Press Releases

05.24.18

Gardner Statement on President’s Decision Regarding North Korea Summit

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today released the below statement following President Trump's decision to cancel the summit with Kim Jong Un. "President Trump has made the right decision to cancel the summit with Kim Jong Un until North Korea is ready to act in good faith to fully denuclearize," said Gardner. "We must double down on our strategy of maximum pressure and engagement. I… Continue Reading


05.23.18

Gardner Provision Included in Senate-Passed VA Reform Bill

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the Senate's passage of the VA MISSION Act, legislation that will overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and improve care for our veterans. A key provision from Gardner's Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2017 was included in the VA MISSION Act. Under current law, the CHOICE Act, a veteran can see a medical professional outside the VA system if they have to wait longer than 30 days for … Continue Reading


05.17.18

Gardner Votes for Haspel: First Female CIA Director in United States History

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following his vote to confirm Gina Haspel as Director of the CIA: "Gina Haspel is the right person to serve as our nation's next Director of the CIA. She has the backing of both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, but most importantly she has the unequivocal support from the courageous men and women that served alongside her at the CIA. Under her leadership, the CIA will continue their important work to keep our coun… Continue Reading


05.16.18

Gardner, Bennet, Buck Introduce the Amache Study Act

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Congressman Ken Buck (CO-4) today introduced the Amache Study Act, legislation that would direct the Department of Interior to conduct a special resource study at Amache, a former Japanese American relocation center in Granada, Colorado. The purpose of the study is to assess the historical significance of Amache and determine the feasibility of Amache becoming part of the National Park System. Currently, Amache is a… Continue Reading


05.15.18

Senators Gardner and Markey Highlight their Asia Strategy

Washington, DC - 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 led a hearing on Tuesday focusing on their legislation, the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA). Last month, Senator Gardner and Senator Markey along with Senator Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA), which is designed to serve … Continue Reading


05.15.18

Gardner to Introduce Body Armor Bill to Protect Law Enforcement Officers

Click here to download Gardner's video statement. Click here to download B-Roll from the Wreath Ceremony. Click here to download pictures from the Wreath Ceremony. Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he will be introducing legislation designed to help outfit every law enforcement officer in the country with Type III body armor, which is designed to stop rifle ballistics. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the vast majority of bulletproof v… Continue Reading


05.10.18

Gardner, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Legislation to Extend Visa Program for Afghan Interpreters, Support Staff

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with five of their colleagues, introduced bipartisan legislation to further extend the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program (SIV), which allows Afghans who have supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and face threats as a result of their service to apply for refuge in the United States. The legislation authorizes 4,000 additional visas for the next fiscal year and takes additional steps to strengthen Afghan SIV … Continue Reading


05.09.18

Gardner Statement on Release of North Korea’s American Hostages

Click here to download Gardner's video statement. Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following President Trump's announcement that three American hostages have been released from North Korea and are on their way back to the United States with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "Today's development is great news for these Americans and their families and I could not be happier that they will soon be back on American soil. Under the previous Admini… Continue Reading


05.07.18

Honor Flight Northern Colorado Heroes Meet with Gardner at WWII Memorial

Click here to download a video message from Senator Gardner. Click here to download B-roll. Click here to download photos. Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today welcomed veterans and their families from Honor Flight Northern Colorado to the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Honor Flight Northern Colorado bringing veterans to the nation's capital. "It was an incredible honor to meet our veterans at the World War II memori… Continue Reading


05.01.18

Colorado Congressional Delegation: Relocate Army Futures Command to Denver

Washington D.C. - The entire Colorado Congressional delegation today sent a letter to Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper, urging him to choose Denver as the new headquarters for Army Futures Command. The members of Congress wrote, "The Denver ecosystem will provide the Army with unmatched access to the top talent, innovation, and research and academia critical to the Army Futures Command's mission to keep our Armed Forces at the global forefront of military science and technology. Denve… Continue Reading


