Press Releases

03.27.20

After CARES Act Becomes Law, Colorado Delegation Urges Immediate Action for Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. - Immediately after President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law, the Colorado congressional delegation requested that the Small Business Administration immediately implement the act's loan programs for small businesses. "The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant strain on American's small businesses. We have seen businesses close and workers laid off, furloughed, or left with drastically reduced hours. Business owners are… Continue Reading


03.27.20

Gardner Applauds House Passage of the CARES Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on the House of Representatives passing H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Earlier this week the CARES Act passed the Senate by a vote of 96-0. "I've spoken to countless Coloradans who are worried about their futures and how to provide for their families because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the CARES Act provides the much-needed relief that Coloradans and the American peo… Continue Reading


03.26.20

Gardner, Coons Praise President Signing TAIPEI Act Into Law

Washington, D.C. - Today the President signed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act into law, authored by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE). 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 restrict Taiwan's international space and global diplomatic recognition. "The United States should use every tool to… Continue Reading


03.26.20

Gardner Seeks Pentagon’s Support to get Coloradans Stranded Abroad Home

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is requesting that the U.S. Department of Defense assist the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Transportation Command to repatriate American citizens stranded abroad due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. "The State Department estimates there are roughly 50,000 American citizens currently seeking repatriation back to the United States including hundreds of Colorado families, students, business owners and healthcare providers… Continue Reading


03.25.20

Gardner Statement on Senate Passage of the CARES Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on Senate passage of H.R. 748, the legislative vehicle for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act passed the Senate by a vote of 96-0. "Coloradans and the American people need our help now more than ever and this bill delivers that relief," said Senator Gardner. "My office and I have been in constant conversation with Governor Polis, Colorado's medical professionals, famil… Continue Reading


03.25.20

Colorado Delegation Calls on Federal Health Agency to Grant Colorado More Flexibility to Respond to Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D), along with Colorado U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D), Joe Neguse (D), Scott Tipton (R), Ken Buck (R), Doug Lamborn (R), Jason Crow (D), and Ed Perlmutter (D), requested the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) waive certain requirements hampering the State of Colorado's efforts to provide much-needed care to Coloradans during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In their letter to … Continue Reading


03.23.20

Colorado Delegation Members Urge President Trump to Approve National Guard Assistance in Colorado to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), along with U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Jason Crow (D-CO), and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), are requesting that the President of the United States approve the request from Colorado Governor Jared Polis for additional funding to support the Colorado National Guard as they work to respond to statewide incidents related to the preservation of life and p… Continue Reading


03.23.20

Gardner, Romney, Rubio Urge Creation of Taskforce to Counter CCP Propaganda

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today sent a letter to President Trump requesting the creation of a taskforce under the National Security Council to counter propaganda emanating from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) surrounding COVID-19. "Now that COVID-19 has spread rapidly around the globe, the CCP and its officials have the audacity to spread disingenuous claims that the … Continue Reading


03.23.20

Gardner Statement on the CARES Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding today's vote on the motion to proceed to H.R. 748, the legislative vehicle for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "While families wonder how they are going to put food on the table and businesses wonder how long they can stay open, there are some in Washington who are playing political games with this relief package," said Senator Gardner. "The CARES Act provides more than… Continue Reading


03.22.20

Gardner Statement of Support as Senate Considers the CARES Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding today's vote to proceed to H.R. 748, the legislative vehicle that will include the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "Coloradans deserve relief now. The health and security of all Americans are at risk, and we must take quick, decisive action to support the health care response and provide families and small businesses relief," said Senator Gardner. "Inaction is inexcusable. … Continue Reading


03.21.20

Gardner, Bennet Unveil New Legislation to Help Colorado’s Rural Hospitals and Providers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act, new legislation to address the impending crisis facing Colorado's health care system as the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) increasingly strains hospitals and providers across the country. To accommodate the millions of anticipated coronavirus cases, state and federal governments have suspended elective surgeries to allevi… Continue Reading


03.20.20

Gardner Celebrates Denver Television Coming to Southwest Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) celebrated the announcement from DISH Network today that Denver ABC and Fox will air in La Plata County during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, finally connecting Colorado satellite viewers in the Four Corners region with Colorado news and emergency information. "For years I have been working tirelessly with Senator Bennet and Congressman Tipton to bring Denver television to Southwestern Colorado and I join the Coloradans in the Fou… Continue Reading


03.20.20

Gardner, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Bill to Help American Manufacturers During Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the MEP Crisis Response Act of 2020, which would help Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers stay open during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. MEP centers, which are funded through public-private cost-sharing, provide manufacturing companies with resources to promote growth, expand capacity, and adapt to change. This… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Gardner, Bennet, Tipton, Weiser Call for Access to In-State Programming in Southwest Colorado During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO.), and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, wrote to Denver-based television broadcasters and satellite companies calling for a solution to provide residents of Southwest Colorado with access to in-state programming during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. "The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is an urgent reminder that access … Continue Reading


03.19.20

Gardner Welcomes Progress on Jordan Cove Project

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today following the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) decision to certify the construction of the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export facility and Pacific Connector Pipeline Project. "Today's announcement is outstanding news for the Western Slope and the jobs it will bring to Colorado should be welcomed by the entire Colorado congressional delegation," said Senator Gardner. "Jordan Cove w… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Gardner Pushes for Expanded Telehealth Access for Vulnerable Populations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is urging Senate leadership to include a fix to allow rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers to bill Medicare for telehealth services in future legislation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "I am writing to request that upcoming legislation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak include language to allow Medicare to reimburse rural health clinics (RHCs) and federally qualified health cente… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Gardner Urges USDA to Waive Fees on Ski Areas Leasing Public Lands

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to waive the remainder of U.S. Forest Service fee payments in 2020 for ski areas leasing public lands to assist in the lost revenues related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "I am writing to request that you waive the remainder of the U.S. Forest Service fee payments to be paid in 2020 by ski areas leasing public lands, which will greatly assist ski areas in lost revenues related… Continue Reading


03.18.20

Gardner Voices Support for House-Passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding today's vote on H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that comes in response to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "Congress must move heaven and earth to protect American workers by providing them with immediate financial assistance and make sure workers and businesses can get through this crisis,"said Senator Gardner. "While this is not the beginning or the end of Co… Continue Reading


03.17.20

Gardner to Self-Quarantine Following Contact with Coloradan who Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding his decision to self-quarantine after contact with a Colorado constituent who was visiting Washington, D.C. and later tested positive for coronavirus. "I was alerted today by the Tri-County Health Department that a Coloradan who visited my Washington office for a constituent meeting has tested positive for coronavirus. While I am not showing any symptoms at this time, I have made the decision t… Continue Reading


03.17.20

Gardner, Risch, Barrasso, Rubio Call on CCP to Stop Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign, Work with International Community to Constrain Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement in response to recent Chinese Communist Party (CCP) disinformation regarding the origins of COVID-19, a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China: "Our top priority is to protect the American people … Continue Reading

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