Press Releases

04.08.16

Gardner Meets with Lead Treasury Department Official to Enforce U.S. Sanctions

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today met with U.S. Department of Treasury Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam Szubin, who is the official primarily responsible for enforcing United States economic sanctions policy. As Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cyber Security Policy, Gardner asked for status of the implementation of his North Korea sanctions legislation, Treasury's actions… Continue Reading


04.07.16

Gardner Urges FRA Administrator to Visit Colorado Regarding Train Horn Noise

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg urging her to visit Colorado to meet with the local communities impacted by train horn noise throughout the state. The letter reads in full: Dear Administrator Feinberg: Thank you for the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) recent decision to conduct a retrospective review of train horn regulations. As the FRA conducts this review, I write to ask you to vis… Continue Reading


04.06.16

Gardner, Tipton Urge Secretary Jewell to Finalize Trapper Mine Environmental Assessment

Washington, DC - Sen. Cory Gardner (CO-R), and Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) today sent a letter to United States Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell urging her to finalize the Trapper Mine Environmental Assessment before the April 30, 2016 deadline. The letter reads in full: Dear Secretary Jewell: We write today to urge a timely review and approval of the Proposed Action and Mine Plan at the Trapper Mine in Craig, Colorado. We are encouraged by the progress being made on the Envi… Continue Reading


04.06.16

Senate Begins Debate on FAA Bill That Includes Gardner Provisions

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate began debate on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation, which included several provisions introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. "As the first Senator from Colorado on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee in nearly 40 years, I am pleased I was able to secure several provisions that are good for Colorado and Americans across the country in… Continue Reading


04.06.16

Gardner Introduces Measure to Prevent Transfer of GTMO Detainees to U.S.

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation that prohibits the use of federal airspace for flights transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the United States. "At a recent town hall that focused on national security issues in Florence, CO, Coloradans and local law enforcement expressed grave concerns about the Administration's apparent willingness to circumvent current law and brin… Continue Reading


04.05.16

Gardner Questions Obama Administration Policy on Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) questioned the Honorable Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Under Secretary for Political Affairs at the United States Department of State, at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today focused on Iran's recent ballistic missile tests and the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. Gardner continues to hold the Obama Administration accountable when it comes to Iran's ballistic missile tests in violation of numerous United Nations Sanctions. Click here … Continue Reading


04.05.16

Gardner Introduces Resolution to Prohibit Transfer of GTMO Detainees to State Sponsors of Terror

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and his Republican colleagues in introducing legislation that would prohibit the transfer or release of Guantanamo Bay detainees to global terror havens, including all countries designated by the United States Department of State as state sponsors of terrorism, currently Iran, Syria, and Sudan. Current U.S. law already prohibits transfers to Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and Syria, but not to Iran and Sudan, where 14 detainees ha… Continue Reading


04.04.16

Gardner Joins CDOT, Local Leaders in Welcoming I-25 Expansion

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today joined the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and local officials in ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the end of construction of the North I-25 Express Lanes between US 36 and 120th Avenue. Photos of the ceremony can be found here. "I join Coloradans in celebrating an important accomplishment for Colorado's transportation infrastructure and welcoming the much anticipated opening of the I-25 express lanes," said Gardner. "I was proud to… Continue Reading


04.04.16

Gardner Leads the Charge for a Stronger, Safer America

Washington, DC - During the state work period, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, traveled abroad and met with Coloradans to discuss national security threats facing the United States. "From my conversations with both foreign leaders and Coloradans, it is evident that many people both at home and abroad share my concerns when it comes to the grave national security challenges our country faces," said Gardner. "From the growing instability in the Mi… Continue Reading


03.31.16

Gardner Announces USDA Grant for Flood Restoration and Mitigation Projects in Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program will make $10,240,800 available to Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs for the purposes of restoration and flood mitigation after severe weather impacted the region last year. Gardner sent a letter on July 10, 2015 to President Obama requesting federal assistance for several counties in Colorado impacted by significant weather events. "I a… Continue Reading


