Press Releases

03.05.20

Gardner Votes for $8.3 Billion Coronavirus Preparedness Package

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in favor of H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provides $8.3 billion for the United States to prepare for and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The bill now goes to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Since the first reports of COVID-19 in the United States, I have been in close contact with local, state, and federal officials to ensure that Congr… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Colorado Congressional Delegation Supports Colorado’s Coronavirus Grant Request

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and the entire Colorado congressional delegation sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Preparedness and Response in support of the State of Colorado's grant request to ensure preparedness for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "We are writing to request your full and fair consideration of requests by the State of Colorado to suspend the current applic… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Gardner Holds Hearing on Latest Scientific Breakthroughs and Related Global Threats

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Weather, and Fisheries, held a hearing to examine the opportunities and challenges surrounding the development of the U.S. bioeconomy, which impacts virtually every sector of the American economy. Innovations in the bioeconomy have already spurred major scientific breakthroughs, including the first coronavirus vaccine for human trials. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to … Continue Reading


03.04.20

Gardner, Coons, Curtis, Gonzalez Cheer House Passage of TAIPEI ACT

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed S. 1678, the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act, authored by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and led in the House by U.S. Representatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX). This bipartisan legislation is intended to strengthen Taiwan's standing around the world and comes in response to increased Chinese pressure and bullying tactics intended to… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Gardner, Daines, Bipartisan Colleagues Celebrate President’s Support for Full LWCF Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Steve Daines (R-MT) held a press conference today announcing they have secured President Donald Trump's support for bipartisan 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. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view the press conference. "We are proud to announce that we have secured the President's support to… Continue Reading


03.03.20

Gardner Resolution Honoring Dr. Li Wenliang Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed a resolution honoring Dr. Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who first identified the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in China late last year and sought to warn the government about the potentially devastating impact of the disease. Dr. Li succumbed to the coronavirus on February 7, 2020. The resolution also calls for transparency and cooperation from the government of the People's Republic of China and the Communist Party of China. The resolution is … Continue Reading


03.03.20

Gardner, Daines Secure President Trump’s Support for Full and Permanent LWCF Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Steve Daines (R-MT) announced today they 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. "This is a great day for the future of public lands in Colorado and the country - we are proud to announce that we have secured the President's support to provide full and permanent fundi… Continue Reading


03.02.20

Gardner Statement on Treasury Sanctions on North Korea

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, released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Department of the Treasury's announcement of sanctions against two Chinese nationals who laundered cryptocurrency for Lazarus Group, a U.S.-designated North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber group. The designations were made pursuant to Executive Order 13694, whi… Continue Reading


02.29.20

Gardner Commemorates Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary with Colorado Veterans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) attended the wreath laying ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial along with two veterans from Colorado who fought at Iwo Jima. NOTE: Click here to download a video message from Senator Gardner. Click here to download a video message from Sgt. John "Jack" Thurman. Click here to download B-roll and footage from the ceremony. Click here to download photographs from the ce… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Gardner Calls for Tariff Removal on Medical Supplies Critical to the Coronavirus Response

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, wrote to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer requesting USTR remove Section 301 import tariffs on medical products that are necessary for the U.S. to prepare for the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "The World Health Organization and the United States have respectively declared this outbreak a global and domestic public … Continue Reading


02.28.20

Gardner, Peters, Sullivan, Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Transportation Industry Workforce

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Gary Peters (MI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)announced they introduced bipartisan legislation to expand career opportunities throughout the transportation industry. The Promoting Service in Transportation Act would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to deploy public awareness campaigns highlighting job opportunities in the transportation sector to help fill existing and future work… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Gardner, Bennet, Buck Announce $4 Million Federal Grant to Create Quiet Zones in Longmont

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), along with U.S. Representative Ken Buck (R-CO-4), announced the City of Longmont has been awarded a $4 million grant to create quiet zones and improve safety, which Gardner, Bennet, and Buck advocated for in October of last year. The Department of Transportation (DOT) grant awarded, in conjunction with Longmont's local match funding, will go toward the $8 million Railroad Crossing Safety Project to address saf… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Gardner, Bennet Announce $225,000 Grant for the Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) will award the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in partnership with the Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission, a $225,000 grant through the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program. This funding will go toward the Southwest Chief Thru-Car Service to Colorado Springs Feasibility Study. "For years, I … Continue Reading


02.27.20

Gardner, Markey, and Risch Introduce Resolution Congratulating President of Taiwan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia Policy, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, along with U.S. Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), and Jim Risch (R-ID) introduced a resolution today congratulating Tsai Ing-wen on her reelection as President of Taiwan and calling on the Administration to send a high-level delegation for President Tsai's inauguration ceremony on May 20, 2020. "I extend my warmest congrat… Continue Reading


02.27.20

Gardner Honors Donald Stratton’s Incredible Life

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) celebrated Donald Stratton's incredible life today in a speech on the Senate floor and in a resolution he introduced with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), which the Senate passed today unanimously. Donald Stratton was a Colorado Springs resident and one of the last living survivors of the USS Arizona Pearl Harbor attack. He passed away on February 15 at the age of 97. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's re… Continue Reading


02.27.20

Gardner Demands Coronavirus Screening and Prevention Information

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson requesting information regarding the United States' domestic and international screening and prevention practices for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with regard to countries with a growing number of hotspots. "In light of the concerning reports that demo… Continue Reading


02.26.20

Gardner, Bennet Applaud House Passage of Bill to Install Colorado Artist’s Sculpture Commemorating Women’s Suffrage in Nation’s Capital

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) applauded House passage of H.R. 473, legislation to authorize Colorado artist Jane DeDecker to install her Every Word We Utter sculpture in Washington D.C. Introduced by Gardner and Bennet in the Senate and U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO-2) in the House, the bill would establish the first outdoor monument to commemorate the women's suffrage movement and would feature Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harr… Continue Reading


02.26.20

Gardner, Bennet, Tipton Cheer House Passage of Legislation to Further Protect Cultural Sites of Ancestral Pueblo

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) released the following statements today cheering House passage of H.R. 1492, which would further protect archaeological sites of the Ancestral Pueblo by allowing the National Park Service to modify the boundary of the Yucca House National Monument in southwest Colorado, expanding the monument by 160 acres. Congressman Tipton introduced H.R. 1492 in the House of Representatives as co… Continue Reading


02.26.20

New Report Finds Gardner Bipartisan, Effective

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is currently one of the most bipartisan and effective members of the Senate, according to a new report from GovTrack. The report analyzed Congress' legislative data in 2019 and found Senator Gardner ranked 1st in authoring the most bipartisan bills among Republican Senators and ranked 2nd when compared to every member of the U.S. Senate in the same category. "I'm proud of my bipartisan record of results for Colorado," said Senator Gardner. "Gr… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Gardner Calls for Return to Maximum Pressure Policy on North Korea

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, held a hearing today titled "North Korea Policy One Year After Hanoi," examining next steps to effectively deter Pyongyang's illicit weapons programs and gross human rights abuses against its people. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. "It should now be abundantly clear to even a… Continue Reading

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