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Dear Friend,

This week, I voted to repeal Obamacare and bring relief to Colorado families.

When I travel throughout Colorado, I continue to hear about Obamacare’s devastating impact. Whether it’s a family on the Western Slope who saw their premiums shoot through the roof, or a business owner in the San Luis Valley who would like to hire and expand but can’t afford to due to the law’s mandates, Coloradans are suffering from Obamacare’s broken promises.

It’s time to change course, and I look forward to working with my colleagues toward one that is patient-centered and focuses on reducing costs and increasing choices.

When Obamacare was passed, Coloradans were made three major promises. First, that if they liked their plans, they could keep them. Second, that the new law would reduce healthcare costs for families, businesses, and government. And third, that Obamacare CO-OPs would create more competition in the marketplace. All three of these promises were broken. Coloradans have had to bear the consequences, and that's why I voted to pave the way for a new approach.

 Watch my remarks on the Senate floor here.


Investing in America's Infrastructure

Members of both parties in the House and the Senate worked in a bipartisan fashion to come up with a long term plan to save our roads and bridges. The final package gives states and local communities five years of certainty in planning transportation projects, allowing them to save money through longer-term budgeting.

I’m proud that I was able to secure several provisions in the Highway Bill that are especially relevant to Colorado, and will help ensure that our priorities are a part of national transportation policy. Colorado is growing fast, and it’s absolutely critical that our infrastructure keeps up with that growth. Read more about how this legislation will positively impact Colorado here

Urging the Supreme Court to Preserve School Choice

I have submitted an amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of the Douglas County School District. The District is appealing a ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court that would prevent parents in Douglas County from sending their child to a religious school through the Choice Scholarship Program (CSP), which empowers parents to choose the right school for their kids.      

I do not believe parents in Douglas County should be prevented from sending their child to a religious school through the Choice Scholarship Program (CSP), which empowers parents to choose the right school for their kids.

I’ve worked toward expanding school choice throughout my entire career in public service because it’s the right thing to do for kids, and I’m proud to support the Douglas County School District.

You can read my full brief to the Supreme Court here. 

In the News



Sanction North Korea’s Forgotten Maniac

By Cory Gardner

December 1, 2015.

Chaos in the Middle East has diverted Western eyes, but Kim Jong Un’s reign of terror in North Korea continues. Last month one high-ranking official was conspicuously absent from an important military funeral, leading to speculation of a new purge. On Oct. 10, North Korea marked the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers’ Party with a military parade. “Our party can confidently state,” Mr. Kim said in a speech, “that our revolutionary armament today can deal with any kind of war U.S. imperialists ask for.”

It is time for the U.S. to counter this forgotten maniac. North Korea is a proliferator that has tested nuclear weapons on three separate occasions in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. This past weekend it test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine. That attempt failed, but Mr. Kim will try again. “They have the weapons, and they have the ability to miniaturize those weapons, and they have the ability to put them on a rocket that can range the homelands,” Adm. William Gortney, head of the U.S. Northern Command, said in October.

Read my full op/ed 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