Press Releases

08.31.20

Gardner Urges DOT to Coordinate with State and Local Governments on Potential Long-Term Infrastructure Impacts from Wildfires

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, wrote to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao requesting that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) coordinate with the State of Colorado and local governments to mitigate potential long-term impacts on Colorado's infrastructure stemming from ongoing wildfires across Colorado. Gardner recently met with federal and local officials in the Glenwood S… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Gardner Applauds over $500,000 in HUD Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that four public housing authorities in Colorado will receive a combined total of $513,902 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the moderate rehabilitation program, which provides project-based rental assistance for low income families. "Communities across our entire state are hurting as a result of COVID-19 and we must keep fighting to ensure relief is reaching those who n… Continue Reading


08.29.20

Gardner Announces $27.5 Million in DOT Grants for Colorado Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award a combined total of $27,522,043 for six grants to five airports in Colorado for improvements. The grants include awards of $10,193,016 for Grand Junction Regional Airport, $2,010,326 and $8,000,000 for Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, $5,000,000 for Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, $1… Continue Reading


08.28.20

Gardner, Bennet, Colleagues Call for Enforcement of USMCA Dairy Provisions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) joined a bipartisan group of 23 Senators in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer urging enforcement of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dairy provisions. "Fair market access for American dairy farmers was a key pillar of the USMCA's agriculture section,"wrote the Senators. "USMCA is poised to create new ex… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Gardner Applauds New NSF Artificial Intelligence Institute at CU Boulder

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the announcement today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will invest $20 million to establish the NSF Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute for Student-AI Teaming at the University of Colorado Boulder. Colorado is one of only six states selected to lead the new NSF Artificial Intelligence Institutes. Senator Gardner's Advancing Artificial Intelligen… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Colorado Delegation Calls for Additional Support to Combat Wildfires in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Today the entire Colorado congressional delegation sent a letter requesting that President Trump approve the request from Colorado Governor Jared Polis for additional support to combat wildfires burning across Colorado. "Colorado continues to battle a myriad of wildfires across the state. Throughout last week, all wildfires have grown with little to no containment. Threats to life, critical infrastructure, transportation corridors, and watersheds continue to mount with additi… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Gardner Applauds Nearly $2 Million from USDA for Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Trinidad Area Health Association will receive a total of $1,992,167 in financing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. According to USDA, this program provides funding to develop community facilities in rural areas, such as schools, libraries, clinics and public safety facilities and will be used to renovate and expand the construction of Mt. San Rafael … Continue Reading


08.25.20

Gardner Calls on USDA to Protect Hemp Industry

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to delay implementation of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program Interim Final Rule (IFR), which, as currently drafted, threatens the industrial hemp industry's potential for Colorado's farmers and seriously undermines this growing industry. "The United States is now poised to transition from being a world-leading hemp importer to a world-leading hemp producer, and many look to Colora… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Gardner Welcomes $50,000 Grant to Expand COVID-19 Testing in Wray

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) attended a grant award ceremony in Wray to welcome the announcement that Wray Community District Hospital will receive a $50,000 Rural Development investment award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand COVID-19 testing availability. "In order to beat this pandemic, we must be able to see where the illness is and where it is not, and robust access to accurate testing is key to that strategy," said Senator Gardner. "I was hon… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Gardner Welcomes $2.8 Million in HUD Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that three public housing authorities in Colorado will receive a combined total of $2,823,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in public housing. "Communities across Colorado are suffering right now as a result of COVID-19 and we must keep working to ensure all areas of our state are receiving relief they need,"… Continue Reading


08.21.20

Gardner Launches New Wildfires Webpage to Provide Coloradans the Latest Information and Resources

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) launched a new webpage to provide the latest wildfire news, information, and resources for Coloradans. Gardner encourages any Coloradan, including farmers and ranchers, who has been negatively impacted to apply for federal assistance programs as eligible. "As wildfires continue to burn across Colorado, I'm working closely with state and local officials to ensure firefighters have what they need to stay safe and protect our communities," said S… Continue Reading


08.21.20

To Further Promote Clean Energy Economy, Gardner Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Advocate for Long-Term Energy Storage Innovation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined a bipartisan group of nine U.S. Senators in a letter advocating for long-term energy storage funding and research and development coordination as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) works with associated National Laboratories throughout the country. In the letter to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, the Senators highlight their support for the Energy Storage Grand Challenge … Continue Reading


08.20.20

Gardner, Sinema Call for Robust Funding for School Telehealth Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) are calling on Senate leadership to include robust funding for school telehealth programs in the upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation to support accessible healthcare services for students across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. "The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated challenges many students face with regard to accessing essential primary care services. According to September 2019 estimates fr… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Gardner Welcomes VA Grants to Prevent Homelessness Among Veterans in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that six entities in Colorado will receive grants under the Grant Per Diem (GDP) program to help prevent homelessness among veterans and provide supportive services. "The United States should always be ready to provide our veterans with the care they deserve, and that includes support to end veteran homelessness," said Senator Gardner. "We have a duty to help veterans … Continue Reading


08.19.20

Gardner Urges USDA to Continue Waivers for Colorado Students’ School Meal Flexibility

Washington, D.C. -As the school year begins, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to continue utilizing existing flexibilities in the school nutrition and lunch programs this upcoming year."We appreciate USDA's use of child nutrition program waiver authority, flexibility provided, and work with state agencies, schools and non-school sponsoring organizations to provide meals through various child nutrition programs when schools we… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Gardner Applauds $3.4 Million in EDA Grants for Colorado to Respond to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that five entities in Colorado will receive a combined total of $3,458,651 in grants from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. According to the Department of Commerce, this funding will be used to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs and to update local economic development plans and support programs to help communities respond to COVID-19. "COVID-19 has resulted… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Gardner, Risch, Crapo Call for Increased Access for Fresh Potato Exports to Mexico

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are calling on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to continue to advocate for increased access for United States fresh potato exports to Mexico during any trade negotiations with the Mexican government. "Although U.S. potato producers can ship processed, dried, and frozen potatoes to Mexico, their access to the fresh potato market has been … Continue Reading


08.14.20

Gardner Welcomes $300,000 in Economic Development Grants for Southern Ute Indian and Ute Mountain Ute Tribes

Washington, D.C - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe will each receive $150,000 in COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a combined total of $300,000. According to the EDA, these funds will be used to help the Tribes respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and support redevelopment and revitalization in the region to h… Continue Reading


08.12.20

Gardner Breaks Ground on NREL’s New Research and Innovation Laboratory

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) helped break ground on the new Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado along with U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. Gardner and Brouillette toured NREL's facilities and met with NREL's leadership to discuss NREL's importance to Colorado and the nation. "It was an honor to join the NREL community and Secretary Brouillette to break ground on the new Research… Continue Reading


08.10.20

As Families, Mom & Pop Restaurants Struggle During Pandemic, Gardner, Menendez, Collins Make Bipartisan Call to End Tariffs on Imported Food Products

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today made a bipartisan call to end tariffs on imported food and beverages from the European Union (EU) imposed by the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Hiked prices on cheese, wine, meat, fruit, olive oil, and other food and beverages from the EU have caused increased financial strain on families trying to put food on their tables and restaurants trying to keep their doors open during th… Continue Reading

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