Press Releases

06.16.15

Gardner Supports Measure To Combat Sexual Assault In The Military

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in favor today of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act offered by Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) to reform procedures for certain offenses related to sexual assault under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The amendment was supported by a bipartisan group of Senators but failed to reach the 60-vote threshold for passage. "We must continue to combat sexual assault in our military," Gardner said. "I recognize the effort t… Continue Reading


06.12.15

Gardner Secures Funding for Denver VA Hospital

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that the Senate has adopted legislation he offered which would fund construction of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Denver through the end of the fiscal year. The legislation would raise the authorization cap for the hospital by the necessary $150 million, and direct the VA to provide that money from already-existing sources. "This is a positive step, but it's far from the last step," Gardner said. "A work stoppage would only en… Continue Reading


06.11.15

Gardner Denounces Federal Assault on Colowyo Mine

Senator Gardner's full remarks on the Senate floor can be viewed here. Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor today to discuss the hugely negative impact that the closure of the Colowyo Mine would have on Northwest Colorado's families and economy. The mine, located in Moffat County, is threatened by a Federal District Court order determining that the Office of Surface Mining failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act in 2007, when it issued a … Continue Reading


06.10.15

Gardner Policy Provisions Adopted by Foreign Relations Committee

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, announced today that the Committee adopted two amendments he offered to the State Department Reauthorization legislation considered today, as well as provisions in the underlying text authored by Senator Gardner. The first amendment is a Sense of Congress advocating for a change in Administration policy… Continue Reading


06.09.15

Gardner Presses For Expanded Rural Broadband

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he, along with a bipartisan group of Senators, has written a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking them to review efforts to bring broadband internet access to rural America and to present an analysis of existing programs and best practices. The letter to the two Secretaries reads, in part: As Co-Chairs of the Broadband Opportunity Council (Council), you have a unique opportunity… Continue Reading


06.05.15

Gardner Introduces PORTS Act to Protect American Economy

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he has introduced the Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments (PORTS) Act in the United States Senate to safeguard the American economy from the threat of labor shutdowns and slowdowns at seaports. The Act, which is cosponsored by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), would discourage disruptions at US seaports and incentivize speedy resolution of disputes by strengthening and expanding the well-known Taft Hartley proce… Continue Reading


06.02.15

Gardner Commends Passage of USA Freedom Act

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement commending the Senate's passage of the USA Freedom Act, introduced by Senator Lee (R-UT) and Senator Leahy (D-VT): "The way that bulk collection of Americans' data was being carried out under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act had gone too far. The USA Freedom Act provides greater privacy protections for American citizens and more properly balances civil liberties and national security. I'm glad that the Senate has passe… Continue Reading


05.28.15

Gardner: States Must Lead The Way on Sage-Grouse Protection

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service announcement of final environmental reviews for proposed land use plans for the Greater Sage-Grouse: "According to Governor Hickenlooper's office, the state of Colorado has spent $62 million on Greater Sage-Grouse conservation and science. Colorado, and other Western states, have invested this time and effort in order to develop plans that conserve th… Continue Reading


05.27.15

Gardner Denounces Federal Encroachment On Water Rights

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement reacting to the release today of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "Waters of the United States" rule: "This rule represents a massive expansion of federal power and puts the EPA in the ludicrous position of acting as the main regulator of ponds, ditches, and even intermittent streams across the country. Generations of state and local officials have crafted water rules that take community needs into account wh… Continue Reading


05.22.15

Gardner Commends Passage Of Trade Authority

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement commending the passage of Trade Promotion Authority by the Senate: "Passing TPA is an important step towards completing the free trade bills currently being negotiated by our country. Breaking down barriers to trade creates jobs here at home while filling shelves abroad with more products stamped 'Made in the USA'. Free trade enhances our standing in the world and helps build stronger allianc… Continue Reading


05.22.15

Senate Passes Short-Term Bill to Continue Construction on VA Hospital

Washington, DC - Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet today welcomed the passage of a short-term bill to continue construction on the VA regional medical facility in Aurora. The bill gives Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs additional time to work on a long-term funding solution to complete the project. "Much hard work remains to be done to deliver the world-class medical facility that veterans deserve and were promised," Gardner said. "The VA, working with Congr… Continue Reading


05.21.15

Ayotte, Gardner Introduce Bill Aimed at Increasing Availability of Safe and Effective Over-the-Counter Contraceptives

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that they have introduced legislation that would help increase access to safe and effective contraceptives by encouraging manufacturers of routine-use contraceptives to file an application with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell their products over the counter (OTC). The Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act would incentivize manufacturers of routine-use contraceptive… Continue Reading


05.21.15

Gardner Statement on Aurora VA Hospital

Washington, DC ­- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)released the following statement today on the state of the Aurora VA Hospital: "Today's announcement that a temporary deal has been reached to avert a work stoppage at the Aurora Veterans Affairs hospital is an important step forward. It gives members of Congress and the VA time to negotiate a permanent, long term solution. A project shutdown would cost taxpayers millions of dollars while continuing to delay the completion of this critical, need… Continue Reading


05.21.15

Tipton, Gardner Working to Save Colowyo Mine

WASHINGTON- Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today urged Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to instruct the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) to take action to prevent the impending closure of the Colowyo mine and loss of hundreds of jobs in Moffat County, Colorado. "We write to urge you to take all necessary and appropriate action to ensure the continued operation of the Colowyo Coal Mine, which is a critical component of northwest Colorado's regional economy a… Continue Reading


05.20.15

Gardner, Bennet Introduce Native American Indian Education Act

Washington, DC ­- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced today that they have introduced The Native American Indian Education Act in the United States Senate to provide relief to State education budgets currently fulfilling a federal mandate to provide tuition-free higher education opportunities for Native American Indians. The Act addresses federal-state agreements which required, as part of a land grant agreement, that States finance Native American tuitio… Continue Reading


05.19.15

Gardner Resolution Urges North Korea Sanctions

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, announced today that he has introduced a resolution in the United States Senate advocating for a change in Administration policy towards the North Korean regime. The resolution details the North Korean regime's history of military threats, human rights abuses, and violations of international laws and agreements. It advocates for additional targeted sancti… Continue Reading


05.15.15

Gardner Statement on National Police Week

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement marking the 34th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service and National Police Week: "As police officers and supporters of law enforcement from around the country gather today in Washington, DC, it's important for all of us in public service to pause and recognize the tremendous sacrifices and contributions made by law enforcement officers… Continue Reading


05.14.15

Gardner, Bennet, Coffman Issue Statement on Denver VA Hospital

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) issued the following statement today regarding the Denver Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center: "Today, the Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans' Affairs expressed deep concerns with the Denver VA hospital project. We share the Chairmen's displeasure with the behavior of the Department of Veterans Affairs throughout the construction process, and we… Continue Reading


05.13.15

Senate Coalition To Introduce Bill Providing Access To Epilepsy Treatment

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with Senate co-sponsors Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Michael Bennet (D-CO), announced today they are introducing the Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2015 in the United States Senate to exempt from the Controlled Substances Act strains of therapeutic hemp used to fight seizures in children and adults suffering from intractable epilepsy. These strains, which include the common… Continue Reading


05.12.15

Democrats and Unions Block Bill Promoting Economic Growth in Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after he voted in favor of a procedural motion advancing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): "The failure of today's procedural motion to advance TPA is a disappointing example of Washington politics getting in the way of growing our economy. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats and their union allies have decided to block this legislation from moving forward and are instead standing in the way of economic growth and American… Continue Reading

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