Press Releases

05.15.17

Gardner Announces $8.4 Million Grant for Denver International Airport

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today Denver International Airport will receive a $8,400,000 grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve the service road, runway rehabilitation, and runway lighting. "Denver International Airport serves tens of thousands of Coloradans every year and it's important it receives the necessary resources to continue serving our great state," said Gardner. "This funding will go toward critical infrastructure projects that w… Continue Reading


05.15.17

Gardner Statement on North Korea Missile Test

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today released the below statement regarding the missile test carried out by North Korea on Sunday: "The most recent missile test by North Korea appears to be one of its most advanced yet, and proves that a policy of maximum pressure that fully enforces all sanctions against the regime is the only way to bring Kim Jong Un to his senses," s… Continue Reading


05.11.17

Gardner Statement on Opposition to United States Trade Representative Nominee Robert Lighthizer

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement after voting against Robert Lighthizer, President Trump's nominee to be United States Trade Representative: "I could not support Robert Lighthizer's nomination to become the United States Trade Representative because I'm afraid his policies could hurt Colorado's farmers and ranchers. In light of the current agricultural crisis facing much of rural America, if we are not open to new trade opportunities, farmers and ranc… Continue Reading


05.09.17

Gardner Congratulates South Korea on Successful Election

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today released the below statement following Moon Jae-in's victory in South Korea's presidential election: "I want to extend my congratulations to the South Korean people and to President Moon Jae-in," said Gardner. "The United States and the Republic of Korea alliance is forged in blood and the bonds of our friendship are unbreakable. I l… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Gardner Votes for Colorado Priorities in Funding Measure

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting for Colorado priorities as part of the funding package. "Today's funding measure is good for Colorado and good for the American people," said Gardner. "Throughout the last few months, I have worked with my colleagues to make sure this appropriations package benefits Colorado. As a result, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden has received adequate funding, along with other Color… Continue Reading


05.04.17

Gardner, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined with Senators Hatch (R-UT), Wyden (D-OR), and 11 of their colleagues, to introduce legislation that reauthorizes the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program (SRS). The legislation would retroactively authorize SRS payments to reimburse counties for FY2016 and FY2017. The SRS program's funding is used each year to finance critical projects like public schools, roads, and emergency services throughout Western Colorado. Gardner s… Continue Reading


05.02.17

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Provide Access to Epilepsy Treatment

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Orin Hatch (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced today they are introducing the Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act, legislation that would exempt strains of therapeutic hemp, used to fight seizures in children and adults suffering from intractable epilepsy, from the Controlled Substances Act. Rep. Sc… Continue Reading


05.02.17

Gardner, Tipton Introduce Legislation Authorizing Move of BLM Headquarters to the West

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters Relocation Act, legislation that would authorize the move of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) headquarters from Washington, D.C. to one of the following Western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) introduced the House companion bill. "Moving BLM's headquarters West is a… Continue Reading


05.01.17

Gardner Announces C-470 Express Lanes Funding for Denver Metropolitan Area

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been awarded a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan of up to $109 million. The loan will be used to help fund the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise Express Lanes project along Colorado State Highway 470 (C-470), the 26-mile highway that runs along the Southern and Western part of the Denver metropolitan area. "This is great new… Continue Reading


04.28.17

Gardner Comments on North Korean Missile Test

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, made the following statement after reports said the North Korean regime tested a ballistic missile: "The situation on the Korean Peninsula is at the most unstable point since the armistice and today's missile launch is further proof of that," said Gardner. "I support the Trump Administration's new maximum pressure policy and as part of… Continue Reading


04.28.17

Gardner Appointed to Helsinki Commission

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he has been appointed to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission. The Helsinki Commission consists of 21 Commissioners, 18 from the United States Congress and one each from the Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce. Gardner was selected by the President of the Senate and joins a bipartisan group of Senators on the Commission that include Roger Wicker (R-MS), Ben Cardin (D-MD)… Continue Reading


04.27.17

Gardner Votes to Confirm Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting in favor of confirming Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor: "I look forward to working with Alexander Acosta to reduce burdensome regulations that hurt our economy and America's workers," said Gardner. "Acosta's record in public service, his interest in making sure our workers are properly trained, and his time heading the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division make him uniquely qualified to le… Continue Reading


04.27.17

Gardner, Peters Introduce Bill to Keep Government Research Data Publically Available

For Immediate Release April 27th, 2017 Media Contacts: Casey Contres (Gardner), 202-224-5941 Allison Green (Peters), 202-834-2281 WASHINGTON, DC -U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help federal agencies maintain open access to machine-readable databases and datasets created by taxpayer-funded research. The Preserving Data in Government Act would require federal agencies t… Continue Reading


04.26.17

Gardner, Bennet Introduce Bill to Rename Denver Stockyards Station Post Office After WWII Veteran

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced the introduction of legislation to rename the Denver Post Office Stockyards Station after Private George T. Sakato, an Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on October 29,1944, in World War II. While under heavy enemy fire, Private Sakato bravely took control of his unit after his platoon leader was killed and selflessly charged the e… Continue Reading


04.25.17

ICYMI: Gardner Discusses North Korea

ICYMI: Gardner Discusses North Korea Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, joined Fox News and CNN today to discuss North Korea. (Click here to watch the full interview.) On the failure of 'strategic patience:' "The strategic patience doctrine had bipartisan opposition at the end of the Obama administration, [was] recognized by bipartisan members of the Senate that it w… Continue Reading


04.25.17

Gardner Votes to Confirm Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting in favor of confirming Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture: "It was an honor to vote in support of Governor Perdue's confirmation to be Secretary of Agriculture. Like me, Governor Perdue grew up in a rural agriculture community and understands the challenges facing our nation's farmers and ranchers and I believe he is an excellent choice to lead the Department of Agriculture. I look forward to wo… Continue Reading


04.20.17

Gardner Questions CFPB’s Impact on Agriculture Sector

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today sent a letter to Consumer Finance and Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Cordray regarding the impact of the agency's existing rules and regulations, "on the ability of rural financial institutions to lend to the agriculture sector, particularly in times of low commodity prices." The letter reads in full: Dear Director Cordray: I write to ask the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to review existing rules and regulations within the … Continue Reading


04.18.17

Gardner Statement on Human Rights Violations in Russia

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the below statement regarding continued reports of torture, kidnapping, and murder of gay men in Chechnya, part of the Russian Federation. "These reports are extremely disturbing and contrary to basic international human rights norms," said Gardner. "I join the Trump Administration's call for Russian authorities to immediately investigate the reports of these horrific actions and hold… Continue Reading


04.17.17

Gardner Applauds VP Pence Visit to DMZ

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the below statement regarding Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the DMZ: "I applaud Vice President Pence for sending a message to the world that the era of strategic patience is over. The Vice President's visit to the Korean Peninsula should be a stern reminder to the madman in Pyongyang that the United States will not sit idly by while h… Continue Reading


04.14.17

In Wake of Bomb Threat, Gardner and Bennet Visit Jewish Community Center in Boulder

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) visited the Jewish Community Center in Boulder, Colorado on Thursday. Last month, the JCC received a bomb threat, and although a suspect has since been identified, leaders in the community have continuing concerns about the recent uptick in anti-Semitic sentiments across the country. As a sign of solidarity, the Colorado Senators met with members of the JCC community and toured the facility. "The Jewish community in… Continue Reading

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