Press Releases

09.10.20

Gardner Announces More Than $13 Million BUILD Grant for RFTA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) a $13,009,000 Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to renovate and expand RFTA's satellite maintenance facility into a regional transit hub. According to DOT, the grant be will used to renovate the administration cente… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Gardner Speaks on Coronavirus Relief Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday regarding the coronavirus relief package being considered this week. Gardner encouraged his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote for the package in order to provide much-needed relief to the American people. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. "The American people expect us to do our jobs. The American people have the chance to see this Congres… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Gardner, Sinema, Cramer, and Heinrich Launch U.S. Senate Space Force Caucus

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) announced the launch of the U.S. Senate Space Force Caucus. The co-chairs of the caucus also invited their colleagues in the U.S. Senate to join and support the sixth branch of the U.S. military. "Today I am proud to launch the bipartisan United States Senate Space Force Caucus and support America's future in space along with Senators Sinema, Cramer, and Heinrich," … Continue Reading


09.09.20

Gardner Applauds $13 Million Grant to Advance Carbon Capture Technology in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the announcement that ION Clean Energy, Inc. in Boulder will receive a $13 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the advancement of carbon capture technology. According to DOE, the project team will design, construct and operate an engineering-scale pilot system that will capture 10 metric tons of carbon dioxide per day. "I'm grateful the D… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Gardner Welcomes Over $177,000 in Renewable Energy Grants in Montezuma County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, welcomed the announcement that four projects in Montezuma County will receive a combined $177,154 in renewable energy grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). According to the USDA, these grants are designed to assist farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses to develop renewable energy systems and make energy-efficienc… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Gardner Announces $24.8 Million in HUD Grants for Colorado to Respond to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced that the state of Colorado will receive a combined total of $24,860,445 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. "All four corners of Colorado are hurting right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we must ensure Coloradans across our state have the resources they need to respond to … Continue Reading


09.08.20

Gardner: “We Must Work Together to Move Our Country Forward”

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the Delivering Immediate Relief to America's Families, Schools, and Small Businesses Act, which is the coronavirus relief measure that will be considered by the U.S. Senate this week: "As Coloradans struggle to make ends meet, keep their businesses open, and provide for their families, they are looking for Congress to come together to help our country through this pandemic. We have an opportunity to s… Continue Reading


09.04.20

Gardner Welcomes $153,000 EDA Grant for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe will receive a $153,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help establish a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) to support private capital investment and job creation. According to the EDA, the CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap t… Continue Reading


09.03.20

Gardner Applauds $200,000 Grant to Support Alzheimer’s Disease Public Health Interventions in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will receive a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement interventions that support individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias and their families in Colorado. Potential interventions include strategies to expand early detection, support caregivers, increase education, and address health di… Continue Reading


09.03.20

Gardner Applauds $900,000 Suicide Prevention Grant for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will receive a $901,139 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve suicide prevention in Colorado. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this funding will be used to implement and study a "comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention." "Colorado has one of the highest suicide ra… Continue Reading


09.02.20

Gardner: Glenwood Canyon Resiliency Project Will Unite Efforts to Keep Communities Safe and Withstand Long-Term Impacts of Wildfire

Washington, D.C. - Following U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) meetings with local and federal officials in Glenwood Springs regarding the ongoing Grizzly Creek Fire, Gardner announced he is working to increase coordination and collaboration among local, state, and federal recovery efforts through the Glenwood Canyon Resiliency Project. Gardner's project is designed to assist with immediate federal assistance and mitigate potential long-term impacts to the region's forests, infrastructure, econ… Continue Reading


09.02.20

Gardner, Bennet, Tipton Urge Federal Government to Assist Glenwood Springs with Wildfire Recovery

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to approve the City of Glenwood Springs' request for greater financial assistance with the recovery from the Grizzly Creek Fire under the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. "The Grizzly Creek Fire has created a number of hazards to the City of Glenwood Sprin… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Gardner, Bennet, Neguse, Tipton Urge Expedited Funding to Mitigate and Recover from Colorado Wildfires

Washington, D.C. - Amidst a devastating wildfire season in Colorado, including the largest wildfire in the state's recorded history, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Scott Tipton (R-CO) urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to quickly approve Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funding to mitigate and recover from wildfire damage. In a letter to the USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bil… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Gardner Welcomes $20.8 Million in Opioid and Methamphetamine Response Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that the state of Colorado will receive $20,842,772 in State Opioid Response (SOR) grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support prevention, treatment, and recovery services for opioid use disorders and to address the rising threat of psychostimulants, like methamphetamine. "Reports show that Colorado had a record numbe… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Gardner Welcomes More than $2 Million for Health Centers in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that 19 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FHQCs) in Colorado will receive a combined total of $2,070,052 in quality improvement awards (QIA) from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support healthcare services. "Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers are on the front lines of this pandemic delivering critical care to those in nee… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Gardner Welcomes $687,000 DOT Grant for Regional Transportation District

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, welcomed the announcement that the Regional Transportation District (RTD), based in Denver, will receive a $687,000 Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This funding will be used to develop a multi-modal trip platform to integrate RTD bus and rail with inter-city bus and micr… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Gardner Urges DOT to Coordinate with State and Local Governments on Potential Long-Term Infrastructure Impacts from Wildfires

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, wrote to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao requesting that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) coordinate with the State of Colorado and local governments to mitigate potential long-term impacts on Colorado's infrastructure stemming from ongoing wildfires across Colorado. Gardner recently met with federal and local officials in the Glenwood S… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Gardner Applauds over $500,000 in HUD Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that four public housing authorities in Colorado will receive a combined total of $513,902 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the moderate rehabilitation program, which provides project-based rental assistance for low income families. "Communities across our entire state are hurting as a result of COVID-19 and we must keep fighting to ensure relief is reaching those who n… Continue Reading


08.29.20

Gardner Announces $27.5 Million in DOT Grants for Colorado Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award a combined total of $27,522,043 for six grants to five airports in Colorado for improvements. The grants include awards of $10,193,016 for Grand Junction Regional Airport, $2,010,326 and $8,000,000 for Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, $5,000,000 for Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, $1… Continue Reading


08.28.20

Gardner, Bennet, Colleagues Call for Enforcement of USMCA Dairy Provisions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) joined a bipartisan group of 23 Senators in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer urging enforcement of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dairy provisions. "Fair market access for American dairy farmers was a key pillar of the USMCA's agriculture section,"wrote the Senators. "USMCA is poised to create new ex… Continue Reading

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