Press Releases

07.04.19

Gardner Celebrates Independence Day 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today celebrating Independence Day 2019. "No matter how you choose to spend the holiday, I hope you're surrounded by friends and family and take time to appreciate the freedoms we are blessed with in America," said Senator Gardner. "To everyone - happy Independence Day, have a great 4th of July, and may God bless the United States of America." ### Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Gardner Honors Fallen Colorado State Trooper William Moden

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the Senate floor to honor the life and legacy of fallen Colorado State Patrol Trooper William Moden, whose watch ended on June 14th, 2019. NOTE: Click here or on the picture above to download Gardner's floor remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise today to honor an officer of the Colorado State Patrol whose watch tragically came to an end earlier this month when he was killed in the line of duty. On June 14th… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Gardner, Markey Re-Introduce Comprehensive North Korea Sanctions and Policy Review Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today re-introduced the Leverage to Enhance Effective Diplomacy Act (LEED), comprehensive bipartisan legislation to economically and diplomatically pressure North Korea and its enablers through the imposition of sanctions; to authorize efforts to combat Pyongyang's widespread human rights and la… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Gardner, Portman, Heinrich, Ernst, Schatz, Peters, Rounds Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Assess & Address Rising Threat of Deepfakes

WASHINGTON, DC - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), the co-founders of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus, along with Caucus members Joni Ernst (R-IA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) introduced the Deepfake Report Act to direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct an annual study of deepfakes and other types of similar content. Deepfakes are hyper-realistic, digital manipulations of real… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Gardner Bill to Lower Prescription Prices Passed by Key Committee

Washington, D.C. - Legislation authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to lower prescription costs and increase competition in the prescription drug marketplace passed a key congressional committee this week as part of a bipartisan bill to reduce health care costs. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions passed the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 by a vote of 20-3. Included in the bill is Senator Cory Gardner's Ensuring Timely Access to Generics Act to reform the Fo… Continue Reading


06.28.19

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


06.27.19

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


06.27.19

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


06.26.19

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


06.25.19

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


06.24.19

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


06.21.19

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


06.20.19

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


06.20.19

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


06.19.19

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


06.19.19

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


06.17.19

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


06.13.19

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


06.13.19

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


06.12.19

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

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