Read our 2017 Report Card for Gardner.
Gardner is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Gardner has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Cory Gardner sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Chair, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- Senate Committee on the Budget
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
- Member, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
- Member, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security
Gardner was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 931: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4910 Brighton Boulevard in Denver, Colorado, as the “George Sakato Post Office”.
- S. 190: Power And Security Systems (PASS) Act
- S. 218: Social Security Fraud Prevention Act of 2017
- S. 3084 (114th): American Innovation and Competitiveness Act
- S. 3283 (114th): A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, Colorado, as the “PFC James Dunn VA Clinic”.
- S. 2426 (114th): A bill to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and for other ...
- S. 1568 (114th): A bill to extend the authorization to carry out the replacement of the existing medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Denver, Colorado, to authorize ...
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Gardner sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) International Affairs (19%) Energy (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Taxation (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Health (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Some of Gardner’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3406: Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2018
- S. 3378: Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2018
- S. 3282: DEA Order Clearinghouse Act of 2018
- S. 3228: 529 Expansion and Modernization Act of 2018
- S. 3132: Securing Airspace for Emergency Responders Act of 2018
- S. 3069: Jackson Gulch Rehabilitation Project Modification Act
- S.Con.Res. 40: A concurrent resolution recognizing the close relationship between the United States and Taiwan ...
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S. 139: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
Jan 18, 2018. Motion Agreed to 65/34.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The bill was originally introduced and passed the Senate in 2017 as the Rapid DNA ...
On the Nomination PN42: Robert Lighthizer, of Florida, to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador
May 11, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 82/14.
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 3361 (113th): USA FREEDOM Act
May 22, 2014. Passed 303/121.
H.J.Res. 117 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
Sep 13, 2012. Passed 329/91.
H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
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 ...
From Jan 2015 to Sep 2018, Gardner missed 13 of 1,039 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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