Press Releases

05.18.17

Gardner Applauds Army Corps Approval of Chimney Hollow Reservoir

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announcement that they have approved Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District's Windy Gap Firming Project, which will allow for construction of Chimney Hollow Reservoir. During his time in the House of Representatives and since being elected to the U.S. Senate, Gardner has been a leading voice to move forward additional water storage projects in Northern Colorado - including Chimney Hollow Reservoir. … Continue Reading


05.18.17

Gardner Introduces David Bernhardt, Nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Interior, at Confirmation Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced Colorado-native David Bernhardt to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee at his confirmation hearing to become the Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Interior. David Bernhardt's nomination is supported by several stakeholder groups in Colorado and across the country, including the Colorado River District, Colorado Water Congress, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable, and the Theodore Roos… Continue Reading


05.18.17

Gardner Meets with South Korean President’s Special Envoy

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today released the below statement following his meeting with President Moon Jae-In's official Presidential Special Envoy, Dr. Hong Seok-Hyun and Republic of Korea's Ambassador to the United States, Ahn Ho-young. Gardner was the first Member of Congress to meet with the Special Envoy and welcome him to the United States Capitol. Yesterday,… Continue Reading


05.17.17

Gardner, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Patty Murray (D-WA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses can access banking services. The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2017 would solve a key logistical and public safety problem in states that have legalized medicinal or recreational… Continue Reading


05.17.17

Gardner to Introduce David Bernhardt, Nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Interior, at Confirmation Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced that he will introduce Colorado-native David Bernhardt when he appears before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee for a hearing on his nomination to become the Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Interior. Who: U.S. Senator Cory Gardner and David Bernhardt What: Gardner Introduces David Bernhardt to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee When: … Continue Reading


05.17.17

Bipartisan, Bicameral Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Enhance Cybersecurity, Promote Transparency

Washington, D.C. - Following one of the largest global cyberattacks in history, U.S. Senators and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) introduced the Protecting our Ability To Counter Hacking (PATCH) Act, bipartisan legislation that adds transparency and accountability to the U.S. government process for retaining or disclosing vulnerabilities in technology products, services, applicatio… Continue Reading


05.17.17

Gardner, Grassley, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Help Rural Hospitals Stay Open, Focus on Emergency Room Care, Outpatient Services

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today re-introduced legislation to help rural hospitals stay open while meeting the needs of rural residents for emergency room care and outpatient services. "Coloradans living in rural communities should not be denied access to healthcare simply because they do not live in a large metropolitan area," Gardner said. "This commonsense, bipartisan legislation provides rural hospitals an option to c… Continue Reading


05.16.17

Gardner, Colleagues Urge United Nations Security Council to Take Action on North Korea

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council to immediately impose additional sanctions on North Korea. Earlier this week, Gardner condemned the missile test carried out by North Korea. Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Gardner as signatories of the letter. The letter reads in full: Dear Mr. Pres… Continue Reading


05.15.17

Gardner Announces $8.4 Million Grant for Denver International Airport

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today Denver International Airport will receive a $8,400,000 grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve the service road, runway rehabilitation, and runway lighting. "Denver International Airport serves tens of thousands of Coloradans every year and it's important it receives the necessary resources to continue serving our great state," said Gardner. "This funding will go toward critical infrastructure projects that w… Continue Reading


05.15.17

Gardner Statement on North Korea Missile Test

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today released the below statement regarding the missile test carried out by North Korea on Sunday: "The most recent missile test by North Korea appears to be one of its most advanced yet, and proves that a policy of maximum pressure that fully enforces all sanctions against the regime is the only way to bring Kim Jong Un to his senses," s… Continue Reading


05.11.17

Gardner Statement on Opposition to United States Trade Representative Nominee Robert Lighthizer

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement after voting against Robert Lighthizer, President Trump's nominee to be United States Trade Representative: "I could not support Robert Lighthizer's nomination to become the United States Trade Representative because I'm afraid his policies could hurt Colorado's farmers and ranchers. In light of the current agricultural crisis facing much of rural America, if we are not open to new trade opportunities, farmers and ranc… Continue Reading


05.09.17

Gardner Congratulates South Korea on Successful Election

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today released the below statement following Moon Jae-in's victory in South Korea's presidential election: "I want to extend my congratulations to the South Korean people and to President Moon Jae-in," said Gardner. "The United States and the Republic of Korea alliance is forged in blood and the bonds of our friendship are unbreakable. I l… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Gardner Votes for Colorado Priorities in Funding Measure

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting for Colorado priorities as part of the funding package. "Today's funding measure is good for Colorado and good for the American people," said Gardner. "Throughout the last few months, I have worked with my colleagues to make sure this appropriations package benefits Colorado. As a result, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden has received adequate funding, along with other Color… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Gardner, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined with Senators Hatch (R-UT), Wyden (D-OR), and 11 of their colleagues, to introduce legislation that reauthorizes the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program (SRS). The legislation would retroactively authorize SRS payments to reimburse counties for FY2016 and FY2017. The SRS program's funding is used each year to finance critical projects like public schools, roads, and emergency services throughout Western Colorado. Gardner s… Continue Reading


05.02.17

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Provide Access to Epilepsy Treatment

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Orin Hatch (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced today they are introducing the Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act, legislation that would exempt strains of therapeutic hemp, used to fight seizures in children and adults suffering from intractable epilepsy, from the Controlled Substances Act. Rep. Sc… Continue Reading


05.02.17

Gardner, Tipton Introduce Legislation Authorizing Move of BLM Headquarters to the West

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters Relocation Act, legislation that would authorize the move of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) headquarters from Washington, D.C. to one of the following Western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) introduced the House companion bill. "Moving BLM's headquarters West is a… Continue Reading


05.01.17

Gardner Announces C-470 Express Lanes Funding for Denver Metropolitan Area

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been awarded a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan of up to $109 million. The loan will be used to help fund the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise Express Lanes project along Colorado State Highway 470 (C-470), the 26-mile highway that runs along the Southern and Western part of the Denver metropolitan area. "This is great new… Continue Reading


04.28.17

Gardner Comments on North Korean Missile Test

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, made the following statement after reports said the North Korean regime tested a ballistic missile: "The situation on the Korean Peninsula is at the most unstable point since the armistice and today's missile launch is further proof of that," said Gardner. "I support the Trump Administration's new maximum pressure policy and as part of… Continue Reading


04.28.17

Gardner Appointed to Helsinki Commission

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he has been appointed to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission. The Helsinki Commission consists of 21 Commissioners, 18 from the United States Congress and one each from the Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce. Gardner was selected by the President of the Senate and joins a bipartisan group of Senators on the Commission that include Roger Wicker (R-MS), Ben Cardin (D-MD)… Continue Reading


04.27.17

Gardner Votes to Confirm Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting in favor of confirming Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor: "I look forward to working with Alexander Acosta to reduce burdensome regulations that hurt our economy and America's workers," said Gardner. "Acosta's record in public service, his interest in making sure our workers are properly trained, and his time heading the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division make him uniquely qualified to le… Continue Reading

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