Dear Friend,

It has been another busy week in Washington. I've been focusing on my North Korea sanctions legislation, and on keeping Coloradans safe by strongly opposing any plan to transfer Guantanamo detainees to Colorado. Click here to hear my thoughts on this important issue.


Senate Foreign Relations Hearing on North Korea

At this week's Foreign Relations Committee hearing, I asked a representative from the State Department about our policy towards North Korea. I don't think we're doing enough to deter their nuclear development or hold the regime accountable for its atrocious record on human rights. Please take a moment to watch the exchange here.


Meeting with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso

I had the opportunity to meet with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and a group of legislators from the Japanese Parliament, known as the Diet. We discussed the critical importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance and how we can work to strengthen it. 



The Department of Interior's Investigation into the Gold King Mine Spill

I appreciate the Department of Interior's investigation into the Animas River spill, and I look forward to closely reviewing it.

Based on an initial review of the report, I am deeply troubled that not only EPA's actions at the Gold King Mine caused the blowout on August 5, 2012, which led to the release of approximately three million gallons of contaminated water into Cement Creek and the Animas River, but that this disaster could have been prevented. I fully expect accountability and transparency from the EPA, and I look forward to a response to my questions surrounding the EPA’s insufficient and untimely recovery efforts and its proactive measures to prevent a disaster of similar magnitude in the future.               

Interview with KKTV 11 News

I enjoyed speaking with Peter Zampa on KKTV 11 News about the Obama Administration's irresponsible decision to consider moving Guantanamo detainees to Colorado. Please watch the interview here.



Thank you for taking the time to read my weekly update. If I can be of any assistance to you, please contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-5941.




Cory Gardner

United States Senator