Press Releases


Gardner Reacts to Joint Statement from US, South Korea, and Japan

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after the United States, South Korea, and Japan released a joint statement condemning North Korea's ballistic missile launch: "I'm encouraged by today's joint statement from the U.S., South Korea, and Japan because it represents a unified front against North Korean aggression. The statement also sends a message to North Korea and our adversaries around the world: the U.S. will stand up to those who threaten our al… Continue Reading


Gardner, Cruz Submit Letter Urging Financial Sanctions Against North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivered a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that expresses grave concerns regarding continued aggression from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and urging him to execute the full extent of financial sanctions and targeted financial measures allowed under current law. The letter was also signed by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and David Perdue (R-GA). "As … Continue Reading


Gardner Reacts to White House Comment on Russia

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the White House press secretary's comment that "President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea." "I welcome news that the White House has laid out a clear and unequivocal stance on Russian aggression in Ukraine," said Gardner. "Russia's destabilizing actions must be met with resolve from the United States, and today's … Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Confirm Linda McMahon to Head the Small Business Administration

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting in favor of confirming Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration. "I was proud to support Linda McMahon for Small Business Administrator today because I'm confident she will help small businesses in Colorado and around the country succeed," said Gardner. "Mrs. McMahon is one of our country's most successful entrepreneurs and will bring fresh insight to the Small Business Administration.… Continue Reading


Gardner Joins Senate Colleagues and Encourages the President to Strengthen Mission at GTMO, Safeguard Americans

Washington - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), along with nine of their colleagues, this week encouraged the President to assess the future operations and detention of detainees held at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) in a letter to the President. "Congress has continuously opposed and prohibited the closure of GTMO as well as the transfer of GTMO detainees to U.S. soil since 2010 in response to the previous adminis… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Confirm Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary, Shulkin as VA Secretary

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statements after voting in favor of confirming Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of Treasury and Dr. David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs: On Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of Treasury: "Mr. Mnuchin's decades of experience in business will serve him well as Secretary of the Treasury," said Gardner. "His thorough understanding of financial markets prepares him to help implement pro-growth tax reform, spur job creation, a… Continue Reading


Amidst Missile Test, Gardner Urges Administration to Prioritize North Korean Threat

Washington, DC - On Friday, a day before North Korea launched a ballistic missile in violation of United Nations resolutions, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to President Trump urging his Administration to take a "determined and resolute U.S. policy toward North Korea," highlighting Kim Jong Un's regime's illicit nuclear and ballistic weapons programs, human rights abuses, and malicious cyber activities. Upon learning of the latest missile test, Gardner made the following st… Continue Reading


Gardner Meets with Japan Prime Minister Abe

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today released the below statement following his meeting with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: "I appreciate the opportunity to engage with Prime Minister Abe and have a discussion about Asia's increasingly challenging security environment. I reaffirmed our unwavering commitment to our alliance with Japan and assured Prime Minister A… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Confirm Dr. Tom Price

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today voted in favor of confirming Dr. Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: "Obamacare has led to soaring premiums, diminishing choices, and hundreds of thousands of cancelled plans over the past four years in Colorado alone. It's time to fix our broken health care system and evaluate and implement ideas that will empower patients, and Dr. Tom Price is committed to doing just that. As a physician for nearly two decad… Continue Reading


Gardner, Coons Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Small Manufacturers Access Affordable Loans

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) today introduced the Investing in America's Small Manufacturers Act, which will increase the number of affordable loans to small manufacturers through the Small Business Administration's (SBA) flagship loan guarantee programs. Lack of access to affordable capital impacts the manufacturing sector disproportionately because of its capital-intensive nature and the need to finance inventories over longer periods than other s… Continue Reading


Gardner Leads Group of Senators in Urging Administration to Pursue a Tough Russia Policy

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) along with Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Todd Young (R-IN), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today sent a letter to President Trump urging his Administration to pursue a principled and tough-minded Russia policy, highlighting Russia's aggressive behavior in Ukraine, Syria, and cyberspace. The letter reads in full: Dear Mr. President: We write to ask you … Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting in favor of confirming Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as the U.S. Attorney General: "Mr. Sessions has an impressive legal career and a profound commitment to upholding the rule of law. I've had the opportunity to work with him in the Senate and witness firsthand his strong record of bipartisanship. I'm confident in his ability to serve as the chief law enforcement officer in the country." ### Cory Ga… Continue Reading


Gardner, Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Pledging Unwavering Commitment to NATO

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a bipartisan resolution pledging the United States' unwavering commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are original cosponsors of the resolution. "It is indisputable that NATO is the most successful military alliance in history and it is essential that we strengthen NATO for current and future challenges to maintain global p… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Confirm Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the Department of Education. "As a product of public schools myself, and a father with one child - soon to be three - in the public school system, I believe it is important to have someone leading the Department of Education who will fight for public schools. When I had the opportunity to meet Betsy DeVos personally, she pledged to me that she would be an a… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Sanctions Against Iran

Washington, DC - US Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the announcement by the Trump Administration that a new wave of sanctions against Iran are being imposed: "I welcome today's announcement of new sanctions against Iran," Gardner said. "For eight years, the past administration failed to deal with the Iranian threat in any meaningful way, going so far as to enter into a flawed agreement that gave Iran tens o… Continue Reading


Gardner Joins Effort to Lead Sanctions Against Russia

Washington, DC - US Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced today that he is joining a bipartisan group of his Senate colleagues in cosponsoring S.94, the Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017. "Vladimir Putin's continued aggression toward our allies in the region, and repeated malicious cyber activity against the United States needs to be dealt with now," Gardner said. "Russia's behavior must be met with strength in the form of aggr… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Introduce Colorado Public Lands Bills

WASHINGTON -Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today released the following statements after introducing five public lands bills pertinent to Colorado. "Colorado's public lands are national treasures and I'm proud to work across the aisle to protect our state's natural beauty," said Gardner. "Each of these measures proposes a legislative fix that will have a lasting impact on Colorado and ensure future generations are able to enjoy Colorado's great outdoors. I look forward t… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Recommend Mick Mulvaney as Director of OMB

Washington, DC - The Senate Budget Committee today approved the nomination of Mick Mulvaney to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, voted in favor of Mulvaney's nomination. "After eight years of reckless spending by the Obama Administration, Mick Mulvaney will bring much-needed fiscal restraint to the Office of Management and Budget," said Gardner. "It's far past time to get our fiscal house in order, and… Continue Reading


Gardner Joins Bill in Support of Colorado Craft Brewers

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Bipartisan Small Brewers Caucus, joined Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Ron Wyden (OR) in introducing the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation reduces federal excise taxes, eases compliance burdens, and streamlines federal regulations for the craft beverage industry. "Colorado is home to more than 350 small and independent brewers that employ more than 20,000 people. The industry contributes sig… Continue Reading


Gardner Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. "I was honored to meet with fellow Coloradan, Judge Neil Gorsuch, today," said Gardner. "He is an exceptional jurist who will bring an additional Western perspective to the Supreme Court, and I'm confident his opinions will have a positive impact on this country for generations to come. I urge my colleagues to expeditiou… Continue Reading

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