Press Releases

01.19.18

ICYMI: Gardner Discusses Bipartisan Immigration Proposal, Funding CHIP, and Keeping the Government Open

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today joined CBS This Morning to discuss his bipartisan immigration proposal, keeping the government open, and fully funding CHIP for six years: Click here to view the video. The continuing resolution that passed the House reauthorizes CHIP funding for six years, the longest extension of CHIP since it was created. CHIP funding was set to run out for many states last month but Congress passed a short term three-month extension. Passing this gover… Continue Reading


01.17.18

Gardner Denounces Continued Problems at Colorado VA

Washington D.C. -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the Senate floor about the need to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This speech follows an NBC Nightly News report that outlined lengthy wait times at the Denver VA. Click here to view Gardner's remarks. In November, Gardner introduced the Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2017, legislation designed to increase access to care for our nation's veterans and reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hirin… Continue Reading


01.16.18

Gardner, Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Modernize Firefighting Technology

Washington D.C. -U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced the Wildfire Management Technology Advancement Act of 2017, a bill designed to bring firefighting agencies into the 21st century. This bill will increase firefighter safety by requiring the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to begin providing GPS locations for crews on wildfires and to begin using Unmanned Aircraft Systems to scout out and map wildfires in real-time. Wildfire Today refers … Continue Reading


01.15.18

Gardner Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: "Today, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and commit ourselves to emulate his values and fulfill his dream," said Gardner. "Dr. King preached tolerance and love above all else and it is our duty to live up to these goals. More unites Americans than divides us and we should strive to always be looking for what we have in common with one another instead of focusing … Continue Reading


01.12.18

Bipartisan Gardner-Hassan Connected Government Act Signed into Law

WASHINGTON - This week, the bipartisan Connected Government Act, which was introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), was signed into law by President Trump. The Connected Government Act will expand access to government services and information by requiring that all new federal websites are mobile-friendly. The bipartisan measure supports Americans who experience disabilities given that 80 percent of Americans who experience disabilities use wireless technology ever… Continue Reading


01.11.18

Gardner, Bennet & Bipartisan Senators Reach Agreement on Immigration

Washington, D.C. -Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D), along with U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), released the following statement after reaching a bipartisan agreement on immigration: "President Trump called on Congress to solve the DACA challenge. We have been working for four months and have reached an agreement in principle that addresses border security, the diversity visa lottery, chain m… Continue Reading


01.10.18

Gardner Statement on Meeting with Attorney General Sessions

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "Earlier today I met with Attorney General Sessions to further discuss the Justice Department's decision to rescind current policy on legal marijuana enforcement. I reiterated my concern that states' rights were being infringed on through this action and we agreed to continue talks. I also hope to expand these discussions with the Justice Department to in… Continue Reading


01.09.18

Gardner Statement on Bipartisan Immigration Meeting at the White House

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the bipartisan immigration meeting at the White House hosted by President Trump: "Today we had a productive meeting where we discussed the parameters of a bipartisan immigration deal, and thanks to this meeting I expect the pace of negotiations will increase," said Gardner. "The President bringing Democrats and Republicans from the House and Senate together was an important step and I look forward to ge… Continue Reading


01.09.18

ICYMI: Gardner Discusses Immigration, Infrastructure, and States’ Rights on Bloomberg

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today joined Bloomberg's Daybreak to discuss immigration reform, infrastructure, states' rights, and more. Click here to view the video. ### Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, an… Continue Reading


01.04.18

Gardner Defends States’ Rights on Senate Floor

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the reported action being taken by the Justice Department on marijuana legalization enforcement. Click here to view Gardner's remarks. Earlier today, Gardner released the below statement: "Reports that the Justice Department will rescind their current policy on legal marijuana enforcement are extremely alarming. Before I voted to confirm Attorney General Sessions, he assured me that marijuana woul… Continue Reading


