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Gardner, Lee Lead Effort to Reduce Government Regulations

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Reducing Excessive Government (REG) Act, legislation that would require any increase in the debt limit approved by Congress and the President be accompanied by a proportional reduction in regulatory burden for every new dollar of debt. Last week, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asked Congress to raise the federal debt ceiling so the United States would not default on its obligations. Mnuchin also notified Congress… Continue Reading


Gardner Meets with Tribal Leaders at the White House Regarding Gorsuch Nomination

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner released the below statement following his meeting yesterday at the White House with tribal leaders regarding Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the United States Supreme Court. "I was honored to sit down with tribal leaders to discuss Judge Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court," said Gardner. "Judge Gorsuch is a mainstream jurist who is well qualified to fill this role and has a deep understanding of tribal sovereignty issues. Gorsuch's Western perspecti… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet, Tipton Introduce Native American Indian Education Act

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) along with Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) today introduced the Native American Indian Education Act, legislation that would provide relief to state education budgets and protect tuition-free higher education for Native Americans. States like Colorado facing severe budget constraints are struggling to fulfill the requirement to provide tuition-free higher education opportunities for Native American Indian studen… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Confirm Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting in favor of confirming former Senator Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence. "I have had the opportunity to see first-hand Senator Coats' dedication to our country and sharp focus on defense and intelligence issues while serving with him in the United States Senate," said Gardner. "A former veteran and member of the Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, Senator Coats has a keen underst… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces $1.1 Million FEMA Grant for Larimer County 2013 Flood Response

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded Larimer County $1,131,522.92 to repair roads and bridges that were damaged during the September 2013 floods. "The 2013 floods took a devastating toll on Larimer County, but the community has come together and rebuilt much of what was lost," said Gardner. "It is important to provide the necessary resources for the County to continue to repair critical infrastructure and be… Continue Reading


Gardner Invites EPA Administrator Pruitt to Southwest Colorado to Discuss Gold King Mine Spill

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt inviting him to visit Southwest Colorado to hear from Coloradans regarding the Gold King Mine spill. Recently, Gardner spoke on the Senate floor about the Gold King Mine spill and released a statement following his vote to confirm Administrator Pruitt highlighting Pruitt's commitment to fully compensate those affected. In the letter, Gardner wrote, "We share th… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Gardner Welcomes Deployment of Missile Defense System to Counter North Korean Aggression

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke about the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea. After North Korea fired multiple missiles into the Sea of Japan on March 5, 2017, Gardner released a statement condemning Pyongyang and requested a full briefing from the Administration on policies to counter North Korean aggression. Gardner repeatedly called on the Obama Administration to accelerate the deployment of THAAD, and in February urged … Continue Reading


Gardner Rejects Washington’s One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Land Management

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his vote of disapproval of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Planning 2.0 Rule: "The final BLM Planning 2.0 Rule is an example of Washington's failed one-size-fits-all approach to policymaking and highlights how little Washington bureaucrats understand the way of the West. My goal has always been to bring more of Colorado to Washington and less Washington to Colorado, and I supported repealing this r… Continue Reading


GOP Senators Say House Health Care Draft Lacks Key Protections for Medicaid Expansion Population

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Rob Portman (R-OH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) outlining concerns that the February 10th draft health care plan from the House does not adequately protect individuals and families in Medicaid expansion programs or provide necessary flexibility for states. In the letter, the senators write: "While we support efforts to repeal and replace the Affo… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on North Korea Missile Launches

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after reports that North Korea fired multiple projectiles into the Sea of Japan: "North Korea's reported launch of multiple missiles comes approximately one month after the regime claimed it successfully tested a new type of ballistic missile. Pyongyang's growing aggression must be met with a tough policy response from the United States, including new sanctions, show-of-force exercises in the region and the expedi… Continue Reading


Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Introduces Bill to Help States Combat Cyber Threat

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark Warner (D-VA), founders of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, along with Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Barbara Comstock (R-VA) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to help state, local, and tribal governments more effectively counter cyber threats. The State Cyber Resiliency Act would set up a cybersecurity grant program that would provide resources for states to develop and implement effective cyber resiliency plans. T… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Confirm Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting in favor of confirming Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: "Dr. Ben Carson's commitment to work toward expanding affordable housing and finding solutions to assist those living in impoverished communities will serve our country well as he enters his new role as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. I look forward to working with him to address these challenges and hel… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet, Tipton Applaud FCC Approval of La Plata County Request for Denver TV

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) along with Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) today applauded the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) approval of La Plata County's petition for inclusion into the Denver television market for satellite television. The Colorado lawmakers have long advocated on behalf of Southwest Colorado to the FCC, most recently sending a letter urging the FCC to approve the petition. The county's market modification petition … Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on President Trump’s Address to Congress

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress: "Tonight, President Trump outlined his plan to tackle our country's challenges. I am encouraged that he prioritized strengthening our economy and boosting job creation as well as addressing our broken health care system. Equally as important, the President highlighted the increasingly complex security threats we're facing around the globe, in… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Executive Order to Review WOTUS

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after President Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Developed by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, WOTUS redefines and expands waters that are subject to Clean Water Act regulations, and has the potential to impact more than a million acres and thousands of stream miles in Colorado. "I applaud Pres… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces $1 Million Superfund Grant for Summitville Mine

DENVER - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the state of Colorado will receive $1 million for the Summitville Mine superfund site. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the funding is to be used specifically for water treatment at the site. "I'm pleased the EPA awarded funding for the Summitville Mine superfund site," said Gardner. "This funding will be used for water treatment and is critical to the continued clean-up at the Summitville Mine. I'm committed to ensuring C… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet, Hickenlooper invite one of the country’s most iconic conventions to Colorado

DENVER - Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 - Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet and Governor John Hickenlooper today sent a joint letter to the Outdoor Retailer Show to encourage its consideration of Colorado as its new home for the popular recreation convention. In the letter, Colorado's senior leadership states that the state is the perfect new location for the Outdoor Retailer show given Colorado's bipartisan commitment to maintaining and protecting public lands. "Colorado is unmatched in the … Continue Reading


Gardner, Bipartisan Group of Senators Send Letter on War Crimes in Syria

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today joined Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD) in sending a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asking for an update on plans to demand accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Syrian civil war. The letter was also signed by Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tom Udall (D-NM), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Tim… Continue Reading


Gardner Meets with Coloradans Along the Front Range

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spent yesterday meeting with constituents in Denver, Golden, and Fort Collins. At the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Gardner met with the Colorado Space Coalition to discuss ways to advance Colorado's aerospace industry and create more jobs for Coloradans. Recently, the Senate approved two-Gardner authored provisions in the NASA Transition Authorization Act that will help bolster Colorado's aerospace industry. Gardner also spoke to the Governor's Forum on C… Continue Reading


Gardner Receives Award for Championing Manufacturing

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today received the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at MillerCoors in Golden, CO. The award is given to Members of Congress who demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing's role in our economy and whose records support the industry. "I'm pleased to receive the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award from MillerCoors, a Colorado institution," said Gardner. "Manufacturing contributes billi… Continue Reading

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