Press Releases

06.09.20

Gardner Leads Bipartisan Call for Senate to Pass Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) led a bipartisan group of his colleagues today on the floor of the U.S. Senate calling for passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, introduced by Gardner and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), which would fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands. Yesterday the Senate voted to begin consideration of the Great American Outdoors Act… Continue Reading


06.09.20

Gardner, Stabenow, Wicker, Colleagues Make Bipartisan Request for Community Health Center Funding to Help American Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), along with 38 of their colleagues, urged the Senate Committee on Appropriations to support funding for community health centers that provide Americans with critical health care, including testing and treatment of COVID-19. "We write to express our support for additional emergency funding for community health centers in the next COVID-19 relief package. Community health centers are vital to our … Continue Reading


06.08.20

Gardner Welcomes $12.4 Million FEMA Grant for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that Colorado will receive $12,409,896 in expedited federal funding for emergency protective measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to FEMA, examples of eligible emergency protective measures include the activation of State Emergency Operations Centers, National Guard costs, law enforcement, and other measures necessary to protect public health and s… Continue Reading


06.08.20

Gardner Calls for Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate calling for passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, his bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federally managed public lands. Today the Senate voted to begin consideration of the Great American Outdoors Act 80-17. NOTE: Click here or t… Continue Reading


06.08.20

Gardner, Markey Introduce Resolution Recognizing 25 Years of Relations with Vietnam

Washington, D.C. - 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, introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing 25 years of normalized relations between the United States and Vietnam. "The U.S.-Vietnam relationship is vital for our national security and U.S. leadership in the Indo-Pacific," said Senator Gardner. "The past 25 years of normalized re… Continue Reading


06.05.20

Gardner, Bennet Applaud Colorado Legislature for Passing Military Spouse Licensure Reciprocity

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) applauded the Colorado state legislature for passing a bill to allow military spouse licensure reciprocity, which Gardner and Bennet called for in May in order to make the strongest case possible for Colorado's selection as the permanent home for U.S. Space Command. "Bipartisan elected leaders from all across Colorado worked together to ensure our state would be selected for the provisional headquarters for U.S… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to Receive Nearly $300,000 from HHS to Combat COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe will receive $299,856 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prepare, prevent, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. "It is important that our tribal communities are able to respond to the grave threat that COVID-19 poses," said Senator Gardner. "I'm glad to see this important funding delivered to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to help combat this pandemic. I w… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Gardner, Risch, Menendez Lead SFRC Members in Recognizing Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today led a bipartisan group of Senate Foreign Relations Committee members in recognizing the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Last year, Gardner led the resolution that commemorated the 30th an… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Gardner Announces $44 Million in HUD Grants for Colorado to Respond to COVID-19

Washington, D.C - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will provide Colorado a combined total of $44,195,794 in Emergency Solutions Grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 among individuals who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance. "COVID-19 has affected our entire country and we must ensure relief is reaching everyone in need," said Senator Gardner. "I'm proud to see this important funding delivered… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Gardner, Peters, Wicker Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Advance Artificial Intelligence Research

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, Gary Peters (D-MI), and Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced the Advancing Artificial Intelligence Research Act of 2020. Their bipartisan bill will establish a national program to advance artificial intelligence (AI) research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (… Continue Reading


06.04.20

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Gardner’s Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote to members of the U.S. Senate today expressing strong support for S. 3422, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin's (D-WV) Great American Outdoors Act, which would fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the nearly $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands. "The Great American Outdoors Act will protect our treasured places for generations to come, and it will also provide jo… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Gardner Applauds $638,842 Grant for Telehealth Services in Boulder

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that Boulder Community Hospital will receive a $638,842 grant to provide telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Telehealth services are critical resources during COVID-19 and can be used to increase access to healthcare while preventing unnecessary trips outside the home," said Senator Gardner. "I'm pleased to see this funding delivered to Boulder Com… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Gardner Applauds Passage of Legislation Providing Greater Flexibility for the Paycheck Protection Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today regarding Senate passage of H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which makes multiple critical changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that Senator Gardner has been advocating. The legislation would give greater flexibility to small businesses by extending the loan repayment period from two to five years, increasing the PPP loan forgiveness period from eight to 24 we… Continue Reading


06.03.20

Former Secretaries of the Interior Urge Swift Passage of Gardner’s Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - Today six bipartisan former U.S. Secretaries of the Interior, including Coloradans Ken Salazar and Gale Norton, wrote to the leadership of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives urging swift passage of U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin's (D-WV) Great American Outdoors Act, which fully and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands. "Our public… Continue Reading


06.02.20

Gardner, Bennet, Brown, Colleagues Release GAO Report Revealing Shortfalls in Bureau of Prisons Drug Treatment Programs, Recommendations for Improved Management and Increased Access to Treatment

Washington, D.C. - Following a request submitted by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ed Markey (D-MA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Rand Paul (R-KY), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report revealing shortfalls in the Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) drug treatment programs and recommendations for ways BOP can better manage and expand drug treatment programs offered to incarcerat… Continue Reading


06.02.20

Gardner Applauds More Than $20.2 Million in Grants for Health Centers in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that health centers in Colorado will receive a combined total of $20,240,746 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "We must continue working to ensure doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals have the resources they need as we work together to combat COVID-19," said Senator Gardner. "This funding from the Department of Health and Human Services will help provide support to… Continue Reading


05.29.20

Gardner, Markey, Risch, Menendez, Rubio, Cardin, Merkley Call on UNSC Leadership to Hold an Immediate Meeting on Hong Kong

Washington, D.C. - 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, James Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, Ben Ca… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Gardner Secures Confirmation That National Guard Assistance Will Continue to Through Mid-August

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded President Donald Trump's announcement today that Title 32 orders for National Guard servicemembers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended through mid-August. This decision comes after the bipartisan request Senators Gardner, Michael Bennet (D-CO), and U.S. Representatives Jason Crow (D-CO) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) led last week with 125 other members of Congress to ensure National Guard personnel who are serving on the fr… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Gardner, Markey, Menendez, Risch, Rubio, Reps. McGovern and Smith Applaud House Passage of Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act

Washington, D.C. - 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, James Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, and U.… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Gardner Welcomes More Than $2 Million in Grants from HHS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will receive $2,014,930 through the Hospital Preparedness Program, which prepares the nation's healthcare system to save lives during emergencies and disasters. "Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are working day and night on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic," said … Continue Reading

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