Press Releases

05.25.16

Gardner Amendment Urges Bolstered Missile Defense System in South Korea

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced an amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The amendment recognizes the growing threat North Korea's ballistic missile program poses to South Korea, and calls for strengthening the United States' existing missile defense capabilities in South Korea to protect the 28,500 American servicemen and women stationed in South Korea, our alli… Continue Reading


05.25.16

Gardner Introduces Measure to Send ISIS Fighters to GTMO

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) in introducing an amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The amendment urges the transfer of detained ISIS fighters to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, and follows a recent announcement that U.S. Special Forces captured an ISIS leader while carrying out Operation Resolve. "The Obama Admini… Continue Reading


05.25.16

Gardner Introduces Measure to Slow Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today joined Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in introducing an amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The amendment sanctions individuals who directly or indirectly contribute to Iran's ballistic missile program as well as entities controlled by Iran's key ballistic missile organizations. In October of 2012, President Obama stated, "Our goal is t… Continue Reading


05.24.16

Gardner Introduces Amendment to Pave the Way for New Development of Commerce City

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Amendment would remove deed restrictions, which currently prohibit the development of things like transportation infrastructure, retail and housing properties, on land that Commerce Cit… Continue Reading


05.24.16

Gardner Announces $1 Million in Wildland Fire Resiliency Funds for Southwest Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) is granting $1,029,618 to Southwest Colorado for wildland fire resiliency projects. "I welcome the news that Southwest Colorado will receive over $1 million for wildland fire resiliency projects," said Gardner. "Funding for wildfire resiliency has always been a priority of mine because it can preempt catastrophic fires that threaten our communities. I will continue to serve as a voice for Color… Continue Reading


05.24.16

Gardner to Welcome FRA Administrator to the Front Range to Discuss Train Horn Rule

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced that Sarah Feinberg, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, will visit Colorado on June 17th. In addition to their discussions, Gardner formally invited Administrator Feinberg in December and in April to visit Colorado and meet with members of local communities to discuss the impact of train horn noise throughout the state. In March, the FRA reopened the train horn rule for a public comment period of 120 days before … Continue Reading


05.24.16

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

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) in introducing an amendment to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The NDAA contains language that affords DoD flexibility to use its funding for designing and planning for modifications to potential relocation sites for Guantanamo Bay detainees within the United States. Current law plainly prohibits any taxpayer re… Continue Reading


05.21.16

Gardner Celebrates Armed Forces Day

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the following statement celebrating Armed Forces Day: "The Americans who serve in our Armed Forces represent the very best our nation has to offer. These brave men and women in uniform sacrifice so much to keep us safe and protect our freedoms. It is an honor to have tens of thousands of our service members stationed at military bases throughout the great state of Colorado. It is also important to remember these men and women after the… Continue Reading


05.18.16

Gardner: Obamacare Continues to Hurt Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the Senate floor today about the impact of the President's healthcare law on Colorado. [Click here to watch Senator Gardner's remarks] Remarks as prepared: Mr. President, I rise today to discuss the continued broken promises of Obamacare and the negative impacts this poorly planned law has had on my state of Colorado. As Obamacare continues on a downward trajectory, Americans are the ones bearing the brunt of its failures. M… Continue Reading


05.18.16

Gardner, Hatch Introduce Bill Holding EPA Accountable for Gold King Mine Spill

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today introduced legislation titled the Gold King Accountability and Compensation for Taxpayers (ACT). The Gold King ACT is a fiscally responsible bill that requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fully and expeditiously compensate all communities impacted by the Gold King Mine spill. The legislation follows reports that La Plata County will not receive full reimbursement for the costs associated with the Gold Kin… Continue Reading


05.17.16

Gardner Bolts Ditch and Arkansas Valley Conduit Legislation Receive Favorable Hearing

Washington, DC - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's Water and Power Subcommittee today held a hearing on legislation introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) - the Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act and legislation that aims to expedite the Arkansas Valley Conduit project. Bent County Commissioner and President of the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District Board of Directors Bill Long testified in support of proposed Arkansas Valley Conduit legislation. "Both the Bolt… Continue Reading


05.17.16

Gardner Amendment Prohibits Use of Federal Airspace to Transfer GTMO Terrorists to U.S.

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced an amendment to the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Act that would prohibit the use of funds to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the U.S. using U.S. airspace. "When I met with Coloradans and local law enforcement in Florence, Colorado, their message was clear: do not allow the President to circumvent the law and bring terrorists to Colorado… Continue Reading


05.17.16

Gardner Reacts to 20,000 Coloradans Losing Health Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following reports that 20,000 Coloradans will lose their insurance due to UnitedHealth and Humana exiting the individual market in Colorado and the state's health insurance exchange: "The Obama Administration continues to tout the success of the President's health care law, but at the same time ignores the reality that it is failing tens of thousands of Coloradans and Americans across the country," said Gardner. "Presid… Continue Reading


05.16.16

Gardner, Heinrich Celebrate U.S. Reaching One Million Solar Installations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), both members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced a resolution to celebrate that the U.S. has reached one million solar installations across the country. The solar energy industry supports bringing clean solar technology into homes and businesses around the nation. The industry provides employment opportunities for more than 208,000 solar workers in all 50 states and creates jobs at a … Continue Reading


05.16.16

Gardner Announces Additional EPA Funds for Gold King Mine Spill Clean-Up Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement after learning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided an additional $63,406 to La Plata County for Gold King Mine spill clean-up costs. "I welcome the news that the EPA will provide La Plata County with additional funding for the Gold King Mine spill clean-up costs, but I'm disappointed the EPA has yet to fully reimburse the county," said Gardner. "While this is a step in the right direction, we must en… Continue Reading


05.13.16

Gardner Statement on NORTHCOM Change of Command

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement recognizing U.S. Northern Command's (NORTHCOM) change of command. Today, General Lori Robinson assumed the role of commander of NORTHCOM, making history as the first woman to lead a combatant command. Commissioned in 1982, General Robinson has commanded at all levels of the Air Force and most recently served as commander of the Pacific Air Forces. "I extend my congratulations to General Robinson, a proven, talented lea… Continue Reading


05.13.16

Gardner Statement on Police Week

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement recognizing Police Week: "We approach Peace Officers Memorial Day with heavy hearts as we reflect on the grave losses the state of Colorado has suffered this past year. Over the past four months, Deputy Sheriff Travis Russell, Corporal Nate Carrigan, and Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer lost their lives in the line of duty, and our local communities continue to mourn them. This week, we honor them and all of the fallen off… Continue Reading


05.12.16

Gardner Provisions Included in Senate-Approved Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the Senate's approval of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, which passed the United States Senate today with a vote of 90-8. "The Republican-led Senate is proving that regular order and debating individual appropriations bills is the responsible way to govern, and we'll continue to do our job and fund the government through individual appropriations bills. The Senate is back to work for… Continue Reading


05.11.16

Gardner Leads the Charge for COMPETES Reauthorization

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) led a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing entitled, "Leveraging the U.S. Science and Technology Enterprise." The purpose of the hearing was to discuss how we can reshape federal research and development policy, much of which was last authorized in 2010 under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act. "I was honored to lead today's Commerce Committee hearing focused on keeping the United States globally compet… Continue Reading


05.10.16

Gardner Honors Admiral Gortney’s Distinguished Career on Senate Floor

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today took to the Senate floor to honor Admiral Bill Gortney who will retire on June 1, 2016 after 39 years of service to our nation. Most recently, Admiral Gortney served as commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Click here to watch Senator Gardner's remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise today to recog… Continue Reading

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