Press Releases

02.26.15

Gardner Legislation Fights Domestic Trafficking

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today successfully led an effort to fight human trafficking, as part of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's consideration of the End Modern Slavery and Trafficking Initiative Act of 2015 (S.553), a bill introduced by Senator Corker (R-TN), the Chairman of the committee. Gardner's amendment to the bill, which passed by voice vote, highlights the alarming rates of human trafficking in the U.S. and calls for increased cooperation among all federa… Continue Reading


02.24.15

Gardner: "President Obama Ignored the American People"

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on President Obama's veto of the bipartisan bill to build the Keystone XL pipeline: "Last November, Coloradans and Americans voted for a change. They voted for a Congress that could work together and pass legislation that benefits all of us. Unfortunately, with his veto of the bill to build the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama ignored November's vote, and ignored the will of the American people. "I was proud t… Continue Reading


02.23.15

Gardner Condemns Months-Long Port Slowdown

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) made the following statement on the agreement reached this weekend between a dockworkers union and a group of shipping companies which brought to an end the recent West Coast port slowdown: "This slowdown had disastrous consequences for businesses, consumers, and the entire economy," Gardner said. "I'm glad that the ports will soon be operating at full speed, and look forward to the ports starting to address the massive backload that has built up o… Continue Reading


02.23.15

Gardner Demands Hearing at Denver VA Facility

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he is leading a letter with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) urging the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee to organize a visit and site hearing at the Eastern Colorado Health Care System Replacement Facility, also known as the Denver Replacement Facility. Construction of the Denver Replacement Facility has been plagued by management and financial issues, including a $400 million overrun from the original contract price. The U.S. C… Continue Reading


02.20.15

Gardner Takes On Sanction Evasion by the Lukashenka Dictatorship in Belarus

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is urging the Obama Administration to investigate the evasion of U.S. sanctions by the Belarus state-owned potash company, Belaruskali, which has allowed this entity to resume exports of potash to the United States. The Department of Treasury has written to Senator Gardner to say that it will "evaluate the sanctions with respect to Belarus to ensure that they are fully implemented." Senator Gardner plans to meet with top officials from the Departmen… Continue Reading


02.18.15

Gardner Highlights Impact of Ports Slowdown on Colorado Businesses

Jake Jabs and Others Back Gardner Effort to End Port Slowdown Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), following up on his letter to the Secretaries of Labor and Commerce demanding that they take action on the West Coast ports slowdown, today highlighted the negative impact that the union slowdown is having on Colorado businesses. "Businesses across Colorado rely on West … Continue Reading


02.18.15

Gardner Statement on Browns Canyon Designation

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on President Obama's planned designation of Browns Canyon as a National Monument: "Browns Canyon is a national treasure with a long history of bipartisan support in Colorado. Senator Udall in particular was a champion of this beautiful site, and his legacy of protecting Colorado's landscapes is to be commended. This monument will stand in lasting tribute to his public service. My preference is always to work through… Continue Reading


02.17.15

Gardner Demands Action on Ports Stalemate

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter today urging the Obama Administration to find a resolution to the economic crises created by union slowdowns at West Coast ports. The labor dispute, affecting operations in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and elsewhere, has caused vital economic hubs to grind to a standstill while ships full of cargo are anchored just off the coast and American-made exports pile up in port warehouses. This slowdown is causing grave economic harm to businesse… Continue Reading


02.13.15

Gardner Announces Leadership Roles on Energy Committee

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he has been placed on three key subcommittees of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Senator Gardner will serve on the Subcommittee on Energy, the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, and also on the Subcommittee on Water and Power. "These subcommittees have jurisdiction over many industries which have a major footprint in Colorado," Gardner said. "Energy production, distribution, and consumption are … Continue Reading


02.12.15

Gardner Welcomes Netanyahu to Congress

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he is co-sponsoring a resolution welcoming the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress on his visit to the United States: "Prime Minister Netanyahu said his speech to Congress will be about the 'very survival' of the State of Israel," Gardner said. "Therefore, I believe it is critical for every Member of Congress to hear directly from the Prime Minister of our closest friend and ally … Continue Reading


