Sen. Cory Gardner

Senator from Colorado, Republican

Gardner, a Republican, is the junior senator from Colorado and has served since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district (2011-2014).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Gardner.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Gardner has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gardner is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Cory Gardner sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Gardner was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gardner sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Energy (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) International Affairs (10%) Health (8%) Environmental Protection (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Gardner’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gardner’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 3361 (113th): USA FREEDOM Act
May 22, 2014. Passed 303/121.
No H.J.Res. 117 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
Sep 13, 2012. Passed 329/91.
Nay H.R. 3857 (112th): Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act
Sep 12, 2012. Passed 355/62.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Nay H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Mar 2017, Gardner missed 11 of 599 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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