Press Releases

06.21.18

Gardner Touts Importance of LWCF at Bipartisan Press Conference

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), spoke at a Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) press conference on Wednesday about the importance of funding this conservation and recreation program. Gardner, along with six of his colleagues, promoted the 100-day campaign to make the LWCF program permanent. Gardner has been a leader on this bipartisan effort in Congress and will continue to ensure the work of the LWCF that has been happening for over half a century continues. Gardner has pr… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Gardner Applauds Nomination of Jason Dunn for United States Attorney for the District of Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding President Trump nominating Jason Dunn for United States Attorney for the District of Colorado: "I've known Jason for many years, and I am confident that he will make an excellent United States Attorney for the District of Colorado," said Gardner. "Jason has a proven record of public service and involvement in his community, and he has the integrity and character that will make Colorado proud. I will urge my … Continue Reading


06.19.18

Gardner Urges AG Sessions to Halt Border Policy Leading to Children Being Separated from Families – Calls on Congress to Address Issue

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined 12 of his colleagues on Tuesday in sending a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling on the Administration to halt current policies leading to the forced separation of minor children from their parents, who are illegally entering the United States, and to allow Congress to fix the issue through legislation. Senator Gardner has been a leader in the Senate on working to find a solution for Dreamers along with supporting several immigrat… Continue Reading


06.19.18

Senator Gardner Discusses Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, yesterday addressed the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Korea Foundation. Click here to watch Gardner's remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Victor, thank you for the kind introduction. I am delighted to be back at the CSIS and appear before you today. We live in interesting times. The pomp and circumstance, or some might… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Gardner Statement on President Trump Meeting with Kim Jong Un

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity released the following statement regarding President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un: "The Trump Administration, under Congressional direction, deserves praise for abandoning the failed policy of strategic patience and pursuing a maximum pressure campaign that has resulted in unprecedented sanctions against this heinous regime," said Se… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Gardner, Warren, Joyce and Blumenauer Unveil Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Policies

Fact Sheet (PDF) Bill Text (PDF) Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representatives David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) today introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders. The bill also extends these protections to Washington D.C, U.S. territ… Continue Reading


06.06.18

Gardner Authors Legislation to Bring More Doctors to Rural Areas in Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act. This legislation will help address the dramatically growing physician shortage in rural areas in Colorado and across the country. The Rural Physician Workforce Production Act reforms the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program to ensure that medical residents have the same opportunity to practice in rural areas as they do in urban areas. "Rural areas across our state are feeling the i… Continue Reading


06.05.18

Gardner, Bennet Announce $65 Million South I-25 and $25 Million I-70 INFRA Grants

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today announced El Paso County will receive a $65 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to widen an approximately 18-mile segment of I-25 from Monument to Castle Rock by adding one express lane in each direction. Additionally, the Colorado Department of Transportation will receive a $25 million INFRA grant to add an additional 12-mile shoulder lane on Interstate 70 in Clear Creek County. "I'm thrill… Continue Reading


06.04.18

Senators Gardner, Markey to Hold Hearing on North Korea Before Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, June 5th, 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, will lead a Subcommittee hearing focused on next steps for United States policy toward North Korea as President Donald Trump prepares to meet in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. A live stream of the hearing can be viewed here. **Senator Gardner a… Continue Reading


05.28.18

Gardner Remembers our Nation’s Heroes on Memorial Day

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement in honor of Memorial Day: "On this Memorial Day, we all take time to remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. We live in the land of freedom and opportunity only because our heroes have given everything to protect us. Today is about celebrating their life and ensuring their legacy lives on. Thank you to these brave men and women and we are forever grateful f… Continue Reading


05.25.18

Gardner, Markey Introduce Legislation to Ensure Taiwan’s Role on World Stage is Not Diminished by China

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, introduced the Taiwan International Participation Act of 2018 (TIPA). The legislation establishes that it's United States policy to support Taiwan's participation in appropriate international organizations. "The United States has an obligation to do everything it can to strengthen Tai… Continue Reading


05.25.18

Gardner, Udall Introduce Bill to Put Wi-Fi on School Buses

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced a bill to put wireless internet on school buses in order to help students without broadband access at home get online to study and do homework. The legislation would allow the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) E-Rate program to reimburse schools that place Wi-Fi technology on school buses carrying students to school or school related extracurricular activities. "Many students in rural school di… Continue Reading


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

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