Press Releases

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


08.08.16

Gardner Continues Colorado Farm Tour on the Eastern Plains

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following another successful day on his Second Annual Colorado Farm Tour. Last week, Gardner traveled the Western Slope and visited Craig, Meeker, New Castle, Palisade, Norwood, Dove Creek, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, and La Jara where he toured nine different farms and ranches. This week, Gardner continues his Farm Tour on the Eastern Plains. Today, he stopped in Otis, Sterling, Julesburg, Holyoke, and Yuma, and wil… Continue Reading


08.05.16

Gardner Reacts to Gold King Mine Spill Anniversary, Announces EPA Reimbursements

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement marking the one year anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill and announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $161,000 to Colorado, $106,000 to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, $99,000 to La Plata County, $43,000 to San Juan County, and $43,000 to the City of Durango for costs related to response efforts following the spill: "One year ago today, the EPA released three million gallons of contamina… Continue Reading


08.03.16

Gardner Statement on North Korea Missile Launch

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following reports that North Korea launched two ballistic missiles, including one that landed 155 miles off of the coast of Japan. "North Korea's latest missile launch is representative of its growing capabilities and determination to threaten our allies in the region," said Gardner. "The Administration has finally recognized its policy of 'strategic patience' toward North Korea allowed the maniac in Pyongyang to conti… Continue Reading


08.02.16

Gardner Begins Second Annual Colorado Farm Tour

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) began his annual Colorado Farm Tour on the Western Slope. On the first day of his Colorado Farm Tour, Gardner visited farms in Meeker, New Castle, Palisade, Norwood, Dove Creek, and Cortez. Gardner kicked off the tour last night in Craig with the Moffat County Farm Bureau. Today, he began the day in Meeker where he attended a community breakfast with the Rio Blanco Farm Bureau. He then headed to Garfield County where he stopped in New Castl… Continue Reading


07.26.16

Gardner Announces $15 Million TIGER Grant for North I-25 Expansion

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been awarded a $15 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve a 14-mile stretch of North I-25 between Loveland and Fort Collins, Colorado. In April, Gardner, along with members of the Colorado delegation, sent a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in sup… Continue Reading


07.20.16

Gardner Announces $3.3 Million Grant for Grand Junction Airport

Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that Grand Junction Regional Airport, along with several other Colorado airports, will receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. Grand Junction Regional Airport will receive $3,300,000 to rehabilitate the East Terminal Apron; Sterling airport will receive $118,755; Wray Municipal Airport will receive $237,510 for airport improvements; and Holyoke Airport will receive $342,430 for taxiway construction. "I'm pleased Grand Ju… Continue Reading


07.15.16

Gardner Introduces Rural Economic Development Bill

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Rebuilding and Renewing Rural America Act, a broad legislative package that extends tax credits to rural communities and addresses excessive government regulation that affects rural America. The legislation is the product of more than 12 roundtables, which were attended by local officials and business owners, that Gardner organized in rural communities throughout Colorado to gather feedback on how to best address their challenges. "The… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Gardner Votes to Fund DoD, Military Construction, VA Benefits, and Zika Response

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) 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. The Military Constructi… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Senate Approves Resolution Celebrating Colorado’s 140th Anniversary

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate approved a resolution, introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), celebrating Colorado's 140th anniversary. The resolution recognizes the many different facets of Colorado, including the more than 36,000 farms, 58 fourteeners, four National Parks, and countless world class ski resorts. "Colorado is steeped in rich history and traditions that extend back 140 years to the founding of our state," said Gardner. "Coloradans are proud of the state's four national park… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Gardner, Hatch Request Hearing on Gold King Mine Accountability Legislation

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today sent a letter to Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) requesting a hearing on the Gold King Accountability and Compensation for Taxpayers (ACT), legislation they introduced in May following reports that Colorado counties were not being fully reimbursed for the costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill, which occurred on August 5, 2015 after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released million… Continue Reading


07.14.16

Senate Approves Gardner, Bennet Resolution Honoring Senator Bill Armstrong

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate approved a resolution, introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), honoring the life of Senator Bill Armstrong, former United States Senator from Colorado. Born in Fremont, Nebraska, Senator Armstrong dedicated his life to public service. He served in the United States Army National Guard in Colorado, and went on to be elected to the Colorado House of Representatives at age 25. Senator Armstrong later was elected to the Colorado Sen… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Gardner Chairs Foreign Relations Subcommittee Hearing on South China Sea Policy

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing titled, "U.S. Policy Options in the South China Sea." Gardner questioned Admiral Dennis C. Blair, former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, as well as the Honorable Kurt M. Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Gardner’s TSA Bill Included in Senate-Passed FAA Reauthorization

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) secured language in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act, bipartisan legislation approved by the Senate that will fund the FAA through the next fiscal year, that will help ease security lines at Denver International Airport (DIA) and airports across the country. The legislation will now be sent to the President to be signed into law before the current FAA authorization expires on July 15th. A member of the Senate Commerce… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Gardner’s Arkansas Valley Conduit, Bolts Ditch, and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Bills Advance Out of Committee

Washington, DC - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today approved three bills authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO): legislation pertaining to the Arkansas Valley Conduit and Florissant Fossil Beds Monument as well as the Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act. Authorized in the 1960s, the Arkansas Valley Conduit project in Southeast Colorado will deliver clean drinking water to local communities across the region upon completion. Gardner's bill extends greater flexibility to the S… Continue Reading


07.13.16

Gardner, Bennet Introduce Resolution Honoring Senator Bill Armstrong

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced a resolution honoring the life of Senator Bill Armstrong, former United States Senator from Colorado. Born in Fremont, Nebraska, Senator Armstrong dedicated his life to public service. He served in the United States Army National Guard in Colorado, and went on to be elected to the Colorado House of Representatives at age 25. Senator Armstrong later was elected to the Colorado Senate, the U.S. House of Represen… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Gardner, Bennet, Perlmutter Advocate for Further Development of Commerce City

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today sent a letter to Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee respectively, and Congressmen Mac Thornberry (TX-13) and Adam Smith (WA-9), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee respectively, urging them to include the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Amendment in … Continue Reading


07.12.16

Gardner, Colleagues Introduce Resolution on South China Sea

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today introduced a resolution with Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John McCain (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) calling for all parties to respect the arbitral tribunal ruling with regard to the South China Sea and to express U.S. policy on freedom of navigation and overflight in the East and South… Continue Reading


07.12.16

Gardner Statement on South China Sea Ruling

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 on the arbitral tribunal ruling on the South China Sea: "This ruling is important because it confirms that China's actions and claims in the South China Sea are contrary to international law. China must abide by the decisions of the tribunal and cease all reclamation and militarization activities… Continue Reading

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