Press Releases


Gardner Urges FCC to Take Additional Action on Telehealth Technology in Colorado

Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on Monday about the need for the FCC to continue to seek out new opportunities to bring federal funding for broadband infrastructure to expand telehealth services in Colorado. In addition to talking with the FCC about the importance of telehealth services in Colorado, Senator Gardner has introduced legislation like the Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act. This legislation would expand access to healt… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Trump's SCOTUS Nominee

WASHINGTON, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding President Trump's announcement that he will be nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. "I look forward to meeting soon with Judge Kavanaugh," said Senator Gardner. "Over the coming weeks I will review his judicial record while also ensuring that Judge Kavanaugh will approach each case on its merits and follow the law as it is written. I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will thoughtfully… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes in Favor of Farm Bill

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in support of the bipartisan Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm bill) on Thursday. This legislation renews the federal government's agricultural programs, including crop insurance, farm credit, and conservation. It also renews the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Watch Senator Gardner's statement here. Transcript of statement is available here. In addition to also expanding trade assistance and promotion eff… Continue Reading


Gardner and Bennet Announce $40.1 million in PILT Funding for Colorado Communities

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced on Thursday that 56 local governments in Colorado are receiving a total of $40.1 million under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. The PILT program is an important resource for counties across the country to provide essential services to their citizens. PILT provides funding to counties which contain federal land within their borders, offsetting the lost property tax revenue that comes from the non… Continue Reading


Gardner Recommends Judge Allison Eid to Fill Kennedy Seat

Washington, DC - Following Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to President Trump urging him to nominate Judge Allison Eid to fill the vacancy. Judge Eid currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Colorado. Senator Gardner holds Judge Eid in the highest regard, introduced her at her confirmation hearing last year, and is confident her qualifications make her a great candidate to serve on… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet, Tipton Introduce Legislation to Make it Federal Felony to Fly Unauthorized Drones Over Wildfires

Washington, DC -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) announced on Wednesday that they have introduced the Securing Airspace For Emergency Responders (SAFER) Act. This legislation, which is being introduced in both the House and Senate, makes the unauthorized use of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) over a wildfire a federal felony. "I've heard firsthand from the men and women fighting fires in Colorado about the problems and risks t… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Justice Kennedy Retirement

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing on Wednesday that he will be retiring: "I want to thank Justice Kennedy for his years of service on the Supreme Court," said Senator Gardner. "Since President Reagan appointed him from the court of appeals more than 30 years ago, Justice Kennedy has carefully and thoughtfully approached each case that has come before him. I wish him the best of luck in this ne… Continue Reading


Bennet, Gardner Fight for Hop Growers in Senate Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) this week introduced an amendment to the Senate Farm Bill to allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fight plant diseases that most threaten the livelihoods of hop growers. The bipartisan amendment would encourage ongoing work at the USDA to address two diseases-powdery mildew and downy mildew-that can wipe out as much as 15 percent of a hop field, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in lost reven… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces DOJ Accepting Applications for School Violence Protection Program Funds

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced on Monday that the Department of Justice is accepting applications for grant funding that was authorized by the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (STOP School Violence Act of 2018). Senator Gardner was a cosponsor of this legislation, which authorized Department of Justice grants for school security improvements and intervention and prevention programs to help stop school violence. "The recent, horrific… Continue Reading


Gardner Touts Importance of LWCF at Bipartisan Press Conference

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), spoke at a Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) press conference on Wednesday about the importance of funding this conservation and recreation program. Gardner, along with six of his colleagues, promoted the 100-day campaign to make the LWCF program permanent. Gardner has been a leader on this bipartisan effort in Congress and will continue to ensure the work of the LWCF that has been happening for over half a century continues. Gardner has pr… Continue Reading


Gardner Applauds Nomination of Jason Dunn for United States Attorney for the District of Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding President Trump nominating Jason Dunn for United States Attorney for the District of Colorado: "I've known Jason for many years, and I am confident that he will make an excellent United States Attorney for the District of Colorado," said Gardner. "Jason has a proven record of public service and involvement in his community, and he has the integrity and character that will make Colorado proud. I will urge my … Continue Reading


Gardner Urges AG Sessions to Halt Border Policy Leading to Children Being Separated from Families – Calls on Congress to Address Issue

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined 12 of his colleagues on Tuesday in sending a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling on the Administration to halt current policies leading to the forced separation of minor children from their parents, who are illegally entering the United States, and to allow Congress to fix the issue through legislation. Senator Gardner has been a leader in the Senate on working to find a solution for Dreamers along with supporting several immigrat… Continue Reading


Senator Gardner Discusses Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, yesterday addressed the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Korea Foundation. Click here to watch Gardner's remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Victor, thank you for the kind introduction. I am delighted to be back at the CSIS and appear before you today. We live in interesting times. The pomp and circumstance, or some might… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on President Trump Meeting with Kim Jong Un

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity released the following statement regarding President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un: "The Trump Administration, under Congressional direction, deserves praise for abandoning the failed policy of strategic patience and pursuing a maximum pressure campaign that has resulted in unprecedented sanctions against this heinous regime," said Se… Continue Reading


Gardner, Warren, Joyce and Blumenauer Unveil Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Policies

Fact Sheet (PDF) Bill Text (PDF) Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representatives David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) today introduced the bicameral, bipartisan 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. The bill also extends these protections to Washington D.C, U.S. territ… Continue Reading


Gardner Authors Legislation to Bring More Doctors to Rural Areas in Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act. This legislation will help address the dramatically growing physician shortage in rural areas in Colorado and across the country. The Rural Physician Workforce Production Act reforms the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program to ensure that medical residents have the same opportunity to practice in rural areas as they do in urban areas. "Rural areas across our state are feeling the i… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Announce $65 Million South I-25 and $25 Million I-70 INFRA Grants

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today announced El Paso County will receive a $65 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to widen an approximately 18-mile segment of I-25 from Monument to Castle Rock by adding one express lane in each direction. Additionally, the Colorado Department of Transportation will receive a $25 million INFRA grant to add an additional 12-mile shoulder lane on Interstate 70 in Clear Creek County. "I'm thrill… Continue Reading


Senators Gardner, Markey to Hold Hearing on North Korea Before Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, June 5th, 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, will lead a Subcommittee hearing focused on next steps for United States policy toward North Korea as President Donald Trump prepares to meet in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. A live stream of the hearing can be viewed here. **Senator Gardner a… Continue Reading


Gardner Remembers our Nation’s Heroes on Memorial Day

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement in honor of Memorial Day: "On this Memorial Day, we all take time to remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. We live in the land of freedom and opportunity only because our heroes have given everything to protect us. Today is about celebrating their life and ensuring their legacy lives on. Thank you to these brave men and women and we are forever grateful f… Continue Reading


Gardner, Markey Introduce Legislation to Ensure Taiwan’s Role on World Stage is Not Diminished by China

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, introduced the Taiwan International Participation Act of 2018 (TIPA). The legislation establishes that it's United States policy to support Taiwan's participation in appropriate international organizations. "The United States has an obligation to do everything it can to strengthen Tai… Continue Reading

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