Press Releases

02.02.17

Gardner Joins Effort to Lead Sanctions Against Russia

Washington, DC - US Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced today that he is joining a bipartisan group of his Senate colleagues in cosponsoring S.94, the Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017. "Vladimir Putin's continued aggression toward our allies in the region, and repeated malicious cyber activity against the United States needs to be dealt with now," Gardner said. "Russia's behavior must be met with strength in the form of aggr… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Gardner, Bennet Introduce Colorado Public Lands Bills

WASHINGTON -Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today released the following statements after introducing five public lands bills pertinent to Colorado. "Colorado's public lands are national treasures and I'm proud to work across the aisle to protect our state's natural beauty," said Gardner. "Each of these measures proposes a legislative fix that will have a lasting impact on Colorado and ensure future generations are able to enjoy Colorado's great outdoors. I look forward t… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Gardner Votes to Recommend Mick Mulvaney as Director of OMB

Washington, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today approved the nomination of Mick Mulvaney to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, voted in favor of Mulvaney's nomination. "After eight years of reckless spending by the Obama Administration, Mick Mulvaney will bring much-needed fiscal restraint to the Office of Management and Budget," said Gardner. "It's far past time to get our fiscal house in order, and… Continue Reading


02.01.17

Gardner Joins Bill in Support of Colorado Craft Brewers

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Bipartisan Small Brewers Caucus, joined Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Ron Wyden (OR) in introducing the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation reduces federal excise taxes, eases compliance burdens, and streamlines federal regulations for the craft beverage industry. "Colorado is home to more than 350 small and independent brewers that employ more than 20,000 people. The industry contributes sig… Continue Reading


02.01.17

Gardner Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. "I was honored to meet with fellow Coloradan, Judge Neil Gorsuch, today," said Gardner. "He is an exceptional jurist who will bring an additional Western perspective to the Supreme Court, and I'm confident his opinions will have a positive impact on this country for generations to come. I urge my colleagues to expeditiou… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Gardner Statement on Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, who serves on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, to the Supreme Court: "Judge Gorsuch is one of our country's brightest legal minds with significant experience as a federal judge and a private litigator. A former Supreme Court clerk for Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy, Judge Gorsuch has learned from some of the most exceptional, disciplined, and faithf… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Gardner Named Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today was named Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy. Gardner served on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources during the 114th Congress, and on the Energy and Commerce Committee while he represented Colorado's fourth district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Energy Subcommittee's jurisdiction includes oversight, legislative and regulatory responsibilities for energy production and distribution and … Continue Reading


01.31.17

Gardner Votes to Recommend Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary, Governor Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today voted to recommend Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of the Department of Energy: On Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary: "Having someone who understands Western issues - ranging from the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to the responsible procurement of our energy resources on our publ… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Energy Efficiency Legislation

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017, legislation that encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal buildings. Mandatory federal audits already outline energy savings projects for federal facilities aim… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Gardner Joins Bill to Protect Family Farms

WASHINGTON -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he joined Senator John Thune (R-SD) in introducing the Death Tax Repeal Act, legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, commonly known as the death tax. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. "Growing up on the Eastern Plains and working at my parent's farm implement dealership allowed me to see the devastating impact the death tax has on Colorado families, particularly thos… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Gardner, Colorado Technology Association Announce Partnership To Gather Input from Colorado Tech Community

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and the Colorado Technology Association today announced the One More Job/One More Innovation Initiative, a partnership that aims to gather input from Colorado's technology sector and help enact legislative solutions to promote technology in Colorado and throughout the nation. Gardner and the Colorado Technology Association want to hear directly from the Colorado technology commun… Continue Reading


01.27.17

Gardner, Bennet Announce 2017 Colorado Capital Conference Application Process

Washington, DC -U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), Colorado Mesa University, and the University of Colorado invite Colorado residents to attend the 2017 Colorado Capital Conference in Washington, D.C., on June 21-23. The conference affords residents across Colorado a better understanding of the federal legislative process by giving them the opportunity to interact with members of Congress, the President's cabinet, and other relevant leaders in Washington, D.C. "W… Continue Reading


01.27.17

Gardner, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Authorize Delayed VA Medical Leases

WASHINGTON -Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and a group of 14 other Senators, reintroduced the bipartisan Providing Veterans Overdue Care Act, legislation that would authorize pending leases for 24 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities in 15 states. The bill seeks to ensure veteran access to healthcare by authorizing these medical leases, which would allow the VA to maintain needed healthcare facilities for which the VA has been seeking… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Gardner, Coons Introduce Legislation to Create Select Committee on Cybersecurity

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced legislation to establish a Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity that would have jurisdiction over cybersecurity and cyberspace issues. Currently, multiple Senate Committees have jurisdiction over cybersecurity. During the 114th Congress, at least 20 standing committees between the House of Representatives and the Senate held hearings related to cybersecurity. The purpose of the narrowly-focused commit… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Gardner Votes to Recommend Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce, Secretary Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today released the below statements after voting in favor of recommending Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce and Secretary Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation: On Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce: "Mr. Ross has decades of experience in the private sector and a firm grasp on how to grow our economy and our workforce. When I met with Mr. Ross, I spoke about the im… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Gardner Votes to Recommend Governor Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador

Washington, DC - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today recommended the Senate confirm Governor Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations (UN). A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in favor of Governor Haley's nomination. "The UN is in desperate need of U.S. leadership, particularly when it comes to standing up for one of our closest allies, Israel, and standing up to rogue regimes like Iran and North Korea. During her confirmation… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Gardner Statement on Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as CIA Director

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting in favor of confirming Mike Pompeo as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): "At a time when we are facing many evolving threats around the world, it is important that our chief intelligence officer is prepared to face them head on to protect Americans at home and abroad. I will work with the incoming CIA Director to protect privacy as he works to protect America. Mr. Pompeo's background as … Continue Reading


01.23.17

Gardner Votes to Recommend Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Washington, DC - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today recommended the Senate confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in favor of Rex Tillerson's nomination. "During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Tillerson communicated that he would be tough on Russia, stand up to China's aggression in the South China Sea, and continue to pursue sanctions against North Korea, including full enforcement of my Nor… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Gardner Votes to Confirm Mattis, Kelly

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statements after voting in favor of confirming General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security. On General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense: "General Mattis is a proven leader who has served our country valiantly for more than four decades. A four-star general, he made clear during his confirmation hearing that he understands the importance of supporting our allies and military allian… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Gardner Statement on the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America: "After a divisive political election, our country came together today to celebrate the inauguration of a new President and witness a proud American tradition, the peaceful transfer of power. I echo President Trump's call for unity in his inaugural address and truly believe that regardless of individual political ideology, we all have… Continue Reading

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