Press Releases

07.18.19

Senate ENR Committee Advances Gardner Energy Bills

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee approved multiple bills this week authored by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO). The Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal buildings. ESPCs and UESCs are innovative public-private partnerships in which private companies use their own money and resources to make energy efficiency upgrad… Continue Reading


07.17.19

Gardner and Gillibrand Call for Vote on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Gardner's remarks. Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today called on Senator McConnell to put the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act on the floor for an up-or-down vote. The bipartisan legislation, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week with overwhelming bipartisan supp… Continue Reading


07.17.19

Gardner Urges Swift Ratification of USMCA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor yesterday to urge swift ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is a proposed trade agreement among the three countries supporting North American manufacturing and fair trade. Senator Gardner has called for modernization of the NAFTA agreement. Mexico was the first country to ratify the agreement on June 19, 2019. NOTE: Click here or the picture above to download Gardner's floor rem… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Gardner, Blunt, Klobuchar, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Support Travel & Tourism, Boost Jobs

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced legislation to reauthorize Brand USA, a public-private partnership that enhances tourism across the country by promoting international travel to the United States. "Colorado's tourism industry has exploded in growth as more than 80 million visitors each year travel to ski our world-class resorts, enjoy the great outdoors, and experience the real Ame… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Gardner, Coons, Scott, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support Investment in US Manufacturing

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced legislation to increase investment in American small manufacturers. The Strengthening Investment to Grow Manufacturing in America (SIGMA) Act would support American manufacturers through increasing affordable loans, incentivizing operation growth, and expanding financial resources and education assistance to small manufacturers. A companion bill in the House was int… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Gardner Releases Details on BLM Move

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the chief architect of the plan to move the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters to Grand Junction, shared a letter from the Department of Interior today revealing more details about the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters relocating to Grand Junction, Colorado. Gardner's steadfast commitment to his proposal, along with public legislative action and behind-the-scenes work with key Administration officials, is the reason the B… Continue Reading


07.15.19

Gardner Announces BLM Will Relocate Headquarters to Grand Junction

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today announcing that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will relocate its headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado. Note: Click here to watch Senator Gardner's remarks "Today is a historic day for our nation's public lands, western states, and the people of Colorado," said Senator Gardner. "Relocating the Bureau of Land Management to the Western Slope of Colorado will bring the bureau's decision makers closer to … Continue Reading


07.12.19

Gardner, Daines, Murkowski Introduce Bill to Improve PILT, Support Rural Counties

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced legislation that would increase the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program payments for small rural counties. "Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds pay for search and rescue, emergency medical services, law enforcement and more. The current PILT formula doesn't take into account the financial strain on counties with small populations," said Senator Gardner. "That means counties … Continue Reading


07.12.19

Gardner, Gillibrand Commend House Passage of Bipartisan 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statements today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, legislation they are lead cosponsors of in the U.S. Senate. "After today's strong bipartisan vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, permanent reauthorization of … Continue Reading


07.11.19

Gardner-Supported Bill to Prevent Officer Suicides Heads to President’s Desk

Washington, D.C. - Legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to prevent law enforcement officer suicides passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week and now heads to the president's desk after passing the U.S. Senate unanimously in May. The Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis (STOIC) Act of 2019 will restore grant funding for law enforcement family-support services and allows grant recipients to use funds to establish suicide-prevention programs and mental hea… Continue Reading


07.11.19

Gardner, Bennet Introduce Cybersecurity Legislation to Protect Energy Grid

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act and the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act today to protect the country's energy grid from cyber-attacks. "Colorado and states across the country need to secure our energy grids and be better prepared against cyber-attacks that threaten our critical infrastructure," said Senator Gardner. "I've worked… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Gardner-Backed DIGIT Act Passes Senate Commerce Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously passed the bipartisan Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act. The bill, which was reintroduced by U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), would convene a working group of federal entities and experts from the private and academic sectors tasked with providing recommendations to Congress on how to facilitate the growth of connected Internet o… Continue Reading


07.10.19

Gardner, Colleagues Announce Formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Republicans in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives announced today the formation of the bicameral Roosevelt Conservation Caucus (RCC). NOTE: Click here or on the picture above to watch Gardner's remarks. The RCC will embrace and promote constructive efforts to address environmental problems, responsibly plan for all market factors, and base policy decisions on science and quantifiable facts. "In Colorado we are bles… Continue Reading


07.08.19

Gardner, Sponsors of Bill to Fully Fund & Make Permanent 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Announce Name Change to Honor Heroes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) today announced that their bipartisan legislation to make the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent will be renamed to add 9/11 first responders Luis Alvarez and Ray Pfeifer, who will now join NYPD detective James Zadroga, as honorees of the bill. This legislation will now b… Continue Reading


07.08.19

Gardner Covers Colorado in State Work Period

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) held and attended numerous events across 11 counties during the Senate's July state work period, meeting with constituents, local officials, veterans, and local business owners. Senator Gardner held a public discussion about veterans' issues with veterans and their families in Elizabeth. Senator Gardner meets with veterans and their families in Elizabeth "I appreciate the veterans and their families who joined me for a public discus… Continue Reading


07.04.19

Gardner Celebrates Independence Day 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today celebrating Independence Day 2019. "No matter how you choose to spend the holiday, I hope you're surrounded by friends and family and take time to appreciate the freedoms we are blessed with in America," said Senator Gardner. "To everyone - happy Independence Day, have a great 4th of July, and may God bless the United States of America." ### Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Gardner Honors Fallen Colorado State Trooper William Moden

Washington, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) spoke on the Senate floor to honor the life and legacy of fallen Colorado State Patrol Trooper William Moden, whose watch ended on June 14th, 2019. NOTE: Click here or on the picture above to download Gardner's floor remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise today to honor an officer of the Colorado State Patrol whose watch tragically came to an end earlier this month when he was killed in the line of duty. On June 14th… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Gardner, Markey Re-Introduce Comprehensive North Korea Sanctions and Policy Review Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, today re-introduced the Leverage to Enhance Effective Diplomacy Act (LEED), comprehensive bipartisan legislation to economically and diplomatically pressure North Korea and its enablers through the imposition of sanctions; to authorize efforts to combat Pyongyang's widespread human rights and la… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Gardner, Portman, Heinrich, Ernst, Schatz, Peters, Rounds Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Assess & Address Rising Threat of Deepfakes

WASHINGTON, DC - Today U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), the co-founders of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus, along with Caucus members Joni Ernst (R-IA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) introduced the Deepfake Report Act to direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct an annual study of deepfakes and other types of similar content. Deepfakes are hyper-realistic, digital manipulations of real… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Gardner Bill to Lower Prescription Prices Passed by Key Committee

Washington, D.C. - Legislation authored by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to lower prescription costs and increase competition in the prescription drug marketplace passed a key congressional committee this week as part of a bipartisan bill to reduce health care costs. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions passed the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 by a vote of 20-3. Included in the bill is Senator Cory Gardner's Ensuring Timely Access to Generics Act to reform the Fo… Continue Reading

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