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Dear Friend,

FAA Reauthorization

This week, the Senate continued debating the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act. I recently announced many Colorado priorities that I pushed for that were included in the legislation and spoke about them on the floor.

Click here to watch my remarks.

Helping Our Veterans

This week, I supported the Veterans Choice Improvement Act, a bill that addresses the systemic issues plaguing the Veteran’s Choice Program. This legislation makes the Choice Program permanent, ensures it is funded in advance, and consolidates the litany of existing programs. The legislation also encourages non-VA providers to participate in the program by instituting a new claims processing system to ensure medical providers are properly reimbursed in a timely manner.

Congress passed the Choice Program with the goal of fixing the broken system and improving veterans’ access to care. Unfortunately, the agency’s mismanagement of this program has led to denial of care or delayed care for many Colorado veterans. I have repeatedly called on the VA to address the Choice Program’s poor implementation, and the Veterans Choice Improvement Act aims to solve the problems facing the VA by consolidating confusing programs, resolving claims processing issues, and allowing veterans to see their local providers. I will continue to work with my colleagues to hold the VA accountable and find solutions that will provide veterans with the health care they need and deserve.

Promoting a Stronger, Safer America

Earlier this week, I spoke with Admiral Gortney, Commander of U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Since NORTHCOM’s establishment in 2002, it has performed its homeland defense mission with distinction and I expressed to Admiral Gortney my full support for NORTHCOM and its critical mission at Peterson AFB. We discussed various threats our country faces, including ISIS, North Korea, and China’s provocative actions in the South China Sea. I always appreciate Admiral Gortney sharing his vast knowledge and thank him for his many years of service to our great nation. I will continue to support policies that promote a safer, stronger America.


Coloradans in Washington

It was great meeting the Colorado 4-H delegation in D.C. Reminded me of my days in Westerneers, the same 4-H group our daughter is in today!


On Thursday, I met with Colorado Mayors and Commissioners to discuss how I can best assist our local communities and counties.

Need Help with a Federal Agency? 

My staff is available to assist you with finding out the status of a case and requesting additional information from a federal agency. I have offices in Denver, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Greeley, Yuma, and Colorado Springs. Learn more about how we can help 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