Press Releases

01.14.20

Gardner, 17 Senators Send Bipartisan Letter to Administration in Support of Burma’s Elections

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, sent a letter along with 17 U.S. Senators to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green asking them to ensure that the Administration continues to support Burma as it moves toward free and democratic parliamentary elections in 2020. "Burma's 2020 el… Continue Reading


01.14.20

Gardner Announces Nearly $32M to Address Homelessness in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today Colorado is receiving $31.8 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and HUD is designating a fourth Continuum of Care (CoC) in Colorado for Larimer and Weld counties. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "Today I'm excited to announce that Colorado is receiving nearly $32 million in grant funding from the Department of Housing and Urban De… Continue Reading


01.11.20

Gardner Statement on Reelection of President of Taiwan

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, released the following statement on Tsai Ing-wen's reelection as President of Taiwan. "I extend my warmest congratulations to Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's fourth democratically elected leader, on winning a second presidential term. It was an honor to host President Tsai in Denver last year, and it's been a privilege working close… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Gardner Statement on Tri-State Announcement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today regarding the news that Tri-State is closing Craig Station plant in Craig and the Colowyo Mine in northwest Colorado. "This is terrible news for Craig and northwestern Colorado. These are well-paying jobs that for years have allowed surrounding rural communities to thrive. The people that live and work in Craig and northwestern Colorado are some of the toughest and most resilient people I know, and I look… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Gardner Speaks on Senate Floor Regarding Iran

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the floor of the Senate today regarding Iran. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "I hope the latest events have made it clear to Tehran that the United States will never back down from protecting our people, our interests, and our allies," said Senator Gardner. "So now it's in Tehran's court to choose the path of peace, or the path of confron… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Senate Passes Bipartisan DIGIT Act

Washington, D.C. - The Senate passed the bipartisan Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which was reintroduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ). The bill would convene a working group of federal entities and experts from the private and academic sectors tasked with providing recommendations to Congress on how to facilitate the growth of connected Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The group's recommen… Continue Reading


01.08.20

Gardner Statement on Iran’s Missile Attack Targeting U.S. Forces

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding Iran's attacks on two bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq. "I condemn the ballistic missile attacks from Iran against bases in Iraq hosting U.S. troops. No one wants war with Iran and I urge Tehran to de-escalate immediately. The Administration must continue taking all necessary steps to keep our troops, diplomats and country safe, and to regularly co… Continue Reading


01.03.20

Gardner and Markey Introduce Cambodia Democracy Act

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 S. 3081, the Cambodia Democracy Act, in response to the deteriorating human rights and democracy situation in Cambodia. Human Rights Watch found "The ruling Cambodian People's Party maintains power through violence, politically motivated prosecutions, repressive laws, an… Continue Reading


01.03.20

Gardner, Peters Introduce Small Business Start-up Savings Account Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, recently introduced bipartisan legislation that will help small businesses and grow the economy. The Small Business Start-up Savings Account Act, S. 3136, would allow individuals to create tax-deductible savings accounts to start or expand small businesses. "Having grown up in a family-owned business, I've seen firsthand how difficult it can be t… Continue Reading


01.03.20

Gardner Announces New Staff Addition

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the addition of Leah Curtsinger to his staff. Leah will serve as Gardner's Metro Denver Regional Director. Leah previously served as the Federal Policy Director at the Colorado Chamber of Commerce. She also served as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), working on a legislative portfolio including telecommunications, housing, and consumer protection. "Leah's more than a decade of experience working with stakeh… Continue Reading


01.02.20

Gardner Statement on the Death of General Qassem Soleimani

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) issued the following statement regarding the death of Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Quds Force, and other pro-Iran militia leaders in Iraq. "I commend the Administration for taking this decisive action today in Baghdad against Tehran-backed terrorists. The world should not mourn Qassem Soleimani, a man whose name is synonymous with murder in the Middle East and who was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American service members,… Continue Reading


01.01.20

Gardner-Backed Robocall Bill Becomes Law

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following S. 151, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement Deterrence (TRACED) Act, becoming law this week. Gardner is a cosponsor of this legislation that requires phone companies to implement a system that would authenticate and verify phone calls to ensure that they are legitimate. Additionally, the TRACED Act increases fines on individuals who are found to have knowingly attempted or succeeded in spoo… Continue Reading


12.31.19

Gardner Statement on Heavy Drone Activity in Eastern Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, released the following statement regarding the heavy drone activity in Eastern Colorado: "I've been in contact with the FAA and I'm encouraged that they've opened a full investigation to learn the source and purpose of the drones. I will continue to closely monitor the situation," said Senator Gardner. Background: In December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) r… Continue Reading


12.31.19

Gardner Releases Year-End Message, Highlights Accomplishments for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following message wishing Coloradans a Happy New Year and recapping his work and accomplishments in 2019 on behalf of the people of the Centennial State. NOTE: Click here to view remarks from Senator Gardner. "This holiday season as we spend time with our families, look back on the past year, and plan for the year ahead, I want to share some highlights of our successful efforts for Colorado this year,"said Senator Gardner. "Th… Continue Reading


12.25.19

Senator Gardner Wishes Coloradans a Merry Christmas

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following message on Christmas Day: NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view a Christmas message from Senator Gardner. "As we gather to celebrate the holidays, I hope we'll take a moment to thank those amongst us who give so much to our country, to celebrate the blessings of the past year, and look forward to the year ahead. Thank you to the service members, men and women across the country and around the globe, who won'… Continue Reading


12.22.19

Gardner Marks the Start of Hanukkah

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) issued the following statement marking the first night of Hanukkah: "Happy Hanukkah to the Jewish community across Colorado and the United States," said Senator Gardner. "This is a time to join together with family members and loved ones, and I hope everyone celebrating has a blessed holiday season." ### Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Forei… Continue Reading


12.20.19

Senate Passes Gardner VA Accountability Legislation

Washington, D.C. - On December 19, 2019, the Senate unanimously passed S. 221, the VA Provider Accountability Act, which was introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Susan Collins (R-ME). The Senators introduced S. 221 earlier this year to bring much needed accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation will now be referred to the House of Representatives for consideration. A troubling GAO repo… Continue Reading


12.20.19

Gardner, Blunt, Klobuchar, Cortez Masto Measure to Boost Jobs, Support Travel & Tourism Passes Senate, Heads to President’s Desk

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) applauded the inclusion of their legislation to reauthorize Brand USA in the year-end funding vehicle, which passed the Senate on Thursday. Brand USA is a public-private partnership that enhances tourism across the country by promoting international travel to the United States. The legislation now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Reauthorization of… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Senate Passes Gardner, Bennet Bill to Extend Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill introduced by Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) to extend the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program (PRRIP) as part of the year-end spending package. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives earlier this week and will now go to the president's desk to be signed into law. "The Platte River Recovery Implementation Program has responsibly protected endangered species living in Colorado'… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Gardner Statement on Stephen Biegun’s Confirmation as Deputy Secretary of State

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, issued the following statement today after the Senate voted 90-3 to confirm Stephen Biegun as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Biegun will continue to serve as the United States Special Representative for North Korea, the capacity in which he has worked closely with the Senate Foreign Relations Commi… Continue Reading

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