Press Releases

02.16.20

Gardner Statement on the Passing of Donald Stratton

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on the passing of Colorado Springs resident and USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton. "Jaime and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Donald Stratton and send our prayers to his family members and loved ones during this time," said Senator Gardner. "The first time I met Donald Stratton, he told me, 'Everyone has to be somewhere.' Today we know he has joined his fallen shipmates from the USS Arizona … Continue Reading


02.14.20

Gardner Applauds $11.5 Million in Grants for Colorado Manufacturing Competitiveness

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the Department of Energy's (DOE) announcement that it will award $11,554,462 in grants to the University of Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Forge Nano to support advanced manufacturing research and development. "America is at its best when it empowers our entrepreneurs and innovators with the tools they need to keep our country competitive," said Senator Gardner. "The Department of Energy's research prog… Continue Reading


02.13.20

Gardner Announces Colorado Airports will Receive More than $20 Million in Grants

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced that three airports in Colorado will receive a combined total of $20,185,075 from the Department of Transportation (DOT) in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants to rehabilitate runways, taxiways, and lighting. "I am excited to announce this important grant funding for several of our airports across Colorado," said Senator Gardner. "Modernizing our i… Continue Reading


02.11.20

Gardner’s Bill to Support Veterans Re-entering Workforce Signed Into Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement regarding S. 153, the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act, being signed into law today. This bipartisan legislation includes Senator Gardner's language directing the U.S. Government Accountability Office to study the barriers student veterans face when pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Suppor… Continue Reading


02.11.20

What They Are Saying: Leaders Applaud Gardner-Secured Arkansas Valley Conduit Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced he secured $28 million of funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC) project last week, which will be provided by the Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation's Fiscal Year 2020 work plan. What they are saying about Senator Gardner's successful efforts to secure funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit: "The AVC is a critical piece of infrastructure that will deliver clean and reliable water to rural communities of southea… Continue Reading


02.11.20

Gardner, Cotton, Menendez, and Markey Introduce Resolution Honoring Dr. Li Wenliang

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, and Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Ed Markey (D-MA) today introduced a resolution honoring the life of Dr. Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who first identified the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in China late last year and sought to warn the government about the potential devastating impact. Dr. Li succ… Continue Reading


02.11.20

Gardner Statement on T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement regarding a federal judge's ruling allowing the T-Mobile and Sprint merger to proceed: "I've been championing support for this merger at the federal level because Colorado would be home to the nation's next major wireless carrier - bringing thousands more jobs to our state. DISH is ready to build a nationwide network and I will co… Continue Reading


02.10.20

Gardner, Sinema Push to Expand Homecare Access for Seniors

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced the Homecare for Seniors Act today, which will allow individuals over 65 the ability to use savings from their tax-free health savings accounts (HSAs) for qualified homecare expenses that assist seniors with everyday tasks of daily living. This bill is companion legislation to H.R. 2878, which was introduced by U.S. Representatives Katie Porter (CA-45), Adrian Smith (NE-3), John Larson (CT-1), and Jackie Wa… Continue Reading


02.06.20

Gardner Requests Funding to Address Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) wrote to U.S. Senators Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, expressing his concerns with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and requesting that they work with the Department of Health and Human Services… Continue Reading


02.05.20

Gardner Statement on Conclusion of Impeachment Trial

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the United States Senate today regarding the conclusion of the impeachment trial. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks on impeachment. "Impeaching the President of the United States is one of the most serious actions given to Congress in the U.S. Constitution. Unlike the partisan process in the House of Representatives, the Senate conducted a fair and bipartisan trial rooted in p… Continue Reading


02.04.20

Gardner Reacts to the State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement in response to President Trump's State of the Union address: NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. "Tonight the President offered a call to put division behind us and to come together to create new opportunities for Americans from every walk of life," said Senator Gardner. "A divided Congress does not mandate a divisive Congress. There is ample opportunity for us to … Continue Reading


02.04.20

Gardner, Bennet Call on Federal Government to Expand Analysis of K-12 Education Spending in New Study

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) called on the U.S. Department of Education to expand its planned analysis of federal K-12 education spending - the first study of its kind in over a decade - to include dual and concurrent enrollment programs and early college high schools. In their letter addressed to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Bennet and Gardner urged the Department to examine utilization, outcomes, and best practices of college i… Continue Reading


02.04.20

Gardner Secures $28 Million for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced he secured $28 million of funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC) project, which will be provided by the Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation's Fiscal Year 2020 work plan. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. "Today I am proud to announce that I have secured significant funding to start construction on the Arkansas Valley Conduit for the first time since Congress auth… Continue Reading


02.04.20

Gardner Announces State of the Union Guest

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after announcing Kristen Christy of Colorado Springs as his guest for the State of the Union Address: NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download remarks from Senator Gardner and his State of the Union guest Kristen Christy on destigmatizing mental health. "I'm honored that Kristen Christy, the 2018 Air Force Spouse of the Year, will be attending the State of the Union Address as my guest," said Senato… Continue Reading


02.03.20

Gardner, Bennet, and Bipartisan Colleagues Urge Immediate Action to Support Sugar Beet Farmers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) sent a letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to take immediate action in implementing a provision designed to support sugar beet farmers during adverse weather. Gardner and Bennet's letter was also signed by Senators Michael Enzi (R-WY), John Barrasso (R-WY), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Jon Tester (D-MT), who represent states that experienced significant… Continue Reading


01.31.20

Senate Committee Passes Gardner, Peters Legislation to Improve VA Staffing Times

Washington, D.C. - This week the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs passed S. 450, the Veterans Improved Access and Care Act, which was introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI). Gardner and Peters' legislation will hold the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accountable to a higher standard for hiring process timelines when filling staffing shortages at the VA medical facilities. This legislation is part of Gardner's VA Readiness Initiative, which he announced to en… Continue Reading


01.31.20

Gardner Leads Senators Demanding World Health Organization Give Taiwan Critical Coronavirus Information

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, sent a letter to World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concerning Taiwan's exclusion from the World Health Organization (WHO) and urging the WHO to grant Taiwan observer status at WHO meetings and gatherings. On Thursday, the WHO declared the Wuhan coronavirus a global health emergency, but ha… Continue Reading


01.30.20

Gardner, Colleagues Applaud Passage of National School Choice Week Resolution

Gardner, Colleagues Applaud Passage of National School Choice Week Resolution Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), co-chair of the Congressional School Choice Caucus, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in applauding Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution declaring January 26-February 1, 2020 as National School Choice Week. Gardner, Scott, and Feinstein were joined by the Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and 31 of the… Continue Reading


01.29.20

Gardner Applauds Signing of Historic Free Trade Agreement Benefitting Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today after President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act. "This is a historic day for Colorado's workers, our agriculture industry, and our economy," said Senator Gardner. "USMCA will boost Colorado's already vibrant trade relationship with our two largest global trading partners, Mexico and Canada. Nearly a quarter million jobs and billions of dollars of our econo… Continue Reading


01.29.20

Gardner Requests Significant Cap Relief for H-2B Visa Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with 37 U.S. Senators and 151 U.S. Representatives, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf requesting significant cap relief for the H-2B visa program. "We write on behalf of seasonal businesses in our states from industries such as tourism and hospitality, landscaping, fairs and carnivals, seafood processing, golf courses, reforestation contractors and horse racing, who continue to struggle wi… Continue Reading

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