Press Releases

12.16.16

Gardner Statement on China’s Seizure of U.S. Navy Equipment

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today released the below statement on reports that China seized a U.S. Navy underwater vehicle in the South China Sea: "This brazenly hostile act is outrageous and must be met with a firm response. The U.S. Navy was operating in international waters conducting a standard exercise, and China should return the underwa… Continue Reading


12.16.16

House Approves Gardner-Peters American Innovation and Competitiveness Act Headed to President’s Desk

Washington, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today followed the U.S. Senate's action and approved the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, a bicameral, bipartisan legislative compromise originally introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), along with John Thune (R-SD), and Bill Nelson (D-FL), that maximizes basic research opportunities, reduces administrative burdens for researchers, encourages scientific entrepreneurship, and promotes oversight of taxpayer-… Continue Reading


12.12.16

Gardner Renews Call for Permanent Select Committee on Cybersecurity

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today renewed his call to establish a permanent Select Committee on Cybersecurity in the U.S. Senate in light of reports that the Intelligence community concluded Russian hackers attempted to influence the presidential election: "Cybersecurity policy is one of the most significant and complex challenges facing Congress, ye… Continue Reading


12.12.16

Senate Approves Gardner-Peters American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

Washington, DC - The United States Senate approved the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, a bicameral, bipartisan legislative compromise originally introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), along with John Thune (R-SD), and Bill Nelson (D-FL), that maximizes basic research opportunities, reduces administrative burdens for researchers, encourages scientific entrepreneurship, and promotes oversight of taxpayer-funded research. The legislation also promotes divers… Continue Reading


12.10.16

Gardner Priorities Included in Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), legislation that included language authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to expedite payments to entities that assumed response costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill and direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work with affected states, Indian tribes, and local governments on a long-term water quality monitoring program of the rivers contaminated by the spill. In September, Gardner le… Continue Reading


12.09.16

Gardner Statement on FERC Denial of Jordan Cove

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) announcement to deny a re-hearing for the reconsideration of the Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Gas Connector Pipeline: "Once again FERC has denied the application of Jordan Cove to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), shutting down their pipeline, and preventing them from getting the assistance they need to open the facility to be able to export LNG… Continue Reading


12.09.16

President Obama Signs Gardner-Shaheen Legislation into Law, Requiring Federal Government to Measure Impact of Outdoor Recreation on U.S. Economy

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama signed into law legislation authored by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to require the federal government to measure the impact of the outdoor recreation on the economy. The bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2015, introduced in October 2015 by Gardner and Shaheen will inform policy makers and business leaders on the jobs created, and the consumer spending driven by, the outdoor recreation economy. Th… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Gardner Meets with Governor Nikki Haley, Intended United Nations Ambassador Nominee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with Governor Nikki Haley, President-elect Trump's intended nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. "After meeting with Governor Nikki Haley, I'm convinced she will be an outstanding U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations," said Gardner. "We discussed many topics, including U.S. policy toward North Korea and agreed the current Administration's policy of 'strategic patie… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Senate-Passed Bill Paves Way for Commerce City Development

Washington, DC - The United States Senate today approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, which included a provision introduced by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) - the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Amendment. The NDAA will now head to President Obama's desk for signature. The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Amendment allows for an environmental assessment to evaluate the removal of deed restrictions, which currently prohib… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Senate Approves National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The legislation included language Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) authored that allows for the DoD to purchase rockets from any certified launch provider between now and December 31, 2022 so long as the provider offers the best value to the DoD. Gardner's fiscally responsible amendment to the NDAA promotes competition, protec… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Gardner Meets with Secretary Elaine Chao, Intended Transportation Secretary Nominee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today met with Secretary Elaine Chao, President-elect Trump's intended nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. "Secretary Chao has dedicated much of her life to public service and is a proven leader who knows how to get the job done," said Gardner. "We spoke about the unique challenges Colorado faces when it comes to transportation and I am con… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Gardner Announces $30 Million Grant for Denver’s Sun Valley Neighborhood

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the Denver Housing Authority will receive a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant to build 750 mixed-income housing units, and increase business opportunities and access to jobs and education in Denver's Sun Valley neighborhood. The Sun Valley neighborhood is the lowest-income neighborhood in Denver where 83 percent of households live below the poverty line. Gardner played an instrumental role in securing this g… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Senate Approves Gardner Language to Preserve Medicare Funding for Craig Hospital, Increase Access to Life-Saving Medical Devices

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate today approved the 21st Century Cures Act, bipartisan, comprehensive legislation aimed at fast-tracking the development of new medicine and treatments, tackling opioid addiction, and improving mental health programs. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) authored language that was included in the 21st Century Cures Act to preserve Medicare funding for Craig Hospital as well as a provision that enhances access to life-saving medical devices for patients with rare diseases. … Continue Reading


12.07.16

Gardner Secures Disaster Relief Funding for U.S. 34 Project

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he secured funding to complete the U.S. 34 project as well as other repairs to infrastructure following the 2013 floods in the continuing resolution. Gardner joined members of the Colorado delegation in writing a letter to Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran and Vice Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski as well as House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers and Ranking Member Nita Lowey urging adequate funding for the Federal Highway Admin… Continue Reading


12.06.16

Gardner Meets with Wilbur Ross, Intended Commerce Secretary Nominee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today met with Wilbur Ross, President-elect Trump's intended nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. "I had a productive meeting with Mr. Ross today and discussed how best to provide all Americans with the opportunity to succeed. We spoke about how important strong trade relationships and rural economic development are to communities in Colorado and… Continue Reading


12.05.16

Gardner Congratulates USS Colorado Captain and Crew on Ship’s Christening

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to Commander Franklin and the Crew of the USS Colorado to congratulate them on the christening of the new submarine. The christening took place at the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut. This new submarine is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name USS Colorado, and the first since 1947. Now that the ship is christened, it will undergo sea trial testing before it is put into service in defense of our nation. The letter… Continue Reading


12.05.16

Gardner, Colleagues Request President Obama Stop Issuing New Regulations

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) led 22 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama requesting his Administration stop issuing non-emergency rules and regulations in the final weeks of his term. Gardner and his colleagues stressed to the President that the American people made it clear on November 8th that they expect regulatory relief. The letter reads in full: Dear Mr. President: We write to request your Administration cease issuing new, non-emergency … Continue Reading


12.01.16

Gardner Votes to Extend Iran Sanctions

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the below statement following the Senate's passage of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, which previously passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 419-1. The Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 was set to expire at the end of this year and will now be extended to 2026 in order to curtail Iran's activities to support terrorism and develop weapons of mass destruction. "While the… Continue Reading


12.01.16

Senate Approves Gardner, Bennet Resolution Recognizing 40 Years of Women at the Air Force Academy

Washington, DC - The United States Senate approved a resolution, introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), supporting the designation of October 8, 2016, as "40 Years of Women Cadets at the United States Air Force Academy Day.'' The resolution recognizes the many contributions female cadets have made to the Air Force Academy and their incredible service to our nation. "Forty years ago, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado became the first military acade… Continue Reading


11.30.16

Gardner Statement on New U.N. Sanctions on North Korea

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today released the below statement following the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council's approval of new sanctions on North Korea aimed at reducing the regime's exports: "I welcome the U.N. Security Council's approval of tougher sanctions on North Korea," said Gardner. "I'm hopeful that the U.N. will fully enforce these sanctions, wh… Continue Reading

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