Press Releases


Gardner: “Stop the Federal Assault on Colorado Agriculture and Energy”

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today supported an amendment offered by Senator Moran (R-KS) which would reverse the US Fish and Wildlife Service's unilateral decision to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken as a threatened species. "The US Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken is an attack on Colorado's economy, and completely ignores the hard work that state and local officials have done developing conservation plans designed to protect the species … Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Wind Production Tax Credit Vote

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on his vote against the nonbinding amendment offered by Senator Heitkamp (D-ND) to express the sense of the Senate that the Wind Production Tax Credit should be extended for five years: "I am a true believer in the ability of wind energy to be a key part of an all-of-the-above energy strategy. I have been a major proponent of the Wind Production Tax Credit in the past, and I continue to support incentives for wind e… Continue Reading


Gardner Demands Answers on Privacy Rights

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today wrote a letter to the White House on the subject of recent reports of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) amassing a large database of phone calls made by United States citizens. The letter reads, in part: The American people deserve transparency in government and every Administration must be held accountable for its actions, whether they relate to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Justice (DOJ), or other federal agencies. As su… Continue Reading


Gardner Takes on Costly Regulations

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced that he is co-sponsoring the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, also known as the REINS Act. This act would restore significant power to the legislative branch with regard to rulemaking by requiring Congressional approval of all major rules and regulations proposed by the executive branch. Major rules and regulations would be defined as those rules that will have greater than a $100 million impact on the economy, lead… Continue Reading


Gardner Commemorates Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) made the following statement today commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park: "Today commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky Mountain National Park is not only a state treasure, but a national treasure, and all Coloradans are extremely grateful for the legislation which has played a crucial role in preserving this beautiful territory. "On January 26, 1915, President Woodro… Continue Reading


Gardner Takes Lead on Wildfire Disaster Funding

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he is joining fellow Senators in co-sponsoring the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2015, continuing a legacy of leadership on this issue going back to his days in the House of Representatives. This bill would change U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Interior budgeting to allow agencies additional flexibility to respond to catastrophic wildfires without having to pull money from other budget priorities. "Major wildfires… Continue Reading


Gardner Responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released a video today responding to President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union Address. The text of the response, as prepared for delivery, is copied below. Click HERE to watch the video. *** Hello! I'm Senator Cory Gardner from the great state of Colorado. Tonight, we heard from the president as he presented his State of the Union speech. I'd like to share with you some thoughts on what the president said, but more importantly, what actio… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on the commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: "Today, Coloradans pause to remember and reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," Gardner said. "As the new Congress begins to take up the hard work of governance, it is my hope that we will keep the example of Dr. King in mind, and work towards a government and a country that serves all its citizens equally." "There is no doubt we have a long wa… Continue Reading


Admiral Michelle Howard to Accompany Gardner to State of the Union

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that Admiral Michelle Howard, the current Vice Chief of Naval Operations, will be his guest at this year’s State of the Union address. Admiral Howard, an Aurora, Colorado native, has achieved numerous distinctions during her sterling Naval career, including being the first African-American woman to command a Navy warship at sea as well as being the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star Admiral. “I am extremely excited to ha… Continue Reading


Gardner Moves To Repeal Medical Device Tax

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he has joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Medical Device Access and Innovation Act, which will repeal the Medical Device Tax that was included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Gardner said: "I'm proud to be a leader in the effort to repeal this onerous tax. A tax on medical devices is a tax on innovation, on small businesses, and on our collective ability to disco… Continue Reading


Gardner Co-Sponsors National Parks Act

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he joined Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in introducing the National Parks Access Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation allowing the National Parks Service to reimburse states which paid to keep National Parks open during the 2013 government shutdown. Colorado was one of six states which advanced money to the National Park Service to keep a park within its borders open. "I'm pleased to be leading on this important legislation, whic… Continue Reading


Gardner Statement on Paris Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on the recent events in Paris, including the attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and Friday's hostage crises. "The recent tragic events in Paris have saddened us all. My prayers are with all the victims in France, their families, and friends. We mourn the tragic loss of life and applaud operations which have saved the lives of hostages. Freedom of speech, even speech that some may find offensive… Continue Reading


Gardner Votes to Advance Keystone XL

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted today to advance a bipartisan bill in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. "Authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is one of the fastest ways that Congress can promote American energy security, create new private sector jobs, and have a minimal environmental impact. "Unfortunately, and despite … Continue Reading


Gardner Introduces Bill to Expedite LNG Exports

Washington, DC - Today Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and introduced the bipartisan "LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act" to expedite the approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications. "Colorado is at the center of the American energy revolution. The natural gas industry helps power our state's economy and provides thousands of jobs from the Western Slope to the Eastern Plains and beyond. I'm honored to join my colleagues in leading this … Continue Reading


Gardner Releases Statement on Swearing In

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after being sworn in as a United States Senator: "It is a tremendous honor to be sworn in today as a United States Senator and member of the 114th Congress. I am humbled by the trust that the people of Colorado have placed in me to be their Senator, and I'm eager to get down to business making Washington, DC work better for the people of our great state. "With the new Senate taking office today, we have a real op… Continue Reading

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