Press Releases


Gardner Introduces Legislation to Fix Veterans Affairs

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today he has introduced the Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2017, legislation designed to increase access to care for our nation's veterans and reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hiring process to make it easier to fill staffing shortages at the agency. This legislation follows an explosive Inspector General report Gardner demanded that revealed secret wait lists at a number of Colorado VA facilities. According… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement Celebrating Thanksgiving

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement celebrating Thanksgiving: "Thanksgiving is a blessed time to spend with family and friends and reflect on all that we are thankful for. As a Coloradan, I'm thankful for living in the greatest state in the greatest country on earth. We live in a free, democratic society where every person has a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I'm thankful for the men and women in uniform, many of whom are unable to… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Designation of North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terror

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following President Trump's announcement that he will designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror. "I applaud the Administration's decision to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror, which is something I have been pushing the Trump Administration to do for several months," said Gardner. "North Korea imprisons and tortures their own citizens, murdered American citizen Otto Warmbier, and continues to d… Continue Reading


Senate Tax Reform to Include Bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act

Washington, D.C. - In a major step toward helping distressed communities nationwide, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Tim Scott (R-SC), along with a group of their colleagues, announced that the amended Senate tax reform plan will include the bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act (IIOA) as a part of the tax reform bill that will be voted on by the full Senate in the coming weeks. The IIOA incentivizes investment in economically distressed areas by allowing trillions of dollars in private … Continue Reading


Gardner to Hold Pueblo Town Hall

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, November 20th in Pueblo. It will be Senator Gardner's 6th town hall since August. Constituents are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. The event is open to the public and the media. If you are a member of the media interested in attending the event, please RSVP by sending an email to Senator Gardner's Deputy Press Secretary, Jerrod Dobkin, at PUEBLO TOWN HAL… Continue Reading


Gardner, Johnson Statement on Secret Wait Lists at Colorado VA Facilities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statements on Thursday following a Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General report finding secret wait lists at a number of Colorado VA facilities. Johnson and Gardner requested the inspector general investigation in September 2016. "My worst fears have been realized in this Inspector General's report that Chairm… Continue Reading


Gardner Joins Effort to Reform Tax Laws on Marijuana Businesses

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he is cosponsoring the Small Business Tax Equity Act introduced by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). If passed and signed into law, this legislation will ensure marijuana businesses legally operating in Colorado and other states that have legalized the sale of marijuana are able to utilize common business tax deductions and credits, such as those for normal business expenses or for hiring veterans. Currently, a marijuana… Continue Reading


Gardner on Senate’s Tax Relief Legislation

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the release of tax relief legislation in the Senate. This is a big step in bringing tax relief to Coloradans in the form of lower, simpler personal taxes and more competitive business taxes that will lead to more jobs and higher wages for Coloradans. Bipartisan hearings will take place in the coming weeks. "For too long, Coloradans and Americans across the country have felt like they've been left behin… Continue Reading


Heritage Foundation Address by Senator Cory Gardner

--- Bruce, thank you for the kind introduction. It is always a privilege to be back at Heritage. I also want to thank the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses for co-hosting this event. This opportunity to speak before you today is most timely, as President Trump concludes his historic visit to Asia - the longest visit by an American President to the region in more than 25 years, and an unmistakable sign of the power, prestige, and prominence of the region. And the U.S.-Republic of Korea … Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Confirm Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Washington, D.C. -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the confirmation of Colorado native Allison Eid to serve on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals: "Allison Eid will make Colorado proud as she assumes her new position on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Allison's experience as Colorado's Solicitor General, serving on Colorado's Supreme Court, and teaching at CU Law will all contribute to her success on the Tenth Circuit. Her devotion to the Constitution an… Continue Reading


Gardner Meets with High Profile North Korean Defector

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today led a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting with Thae Yong-Ho, a high-level North Korean defector who served as North Korea's Deputy Ambassador to the United Kingdom until he defected to South Korea last year. "I was glad to meet Thae Yong-Ho today and welcome him to the United States Capitol," said Gardner. "He provided valuable in… Continue Reading


