Press Releases

07.22.20

Senate Committee Passes Gardner, Peters, Wicker Bill to Advance Artificial Intelligence Research

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed S. 3891, the Advancing Artificial Intelligence Research Act of 2020. S. 3891 was introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, Gary Peters (D-MI), and Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Gardner, Peters, and Wicker's bipartisan bill will establish… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Gardner Welcomes Over $142 Million for Colorado Hospitals to Respond to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that 27 hospitals in Colorado will receive a combined total of $142,001,885 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support providers who have cared for a high-number of COVID-19 patients with their COVID-19 response. "Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are working tirelessly on the front lines of this pandemic to keep us safe, and I'm pleased to see more than $… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Gardner Holds Meetings Across Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) held numerous events in Southern Colorado and on Colorado's Western Slope last week, meeting with local officials to discuss economic development, infrastructure repairs, and how his bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act will benefit Colorado's public lands and provide economic recovery from COVID-19. These meetings follow his numerous events across the Western Slope earlier this month. During the July in-state work period, Gardner held events… Continue Reading


07.20.20

Gardner Applauds $1 Million Energy Research Funding for Colorado State University

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award $1 million to Colorado State University to fund a thermal energy storage system project. "As we develop new renewable energy methods, it's critical that we invest in and develop new energy storage technology as well," said Senator Gardner. "The Depa… Continue Reading


07.17.20

Gardner Applauds Over $4.9 Million From USDA to Improve Community Facilities in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Pagosa Peak Open School Building Corporation, Trinidad Area Health Association, and John C. Fremont Library District will receive a combined total of $4,914,667 in financing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. According to USDA, this program provides funding to develop community facilities in rural areas, such as schools, libraries, clinics and publ… Continue Reading


07.17.20

Gardner Calls on FBI and CISA to Bolster National Cybersecurity Infrastructure to Counter Chinese and Russian Interference

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, called on Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Chris Wray and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Chris Krebs to pursue immediate additional efforts to bolster U.S. national cybersecurity infrastructure against threats from Russia and China, particularly as it relates to the COVID… Continue Reading


07.16.20

Gardner Secures $49 Million for Denver Health’s Frontline First Responders to Combat COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) secured $49 million for Denver Health's frontline first responders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of additional funding for safety net hospitals and rural providers announced last week. After initially being excluded from funding due to a formula that under counted safety net providers, Gardner intervened directly with HHS on behalf of Denver Health's workers to help provide funding for their COVID-19 respon… Continue Reading


07.15.20

Gardner Welcomes $550,000 in Economic Development Grants for Montrose and Stratton, Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that Montrose and Stratton, Colorado will receive a combined total of $550,000 in COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). These funds will be used to support redevelopment and revitalization in the region to help strengthen the local economy. "I'm excited to see this important funding awarded to Montrose and Stratton from the Eco… Continue Reading


07.13.20

At Gardner’s Request, HHS Provides $3 Billion to Safety Net Hospitals and $1 Billion to Rural Providers

Washington, D.C. - After numerous requests made by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it is providing approximately $3 billion for safety net hospitals, including over $70.7 million for five Colorado hospitals that provide a high level of uncompensated care. This is in addition to the previous $10 billion that included over $53 million for ten Colorado hospitals. The announcement also included $1 billion for small city and rural spe… Continue Reading


07.13.20

Gardner Welcomes More Than $200,000 to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity in Colorado

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 Inner City Health Center in Denver will receive a $216,512 grant to expand COVID-19 testing capacity. "I'm excited to see this important funding delivered to Colorado, and I will continue working to expand our testing capacity and improve our ability to contain COVID-19," said Senator Gardner. "In order to fully beat the COVID-19 pandemic, we must be abl… Continue Reading


07.12.20

Gardner Recognizes 25 Years of Diplomacy with Vietnam

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 recognizing the 25th anniversary of normalized relations between the United States and Vietnam. "Over the past 25 years, normalized relations with Vietnam have been beneficial for trade, our public health, and for supporting human rights and democracy around the world," said Senator Gardner… Continue Reading


07.11.20

Gardner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory is Critical for Colorado’s Economy and Environment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released the following statement today regarding a new report from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder which shows the strong economic impact of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to Colorado and the nation. The report found that NREL had an economic impact of $875 million in Colorado and $1.4 billion nationwide in Fiscal Year 2019. … Continue Reading


07.10.20

U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Gardner’s Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - Today the Problem Solvers Caucus officially endorsed U.S. Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO)Great American Outdoors Act, a landmark conservation bill that will help ensure public lands are protected and preserved. The bipartisan legislation passed the Senate 73-25 and would provide full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million every year and address the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands. The … Continue Reading


07.09.20

Gardner Holds Meetings Across Colorado’s Western Slope

Washington, D.C. - This week U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) held numerous events across Colorado's Western Slope, meeting with local officials and small business owners and discussing how his bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act will benefit Colorado's public lands and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Gardner's historic conservation legislation to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal publi… Continue Reading


07.09.20

Gardner Applauds New Sanctions on Chinese Government Officials

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 today regarding new sanctions imposed on a Chinese government entity and four current or former government officials for serious human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). "These new sanctions imposed on Chinese Communist Party officials ar… Continue Reading


07.09.20

Gardner Welcomes More Than $55,000 From FCC to Expand Telehealth Services in Pueblo

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 Spanish Peaks Behavioral Health Centers in Pueblo was awarded $55,380 from the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "Telehealth services allow people to access healthcare without making unnecessary trips outside of th… Continue Reading


07.06.20

U.S. Senators Cory Gardner, Tina Smith, and Bill Cassidy Lead Bipartisan Effort Calling on Nation’s Top Health Agencies to Ensure Expanded Telehealth Services Continue Beyond Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and 35 of their Senate colleagues joined in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Congress with a written plan and timeline about any potential changes to Medicare rules governing telehealth. Through the coronavirus relief package, Congress provided HHS with the authority to waive telehealth requirem… Continue Reading


07.06.20

ICYMI: Gardner, Inhofe Op-ed on Renewing America’s Commitment to the Indo-Pacific

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, and U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, authored an op-ed in The Diplomat on how American can renew its commitment to the Indo-Pacific through the Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI). The PDI is established in the Senate's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year … Continue Reading


07.06.20

Gardner, Manchin, Hyde-Smith, Torres Small, Hagedorn Urge HHS to Provide Relief to Rural Healthcare Providers Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and U.S. Representatives Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and Jim Hagedorn (R-MN) led 49 Members of Congress in strongly encouraging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to quickly provide further relief to rural healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Members said in part, "Rural healthcare was already in crisis prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the situation i… Continue Reading


07.04.20

Gardner Celebrates Independence Day

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today wishing Coloradans a happy Fourth of July: NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senator Gardner's remarks. "Today as we celebrate the founding and the freedoms of our great country, let us also celebrate the unwavering American spirit. In the past 244 years, Americans have faced unimaginable challenges and persevered together, in the pursuit of becoming a more perfect Union. And no matter… Continue Reading

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