Press Releases

10.18.16

Gardner Statement on Junkins Fire

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement on the Junkins fire burning near Westcliffe. According to reports, the Junkins Fire has increased to 15,751 acres and evacuations have been ordered in Custer and Pueblo counties. A Type I Management Team is expected to take over operations on Wednesday morning. Custer County, Pueblo County, Fremont County, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Governor's Office are all working together to control this fir… Continue Reading


10.12.16

Gardner, Colleagues Question Secret Iran Ransom Payments

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and 15 other senators today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford regarding the Obama Administration's $1.7 billion secret ransom payment to Iran. In the letter, Senator Gardner and his colleagues express concern that the Obama Administration did not notify top U.S. military officials of the secret payment and the fact that Iran is using these… Continue Reading


10.07.16

Gardner To Introduce Legislation to Impose Sweeping Cyber Sanctions on Russia

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today announced his intention to introduce legislation that sanctions Russia's cyber criminals following the Obama Administration's public accusation that Russia authorized cyber-attacks on U.S. political organizations. The legislation will mandate the Obama Administration investigate persons who have engaged in significant activities und… Continue Reading


10.07.16

President Signs Gardner Bill to Name Pueblo VA Clinic After Colorado Veteran Into Law

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the following statement after President Obama today signed S. 3283, a bill Gardner introduced to name the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Pueblo after Private First Class (PFC) James Dunn, into law. The legislation was approved by the Senate with unanimous consent on July 14, 2016 and H.R. 5901, introduced by Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03), passed by the House of Representatives on September 28, 2016.… Continue Reading


10.07.16

Gardner Receives “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) was presented with the "Friend of Farm Bureau" award by the Colorado Farm Bureau at a ceremony at Sakata Farms in Brighton. According to the Colorado Farm Bureau, the award is given to members of Congress "who work to support agriculture and rural Colorado." Gardner is a passionate advocate for farmers, ranchers and rural Coloradans. He has spent his time in public office championing agriculture. Gardner received the award every year as a state l… Continue Reading


10.07.16

Gardner Announces $6 Million Smart City Program Grant for Denver

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded a $6,000,007 grant to Denver, Colorado from the Advanced Transportation Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD). According to the DOT, the FAST Act established the ATCMTD program "to make competitive grants for the development of model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, … Continue Reading


10.04.16

Gardner Statement on Beulah Hill Fire

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement on the Beulah Hill fire that is burning southwest of Pueblo. According to reports, the Beulah Hill fire has increased to 4,800 acres. A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered to take control of the fire response, and the Pueblo County Sherriff's office has ordered evacuations in a two-mile radius of the Hurricane Ranch area. "I encourage all residents to follow updates on the fire's status from the Colorado Divi… Continue Reading


10.03.16

Pueblo Receives $875,000 Grant to Hire Law Enforcement Officers

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that Pueblo, CO received an $875,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's COPS office through the COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The purpose of the CHP is to advance public safety by providing law enforcement agencies funding to hire new career law enforcement officers and increase their policing capabilities in local communities throughout the country. "Colorado's law enforcement officers put their lives on the line daily and … Continue Reading


10.03.16

Gardner, Coons Introduce Bill to Strengthen Medicare

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the Reducing Medicare Costs Through Innovation Act, legislation that aims to strengthen and protect the Medicare program by spurring innovation to reduce costs. The Reducing Medicare Costs Through Innovation Act establishes a program which would award grants to small, entrepreneurial labs pursuing commercialization for new drugs or medical devices that have the greatest potential to significantly reduce the top 1… Continue Reading


10.02.16

Gardner Statement on Rosh Hashanah

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the following statement celebrating the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah: "I wish all Jewish Coloradans and Americans across the country a happy new year. This joyous occasion is a time to celebrate with family and friends, and I hope everyone has a festive new year. Shanah Tovah." ###… Continue Reading


09.30.16

Gardner Announces Grants Totaling $6.4 Million for Two Colorado Emergency Agencies

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded two Colorado agencies federal grants. The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control will receive $3,783,532.30 for fire suppression efforts taken during the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012. Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will receive $1,107,475.94 for "protective measures" taken during severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in September … Continue Reading


09.29.16

Gardner Announces EPA Grants Totaling Over $260,000 For Gold King Mine Spill Cleanup

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding over $260,000 in grants for response and cleanup costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill. Southern Ute Indian Tribe will receive $58,684; La Plata County will receive $7,495; the City of Durango will receive $9,993; San Juan County will receive $80,213; San Juan Basin Health Department will receive $4,591; and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will rece… Continue Reading


09.28.16

Gardner-Led Legislation Honoring Colorado Veteran Passes U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the United States House of Representatives passage of S. 3283, legislation to name the new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Pueblo, CO, after Private First Class (PFC) James Dunn, a native of Colorado and Navy Cross recipient. Led by Senator Gardner and Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03), the Colorado Congressional Delegation introduced the legislation in July and … Continue Reading


09.28.16

Gardner Receives Commitment from State Department Official to Sanction Additional Chinese Entities

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing titled, "The Persistent Threat of North Korea and Developing an Effective U.S. Response." Gardner questioned the Honorable Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary Of State for Bureau Of East Asian And Pacific Affairs, as well as the Honorable Daniel Fried, the United States Departme… Continue Reading


09.28.16

Gardner Announces Over $3.5 Million for Flood Control Improvements in Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded two grants to improve flood protection in Colorado. According to FEMA, $1,763,534 will be awarded to fund flood protection improvements to Sanderson Gulch and $1,799,126 will be awarded to fund the construction of a new detention pond to protect the Pleasant Valley neighborhood near Garden of the Gods. "It's important that Colorado has adequate resources to prepare for and protect aga… Continue Reading


09.28.16

Gardner, Roberts, Scott Send Letter to GAO Over Illegal Funds Spent to Relocate GTMO Detainees

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Tim Scott (R-SC) today sent a letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), requesting an opinion on whether or not the DoD violated the Consolidated Appropriations Act - and thus the Antideficiency Act - by spending federal funds to survey potential sites to relocate Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Sates. The Consolidated Appr… Continue Reading


09.28.16

Gardner Statement on Passing of Shimon Peres

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement today following the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres: "Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres' unbridled commitment to peace in the Middle East set an example for all who are committed to ending conflict in the region. He was a true leader who strived to find solutions to some of the world's most complex problems, and was awarded a well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. I join the Peres… Continue Reading


09.27.16

Administration Heeds Gardner’s Call to Impose Secondary Sanctions on North Korea’s Enablers

Washington, DC - The Obama Administration announced sanctions and indictments against four Chinese nationals and one China-based company, Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Company Ltd., for evading U.S. economic sanctions by using front companies to facilitate business with an entity tied to North Korea's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program. The sanctions are required by Senator Gardner's (R-CO) North Korea Policy and Enhancement Act. The announcement precedes a Foreign Relations Su… Continue Reading


09.26.16

Gardner, Colleagues Press for Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with several of his colleagues, sent a letter to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provision in S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, which passed the Senate 85-12 earlier this year. The Senators requested LWCF be permanently authorized "in any legislation that emerges from the Energy bill conference." LWCF is a c… Continue Reading


09.23.16

Gardner, Colleagues Express Support to Fully Fund PILT Program

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with several of his colleagues, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) requesting the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program be fully funded for fiscal year 2017. The PILT program is an important resource for counties across Colorado to assist with essential services to their citizens. PILT provides funding to counties which contain federal land within its borders, offse… Continue Reading

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