Press Releases

01.25.20

Gardner Applauds Plans for New Airtanker Base in Colorado Springs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement from the City of Colorado Springs and the United States Forest Service to build a permanent airtanker base and new ramp at the Colorado Springs Airport. The new airtanker base will support aerial firefighting efforts in the Rocky Mountain region and surrounding areas. "Year after year, much of the West is forced to deal with horrible wildfires that burn millions of acres," said Senator Gardner. "Our firefighters in … Continue Reading


01.24.20

Gardner Statement on Reports of Potential Coronavirus Case in Colorado

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, released the following statement regarding a potential novel coronavirus case in Colorado: "I am aware of reports of a potential novel coronavirus case in Lakewood, Colorado," said Senator Gardner. "I contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of State earlier this week to ensure Congress … Continue Reading


01.22.20

Gardner Cheers Enrollment of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today after Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), as president pro tempore of the United States Senate, led a bill enrollment ceremony to sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. This is the final step before it goes to the president for his signature to become law. "A great portion of our economy and nearly a quarter million jobs in Colorado are dependent on trade w… Continue Reading


01.21.20

Gardner Statement on Impeachment Trial

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on the beginning of the U.S. Senate's impeachment trial. "Impeaching the president is one of the most serious constitutional actions, and I will closely evaluate the law and facts presented to the Senate as I fulfill my constitutional duties as a United States Senator. The Senate will move forward with an organizing resolution that is modeled after the same basic principles as the Clinton impeachment proc… Continue Reading


01.20.20

Gardner Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day and his tremendous legacy as a civil rights icon and role model: "Today we celebrate the life and legacy of an incredible man who altered the course of history forever," said Senator Gardner. "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s powerful teachings of love and tolerance in the face of fierce hate echo through time and serve as an example we should all aspire to follow. Today as … Continue Reading


01.16.20

Senate Passes USMCA Trade Agreement

Washington, D.C. - Today the United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with support from U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO). NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "Today the Senate passed the USMCA, which is great news for Colorado's workers, our agriculture industry, and our economy," said Senator Gardner. "A great portion of our economy in Colorado is dependent on trade with Canada and Mexico. Colorado's workforce stands … Continue Reading


01.15.20

Gardner, Markey, Risch, Menendez Recognize Vietnam for Assuming Chairmanship of ASEAN

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, along with U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today congratulated Vietnam on assuming the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN is an important multilateral … Continue Reading


01.15.20

Gardner Urges USMCA Passage on the Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the United States Senate today, urging his colleagues to support the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "USMCA is an important opportunity for the United States to gain more jobs, incentivize more economic growth, and create more opportunity for the people of Colorado. This agreement will continue to boost Colorado's already vibrant… Continue Reading


01.15.20

Gardner, Baldwin, Wicker, Peters Introduce Industries of the Future Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, along with U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced S. 3191, the Industries of the Future Act of 2020. The legislation would advance U.S. global leadership in artificial intelligence, advanced manuf… Continue Reading


01.14.20

Gardner Welcomes New North Korea Sanctions

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, released the following statement welcoming the U.S. Department of the Treasury's announcement of new sanctions against entities that participate in North Korea's supply of slave labor abroad, as mandated by Gardner's North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 (NKSPEA), signed into law in February 2016, and the … Continue Reading


01.14.20

Gardner, 17 Senators Send Bipartisan Letter to Administration in Support of Burma’s Elections

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, sent a letter along with 17 U.S. Senators to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green asking them to ensure that the Administration continues to support Burma as it moves toward free and democratic parliamentary elections in 2020. "Burma's 2020 el… Continue Reading


01.14.20

Gardner Announces Nearly $32M to Address Homelessness in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today Colorado is receiving $31.8 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and HUD is designating a fourth Continuum of Care (CoC) in Colorado for Larimer and Weld counties. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "Today I'm excited to announce that Colorado is receiving nearly $32 million in grant funding from the Department of Housing and Urban De… Continue Reading


01.11.20

Gardner Statement on Reelection of President of Taiwan

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, released the following statement on Tsai Ing-wen's reelection as President of Taiwan. "I extend my warmest congratulations to Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's fourth democratically elected leader, on winning a second presidential term. It was an honor to host President Tsai in Denver last year, and it's been a privilege working close… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Gardner Statement on Tri-State Announcement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today regarding the news that Tri-State is closing Craig Station plant in Craig and the Colowyo Mine in northwest Colorado. "This is terrible news for Craig and northwestern Colorado. These are well-paying jobs that for years have allowed surrounding rural communities to thrive. The people that live and work in Craig and northwestern Colorado are some of the toughest and most resilient people I know, and I look… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Gardner Speaks on Senate Floor Regarding Iran

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the floor of the Senate today regarding Iran. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to view Senator Gardner's remarks. "I hope the latest events have made it clear to Tehran that the United States will never back down from protecting our people, our interests, and our allies," said Senator Gardner. "So now it's in Tehran's court to choose the path of peace, or the path of confron… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Senate Passes Bipartisan DIGIT Act

Washington, D.C. - The Senate passed the bipartisan Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which was reintroduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ). The bill would convene a working group of federal entities and experts from the private and academic sectors tasked with providing recommendations to Congress on how to facilitate the growth of connected Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The group's recommen… Continue Reading


01.08.20

Gardner Statement on Iran’s Missile Attack Targeting U.S. Forces

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding Iran's attacks on two bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq. "I condemn the ballistic missile attacks from Iran against bases in Iraq hosting U.S. troops. No one wants war with Iran and I urge Tehran to de-escalate immediately. The Administration must continue taking all necessary steps to keep our troops, diplomats and country safe, and to regularly co… Continue Reading


01.03.20

Gardner and Markey Introduce Cambodia Democracy Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, introduced S. 3081, the Cambodia Democracy Act, in response to the deteriorating human rights and democracy situation in Cambodia. Human Rights Watch found "The ruling Cambodian People's Party maintains power through violence, politically motivated prosecutions, repressive laws, an… Continue Reading


01.03.20

Gardner, Peters Introduce Small Business Start-up Savings Account Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, recently introduced bipartisan legislation that will help small businesses and grow the economy. The Small Business Start-up Savings Account Act, S. 3136, would allow individuals to create tax-deductible savings accounts to start or expand small businesses. "Having grown up in a family-owned business, I've seen firsthand how difficult it can be t… Continue Reading


01.03.20

Gardner Announces New Staff Addition

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the addition of Leah Curtsinger to his staff. Leah will serve as Gardner's Metro Denver Regional Director. Leah previously served as the Federal Policy Director at the Colorado Chamber of Commerce. She also served as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), working on a legislative portfolio including telecommunications, housing, and consumer protection. "Leah's more than a decade of experience working with stakeh… Continue Reading

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