Press Releases

09.13.17

Gardner Statement on Socialized Medicine Plan

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement following the introduction of Senator Bernie Sanders' socialized medicine plan: "The Bernie Sanders socialized medicine plan is not the answer to fix our broken healthcare system," said Gardner. "Year after year, Coloradans are forced to reckon with rising insurance premiums and fewer choices and anyone who thinks a government takeover of our healthcare system is the answer is not serious about finding real solutio… Continue Reading


09.11.17

Gardner Statement on September 11th

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement remembering September 11, 2001. "Sixteen years ago, our nation experienced the most horrific terror attack in our country's history," said Gardner. "We will never forget that awful day and the innocent lives lost. We are forever grateful for our first responders, volunteers, and every person who took action that day to help those in need. Our country showed the world how Americans unite in the wake of tragedy. As w… Continue Reading


09.06.17

Gardner: “Our Current Healthcare System Will Continue to Fail Coloradans if we Don’t do Something”

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the announcement on Wednesday by the Colorado Division of Insurance that premiums will increase by an average of 26.7% in 2018 on the individual health insurance marketplace. "Our current healthcare system will continue to fail Coloradans if we don't do something to address the rising costs created by the Affordable Care Act," said Gardner. "This should not be ok. It should not be accepted as normal that … Continue Reading


09.06.17

Gardner to Hold Grand Junction Town Hall

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold a town hall meeting on Friday, September 8th in Grand Junction. It will be Senator Gardner's 5th town hall since August. Constituents are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. The events are open to the public and the media. If you are a member of the media interested in attending the event, please RSVP by sending an email to Senator Gardner's Press Secretary, Casey Contres, atcasey_contres@gardner.senate.gov. GRAND JUN… Continue Reading


09.05.17

Gardner, Bennet Cosponsor Dream Act of 2017

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today cosponsored the Dream Act of 2017. "Children who came to this country without documentation, through no fault of their own, must have the opportunity to remain here lawfully," Gardner said. "I'm proud to join with Senator Bennet and cosponsor the Dream Act to provide certainty to the thousands of law-abiding Coloradan Dreamers and demonstrate bipartisan leadership on this important issue. I have lo… Continue Reading


09.03.17

Gardner Statement on North Korea Nuclear Test

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, released the following statement regarding North Korea carrying out a what may have been their most advanced and significant nuclear test under Kim Jong Un's regime. "Now is the time to take unprecedented steps to stop North Korea," said Gardner. "This latest nuclear test by Kim Jong Un may be the clearest sign that we have seen that they are ready and willi… Continue Reading


08.25.17

Gardner Proposal to Relocate Bureau of Land Management to the West Gains Momentum

Washington, DC - Earlier this week, a report indicated Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke plans to relocate the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the West, an idea first proposed by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO). Gardner has led the charge to relocate BLM's headquarters to the West and first raised the idea at an Energy and Natural Resources hearing in June of 2016. Gardner spoke to Secretary Zinke about his proposal prior to Zinke's confirmation. Gardner also brought up the issue publicall… Continue Reading


08.23.17

Gardner Completes Annual Colorado Farm Tour in Arkansas Valley

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) finished his annual Colorado Farm Tour on Wednesday. He spent the day in Pueblo, Crowley, and Otero counties. Throughout the week, Gardner visited nine counties and made over a dozen stops across the Eastern Plains and Southern Colorado. "I was raised by a family that depended on a strong agriculture industry in Colorado to make a living and not a lot has changed since then," said Gardner. "This week was another important opportunity to meet with … Continue Reading


08.22.17

Day Two of Gardner Farm Tour Includes Stops in Southern Colorado

Washington, DC -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) finished day two of his annual Colorado Farm Tour on Tuesday. He spent the day in Prowers, Baca, Las Animas, and Pueblo counties. "I had another great day meeting with farmers and local officials," said Gardner. "Our rural communities have faced some new challenges over the last few years and as we start to craft the next Farm Bill, meetings like I'm having this week help me make certain that any major reforms we are developing for our agricultural pr… Continue Reading


08.22.17

Gardner Applauds New Sanctions Targeting Russian and Chinese Entities Aiding North Korea

