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Gardner & Warner IoT Legislation Advances in the Senate

Washington, DC - The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recently advanced bipartisan legislation written by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), co-founders of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 would require that devices purchased by the U.S. government meet certain minimum security requirements. The bill now awaits considerat… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on MH17 Investigation, Renews Call to Designate Russia as State Sponsor of Terrorism

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement renewing his call for the State Department to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, following the Public Prosecution Service of the Netherlands announcing that it will prosecute and seek international arrest warrants for four individuals, including three Russian nationals, responsible for the rocket attack that downed Malaysia Airlines Flig… Continue Reading


Senators Gardner and Cardin with Reps. Thompson and Wittman Seek Authority for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Recover Funds for Damage to Refuges

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance the ability of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to protect and restore resources found on National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish Hatcheries and other Service lands, should injury or harm occur. Congressman Mike Thompson (D-Calif.-05) and Co… Continue Reading


Gardner, DeGette, Former Olympians Hold Denver Press Conference on Legislation to Reevaluate the US Olympic Committee

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), Judge Rosemarie Aquilina-who presided over the sentencing of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, and nearly a dozen former Olympic athletes today joined for a press conference in Denver to discuss legislation that would establish the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics. The Strengthening U.S. Olympics Act was introduced in the Senate in January of this year by Senator Gardner and… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet, Tipton Applaud FCC Action to Bring Denver TV to Southwest Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) along with Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) today applauded the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to uphold their previous decision allowing Denver television broadcasts for satellite viewers in La Plata County. Currently, La Plata County receives satellite television broadcasts from New Mexico rather than Colorado, and thus does not receive the same in-state local news, sports, and emergency informat… Continue Reading


Gardner Applauds Senate Approval of Stilwell as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today applauded Senate confirmation of David Stilwell to serve as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State. Stilwell is an Air Force veteran and retired in 2015 with the rank of Brigadier General. He was confirmed by a vote of 94-3. "U.S. leadership is critical to ensuring a … Continue Reading


Gardner, Markey Introduce the Hack Your State Department Act

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) today introduced the Hack Your State Department Act, legislation to establish a program for pre-screened professionals to hack the State Department in order to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Under the legislation, a hacker will be compensated for identifying and disclosing a vulnerability. There will also be a process for the general public to report cybersecurity vulnerabilities to the State Department. This legislat… Continue Reading


Gardner Takes to Senate Floor to Press For Swift Passage of 9/11 Compensation Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to quickly pass the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. The bipartisan legislation would ensure that all 9/11 first responders and survivors who have certified 9/11 illnesses would receive their full compensation through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) now and into the future as more become ill with 9… Continue Reading


Gardner, Warren Applaud Bipartisan Group of Governors Calling on Congress to Pass the STATES Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today applauded Governors Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Gavin Newsom (D-CA) for leading a bipartisan group of twelve governors, including Jared Polis (D-CO), Kate Brown (D-OR), Gary Herbert (R-UT), Jay Inslee (D-WA), Phil Scott (R-VT), Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), Doug Burgum (R-ND), Steve Sisolak (D-NV), Tom Wolf (D-PA), and Larry Hogan (R-MD), in a letter of support for the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through En… Continue Reading


Gardner Honors the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Gardner also participated in the Reading of the Names as part of Friends of the National World War II Memorial's Operation Overlord 75th Anniversary Commemoration at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. NOTE: B-roll from D-Day Reading of the Names available here NOTE: View Senator Gardner's floor remarks here or by click… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Reintroduce Legislation to Strengthen Investments in Skiing Communities

Washington, DC - Today, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), reintroduced the Ski Area Fee Retention Act. Currently, ski area permit fees paid to the Forest Service are sent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and then appropriated back to the Forest Service. This legislation would create a Ski Area Fee Retention Account under the National Forest System, in which a portion of the roughly $37 million in annual fees generated by the ski areas would be retained by the National… Continue Reading


Gardner, Markey, Risch, Menendez, Toomey, Rubio Resolution on 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Legislation condemns intensifying repression and human rights violations by Chinese government today Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ed Markey (D-MA), Jim Risch (R-ID), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), have introduced legislation recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China, and condemning increasing repression and human rights violations by the Chinese Communist Party, as well as the use of surveillance by Chine… Continue Reading


On 100th Anniversary of Senate Passage of 19th Amendment, Gardner and Bennet Introduce Bill to Install Colorado Artist’s Sculpture Commemorating Women’s Suffrage in Nation’s Capital

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) today introduced legislation to authorize Colorado artist Jane DeDecker to install her Every Word We Utter sculpture in Washington, D.C. The sculpture would be the first outdoor monument to commemorate the women's suffrage movement and would feature Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells. "On the 100th anniversary of the Senate passing the 19th Amendment, I am honor… Continue Reading


Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Energy Efficiency Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2019, 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 aimed at reducing energy consumption and saving … Continue Reading


Gardner Introduces General Raymond from Peterson Air Force Base for Consideration to Lead U.S. and Air Force Space Command

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced General Jay Raymond, the Commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, as the nominee to lead the United States Space Command and Air Force Space Command at his nomination hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee. NOTE: View Senator Gardner's remarks here or by clicking on the photo above Remarks as prepared for delivery Good morning, Chairman and Ranking Member Reed and me… Continue Reading


Gardner Commends Maxar Selection to Build, Fly First Element of NASA’s Lunar Gateway

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released the following statement applauding the announcement that Maxar Technologies in Westminster, Colorado has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to build and perform a spaceflight demonstration of the lunar Gateway's power and propulsion element spacecraft. The power and propulsion element will serve as a fundamental component f… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces $261,000 USDA Rural Business Development Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding Rural Business Development Grants in Alamosa County, Saguache County, Denver County, and Garfield County totaling $261,000. This Rural Development investment will support economic and small business development for rural prosperity. "I'm glad the USDA is awarding these Rural Business Development Grants to assist our rural communities in Colorado," said Senator Gardner… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Sponsor Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act To Improve Access to Public Lands

Washington, D.C. - Colorado Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) introduced S. 1665, the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act, to improve the permitting process for outfitters, educational organizations, and community groups to access and enjoy our public lands. "Coloradans across all four corners of our state love our beautiful public lands and it's important we make sure they are easily accessible," said Senator Gardner. "After permanently authorizing the Land and … Continue Reading


Gardner, Coons, Rubio Introduce Legislation to Defend Taiwan

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) yesterdayreintroduced the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act. This legislation is intended to strengthen Taiwan's standing around the world and comes in response to increased Chinese pressure and bullying tactics intended to restrict Taiwan's international space, as was recently demonstrated by the wrongful denial of Taiwan's participation in the 72nd World Heal… Continue Reading


Gardner, Scott, Collins Introduce Prescription Drug Price Reporting Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced the Prescription Drug Price Reporting Act to provide much-needed transparency for prescription drug prices. The Prescription Drug Price Reporting Act will create a consumer-friendly database of prescription drug prices, which will empower American families to make informed healthcare choices. "I hear frequently from families across Colorado, who are suffering from the rising cost … Continue Reading

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