Gardner Pushes for Transparency and Accountability in EAGLE-Net Alliance Assets Transfer

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross requesting that any transfer of EAGLE-Net Alliance's former assets be delayed until a National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator is confirmed. Gardner is taking action to make sure a transparent and open process takes place. From his time in the House of Representatives, Gardner has led the charge to ensure accountability of taxpayer resources when it comes… Continue Reading


Gardner Speaks on Senate Floor About Need to Delay Health Insurance Tax

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke yesterday on the Senate floor about legislation he introduced, the Healthcare Tax Relief Act, that would delay the Health Insurance Tax created by the Affordable Care Act. Click here to view the full remarks. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: Mr. President, I rise today to discuss the Healthcare Tax Relief Act, legislation I have introduced to delay the Health Insurance Tax created by the Affordable Care Act. This tax, often refer… Continue Reading


Gardner Supports Bill that Paves Way for Tax Relief

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the Senate's passage of the FY18 budget resolution. The budget resolution is the first step in bringing tax relief to the American people. By voting for the budget, Gardner is making it clear it is time to achieve real results for the American people and bring much-needed tax relief to Coloradans. "This budget puts us on a path toward fiscal responsibility and paves the way forward to bring tax rel… Continue Reading


Gardner Seeks Input from Coloradans on Fixing our Tax Code and Growing Wages

Washington, DC - As Congress turns its attention to providing tax relief from an oversized and confusing tax code, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced his office has launched a new web page to gather input from Coloradans on how to fix our tax code and grow wages. It's been over 30 years since Congress has passed major tax reform and Gardner is asking Coloradans how lower taxes and a simplified tax code will help them. To share a personal story with Senator Gardner or provide input on… Continue Reading


Gardner Spends Day in Logan, Morgan, and Yuma Counties

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spent Monday meeting with constituents on the Eastern Plains. "Meeting constituents and local leaders to discuss how I can help them make sure their local communities and businesses succeed is one of the most important parts of my job," said Gardner. "Whether it's finding a way forward on an issue like Bonny Reservoir or seeing how Colorado's agriculture processing plants contribute to the local economy, it's important to travel the state and spea… Continue Reading


Gardner Returns From Puerto Rico Visit

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) returned from a bicameral Congressional Delegation trip to Puerto Rico to assess the hurricane-ravaged territory. Gardner was asked by the White House to attend in his role as Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee. Also joining the tour were four of his senate colleagues, senior officials from the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense. "It was important to see the hurricane damage first-hand and meet with Go… Continue Reading


Pueblo Town Hall Postponed

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner announced today that he will be rescheduling his town hall in Pueblo, CO originally scheduled to take place on Friday, October 6th. Gardner has been asked by the White House to attend a bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Delegation to the hurricane-ravaged territory of Puerto Rico leaving in the early morning hours on Saturday, October 7th. The Congressional Delegation will be traveling with senior officials from the White House, the Department of Homela… Continue Reading


Gardner Urges Congressional Leaders to Support Wildfire Funding

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senate Western Caucus colleagues in sending a letter on Wednesday to Congressional leadership urging their support for wildfire reforms that will assist Colorado and other Western states that have experienced severe damage from several years of destructive wildfire seasons. This letter follows Gardner's action on wildfire funding two weeks ago when he introduced the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017, legislation that would end the dest… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces New Staff Additions

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced two additions to his staff. Dustin Sherer will serve as Gardner's Legislative Assistant and will work on energy, environment, lands, forestry, agricultural, and water policies. Brian Wanamaker will serve as Counsel to Senator Gardner and will handle budget, banking, taxes, appropriations, labor and judiciary policies. Dustin Sherer comes to Gardner's office from Congressman Scott Tipton's (CO-3), where he served the Congressman f… Continue Reading

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