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity applauded new sanctions announced today by the Treasury Department against 10 entities and six individuals that are directly and indirectly aiding the North Korean regime. The companies and individuals being sanctioned are based in China, Russia, and Singapore. "I applaud this step by the Administration to impose long-overdue sanctions on these Russian and Chi… Continue Reading


08.21.17

Gardner Tours Eastern Plains Farms on Day One of Annual Colorado Farm Tour

Washington, DC -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) finished day one of his annual Colorado Farm Tour on Monday. He spent the day on the Eastern Plains. "My annual farm tour is an excellent opportunity to hear firsthand from the men and women that are part of Colorado's agriculture industry," said Gardner. "Throughout the week I'll be stopping at different farms and businesses across the Eastern Plains to see what I can be doing to best serve our farmers, ranchers, and small businesses involved in agri… Continue Reading


08.11.17

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gardner to Hold Three Town Halls along the Front Range

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold three town hall meetings on Tuesday, August 15th in Colorado Springs, Greeley, and Lakewood. Constituents are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. The events are open to the public and the media. If you are a member of the media interested in attending the event, please RSVP by sending an email to Senator Gardner's Press Secretary, Casey Contres, at casey_contres@gardner.senate.gov. COLORADO SPRINGS TOWN HALL Who: … Continue Reading


08.09.17

Gardner Addresses Situation in North Korea

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific released the following statement regarding the developing situation in North Korea: "Our policy toward North Korea should be straight forward - we will deploy every economic, diplomatic, and if necessary military tool to deter them. I will continue to call on this administration to fully implement my sanctions legislation that is currently law, in order to dramatically ramp up pressure that can br… Continue Reading


08.04.17

Gardner Concludes Tour of Gold King Mine and Durango Town Hall

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Governor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3), toured the site of the Gold King Mine spill with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and held a town hall meeting in Durango. "During Administrator Pruitt's confirmation process, I secured a commitment from him to visit southwest Colorado and tour the site of the Gold King Mine spill so we can work togethe… Continue Reading


08.04.17

Gardner Announces New Denver Office Location

Washington, DC - Senator Gardner announced today that his Denver office will be moving to the U.S. Custom House, a federal building, at 721 19th Street, Suite 150 in Denver. This is a temporary space and Gardner's office will be announcing a permanent location at a later date. All constituent services will continue to be offered uninterrupted in the temporary office space starting Monday, August 7th, and Gardner's Denver office can still be reached at (303) 391-5777. "The most important part… Continue Reading


08.03.17

Gardner, Hassan AIRWAVES Act Earns Praise Across Industries and Political Parties

Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recently introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectrum for commercial licensed and unlicensed use and leverage the success of spectrum auctions to help close the urban-rural divide. Learn more about the legislation here. What They Are Saying: FCC LEADERSHIP: FCC Chairman Pai "I … Continue Reading


08.03.17

Gardner, Bennet Announce $12 Million FASTLANE Grant for La Plata County

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded La Plata County a $12,312,887 FASTLANE grant to "construct a new 1.7-mile alignment of US 550, connecting with US 160 at the Grandview Interchange. The new alignment will be completed with flatter grades, wider shoulders, a southbound truck climbing lane, and automated anti-icing systems." This grant is a result of the bipartisan 2015 highway bill, the … Continue Reading


08.03.17

Gov. Hickenlooper along with Senators Gardner and Bennet and Congressman Scott Tipton to hold town hall following tour of Gold King Mine

DENVER - Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 - Gov. John Hickenlooper, along with Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, and Rep. Scott Tipton, will hold a town hall following their visit with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and tour of the Gold King Mine. They, along with representatives from the EPA, will provide an update of their meeting and take questions from attendees. Durango Town Hall WHO: Gov. John Hickenlooper Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet Rep. Scott Tipton Dura… Continue Reading


08.02.17

Gardner Applauds Russia Sanctions Being Signed Into Law

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following sanctions against Russia being signed into law by the President on Wednesday: "I commend the President for signing this important legislation, which is a strong response against Russia for their influence campaign during the 2016 election and destabilizing actions around the world," said Gardner. "Vladimir Putin is a thug and these bipartisan sanctions will hold his government accountable for their n… Continue Reading


08.02.17

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Cybersecurity of “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) Devices

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), co-chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, along with Sens. Ron Wyden (D-WA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 would require that devices purchased by the U.S. government meet certain minimum security requirements. Under the terms of the bill, vendors… Continue Reading

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