Press Releases

01.26.16

Gardner Reacts to Secretary Carter’s Admission That Transfer of GTMO Detainees to the U.S. is “Against the Law"

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after Department of Defense Secretary Ash Carter stated that the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States is "against the law:" "Secretary Carter is the second top Administration official to confirm what Congress and Americans across the country already know: the President's potential transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States is illegal," said Gardner. "The President must recognize that h… Continue Reading


01.21.16

Secretary Kerry Admits Iran Deal Funds Terror

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today following Secretary of State John Kerry's admission in Davos, Switzerland that money released to the Iranian regime through the Administration's deal with Iran will be used to fund terrorism: "The Iranian regime is the world's leading state sponsor of terror, and many of us have warned from the beginning that money released to the regime would be used to fund te… Continue Reading


01.21.16

Gardner Votes to Protect Water for Colorado Farmers and Ranchers

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after voting in support of overriding President Obama's veto of S.J.Res.22, which would have overturned the so-called Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: "A bipartisan majority of the Senate came together to reject WOTUS, an attempt to massively expand the federal government's role in the management of local water. Instead of seizing an opportunity to meaningfully reduce the scope of burdensome regulations squee… Continue Reading


01.19.16

Gardner, Bennet, Tipton Release Discussion Draft to Facilitate Good Samaritan Orphan Mine Cleanup

Washington - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) today released a draft of the Good Samaritan Cleanup of Orphan Mines Act, legislation designed to allow Good Samaritans, such as the mining industry, state agencies, local governments, nonprofits, and other groups, the opportunity to clean up the environment and improve water quality in and around orphan mines. The Colorado Members look forward to working with the U.S. Senate Committee on En… Continue Reading


01.18.16

Gardner Marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Washington - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement marking Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: "Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired all Americans to see the best in ourselves, and his life remains an example to which we should all aspire. Our country is at its best when we embody the values that Dr. King professed: respect, tolerance, and love. I join all Coloradans in celebrating Dr. King's life, honoring his memory, and resolving anew to live up to our highest, noblest ideals." … Continue Reading


01.16.16

Gardner Statement on Iran Deal Implementation

Washington - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the following statement marking the implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal: "In just the few short months between when this deal was agreed to and today's implementation, the Iranian regime has conducted illegal ballistic missile tests, violated U.N. travel restrictions by sending known terrorists abroad, and detained American sailors at gunpoint. And yet today, the Obama Administration is poised to begin a transfer of around a hundred bi… Continue Reading


01.15.16

Gardner, Scott, Roberts Unite Against Transferring Terrorists to Any Domestic Location

Washington - Following Defense Secretary Ash Carter's announcement that he has submitted a plan to President Obama to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and move dozens of dangerous terrorists to a domestic location, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner, (R-CO), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Pat Roberts (R-KS) released the statement below: "No matter how hard the President wishes it wasn't the case, transferring dozens of dangerous terrorists to any domestic location is illegal. It is also clear that clos… Continue Reading


01.14.16

Gardner Statement on Jakarta Terror

Washington - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, released the following statement today after a series of terrorist attacks in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia: "This deadly attack in Indonesia's capital is a reminder that the danger posed by Islamic extremism knows no borders. While attention has been rightly focused on events unfolding in the Middle East, nations like Indonesia and others in Asia are often seemingly ignored by lead… Continue Reading


01.13.16

Gardner: It’s Time for the United States to Lead Through Action on North Korea

Washington - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement on President Obama's failure to acknowledge North Korea during his final State of the Union address: "During his final State of the Union address, President Obama acknowledged that 'our foreign policy must be focused on the threat from ISIL and al Qaeda, but it can't stop there.' I couldn't agree with that statement more. That's why I was shocked that the President made no mention of North Korea's recent nuclear test du… Continue Reading


01.12.16

Senator Gardner Responds to the 2016 State of the Union

(Click here to watch my reaction to the State of the Union) WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner today released a video statement responding to President Obama's 2016 State of the Union Address. His remarks, as prepared, read: Tonight, I joined Coloradans and Americans across the country, hoping to hear President Obama outline a real strategy to strengthen our economy and our security, to hear a plan that would help job creators across this country hire and expand. I hoped to hear how th… Continue Reading


