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Gardner, Coons, Scott, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support Investment in US Manufacturing

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced legislation to increase investment in American small manufacturers. The Strengthening Investment to Grow Manufacturing in America (SIGMA) Act would support American manufacturers through increasing affordable loans, incentivizing operation growth, and expanding financial resources and education assistance to small manufacturers. A companion bill in the House was int… Continue Reading


Gardner Releases Details on BLM Move

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the chief architect of the plan to move the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters to Grand Junction, shared a letter from the Department of Interior today revealing more details about the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters relocating to Grand Junction, Colorado. Gardner's steadfast commitment to his proposal, along with public legislative action and behind-the-scenes work with key Administration officials, is the reason the B… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces BLM Will Relocate Headquarters to Grand Junction

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today announcing that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will relocate its headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado. Note: Click here to watch Senator Gardner's remarks "Today is a historic day for our nation's public lands, western states, and the people of Colorado," said Senator Gardner. "Relocating the Bureau of Land Management to the Western Slope of Colorado will bring the bureau's decision makers closer to … Continue Reading


Gardner, Daines, Murkowski Introduce Bill to Improve PILT, Support Rural Counties

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced legislation that would increase the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program payments for small rural counties. "Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds pay for search and rescue, emergency medical services, law enforcement and more. The current PILT formula doesn't take into account the financial strain on counties with small populations," said Senator Gardner. "That means counties … Continue Reading


Gardner, Gillibrand Commend House Passage of Bipartisan 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statements today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, legislation they are lead cosponsors of in the U.S. Senate. "After today's strong bipartisan vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, permanent reauthorization of … Continue Reading


Gardner-Supported Bill to Prevent Officer Suicides Heads to President’s Desk

Washington, D.C. - Legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to prevent law enforcement officer suicides passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week and now heads to the president's desk after passing the U.S. Senate unanimously in May. The Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis (STOIC) Act of 2019 will restore grant funding for law enforcement family-support services and allows grant recipients to use funds to establish suicide-prevention programs and mental hea… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Introduce Cybersecurity Legislation to Protect Energy Grid

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act and the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act today to protect the country's energy grid from cyber-attacks. "Colorado and states across the country need to secure our energy grids and be better prepared against cyber-attacks that threaten our critical infrastructure," said Senator Gardner. "I've worked… Continue Reading


Gardner-Backed DIGIT Act Passes Senate Commerce Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously passed the bipartisan Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act. The bill, which was reintroduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), would convene a working group of federal entities and experts from the private and academic sectors tasked with providing recommendations to Congress on how to facilitate the growth of connected Internet o… Continue Reading


Gardner, Colleagues Announce Formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Republicans in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives announced today the formation of the bicameral Roosevelt Conservation Caucus (RCC). NOTE: Click here or on the picture above to watch Gardner's remarks. The RCC will embrace and promote constructive efforts to address environmental problems, responsibly plan for all market factors, and base policy decisions on science and quantifiable facts. "In Colorado we are bles… Continue Reading


Gardner, Sponsors of Bill to Fully Fund & Make Permanent 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Announce Name Change to Honor Heroes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) today announced that their bipartisan legislation to make the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent will be renamed to add 9/11 first responders Luis Alvarez and Ray Pfeifer, who will now join NYPD detective James Zadroga, as honorees of the bill. This legislation will now b… Continue Reading


Gardner Covers Colorado in State Work Period

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) held and attended numerous events across 11 counties during the Senate's July state work period, meeting with constituents, local officials, veterans, and local business owners. Senator Gardner held a public discussion about veterans' issues with veterans and their families in Elizabeth. Senator Gardner meets with veterans and their families in Elizabeth "I appreciate the veterans and their families who joined me for a public discus… Continue Reading


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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