Press Releases

05.08.20

Gardner Welcomes Over $11.7 Million in HHS Grants for Colorado to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capabilities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that healthcare facilities in Colorado will receive a combined $11,740,936 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand capacity for COVID-19 testing. "Widespread and rapid testing is key to the fight against COVID-19, and we must continue working together to make it more widely available," said Senator Gardner. "I'm pleased to see this important funding from HHS delivered to Colorado to ex… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Gardner, Lankford, King, Colleagues Urge Leadership to Consider Nonprofits in Next Relief Proposal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), James Lankford (R-OK), and Angus King (I-ME) sent a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to advocate that Congress should not overlook nonprofits, charities, and houses of worship in the fourth-phase relief proposal for the coronavirus pandemic. The letter asks the Leaders to consider expanding access to relief and support, increase unemployment insurance reimbursement fo… Continue Reading


05.07.20

Gardner Addresses COVID-19 and Honors Colorado’s Fallen First Responders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the Senate regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and paid tribute to the fallen first responders in Colorado who were on the front lines of COVID-19. Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. On frontline workers and healthcare professionals: "I want to commend in the strongest terms possible our frontline workers, whether it's been our first responders, our healthcare professionals, o… Continue Reading


05.06.20

Gardner Calls for Changes to Paycheck Protection Program

Washington, D.C. - In a letter to his Republican Senate colleagues, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) called for improvements to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to reflect the needs of small businesses in Colorado. "Since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law, I have spoken with small business owners, farmers, and non-profit directors across Colorado regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Those conversations have made clear that the PPP is an e… Continue Reading


05.06.20

Gardner Applauds $12.7 Million CDBG Grant for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado will receive an additional $12,765,120 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address public health, coronavirus, and housing and economic disruption needs. "Communities all across Colorado are hurting right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We must ensure all areas of our state have the resources they need to respon… Continue Reading


05.05.20

Gardner Applauds Taiwan Donation of Another 2.28 Million Masks to the U.S.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, applauded Taiwan's commitment today to donate an additional 2.28 million masks to the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Colorado will receive 100,000 masks, which is on top of the 100,000 masks Taiwan already donated to the state in April. Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's re… Continue Reading


05.05.20

Colorado to Receive $288 Million for Hospitals to Respond to COVID-19 and Address Revenue Losses

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado will receive a combined total of $288,136,710 in support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and Community Health Centers located in rural areas and high-impact hospitals that have provided inpatient care for 100 or more COVID-19 patients prior to April 10, 2020. "The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedente… Continue Reading


05.02.20

Gardner Welcomes HHS Grants for Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe will receive a combined $194,804 in grants to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. "We must continue working to ensure that all communities across Colorado, including our two federally recognized tribes, have access to the resources they need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic," said Senator Gardner. "I'm… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Gardner Secures Increased Reimbursements for Audio-only Telehealth

Washington, D.C. - Following a bipartisan call to action from U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and 36 Senators, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it would increase reimbursements for certain telephone-based, or audio-only, telehealth to equal other audio-visual telehealth and in-person visitation reimbursements. "Telehealth is critical to helping Americans access medical care … Continue Reading


05.01.20

Gardner Welcomes $2.7 Million in FAA Grants for Colorado Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the announcement that four Colorado airports will receive a combined total of $2,720,285 in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for maintenance and improvements. A portion of these grants was permitted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "Colorado's local airport… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Gardner, Manchin, Hyde-Smith, Shaheen, Moran Issue Bipartisan Call for Equal Telephone-Based Health Services Reimbursements

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) sent a letter with 36 Senators to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting an increase for telephone-based, or audio-only, telehealth reimbursements to equal other audio-visual telehealth and in-person visitation reimbursements. Many Americans do not have access to reliable… Continue Reading


04.30.20

FCC Provides Colorado More than $850K for Telehealth Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that two healthcare providers in Colorado will receive a combined total of $853,527 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. "During this pandemic, telehealth can be used to access healthcare while social distancing and prevent unnecessary trips outside of the home, which is critical to help stop the spread of COVID-19," said Senator Gardner. "I'… Continue Reading


04.29.20

Gardner Announces Colorado Will Receive $4.4 Million from HUD to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that public housing authorities in Colorado will receive a combined total of $4,449,742 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support preventing, preparing, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in public housing. "Communities across the Centennial State are hurting as a result of COVID-19, and we must ensure that we are responding to this pandemic," said Senator Gardner. "I'm pleased to see these… Continue Reading


04.28.20

Gardner Announces Colorado Will Receive $4.3 Million from HUD to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that public housing authorities in Colorado will receive a combined total of $4,386,072 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support preventing, preparing, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in public housing. "We must ensure communities all across Colorado are prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Senator Gardner. "I'm pleased to see these funds awarded to Colorado to address th… Continue Reading


04.28.20

Gardner, Cruz, Colleagues Urge Secretaries of Defense and Interior to Support the Development of Domestic Rare Earths Supply Chain Critical to National Defense to Reduce Dependency on China

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Senate colleagues, are urging Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to support the development of a fully domestic rare earths supply chain and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign minerals that are critical for manufacturing our defense technologies and supporting our national security. "It is clear that our dependence on China for vital rare earths threatens our U.S. manuf… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Gardner Welcomes $10.2 Million FEMA Grant for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) that the state of Colorado will receive $10,248,470 in expedited federal funding for emergency protective measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to FEMA, examples of eligible emergency protective measures include the activation of State Emergency Operations Centers, National Guard costs, law enforcement, and other measures necessary to protec… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Gardner Announces $13.3 Million Grant for Denver International Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award Denver International Airport (DEN) $13,333,333 in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant funding for taxiway construction. A portion of this funding was permitted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "I'm pleased Denver In… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Gardner Applauds $9.1 Million From DOJ to Help Colorado First Responders with COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the Colorado Department of Public Safety will receive a total of $9,184,619 in Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the DOJ, allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Gardner Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Call for Establishing 9-8-8 Suicide Hotline in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is leading a bipartisan, bicameral push in Congress with 22 U.S. Senators and 17 U.S. Representatives to include S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, in the next COVID-19 relief package. Gardner's bipartisan legislation would designate 9-8-8 as the three-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. Gardner introduced this bipartisan legislation with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Gardner and Neguse Secure Updated Guidance from SBA to Ensure Mom and Pop Restaurants Can Access Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Washington D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) secured updated guidance from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help many mom and pop restaurants access small business loans and weather the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 3rd, Senator Gardner and Congressman Neguse wrote to the SBA requesting updated guidance to ensure small taverns and restaurants in Gilpin County, Colorado and throughout the country who also participate in some level of casino … Continue Reading

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