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Senators Reach Tentative Immigration Agreement

Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet reached a potential agreement with a bi-partisan group of 4 other senators concerning immigration, border security, and the future of the Deferred Action for Continue reading

Gardner Talks Pot Protection With Sessions

Following his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to remove federal protections for states with legalized marijuana, Colorado Senator Cory Gardner met with the AG this week, to discuss the move. During Continue reading

CO Senators Talk Immigration With Trump

Both Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner took part in a meeting with President Trump yesterday concerning immigration reform. The meeting focused on finding a citizenship solution for kids brought to the United States illegally by their parents, also known as dreamers, with the group also Continue reading

UPDATE: Memo Repeals Federal Protection For Marijuana States

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo Thursday which ends an Obama-era policy protecting states with legalized recreational marijuana. The Obama administration instituted protections for states with legalized marijuana in 2013, protecting them from federal regulations, so long as state officials were able to keep marijuana Continue reading

Senators Offer Condolences After Shooting

In response to the shooting that took the life of a Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy over the weekend and injured several others, Senator’s Cory Gardner and Continue reading

Gardner And Bennet Sound Off On Taxes

The US Senate passed their tax overhaul bill Tuesday along party lines. Due to procedural issues, The House of Representatives will vote on the bill again Wednesday morning.  It is expected to hit President Trump’s desk for a signature Wednesday before noon. After the bill was passed by the Senate. Democrat Senator Michael Bennet who voted against the bill said tax reform should have addressed the Continue reading

Bill To Fix Congressional Sexual Harassment Complaint Process

Bi –partisan legislation has been introduced that would overhaul the process sexual harassment victims have to go through when reporting a claim against a member of Congress. Senator Cory Gardner was part of the group of Senators who introduced the bill, which would also prevent tax payer funds from being used to settle claims, and would allow  public disclosure whenever sexual Continue reading

Senators Look To Re-Authorize Program Which Funds Rural Schools

Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet sent a letter to Senate leadership this week, asking them to include the re-authorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program in any end of year legislation. Colorado received $11.8 million in funding from the program in 2016.  Meeker schools Continue reading

Legislation Introduced To Improve Veteran Care

Legislation was introduced last week that would increase access to care for our nations’ veterans and would also reform the Veterans Affairs hiring process to make it easier to fill staffing shortages at the agency. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner introduced The Veterans Improved Access and Care Act following a damaging report from the VA Inspector General, which revealed secret wait lists Continue reading

Gardner And Bennet Question VA Over Wait Lists

Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet recently sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, regarding the recent report from the VA Inspector General, which found unofficial wait lists at a Continue reading

Gardner Applauds North Korea Terror Designation

President Trump announced this week that his administration would re-designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror. North Korea was designated a state sponsor of terror in 1988, but that designation was eliminated by the Bush administration in 2008, in an attempt to salvage a fragile deal where North Korea would halt its Continue reading

Colorado VA Facilities Used Improper Wait Lists

Colorado Veteran Affairs facilities used improper wait lists, according to a new report from the VA’s Office of Inspector General. The agency released a report last week confirming that VA staff kept unauthorized wait lists for group therapy sessions, instead of using the department’s official wait list Continue reading