04.30.18

Gardner Visits Colorado Troops in Afghanistan

Click here to download full resolution photos and B-roll. Washington D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after returning from a trip to Afghanistan. Gardner began his trip meeting with top U.S. military leaders that are a part of Operation Resolute Support, and visited Fort Carson-based 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division in Khandar, Afghanistan to receive an update on their mission. Gardner also visited Bagram Air Force Base where he… Continue Reading


04.26.18

Gardner Votes to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

Washington D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after the Senate voted to confirm Mike Pomepo as the next Secretary of State. "Mike Pompeo is eminently qualified to be our next Secretary of State and I was proud to support him today," said Gardner. "Pompeo was first in his class at West Point, served as a member of the House Intelligence Committee, was a successful business owner, and an effective CIA Director. Unfortunately, too many of my colleagues ignored… Continue Reading


04.24.18

Gardner Ranked as 8th Most Bipartisan Senator

Washington, D.C. - The Lugar Center, led by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University today jointly released their new Bipartisan Index (BPI) rankings of members of Congress for 2017 and ranked Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) as the 8th most bipartisan Senator. "My job is to represent Colorado in the United States Senate and that means working across party lines to get things done for the state," said Gardner. "Whether it's working with S… Continue Reading


04.24.18

Gardner, Markey, Rubio, Cardin Announce Framework for New United States Policy in Asia

The text of the legislation can be found here. A background paper of ARIA can be found here. Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy along with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) announced today that they have introduced the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA). This legislation will serve as a … Continue Reading


04.23.18

Gardner Votes Yes for Mike Pompeo in Foreign Relations Committee

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted yes in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Monday evening to recommend the Senate confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. "CIA Director Mike Pompeo is extremely qualified to be Secretary of State and the opposition to him by some of my Democratic colleagues is politics at its worst," said Gardner. "The myriad of sudden supposed concerns or questions about his record in order to oppose him for such an important diplomatic… Continue Reading


04.23.18

Gardner, Bennet Cosponsor Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Hemp

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) this week cosponsored the bipartisan Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances. The legislation also would give states the opportunity to become the primary regulators of hemp, allow hemp researchers to apply for competitive federal grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ensure growers in the West… Continue Reading


04.20.18

Gardner, Bennet Introduce Bill to Provide Mental Health Support to Agricultural Communities

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to provide farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers with critical mental health support and resources. "As a fifth generation Coloradan who still lives in a tiny town on the Eastern Plains of Colorado that is totally dependent on agriculture, I see the hardships our farmers and ranchers experience every day," Gardner said. "When I was a kid growing up in the 1980s,… Continue Reading


04.20.18

Gardner Announces Joint Forces Space Component Staff to Move to Schriever Air Force Base

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the Secretary of the Air Force is relocating Joint Forces Space Component staff to Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. According to the Air Force, the move "is part of a restructure of Joint Forces Space Component." "This is great news for Colorado and I am excited to welcome additional Joint Force Space Component personnel to our state," said Gardner. "I have visited with General Raymond, Commander of the Joint Forces Space Compon… Continue Reading


04.19.18

Gardner, Bennet Resolution Celebrating NORAD’s 60th Anniversary Passes Senate

Washington, DC - A Senate Resolution introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) passed the Senate on Wednesday. The Resolution is in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). NORAD, which is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, provides aerospace and maritime warning for the entire North American continent. NORAD will formally celebrate the anniversary during a showcase of events on May 11th and… Continue Reading


04.18.18

Gardner, Wyden, Paul, Markey Press DHS on Foreign Cell Phone Surveillance Devices Used in U.S.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., today called on the Department of Homeland Security to release unclassified documents with new details about threats posed by foreign government use of cellular surveillance devices in Washington D.C. and other U.S. cities. "The American people have a legitimate interest in understanding the extent to which U.S. telephone networks are vulnerable to surveillance and are bei… Continue Reading

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