Press Releases

11.13.19

NASA Reauthorization Clears Senate Commerce Committee, Includes Gardner Provisions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, released the following statement today on the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's passage of the bipartisan NASA Authorization Act of 2019 (S. 2800). The bill, which Gardner supported and worked to secure several provisions in, authorizes National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) operations. "Colorado has positioned itself as a hub of space exploratio… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Gardner-Shaheen Bill to Address Health Concerns Regarding Firefighters’ Exposure to PFAS through Protective Gear Clears Key Senate Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) bipartisan bill, the Guaranteeing Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act, unanimously passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The bipartisan legislation, which Gardner and Shaheen introduced in September, would take important steps to examine and address health concerns regarding firefighters' occupational exposure to per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals through … Continue Reading


11.13.19

Gardner, Coons Initiative Supporting Research on Opioid Addiction Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons' (D-DE) Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment (EFFORT) Act was approved unanimously by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The legislation would support research on opioid addiction by directing the National Science Foundation (NSF), in consultation with the National Institutes of Health, to fund merit-reviewed and competitively awarded research on the science of opioid ad… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Senate Committee Advances Gardner’s Bill to Reevaluate US Olympic Committee

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) legislation to establish the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics was approved today by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "Today my bipartisan legislation to evaluate the structure of the United States Olympic Committee was approved by the Commerce Committee. This common-sense bill would create a 16-member commission, … Continue Reading


11.11.19

Gardner Issues Veterans Day Message

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement commemorating Veterans Day 2019: NOTE: Click here to view a Veterans Day message from Senator Gardner. "To all of the men and women in Colorado and across our country who have ever donned a uniform for the United States military, thank you for your service," said Senator Gardner. "Thank you for all you do to make our country's freedoms and opportunities possible. I'm wishing you and your loved ones a Happy V… Continue Reading


11.08.19

Support Grows for Gardner’s Three-Digit Suicide Hotline Bill

Washington, D.C. - Support is growing for U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) bipartisan legislation to designate a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. Gardner's National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, S. 2661, designates 9-8-8 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which would include the Veterans Crisis Line for veteran-specific mental health support. The current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Veterans Crisis line are… Continue Reading


11.07.19

Gardner and Bennet’s Public Lands Renewable Energy Legislation Receives Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet's (D) legislation to incentivize responsible renewable energy development on public lands and allow local communities to reap the economic benefits received a hearing today in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (PLREDA) of 2019, S. 2666, would streamline the permitting process for renewable energy development on public lands and establish a revenue sh… Continue Reading


11.07.19

Gardner Receives “Courage to Lead” Immigration Award

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) received the National Immigration Forum's Courage to Lead award today at the organization's annual Leading the Way event. According to the National immigration Forum, the Courage to Lead award recognizes one Democrat and one Republican who work across the aisle to advance constructive, bipartisan immigration solutions. Senator Gardner's panel discussion with Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) can be viewed here. "I was honored to receive the 'Coura… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Committee Approves Gardner, Portman, Schatz, Harris Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Federal Government’s Use of Artificial Intelligence

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Rob Portman (R-OH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has approved their bipartisan Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government Act, legislation that would improve the effectiveness of the federal government by ensuring that the government's use of AI and automated processes are ethical and accountable, and that the government has the necessary technical exper… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Gardner, Peters, Sullivan & Hassan Bill to Protect Firefighters from Hazardous PFAS Chemicals Advances in Senate

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Gary Peters (D-MI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to help protect the health and safety of firefighters and emergency responders. Emergency response teams are frequently exposed to harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams as they work to keep communities safe. PFAS subst… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Gardner Announces $43 Million in Major Infrastructure Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will award $43.35 million in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant funding for two Colorado projects, including a $25 million grant for the City of Aurora to realign Picadilly Road and construct a new bridge over I-70, and an $18.35 million grant for the Colorado Department of Trans… Continue Reading


11.05.19

Gardner, Bennet Introduce Resolution Commemorating CO Farm Bureau’s 100th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) introduced a resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Colorado Farm Bureau Federation and celebrating the long history of the Farm Bureau representing the farmers and ranchers of Colorado. "Growing up on the Eastern Plains and working in my family's farm implement dealership gave me a deep appreciation for agriculture and the organizations that work every day to help the industry thrive," said Senator G… Continue Reading


11.01.19

Gardner, Merkley, Markey Lead Senate Resolution Recognizing Program Critical to US-Indo-Pacific Partnership

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), and Todd Young (R-IN) announced a bipartisan resolution reaffirming the importance of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) to advancing the policy of the United States in the Indo-Pacific Region. The Senators made the announcement as the 35th annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit began in Bangkok, Thailand. "Youth … Continue Reading


11.01.19

Gardner, Peters Introduce Legislation to Encourage Rural & Urban Investment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) reintroduced the Philanthropic Facilitation Act (PFA) to reform the approval process for charitable investments, so organizations can more easily invest in community improvement and job creation, boosting economic growth in both rural and urban areas. "Encouraging investment in both rural and urban settings is vital to growing our economy and creating jobs. The Philanthropic Facilitation Act benefits rural economies in … Continue Reading


10.31.19

Gardner Provisions Included in Senate-Approved Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. - The United States Senate today passed H.R. 3055, a domestic spending package to fund the Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) successfully included a number of Colorado priorities in the appropriations bill. "I'm proud to have secured funding for a number of Colorado priorities in the appropriations package," said Senator Gardner. "This a… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Gardner’s Ski Area Fee Retention Act Receives Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) Ski Area Fee Retention Act received a hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today. Testifying in front of the committee was Brendan McGuire, Vice President of Public Affairs at Vail Resorts Management Company, who was introduced to the committee by Senator Gardner. NOTE: Click here to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "I'm very pleased to have before the Committee a fellow Coloradan, Brendan McGuire, who is Vice Pre… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Gardner Amendment to Fight Meth Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) successfully included an amendment to increase funding for an anti-meth program in the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Interior, Environment, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill, which passed the Senate today. Senator Gardner's amendment was cosponsored by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Steve Daines (R-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Doug Jo… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Gardner Statement on Senate Democrats Stalling Defense Spending

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today after Senate Democrats again filibustered legislation to provide critical funding for our national defense: "It is shameful that Senate Democrats would choose to again stop the defense appropriations bill, which would provide funding for the men and women in uniform who protect our country every day," said Senator Gardner. "Colorado military members deserve to know that leaders in Congress have their back… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Gardner Statement on Reports of North Korean Launch

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the following statement regarding reports that North Korea launched two projectiles, believed to be ballistic missiles. "North Korea is engaged in increasingly escalatory behavior, including today's ballistic missile launch that directly threatened the safety of United States service members in Japan," said Senat… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Gardner Introduces Appropriations Amendments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate, highlighting the introduction of his amendments to the appropriations bills under consideration by the Senate. The appropriations bills include funding for the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agenc… Continue Reading

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