use and leverage the success of spectrum auctions to help close the urban-rur… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Confirm Dr. Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted 90-8 to confirm Dr. Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense. "The federal government has no single greater responsibility than protecting and defending the United States of America," said Senator Gardner. "Dr. Esper has served our country with valor and I was honored to meet with him in Colorado Springs to discuss Colorado's critical role in our national defense. I'm confident he has … Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet, Buck Announce Nearly $8.3 Million INFRA Grant for Ports-to-Plains Project

Washington, D.C. - Today Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Representative Ken Buck (CO-04) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) a nearly $8.3 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant for its US 287 project. The project seeks to add approximately 12 miles of passing lanes along US 287 in Southeastern Colorado known as the Ports-to-Plains Corridor. "I am thrilled to see US 28… Continue Reading


Gardner Hosts President of Taiwan 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, hosted President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen and high-ranking Taiwanese officials in Colorado this weekend. President Tsai's visit marks the first time a sitting president of Taiwan has visited the state of Colorado. Senator Gardner and President Tsai had a productive meeting discussing the U.S.-Taiwan relationship, national secu… Continue Reading


BLM Move to Grand Junction Earns Praise from Leaders Across the West

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) announcement that the Bureau of Land Management will be relocating its headquarters from Washington, D.C. to Grand Junction, CO is earning praise from leaders in Colorado and across the West. The move is supported by numerous Coloradans and local officials, including Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, Grand Junction Economic Partnership, Mesa County Commissioner, Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, Colorado Farm Bureau, and Associated… Continue Reading


Senators Gardner, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Save Newborn Babies’ Lives

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill to help save lives and improve the health of newborn babies by providing federal funding for comprehensive and standardized newborn screening tests for conditions such as critical congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, and hearing loss. The tests can identify treatable conditions that, if caught early, can prevent serious illness, … Continue Reading


Senate ENR Committee Advances Gardner Energy Bills

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee approved multiple bills this week authored by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO). The Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal buildings. ESPCs and UESCs are innovative public-private partnerships in which private companies use their own money and resources to make energy efficiency upgrad… Continue Reading


Gardner and Gillibrand Call for Vote on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Gardner's remarks. Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today called on Senator McConnell to put the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act on the floor for an up-or-down vote. The bipartisan legislation, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week with overwhelming bipartisan supp… Continue Reading


Gardner Urges Swift Ratification of USMCA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor yesterday to urge swift ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is a proposed trade agreement among the three countries supporting North American manufacturing and fair trade. Senator Gardner has called for modernization of the NAFTA agreement. Mexico was the first country to ratify the agreement on June 19, 2019. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Gardner's floor rem… Continue Reading


Gardner, Blunt, Klobuchar, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Support Travel & Tourism, Boost Jobs

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced legislation to reauthorize Brand USA, a public-private partnership that enhances tourism across the country by promoting international travel to the United States. "Colorado's tourism industry has exploded in growth as more than 80 million visitors each year travel to ski our world-class resorts, enjoy the great outdoors, and experience the real Ame… Continue Reading


Gardner, Coons, Scott, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support Investment in US Manufacturing

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced legislation to increase investment in American small manufacturers. The Strengthening Investment to Grow Manufacturing in America (SIGMA) Act would support American manufacturers through increasing affordable loans, incentivizing operation growth, and expanding financial resources and education assistance to small manufacturers. A companion bill in the House was int… Continue Reading


Gardner Releases Details on BLM Move

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the chief architect of the plan to move the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters to Grand Junction, shared a letter from the Department of Interior today revealing more details about the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters relocating to Grand Junction, Colorado. Gardner's steadfast commitment to his proposal, along with public legislative action and behind-the-scenes work with key Administration officials, is the reason the B… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces BLM Will Relocate Headquarters to Grand Junction

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today announcing that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will relocate its headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado. Note: Click here to watch Senator Gardner's remarks "Today is a historic day for our nation's public lands, western states, and the people of Colorado," said Senator Gardner. "Relocating the Bureau of Land Management to the Western Slope of Colorado will bring the bureau's decision makers closer to … Continue Reading


Gardner, Daines, Murkowski Introduce Bill to Improve PILT, Support Rural Counties

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced legislation that would increase the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program payments for small rural counties. "Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds pay for search and rescue, emergency medical services, law enforcement and more. The current PILT formula doesn't take into account the financial strain on counties with small populations," said Senator Gardner. "That means counties … Continue Reading


Gardner, Gillibrand Commend House Passage of Bipartisan 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statements today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, legislation they are lead cosponsors of in the U.S. Senate. "After today's strong bipartisan vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, permanent reauthorization of … Continue Reading


Gardner-Supported Bill to Prevent Officer Suicides Heads to President’s Desk

Washington, D.C. - Legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to prevent law enforcement officer suicides passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week and now heads to the president's desk after passing the U.S. Senate unanimously in May. The Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis (STOIC) Act of 2019 will restore grant funding for law enforcement family-support services and allows grant recipients to use funds to establish suicide-prevention programs and mental hea… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Introduce Cybersecurity Legislation to Protect Energy Grid

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act and the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act today to protect the country's energy grid from cyber-attacks. "Colorado and states across the country need to secure our energy grids and be better prepared against cyber-attacks that threaten our critical infrastructure," said Senator Gardner. "I've worked… Continue Reading


Gardner-Backed DIGIT Act Passes Senate Commerce Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously passed the bipartisan Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act. The bill, which was reintroduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), would convene a working group of federal entities and experts from the private and academic sectors tasked with providing recommendations to Congress on how to facilitate the growth of connected Internet o… Continue Reading


Gardner, Colleagues Announce Formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Republicans in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives announced today the formation of the bicameral Roosevelt Conservation Caucus (RCC). NOTE: Click here or on the picture above to watch Gardner's remarks. The RCC will embrace and promote constructive efforts to address environmental problems, responsibly plan for all market factors, and base policy decisions on science and quantifiable facts. "In Colorado we are bles… Continue Reading


Gardner, Sponsors of Bill to Fully Fund & Make Permanent 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Announce Name Change to Honor Heroes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) today announced that their bipartisan legislation to make the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent will be renamed to add 9/11 first responders Luis Alvarez and Ray Pfeifer, who will now join NYPD detective James Zadroga, as honorees of the bill. This legislation will now b… Continue Reading

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