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Bringing Colorado TV to Southwest Colorado

This week, the FCC announced it approved La Plata County’s request to access Denver TV. Since my time in the House of Representatives, I have worked with members of both parties and local officials to bring Colorado TV to the southwest and resolve the issue. This announcement is the result of a bipartisan, locally-driven effort, and it’s welcome news for many people in Colorado who have waited too long for access to the Denver broadcast market.

Read more about this success in The Durango Herald here.

Combating Cyber Threats at the Local Level

I’m proud to work with Mark Warner (D-VA), along with Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Barbara Comstock (R-VA), to introduce bipartisan, bicameral legislation to help state, local, and tribal governments more effectively counter cyber threats. The State Cyber Resiliency Act would set up a cybersecurity grant program that would provide resources for states to develop and implement effective cyber resiliency plans. As the threat of cyber warfare intensifies, it’s important that local governments are properly prepared to deter and protect themselves from cyber-attacks.

I'm also grateful that the bill's supporters include Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs, and the Colorado Municipal League.

Learn more about the State Cyber Resiliency Act here

President Trump's Address to a Joint Session of Congress

On Tuesday night, President Trump outlined his plan to tackle our country’s challenges. I am encouraged that he prioritized strengthening our economy and boosting job creation as well as addressing our broken health care system. Equally as important, the President highlighted the increasingly complex security threats we’re facing around the globe, including Iran and ISIS. After eight years of a failed foreign policy that led to emboldened regimes and instability in the Middle East, it’s critical that the United States stands up to its adversaries and stands by its allies. 

While headlines may reflect polarization, I remain convinced that more unites us than divides us. Our shared love and respect for democracy continues to make America the greatest nation on earth. Our country is still one that strives to inspire, innovate, invent, and above all – promote and create opportunities. I’m committed to working with this Administration on behalf of Coloradans to strengthen our country and make it easier for every American to succeed.

Senate Cyber Caucus with Governor Hickenlooper and Senator Bennet

Thanks to Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet along with governors throughout the country and many of my Senate colleagues for joining Senator Mark Warner and me at the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus event earlier this week. We discussed the threat of cyber attacks, skills gaps and workforce development, and better coordination between the federal government and states on cybersecurity issues.

You can watch our quick video update here.

Traveling Colorado During the February State Work Period

During the February state work week, I met with constituents up and down the Front Range. At the Metropolitan State University of Denver, I discussed ways to advance Colorado’s aerospace industry and create more jobs for Coloradans with the Colorado Space Coalition. 

I also spoke to the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture and Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, heard input on how best to reform our healthcare system from the Colorado Health Care Association, and joined MillerCoors and the National Association of Manufacturers to answer questions from MillerCoors employees and discuss ways to ensure there are additional manufacturing opportunities in Colorado.

Washington, D.C. cannot operate in a vacuum, and that’s why I’m always eager to meet with Coloradans and gain their input on a variety of issues. My discussions with Coloradans on reforming our healthcare system, creating jobs in aerospace and manufacturing, helping our farmers and ranchers succeed, and reining in overreaching regulations provide me with important perspective, and help me bring more of Colorado to Washington. I’m fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet with so many different groups across the Front Range, and I look forward to continuing to meet with Coloradans in the days ahead.

Below I have included a few photos of my visits. Enjoy!


Meeting with Coloradans in Washington

This week, I met with many Coloradans to discuss a variety of issues, including federal lands, ways to improve infrastructure and mobility in Colorado, early childhood education, workforce development, and more. I visited with county commissioners, local elected officials from the US-36 corridor, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and the National Urban League and the Denver Urban League. 

Below are a few pictures from this week's meetings. 


Telephone Town Halls

Throughout the year, I host live telephone town hall meetings to answer questions from my constituents and hear their concerns. Be sure to sign up here to be included in my next event.

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, Durango, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, 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