Press Releases

12.07.16

Gardner Secures Disaster Relief Funding for U.S. 34 Project

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he secured funding to complete the U.S. 34 project as well as other repairs to infrastructure following the 2013 floods in the continuing resolution. Gardner joined members of the Colorado delegation in writing a letter to Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran and Vice Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski as well as House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers and Ranking Member Nita Lowey urging adequate funding for the Federal Highway Admin… Continue Reading


12.06.16

Gardner Meets with Wilbur Ross, Intended Commerce 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 Wilbur Ross, President-elect Trump's intended nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. "I had a productive meeting with Mr. Ross today and discussed how best to provide all Americans with the opportunity to succeed. We spoke about how important strong trade relationships and rural economic development are to communities in Colorado and… Continue Reading


12.05.16

Gardner Congratulates USS Colorado Captain and Crew on Ship’s Christening

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to Commander Franklin and the Crew of the USS Colorado to congratulate them on the christening of the new submarine. The christening took place at the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut. This new submarine is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name USS Colorado, and the first since 1947. Now that the ship is christened, it will undergo sea trial testing before it is put into service in defense of our nation. The letter… Continue Reading


12.05.16

Gardner, Colleagues Request President Obama Stop Issuing New Regulations

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) led 22 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama requesting his Administration stop issuing non-emergency rules and regulations in the final weeks of his term. Gardner and his colleagues stressed to the President that the American people made it clear on November 8th that they expect regulatory relief. The letter reads in full: Dear Mr. President: We write to request your Administration cease issuing new, non-emergency … Continue Reading


12.01.16

Gardner Votes to Extend Iran Sanctions

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the below statement following the Senate's passage of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, which previously passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 419-1. The Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 was set to expire at the end of this year and will now be extended to 2026 in order to curtail Iran's activities to support terrorism and develop weapons of mass destruction. "While the… Continue Reading


12.01.16

Senate Approves Gardner, Bennet Resolution Recognizing 40 Years of Women at the Air Force Academy

Washington, DC - The United States Senate approved a resolution, introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), supporting the designation of October 8, 2016, as "40 Years of Women Cadets at the United States Air Force Academy Day.'' The resolution recognizes the many contributions female cadets have made to the Air Force Academy and their incredible service to our nation. "Forty years ago, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado became the first military acade… Continue Reading


11.30.16

Gardner Statement on New U.N. Sanctions on North Korea

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, today released the below statement following the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council's approval of new sanctions on North Korea aimed at reducing the regime's exports: "I welcome the U.N. Security Council's approval of tougher sanctions on North Korea," said Gardner. "I'm hopeful that the U.N. will fully enforce these sanctions, wh… Continue Reading


11.29.16

Senate Approves Gardner- Shaheen Legislation to Measure Impact of Outdoor Recreation on U.S. Economy

**Senators Gardner (R-CO) and Shaheen (D-NH) authored and introduced the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2015 that unanimously passed the Senate** **Independent studies estimate the outdoor recreation industry generates $646 billion in consumer spending each year and supports 6.1 million jobs** Washington, DC - The Senate unanimously approved final passage of legislation authored by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to require the federal governm… Continue Reading


11.26.16

Gardner Statement on Fidel Castro

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the below statement on the death of Fidel Castro: "The Cuban people have suffered under Fidel Castro's oppressive and murderous regime for decades, and today we reflect on all of the lives lost, families ripped apart, and hardship endured. His death presents an opportunity for the Cuban people, ushering in hope that one day Cuba too can enjoy the democracy and freedoms its people … Continue Reading


11.23.16

Gardner Applauds South Korea and Japan Agreement to Combat the North Korean Threat

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today released the below statement applauding the signed agreement between South Korea and Japan to share military information in order to better detect nuclear activity from North Korea. Gardner has been an outspoken advocate for cooperation among our allies in the region to deter the North Korean threat. "South Korea and Japan's… Continue Reading


11.23.16

Gardner Gives Thanks

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement celebrating Thanksgiving: "Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reflect on all that we as a country have to be grateful for, and give thanks to all of those who have sacrificed so much in the name of freedom. This day we also turn to our Creator and give thanks for the blessings bestowed upon His great nation," said Gardner. "As we gather around our tables with our families, friends, and loved ones this Thanksgiving, l… Continue Reading


11.22.16

Gardner Receives Colorado Farm Bureau’s Highest Honor

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) was awarded the Colorado Farm Bureau's Service to Agriculture Award at Colorado Farm Bureau's annual meeting. The Service to Agriculture Award is given to one individual within the Colorado Farm Bureau and one individual outside of the organization annually to recognize their service to the industry. "I'm honored to receive the Colorado Farm Bureau's Service to Agriculture Award," said Gardner. "Growing up on the Eastern Plains and working on my family's farm impleme… Continue Reading


11.21.16

Gardner Announces Tickets Available for 58th Presidential Inauguration

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced that a limited number of tickets to the 58th Presidential Inauguration are available to Coloradans through his office upon request. President-Elect Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017 at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The tickets will be in a cordoned-off outdoor area and are standing-room only. Coloradans interested in attending should email Tickets_Gardner@ga… Continue Reading


11.17.16

Gardner Statement on American Energy and Conservation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting in favor to proceed to debate on the American Energy and Conservation Act, legislation that adjusts revenue sharing from offshore and onshore energy production.… Continue Reading


11.16.16

Senate Republican Conference Elects Leadership for 115th Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - This morning the Senate Republican Conference elected its leadership team for the 115th Congress: Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as Senate Republican leader, John Cornyn (R-Texas) as Senate Republican whip, John Thune (R-S.D.) as Senate Republican Conference chairman, John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) as Senate Republican Policy Committee chairman, Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) as Senate Republican Conference vice chairman, and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) as National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman. "I… Continue Reading


11.14.16

House Approves Gardner’s Bill to Measure Impact of Outdoor Recreation on U.S. Economy

Washington, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act, a bipartisan bill that would inform policymakers and business leaders on the jobs created, and the consumer spending driven by, the outdoor recreation economy. In April, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the Federal Recreation Council will work with the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis to assess the economic impact of… Continue Reading


11.14.16

Gardner Secures Waiver to Allow Alamosa Airport to Continue Commercial Service

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement announcing the Department of Transportation (DOT) granted a waiver petition to Alamosa Airport for Essential Air Services, allowing the airport to continue to provide commercial service. "I'm thrilled Alamosa Airport can continue to provide commercial service to the rural Coloradans who rely on it," said Gardner. "I was an outspoken advocate on behalf of the region and Alamosa Airport in its pursuit of the waiver, and tod… Continue Reading


11.10.16

Gardner Statement on Veterans Day

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement ahead of Veterans Day: "The selfless men and women who answer the call to serve our country define the spirit of America. It is because of their sacrifice that we have the privilege of living in the most free nation on Earth - a country where our children have the opportunity to achieve their dreams," said Gardner. "One of my top priorities remains working on behalf of veterans to ensure that we make good on our pro… Continue Reading


11.09.16

Gardner Congratulates President-Elect

Denver, CO - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement following the election of Donald J. Trump: "I offer my congratulations tonight to President-Elect Donald Trump. A hard-fought election is over, and I echo the President-Elect's call for us to come together as one united people to move our nation forward." ###… Continue Reading


11.01.16

Gardner Statement on Taiwan's Inclusion in INTERPOL

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the below statement advocating for the inclusion of Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) ahead of the 85th INTERPOL General Assembly. In March, the President signed Gardner-authored legislation into law that requires the United States Department of State to develop a strategy to include Taiwa… Continue Reading

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