Press Releases


Gardner Statement on Executive Order to Review WOTUS

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after President Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Developed by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, WOTUS redefines and expands waters that are subject to Clean Water Act regulations, and has the potential to impact more than a million acres and thousands of stream miles in Colorado. "I applaud Pres… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces $1 Million Superfund Grant for Summitville Mine

DENVER - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the state of Colorado will receive $1 million for the Summitville Mine superfund site. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the funding is to be used specifically for water treatment at the site. "I'm pleased the EPA awarded funding for the Summitville Mine superfund site," said Gardner. "This funding will be used for water treatment and is critical to the continued clean-up at the Summitville Mine. I'm committed to ensuring C… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet, Hickenlooper invite one of the country’s most iconic conventions to Colorado

DENVER - Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 - Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet and Governor John Hickenlooper today sent a joint letter to the Outdoor Retailer Show to encourage its consideration of Colorado as its new home for the popular recreation convention. In the letter, Colorado's senior leadership states that the state is the perfect new location for the Outdoor Retailer show given Colorado's bipartisan commitment to maintaining and protecting public lands. "Colorado is unmatched in the … Continue Reading


Gardner, Bipartisan Group of Senators Send Letter on War Crimes in Syria

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today joined Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD) in sending a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asking for an update on plans to demand accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Syrian civil war. The letter was also signed by Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tom Udall (D-NM), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Tim… Continue Reading


Gardner Meets with Coloradans Along the Front Range

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spent yesterday meeting with constituents in Denver, Golden, and Fort Collins. At the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Gardner met with the Colorado Space Coalition to discuss ways to advance Colorado's aerospace industry and create more jobs for Coloradans. Recently, the Senate approved two-Gardner authored provisions in the NASA Transition Authorization Act that will help bolster Colorado's aerospace industry. Gardner also spoke to the Governor's Forum on C… Continue Reading


Gardner Receives Award for Championing Manufacturing

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today received the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at MillerCoors in Golden, CO. The award is given to Members of Congress who demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing's role in our economy and whose records support the industry. "I'm pleased to receive the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award from MillerCoors, a Colorado institution," said Gardner. "Manufacturing contributes billi… Continue Reading


Gardner Sends Letter to OMB Director Regarding Funding for Secure Rural Schools

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with bipartisan colleagues from the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, sent a letter today to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to encourage adequate funding for the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination (SRS) Program. The letter reads in full: Dear Director Mulvaney: As the Office of Management and Budget begins its work to set priorities for fiscal year 2018 and write the President's budget request, w… Continue Reading


Senate Approves Gardner Space-Related Provisions

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today released the below statement following the Senate's passage of the NASA Transition Authorization Act, which included two Gardner-authored provisions. Gardner's provisions in the NASA Transition Authorization Act include an amendment requiring NASA to develop a plan to reach Mars that includes specific timelines and benchmarks, which will allow Congress to hold the agency accou… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today voted to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator: "During his confirmation hearing, Attorney General Scott Pruitt demonstrated that he understands the importance of protecting the environment while also standing up to overbearing federal regulations, including the Waters of the United States rule. Additionally, I was pleased that he committed to review EPA's decision to not process… Continue Reading


Gardner Speaks on Senate Floor About Gold King Mine Spill, Scott Pruitt Nomination

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy, today spoke on the Senate floor about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) refusal to fully reimburse Coloradans for damages relating to the EPA-born Gold King Mine spill. Gardner discussed a commitment from Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Trump's nominee to lead the EPA, to visit Colorado to assure Coloradans he will fulfill the promises that were broken un… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Gardner Speaks on Senate Floor About Importance of Agriculture

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the Senate floor about the agriculture crisis in America and the importance of agriculture to Colorado. Click here to view Senator Gardner's remarks. Rush Transcript: "Thank you, Mr. President. There are a few things that I enjoy more than bragging about my hometown. I live in a little town called Yuma, Colorado, it's out on the Eastern Plains, it's a town of about 3,500 people. If maybe you over exaggerate just a little bit, it… Continue Reading


Gardner Introduces, Questions Denver International Airport CEO at Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced the Chief Executive Officer of Denver International Airport (DIA), Kim Day, at a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee hearing titled, "Stakeholder Perspectives on Improving TSA for the Security of the Traveling Public." Following introductory remarks, Gardner asked Ms. Day to elaborate on DIA's relationship with the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) partnership with the airport and how DIA can … Continue Reading


Gardner Reacts to Joint Statement from US, South Korea, and Japan

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after the United States, South Korea, and Japan released a joint statement condemning North Korea's ballistic missile launch: "I'm encouraged by today's joint statement from the U.S., South Korea, and Japan because it represents a unified front against North Korean aggression. The statement also sends a message to North Korea and our adversaries around the world: the U.S. will stand up to those who threaten our al… Continue Reading


Gardner, Cruz Submit Letter Urging Financial Sanctions Against North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivered a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that expresses grave concerns regarding continued aggression from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and urging him to execute the full extent of financial sanctions and targeted financial measures allowed under current law. The letter was also signed by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and David Perdue (R-GA). "As … Continue Reading


Gardner Reacts to White House Comment on Russia

Washington - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the White House press secretary's comment that "President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea." "I welcome news that the White House has laid out a clear and unequivocal stance on Russian aggression in Ukraine," said Gardner. "Russia's destabilizing actions must be met with resolve from the United States, and today's … Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Confirm Linda McMahon to Head the Small Business Administration

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting in favor of confirming Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration. "I was proud to support Linda McMahon for Small Business Administrator today because I'm confident she will help small businesses in Colorado and around the country succeed," said Gardner. "Mrs. McMahon is one of our country's most successful entrepreneurs and will bring fresh insight to the Small Business Administration.… Continue Reading


Gardner Joins Senate Colleagues and Encourages the President to Strengthen Mission at GTMO, Safeguard Americans

Washington - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), along with nine of their colleagues, this week encouraged the President to assess the future operations and detention of detainees held at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) in a letter to the President. "Congress has continuously opposed and prohibited the closure of GTMO as well as the transfer of GTMO detainees to U.S. soil since 2010 in response to the previous adminis… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Confirm Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary, Shulkin as VA Secretary

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statements after voting in favor of confirming Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of Treasury and Dr. David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs: On Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of Treasury: "Mr. Mnuchin's decades of experience in business will serve him well as Secretary of the Treasury," said Gardner. "His thorough understanding of financial markets prepares him to help implement pro-growth tax reform, spur job creation, a… Continue Reading


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

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