Press Releases

09.15.16

Gardner Secures Commitment from FCC Chairman to Work to Resolve Southwest TV Issue

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, secured a commitment from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler to work with interested stakeholders to resolve the Four Corners TV issue at today's Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing. Gardner also announced he will hold a meeting between the Colorado Broadcasters Association, DISH, and Montezuma and La Plata County Commissioners to discus… Continue Reading


09.15.16

Gardner’s Gold King Mine Spill Recovery Language Approved by Senate

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate today approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), legislation that included language authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to address the 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. Earlier this week, Gardner announced he led a … Continue Reading


09.14.16

Gardner Announces $2.2 Million Grant for Grand Junction Regional Airport

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today Grand Junction Regional Airport will receive a $2,216,716 grant from the FAA to construct a new runway. "I welcome the news that Grand Junction Regional Airport will receive over $2.2 million from the FAA to construct a new runway," said Gardner. "This airport serves as the gateway to the Western Slope and will benefit countless Coloradans and travelers who utilize this transportation hub. It's important the FAA is supporting this… Continue Reading


09.14.16

Gardner Announces $150 Million Grant in Support of the DIA Commuter Train

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Denver Eagle Commuter Rail will receive a $150,000,000 grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) as part of the Capital Investment Grant Program. In March, Gardner sent a letter to Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee respectively, urging them to continue to suppor… Continue Reading


09.14.16

Gardner Introduces Bill to Assist Democratic Transition and Spur Economic Development in Burma

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, along with Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced the Empower Burma Act, legislation that aims to assist in Burma's democratic transition by requiring the United States to lead a worldwide effort to assist in Burma's economic development. The introduction of the legislation coincides with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi'… Continue Reading


09.12.16

Gardner Announces $5.8 Million Grant for Telluride Regional Airport

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today Telluride Regional Airport will receive $5,855,095 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve the airport's runway safety area. "I'm pleased the FAA has awarded Telluride Regional Airport $5.8 million to improve runway safety," said Gardner. "Our regional airports serve our local communities, and this funding will ensure Telluride Regional Airport is able to complete important safety upgrades. I'll continue to be a v… Continue Reading


09.12.16

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Measure to Expedite Gold King Mine Spill Recovery

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Tom Udall (D-NM) along with Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to address the 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 … Continue Reading


09.09.16

Gardner Marks 15th Anniversary of September 11th Attacks

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement in advance of the 15th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. "Today, we mourn those who lost their lives fifteen years ago on September 11, 2001. We also commemorate the countless first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice to help others - true American heroes," said Gardner. "While we still live in a world where terror organizations seek to instill fear in the West, we as Americans sta… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Gardner Reacts to Reports of North Korea Nuclear Test

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 reports that North Korea test fired a nuclear weapon. "News reports indicate that North Korea tested a nuclear weapon, its fifth nuclear weapons test overall and fourth since President Obama took office," said Gardner. "North Korea's reckless leader, Kim Jong Un, continues to test nuclear … Continue Reading


09.08.16

Gardner Announces $6.9 Million Grant for Eagle County Airport

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today Eagle County Airport will receive $6,950,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for infrastructure improvements. "I'm pleased the FAA has awarded Eagle County Airport $6.9 million for infrastructure improvements," said Gardner. "This airport plays a critical role in Colorado's mountain tourism industry, and this funding will assist in completing necessary infrastructure upgrades. I'll continue to advocate on behalf of o… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Gardner Urges EPA, CDC to Register Potential Insect Repellents to Fight Zika

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the EPA's continued collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to register various chemicals that could potentially serve as insect repellents and sprays used to fight the Zika virus. The EPA must evaluate all repellents and pesticides for safety and efficacy prior to public use. Many labs throughout the country are researching new compoun… Continue Reading


09.07.16

Gardner Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Ransom Payments to Iran

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the No Ransom Payments Act authored by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). If enacted, this legislation will prohibit the United States Treasury Department from using the Judgment Fund, which was established to pay money owed by the U.S. government, to make any payments to Iran until Iran returns the ransom payment it received and compensates American victims of Iranian terrorism. Furthermore, it prohibits the United States from making ransom payme… Continue Reading


09.06.16

Gardner Votes to Support Our National Defense, Veterans, and Zika Fight

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner today released the below statement after a partisan minority blocked the advancement of the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act, which funds the DoD and the fight against ISIS, as well as the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which funds construction projects to house military personnel and their families, improve military base infrastructure, and veterans' benefits. Also, the Military Constructio… Continue Reading


09.01.16

Gardner Statement on Secret Iran Deal Exemptions

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released a statement following reports that the United States agreed "in secret" to grant Iran exemptions and create a loophole to solidify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) ahead of its deadline. According to a report released by the Institute for Science and International Security, the exemptions would allow Iran to exceed the agreement's cap on the amount of uranium Iran is allow to possess at its nuclear plants. The report conc… Continue Reading


08.29.16

Gardner Announces FAA Grants for Rural Colorado Airports

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today Montrose Regional Airport and Colorado Plains Regional Airport in Akron will receive grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). According to a release from the Department of Transportation, Montrose Regional Airport will receive $224,349 to "fund the acquisition of 3.68 acres of land to enable the airport to control land use within the runway protection zone for Runway 13," and the Colorado Plains Regional Airport will rec… Continue Reading


08.26.16

Gardner Announces $7.6 Million for CO Division of Fire Prevention & Control

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control $7,666,043 for its response to two fires. According to FEMA, the funds are "for fire suppression efforts taken as a result of FEMA-FM-5030-CO (East Peak Fire) and FEMA-FM-5031-CO (West Fork Fire Complex), and is authorized under Section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford Act." "I'm pleased FEMA is reimbursing Colorado for its ef… Continue Reading


08.24.16

Gardner Announces $5 Million Grant for Greeley-Weld County Airport

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Greeley-Weld County Airport will receive a $5,863,182 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for runway rehabilitation. "I'm pleased the Greeley-Weld County Airport will receive over $5 million for infrastructure improvements," said Gardner. "It's important the federal government provides the necessary resources to our local governments so they can best serve our communities, and I will continue to advocate for Co… Continue Reading


08.15.16

Gardner Concludes Second Annual Colorado Farm Tour

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) concluded his Second Annual Colorado Farm Tour - meeting with local farm bureaus, traveling over 1,600 miles, making more than 30 stops, and visiting 27 counties. Gardner kicked off the tour last week on the Western Slop stopping first in Craig to visit with Moffat County producers. He then headed south to Meeker where he attended a community breakfast with Rio Blanco area farmers and ranchers, and Garfield County where he stopped in New Castle t… Continue Reading


08.11.16

Gardner Announces $3.7 Million Grant for Denver International Airport

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that Denver International Airport will receive a $3,731,487 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rehabilitate taxiway lighting. "I'm pleased to announce Denver International Airport has been awarded over $3.7 million for infrastructure upgrades," said Gardner. "DIA services millions of passengers every year and serves as a gateway to Colorado and the West, and it is important the federal government provides the nec… Continue Reading


08.09.16

Gardner Announces $2.2 Million for CO Division of Fire Prevention & Control

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control $2,203,499.96. According to FEMA, the funds are "for fire suppression efforts taken as a result of FEMA-FM-5027-CO (Colorado Black Forest Fire), and is authorized under Section 420 of the Robert T Stafford Act." "I'm pleased FEMA is reimbursing Colorado for the their response to the Colorado Black Forest Fire that occurred … Continue Reading

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