Press Releases

07.27.20

Gardner Welcomes $10 Million for Pipeline Research, Development, and Testing in Pueblo

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) in Pueblo, Colorado will receive $10 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to design and develop a pipeline Research, Development, and Testing (RDT) facility. According to PHMSA, the Research and Development program provides funding to support research, development, and testing to improve … Continue Reading


07.27.20

Gardner Urges FDA to Review if Decontamination System can Benefit Safety in Schools

Washington, D.C. - Last week U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take steps to make the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS) accessible to alternative industries that may benefit from its decontamination services related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, should scientific evidence support the validity of its use for non-healthcare professionals. Right now the CCDS system can only be used to decontaminate N95s for healthcare profes… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Gardner, Markey, Tillis, and Peters Introduce Legislation to Support U.S. Research Community During Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act to authorize $26 billion in support to U.S. researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic. Although coronavirus-related research is a current federal government priority, most other research has slowed or stopped due to closures of campuses and laboratories. The people who comprise the research workforce … Continue Reading


07.24.20

Gardner, Ivanka Trump Hold Roundtable on Supporting Child Care Services

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ivanka Trump held a roundtable at the Bright Beginnings Learning Center in Greenwood Village to discuss the essential role child care centers play in economic recovery. This week Gardner joined U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), to introduce the Back to Work Child Care Grants Act of 2020, which would provide critical resources t… Continue Reading


07.24.20

Gardner, Tillis, Colleagues Urge Senate Leaders to Consider Clean Energy Jobs Impacted by Pandemic in Next COVID-19 Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Richard Burr (R-NC) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging the consideration of policies that will bolster jobs and innovation across the clean energy economy including renewables, nuclear, carbon capture, efficiency, advanced transportation, and energy storage in the next COVID-19 relief package. … Continue Reading


07.24.20

Gardner Calls on China to Allow UN Investigation of Treatment of Uighurs

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, wrote to the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the United States Cui Tiankai, requesting that the PRC allow for a full investigation by the United Nations (UN) of the treatment of the Uighur population of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). "The official authorities of the People's Republic of … Continue Reading


07.24.20

Gardner Lends Support to Allow Emergency Haying and Grazing on CRP Land During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) cosponsored S. 3893, bipartisan legislation that would allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to authorize emergency haying and grazing on land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) during a pandemic like COVID-19. The Pandemic Authority Suitable To Utilize Reserve Easements (PASTURE) Act was introduced by U.S. Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tina Smith (D-MN). "Farmers and ranchers in Colorado have faced many challenges b… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Gardner Celebrates Historic Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate celebrating the U.S. House of Representative's historic 310-107 passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, the landmark conservation bill he introduced with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). The Great American Outdoors Act fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million every year, addresses the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal lands including proje… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Gardner Introduces Bill to Immediately Fund Rural Broadband Deployment

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced legislation to immediately fund broadband deployment in unserved and rural areas. The Developing Economic Prosperity and Linking Our Youth through (DEPLOY) Broadband Act will appropriate $6.5 billion to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for broadband buildout in unserved areas. It also permanently establishes a minimum 10 percent rural dividend for future spectrum auctions and ensures that funding cannot be combined w… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Senate Passes Annual Defense Bill Including Gardner-Secured Priorities

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, which the Senate approved in a bipartisan vote of 86-14. The annual defense bill authorizes $268.5 million in military construction projects in Colorado, a three percent pay raise for troops, and the Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI), guided by Gardner's Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA). NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Senato… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Gardner Applauds $400,000 Economic Development Grant for Garfield County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that Garfield County will receive a $400,000 COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). These funds will be used to support redevelopment and revitalization in the region to help strengthen the local economy. "COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented strain on communities across Colorado," said Senator Gardner."I'm pleased to see this… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Gardner Applauds NSF Announcement of $25 Million for CU Boulder to Launch Quantum Leap Challenge Institute

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the announcement that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will award the University of Colorado Boulder $25 million over five years for the University to launch the Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Enhanced Sensing and Distribution Using Correlated Quantum States. The University was one of only three recipients to receive funding. "As technology continu… Continue Reading


07.23.20

Gardner, Manchin Introduce Bill to Help Americans with Crisis Care Services During COVID-19 Pandemic, Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Crisis Care Improvement and Suicide Prevention Act, which would direct states to utilize five percent of their Mental Health Block Grant for crisis care services - once funding for the program is increased by five percent nationally - allowing states to upgrade crisis care programs and strategies. U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives la… Continue Reading


07.22.20

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Gardner’s Great American Outdoors Act

Washington, D.C. - Today in a bipartisan 310-107 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act, historic conservation legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands, which includes projects at our National Parks. The U.S. Senate passed Gardner's Great American Outdoors Act 73-25 in June… Continue Reading


07.22.20

Gardner Blasts China’s Human Rights Abuses at SFRC Hearing with Deputy Secretary of State

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, blasted the Chinese Communist Party for its frequent human rights abuses, particularly against Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. At a hearing held by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Gardner discussed with Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun how his bipartisan Asia Reassurance Initiat… Continue Reading


07.22.20

Gardner, Risch, Romney, Young Introduce Landmark Legislation to Compete with China

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Todd Young (R-IN) today introduced the Strengthening Trade, Regional Alliances, Technology, and Economic and Geopolitical Initiatives Concerning China (STRATEGIC) Act to advance a comprehensive strategy for U.S. competition with th… Continue Reading


07.22.20

Senate Committee Passes Gardner, Peters, Wicker Bill to Advance Artificial Intelligence Research

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed S. 3891, the Advancing Artificial Intelligence Research Act of 2020. S. 3891 was introduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, Gary Peters (D-MI), and Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Gardner, Peters, and Wicker's bipartisan bill will establish… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Gardner Welcomes Over $142 Million for Colorado Hospitals to Respond to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that 27 hospitals in Colorado will receive a combined total of $142,001,885 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support providers who have cared for a high-number of COVID-19 patients with their COVID-19 response. "Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are working tirelessly on the front lines of this pandemic to keep us safe, and I'm pleased to see more than $… Continue Reading


07.21.20

Gardner Holds Meetings Across Colorado

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) held numerous events in Southern Colorado and on Colorado's Western Slope last week, meeting with local officials to discuss economic development, infrastructure repairs, and how his bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act will benefit Colorado's public lands and provide economic recovery from COVID-19. These meetings follow his numerous events across the Western Slope earlier this month. During the July in-state work period, Gardner held events… Continue Reading


07.20.20

Gardner Applauds $1 Million Energy Research Funding for Colorado State University

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award $1 million to Colorado State University to fund a thermal energy storage system project. "As we develop new renewable energy methods, it's critical that we invest in and develop new energy storage technology as well," said Senator Gardner. "The Depa… Continue Reading

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