01.04.18

Gardner Statement on DOJ Marijuana Legalization Enforcement

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the reported action being taken by the Justice Department on marijuana legalization enforcement: "Reports that the Justice Department will rescind their current policy on legal marijuana enforcement are extremely alarming. Before I voted to confirm Attorney General Sessions, he assured me that marijuana would not be a priority for this Administration. Today's action directly contradicts what I was told, and I… Continue Reading


01.03.18

Gardner Honors Fallen Douglas County Deputy

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the Senate floor about the horrible tragedy that occurred in Douglas County on December 31st and to honor the life and legacy of fallen Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Zackari Parrish. Click here to view Gardner's remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President: I rise today to speak about a horrible tragedy that occurred in Douglas County, Colorado in the early hours of December 31st. A Gunman opened fire on … Continue Reading


12.31.17

Gardner Statement on Douglas County Incident

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the officer-involved shooting in Douglas County: "My heart breaks for all of those affected by the terrible tragedy in Douglas County. Jaime and I are praying for the citizens and Deputies injured at the scene, and our hearts go out to the family of the Deputy who was fatally wounded. Our law enforcement officers work tirelessly every day to keep our communities safe and today all of Colorado stands with our … Continue Reading


12.21.17

Gardner Supports Potential CHIP Funding Extension in CR but More Needs to be Done

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement regarding discussions to allow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide sufficient funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to March 31st in the Continuing Resolution (CR) that Congress will consider as soon as today. Cancellation notices for Colorado are expected to go out on December 26th if Congress does not act this week to extend funding. "I will do everything I can to ensure t… Continue Reading


12.20.17

Gardner Statement on Historic Tax Relief Legislation Passing Senate

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the Senate's approval of the tax relief legislation: "After 31 years, the American people will no longer be forced to deal with an Atari-era tax code that is outdated and overly complicated. Congress has finally answered the call to cut taxes and reform the tax code, and I'm proud to help deliver this relief to all of Colorado. At the beginning of this process, my goal was to bring relief to hardworking Color… Continue Reading


12.14.17

Gardner, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Legislation to Combat Sexual Harassment in Congress

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with several of their colleagues, today introduced new bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the current process that victims of harassment in Congress must go through when reporting a claim, eliminate the use of taxpayer funds to pay out claims, and increase public disclosure of claims against Members. The current process for victims of harassment in Congress lacks transparency and is di… Continue Reading


12.11.17

ICYMI: Gardner Applauds EPA Decision to Elevate Bonita Peak Mining District as a Priority Superfund Site

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement applauding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to list the Bonita Peak mining district as a top priority superfund cleanup site. "Administrator Pruitt assured me when I met with him before his confirmation and when we visited the site in August that the EPA would make the right decision for the people of Southwest Colorado, and I appreciate his agency following through on their promise," Gardner said… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Gardner Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Urge for an Extension of Secure Rural Schools Program

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined a bipartisan group of senators, including Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), in sending a letter to Senate leadership on Thursday to call for the inclusion of a reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program in any end-of-year legislation. SRS supports public schools, public roads, forest health projects, emergency services, and many other essential county services for more than 775 counties across the country. "The SRS program cont… Continue Reading


12.07.17

WWII Veteran: “Senator Gardner made a promise and kept it.”

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the Senate floor to honor the U.S. Navy's decision to award the Bronze Star Medal posthumously to Joseph George for saving six sailors stationed on the USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack. On Veterans Day, Gardner visited with one of the sailors George saved, World War II veteran Donald Stratton, at his home in Colorado Springs where the two discussed Stratton's "continuing effort to have the sailor who saved his life award… Continue Reading


12.05.17

Gardner Announces Central 70 Project Funding

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced Kiewit Meridiam Partners LLC has been awarded a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan of up to $416 million for the Central 70 Public-Private Partnership Project with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The project seeks to make several updates, including replacing a ten-mile segment of I-70 east of Denver, to help mitigate traffic and bolster safety. "I'm thrilled to announce this cr… Continue Reading

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