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Gardner To Stop Blocking DOJ Nominations

Senator Cory Gardner says he will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs, which he was holding up due to recent changes in federal marijuana policies announced last month by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Gardner says he’s spoken with Deputy Attorney General Rod Continue reading

Gardner “Disappointed” That Immigration Fix Failed

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner released a statement, after the US Senate failed to advance he and Bennet’s immigration reform legislation, or any other fixes to the country’s immigration challenges during yesterdays debates. Gardner says the United States immigration Continue reading

CO Senators Introduce Immigration Legislation

While the immigration debate rages on in Washington D.C., Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner have introduced bi-partisan legislation they say addresses the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, and would also increase border security. The legislation allocates $25 billion dollars to go towards increased border security Continue reading

Baumgardner Resigns Chairmanship, Must Complete Sensitivity Training

Colorado State Senator Randy Baumgardner denied recent sexual assault allegations to reporters Tuesday, but said he would be voluntarily resigning as chair of the Transportation Committee. Baumgardner will still chair the Capitol Development Committee and will remain as the vice chairman of the agriculture committee. While speaking to reporters, Continue reading

Commissioners Want BLM Headquartered In Grand Junction

The Moffat County Commissioners passed a resolution at their meeting Tuesday, supporting moving the BLM headquarters from Washington DC, to Grand Junction.   The resolution says that it is in the best interest of Western States, to have the Continue reading

Decision Expected Soon On Consequences For Baumgardner

Multiple outlets are reporting that a decision is expected soon on potential punishment for Colorado State Senator Randy Buamgardner, concerning recent sexual harassment allegations. Baumgardner is accused of grabbing the rear end of a woman while she was working as a legislative intern at the State Capitol in 2016. Baumgardner has denied any wrong Continue reading

Baumgardner Accuser Deemed Credible

One of the sexual harassment complaints filed against Colorado State Senator Randy Baumgardner has been deemed credible, according to the woman who filed the accusation.  Public radio station KUNC is reporting the anonymous woman was told the Continue reading

Gardner Asks For Delay Of Park Fee Increases

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner recently sent a letter to Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, requesting he delay the implementation of fee increases at 17 National Parks. Gardner believes the Interior Department needs to work with stakeholders in the 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

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