Press Releases

10.04.17

Gardner Urges Congressional Leaders to Support Wildfire Funding

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senate Western Caucus colleagues in sending a letter on Wednesday to Congressional leadership urging their support for wildfire reforms that will assist Colorado and other Western states that have experienced severe damage from several years of destructive wildfire seasons. This letter follows Gardner's action on wildfire funding two weeks ago when he introduced the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017, legislation that would end the dest… Continue Reading


10.04.17

Gardner Announces New Staff Additions

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced two additions to his staff. Dustin Sherer will serve as Gardner's Legislative Assistant and will work on energy, environment, lands, forestry, agricultural, and water policies. Brian Wanamaker will serve as Counsel to Senator Gardner and will handle budget, banking, taxes, appropriations, labor and judiciary policies. Dustin Sherer comes to Gardner's office from Congressman Scott Tipton's (CO-3), where he served the Congressman f… Continue Reading


10.04.17

Gardner to Hold Pueblo Town Hall

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold a town hall meeting on Friday, October 6th in Pueblo. It will be Senator Gardner's 6th town hall since August. Constituents are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. The event is 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. PUEBLO TOWN HALL Wh… Continue Reading


10.03.17

Gardner, Bennet Cosponsor Bill to Extend and Improve CHIP

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, cosponsored the Keeping Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure (KIDS) Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure stability for vulnerable children by extending funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years. The bill would also, over time, transition CHIP to a traditional federal-state partnership and provide additional protections for low-income children and … Continue Reading


10.03.17

Gardner, Markey Introduce Expanded North Korea Policy and Sanctions Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, introduced comprehensive bipartisan legislation to economically and diplomatically pressure North Korea and its enablers, and authorize efforts to combat Pyongyang's widespread human rights and labor trafficking abuses, to support and enhance efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the threat of North Korea's a… Continue Reading


10.02.17

Gardner Statement on Las Vegas Tragedy

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the tragedy in Las Vegas: "My family and I are praying for the families of those injured and killed in Las Vegas last night. The horrific images we are seeing and the stories we will learn about the innocent victims that lost their lives are going to be something that this nation will never forget. May God bless the victims and thank you to our first responders for preventing further loss of life." ### … Continue Reading


09.28.17

Gardner Statement on Nomination of Dan Domenico to Colorado’s U.S. District Court

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following President Trump's nomination of Dan Domenico to be the next judge to sit on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. "Dan Domenico is an excellent choice to serve on Colorado's U.S. District Court," said Gardner. "Dan's dedication to the rule of law and time as Colorado's Solicitor General make him an extremely qualified candidate that will make Colorado proud. I look forward to support… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Gardner: “It’s Time to Fix our Tax Code”

Washington, D.C. - Senator Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding House and Senate Republicans releasing their outline for tax reform on Wednesday. Our nation's tax code has not been overhauled since 1986. The outline will serve as a blueprint as the House and Senate begin bipartisan hearings on reforming our tax code. "Too many Colorado families have felt like they can't get ahead over the last few years, and providing tax relief for hardworking families will jump-start t… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Gardner, Harris Urge Energy Department to Help Restore Puerto Rico Electric Service

Washington, D.C.- Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) today sent a letter to Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry urging his Department "to work expeditiously with electric utilities across the U.S. to assist the local electric and power utilities and authorities in Puerto Rico to help restore electric services as quickly as possible in the wake of Hurricane Maria." The letter reads in full: Dear Secretary Perry: We write to urge the Department of Energy (DOE) to wor… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Gardner Authors Proposal to Delay Costly Health Insurance Tax

Washington, D.C.-Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Healthcare Tax Relief Act on Tuesday. This legislation delays the "Health Insurance Tax" created by the Affordable Care Act for one year. The tax is a fee to health insurers on their health policy premiums. Joining Senator Gardner as original cosponsors of the legislation are Senators Inhofe (R-OK), Cotton (R-AR), Johnson (R-WI), Portman (R-OH), Flake (R-AZ), Blunt (R-MO), Barrasso (R-WY), Cruz (R-TX), Heller (R-NV), and Scott (R-SC). … Continue Reading


09.21.17

Gardner’s North Korea Playbook Being Carried out by Trump Administration

Washington, D.C.-Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, released the following statement reading the Trump Administration's announcement that they will expand authority to go after individuals, businesses, and banks involved with trade with North Korea. "The actions announced by the Administration today are what I have been calling for, and are a huge step forward in the United States efforts to… Continue Reading


09.20.17

Gardner, Bipartisan Group of Senators Advocate for Community Health Centers

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter with Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions respectively, to urge a "swift resolution to the funding cliff community health centers face at the end of the month." The letter reads in full: Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray, We write today to… Continue Reading


09.20.17

Gardner, Bennet Introduce Bill to Permanently Fix Wildfire Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced an updated version of their bipartisan wildfire funding solution that would provide desperately needed funding for fire prevention. "It may not be getting headlines in the national news, but wildfires have burned millions of acres in the West this year and the communities impacted in Colorado need assistance," Gardner said. "I've been working to advance this legislation to stop fire borrowing for severa… Continue Reading


09.20.17

Gardner Introduces Justice Allison Eid at Confirmation Hearing

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid to the Judiciary Committee at her confirmation hearing to become the next judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. You can watch Senator Gardner's remarks by clicking here. Gardner has been a vocal supporter of Allison Eid and released a statement when she was nominated to the post in June. Remarks as Prepared For Delivery: Chairman Grassley, Ra… Continue Reading


09.18.17

Gardner Calls on China, 20 Additional Countries to Cease Diplomatic and Economic Ties with North Korea

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today sent a letter to Ambassadors of nations maintaining diplomatic ties with North Korea, calling to "cease all official diplomatic and economic relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)." In the letter, Gardner also calls on the United Nations to expel the DPRK from the international body, as the United Nations General … Continue Reading


09.14.17

Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study (MEDS) Act of 2017 to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. The legislation's lead sponsor was Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). "Our medical community continues to find new ways medical marijuana can help patients but currently there are too many barriers that are holding back even further advancements and research," said Gardner. "T… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Gardner, Bennet Laud Bipartisan Agreement to Extend Funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today lauded a five-year bipartisan agreement in the Senate Finance Committee to provide health insurance for vulnerable children through the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In Colorado, CHIP was essential in driving the percent of uninsured children to an all-time low of 2.5 percent. "Republicans and Democrats have a responsibility to come together to extend the CHIP program that covers thousands of Colorado… Continue Reading


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

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