Press Releases


Gardner, Alexander, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Help Restore and Rebuild Our National Parks

WASHINGTON, - Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), along with eight of their colleagues, today introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill that will use revenues from energy production on federal lands to help pay for the over $11 billion maintenance backlog at our national parks. Gardner, Alexander, and their colleagues have been working with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the National Park Restoration Act, which will help restore and rebuild roads, buildings, campground… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Announce $2 Million TIGER Grant for Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today announced the Department of Transportation has awarded the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe a $2 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for a project aimed at improving access and safety along a 2.5-mile segment of US Highway 160. "This is great news for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe as these Department of Transportation funds will help make critical upgrades on this stretch of highway," … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Gardner Joins CBS This Morning To Discuss North Korea and Trade

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, joined CBS This Morning today to discuss the latest developments on North Korea and trade policy. You can click here to watch the interview. On North Korea: "In the past, the United States has lived up to our end of the bargain where we've entered into promises or agreements with North Korea only to see the North Koreans break t… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Meet with Colorado County Commissioners

Washington, DC - Yesterday, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) met with County Commissioners from several Colorado counties. They discussed a variety of issues affecting Colorado, including public lands, Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), broadband, and infrastructure. Attendees included Commissioners from Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Morgan, Routt, San Miguel, and Teller counties. "Senator Bennet and I had a grea… Continue Reading


Gardner Secures $16 Million TIGER Grant for Southwest Chief Amtrak Line

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the Department of Transportation has awarded a $16 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant that will help rehabilitate railroad segments that Amtrak's Southwest Chief line runs on, including in Colorado. Gardner previously signed a letter to the Secretary of Transportation advocating for the grant. Click here to download Gardner's video remarks. "This grant funding for the Southwest Chief … Continue Reading


Gardner Receives Bipartisan Policy Center’s Legislative Action Award for his Bipartisan Work in the Senate

Washington, DC - The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today announced Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), has been awarded their Legislative Action Award. The awards are presented annually to members of Congress within their first six years in office who work to build consensus, elevate the tenor of the debate, practice civility, and advance legislation on pressing issues. The diverse Award Selection Committee is comprised of BPC's senior leadership and board members, co-chairs of BPC's Commission on… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on North Korea Reports

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, released the following statement regarding reports of North Korea's willingness to discuss denuclearization with the United States. "While this statement of intent from North Korea is a positive development, we have been down this road before, so we need to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past that have led us to the crisis today," said Gardner. "Our goal… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet, Wyden Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Investments in Skiing Communities

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Ski Area Fee Retention Act on Tuesday. Currently, ski area permit fees paid to the Forest Service are sent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and then appropriated back to the Forest Service. This legislation would create a Ski Area Fee Retention Account under the National Forest System, in which a portion of the roughly $37 million in annual fees generated by the ski area… Continue Reading


Gardner Meets with Colorado Law Enforcement and Colorado Small Business Owners

Washington, DC - On Friday, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) held a roundtable with Colorado law enforcement officials from around the state to discuss ways the federal government can better support our state and local law enforcement agencies. They spoke about the recent officer-involved shootings and Gardner offered his condolences to the community regarding the tragic deaths of three Colorado law enforcement officers. "Our law enforcement officers run toward danger to save lives and I was hono… Continue Reading


Gardner Continues Fight to Move BLM West

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the Senate floor about his proposal to move the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) headquarters to the West. Gardner has led the charge to relocate BLM's headquarters to the West and first raised the idea at an Energy and Natural Resources hearing in June of 2016. Gardner spoke to Secretary Zinke about his proposal prior to Zinke's confirmation. Gardner also brought up the issue publically during Zinke's confirmation hearing. In May … Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Immigration Votes

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following his votes to advance immigration reform: "Our immigration system is broken and that's why I voted for solutions today," said Gardner. "President Trump has repeatedly stated he wants to address the Dreamer population and increase border security and the proposals I supported today would have done exactly that. I'm disapointed we were not able to find a solution this week but that does not mean our work is over… Continue Reading


Gardner Lifts Certain DOJ Holds as Positive Conversations Continue on Protecting Colorado’s States’ Rights

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced on Thursday that he has lifted holds on certain Department of Justice nominees as a show of good faith for continued positive conversations with DOJ leadership, including Deputy Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Acting United States Attorney for Colorado, aimed at finding a path forward that respects states' rights and clarifies the DOJ priorities regarding marijuana enforcement. "Since the Department of Justice rescinded… Continue Reading


Senators Gardner and Bennet Introduce Bipartisan Immigration Amendment

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced that they have introduced legislation for consideration by the Senate as they debate DACA and border security measures. The legislation includes $25 billion in appropriated funds for border security measures, including the President's request for wall funding, and a 12 year pathway to citizenship for Dreamers. The legislation also contains funding for additional immigration judges and a permanen… Continue Reading


Gardner, Klobuchar, Daines, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation to Expand Broadband Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation to expand broadband infrastructure. The Streamlining and Investing in Broadband Infrastructure Act would increase broadband deployment by cutting red tape for companies, states, and local governments who want to install broadband infrastructure on federal land and promotes the simultaneous installation of broadband conduit during federal trans… Continue Reading


Gardner, Schatz, Harris Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve the Emergency Alert System

WASHINGTON - Following the false emergency alert that went out across Hawai'i on January 13 and caused widespread panic, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) introduced the Authenticating Local Emergencies and Real Threats (ALERT) Act, legislation that would improve the emergency alert system and give the federal government the sole responsibility of alerting the public of a missile threat, prohibiting state and local governments from doing… Continue Reading


Gardner to Law Enforcement: “We Have Your Backs”

Washington D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke about the three horrible tragedies that have taken place in Colorado since December 31, 2017 at the Senate GOP Leadership Press Conference. You can view and download the video by clicking here. Rushed Transcript: Over the course of the past 36 days in Colorado, ten law enforcement officers have been shot and three have been tragically killed including one yesterday. This has left four children without fathers and countle… Continue Reading


Gardner Requests Delay of Proposed National Park Fee Increase

Washington D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today sent a letter to Department of Interior Secretary Zinke requesting he "delay the implementation of and work with the stakeholders on the proposed targeted fee increase at 17 National Parks." "While I share your urgency on the need to address the park maintenance backlog, I have concerns that sudden and dramatic increases in the costs of passes for both private individuals and commercial operations could have unforeseen negative consequences… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on the State of the Union

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following President Trump's first State of the Union Address: "I applaud the President's call for unity tonight. It's time that we come together as a country, and for Democrats and Republicans to work together on issues to achieve a compromise for Dreamers and make needed investments to our nation's crumbling infrastructure. "I was pleased the President also highlighted how the tax cuts have already resulted in billions… Continue Reading


Gardner, 35 Senate Colleagues Outline Way Forward on NAFTA

Washington D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with 35 of his colleagues, sent a letter to President Trump highlighting that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) benefits the United States and outlining how President Trump can improve the agreement. "NAFTA supports 14 million jobs, representing thousands of jobs in each of the 50 states," the senators wrote. "Despite all of its benefits, however, we can do better and there are opportunities to improve the agreement. Moderniz… Continue Reading


Gardner Honors Fallen Adams County Deputy on Senate Floor

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the Senate floor about the horrible tragedy that occurred in Adams County on January 24th and to honor the life and legacy of fallen Adams County Sheriff's Deputy Heath Gumm. Click here to view Gardner's remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President: I rise today to speak about a horrible tragedy that occurred in Adams County, Colorado on January 24th. Adams County Sheriff's Deputy Heath Gumm was pursuing a… Continue Reading

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