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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


Gardner Statement on Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, who serves on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, to the Supreme Court: "Judge Gorsuch is one of our country's brightest legal minds with significant experience as a federal judge and a private litigator. A former Supreme Court clerk for Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy, Judge Gorsuch has learned from some of the most exceptional, disciplined, and faithf… Continue Reading


Gardner Named Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today was named Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy. Gardner served on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources during the 114th Congress, and on the Energy and Commerce Committee while he represented Colorado's fourth district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Energy Subcommittee's jurisdiction includes oversight, legislative and regulatory responsibilities for energy production and distribution and … Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Recommend Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary, Governor Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today voted to recommend Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of the Department of Energy: On Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary: "Having someone who understands Western issues - ranging from the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to the responsible procurement of our energy resources on our publ… Continue Reading


Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Energy Efficiency Legislation

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017, legislation that encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal buildings. Mandatory federal audits already outline energy savings projects for federal facilities aim… Continue Reading


Gardner Joins Bill to Protect Family Farms

WASHINGTON -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he joined Senator John Thune (R-SD) in introducing the Death Tax Repeal Act, legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, commonly known as the death tax. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. "Growing up on the Eastern Plains and working at my parent's farm implement dealership allowed me to see the devastating impact the death tax has on Colorado families, particularly thos… Continue Reading


Gardner, Colorado Technology Association Announce Partnership To Gather Input from Colorado Tech Community

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and the Colorado Technology Association today announced the One More Job/One More Innovation Initiative, a partnership that aims to gather input from Colorado's technology sector and help enact legislative solutions to promote technology in Colorado and throughout the nation. Gardner and the Colorado Technology Association want to hear directly from the Colorado technology commun… Continue Reading

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