Press Releases


Gardner Named “Champion for Children’s Health”

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) received the "Champion for Children's Health" award this week from the Children's Hospital Association for his work in Congress to improve patient-centered care for children with complex medical conditions. "It's critical that children in Colorado and around the nation have access to quality health care," said Senator Gardner. "I'm honored to be recognized by the Children's Hospital Association for my work to make sure any child with complex m… Continue Reading


Gardner, Coons, Markey Applaud Committee Passage of Resolution Warning Allies of Expansion of Chinese 5G Networks

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Ed Markey (D-MA) released the following statements in response to the Committee on Foreign Relations unanimous passage of their resolution which declares: "the United States should reiterate to countries choosing to incorporate Huawei or ZTE products into their new telecommunications infrastructure that the United States will seek to limit the risks posed to the United States Government or Armed Forces from use of such… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Senate Passage of NDAA

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted today in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020. The legislation includes a 3.1 percent pay raise for all members of the Armed Forces, the largest increase in a decade. NOTE: click here or on the picture above to download Gardner's floor remarks in support of NDAA passage. Following Senate passage of the NDAA, Gardner released the following statement: "Congress has no greater responsibility than provi… Continue Reading


Gardner, Kaine Push to Make it Easier for Veterans to Start Businesses

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the Veterans Small Business Ownership Improvements Act Wednesday to protect and enhance entrepreneurship training and programs for service members, veterans, and their families. Veteran entrepreneurs employ more than 5.7 million workers across America and make significant contributions to the economy across a vibrant array of industries. As members of the armed forces transition from the military, it can be diff… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces $8.2 Million in Airport Infrastructure Grants

Washington, D.C. - Today Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $8.2 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants to four airports in Colorado. The funding includes a $4.6 million grant to Eagle County Regional Airport for a deicing pad. "I am excited to announce this important funding for several of our airports across Colorado," said Sen. Gardner. "Modernizing our infrastructure and transportation systems is important for our quality … Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on New Iran Sanctions

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today after President Trump signed an executive order imposing additional economic sanctions against Iran. "I welcome today's announcement of new sanctions against Iran, and unless Tehran ends its support for terrorism, we should continue the maximum pressure campaign," said Sen. Gardner. "The mullahs must know they cannot threaten the United States and ou… Continue Reading


Western Senators Introduce Bipartisan Drought Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) recently introduced the bipartisan Drought Resiliency and Water Supply Infrastructure Act, a bill to improve the nation's water supply and drought resiliency. "In Colorado and the West, combatting drought requires a comprehensive approach. Storage and conservation are key parts of our water resource management," said Senator Gardner. "Tens of millions of people in the weste… Continue Reading


Gardner, Cortez Masto, Burr, Sinema, & Rep. DeSaulnier Introduce Moving FIRST Act to Promote Innovation in America’s Transportation Systems

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) today introduced the Moving and Fostering Innovation to Revolutionize Smarter Transportation (Moving FIRST) Act. The Moving FIRST Act creates a competitive grant program for large and medium-sized cities as well as rural communities to seek federal grants for the creation of efficient, creative and innovative transportation projects. A companion bill is be… Continue Reading


Gardner & Warner IoT Legislation Advances in the Senate

Washington, DC - The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recently advanced bipartisan legislation written by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), co-founders of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 would require that devices purchased by the U.S. government meet certain minimum security requirements. The bill now awaits considerat… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on MH17 Investigation, Renews Call to Designate Russia as State Sponsor of Terrorism

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement renewing his call for the State Department to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, following the Public Prosecution Service of the Netherlands announcing that it will prosecute and seek international arrest warrants for four individuals, including three Russian nationals, responsible for the rocket attack that downed Malaysia Airlines Flig… Continue Reading


Senators Gardner and Cardin with Reps. Thompson and Wittman Seek Authority for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Recover Funds for Damage to Refuges

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance the ability of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to protect and restore resources found on National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish Hatcheries and other Service lands, should injury or harm occur. Congressman Mike Thompson (D-Calif.-05) and Co… Continue Reading


Gardner, DeGette, Former Olympians Hold Denver Press Conference on Legislation to Reevaluate the US Olympic Committee

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), Judge Rosemarie Aquilina-who presided over the sentencing of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, and nearly a dozen former Olympic athletes today joined for a press conference in Denver to discuss legislation that would establish the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics. The Strengthening U.S. Olympics Act was introduced in the Senate in January of this year by Senator Gardner and… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet, Tipton Applaud FCC Action to Bring Denver TV to Southwest Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) along with Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) today applauded the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to uphold their previous decision allowing Denver television broadcasts for satellite viewers in La Plata County. Currently, La Plata County receives satellite television broadcasts from New Mexico rather than Colorado, and thus does not receive the same in-state local news, sports, and emergency informat… Continue Reading


Gardner Applauds Senate Approval of Stilwell as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today applauded Senate confirmation of David Stilwell to serve as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State. Stilwell is an Air Force veteran and retired in 2015 with the rank of Brigadier General. He was confirmed by a vote of 94-3. "U.S. leadership is critical to ensuring a … Continue Reading


Gardner, Markey Introduce the Hack Your State Department Act

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) today introduced the Hack Your State Department Act, legislation to establish a program for pre-screened professionals to hack the State Department in order to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Under the legislation, a hacker will be compensated for identifying and disclosing a vulnerability. There will also be a process for the general public to report cybersecurity vulnerabilities to the State Department. This legislat… Continue Reading


Gardner Takes to Senate Floor to Press For Swift Passage of 9/11 Compensation Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to quickly pass the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. The bipartisan legislation would ensure that all 9/11 first responders and survivors who have certified 9/11 illnesses would receive their full compensation through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) now and into the future as more become ill with 9… Continue Reading


Gardner, Warren Applaud Bipartisan Group of Governors Calling on Congress to Pass the STATES Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today applauded Governors Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Gavin Newsom (D-CA) for leading a bipartisan group of twelve governors, including Jared Polis (D-CO), Kate Brown (D-OR), Gary Herbert (R-UT), Jay Inslee (D-WA), Phil Scott (R-VT), Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), Doug Burgum (R-ND), Steve Sisolak (D-NV), Tom Wolf (D-PA), and Larry Hogan (R-MD), in a letter of support for the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through En… Continue Reading


Gardner Honors the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Gardner also participated in the Reading of the Names as part of Friends of the National World War II Memorial's Operation Overlord 75th Anniversary Commemoration at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. NOTE: B-roll from D-Day Reading of the Names available here NOTE: View Senator Gardner's floor remarks here or by click… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Reintroduce Legislation to Strengthen Investments in Skiing Communities

Washington, DC - Today, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), reintroduced the Ski Area Fee Retention Act. Currently, ski area permit fees paid to the Forest Service are sent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and then appropriated back to the Forest Service. This legislation would create a Ski Area Fee Retention Account under the National Forest System, in which a portion of the roughly $37 million in annual fees generated by the ski areas would be retained by the National… Continue Reading


Gardner, Markey, Risch, Menendez, Toomey, Rubio Resolution on 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Legislation condemns intensifying repression and human rights violations by Chinese government today Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ed Markey (D-MA), Jim Risch (R-ID), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), have introduced legislation recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China, and condemning increasing repression and human rights violations by the Chinese Communist Party, as well as the use of surveillance by Chine… Continue Reading

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