02.12.15

Gardner Leads the Charge on Balanced Budget

February 12th, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took a hard stance on balancing the federal budget today, signing on to legislation which would block members of Congress from receiving their salaries unless their chamber of Congress has passed a budget that balances within ten years. The Balanced Budget Accountability Act, introduced by Senator Daines (R-SD), would also prohibit tax increases unless three-fifths of both chambers of Congress vote in favor of them. "Coloradans… Continue Reading


02.11.15

Gardner Statement on President Obama's Proposed AUMF

February 11th, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on President Obama's proposed three-year authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) submitted to Congress today: "The threat faced from ISIS is real, and requires a carefully coordinated strategy that ensures their complete destruction. I'm glad that the President has made the decision to seek this AUMF from Congress, and as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I look forw… Continue Reading


02.11.15

Gardner Moves to Combat Ambush Union Elections

February 11th, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he is introducing as an original co-sponsor legislation which would nullify the "ambush elections" rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The legislation would reverse an NLRB rule that shortened the time before a union election must take place from its current median of 38 days down to as few as 10 days. The rule also limits the opportunity for a full review of election fairness by provid… Continue Reading


02.11.15

Gardner to President: “Don’t Veto a Bipartisan Jobs Bill”

February 11th, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on the House of Representative's bipartisan passage of the Senate bill to approve the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline: "I'm excited that Representatives from both parties have come together in the House to pass the Keystone XL pipeline bill. This project will create American jobs and reduce our dependence on overseas oil, all while having a minimal impact on the environment. "The President ha… Continue Reading


02.11.15

Gardner Votes to Aid Victims of Child Pornography

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted today in favor of S. 295, the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015. This legislation strengthens the existing laws on child pornography, making it easier for victims of child pornography to receive full compensation from the perpetrators of these despicable crimes. Additionally, the Act increases the amount victims can receive by holding each wrongdoer involved responsible for the victim's entire injury, a… Continue Reading


02.10.15

Gardner: “Never Tax the Internet”

Washington, D.C.? - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he is an original co-sponsor of legislation to keep the internet tax-free indefinitely.? The legislation is being introduced by Senator John Thune (R-SD), and would make permanent the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998, which prohibits taxes on internet access or e-commerce. "Wherever the heavy hand of government taxation inserts itself, innovation, growth, and jobs are quick to disappear," Gardner said. "Businesses and custom… Continue Reading


02.06.15

Gardner Statement on the Passing of Alan Nunnelee

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Alan Nunnelee: “I am deeply saddened by Congressman Nunnelee’s passing. His death is a tremendous loss for his family and friends, the House of Representatives, and the people of Mississippi. It was my distinct privilege to serve with Congressman Nunnelee in the House, and I’ll miss his positive attitude and deep, abiding faith. My prayers … Continue Reading


02.06.15

Gardner Presses for Email Privacy

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he is co-sponsoring legislation to reform and modernize the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Current law allows the government to read emails and other electronic communications of American citizens without a warrant after they're 180 days old. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015 (ECPA) would eliminate that 180-day rule, placing all electronic communication, regardless of age, under one… Continue Reading


02.05.15

Gardner Voices Strong Opposition to FCC's Proposed Regulation of the Internet

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on new internet regulations proposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): "The FCC's attempt to regulate the internet under Title II of the Communications Act is a massive federal power grab that will come at the expense of innovation, growth, and internet users. This proposal would give the FCC huge amounts of new power over the internet, stifling the very innovative and disruptive culture that made the … Continue Reading


02.04.15

Gardner Introduces El Paso County Commissioner at Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark as a witness at a joint hearing between the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure focused on the impacts on state and local governments of a proposed rule to expand federal regulation of waters under the Clean Water Act. As prepared, Gardner's remarks read, in part: "I am honored to introduce Commissioner Sallie Clark of El… Continue Reading

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