Press Releases

07.07.16

Gardner Bills To Receive Mark-Up Next Week

Washington, DC - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee announced today it will hold a mark-up on Tuesday, July 12th that includes 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 comp… Continue Reading


07.07.16

Gardner Announces Grants for Several Colorado Airports

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today several Colorado airports are receiving United States Department of Transportation (DOT) grants. Colorado Springs Airport will receive $6,738,000 for taxiway rehabilitation and taxiway lighting; Centennial Airport will receive $6,959,595 for runway rehabilitation; and Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport will receive $6,290,000 for runway rehabilitation and taxiway lighting. "I'm pleased three separate Colorado airports are receivi… Continue Reading


07.07.16

Gardner Announces Gold King Mine Spill Recovery Grant for La Plata County

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded La Plata County $57,809 to aid recovery efforts following the Gold King Mine spill. The grant will be used to aid data collection, market analysis, and hire a recovery coordinator "to assist San Juan County's businesses and residents." Gardner has repeatedly called on the federal government to provide the necessary resources to Colorado communities affected by the spill. The Env… Continue Reading


07.07.16

Gardner, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Revoke Secretary Clinton’s Security Clearance

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced S.3135, the Taking Responsibility Using Secured Technologies (TRUST) Act of 2016, legislation that would revoke Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance as well as the security clearances of Secretary Clinton's colleagues at the State Department who exhibited extreme carelessness in their handling of classified information. Additionally, the TRUST Act expresses the sense of C… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Gardner Statement on Passing of Senator Bill Armstrong

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement on the passing of Senator Bill Armstrong: "Our nation lost a great public servant, whose mark on Colorado and this country embodies the virtues of liberty, faith, and family. His booming voice, piercing gaze, and love of fellow patriots will never be forgotten. So many people in Colorado were brought to conservative ideas and optimism through Senator Armstrong. The United States is a better place because of his grace, hum… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Gardner Statement on Sanctions Against Kim Jong Un

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Treasury today designated North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, top North Korean officials, and 10 individuals and several entities tied to the regime as notorious human rights abusers as required by Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act (NKSPEA). The designation marks the first ever human rights sanctions imposed on North Korea and coincides with the release of the State Department's report identifying severe human righ… Continue Reading


07.06.16

Gardner, Colleagues Question President Obama’s Silence in the Face of Russia Aggression

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), David Perdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today sent a letter to President Obama regarding recent reports of harassment and violence toward U.S. diplomats, as well as the Administration's proposal to enter into an agreement with Russia in Syria. Recently, Gardner joined his colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee in introducing a bipartisan resolution that calls on R… Continue Reading


07.01.16

Gardner Statement on Independence Day

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement marking Independence Day: "The Fourth of July is an opportunity to reflect on the bitter cold December night in 1776 when the Continental Army did what many at the time believed was impossible: advance across the Delaware River and win the war for American Independence. It's a reminder of all of the sacrifices of our Founders as well as the many sacrifices our men and women in uniform continue to make to protect the… Continue Reading


06.30.16

Gardner, Lee Introduce Legislation to Reduce Government Regulations

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Reducing Excessive Government (REG) Act, legislation that would require that any increase in the debt limit approved by Congress and the President be accompanied by a proportional reduction in regulatory burden for every new dollar of debt. "As I travel around Colorado, I continue to hear from small business owners who are struggling with burdensome federal regulations that stand in the way of their growth a… Continue Reading


06.29.16

Gardner, Warner, Heller, Kaine Introduce Bill to Empower Student Borrowers

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation to help students make smart decisions in the financing of their higher education. The Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act would promote financial literacy by providing students who are recipients of federal financial aid with comprehensive counseling services. Nationwide, Americans owe more than $1.3 trillion in student l… Continue Reading


06.29.16

Gardner’s Outdoor Recreation Bill Approved by Commerce Committee

Washington, DC - The United States Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today approved Senator Cory Gardner's (R-CO) Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act, a bipartisan bill introduced with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). This legislation 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 … Continue Reading


06.29.16

Commerce Committee Approves Gardner-Peters Bill to Keep America Competitive

Washington, DC - The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today approved the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, legislation introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) along with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), leaders of the Committee's innovation and competitiveness working group on federal science and technology research policies. The bipartisan American Innovation and Competitiveness Act maximizes basic research by reducing administrative burdens for researchers, enha… Continue Reading


06.28.16

Gardner Announces $1 Million Grant for Colorado Wildfire Mitigation

Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the announcement of a partnership between the United States Forest Service (USFS), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the American Forest Foundation (AFF). These groups will work with private landowners to reduce the risk of wildfires through various mitigation projects in the Upper South Platte region. "Wildfire mitigation is important because it can protect property and save lives," sa… Continue Reading


06.28.16

**MEDIA ADVISORY** Gardner’s American Innovation and Competitiveness Act to Receive Committee Markup Tomorrow

Washington, DC - The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a markup of S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, a bill authored by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. WHAT: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Markup of the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act WHEN: Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00 AM EST. … Continue Reading


06.28.16

Gardner Announces $5.9 Million in Grants for Denver International Airport

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that Denver International Airport, along with several other Colorado airports, will receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. Denver International Airport will receive $5,972,434 for taxiway rehabilitation; Fort Morgan Municipal airport will receive $118,755 to produce an airport master plan study; Durango-La Plata County Airport will receive $215,000 for taxiway rehabilitation; Yuma Municipal Airport will receive $118,755… Continue Reading


06.28.16

Gardner, Peters Introduce Substitute to American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) along with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee's innovation and competitiveness working group on federal science and technology research policies, introduced a substitute amendment to S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act. The amendment includes a four percent increase in National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authorization levels for FY 2018 over… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Gardner Announces BOR Grants for Colorado Water Projects

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the Bureau of Reclamation's (BOR) announcement to award four separate grants for water projects in various Colorado communities. According to the BOR, the Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District in Englewood will receive $300,000 to build a biological treatment system in conjunction with the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority; the Grand Valley Water Users Association in Grand Junction will receive $3… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Gardner Introduces the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), leaders of the Commerce Committee's innovation and competitiveness working group on federal science and technology research policies, along with Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) who serve respectively as the chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act. The bipartisan bill maximizes basic… Continue Reading


06.21.16

Gardner, Colleagues Condemn Russian Aggression

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), David Perdue (R-GA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced a bipartisan resolution that calls on Russia to cease provocative military maneuvers that endanger U.S. forces and calls on the U.S., its European allies, and the international community to continue to apply pressure on Moscow. "From invading Ukraine to provocative… Continue Reading


06.21.16

Gardner Supports Mental Health Reform Act

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today cosponsored the Mental Health Reform Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA). The legislation strengthens federal mental health programs while also extending greater flexibility to states and local communities to enhance mental health services, supports expansion of innovative treatment options to improve mental health care, and increases access to behavioral health services. According to the National Alliance on … Continue Reading

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