Press Releases

10.12.20

Gardner Announces Northern Colorado Regional Airport to be Approved for Eligibility Under FAA Contract Tower Program

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is approving Northern Colorado Regional Airport's (FNL) application to FAA's Contract Tower (FCT) program, which will allow the Airport to be eligible under or the program should FAA approve a tower. "I'm proud to work with communities across our state to suppor… Continue Reading


10.08.20

Gardner, Neguse, Buck Take Action to Protect Water Supply from the Cameron Peak Fire

Washington, D.C. - In response to the ongoing Cameron Peak Fire in Northern Colorado, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Ken Buck (R-CO) are pressing the federal government to coordinate with the state of Colorado and local governments to help protect water supplies that rely on the Cache la Poudre River. In a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the members of the Colorado con… Continue Reading


10.05.20

U.S. Senate Passes Gardner, Bennet Resolution Designating National Urban Wildlife Refuge Day

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) designating September 29, 2020 as National Urban Wildlife Refuge Day. "Urban wildlife refuges are essential to ensure people in urban areas are able to enjoy nature and the great outdoors," said Senator Gardner. "In Colorado, we are fortunate to have the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, and the Rocky … Continue Reading


10.03.20

Gardner Helps Break Ground on the Arkansas Valley Conduit

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) helped break ground on the Arkansas Valley Conduit project in Pueblo, finally beginning construction on the project for the first time since Congress authorized it nearly six decades ago. In February, Gardner announcedhe secured $28 million of funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit project, provided by the Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation's Fiscal Year 2020 work plan. "I was honored to secure the $28 million in funding… Continue Reading


10.02.20

Gardner Urges USDA to Provide COVID-19 Relief for Bison Industry

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and 11 of his bipartisan colleagues are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide stability and relief for bison producers struggling because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through a purchase of bison meat. "Like most other sectors of agriculture, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has hit the bison industry hard. Significant disruptions in the farmers' market sector, restaurant trade, and agritourism have alt… Continue Reading


10.01.20

Gardner Renews Call for US-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, joined a bipartisan group of 49 U.S. Senators in calling on U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer to begin negotiating a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) with Taiwan. Gardner wrote to Ambassador Lighthizer in July 2020 calling on the USTR to immediately initiate meaningful negotiations between th… Continue Reading


10.01.20

U.S. House Passes Gardner’s Legislation to Reevaluate the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that included a bill authored by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to establish the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics. Under Gardner's legislation, S. 132, the Strengthening U.S. Olympics Act, Congress would establish a 16-member commission, all of whom would be required to have experience in athletics, advocacy, or coaching, and half of whom would be comprised of Olympians or Paralympians select… Continue Reading


10.01.20

Gardner Introduces Legislation to Create NOAA Artificial Intelligence Center

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, introduced legislation to create an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The legislation identifies several goals for the AI Center, including to coordinate AI-related scientific and technological efforts across NOAA and transition AI research and applications to operations. "Artificial i… Continue Reading


10.01.20

Gardner Welcomes Over $4.3 Million in FEMA Infrastructure Repair Grants for Larimer County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that Larimer County will receive a combined $4,369,477 in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to repair roads and bridges damaged by floods and other natural disasters. "I am pleased FEMA will award this funding to Larimer County to help rebuild roads and bridges impacted by floods and other natural disasters," said Senator Gardner. "I will continue my efforts at the federal level to support Col… Continue Reading


09.30.20

Gardner, Colleagues Urge President Trump to Reject Efforts to Nationalize 5G Network

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter with 18 of his U.S. Senate colleagues to President Trump applauding the administration's successful efforts to empower the private sector to build multiple 5G networks. The senators also expressed concerns regarding a request for information that was released by the U.S. Department of Defense that contradicts the successful free-market strategy that has embraced 5G. "Nationalizing 5G and experimenting with untested models f… Continue Reading


09.30.20

Gardner Questions NASA Administrator About the Chinese Threat to Domestic Space Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today at a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) questioned National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the Chinese threat to the United States' domestic space programs related to his amendments to S. 2800, the NASA Authorization Act of 2019, which aim to bolster transparency and protect U.S. information and technology from the Chinese Communist Party. NOTE… Continue Reading


09.29.20

Gardner Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) met with Judge Amy Coney Barrett regarding her nomination to the Supreme Court and released the following statement: "Judge Amy Coney Barrett and I had a productive meeting where we discussed the proper role of the Judiciary, her record as a federal appellate judge, and her extensive academic work," said Senator Gardner. "I am confident that Judge Barrett is a highly qualified jurist who has thought deeply about the Constitution, the … Continue Reading


09.28.20

At Gardner’s Request, Administration to Send Millions of Rapid Coronavirus Tests to States for Schools

Washington, D.C. - Following a request from U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the Trump Administration announced today it will send 100 million rapid point-of-care COVID-19 tests to states with the encouragement that states use these tests to support in-person education. Earlier this month, Gardner wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting that schools be included in future state distribution plans for rapid COVID-19 testing. These tests are in addition to the 2… Continue Reading


09.28.20

Gardner Applauds $1.1 Million in DOT Emergency Relief Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the announcement that the U.S. Forest Service will receive a combined $1,180,708 in Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to repair and reconstruct federal roads in Colorado destroyed by natural disasters. "I am pleased DOT will award this funding to help rebuild roads impacted by natural di… Continue Reading


09.28.20

Gardner, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Public-Private Partnerships that Support Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced introduction of a bipartisan bill that would strengthen the public-private partnerships providing critical support and guidance to small and medium-sized manufacturers during the COVID-19 pandemic. S. 4719, the Helping Manufacturers Respond to COVID-19 Act of 2020, would specifically grant Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center… Continue Reading


09.28.20

Gardner Introduces Bill to Designate Ports-to-Plains as Future Interstate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced S. 4701, the Ports-to-Plains Highway Act, legislation to designate the Ports-to-Plains Corridor, which travels through Colorado, as a future Interstate. The bill is cosponsored by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX). "With Colorado's population growing at one of the fastest rates in the country, it is critical that we are making necessary investments in our sta… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Gardner Calls for UN to Convene Urgent Summit on Human Rights Violations in China

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, is urging the United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN) to convene a high-level summit to highlight the Chinese Communist Party's "unconscionable human rights violations" and mobilize an international response. "According to credible independent reports, well over one million ethnic Muslim minorities in the Xinjian… Continue Reading


09.23.20

Gardner Welcomes More Than $10 Million from USDA to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Estes Valley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that Estes Park will receive $10,044,000 in financing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program for improvements at the Glacier Creek Water Treatment Plant (GCWTP) to provide clean drinking water to the region. "It's essential that all Colorado communities have access to safe and clean drinking water and water treatment facilities," said Senator Gardner. "It is we… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Gardner Statement on the Supreme Court Vacancy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the vacancy on the Supreme Court: "When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide how to best fulfill its constitutional duty of advice and consent. I have and will continue to support judicial nominees who will protect our Constitution, not legislate from the bench, and uphold the law. Should a qualified nominee who meets … Continue Reading


09.21.20

Gardner, Baldwin, Moran, Reed, Stewart, Moulton Applaud House Passage of 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which was introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Jack Reed (D-RI). This bipartisan legislation designates 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline, and companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Seth Moulton (D… Continue Reading

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