Press Releases

04.10.19

Senators Gardner, Hassan, Young, and Kaine Reintroduce Bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act To Expand Economic Opportunity and Support Innovative Businesses

Bipartisan Legislation Supports Career Pathways Strategies that Combine Work, Education, and Support Services to Help Hard-Working Americans Get Ahead Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today reintroduced the bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act to help expand economic opportunity for hard-working Americans and to support innovative businesses in need of a strong workforce. With low unemployment rates in states… Continue Reading


04.10.19

Senators Gardner, Lankford, Menendez, Markey Honor US-Korean Alliance

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), James Lankford (R-OK), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced a resolution to honor the U.S. Alliance with the Republic of Korea. The two countries have worked together to promote international peace, security, economic prosperity, human rights, and the rule of law. "The US-ROK alliance is forged in blood and we will always stand with the Korean people. This alliance is critical to U.S. economic and national security interests and i… Continue Reading


04.09.19

Gardner, Bennet Secure Drought Contingency Plan Win for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) this week helped secure congressional passage of the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act, following introduction of the bill six days earlier. Once signed into law by the president, the legislation will authorize the implementation of the Drought Contingency Plan agreements forged between the seven Colorado River Basin states and Indian tribes. "Tens of millions of people in the western Un… Continue Reading


04.09.19

Gardner, Manchin Lead Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Fund LWCF

Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act makes $900 million available each year Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) led a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act, legislation to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million. Gardner and Manchin were joined by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennet (D-… Continue Reading


04.09.19

Gardner Statement on Confirmation of Dan Domenico to Colorado’s U.S. District Court

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) gave the following remarks on the Senate floor today on the confirmation of Dan Domenico to be the next judge to sit on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Dan Domenico was the Solicitor General of Colorado and served Governors Owens (R), Ritter (D), and Hickenlooper (D). He was the youngest to ever be appointed to the position in the country and served for nine years, the longest ever in that role in Colorado. Dan ser… Continue Reading


04.08.19

Gardner Announces $ 1.9 Million EPA Grant for Colorado School of Mines to Address PFAS Contamination

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado $1,964,375 for the Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Transport and Exposure from Drinking Water and Diet project. The project aims to fill critical data gaps for the environmental transport of overlooked PFAS including evaluating uptake of PFAS into local foods and assessing the relative role of drinking water, diet, an… Continue Reading


04.08.19

Members of Congress Reintroduce Bill Empowering State and Local Governments to Counter Cyberattacks

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation would provide grants to eligible governments and address the talent gap in nation's cybersecurity workforce Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation today to encourage state, local, and tribal governments to strengthen their defenses against cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities. The State Cyber Resiliency Act, which was also introduced in the House by Reps. Derek Kilme… Continue Reading


04.08.19

Gardner, Coons Reintroduce CLIPS Act to Address Cybercrime

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) reintroduced the bipartisan Cyber League of Indo-Pacific States (CLIPS) Act, a resolution urging the establishment of a cyber community of regional allies and partners to combat cyberattacks that threaten the U.S. economy. The legislation would further the robust cybersecurity cooperation called for in the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act. "Estimates put losses from cybercrime at $600 billion annually and growing, impactin… Continue Reading


04.05.19

Gardner, Warren Reintroduce STATES Act with Broad Bipartisan Support

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reintroduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) with broad bipartisan support that spans the political spectrum. Not only does this commonsense legislation have bipartisan support, it also brings together key players across the business community. The overwhelming support for the STATES Act shows that the time has come for the federal government to respect state decision… Continue Reading


04.04.19

Gardner Honored with National Park Heritage Award

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today received the 2019 National Park Heritage Award from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for his leadership in the signing into law of the landmark John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (S.47),which included permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the biggest bipartisan conservation and historic preservation law passed in decades. "America's beloved national parks … Continue Reading


04.04.19

Gardner, Markey, Risch, Menendez, and Inhofe Introduce Legislation Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act