01.12.16

Gardner: The President's Policy on North Korea Has Been Rejected

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed new sanctions legislation against North Korea by a margin of 418-2: "Today, members of both parties in the House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected President Obama's failed policy of 'strategic patience' towards North Korea. The … Continue Reading


01.12.16

Senators Gardner, Roberts, and Scott to Sit Together at State of the Union in Unified Opposition to President’s Guantanamo Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - To show strong and unified opposition to the President's plan to relocate terrorists held at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to American communities, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Tim Scott (R-SC) tonight will sit together at the President's State of the Union Address. The Administration has surveyed sites in South Carolina, Kansas, and Colorado as potential replacements for Guantanamo. Senators Gardner, Roberts, and Scott have led opposi… Continue Reading


01.11.16

Gardner Returns from Visit to NATO Allies

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he has returned from Europe, where he visited North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) installations and met with American servicemen and women, including 4th Infantry Division troops deployed out of Fort Carson. From January 7-9, Senator Gardner traveled to facilities in Belgium, Estonia, and Germany, meeting with high ranking military officials and evaluating steps being taken to strengthen the NATO mission and U.S. leadership… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Gardner Statement on President Obama’s Veto of the Obamacare Repeal Act

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following President Obama's veto of the Obamacare Repeal Act: "After majorities in the House and Senate fulfilled the promise to send a repeal of Obamacare to the President's desk for the first time, the President ignored the will of the people and vetoed the legislation. The President had the opportunity to bring relief to Coloradans and Americans across the country, but instead he chose politics over policy. "As I tra… Continue Reading


01.07.16

Gardner Celebrates Rocky Mountain National Park’s Record Attendance in 2015

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released a statement following reports that Rocky Mountain National Park had a record number of visitors in 2015 as the park celebrated its 100th Anniversary. In 2015, Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th Anniversary year, more than four million people visited the park, which marks a 21 percent increase compared to the previous year. Senator Gardner spoke at the park's Centennial Re-Dedication Ceremony on September 4, 2015. "Rocky Mountain National… Continue Reading


01.05.16

Gardner Statement on North Korean Hydrogen Bomb Test

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, released a statement following North Korea's announcement that they have tested a hydrogen bomb at their Sungjibaegam test site: "I am monitoring the news developing out of the Korean Peninsula, and hope to have a clearer picture soon of what exactly has occurred. Provocation and belligerence from the dictator in Pyongyang is nothing new. The testing of a hydrogen bomb, however, would ser… Continue Reading


01.05.16

Gardner Statement on President Obama’s Executive Orders on Guns

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement following President Obama's announcement of new executive orders on gun control: "Once again, President Obama has decided to take divisive, unilateral action rather than work with Congress. Today's announcement makes it clear that he has little respect for the constitutional rights of gun-owning Americans, and even less respect for our constitutional system of government. "The Congress, as representatives of the peo… Continue Reading


12.24.15

Gardner Wishes Coloradans a Merry Christmas

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement marking Christmas: "Jaime and I wish all Coloradans and Americans across the country a Merry Christmas on this joyous day. We are so blessed to live in the greatest nation on Earth, and it is important to take this time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for and to spend time with family and friends. "I want to recognize the men and women in uniform who have made enormous sacrifices to keep our country s… Continue Reading


12.21.15

Gardner Celebrates 60 Years of ‘NORAD Tracks Santa’

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released a statement today commemorating the 60th year of NORAD Tracks Santa, the North American Aerospace Defense Command's yearly tradition of tracking the movements of Santa Claus as he traverses the globe on Christmas Eve. The tradition began in 1955, when a misprinted Sears advertisement inadvertently instructed children to call Santa at the phone number of NORAD's predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD), in Colorado Springs. … Continue Reading


12.17.15

Gardner, Bennet, Hickenlooper, Tipton Send Letter To Secretary Jewell in Support of Trapper Mine

Washington - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), along with Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO), and Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) today sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell urging DOI to complete the court-ordered Environmental Assessment (EA) for Trapper Mine in Craig, Colorado prior to April 30, 2016. Trapper Mine's permit was covered under the same environmental review that the U.S. District Court in Colorado deemed deficient … Continue Reading

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