Press Releases

06.12.16

Gardner Statement on Orlando Terrorist Attack

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the deadly shooting in Orlando, Florida: "Jaime and I are mourning the lives lost in Orlando and are praying for the wounded. Our hearts ache for the families of the victims. Americans will stand united against this deadly act of terror." ###… Continue Reading


06.09.16

Gardner Joins Colleagues to Block DOL’s Overtime Rule

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the introduction of a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval regarding the Department of Labor's (DOL) new overtime rule. Gardner is an original cosponsor of the resolution. "The Department of Labor's overtime rule will hurt Coloradans and Americans throughout the country, in particular small businesses and non-profits, and significantly reduce flexibility in the work schedule," said Gardner. "I c… Continue Reading


06.08.16

Gardner Concludes Visit With Asian Allies

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, concluded a Congressional delegation visit to the Republic of Korea, Burma, Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan. Gardner met with high-ranking government officials and military commanders in the region to discuss political, economic, and security issues impacting U.S. relations in the Pacific region. While in the Republic of Korea, Gard… Continue Reading


06.07.16

Gardner Introduces Amendment to Promote Competition, Control Costs, Protect National Security

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) today in introducing an amendment (4509) to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The measure would allow 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. The amendment promotes competition and protects our nation… Continue Reading


06.06.16

Gardner Introduces Bill to Allow Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Acquire Private Land Donation

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced legislation that would permit a private landowner to donate land to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Teller County, CO, allowing for enhanced wildfire protection as well as additional habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunities for visitors. A private landowner submitted a proposal to donate 280 acres of land adjacent to Florissant Fossil Beds Monument, but due to current law the land transfer cannot take place. T… Continue Reading


06.06.16

Gardner Statement on Massive Plan Cancellations, Premium Increases in Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after the Colorado Division of Insurance confirmed four insurance companies will reduce the number of individual health care plans or stop offering them entirely next year, and several companies will significantly raise their premiums for 2017. "Coloradans across the state are once again being forced to confront the ugly reality of President Obama's disastrous Affordable Care Act. The Colorado Division of Insura… Continue Reading


06.02.16

Gardner Statement on Financial Sanctions Against North Korea

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement on the Treasury Department's designation of North Korea as a "primary money laundering concern," a move that will further isolate North Korea from the international financial system by prohibiting all direct and indirect contact of North Korea-linked entities with the U.S. financial system. Gardner's North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act (NKSPEA), which was signed into law by President Obama, directed … Continue Reading


06.01.16

Gardner Urges FCC to Further Advance 5G Mobile Connectivity

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners Clyburn, Rosenworcel, Pai, and O'Rielly regarding 5G mobile broadband service. Gardner urged the FCC to consider additional options to further mobile connectivity, helping to deploy the next generation of 5G technology to ensure the United States remains a global leader in broadband … Continue Reading


05.25.16

Gardner Introduces Amendment in Support of Cheyenne Mountain

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced an amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The amendment expresses that Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS) is an indispensable national security asset that is essential to the defense of North America. A facility that operates as the alternate command control center for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD… Continue Reading


05.25.16

Gardner Introduces Amendment to Protect DoD from Cyber Threats

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, introduced an amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The amendment would require the Comptroller General of the United States to release a report on DoD's telecommunications equipment that was purchased from suppliers tied … Continue Reading


05.25.16

Gardner Introduces Bill to Ease TSA Security Lines

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced the Safe Convenient Reliable Efficient Effective Next-Generation Functional and Secure TSA (SCREEN FAST) Act, legislation that aims to ease the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lines that are plaguing airports in Colorado, particularly Denver International Airport (DIA), and across the country while also preserving necessary safety measures. Airport security checkpoint lines at DIA and across America are growing, in part… Continue Reading


05.25.16

Gardner Amendment Urges Bolstered Missile Defense System in South Korea

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced an amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The amendment recognizes the growing threat North Korea's ballistic missile program poses to South Korea, and calls for strengthening the United States' existing missile defense capabilities in South Korea to protect the 28,500 American servicemen and women stationed in South Korea, our alli… Continue Reading


05.25.16

Gardner Introduces Measure to Send ISIS Fighters to GTMO

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) in introducing an amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The amendment urges the transfer of detained ISIS fighters to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, and follows a recent announcement that U.S. Special Forces captured an ISIS leader while carrying out Operation Resolve. "The Obama Admini… Continue Reading


05.25.16

Gardner Introduces Measure to Slow Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today joined Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in introducing an amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The amendment sanctions individuals who directly or indirectly contribute to Iran's ballistic missile program as well as entities controlled by Iran's key ballistic missile organizations. In October of 2012, President Obama stated, "Our goal is t… Continue Reading


05.24.16

Gardner Introduces Amendment to Pave the Way for New Development of Commerce City

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Amendment would remove deed restrictions, which currently prohibit the development of things like transportation infrastructure, retail and housing properties, on land that Commerce Cit… Continue Reading


05.24.16

Gardner Announces $1 Million in Wildland Fire Resiliency Funds for Southwest Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) is granting $1,029,618 to Southwest Colorado for wildland fire resiliency projects. "I welcome the news that Southwest Colorado will receive over $1 million for wildland fire resiliency projects," said Gardner. "Funding for wildfire resiliency has always been a priority of mine because it can preempt catastrophic fires that threaten our communities. I will continue to serve as a voice for Color… Continue Reading


05.24.16

Gardner to Welcome FRA Administrator to the Front Range to Discuss Train Horn Rule

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced that Sarah Feinberg, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, will visit Colorado on June 17th. In addition to their discussions, Gardner formally invited Administrator Feinberg in December and in April to visit Colorado and meet with members of local communities to discuss the impact of train horn noise throughout the state. In March, the FRA reopened the train horn rule for a public comment period of 120 days before … Continue Reading


05.24.16

Gardner Introduces Measure to Prevent Transfer of GTMO Detainees to U.S.

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) in introducing an amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The NDAA contains language that affords DoD flexibility to use its funding for designing and planning for modifications to potential relocation sites for Guantanamo Bay detainees within the United States. Current law plainly prohibits any taxpayer re… Continue Reading


05.21.16

Gardner Celebrates Armed Forces Day

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the following statement celebrating Armed Forces Day: "The Americans who serve in our Armed Forces represent the very best our nation has to offer. These brave men and women in uniform sacrifice so much to keep us safe and protect our freedoms. It is an honor to have tens of thousands of our service members stationed at military bases throughout the great state of Colorado. It is also important to remember these men and women after the… Continue Reading


05.18.16

Gardner: Obamacare Continues to Hurt Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the Senate floor today about the impact of the President's healthcare law on Colorado. [Click here to watch Senator Gardner's remarks] Remarks as prepared: Mr. President, I rise today to discuss the continued broken promises of Obamacare and the negative impacts this poorly planned law has had on my state of Colorado. As Obamacare continues on a downward trajectory, Americans are the ones bearing the brunt of its failures. M… Continue Reading

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