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Gardner Confirms Coloradan David Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior

Senator Gardner's Floor Remarks Available Here Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his vote to confirm David Bernhardt to be the next Secretary of Interior: "I was pleased to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to confirm President Trump's nominee, and native Coloradan, David Bernhardt as the next Secretary of Interior," said Senator Gardner. "I've known David for over twenty years now and I am confident his experience at the D… Continue Reading


Gardner, Shaheen, Cassidy, and Bennet Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced bipartisan legislation aimed to lower prescription drug prices by increasing competition through improved oversight of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) citizen petition process. The citizen petition process allows interested stakeholders, including drug companies, to bring concerns to the FDA's attention regarding pending applications. Currently… Continue Reading


Gardner Honors Fallen Colorado State Patrol Corporal

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the Senate floor to honor the life and legacy of fallen Colorado State Patrol Corporal Daniel Groves whose watch ended during a horrible tragedy on March 13th, 2019. NOTE: View Senator Gardner's remarks here. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Madam President, I rise today to honor an officer of the Colorado State Patrol who was killed in the line of duty on March 13th. As other members of this chamber know, many parts … Continue Reading


AG Barr Prefers the STATES Act to the Current “Intolerable” Situation

Washington, D.C. - Today, during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Attorney General William Barr implored Congress to act to correct the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws, explaining that the current situation is "intolerable." While he noted that the Department of Justice is reviewing the STATES Act, recently reintroduced by U.S. Senators Gardner (R-CO) and Warren (D-MA), he testified that he supports the STATES Act's approach over the current system. "Earlie… Continue Reading


Senators Gardner, Hassan, Young, and Kaine Reintroduce Bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act To Expand Economic Opportunity and Support Innovative Businesses

Bipartisan Legislation Supports Career Pathways Strategies that Combine Work, Education, and Support Services to Help Hard-Working Americans Get Ahead Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today reintroduced the bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act to help expand economic opportunity for hard-working Americans and to support innovative businesses in need of a strong workforce. With low unemployment rates in states… Continue Reading


Senators Gardner, Lankford, Menendez, Markey Honor US-Korean Alliance

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), James Lankford (R-OK), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced a resolution to honor the U.S. Alliance with the Republic of Korea. The two countries have worked together to promote international peace, security, economic prosperity, human rights, and the rule of law. "The US-ROK alliance is forged in blood and we will always stand with the Korean people. This alliance is critical to U.S. economic and national security interests and i… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Secure Drought Contingency Plan Win for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) this week helped secure congressional passage of the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act, following introduction of the bill six days earlier. Once signed into law by the president, the legislation will authorize the implementation of the Drought Contingency Plan agreements forged between the seven Colorado River Basin states and Indian tribes. "Tens of millions of people in the western Un… Continue Reading


Gardner, Manchin Lead Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Fund LWCF

Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act makes $900 million available each year Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act, legislation to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million. Gardner and Manchin were joined by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennet (D-… Continue Reading


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

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) gave the following remarks on the Senate floor today on the confirmation of Dan Domenico to be the next judge to sit on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Dan Domenico was the Solicitor General of Colorado and served Governors Owens (R), Ritter (D), and Hickenlooper (D). He was the youngest to ever be appointed to the position in the country and served for nine years, the longest ever in that role in Colorado. Dan ser… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces $ 1.9 Million EPA Grant for Colorado School of Mines to Address PFAS Contamination

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado $1,964,375 for the Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Transport and Exposure from Drinking Water and Diet project. The project aims to fill critical data gaps for the environmental transport of overlooked PFAS including evaluating uptake of PFAS into local foods and assessing the relative role of drinking water, diet, an… Continue Reading


Members of Congress Reintroduce Bill Empowering State and Local Governments to Counter Cyberattacks

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation would provide grants to eligible governments and address the talent gap in nation's cybersecurity workforce Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation today to encourage state, local, and tribal governments to strengthen their defenses against cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities. The State Cyber Resiliency Act, which was also introduced in the House by Reps. Derek Kilme… Continue Reading


Gardner, Coons Reintroduce CLIPS Act to Address Cybercrime

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) reintroduced the bipartisan Cyber League of Indo-Pacific States (CLIPS) Act, a resolution urging the establishment of a cyber community of regional allies and partners to combat cyberattacks that threaten the U.S. economy. The legislation would further the robust cybersecurity cooperation called for in the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act. "Estimates put losses from cybercrime at $600 billion annually and growing, impactin… Continue Reading


Gardner, Warren Reintroduce STATES Act with Broad Bipartisan Support

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reintroduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) with broad bipartisan support that spans the political spectrum. Not only does this commonsense legislation have bipartisan support, it also brings together key players across the business community. The overwhelming support for the STATES Act shows that the time has come for the federal government to respect state decision… Continue Reading


Gardner Honored with National Park Heritage Award

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today received the 2019 National Park Heritage Award from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for his leadership in the signing into law of the landmark John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (S.47),which included permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the biggest bipartisan conservation and historic preservation law passed in decades. "America's beloved national parks … Continue Reading


Gardner, Markey, Risch, Menendez, and Inhofe Introduce Legislation Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act

Washington, D.C. -- Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, as well as Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK), today introduced a resolution in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and the continuing and growing partnership between Taiwan and the United States: … Continue Reading


Senators Gardner, Warren and Representatives Blumenauer, Joyce Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Protect States’ Marijuana Policies

Bill Text (PDF) | One-Pager (PDF) Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today reintroduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders. U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and David Joyce (D-OH) have reintroduced the bill in the House. The bipartisan and bicameral legislation also extends thes… Continue Reading


Gardner Honored for Bipartisan Work to Preserve Southwest Chief Route

Washington, D.C.- The Rail Passengers Association Tuesday honored a bipartisan coalition of six senators, including Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) with the Golden Spike Award for their work to advocate for and preserve the Southwest Chief route. A Rail Passengers Association study found that the Senators' actions preserves $180 million in economic activity in Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico each year. "I'm honored to be recognized for my advocacy on behalf of the Southwest Chief, which is… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces $26 Million For Colorado Conservation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute $16,885,597 in Wildlife Restoration funds, and $9,325,398 in Sport Fish Restoration funds to Colorado Parks and Wildlife for use in fiscal year 2019. The Pittman Robertson and Dingell Johnson payment apportionments are allotted for conservation and recreation projects across the state. The funds are collected from excise taxes on hunting, shooting, fishing equipment, and boat fu… Continue Reading


Gardner Meets with South Korea’s Defense Minister

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, released the below statement following his meeting with the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Korea, Jeong Kyeong-doo: "It was an honor to sit down with the ROK Minister of Defense, Jeong Kyeong-doo, during his visit to Washington,"said Senator Cory Gardner. "We reaffirmed the importance of the U.S-ROK alliance as the ly… Continue Reading


Gardner, Coons, Markey Warn Allies Global Security at Risk with Expansion of Chinese 5G Networks

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Ed Markey (D-MA) today introduced a resolution declaring, "Chinese telecommunications companies such as Huawei and ZTE pose serious threats to the national security of the United States and allies of the United States." Many US partners and allies are considering relying on these Chinese telecommunications companies to build their 5G networks, even after the U.S. government has called on these countries to abandon uti… Continue Reading

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