Press Releases

05.15.20

Gardner, Gillibrand, Markey, Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen America’s Bioeconomy

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen America's bioeconomy. As scientists and researchers rush to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2020 would strengthen and broaden engineering biology by establishing an initiative to advance research and development, advance biomanufacturing, develop the future bioeconomy workforc… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Gardner Secures New PPP Guidance for Seasonal Employers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the Small Business Administration's (SBA) new action allowing partnerships and seasonal employers to increase their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan amounts based on subsequently issued guidance. Gardner has repeatedly called for this action to improve the PPP to better meet Colorado's economic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Through the CARES Act, Congress took bold and immediate steps to help workers and small businesses… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Senate Passes Gardner-Backed Bill Supporting Human Rights in China

Washington, D.C. - The Senate passed S. 3744, the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, and a bipartisan group of colleagues led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "The Chinese Communist Party's mass internment and forced labor of U… Continue Reading


05.14.20

Gardner, Wicker, Rosen Introduce CYBER LEAP Act to Foster Collaboration, Innovation in Cybersecurity

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the CYBER LEAP Act of 2020 to direct the Secretary of Commerce, in coordination with relevant agencies, to establish grand challenges to achieve high-priority breakthroughs in cybersecurity. "We need dynamic and ambitious solutions f… Continue Reading


05.14.20

Gardner Applauds $14.6 Million FEMA Grant for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) that the state of Colorado will receive $14,673,600 in expedited federal funding for healthcare staffing contracts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented strains on our healthcare systems in Colorado and across the nation," said Senator Gardner. "We must ensure that our first responders on the front lines … Continue Reading


05.14.20

Gardner Calls for Greater Broadband Access After Senate Hearing

Washington, D.C. - This week the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing titled, "The State of Broadband Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic." After the hearing, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) highlighted the need for greater broadband access in unserved and underserved areas in Colorado and released the following statement: "The Colorado Department of Education released results from a survey showing more than 50 percent of education leaders believe Internet connectivi… Continue Reading


05.14.20

Gardner Calls for More Support for Nursing Homes During COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is requesting that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal agencies take action to protect seniors from the COVID-19 pandemic, including setting aside funding for nursing home and other senior care providers in the next tranche of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Funds and developing an across the board strategy in coordination with states, local communities, and public … Continue Reading


05.14.20

Gardner Honors National Police Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the United States Senate during National Police Week to thank police officers in Colorado and across the country and to pay tribute to the Colorado police officers who recently lost their lives. Gardner is a cosponsor of the Senate resolution designating the week of May 10 through May 16, 2020 as "National Police Week," which the Senate passed unanimously on May 13. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Sena… Continue Reading


05.14.20

Gardner, Manchin, Romney, Leahy, Wyden Introduce Bill to Extend PPP Loan Deadline from 8-16 Weeks

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Deadline Extension Adjustment for Loans (DEAL) Act. The PPP DEAL Act will extend the loan forgiveness period from 8 to 16 weeks and amend the rehire date from June 30th to 16 weeks after the PPP loan is awarded. "My conversations with small business owners, farmers, and non-profit directors across Colorado have ma… Continue Reading


05.14.20

Gardner, Hawley Partner on Coronavirus Economic Recovery Plan to Put Workers First

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) have announced they will team up on a plan, Rehire America, to help workers and businesses recover and strengthen over the coming months. The proposal calls for Congress to incentivize rehiring workers who were laid off due to the pandemic and support a percent of wages for each worker currently on payroll through the end of the year. The proposal also calls for Congress to provide grants for rent, utilities, mortgage in… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Gardner Statement on White House Meeting with Governor Polis and President Trump

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today regarding his meeting with President Donald Trump and Colorado Governor Jared Polis at the White House this afternoon: "Today Governor Polis and I had a productive meeting with President Trump regarding Colorado's response to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Senator Gardner. "Governor Polis and I secured President Trump's commitment to send an additional 190,000 COVID-19 testing kits to the state and we advoc… Continue Reading


05.13.20

Senate Unanimously Passes Gardner’s 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today the Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) bipartisan bill to designate 9-8-8 as the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. Gardner introduced this bipartisan legislation with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Jack Reed (D-RI). NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download remarks from Senator Gardner. "Combatting rising suicide rates in Colorado has been a top priority of mine and why I've led th… Continue Reading


05.13.20

CARES Act Provides Colorado Universities More Than $400,000 in COVID-19 Research Grants

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding universities in Colorado $421,947 through Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grants, which enable the agency to quickly process and award research that addresses an urgent need. This funding will be used to support COVID-19-related research projects at three Colorado universities. "The CARES Act has provided millions to support colleges, universities, and students i… Continue Reading


05.12.20

Gardner Joins Bipartisan Push for More Support for Child Care Providers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and 18 of their Republican and Democratic colleagues in calling on the Senate to provide additional support to child care workers and providers across the country. In the letter to Senate leadership, the senators write: "…it is critical we provide additional support for the child care sector to ensure providers can maintain opera… Continue Reading


05.12.20

Gardner Ranked 3rd Most Bipartisan Senator

Washington, D.C. - Today the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University released their new Bipartisan Index rankings of members of Congress in 2019 and found that U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) was the 3rd most bipartisan senator. The annual report previously found Gardner to be the 5th most bipartisan senator in 2018 and 8th most bipartisan in 2017. "Whether it's fighting a global pandemic or solving other pressing challenges, the only real way to deliver r… Continue Reading


05.11.20

U.S. Senate Passes Gardner-Backed Bill Supporting Taiwan’s Inclusion in the WHO

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the following statement after the Senate unanimously passed S. 249, bipartisan legislation backed by Gardner to support Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO). "In order to defeat the coronavirus, we must enhance cooperation with every global partner committed to transparency and best practi… Continue Reading


05.11.20

More Than 800 Conservation Groups Call on Congress to Pass Gardner and Manchin’s Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - More than 800 conservation groups sent a letter to congressional leadership supporting the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Richard Burr (R-NC), which would provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the approximately $20 billion maintenance… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Gardner Sends Bipartisan Letter to Activate American Manufacturing to Bolster COVID-19 Supplies, Economy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined three of his colleagues on a push to strengthen American manufacturing to address critical needs in the American supply chain-including vaccines, diagnostic products, personal protective equipment, and intensive care tools. Specifically the lawmakers hope to bolster the Manufacturing USA network, a program including 1,900 member organizations, including community colleges, major research universities, economic development entities, and p… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Gardner Sends Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter in Support of Australia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with U.S. Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Joe Courtney (D-CT), co-chairs of the Friends of AustraliaCaucus, in sending a bipartisan, bicameral letter to express unwavering support for Australia amidst recent comments made by Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye. The comments insinuated Australia may fa… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Gardner and Colorado Delegation Members Call for Additional Financial Support for Higher Education Institutions and Students

Washington D.C.- Today, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter to House and Senate Leadership signed by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), and Jason Crow (D-CO). The letter requests $47 billion in additional funding for institutions of higher learning and students to address financial shortcomings related to COVID-19, as well as $26 billion for research. The letter also requests that t… Continue Reading

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