Press Releases

06.23.20

Gardner and Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), John Cornyn (R-TX), and a bipartisan group of colleagues introduced a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. "For 155 years, Juneteenth has marked the end of one of the darkest chapters in our nation's history," said Senator Gardner. "This day is a reminder of not only where we have come from but also how much farther we have to go. It's time to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, and I am glad to join this bipartisan legislation in the U… Continue Reading


06.22.20

Gardner Statement on Anniversary of Supreme Court Ruling on Disability Rights

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today on the 21st anniversary of the United States Supreme Court Olmstead v. L.C. decision, which held that individuals living with disabilities have the right to care in the community that fits their needs. Gardner is the lead Republican in the U.S. Senate on the Disability Integration Act, a bipartisan bill which affirms the rights of people with disabilities and seniors to live in freedom, rather than be forced… Continue Reading


06.22.20

Gardner Welcomes Nearly $4 Million in Hospital Preparedness Grants

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the state of Colorado will receive a combined total of $3,967,891 through the Hospital Preparedness Program, which prepares the nation's healthcare system to save lives during emergencies and disasters. "Our healthcare professionals are working day and night on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic to keep us safe," said Senator Gardner. "I'm excit… Continue Reading


06.22.20

Gardner, Merkley Applaud Passage of Their Resolution Recognizing Program Critical to US-Indo-Pacific Partnership

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) announced Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution reaffirming the importance of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) to advancing the policy of the United States in the Indo-Pacific Region. "It's critical that we build strong partnerships across the Indo-Pacific region, and youth leadership programs like YSEALI build personal relationships and trust necessary to advance U.S. national security int… Continue Reading


06.21.20

Gardner Hosts USDA Secretary Perdue in Colorado

Yuma, CO - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) hosted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment Jim Hubbard in Colorado. Gardner and Perdue visited the Mizpah Campground to discuss the Great American Outdoors Act, held a fire outlook and recreation panel in Broomfield with Hubbard, hosted a Farm Bureau stakeholder roundtable in Keenesburg with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), and visited the Food Bank of the Rockies… Continue Reading


06.19.20

Gardner Applauds Over $1.2 Million in Telehealth Grants from the FCC

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the state of Colorado will receive a combined total of $1,289,054 in grants from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand the FCC's COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "Telehealth services allow Americans to access medical care in the comfort of their own homes and have been critical in responding to COVID-19," said Sen… Continue Reading


06.19.20

President Signs Gardner-Backed Bill Supporting Human Rights in China

Washington, D.C. - President Trump signed S. 3744, the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, and a bipartisan group of colleagues led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "The Chinese Communist Party's mass internment and forced labor… Continue Reading


06.18.20

Gardner Statement on Supreme Court DACA Decision

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). "While today's decision provides some clarity for the thousands of DACA recipients who call Colorado home, Congress still needs to reach a long-term solution for Dreamers in the United States-including a pathway to citizenship," said Senator Gardner. "That's why I support immediate passage of the Dream Act and would al… Continue Reading


06.17.20

ICYMI: Gardner Joins Fox News to Discuss Cosponsoring the JUSTICE Act and Senate Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Fox News to discuss why he is cosponsoring the JUSTICE Act, led by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), as well as today's historic 73-25 Senate vote to pass his bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). NOTE: Click here or the image above to download Senator Gardner's interview. On the JUSTICE Act and George Floyd's murder: "I think the chances are pretty good, because we need to get something done here… Continue Reading


06.17.20

Gardner, Bennet Applaud Senate Passage of Resolution Recognizing Felix Sparks, Dachau Liberation Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) applauded the unanimous Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, led by Lieutenant Colonel Felix Sparks and the 45th Infantry "Thunderbird" Division of the Seventh Army of the United States. Following World War II, Felix Sparks spent his adult life in Colorado, serving in the Colorado National Guard and as an Associate Ju… Continue Reading


06.17.20

Senate Passes Gardner’s Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate voted 73-25 to pass U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, landmark conservation legislation that fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million every year and addresses the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. "Years of bipartisan work have led to this moment and this hi… Continue Reading


06.16.20

Gardner, Schatz, Wicker, and Bipartisan Colleagues Call for Permanent Expansion of Telehealth Following COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Roger Wicker (R-MS), along with 27 of their bipartisan colleagues, called for the expansion of access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic to be made permanent. "Americans have benefited significantly from this expansion of telehealth and have come to rely on its availability," the senators wrote. "Congress should expand access to telehealth services on a permanent basis so that telehealth remains an o… Continue Reading


06.16.20

Theodore Roosevelt IV Calls for Passage of Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - Theodore Roosevelt IV, the great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, called for passage of the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). Gardner and Manchin's landmark conservation legislation fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million and addresses the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands. "I'm deeply honored that Theodore Roose… Continue Reading


06.15.20

Gardner, Rounds Send Bipartisan Letter Urging the Administration to Provide Paperwork Relief for Small Businesses who Utilized the COVID-19 Relief Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza urging the Administration to ease paperwork requirements for small businesses seeking loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The letter, signed by 44 senators, specifically requests that the loan forgiveness application for loans under $250,000 be no longer… Continue Reading


06.15.20

Gardner Announces $60.7 Million Grant for I-70 Vail Pass Project

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will receive a $60.7 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to make considerable improvements to I-70 between mile post 180 and 190 in Eagle County. Gardner pushed the DOT to make this project a priority earlier this year. "Interstate 7… Continue Reading


06.12.20

At Gardner’s Request, HHS Provides $25 Billion to Medicaid Providers

Washington, D.C. - After numerous requests made by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a $15 billion tranche of funding for providers that serve Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries and $10 billion for safety-net hospitals, including over $53 million for ten Colorado hospitals that provide a high level of uncompensated care. Examples of Medicaid providers include behavioral health providers, assis… Continue Reading


06.12.20

Gardner: Great American Outdoors Act Will Boost Colorado’s Economy, Create Thousands of Jobs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the floor of the U.S. Senate urging passage of the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, which he introduced with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal lands. To express what public lands mean to him, to Coloradans, and people all across our country, Gardner shared the story of Amache, a World W… Continue Reading


06.12.20

Gardner, Markey Introduce Resolution Recognizing Strong U.S.-South Korea Alliance

Washington, D.C. - 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, introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War and the strong U.S.-South Korea alliance. "Seventy years after the outbreak of the Korean War, the alliance between the United States and South Korea remains ironclad," said Senator… Continue Reading


06.11.20

New NPS Report Shows Importance of Passing Gardner’s Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - Today the National Park Service (NPS) released a new report highlighting the popularity of our National Parks and the significant contributions they make to the economy, as the U.S. Senate is considering the Great American Outdoors Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). Their bipartisan, landmark conservation bill would fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the approximately $20 billion maintena… Continue Reading


06.10.20

Gardner: Great American Outdoors Act Will Benefit Every Part of This Country

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate today, discussing how the Great American Outdoors Act will benefit every state in the country and provide jobs for communities distressed because of COVID-19. Gardner introduced this bipartisan, landmark conservation legislation to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal lands with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). NOT… Continue Reading

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