Tag Archives: Cory Gardner

Gardner Skeptical Of North Korea’s Intent To Denuclearize

Following the recent news that North Korea may be willing to discus disarming their nuclear arsenal, Senator Cory Gardner released a statement encouraging skepticism.  Gardner, who chairs the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, says that while this statement of intent from North Korea is a positive development, the US has been down this  road before, and needs to avoid Continue reading

Senators Respond To State Of The Union

Colorado’s Senators both responded to the President’s State of the Union speech last night. Republican Senator Cory Gardner applauded the President’s speech, highlighting his call for unity, saying the goals the president outlined will “serve Continue reading

What Tax Code Changes Would You Like To See?

Senator Cory Gardner is looking for input from Coloradans on the changes they would like to see to the United States tax system. Gardner’s staff is currently taking suggestions on how the tax code could be simplified in order to promote Continue reading

Senate Looks At Bill To Delay Obamacare Tax

Following the news that the GOP’s effort to repeal Obamacare through the Graham-Cassidy bill would be unsuccessful, Senator Cory Gardner introduced legislation yesterday that would institute a one year delay on the implementation of an Obamacare health insurance tax. The Healthcare Tax Relief Act Continue reading

CO Hospital Association Opposes Obamacare Repeal

The Colorado Hospital Association has come out in opposition against the Graham-Cassidy bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare, which is currently being considered in the United States Senate. Colorado Hospital Association President Steven Summer says the bill has the Continue reading

Gardner Calls For North Korea To Be Kicked Out Of UN

Following North Korea’s reported nuclear tests over the weekend, Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, who chairs the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cyber Security, is calling for unprecedented steps to curtail the regime. Gardner says the test is the clearest sign yet that Continue reading

Gardner Questions VA Over Wait Times

Senator Cory Gardner sent a letter this week to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin asking for an explanation for the long wait times veterans are still experiencing at Colorado VA facilities. In the letter, Gardner says that The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 was implemented to fix long wait times for vets, but it Continue reading

Trump Signs Veterans Affairs Accountability Act

The VA Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act, which makes it easier to discipline and fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees, was signed Friday by President Donald Trump.  The legislation makes it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide proper care to veterans. The legislation also creates an office within the VA designed to Continue reading

Congress Passes VA Accountability Bill

The VA Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act, a bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees was passed last week by the US House of Representatives.  The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide Continue reading

Bill To Make It Easier To Discipline VA Employees

Both Colorado Senators Bennet and Gardner voted to advance the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act out of the Senate Tuesday. The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide proper care to veterans. The legislation Continue reading

UPDATE: Bennet and Gardner Talk Gorsuch Confirmation

The US Senate voted today to confirm Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch’s confirmation was extremely partisan, with Republican Senators invoking the Nuclear Option yesterday to prevent Democrats from filibustering the nomination.  The Nuclear Option allowed Gorsuch to be confirmed by a simple majority vote. While Democrat Michael Bennet did not support his party’s filibuster of the Continue reading

CO Senators Weigh In On Gorsuch Confirmation

As the Supreme Court confirmation process continues for Judge Neil Gorsuch, both Colorado senators have weighed in on whether or not they support a nuclear option, when it comes to the confirmation vote.  The nuclear option would remove the filibuster from debates for Supreme Court Judge nominations and allow the Senate to vote for confirmation which would only require a simple majority.  In a release yesterday, Democrat Senator Michael Bennet stopped short Continue reading