Press Releases

01.05.17

Gardner Meets with Governor Perry, Intended Secretary of Energy Nominee

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today met with Governor Rick Perry, President-elect Trump's intended nominee for U.S. Secretary of Energy. "I had a thoughtful discussion with Governor Perry and appreciate the opportunity to speak with him about his approach to responsible energy production and achieving America's energy independence," said Gardner. "We also discussed the importance of the Department of Energy's Nationa… Continue Reading


01.05.17

Gardner Meets with Rex Tillerson, Intended Secretary of State Nominee

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with Rex Tillerson, President-elect Trump's intended nominee for U.S. Secretary of State. "I appreciate the opportunity to meet with Mr. Tillerson and learn more about his approach to serving as America's top diplomat," said Gardner. "Mr. Tillerson is an accomplished businessman and job creator who has a firm grasp on geopolitics, and I am confident in Chairman Corker's ability to lead … Continue Reading


01.03.17

Gardner Announces Committee Assignments

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he will be joining the Budget Committee and continue serving on the Foreign Relations Committee, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. "I look forward to serving on the Budget Committee and working to get our fiscal house in order and address years of the Obama Administration's reckless spending," said Gardner. "In addition to joining the Budget Committee, I'm grateful to continue serving… Continue Reading


12.29.16

Gardner Statement on Russia Sanctions

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the below statement after the Obama Administration announced sanctions against Russia for its cyber activities and treatment of U.S. diplomats in Moscow: "I welcome President Obama's eleventh hour effort to address Russia's growing aggression over the past eight years, however, the sanctions should have been announced and enforced sooner than the final days of his presidency. Fr… Continue Reading


12.23.16

Gardner Statement on U.S. Abstaining from U.N Vote Condemning Israel

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following President Obama's decision to not veto the United Nations (U.N) Security Council resolution condemning Israel: "One of President Obama's last acts in office was to turn his back on our ally Israel. His days of emboldening our enemies and weakening our friends are thankfully coming to an end. After eight years of waffling on supporting one of our closest allies, President Obama's decision today marks his fi… Continue Reading


12.23.16

Gardner Statement on U.N Vote Condemning Israel

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement urging President Obama to veto the United Nations (U.N) Security Council resolution condemning Israel: "I implore President Obama to veto the U.N Security Council's resolution that condemns our friend and ally, Israel. A veto maintains the United States' longstanding policy to support Israel against consistent bias at the United Nations, and I urge President Obama to follow this policy by directing a U.S. veto of this misguided and … Continue Reading


12.19.16

Gardner, Tipton Demand EPA Reimburse Communities Impacted by Gold King Mine Spill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3), sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today regarding the agency's decision not to fully reimburse affected states, local, and tribal governments that have been impacted by the EPA-born Gold King Mine disaster. In the letter, Gardner and Tipton reminded Administrator McCarthy of a section of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act… Continue Reading


12.16.16

Gardner Statement on China’s Seizure of U.S. Navy Equipment

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today released the below statement on reports that China seized a U.S. Navy underwater vehicle in the South China Sea: "This brazenly hostile act is outrageous and must be met with a firm response. The U.S. Navy was operating in international waters conducting a standard exercise, and China should return the underwa… Continue Reading


12.16.16

House Approves Gardner-Peters American Innovation and Competitiveness Act Headed to President’s Desk

Washington, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today followed the U.S. Senate's action and approved the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, a bicameral, bipartisan legislative compromise originally introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), along with John Thune (R-SD), and Bill Nelson (D-FL), that maximizes basic research opportunities, reduces administrative burdens for researchers, encourages scientific entrepreneurship, and promotes oversight of taxpayer-… Continue Reading


12.12.16

Gardner Renews Call for Permanent Select Committee on Cybersecurity

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today renewed his call to establish a permanent Select Committee on Cybersecurity in the U.S. Senate in light of reports that the Intelligence community concluded Russian hackers attempted to influence the presidential election: "Cybersecurity policy is one of the most significant and complex challenges facing Congress, ye… Continue Reading


12.12.16

Senate Approves Gardner-Peters American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

Washington, DC - The United States Senate approved the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, a bicameral, bipartisan legislative compromise originally introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), along with John Thune (R-SD), and Bill Nelson (D-FL), that maximizes basic research opportunities, reduces administrative burdens for researchers, encourages scientific entrepreneurship, and promotes oversight of taxpayer-funded research. The legislation also promotes divers… Continue Reading


12.10.16

Gardner Priorities Included in Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), legislation that included language authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to expedite payments to entities that assumed response costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill and direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work with affected states, Indian tribes, and local governments on a long-term water quality monitoring program of the rivers contaminated by the spill. In September, Gardner le… Continue Reading


12.09.16

Gardner Statement on FERC Denial of Jordan Cove

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) announcement to deny a re-hearing for the reconsideration of the Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Gas Connector Pipeline: "Once again FERC has denied the application of Jordan Cove to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), shutting down their pipeline, and preventing them from getting the assistance they need to open the facility to be able to export LNG… Continue Reading


12.09.16

President Obama Signs Gardner-Shaheen Legislation into Law, Requiring Federal Government to Measure Impact of Outdoor Recreation on U.S. Economy

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama signed into law legislation authored by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to require the federal government to measure the impact of the outdoor recreation on the economy. The bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2015, introduced in October 2015 by Gardner and Shaheen will inform policy makers and business leaders on the jobs created, and the consumer spending driven by, the outdoor recreation economy. Th… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Gardner Meets with Governor Nikki Haley, Intended United Nations Ambassador Nominee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with Governor Nikki Haley, President-elect Trump's intended nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. "After meeting with Governor Nikki Haley, I'm convinced she will be an outstanding U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations," said Gardner. "We discussed many topics, including U.S. policy toward North Korea and agreed the current Administration's policy of 'strategic patie… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Senate-Passed Bill Paves Way for Commerce City Development

Washington, DC - The United States Senate today approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, which included a provision introduced by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) - the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Amendment. The NDAA will now head to President Obama's desk for signature. The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Amendment allows for an environmental assessment to evaluate the removal of deed restrictions, which currently prohib… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Senate Approves National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The legislation included language Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) authored that allows for the DoD to purchase rockets from any certified launch provider between now and December 31, 2022 so long as the provider offers the best value to the DoD. Gardner's fiscally responsible amendment to the NDAA promotes competition, protec… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Gardner Meets with Secretary Elaine Chao, Intended Transportation Secretary Nominee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today met with Secretary Elaine Chao, President-elect Trump's intended nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. "Secretary Chao has dedicated much of her life to public service and is a proven leader who knows how to get the job done," said Gardner. "We spoke about the unique challenges Colorado faces when it comes to transportation and I am con… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Gardner Announces $30 Million Grant for Denver’s Sun Valley Neighborhood

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the Denver Housing Authority will receive a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant to build 750 mixed-income housing units, and increase business opportunities and access to jobs and education in Denver's Sun Valley neighborhood. The Sun Valley neighborhood is the lowest-income neighborhood in Denver where 83 percent of households live below the poverty line. Gardner played an instrumental role in securing this g… Continue Reading


12.07.16

Senate Approves Gardner Language to Preserve Medicare Funding for Craig Hospital, Increase Access to Life-Saving Medical Devices

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate today approved the 21st Century Cures Act, bipartisan, comprehensive legislation aimed at fast-tracking the development of new medicine and treatments, tackling opioid addiction, and improving mental health programs. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) authored language that was included in the 21st Century Cures Act to preserve Medicare funding for Craig Hospital as well as a provision that enhances access to life-saving medical devices for patients with rare diseases. … Continue Reading

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