Press Releases

06.07.18

Gardner, Warren, Joyce and Blumenauer Unveil Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Policies

Fact Sheet (PDF) Bill Text (PDF) Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representatives David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) today introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders. The bill also extends these protections to Washington D.C, U.S. territ… Continue Reading


06.06.18

Gardner Authors Legislation to Bring More Doctors to Rural Areas in Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act. This legislation will help address the dramatically growing physician shortage in rural areas in Colorado and across the country. The Rural Physician Workforce Production Act reforms the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program to ensure that medical residents have the same opportunity to practice in rural areas as they do in urban areas. "Rural areas across our state are feeling the i… Continue Reading


06.05.18

Gardner, Bennet Announce $65 Million South I-25 and $25 Million I-70 INFRA Grants

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today announced El Paso County will receive a $65 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to widen an approximately 18-mile segment of I-25 from Monument to Castle Rock by adding one express lane in each direction. Additionally, the Colorado Department of Transportation will receive a $25 million INFRA grant to add an additional 12-mile shoulder lane on Interstate 70 in Clear Creek County. "I'm thrill… Continue Reading


06.04.18

Senators Gardner, Markey to Hold Hearing on North Korea Before Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, June 5th, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, will lead a Subcommittee hearing focused on next steps for United States policy toward North Korea as President Donald Trump prepares to meet in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. A live stream of the hearing can be viewed here. **Senator Gardner a… Continue Reading


05.28.18

Gardner Remembers our Nation’s Heroes on Memorial Day

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement in honor of Memorial Day: "On this Memorial Day, we all take time to remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. We live in the land of freedom and opportunity only because our heroes have given everything to protect us. Today is about celebrating their life and ensuring their legacy lives on. Thank you to these brave men and women and we are forever grateful f… Continue Reading


05.25.18

Gardner, Markey Introduce Legislation to Ensure Taiwan’s Role on World Stage is Not Diminished by China

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, introduced the Taiwan International Participation Act of 2018 (TIPA). The legislation establishes that it's United States policy to support Taiwan's participation in appropriate international organizations. "The United States has an obligation to do everything it can to strengthen Tai… Continue Reading


05.25.18

Gardner, Udall Introduce Bill to Put Wi-Fi on School Buses

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced a bill to put wireless internet on school buses in order to help students without broadband access at home get online to study and do homework. The legislation would allow the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) E-Rate program to reimburse schools that place Wi-Fi technology on school buses carrying students to school or school related extracurricular activities. "Many students in rural school di… Continue Reading


05.24.18

Gardner Statement on President’s Decision Regarding North Korea Summit

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today released the below statement following President Trump's decision to cancel the summit with Kim Jong Un. "President Trump has made the right decision to cancel the summit with Kim Jong Un until North Korea is ready to act in good faith to fully denuclearize," said Gardner. "We must double down on our strategy of maximum pressure and engagement. I… Continue Reading


05.23.18

Gardner Provision Included in Senate-Passed VA Reform Bill

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the Senate's passage of the VA MISSION Act, legislation that will overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and improve care for our veterans. A key provision from Gardner's Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2017 was included in the VA MISSION Act. Under current law, the CHOICE Act, a veteran can see a medical professional outside the VA system if they have to wait longer than 30 days for … Continue Reading


05.17.18

Gardner Votes for Haspel: First Female CIA Director in United States History

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following his vote to confirm Gina Haspel as Director of the CIA: "Gina Haspel is the right person to serve as our nation's next Director of the CIA. She has the backing of both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, but most importantly she has the unequivocal support from the courageous men and women that served alongside her at the CIA. Under her leadership, the CIA will continue their important work to keep our coun… Continue Reading


05.16.18

Gardner, Bennet, Buck Introduce the Amache Study Act

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Congressman Ken Buck (CO-4) today introduced the Amache Study Act, legislation that would direct the Department of Interior to conduct a special resource study at Amache, a former Japanese American relocation center in Granada, Colorado. The purpose of the study is to assess the historical significance of Amache and determine the feasibility of Amache becoming part of the National Park System. Currently, Amache is a… Continue Reading


05.15.18

Senators Gardner and Markey Highlight their Asia Strategy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy led a hearing on Tuesday focusing on their legislation, the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA). Last month, Senator Gardner and Senator Markey along with Senator Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA), which is designed to serve … Continue Reading


05.15.18

Gardner to Introduce Body Armor Bill to Protect Law Enforcement Officers

Click here to download Gardner's video statement. Click here to download B-Roll from the Wreath Ceremony. Click here to download pictures from the Wreath Ceremony. Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he will be introducing legislation designed to help outfit every law enforcement officer in the country with Type III body armor, which is designed to stop rifle ballistics. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the vast majority of bulletproof v… Continue Reading


05.10.18

Gardner, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Legislation to Extend Visa Program for Afghan Interpreters, Support Staff

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with five of their colleagues, introduced bipartisan legislation to further extend the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program (SIV), which allows Afghans who have supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and face threats as a result of their service to apply for refuge in the United States. The legislation authorizes 4,000 additional visas for the next fiscal year and takes additional steps to strengthen Afghan SIV … Continue Reading


05.09.18

Gardner Statement on Release of North Korea’s American Hostages

Click here to download Gardner's video statement. Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following President Trump's announcement that three American hostages have been released from North Korea and are on their way back to the United States with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "Today's development is great news for these Americans and their families and I could not be happier that they will soon be back on American soil. Under the previous Admini… Continue Reading


05.07.18

Honor Flight Northern Colorado Heroes Meet with Gardner at WWII Memorial

Click here to download a video message from Senator Gardner. Click here to download B-roll. Click here to download photos. Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today welcomed veterans and their families from Honor Flight Northern Colorado to the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Honor Flight Northern Colorado bringing veterans to the nation's capital. "It was an incredible honor to meet our veterans at the World War II memori… Continue Reading


05.01.18

Colorado Congressional Delegation: Relocate Army Futures Command to Denver

Washington D.C. - The entire Colorado Congressional delegation today sent a letter to Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper, urging him to choose Denver as the new headquarters for Army Futures Command. The members of Congress wrote, "The Denver ecosystem will provide the Army with unmatched access to the top talent, innovation, and research and academia critical to the Army Futures Command's mission to keep our Armed Forces at the global forefront of military science and technology. Denve… Continue Reading


04.30.18

Gardner Visits Colorado Troops in Afghanistan

Click here to download full resolution photos and B-roll. Washington D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after returning from a trip to Afghanistan. Gardner began his trip meeting with top U.S. military leaders that are a part of Operation Resolute Support, and visited Fort Carson-based 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division in Khandar, Afghanistan to receive an update on their mission. Gardner also visited Bagram Air Force Base where he… Continue Reading


04.26.18

Gardner Votes to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

Washington D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after the Senate voted to confirm Mike Pomepo as the next Secretary of State. "Mike Pompeo is eminently qualified to be our next Secretary of State and I was proud to support him today," said Gardner. "Pompeo was first in his class at West Point, served as a member of the House Intelligence Committee, was a successful business owner, and an effective CIA Director. Unfortunately, too many of my colleagues ignored… Continue Reading


04.24.18

Gardner Ranked as 8th Most Bipartisan Senator

Washington, D.C. - The Lugar Center, led by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University today jointly released their new Bipartisan Index (BPI) rankings of members of Congress for 2017 and ranked Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) as the 8th most bipartisan Senator. "My job is to represent Colorado in the United States Senate and that means working across party lines to get things done for the state," said Gardner. "Whether it's working with S… Continue Reading

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