Washington, D.C. -- Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, as well as Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK), today introduced a resolution in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and the continuing and growing partnership between Taiwan and the United States: … Continue Reading


04.04.19

Senators Gardner, Warren and Representatives Blumenauer, Joyce Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Protect States’ Marijuana Policies

Bill Text (PDF) | One-Pager (PDF) Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today reintroduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders. U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and David Joyce (D-OH) have reintroduced the bill in the House. The bipartisan and bicameral legislation also extends thes… Continue Reading


04.03.19

Gardner Honored for Bipartisan Work to Preserve Southwest Chief Route

Washington, D.C.- The Rail Passengers Association Tuesday honored a bipartisan coalition of six senators, including Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) with the Golden Spike Award for their work to advocate for and preserve the Southwest Chief route. A Rail Passengers Association study found that the Senators' actions preserves $180 million in economic activity in Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico each year. "I'm honored to be recognized for my advocacy on behalf of the Southwest Chief, which is… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Gardner Announces $26 Million For Colorado Conservation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute $16,885,597 in Wildlife Restoration funds, and $9,325,398 in Sport Fish Restoration funds to Colorado Parks and Wildlife for use in fiscal year 2019. The Pittman Robertson and Dingell Johnson payment apportionments are allotted for conservation and recreation projects across the state. The funds are collected from excise taxes on hunting, shooting, fishing equipment, and boat fu… Continue Reading


04.02.19

Gardner Meets with South Korea’s Defense Minister

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, released the below statement following his meeting with the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Korea, Jeong Kyeong-doo: "It was an honor to sit down with the ROK Minister of Defense, Jeong Kyeong-doo, during his visit to Washington,"said Senator Cory Gardner. "We reaffirmed the importance of the U.S-ROK alliance as the ly… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Gardner, Coons, Markey Warn Allies Global Security at Risk with Expansion of Chinese 5G Networks

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Ed Markey (D-MA) today introduced a resolution declaring, "Chinese telecommunications companies such as Huawei and ZTE pose serious threats to the national security of the United States and allies of the United States." Many US partners and allies are considering relying on these Chinese telecommunications companies to build their 5G networks, even after the U.S. government has called on these countries to abandon uti… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Gardner Introduces Bernhardt for Secretary of Interior Consideration

Bernhardt would become the 7th Coloradan to serve as Secretary of Interior if confirmed Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today introduced President Trump's nominee to be the next Secretary of Interior, David Bernhardt, at his confirmation hearing. NOTE: View Senator Gardner's remarks here or by clicking on the photo above Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you Madame Chair and Ranking Member Manchin. … Continue Reading


03.28.19

Gardner, Ernst Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Safe, Effective Contraception

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) re-introduced the Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act, paving the way for contraceptives to be sold over-the-counter without a prescription. The Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act incentivizes manufacturers of routine-use contraceptives to file an application with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell their products over the counter (OTC). These incentives apply… Continue Reading


03.27.19

Gardner, Bennet Introduce Legislation to Help Law Enforcement Investigate Fentanyl, Protect Officers

POWER Act Helps State and Local Law Enforcement Obtain Drug Screening Devices Used by Federal Law Enforcement Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing legislation to provide state and local law enforcement with high-tech devices to detect and identify dangerous drugs like fentanyl. The Providing Officers with Electronic Resources (POWER) Act would create a new grant program through the U.S. Department of Ju… Continue Reading


03.27.19

Gardner, Bennet Reintroduce Bill to Train Veterans for Careers in Innovative Sectors of the Energy Industry

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet reintroduced the Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act to help veterans gain the training and credentials necessary to secure opportunities in the clean energy sector. The bipartisan legislation would help ease the transition back to civilian life for servicemembers and strengthen the economy by connecting employers in the fast-growing solar, wind, nuclear, and cyber energy industries with talented, highly-skilled veterans. "I'm… Continue Reading

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