Press Releases


Gardner Condemns North Korean Submarine Ballistic Missile Test

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following reports that North Korea conducted a ballistic missile test from a submarine. "North Korea's latest illegal, provocative action, attempting to launch a ballistic missile from a submarine, highlights the growing danger Kim Jong Un's regime poses to the region and the homeland," said Gardner. "Regardless of whether the latest launch was successful, their technology is rapidly advancing and capabilities ar… Continue Reading


Gardner Welcomes Colorado Transportation Commission’s Approval of Ski Train

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today celebrated the Colorado Transportation Commission's decision to approve the necessary funds for the Winter Park Ski Train. Once the necessary upgrades are completed, passengers will be able to take the train from downtown Denver to Winter Park Ski Resort. "Any Coloradan or visitor to the state making the trip to the mountains on a weekend to ski, hike, or do anything else the Rockies have to offer has often run into one common sight: brak… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Protect Colorado Water Rights

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today voted in favor of an amendment to the Senate Energy and Water Development appropriations bill that prevents the Army Corps of Engineers from using funding to enforce the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. WOTUS, developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers, redefines and expands waters that are subject to Clean Water Act regulations, and has the potential to impact an additional 1 million ac… Continue Reading


Gardner, Wicker, Heitkamp, and Colleagues Encourage Support of 4-H

Washington, D.C. - The Senate unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Heidi Heitkamp, (D-ND) in support of 4-H and its recently-launched "Grow True Leaders" campaign. The measure, which is cosponsored by 34 senators, recognizes the immeasurable benefits of the national 4-H program for young people and its potential growth under the new initiative. "The program played an important role in my life when I was part of the Wes… Continue Reading


Gardner, Peters, Booker Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Efforts to Predict, Respond To Space Weather Events

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act, bipartisan legislation to improve efforts to predict and mitigate the effects of space weather events, which can have significant economic and security implications, on Earth and in space. The legislation will strengthen space weather research and response by delineating clear roles and responsibilities to the agencies that study and predict sp… Continue Reading


Gardner Secures Numerous Colorado Priorities in Energy Bill

Washington, DC: The U.S. Senate approved several provisions to the Energy Policy Modernization Act authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The bill passed the United States Senate today with a vote of 85-12. "The Energy Policy Modernization Act is a much-needed bipartisan overhaul of our nation's energy policy and I am proud I was able to secure many provisions that will benefit Colorado," said Gardner. "This legislation will incr… Continue Reading


Gardner Measures Included in Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC - This week, the Senate will begin debate on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development appropriations bill that includes funding for two priorities championed by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the Arkansas Valley Conduit Project and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). "I'm pleased I was able to secure funding for two Colorado priorities in the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations bill," said Gardner. "The Arkansas Valley Conduit project w… Continue Reading


Gardner, Shaheen Applaud Secretary Jewell's Announcement of a Federal Effort to Measure the Impact of Outdoor Recreation Economy

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell this afternoon, that the Federal Recreation Council will work with the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis to assess the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry. Last year, Shaheen and Gardner introduced the Outdoor REC (Recreation's Economic Contributions) Act, bipartisan legislation that called for this assessment … Continue Reading


Senate Approves FAA Bill with Gardner Provisions

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate today approved the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act, which included several provisions introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. "Our nation's airspace is one of the most important economic drivers we have in the movement of passengers and cargo. Maintaining our aviation infrastructure is critical as communities in Colorado and across the country continue to realize … Continue Reading


Gardner and Colleagues Urge FERC to Approve Jordan Cove Project

Washington, DC: Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today he joined Senator Barrasso (R-WY) and his Rocky Mountain delegation colleagues in sending a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Norman Bay and Commissioners Cheryl LaFleur, Tony Clark, and Colette Honorable regarding FERC's decision to deny the Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector Pipeline project application to build a LNG pipeline and export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon. In the letter, Gardner and his colle… Continue Reading


Gardner Supports Bill to Improve Veterans Choice Program

Washington, DC: Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he is cosponsoring the Veterans Choice Improvement Act, a bill that addresses the systemic issues plaguing the Veteran's Choice Program. This legislation makes the Choice Program permanent, ensures it is funded in advance, and consolidates the litany of existing programs. The legislation also encourages non-VA providers to participate in the program by instituting a new claims processing system to ensure medical providers are properly r… Continue Reading


Gardner Champions Colorado Priorities Included in FAA Bill on Senate Floor

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, took to the Senate floor today to support the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act. Gardner announced many Colorado priorities included in the legislation and spoke about them today on the floor. Click here to watch Senator Gardner's remarks. ### Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee… Continue Reading


Gardner, Bennet Introduce Resolution Celebrating Cheyenne Mountain’s 50th Anniversary

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced a Senate Resolution designating April 20, 2016 as Cheyenne Mountain Day to celebrate the facility's 50th anniversary. Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colorado is home to elements of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the 21st Space Wing, and the 721st Mission Support Group. "For decades, the Cheyenne Mountain facility has played a vital role in our country's national de… Continue Reading


Gardner Announces Three FAA Grants to Benefit Colorado Airports

Washington, DC: Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded three separate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to Colorado airports. Fremont County Airport will receive $223,675 for taxiway rehabilitation, Montrose Regional Airport will receive $614,045 for taxiway rehabilitation, and Durango-LaPlata County Airport will receive $150,000 for runway rehabilitation. "I am pleased the Department of Transportation and Federal Avi… Continue Reading


Gardner Introduces Amendment to Strengthen Airport Security Operations

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced an amendment that requires the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to establish a pilot program to improve the physical layout of security screening operations at airports. The Administrator may provide financial assistance to airports in the form of long-term funding obligations through letters of intent, and must complete the program before December 31, 2019. "The recent attack in Brussels raised … Continue Reading


Gardner Meets with Lead Treasury Department Official to Enforce U.S. Sanctions

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today met with U.S. Department of Treasury Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam Szubin, who is the official primarily responsible for enforcing United States economic sanctions policy. As Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cyber Security Policy, Gardner asked for status of the implementation of his North Korea sanctions legislation, Treasury's actions… Continue Reading


Gardner Urges FRA Administrator to Visit Colorado Regarding Train Horn Noise

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg urging her to visit Colorado to meet with the local communities impacted by train horn noise throughout the state. The letter reads in full: Dear Administrator Feinberg: Thank you for the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) recent decision to conduct a retrospective review of train horn regulations. As the FRA conducts this review, I write to ask you to vis… Continue Reading


Gardner, Tipton Urge Secretary Jewell to Finalize Trapper Mine Environmental Assessment

Washington, DC - Sen. Cory Gardner (CO-R), and Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) today sent a letter to United States Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell urging her to finalize the Trapper Mine Environmental Assessment before the April 30, 2016 deadline. The letter reads in full: Dear Secretary Jewell: We write today to urge a timely review and approval of the Proposed Action and Mine Plan at the Trapper Mine in Craig, Colorado. We are encouraged by the progress being made on the Envi… Continue Reading


Senate Begins Debate on FAA Bill That Includes Gardner Provisions

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate began debate on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation, which included several provisions introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. "As the first Senator from Colorado on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee in nearly 40 years, I am pleased I was able to secure several provisions that are good for Colorado and Americans across the country in… Continue Reading


Gardner Introduces Measure to Prevent Transfer of GTMO Detainees to U.S.

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation that prohibits the use of federal airspace for flights transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the United States. "At a recent town hall that focused on national security issues in Florence, CO, Coloradans and local law enforcement expressed grave concerns about the Administration's apparent willingness to circumvent current law and brin… Continue Reading

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