Press Releases

11.08.17

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


11.02.17

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


11.01.17

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


10.31.17

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


10.26.17

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


10.19.17

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


10.17.17

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


10.10.17

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


10.08.17

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


10.05.17

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


10.04.17

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


10.04.17

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


10.04.17

Gardner to Hold Pueblo Town Hall

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold a town hall meeting on Friday, October 6th 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 Press Secretary, Casey Contres, at casey_contres@gardner.senate.gov. PUEBLO TOWN HALL Wh… Continue Reading


10.03.17

Gardner, Bennet Cosponsor Bill to Extend and Improve CHIP

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, cosponsored the Keeping Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure (KIDS) Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure stability for vulnerable children by extending funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years. The bill would also, over time, transition CHIP to a traditional federal-state partnership and provide additional protections for low-income children and … Continue Reading


10.03.17

Gardner, Markey Introduce Expanded North Korea Policy and Sanctions Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, introduced comprehensive bipartisan legislation to economically and diplomatically pressure North Korea and its enablers, and authorize efforts to combat Pyongyang's widespread human rights and labor trafficking abuses, to support and enhance efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the threat of North Korea's a… Continue Reading


10.02.17

Gardner Statement on Las Vegas Tragedy

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the tragedy in Las Vegas: "My family and I are praying for the families of those injured and killed in Las Vegas last night. The horrific images we are seeing and the stories we will learn about the innocent victims that lost their lives are going to be something that this nation will never forget. May God bless the victims and thank you to our first responders for preventing further loss of life." ### … Continue Reading


09.28.17

Gardner Statement on Nomination of Dan Domenico to Colorado’s U.S. District Court

Washington, D.C.- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following President Trump's nomination of Dan Domenico to be the next judge to sit on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. "Dan Domenico is an excellent choice to serve on Colorado's U.S. District Court," said Gardner. "Dan's dedication to the rule of law and time as Colorado's Solicitor General make him an extremely qualified candidate that will make Colorado proud. I look forward to support… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Gardner: “It’s Time to Fix our Tax Code”

Washington, D.C. - Senator Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding House and Senate Republicans releasing their outline for tax reform on Wednesday. Our nation's tax code has not been overhauled since 1986. The outline will serve as a blueprint as the House and Senate begin bipartisan hearings on reforming our tax code. "Too many Colorado families have felt like they can't get ahead over the last few years, and providing tax relief for hardworking families will jump-start t… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Gardner, Harris Urge Energy Department to Help Restore Puerto Rico Electric Service

Washington, D.C.- Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) today sent a letter to Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry urging his Department "to work expeditiously with electric utilities across the U.S. to assist the local electric and power utilities and authorities in Puerto Rico to help restore electric services as quickly as possible in the wake of Hurricane Maria." The letter reads in full: Dear Secretary Perry: We write to urge the Department of Energy (DOE) to wor… Continue Reading


09.26.17

Gardner Authors Proposal to Delay Costly Health Insurance Tax

Washington, D.C.-Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Healthcare Tax Relief Act on Tuesday. This legislation delays the "Health Insurance Tax" created by the Affordable Care Act for one year. The tax is a fee to health insurers on their health policy premiums. Joining Senator Gardner as original cosponsors of the legislation are Senators Inhofe (R-OK), Cotton (R-AR), Johnson (R-WI), Portman (R-OH), Flake (R-AZ), Blunt (R-MO), Barrasso (R-WY), Cruz (R-TX), Heller (R-NV), and Scott (R-SC). … Continue Reading

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