Press Releases

03.17.20

Gardner and Colorado Colleagues Urge FEMA to Provide Clear Reimbursement Guidelines to State, Local, and Tribal Governments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is requesting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides clear guidelines to state, local, territorial, and tribal governments on the options available to them under the recently declared national emergency. In addition to Gardner, the letter to FEMA was signed by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Joe Neguse (D-CO), … Continue Reading


03.17.20

Gardner Calls for Additional Economic Stimulus Measures in Response to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) called for additional provisions to support American workers and boost the economy to be included in the economic stimulus package being considered by the Senate in response to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "Congress must move heaven and earth to protect American workers by providing them with immediate financial assistance and make sure workers and businesses can get through this crisis. This is urgent and it needs … Continue Reading


03.16.20

Gardner Pushes VA to Protect Veterans During COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take every precaution to ensure veterans receive quality medical care during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "We must ensure that we are taking every step possible to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is treating and preventing the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a pandemic and across … Continue Reading


03.13.20

Gardner Statement on National Emergency Declaration

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the following statement regarding President Trump's national emergency declaration in response to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Under the emergency declaration, Senator Gardner sent a letter to the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma requesting immediate consideration for 1135 Waiver requests to help the st… Continue Reading


03.11.20

Gardner Announces Resolution to Recognize Felix Sparks, Dachau Liberation Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced on the floor of the United States Senate today he will introduce a resolution to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, led by Lieutenant Colonel Felix Sparks and the 45th Infantry "Thunderbird" Division of the Seventh Army of the United States. Following World War II, Felix Sparks spent his adult life in Colorado, serving in the Colorado National Guard and as an Associate Justice of the C… Continue Reading


03.11.20

Gardner Takes Stand for Defrauded Students

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today after voting in favor of H.J.Res. 76, to overturn the August 2019 rule from the Department of Education relating to borrower defense to loan repayment. "Today I'm proud to stand with students who were defrauded by educational institutions," said Senator Gardner. "There should be no excuse for defrauding students, particularly student veterans who have bravely served our country. Student veterans are an u… Continue Reading


03.11.20

Senate Committee Passes Three Bipartisan Gardner-Backed Bills

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed three bipartisan bills today co-led by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO): S. 3303, the Promoting Service in Transportation Act, S. 1046, the ACCESS BROADBAND Act, and S. 3191, the Industries of the Future Act. "Today the Senate Commerce Committee approved three bipartisan bills I've helped lead to expand access to broadband, support Colorado's transportation workforce, and plan ahead for the Industries of th… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Colorado Priorities a Focus at Senate Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Today at a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) questioned Interior Secretary David Bernhardt about funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit, the relocation of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquarters to Grand Junction, and the commitment Gardner secured from President Trump to support full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as well as funding to address the deferred mai… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Gardner, Duckworth, Graham Bill to Fix Immigration Policy for Children of U.S. Servicemembers and Civil Servants Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act, which was supported by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). It is now headed to the President to be signed into law. This bipartisan legislation will fix a problem in current law that disadvantages certain children whose parents are serving our nation abroad in uniform or in the civil service by modernizing Section 320 of t… Continue Reading


03.09.20

Gardner, Manchin, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce the Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Richard Burr (R-NC) today introduced S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act, landmark legislation to preserve and protect our country's public lands. The bipartisan legislation provides permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlo… Continue Reading


03.06.20

At Gardner’s Urging, USTR Drops Tariffs on Medical Supplies Critical to Coronavirus Response

Washington, D.C. - After urging from U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer removed tariffs on certain medical products that are necessary for the U.S. to prepare for the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "To ensure that the United States is prepared to contain and combat the spread of this outbreak, it is crucial that there is a robust supply… Continue Reading


03.06.20

Conservation Leaders Applaud Gardner-Secured Presidential Support for Full and Permanent LWCF Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced Tuesday he secured President Donald Trump's support for legislation to provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks. What conservation leaders are saying about Senator Gardner's successful efforts to secure full and permanent funding for the LWCF: "This common-sense legislation is long overdue to help our national parks and ot… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Gardner Statement on Presumptive Cases of Coronavirus in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the two presumptive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Colorado: "Since the first reports of COVID-19 in the United States, I have been in close contact with local, state, and federal officials to ensure the state of Colorado is prepared for COVID-19, with two presumptive cases confirmed today," said Senator Gardner. "The Senate, with my support, approved $8.3 billion today for efforts to co… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Gardner, Collins Bill to Reauthorize Older Americans Act Passes Senate Unanimously

Washington, D.C.-This week the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Supporting Older Americans Act. The bipartisan legislation, led by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chairman of the Aging Committee, and Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member of the Aging Committee, would reauthorize and strengthen the Older Americans Act (OAA), the nation's preeminent law focused on the wellbeing of seniors. The legislation also fixes a harmful funding formula issue that impacts states like Col… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Gardner Votes for $8.3 Billion Coronavirus Preparedness Package

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in favor of H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provides $8.3 billion for the United States to prepare for and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The bill now goes to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Since the first reports of COVID-19 in the United States, I have been in close contact with local, state, and federal officials to ensure that Congr… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Colorado Congressional Delegation Supports Colorado’s Coronavirus Grant Request

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and the entire Colorado congressional delegation sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Preparedness and Response in support of the State of Colorado's grant request to ensure preparedness for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "We are writing to request your full and fair consideration of requests by the State of Colorado to suspend the current applic… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Gardner Holds Hearing on Latest Scientific Breakthroughs and Related Global Threats

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Weather, and Fisheries, held a hearing to examine the opportunities and challenges surrounding the development of the U.S. bioeconomy, which impacts virtually every sector of the American economy. Innovations in the bioeconomy have already spurred major scientific breakthroughs, including the first coronavirus vaccine for human trials. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to … Continue Reading


03.04.20

Gardner, Coons, Curtis, Gonzalez Cheer House Passage of TAIPEI ACT

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed S. 1678, the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act, authored by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and led in the House by U.S. Representatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX). This bipartisan legislation is intended to strengthen Taiwan's standing around the world and comes in response to increased Chinese pressure and bullying tactics intended to… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Gardner, Daines, Bipartisan Colleagues Celebrate President’s Support for Full LWCF Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Steve Daines (R-MT) held a press conference today announcing they have secured President Donald Trump's support for bipartisan legislation to provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view the press conference. "We are proud to announce that we have secured the President's support to… Continue Reading


03.03.20

Gardner Resolution Honoring Dr. Li Wenliang Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed a resolution honoring Dr. Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who first identified the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in China late last year and sought to warn the government about the potentially devastating impact of the disease. Dr. Li succumbed to the coronavirus on February 7, 2020. The resolution also calls for transparency and cooperation from the government of the People's Republic of China and the Communist Party of China. The resolution is … Continue Reading

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