Press Releases

06.20.16

Gardner Votes to Protect 2nd Amendment, Prevent Terrorists From Purchasing Guns

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today voted in favor of an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that would prevent terrorists from purchasing guns while protecting 2nd Amendment rights. The amendment encourages enhanced coordination and information sharing among state, local, and federal law enforcement officials by creating a process to notify federal, state, and local law enforcement when an individual who has been investigated … Continue Reading


06.17.16

Gardner, Bennet, and Local Communities Meet with FRA Administrator to Discuss Train Noise

Northern Colorado - Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, as well as Congressman Jared Polis and local community leaders, met with Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg in Fort Collins and Loveland to discuss the agency's train horn rule and the need for more flexibility to establish quiet zones. Communities across Colorado have expressed concerns with the FRA's rules, which require trains to blow loud continuous horns through towns unless the communities mee… Continue Reading


06.17.16

Gardner, Hatch, Johnson Introduce Amendment to Provide Life-Saving Treatment to Epilepsy Patients

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), introduced an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill that makes it explicit the federal government cannot prevent states from implementing any legislation that makes it lawful to possess, distribute, or use cannabidiol (CBD). Currently, nearly three million Americans suffer from a form of epilepsy that is characterized by uncontrollable seizures. These seiz… Continue Reading


06.14.16

Gardner Statement on Appeals Court Ruling on Net Neutrality

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Transportation, and Science, today released the below statement after the Washington, D.C. federal appeals court upheld the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Open Internet Order: "I'm disappointed the D.C. Circuit Court upheld the FCC's reclassification of the Internet, which threatens innovation and progress in the expansion of broadband Internet access. The FCC's rule not only circumvents the… Continue Reading


06.14.16

Gardner, Warner Announce Launch of Bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Caucus

Washington, DC - At an American Enterprise Institute event today on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced the creation of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus to provide a platform for Senators and their staffs to stay informed on major policy issues and developments in cybersecurity. "As the cyber threat continues to evolve, so must our strategy," said Sen. Gardner, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and In… Continue Reading


06.14.16

NDAA Includes Gardner Amendment That Paves the Way for Assured Access to Space

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate today approved S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD), with broad bipartisan support. The NDAA included language Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) authored that allows for the DoD to purchase rockets from any certified launch provider between now and December 31, 2022 so long as the provider offers the best value to the DoD. "I'm proud that the Sena… Continue Reading


06.13.16

Gardner Statement on North Korea’s Cyber Attack on the Defense Industry

Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following reports that North Korean hackers obtained more than 40,000 documents, including blueprints to U.S. fighter jets, in a cyberattack on the defense industry. "Today's news is further evidence that North Korea's cyber capabilities are growing and present an evolving threat to the United States and its allies," said Gardner. "It is outrageous that given the gravity of the threat and the brazenness of the Nor… Continue Reading


06.12.16

Gardner Statement on Orlando Terrorist Attack

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the deadly shooting in Orlando, Florida: "Jaime and I are mourning the lives lost in Orlando and are praying for the wounded. Our hearts ache for the families of the victims. Americans will stand united against this deadly act of terror." ###… Continue Reading


06.09.16

Gardner Joins Colleagues to Block DOL’s Overtime Rule

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the introduction of a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval regarding the Department of Labor's (DOL) new overtime rule. Gardner is an original cosponsor of the resolution. "The Department of Labor's overtime rule will hurt Coloradans and Americans throughout the country, in particular small businesses and non-profits, and significantly reduce flexibility in the work schedule," said Gardner. "I c… Continue Reading


06.08.16

Gardner Concludes Visit With Asian Allies

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, concluded a Congressional delegation visit to the Republic of Korea, Burma, Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan. Gardner met with high-ranking government officials and military commanders in the region to discuss political, economic, and security issues impacting U.S. relations in the Pacific region. While in the Republic of Korea, Gard… Continue Reading


06.07.16

Gardner Introduces Amendment to Promote Competition, Control Costs, Protect National Security

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) today in introducing an amendment (4509) to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA), which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). The measure would allow for the DoD to purchase rockets from any certified launch provider between now and December 31, 2022 so long as the provider offers the best value to the DoD. The amendment promotes competition and protects our nation… Continue Reading


06.06.16

Gardner Introduces Bill to Allow Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Acquire Private Land Donation

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced legislation that would permit a private landowner to donate land to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Teller County, CO, allowing for enhanced wildfire protection as well as additional habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunities for visitors. A private landowner submitted a proposal to donate 280 acres of land adjacent to Florissant Fossil Beds Monument, but due to current law the land transfer cannot take place. T… Continue Reading


06.06.16

Gardner Statement on Massive Plan Cancellations, Premium Increases in Colorado

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after the Colorado Division of Insurance confirmed four insurance companies will reduce the number of individual health care plans or stop offering them entirely next year, and several companies will significantly raise their premiums for 2017. "Coloradans across the state are once again being forced to confront the ugly reality of President Obama's disastrous Affordable Care Act. The Colorado Division of Insura… Continue Reading


06.02.16

Gardner Statement on Financial Sanctions Against North Korea

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement on the Treasury Department's designation of North Korea as a "primary money laundering concern," a move that will further isolate North Korea from the international financial system by prohibiting all direct and indirect contact of North Korea-linked entities with the U.S. financial system. Gardner's North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act (NKSPEA), which was signed into law by President Obama, directed … Continue Reading


06.01.16

Gardner Urges FCC to Further Advance 5G Mobile Connectivity

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners Clyburn, Rosenworcel, Pai, and O'Rielly regarding 5G mobile broadband service. Gardner urged the FCC to consider additional options to further mobile connectivity, helping to deploy the next generation of 5G technology to ensure the United States remains a global leader in broadband … Continue Reading


05.25.16

Gardner Introduces Amendment in Support of Cheyenne Mountain

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 expresses that Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS) is an indispensable national security asset that is essential to the defense of North America. A facility that operates as the alternate command control center for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD… Continue Reading


05.25.16

Gardner Introduces Amendment to Protect DoD from Cyber Threats

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, 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 would require the Comptroller General of the United States to release a report on DoD's telecommunications equipment that was purchased from suppliers tied … Continue Reading


05.25.16

Gardner Introduces Bill to Ease TSA Security Lines

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today introduced the Safe Convenient Reliable Efficient Effective Next-Generation Functional and Secure TSA (SCREEN FAST) Act, legislation that aims to ease the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lines that are plaguing airports in Colorado, particularly Denver International Airport (DIA), and across the country while also preserving necessary safety measures. Airport security checkpoint lines at DIA and across America are growing, in part… Continue Reading


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

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