Press Releases


Gardner Celebrates US Beef Gaining Full Access to Japan

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Cory Gardner released the below statement following Agriculture Secretary Perdue's announcement that U.S. beef has gained full access to Japanese markets. In his role as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, Gardner has been urging the Japanese to open their markets to U.S. beef. In 2017, Colorado exported $372 million in beef. "Today's announcement is great news for Colorado's beef industry,… Continue Reading


Two Gardner-Backed Bills in Support of Law Enforcement Pass Senate

Washington, D.C. - During National Police Week, the Senate passed two Gardner-backed bills to support law enforcement. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and joined Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) by cosponsoring the Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis Act of 2019. "Law enforcement officers in Colorado and across our nation are the foundation of safe communities, and it's our responsibilit… Continue Reading


Gardner Chairs Subcommittee Hearing on Climate Science Research

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, led a hearing today examining atmospheric science research and forecasting innovation. This hearing focused on research advancements currently being done on climate issues and the developments being made in climate science. NOTE: View Senator Gardner's opening remarks here or by clicking on the photo above Remarks as delivered I call this hearing to orde… Continue Reading


Gardner Honors National Police Week on Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to honor Colorado Law Enforcement Officers and all the law enforcement and first responders across the country during National Police Week. NOTE: View Senator Gardner's remarks on the Senate floor here or by clicking on the photo above Remarks as prepared for delivery In Washington, D.C. this week, we are celebrating National Police Week, a time we take each year to thank law enforcement for protecting our c… Continue Reading


Gardner, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Providing Additional Visas For Afghan Interpreters and Support Staff

Calls for 4,000 additional Afghan Special Immigrant Visas for those whose lives are in danger for supporting the U.S. mission Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to introduce legislation that would provide additional visas for Afghans who have assisted the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and whose lives are in jeopardy because of their service. The Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2019 would provide 4,000 Afghan Special Immigrant Visas (… Continue Reading


Gardner Attends National Police Week Colorado Memorial Event

NOTE: View Senator Gardner's remarks from event available here NOTE: B-roll from memorial event available here Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today joined Colorado Law Enforcement Officers at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. During this National Police Week, law enforcement, their families, and loved ones from Colorado and across the nation traveled to Washington to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. "Our law enforcement put… Continue Reading


Gardner Continues Push for Space Command to Come to Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), applauded the official notification today from the Secretary of the Air Force to consider Colorado as a potential location for the new United States Space Command. The Air Force expects the Strategic Basing Decision for U.S. Space Command to be approved during the summer of 2019. Four out of the six locations listed as confirmed candidates to host the headquarters are in Colorado; Buckley Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Peterso… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces Up To $100 Million for Investment for U.S. National Labs

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced that ExxonMobil will invest up to $100 million over 10 years for lower-emissions research and development with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). This ten-year agreement will establish projects regarding biofuels, carbon capture, and storage and life cycle analysis of lower-emissions technologies. "This investment from ExxonMobil is great ne… Continue Reading


Gardner, Coons and Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase U.S. Advanced Manufacturing’s Global Competitiveness

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Gary Peters (D-MI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced the Global Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing Act, which will promote expansion of the national network of Manufacturing USA institutes and strengthen American manufacturing. The Manufacturing USA program is a national network of 14 public-private partnership institutes wi… Continue Reading


Gardner Reintroduces Legislation to Improve Federal Government’s Use of Artificial Intelligence

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Rob Portman (R-OH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) reintroduced the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government Act, legislation that would improve the use of AI across the federal government by providing access to technical expertise and streamlining hiring within the agencies. Federal agencies are also directed to develop governance plans to promote government uses of AI that benefit the public while establishing best p… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Highlands Ranch

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement in response to the shooting at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch: "I am heartbroken by the horrific and senseless acts of violence today at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch. The safety and comfort of our schools should never be taken away. Jaime and I are holding the victims and their families in our hearts and are grateful to the first responders and local authorities on the scene working to ensure the safe… Continue Reading


Senators Gardner, Menendez, Risch, and Markey, Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Calling for a Stronger U.S.-Japan Alliance

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced a Senate resolution reaffirming the importance of a close partnership between the United States and Japan. In recognition of the coronation of the new Emperor and the beginning of a new era in Japan, the resolution marks seventy years of the U.S.-Japanese alliance, and calls for stronger, broader ties that will promote mutual prosperity and regional security. "The U.S.-Japan … Continue Reading


Gardner Honors Retiring University of Colorado President Bruce Benson

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the Senate floor in honor of the upcoming retirement of Bruce Benson, the President of the University of Colorado (CU) system. Bruce Benson currently oversees four campuses of the University of Colorado system, CU Denver, CU Colorado Springs, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and CU Boulder, and has served as President for 10 years. NOTE: View Senator Gardner's remarks by clicking on the photo above or here… Continue Reading


Gardner, Heinrich Lead Bipartisan Legislation To Establish Tech-Transfer Maturation Program

The Energy Technology Maturation Program Act would help national laboratories work with the private sector to commercialize innovative energy technology Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), along with Dick Durbin (D-IL), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced legislation to authorize an Energy Technology Maturation Program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to facilitate successful commercialization of laboratory-develop… Continue Reading


Gardner: Opportunity Zones Will Generate Economic Development Across Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the Senate floor in support of Opportunity Zones and highlighted their potential to reinvigorate struggling communities across Colorado through economic investments. Senator Gardner was an original cosponsor of the Investing in Opportunity Act, legislation which established Opportunity Zones and was signed into law as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017. NOTE: Learn more from Gardner's Opportunity Zone video here or by clicking … Continue Reading


Gardner, Markey Legislation Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, commended the Senate for passing on Tuesday a bipartisan resolution celebrating the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act (TRA): "The TRA is a cornerstone of U.S. relations with Taiwan and I'm pleased to see this bipartisan resolution pass the Senate," said S… Continue Reading


Gardner and Leahy Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Reauthorize Lifesaving Bulletproof Vest Grant Program

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced legislation, S. 1231, to permanently reauthorize the lifesaving Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program, a federal grant program that helps state and local law enforcement agencies purchase lifesaving bulletproof vests for officers working in the field. Across the country many law enforcement agencies struggle to maintain necessary protective equipment for all of their officers. Vests are costly and wear… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Interior’s Confirmation that BLM Headquarters will Move West

Gardner Continues to be the National Leader in the Fight to Move BLM West Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following yesterday's confirmation that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to move their headquarters West. This confirms what Secretary Bernhardt told Senator Gardner at his confirmation hearing. "The Interior Department's confirmation that they plan to move ahead with their plans to relocate the Bureau of Land Management head… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on 20th Anniversary of Columbine

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement in remembrance of the lives lost at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado 20 years ago today: "On the 20th anniversary of the heart wrenching tragedy at Columbine High School we must all remember the friends and loved ones whose lives were taken far too soon," said Senator Gardner. "As a Coloradan and a father of three I will never forget April 20th, 1999, the day the sanctity of our schools was taken away… Continue Reading


Gardner Reintroduces Legislation to Determine if Russia is State Sponsor of Terror

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) recently reintroduced S. 2780, a bill he authored to require a determination on designation of the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism. The legislation requires the State Department to determine within 90 days and report to Congress whether the Russian Federation should be designated as a State Sponsor of terror under United States law. This designation is made by the Secretary of State for countries that "have repeatedly provided sup… Continue Reading

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