Press Releases

12.02.19

Gardner Sends Bipartisan Letter Raising Alarm on China’s Corporate Social Credit System

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mike Braun (R-IN), Rob Portman (R-OH), Chris Coons (D-DE), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and 20 of their colleagues sent United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer a letter outlining their concerns with the Chinese government's efforts to develop and deploy its Corporate Social Credit System (Corporate SCS). The Corporate SCS represents China formalizing a system to punish American companies and workers for speaking … Continue Reading


11.28.19

Senator Gardner Issues Thanksgiving Message

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today celebrating Thanksgiving: "Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and show our appreciation for all of life's blessings. I feel blessed to live in the greatest state in the greatest country in the world. As we sit down with loved ones, we remember the sacrifices of our service members who are spending this holiday far from home and their loved ones. Our nation is eternally grateful," said Senator Gardner. ##… Continue Reading


11.26.19

Gardner Applauds $4M Grants to Improve Colorado Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the Department of Transportation's (DOT) announcement that Colorado will receive $4 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant funding. The Durango-La Plata County Airport will receive $2,500,000 to acquire land for development, and the Yampa Valley Airport in Hayden will receive $1,500,000 to expand the terminal building. "With Colorado's growing eco… Continue Reading


11.25.19

Gardner, United Health Foundation, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence Announce Behavioral Health Care Services Grant

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined United Health Foundation and the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence (the Center) to announce a three-year, $1.5 million grant to address the shortage of mental health providers in rural Colorado communities. United Health Foundation will make funds available to the Center to recruit and support 39 currently-employed rural Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Behavioral Health Fellows (APRNs), who will provide behavioral health care ser… Continue Reading


11.25.19

Gardner, Bennet Announce $2.7 Million ReConnect Grant to Expand Broadband in Dove Creek

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) announced today that Emery Telecom will receive $2.7 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) ReConnect Loan and Grant Program. With new USDA funding, Emery Telecom will provide nearly 500 fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) connections to homes, farms and ranches, small businesses, educational facilities, and community anchor institutions in and around Dove Creek, Colorado. "Increasing b… Continue Reading


11.25.19

Gardner Statement on FCC’s Decision to Ban Huawei Technology

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to ban telecommunications providers from using federal subsidies to purchase equipment or services from Huawei and ZTE. "Huawei and ZTE telecommunications products are not safe for the U.S. or any of our allies around the glo… Continue Reading


11.25.19

Gardner Discusses 9-8-8 Hotline with Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) recently met with Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners in Denver to discuss his bipartisan bill to establish 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention hotline. "It was great to meet with Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners to discuss how we can best deliver mental health services and learn more about the ways in which they support Coloradans in need," said Senator Gardner. "Approximately every seven hours, a Coloradan dies by suicide. We must do more to… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Gardner Statement on South Korea and Japan Intelligence Sharing Pact

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today regarding South Korea's announcement that it would remain in an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, which allows South Korea and Japan to share sensitive information including details of North Korean military launches. "The free world must continue to work together to monitor the madman in Pyongyang and his nuclear ambitions," said Senator Gardner. "This announcement is welcome news, and I applaud South… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Conservation Groups Praise Gardner’s Efforts to Fully Fund LWCF

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) latest effort to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is earning praise from leading conservation groups. This week the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved Gardner's bipartisan legislation to provide full, permanent funding for the LWCF at a level of $900 million. What conservation groups are saying: "We applaud the effective efforts of Sen. Gardner to foster strong bi-partisan support for this vital … Continue Reading


11.21.19

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Gardner-Backed Legislation to Improve PILT, Extend Secure Rural Schools Program

Washington, D.C. - Today the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on legislation that would reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program and provide greater parity to small counties who receive Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding from the federal government. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is a cosponsor of both pieces of legislation that will provide funding for critical services in counties with large amounts of federal land. The committee discussed S. 2108, t… Continue Reading


11.21.19

Gardner Applauds Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the Central Colorado Area Health Education Center will receive $123,853 through the Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-Level Intervention (COOCLI) grant program. "This grant announcement is welcome news for a state that has been ravaged by the opioid epidemic," said Senator Gardner. "In recent years Colorado has seen a devastating uptick in deaths from illegal substance abuse, including methamphetamines… Continue Reading


11.21.19

Gardner Announces $18M in Transit Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today Colorado will receive more than $18 million for several federal grants from the Department of Transportation (DOT) under the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. "I'm proud to work with communities all over our great state to support their infrastructure projects at the federal level, and I'm pleased the Department of Transportation continues t… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Gardner Applauds $1M Energy Research Grants for National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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 the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award more than $1 million to fund two projects at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. "The cutting-edge research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado is instrumental in advancing our nation's renewabl… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Senate Committee Passes Gardner, Bennet Bill to Train Veterans for Careers in Innovative Sectors of the American Energy Industry

Washington, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation introduced by Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) unanimously passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee today and will now be considered by the full Senate. The Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act 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-ski… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Gardner Holds Press Conference on Next Steps for National 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai and representatives from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs, and leaders in the mental health community for a press conference to discuss the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, Gardner's bipartisan legislation to designate 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. FCC Chai… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Senate Committee Approves Gardner Bill to Fully Fund LWCF

Washington, D.C. - Today the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) bipartisan bill to provide permanent, full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "The Land and Water Conservation Fund is the crown jewel of conservation programs and now that we have successfully permanently authorized the program, the next step is to make the funding of the progr… Continue Reading


11.15.19

Gardner Honors Colorado Veterans on Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. - Following the observance of Veterans Day on Monday, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the floor of the United States Senate this week to recognize and honor veterans in Colorado and across the United States who have served our country in uniform. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "There has never been a fight too dangerous or a task too difficult for the men and women who have served our country. We must approach veterans car… Continue Reading


11.15.19

Gardner Meets with Energy Secretary Nominee Dan Brouillette

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, met with Dan Brouillette, the nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. Brouillette is currently the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy, and his nomination is under consideration by Gardner's committee. The Senate previously confirmed Mr. Brouillette to be Deputy Secretary with a strong bipartisan vote of 79-17 on August 3, 2017. "Mr. Brouillette an… Continue Reading


11.14.19

Senate Passes Gardner, Bennet Resolution Commemorating CO Farm Bureau’s 100th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed a resolution authored by Colorado Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Colorado Farm Bureau Federation and celebrating the long history of the Farm Bureau representing the farmers and ranchers of Colorado. "Growing up on the Eastern Plains and working in my family's farm implement dealership gave me a deep appreciation for agriculture and the organizations that work every day to help the industry thri… Continue Reading


11.14.19

Gardner Recognized for Strong Conservation Record

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) received ConservAmerica's "Congressional Champion" award for his strong record promoting conservation policies. ConservAmerica Board Member Gibson McKay and President Jeff Kupfer present Senator Gardner with the "Congressional Champion" award. "Every American should want to protect the environment and pass our beautiful country on to the next generation better and cleaner than it was given to us," said Senator Gardner. "In Colorado we take… Continue Reading

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