Press Releases

08.11.17

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gardner to Hold Three Town Halls along the Front Range

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold three town hall meetings on Tuesday, August 15th in Colorado Springs, Greeley, and Lakewood. Constituents are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. The events are 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. COLORADO SPRINGS TOWN HALL Who: … Continue Reading


08.09.17

Gardner Addresses Situation in North Korea

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific released the following statement regarding the developing situation in North Korea: "Our policy toward North Korea should be straight forward - we will deploy every economic, diplomatic, and if necessary military tool to deter them. I will continue to call on this administration to fully implement my sanctions legislation that is currently law, in order to dramatically ramp up pressure that can br… Continue Reading


08.04.17

Gardner Concludes Tour of Gold King Mine and Durango Town Hall

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Governor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3), toured the site of the Gold King Mine spill with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and held a town hall meeting in Durango. "During Administrator Pruitt's confirmation process, I secured a commitment from him to visit southwest Colorado and tour the site of the Gold King Mine spill so we can work togethe… Continue Reading


08.04.17

Gardner Announces New Denver Office Location

Washington, DC - Senator Gardner announced today that his Denver office will be moving to the U.S. Custom House, a federal building, at 721 19th Street, Suite 150 in Denver. This is a temporary space and Gardner's office will be announcing a permanent location at a later date. All constituent services will continue to be offered uninterrupted in the temporary office space starting Monday, August 7th, and Gardner's Denver office can still be reached at (303) 391-5777. "The most important part… Continue Reading


08.03.17

Gardner, Hassan AIRWAVES Act Earns Praise Across Industries and Political Parties

Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recently introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectrum for commercial licensed and unlicensed use and leverage the success of spectrum auctions to help close the urban-rural divide. Learn more about the legislation here. What They Are Saying: FCC LEADERSHIP: FCC Chairman Pai "I … Continue Reading


08.03.17

Gardner, Bennet Announce $12 Million FASTLANE Grant for La Plata County

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded La Plata County a $12,312,887 FASTLANE grant to "construct a new 1.7-mile alignment of US 550, connecting with US 160 at the Grandview Interchange. The new alignment will be completed with flatter grades, wider shoulders, a southbound truck climbing lane, and automated anti-icing systems." This grant is a result of the bipartisan 2015 highway bill, the … Continue Reading


08.03.17

Gov. Hickenlooper along with Senators Gardner and Bennet and Congressman Scott Tipton to hold town hall following tour of Gold King Mine

DENVER - Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 - Gov. John Hickenlooper, along with Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, and Rep. Scott Tipton, will hold a town hall following their visit with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and tour of the Gold King Mine. They, along with representatives from the EPA, will provide an update of their meeting and take questions from attendees. Durango Town Hall WHO: Gov. John Hickenlooper Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet Rep. Scott Tipton Dura… Continue Reading


08.02.17

Gardner Applauds Russia Sanctions Being Signed Into Law

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following sanctions against Russia being signed into law by the President on Wednesday: "I commend the President for signing this important legislation, which is a strong response against Russia for their influence campaign during the 2016 election and destabilizing actions around the world," said Gardner. "Vladimir Putin is a thug and these bipartisan sanctions will hold his government accountable for their n… Continue Reading


08.02.17

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Cybersecurity of “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) Devices

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), co-chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, along with Sens. Ron Wyden (D-WA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 would require that devices purchased by the U.S. government meet certain minimum security requirements. Under the terms of the bill, vendors… Continue Reading


08.01.17

Gardner Statement on Confirmation of Christopher Wray to Lead the FBI

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the confirmation of Christopher Wray to be the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): "Christopher Wray is a strong choice to lead the FBI and I was proud to support his confirmation," said Gardner. "At a time when we face increased threats at home and abroad, the FBI serves a fundamental role in keeping Americans safe. Wray is an experienced investigator who will set a tremendous exam… Continue Reading


08.01.17

Gardner Demands Answers Regarding Wait Times at Colorado VA Facilities

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today sent a letter to Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin regarding the wait times for veterans at Colorado VA facilities. "Our veterans deserve the best possible care and anything less is simply unacceptable," said Gardner. "During his confirmation process, Secretary Shulkin committed to instituting significant reforms at the VA to ensure patients receive timely access to care. If a Colorado veteran is unable to see a doctor in a rea… Continue Reading


08.01.17

Gardner, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Wireless Innovation and Close the Urban-Rural Divide

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectrum for commercial licensed and unlicensed use and leverage the success of spectrum auctions to help close the urban-rural divide. First, the legislation establishes a spectrum pipeline that will provide more capacity for… Continue Reading


07.28.17

Gardner Statement on North Korea Missile Launch

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following reports that North Korea launched another ballistic missile: "As North Korea's Kim Jong Un continues to defy international sanctions and threaten the United States and our allies with another ballistic missile launch, our response is clear: we will not tolerate this belligerent behavior," said Gardner. "I have introduced bipartisan legislation that imposes an economic embargo on North Korea and punish… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Gardner Votes to Sanction Russia, Iran, and North Korea

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his vote to sanction Russia, Iran, and North Korea. "Today, Republicans and Democrats came together to take action against Russia, Iran, and North Korea," said Gardner. "Russia must be held accountable for their influence campaign during the 2016 election and this legislation will do just that. The United States Congress sent a strong message to Vladimir Putin: the United States will not stand idly by… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Gardner Meets with FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his meeting with FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray. "I enjoyed meeting Christopher Wray and am confident in his ability to lead the FBI," said Gardner. "He is a man of great integrity and has the requisite experience and respect from rank and file FBI agents to get the job done. The men and women at the FBI devote their lives to protecting our country from foreign and domestic threats, including Russ… Continue Reading


07.26.17

ICYMI: Gardner Chairs Hearing Focused on North Korea Policy

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, chaired a hearing on Tuesday titled, "Assessing the Maximum Pressure and Engagement Policy Toward North Korea."Gardner recently introduced legislation to impose an embargo against North Korea and this hearing was intended to examine progress of the Trump Administration's new policy toward North Korea and options to peacefully de-nuclear… Continue Reading


07.25.17

Gardner Votes to Allow Debate on Fixing our Broken Healthcare System

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting for the motion to proceed to open debate on the Senate floor to find a way to fix our broken healthcare system. Today's vote was not on a final measure to repeal Obamacare, but to continue to debate and make changes to legislation to repeal Obamacare. "Under Obamacare, Coloradans have had to pay for double digit premium increases year after year and the 27 percent average increase for premiums on t… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Gardner Votes To Confirm Colorado’s David Bernhardt as Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the confirmation of Colorado-native David Bernhardt to become Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Last week, Gardner spoke on the Senate floor about Bernhardt's qualifications and urged his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support his nomination. Gardner introduced Bernhardt at his confirmation hearing last month, and Bernhardt has expressed support for Gardner's proposal to move the Bureau of Land Man… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Gardner, Cotton Introduce Taiwan Security Act

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) will today introduce the Taiwan Security Act (TSA), legislation that would enhance the U.S.-Taiwan relationship and bolster Taiwan's participation in the international community. "This legislation takes a significant step forward to demonstrate that the United States will take all necessary steps to support our ally and friend, Taiwan," said Gardner. "The Taiwan Security Act ensures our government will enhance mutually-ben… Continue Reading


07.21.17

Gardner Announces No Changes to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is no longer under review and that Secretary Zinke will recommend that no modifications be made to the monument. The monuments were under review in accordance with President Donald J. Trump's April 26, 2017, executive order. The recommendation comes after review of public comments and conversations with stakeholders. "This is great ne… Continue Reading

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