03.30.16

Gardner Statement on Burma's Swearing in of Htin Kyaw

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after Htin Kyaw was sworn in as Burma's first civilian president in more than 50 years. "I congratulate the Burmese people for taking a significant step toward a representative democracy today," said Gardner. "I urge the new civilian government to continue on the path of democratic reforms, including minority rights and fundamental freedoms of speech and assembly. I look forward to working with the Administration… Continue Reading


03.28.16

Gardner Concludes National Security Town Hall in Florence, CO

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today hosted a town hall in Florence, Colorado focused on national security issues. Local elected officials, including members of the law enforcement community, and other local leaders joined Gardner in Fremont County. The audience asked Gardner to address North Korea's growing aggression, the potential transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Colorado, and the President's foreign policy strategy. "Local elected officials, law enforcement, and commu… Continue Reading


03.26.16

Gardner Concludes Congressional Delegation Trip to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) concluded a Congressional delegation trip to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. In Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the Senator met with top security officials and national leaders, including the Emir Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and the King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. In Israel, the Senator met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat.‎ "Our discussions with heads of state an… Continue Reading


03.23.16

Gardner Statement on Obamacare Anniversary

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement on the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act: "Six years have passed since the President signed his signature legislation into law, yet Coloradans and Americans across the country continue to suffer from the effects of the law's many broken promises. President Obama said that under his law, 'if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan, period.' He promised to 'lower premi… Continue Reading


03.22.16

Gardner Reacts to VA’s Response to Review of Denver Hospital Project

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced action and proposed actions against four individuals at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) following the Administrative Investigation Board's (AIB) review. Additionally, the VA stated that prior to the AIB's review, three individuals in key leadership positions for the Denver Hospital project were reassigned, and two individuals are no longer employed by… Continue Reading


03.22.16

Gardner Statement on Brussels Attacks

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement on the attacks in Brussels. "Our hearts are with all of those in Brussels, particularly the victims and their loved ones," said Gardner. "We stand in solidarity with Belgium, our friend and ally, and join the world in mourning the loss of innocent life as a result of these senseless, malicious attacks for which ISIS has claimed responsibility. It is more clear now than ever that the United States cannot wait any lon… Continue Reading


03.18.16

Gardner Supports Tougher Sanctions on Iran

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined his Republican colleagues in introducing two bills that would impose tough sanctions on Iran. In response to Iran's ballistic missile violations, the Iran Ballistic Missile Sanctions Act sanctions individuals who directly and indirectly contribute to Iran's ballistic missile program as well as entities controlled by Iran's key ballistic missile organizations. The Iran Terrorism and Human Rights Act aims to counter terrorism and human rights abu… Continue Reading


03.16.16

Gardner Statement on North Korea Sanctions

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after the Obama Administration announced additional sanctions on North Korea through an executive order to implement Gardner's North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act. Signed into law in February of 2016, the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act imposes mandatory sanctions on individuals who contribute to North Korea's nuclear program and proliferation activities, malicious cyberattacks, censorsh… Continue Reading


03.16.16

Gardner Statement on Supreme Court Nominee

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after President Obama announced he is nominating Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, to fulfill the vacancy on the Supreme Court: "We stand at a pivotal point in our nation's history. The Obama Administration continues to use the judicial and regulatory systems to push through its legislative agenda, shifting the balance of power that our Founders established," said Ga… Continue Reading


03.15.16

Gardner Contacts Federal Bureau of Prisons About Staffing Changes at Florence Complex

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to the Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Thomas Kane, expressing concerns with recent staffing changes at the Florence Federal Correctional Complex. He outlines two specific adjustments: the elimination of roster positions that caused the number of staff positions to drop below the number necessary to maintain safe operations at the prison and the continued practice of augmenting posts to avoid paying employees overtime. … Continue Reading

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