Press Releases

06.29.16

Gardner’s Outdoor Recreation Bill Approved by Commerce Committee

Washington, DC - The United States Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today approved Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act, a bipartisan bill introduced with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). This legislation would inform policymakers and business leaders on the jobs created, and the consumer spending driven by, the outdoor recreation economy. In April, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the Federal Recreation Council will … Continue Reading


06.29.16

Commerce Committee Approves Gardner-Peters Bill to Keep America Competitive

Washington, DC - The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today approved the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, legislation introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) along with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), leaders of the Committee's innovation and competitiveness working group on federal science and technology research policies. The bipartisan American Innovation and Competitiveness Act maximizes basic research by reducing administrative burdens for researchers, enha… Continue Reading


06.28.16

Gardner Announces $1 Million Grant for Colorado Wildfire Mitigation

Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the announcement of a partnership between the United States Forest Service (USFS), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the American Forest Foundation (AFF). These groups will work with private landowners to reduce the risk of wildfires through various mitigation projects in the Upper South Platte region. "Wildfire mitigation is important because it can protect property and save lives," sa… Continue Reading


06.28.16

**MEDIA ADVISORY** Gardner’s American Innovation and Competitiveness Act to Receive Committee Markup Tomorrow

Washington, DC - The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a markup of S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, a bill authored by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. WHAT: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Markup of the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act WHEN: Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00 AM EST. … Continue Reading


06.28.16

Gardner Announces $5.9 Million in Grants for Denver International Airport

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that Denver International Airport, along with several other Colorado airports, will receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. Denver International Airport will receive $5,972,434 for taxiway rehabilitation; Fort Morgan Municipal airport will receive $118,755 to produce an airport master plan study; Durango-La Plata County Airport will receive $215,000 for taxiway rehabilitation; Yuma Municipal Airport will receive $118,755… Continue Reading


06.28.16

Gardner, Peters Introduce Substitute to American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) along with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee's innovation and competitiveness working group on federal science and technology research policies, introduced a substitute amendment to S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act. The amendment includes a four percent increase in National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authorization levels for FY 2018 over… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Gardner Announces BOR Grants for Colorado Water Projects

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the Bureau of Reclamation's (BOR) announcement to award four separate grants for water projects in various Colorado communities. According to the BOR, the Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District in Englewood will receive $300,000 to build a biological treatment system in conjunction with the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority; the Grand Valley Water Users Association in Grand Junction will receive $3… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Gardner Introduces the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), leaders of the Commerce Committee's innovation and competitiveness working group on federal science and technology research policies, along with Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) who serve respectively as the chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act. The bipartisan bill maximizes basic… Continue Reading


06.21.16

Gardner, Colleagues Condemn Russian Aggression

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), David Perdue (R-GA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced a bipartisan resolution that calls on Russia to cease provocative military maneuvers that endanger U.S. forces and calls on the U.S., its European allies, and the international community to continue to apply pressure on Moscow. "From invading Ukraine to provocative… Continue Reading


06.21.16

Gardner Supports Mental Health Reform Act

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today cosponsored the Mental Health Reform Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA). The legislation strengthens federal mental health programs while also extending greater flexibility to states and local communities to enhance mental health services, supports expansion of innovative treatment options to improve mental health care, and increases access to behavioral health services. According to the National Alliance on … Continue Reading


06.20.16

Gardner Votes to Protect 2nd Amendment, Prevent Terrorists From Purchasing Guns

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today voted in favor of an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that would prevent terrorists from purchasing guns while protecting 2nd Amendment rights. The amendment encourages enhanced coordination and information sharing among state, local, and federal law enforcement officials by creating a process to notify federal, state, and local law enforcement when an individual who has been investigated … Continue Reading


06.17.16

Gardner, Bennet, and Local Communities Meet with FRA Administrator to Discuss Train Noise

Northern Colorado - Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, as well as Congressman Jared Polis and local community leaders, met with Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg in Fort Collins and Loveland to discuss the agency's train horn rule and the need for more flexibility to establish quiet zones. Communities across Colorado have expressed concerns with the FRA's rules, which require trains to blow loud continuous horns through towns unless the communities mee… Continue Reading


06.17.16

Gardner, Hatch, Johnson Introduce Amendment to Provide Life-Saving Treatment to Epilepsy Patients

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), introduced an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill that makes it explicit the federal government cannot prevent states from implementing any legislation that makes it lawful to possess, distribute, or use cannabidiol (CBD). Currently, nearly three million Americans suffer from a form of epilepsy that is characterized by uncontrollable seizures. These seiz… Continue Reading


06.14.16

Gardner Statement on Appeals Court Ruling on Net Neutrality

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Transportation, and Science, today released the below statement after the Washington, D.C. federal appeals court upheld the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Open Internet Order: "I'm disappointed the D.C. Circuit Court upheld the FCC's reclassification of the Internet, which threatens innovation and progress in the expansion of broadband Internet access. The FCC's rule not only circumvents the… Continue Reading


06.14.16

Gardner, Warner Announce Launch of Bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Caucus

Washington, DC - At an American Enterprise Institute event today on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced the creation of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus to provide a platform for Senators and their staffs to stay informed on major policy issues and developments in cybersecurity. "As the cyber threat continues to evolve, so must our strategy," said Sen. Gardner, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and In… Continue Reading


06.14.16

NDAA Includes Gardner Amendment That Paves the Way for Assured Access to Space

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate today approved S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD), with broad bipartisan support. The NDAA included language Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) authored that allows 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. "I'm proud that the Sena… Continue Reading


06.13.16

Gardner Statement on North Korea’s Cyber Attack on the Defense Industry

Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following reports that North Korean hackers obtained more than 40,000 documents, including blueprints to U.S. fighter jets, in a cyberattack on the defense industry. "Today's news is further evidence that North Korea's cyber capabilities are growing and present an evolving threat to the United States and its allies," said Gardner. "It is outrageous that given the gravity of the threat and the brazenness of the Nor… Continue Reading


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

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