Press Releases

04.13.17

Gardner Concludes Tour of the Western Slope

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) has concluded a tour of the Western Slope where he discussed a wide range of topics with Coloradans. On Saturday, Gardner was in Grand Junction, visiting with local leaders and giving an update following the conclusion of the US Senate legislative session in Washington. Gardner took questions from constituents and discussed his efforts to remove burdensome federal regulations, grow the Western Slope's economy, and move the Bureau of Land Managem… Continue Reading


04.10.17

Gardner Announces Staff Additions

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced two additions to his staff. Andy Merritt will replace Chuck Poplstein as Gardner's State Director and begin on April 26, 2017. Casey Contres will serve as Gardner's Press Secretary starting today. Andy Merritt is a West Point graduate and served as an Armor Officer with assignments in the Republic of Korea and Fort Carson, Colorado. Previously, Merritt served the people of Colorado in various capacities. He spent two years as a di… Continue Reading


04.10.17

Gardner in Grand Junction: “We have to make sure the Western Slope has that loud, strong voice it deserves”

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) was in Grand Junction this weekend, visiting with local leaders and giving an update following the conclusion of the US Senate legislative session in Washington. Gardner took questions from the audience and discussed his efforts to remove burdensome federal regulations, grow the Western Slope's economy, and move the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters from Washington, DC to Grand Junction, CO. Note: click here to learn more about Gard… Continue Reading


04.10.17

Gardner, Peters Request Increase in U.S. Science Funding

Washington, DC - United States Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, sent a letter today to the Senate Appropriations Committee urging the Committee to support a substantial increase in federal funding for science, research, and development at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Last Congress, Gardner and Peters offered an amendment at the Senate… Continue Reading


04.07.17

Gardner, Lee Request Clarification on DHS/CBP Investigation Protocols in Wake of Twitter Incident

Washington, DC - United States Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mike Lee (R-UT) today sent a letter to Secretary Kelly at the Department of Homeland Security to clarify the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) protocols for investigating private companies and their customers. This letter follows reports that Twitter is suing CBP over an attempt by the agency to unmask the identity of a Twitter account holder who frequently criticizes the government. The letter reads in full: Dear Se… Continue Reading


04.07.17

Bipartisan Group of Senators Look to Gain Permanent Reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and others today introduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which would fully realize LWCF's promise to conserve parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) also cosponsored the legislation. "LWCF is essential t… Continue Reading


04.07.17

Gardner Votes to Send Coloradan to the Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following his vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. Gardner attended the White House ceremony where President Trump first announced fellow Coloradan Neil Gorsuch as his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy and released a statement praising the Judge. The following day, Gardner was the second Senator to meet with the native Coloradan and offer him his full support. Throughout the con… Continue Reading


04.06.17

Gardner Statement on US Strikes in Syria

Washington, DC - United States Senator Cory (R-CO) Gardner, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement tonight after reports of US strikes in Syria: "Tonight, the United States of America took action against a treacherous regime whose actions and allies have shown the world the dark edge of humanity. The use of chemical weapons is illegal under international law and the Administration is well justified taking this long-overdue action tonight against a de… Continue Reading


04.06.17

Gardner, Peters Introduce Resolution to Eliminate Duplicative Government Programs

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced the Congressional Oversight to Start Taxpayer Savings Resolution (COST Savings Resolution), legislation that would require Congressional committees to hold oversight hearings on the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Annual Report of Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap and Duplication and the GAO High Risk List. The COST Savings Resolution directs Congressional committees to take into accoun… Continue Reading


04.05.17

Gardner, Schatz Lead Colleagues in Requesting Strategy and Results for First Trump-Xi Summit

Washington, D.C. - Prior to President Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi later this week, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Brian Schatz (D-HI), along with 11 of their Senate colleagues, today sent a letter urging the President "to pursue a multifaceted and results-focused agenda that encompasses pressing security challenges; equitable economic engagement; as well as human rights and rule of law in China." Specifically, the letter demands that President Trump ask China to take immediate ac… Continue Reading


04.04.17

Gardner Statement on North Korea Missile Launch

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following reports that North Korea tested another ballistic missile. "North Korea's latest ballistic missile test is yet another reminder to the United States, China, and the international community, that we need to take every measure to stop the madman in Pyongyang, and we must do so now," said Gardner. "President Trump must tell President Xi this week that the policy of 'strategic patience' is now over and China must … Continue Reading


04.04.17

Gardner, Coons Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letters Encouraging White House to Continue to Modernize Federal Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and Congressmen Peter Welch (D-VT) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) today delivered bipartisan letters to President Donald Trump calling on the administration's support and use of the Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs). These public-private partnerships allow the federal government to modernize federal infrastructure and improve energy and water services through innovative finan… Continue Reading


04.04.17

Gardner, Bennet Aim to Hold Senate Accountable During Government Shutdowns

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced a resolution to pressure Congress to avoid or quickly end a government shutdown. At the end of this month, the country faces another government funding deadline and the potential for a government shutdown. In the event of a government shutdown, this resolution, if enacted, would set in motion a constant series of quorum calls and roll call votes until a bill to reopen the government has been signe… Continue Reading


04.04.17

Gardner Receives Consortium of Social Science Associations Distinguished Service Award

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement after receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA). According to COSSA, the Distinguished Service Award "recognizes leaders who have gone above and beyond to promote, protect, and advance the social and behavioral science research enterprise." "It was an honor to receive the Consortium of Social Science Associations' Distinguished Service Award and be recognized as… Continue Reading


04.03.17

Gardner Announces Millions In Disaster Recovery Funding

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Federal Highway Administration has awarded Colorado the following amounts for disaster recovery: · $111,865,857 for 2013 flood recovery · $5,249,524 for 2015 flood recovery · $7,059,388 for 2016 rockslide on Interstate-70 through Glenwood Canyon In December, Gardner announced he secured funding in the continuing resolution to complete multiple projects and other repairs to infrastructure… Continue Reading


03.31.17

Gardner, Markey Urge Trump Administration to Fully Enforce North Korea Sanctions

Washington, D.C. - In light of today's report that the Trump Administration has imposed new sanctions on North Korea, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, along with Ranking Member Ed Markey (D-MA), sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin praising the action and calling for full enforcement of United States and United Nations sanctions on North … Continue Reading


03.30.17

Gardner, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced the Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act, legislation that would expand access to healthcare in both rural and urban areas by paving the way for Medicare to cover additional telehealth services. Currently, Medicare covers limited telehealth services, setting a poor industry standard, discouraging innovation, and restricting access to specialized services. The Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act… Continue Reading


03.30.17

Gardner, Bennet Public Lands Bills Approved by Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today released the following statements after five Colorado-specific public lands bills were unanimously approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Gardner and Bennet introduced the bipartisan bills earlier this year. "Protecting and promoting Colorado's public lands is not a partisan issue, and I'm proud to work across the aisle to move these priorities forward," said Gardner. "Each piece of legislati… Continue Reading


03.30.17

Gardner Energy Efficiency Legislation Approved by Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement after the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017 (S. 239), legislation that encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal buildings. Gardner introduced this bipartisan legislation in January with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Jea… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Gardner, Senate Colleagues Urge Full Funding of PILT Program

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with 33 of his Senate colleagues, sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MI) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) urging the full funding of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. The letter reads in full: Dear Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairman Leahy, As Members of Congress representing counties with federal public lands within their boundaries, we write to request that you work togeth… Continue Reading

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