Press Releases

04.24.20

Colorado Delegation Members Urge Congressional Leadership to Support Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Businesses, Reinvest in Public Lands in Upcoming Legislation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Joe Neguse (D-CO), and Jason Crow (D-CO) called on Senate and House Leadership to support the nation's outdoor economy in future economic relief legislation. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-C… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Gardner, Bennet, Neguse, Tipton, Buck, Lamborn Secure COVID-19 Support for Rural Hospitals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Scott Tipton (R-CO), and Ken Buck (R-CO) released the following statements regarding the Small Business Administration's (SBA) clarification today that Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (CHCs) will be eligible for relief provided by the Paycheck Protection Program. Congress approved an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, and t… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Gardner Joins Letter to UN Secretary General Requesting an Independent Review of WHO’s COVID-19 Response

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, along with U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-FL.), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Barrasso (R-WY), Rob Portman (R-OH), Rand Paul (R-KY), Todd Young (R-IN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and David Perdue (R-GA), sent a letter to United Na… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Gardner Applauds More Than $10 Million for COVID-19 Testing in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado with receive $10,368,137 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand the state's capacity to test, trace, and contain COVID-19. This funding is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. "I'm pleased to see this important funding from the CDC delivered to Colorado to help contain and combat this virus,"… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Gardner, Bennet and 26 Senators Urge President Trump to Remove Payment Limits for Farmers and Ranchers

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) sent a letter with 26 bipartisan U.S. Senators to President Trump urging him to eliminate payment limits for livestock, dairy and specialty crop producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The COVID-19 crisis has caused significant damage to agriculture operations across the country. The CARES Act provided $23.5 billion to support farmers and ranchers, including $9.5 billion for livestock, dair… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Gardner, Bennet, and Tipton Request Quick Approval of Disaster Declaration for Western Slope Farmers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) are urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to quickly approve the request by Colorado Governor Jared Polis for a Secretarial Disaster Declaration for Colorado's Western Slope counties impacted by the major freeze event on April 13. "At the end of March, Colorado had reports that peach growers on the Western Slope were expecting an all-time bumpe… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Colorado Delegation Members Renew Push for Assistance for Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Ken Buck (R-CO), and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) are renewing their call for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide regulatory certainty and ensure that Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are eligible for certain Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act assistance, particularly through the Paycheck Prot… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Gardner Welcomes $4.5 Million for Healthcare Services in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that Colorado will receive a total of $4,585,708 for healthcare services from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which was provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "We must do everything we can to ensure our courageous doctors, nurses, and other frontline healthcare professionals have the resources they need while they work to keep us safe during the COVID-19 pan… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Gardner Applauds Over $2 Million in FEMA Funding for Denver International Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) that the City and County of Denver will receive $2,039,118 in Public Assistance (PA) funding for emergency protective measures at Denver International Airport (DEN). According to FEMA, examples of eligible emergency protective measures include the activation of State Emergency Operations Centers, National Guard costs, law enforcement, and other measures neces… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Gardner, Merkley, Moran, Reed Make Bipartisan Push to Increase Critical Funds for Suicide Prevention Amid Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Jack Reed (D-RI), and 10 additional U.S. Senators are making a push to provide the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) with $80 million to support critical suicide prevention activities amid a public health crisis that is upending the social and financial stability of countless Americans. Their letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer comes … Continue Reading


04.22.20

Gardner Commends HHS Decision to Dedicate Funding to Rural Hospitals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) commended the announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the next tranche of CARES Act funding will include $10 billion set aside solely for rural hospitals and clinics. On April 10, Gardner and members of the Colorado delegation wrote to HHS Secretary Alex Azar urging more funding for rural hospitals, which provide irreplaceable care to the rural communities they serve and are facing significant revenue chall… Continue Reading


04.22.20

More Than 100,000 COVID-19 Tests Gardner Helped Secure to Arrive Soon in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, celebrated the news today that more than 100,000 COVID-19 tests he helped secure from South Korea will be arriving soon in Colorado. Through his diplomatic work, he was able to connect the State of Colorado to suppliers in South Korea and facilitate and support the purchase and delivery of the tests. "After working closel… Continue Reading


04.22.20

Gardner Joins Several Members of the Colorado Delegation in Call to Ensure Communities Receive Support

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined a bipartisan group of Colorado Congressional Members led by U.S. Representative Ken Buck (R-CO), in calling on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expand the definition of "local government" in the CARES Act to help ensure those communities with populations under 500,000 receive support under the Coronavirus Relief Fund. The letter was also signed by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Repr… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Gardner Welcomes More Than $36 Million in FEMA Grants for Denver

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the City and County of Denver will receive $36,570,555.10 in expedited federal funding for emergency protective measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to FEMA, examples of eligible emergency protective measures include the activation of State Emergency Operations Centers, National Guard costs, law enforcement, and other measures necessary to pro… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Gardner Applauds Additional Funding to Support Small Businesses, Seeks Critical Changes to the Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after the Senate voted by unanimous consent to provide an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Gardner also renewed his call for critical changes to the program to better support Coloradans. "The Paycheck Protection Program has provided more than $7.3 billion to small businesses in Colorado to keep wo… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Gardner Welcomes $4.8 Million in Grant Funding for Head Start in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $4,846,251 to the Colorado Early Education Network as a part of the Head Start program to help ensure access to early education and other services for low-income children in Colorado during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I'm pleased that Colorado will receive this funding from HHS, which will help ensure children and families in Colorado receive the edu… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Gardner Applauds $2 Million Grant to Support Mental Health Needs in Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the Colorado State Department of Human Services will receive a total of $2 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). According to SAMHSA, this funding will support mental health and substance use disorder treatment. "During this period of isolation and uncertainty for so many, the mental health support servi… Continue Reading


04.20.20

Gardner, Bennet Call for Financial Security for Colorado’s Rural Communities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Washington, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) called on Senate leaders to provide much-needed financial certainty for rural communities during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis to ensure long-term funding needed for essential services. In a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Gardner, Bennet, and a bipartisan group of colleagues pushed for, "a long-term solution for… Continue Reading


04.20.20

Gardner Applauds Nearly $1.5 Million in DOJ Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Colorado will receive a total of $1,485,018 in Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CESF program provides funding to assist states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus pandemic. This funding was provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economi… Continue Reading


04.20.20

Gardner Applauds Over $1.5 Million in FEMA Funding for Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the state of Colorado will receive a total of $1,547,910 in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for emergency protective measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to FEMA, examples of eligible emergency protective measures include the activation of State Emergency Operations Centers, National Guard costs, law enforcement, and other measures necessary to protect publi… Continue Reading

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