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Gardner Votes to Send Coloradan to the Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following his vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. Gardner attended the White House ceremony where President Trump first announced fellow Coloradan Neil Gorsuch as his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy and released a statement praising the Judge. The following day, Gardner was the second Senator to meet with the native Coloradan and offer him his full support. Throughout the con… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on US Strikes in Syria

Washington, DC - United States Senator Cory (R-CO) Gardner, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement tonight after reports of US strikes in Syria: "Tonight, the United States of America took action against a treacherous regime whose actions and allies have shown the world the dark edge of humanity. The use of chemical weapons is illegal under international law and the Administration is well justified taking this long-overdue action tonight against a de… Continue Reading


Gardner, Peters Introduce Resolution to Eliminate Duplicative Government Programs

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced the Congressional Oversight to Start Taxpayer Savings Resolution (COST Savings Resolution), legislation that would require Congressional committees to hold oversight hearings on the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Annual Report of Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap and Duplication and the GAO High Risk List. The COST Savings Resolution directs Congressional committees to take into accoun… Continue Reading


Gardner, Schatz Lead Colleagues in Requesting Strategy and Results for First Trump-Xi Summit

Washington, D.C. - Prior to President Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi later this week, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Brian Schatz (D-HI), along with 11 of their Senate colleagues, today sent a letter urging the President "to pursue a multifaceted and results-focused agenda that encompasses pressing security challenges; equitable economic engagement; as well as human rights and rule of law in China." Specifically, the letter demands that President Trump ask China to take immediate ac… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on North Korea Missile Launch

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following reports that North Korea tested another ballistic missile. "North Korea's latest ballistic missile test is yet another reminder to the United States, China, and the international community, that we need to take every measure to stop the madman in Pyongyang, and we must do so now," said Gardner. "President Trump must tell President Xi this week that the policy of 'strategic patience' is now over and China must … Continue Reading


Gardner, Coons Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letters Encouraging White House to Continue to Modernize Federal Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and Congressmen Peter Welch (D-VT) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) today delivered bipartisan letters to President Donald Trump calling on the administration's support and use of the Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs). These public-private partnerships allow the federal government to modernize federal infrastructure and improve energy and water services through innovative finan… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Aim to Hold Senate Accountable During Government Shutdowns

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced a resolution to pressure Congress to avoid or quickly end a government shutdown. At the end of this month, the country faces another government funding deadline and the potential for a government shutdown. In the event of a government shutdown, this resolution, if enacted, would set in motion a constant series of quorum calls and roll call votes until a bill to reopen the government has been signe… Continue Reading


Gardner Receives Consortium of Social Science Associations Distinguished Service Award

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement after receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA). According to COSSA, the Distinguished Service Award "recognizes leaders who have gone above and beyond to promote, protect, and advance the social and behavioral science research enterprise." "It was an honor to receive the Consortium of Social Science Associations' Distinguished Service Award and be recognized as… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces Millions In Disaster Recovery Funding

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Federal Highway Administration has awarded Colorado the following amounts for disaster recovery: · $111,865,857 for 2013 flood recovery · $5,249,524 for 2015 flood recovery · $7,059,388 for 2016 rockslide on Interstate-70 through Glenwood Canyon In December, Gardner announced he secured funding in the continuing resolution to complete multiple projects and other repairs to infrastructure… Continue Reading


Gardner, Markey Urge Trump Administration to Fully Enforce North Korea Sanctions

Washington, D.C. - In light of today's report that the Trump Administration has imposed new sanctions on North Korea, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, along with Ranking Member Ed Markey (D-MA), sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin praising the action and calling for full enforcement of United States and United Nations sanctions on North … Continue Reading


Gardner, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced the Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act, legislation that would expand access to healthcare in both rural and urban areas by paving the way for Medicare to cover additional telehealth services. Currently, Medicare covers limited telehealth services, setting a poor industry standard, discouraging innovation, and restricting access to specialized services. The Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Public Lands Bills Approved by Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today released the following statements after five Colorado-specific public lands bills were unanimously approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Gardner and Bennet introduced the bipartisan bills earlier this year. "Protecting and promoting Colorado's public lands is not a partisan issue, and I'm proud to work across the aisle to move these priorities forward," said Gardner. "Each piece of legislati… Continue Reading


Gardner Energy Efficiency Legislation Approved by Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement after the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017 (S. 239), legislation that encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal buildings. Gardner introduced this bipartisan legislation in January with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Jea… Continue Reading


Gardner, Senate Colleagues Urge Full Funding of PILT Program

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with 33 of his Senate colleagues, sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MI) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) urging the full funding of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. The letter reads in full: Dear Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairman Leahy, As Members of Congress representing counties with federal public lands within their boundaries, we write to request that you work togeth… Continue Reading


Bipartisan Group Of Senators Introduce Legislation To Strengthen U.S.-Israel Economic Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), David Perdue (R-GA), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Jon Tester (D-MT) today introduced bipartisan legislation to recognize the economic accomplishments of the U.S.-Israel economic partnership and support new agreements for collaboration across a variety of sectors within the technology sphere. Since the signing of the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement, Israel has become one of our country's most dynamic economic collaborators in the Middle East a… Continue Reading


Gardner Encourages Colorado Farmers and Ranchers to Seek Federal Disaster Relief Assistance

Washington, D.C. - Following the recent wildfires that devastated farms in Northeast Colorado, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement reminding Colorado farmers and ranchers about the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs. "As someone who lives on the Eastern Plains, I will never forget our farmers and ranchers and we must continue to support them in good times and in bad." said Gardner. "While Coloradans in Northeast Colorado continu… Continue Reading


President Trump Signs Gardner NASA Provisions into Law

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today released the below statement following President Trump signing the NASA Transition Authorization Act into law, which included two Gardner-authored provisions. Gardner's provisions in the NASA Transition Authorization Act include an amendment requiring NASA to develop a plan to reach Mars that includes specific timelines and benchmarks, which will allow Congress to hold the a… Continue Reading


Gardner Introduces Judge Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court Nominee, at Confirmation Hearing

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Judiciary Committee at his United States Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Click here to view Senator Gardner's remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, I would like to begin by thanking you for your leadership and all the work you do on this committee. Today, it's with great pleasure that I introduce along with my colleague and fellow Centennial state… Continue Reading


***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Gardner to Introduce Judge Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court Nominee, at Confirmation Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced that he will introduce Judge Neil Gorsuch when he appears before the Judiciary Committee for a hearing on his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. It is customary for home-state Senators to introduce a nominee to the Committee at the outset of his or her confirmation hearing. "I am honored to introduce Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch before the Judiciary Committee at the beginning of his confirmation hearing," said Gard… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces EPA Payments to Colorado Communities Impacted by Gold King Mine Spill

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding a total of $54,275.40 to Colorado entities "for payroll, fringe, travel and indirect costs" associated with the Gold King Mine spill. According to the EPA, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe will receive $812.49, the city of Durango will receive $1,072.63, the San Juan Basin Health Department will receive $13,611.22, and La Plata County will receive $38,779.06. In December, Gardner,… Continue Reading

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