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Cory Gardner

Cory Gardner's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Cory Gardner
Office: U.S. House (CO) - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary June 24, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jamie; 2 Children: Alyson, Thatcher
Birth Date: 08/22/1974
Birth Place: Yuma, CO
Home City: Yuma, CO
Religion: Lutheran
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

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  • Cory Gardner. Issue Position: Family. 20 July 2011. "The strength of our families starts with the emphasis we place on life, the unborn, the living and the old. I believe we need more emphasis on life, protecting it at all stages. We can also strengthen our families by taking the bold step to correct policies and entitlements that promote divisions rather than family unity. The family in its many forms is the center of every culture. If we want our culture to survive we must keep our families strong." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Cory Gardner voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Joseph Boven. The Colorado Independent: Gardner, despite past record, offers no comment to NYT on abortion. 5 August 2010. "During a 9 News-sponsored debate in February, Gardner said he not only supported the personhood initiative, which would criminalize stem cell research, abortion, some types of birth control, and curtail in vitro fertilization in the state, but added, 'I have taken the petitions to my church and have a legislative record that backs up my support for life.' Gardner in 2007 sponsored a bill that would have prohibited abortion in Colorado, with the exception of protecting the health of the mother." (coloradoindependent.com)
  • Cory Gardner. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Cory Gardner voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

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  • Cory Gardner. Issue Position: Defense and National Security. "In Iraq and Afghanistan we must avoid strict timelines that allow our enemies to plan around our future movements. While our government should not be involved in the business of nation building, it is important that we do not leave a region until it is secure." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Daily Camera: 2010 4th CD candidate Q&A: Cory Gardner. 9 October 2010. Responded: "In order to achieve America's goals of a free and stable Iraq and Afghanistan, we must win the War on Terror. That means Congress must be swift and responsive in its support of the Armed Forces' changing needs." to the question "What direction should the U.S. take in Iraq and Afghanistan?" (www.dailycamera.com)
  • Cory Gardner. 2010. Daily Camera: 4th CD candidate Q&A: Cory Gardner. 9 October 2010. Responded: "In order to achieve America's goals of a free and stable Iraq and Afghanistan, we must win the War on Terror. That means Congress must be swift and responsive in its support of the Armed Forces' changing needs." to the question "What direction should the U.S. take in Iraq and Afghanistan?" (www.dailycamera.com)
  • Cory Gardner. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Cory Gardner voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

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  • Cory Gardner. Defense and National Security. 18 July 2012. "However, at the beginning of next year, an across-the-board spending cut known as a 'sequester' will go into effect and cripple our nation's military. Sequestration will only hurt our national security at a time when our nation needs to be protected. It is bad policy and should be replaced. This does not negate Congress's duty to force the Pentagon to identify and remove wasteful and duplicative programs to ensure that taxpayer funds are used to benefit our troops on the ground. But this must be done in a responsible way that keeps our soldiers safe and national security intact." (gardner.house.gov)
  • Cory Gardner. Journal Advocate - Cory Gardner: Balanced Budget Must Start with Congress. 25 February 2011. "'The continuing resolution we passed cuts spending by $100 billion from the 2011 president's budget,' Gardner said [¦] He noted the continuing resolution was spread across the board and includes a $19 billion cut from the Department of Defense from the 2011 president's budget." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. 15 May 2012. "I am somebody who has come to the House floor time and time again, who has gone back to the district, and who has stood with many of my colleagues--with the gentleman from New York--to say, You know what? I believe we can reduce spending at the Department of Defense. I believe there are ways that we can reduce spending. We can find waste, abuse. We can reduce duplicative programs, including those programs that may be within the Department of Defense. But we can never, never jeopardize the security of this country, the security of our men and women in uniform--those people who are serving on the front lines of freedom around the world--by cutting too far and too deep." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Cory Gardner voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Cory Gardner voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Gardner focuses on budget debt. 13 April 2012. "He said some military spending could be sliced out of the budget, but too big of a cut is being proposed. 'We simply cannot allow spending to be cut to the point that it jeopardizes the safety of our troops or of our country,' Gardner said." (www.chieftain.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

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  • Cory Gardner signed Americans for Tax reform: Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I, Cory Gardner, pledge to the taxpayers of the 4th district of the state of Colorado and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (s3.amazonaws.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Dan Barker. 2010. The Fort Morgan Times: Congressional candidates focus on economy. 27 September 2010. "Representatives have to be focused on the economy and jobs, said Colorado House of Representatives member Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, who is challenging Markey for the 4th District seat in Congress. Government must stop wasteful spending in order to get the country back on track, he said. 'Government does not create jobs,' said Gardner, 36. What is needed is for government to get out of the way so the private sector can start to create jobs, he said." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. The Denver Post: 4th Congressional District Voter Guide. Checked "Opposes" for: "If the economy continues to falter, I would support additional stimulus spending on infrastructure in order to preserve jobs." (www.thevoterguide.org)
  • Allison Sherry. 2011. The Denver Post - Seating Gesture Makes Inroads. 26 January 2011. "(Obama's) call for more 'investment' is nothing more than more government stimulus. We don't need to be spending more money on high-speed rail that goes from somewhere to nowhere. . . . We've got to stop out-of-control spending and reduce government barriers to job creation." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Further Proof of Failed Stimulus Released. 6 August 2010. "These numbers confirm what Coloradans have known for a long time now - the stimulus did fail, the recession is not over and the situation is actually getting worse. It is time to rein in government spending and make it certain to businesses and families that the government will not raise their taxes. Without cost certainty in the marketplace, employers will not add jobs," Gardner said." (votesmart.org)
  • Dan Barker. 2010. The Fort Morgan Times: Congressional candidates focus on economy. 27 September 2010. "Representatives have to be focused on the economy and jobs, said Colorado House of Representatives member Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, who is challenging Markey for the 4th District seat in Congress. Government must stop wasteful spending in order to get the country back on track, he said. "Government does not create jobs," said Gardner, 36. What is needed is for government to get out of the way so the private sector can start to create jobs, he said." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

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  • Cory Gardner. Letter to the Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives; The Honorable Eric Cantor, Majority Leader; The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip. 27 June 2012. "Rep. Kristi Noem was joined by 18 House freshman in sending a bipartisan letter to Speaker John Boehner, Leader Eric Cantor and Whip Kevin McCarthy today, urging them to bring an extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy to the House floor as soon as possible. 'The PTC has been an important player in bringing the wind industry to life.' said Rep. Noem. 'Over 75,000 American jobs are supported by wind, and the industry is a growing force in South Dakota. With MFG Manufacturing in Aberdeen, MTI in Mitchell and wind farms in other areas of the state, wind energy is helping families pay mortgages and put food on the table. If we fail to extend the PTC, thousands of jobs will be at risk, and that's why I'm pushing to get it on the House floor as soon as possible.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Gardner votes for JOBS Act. "Today, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted to promote job creation and allow new small businesses to cut through government red tape. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act passed the House of Representatives in overwhelming bipartisan fashion by a vote of 390-23. 'This is commonsense legislation that will allow entrepreneurs to invest in businesses and energize job creation," Rep. Gardner said. "It is promising that Republicans and Democrats can put partisan differences aside in an effort to create jobs and boost the economy.'" (gardner.house.gov)
  • Cory Gardner. Making US companies more competitive and creating jobs in Colorado. 27 April 2012. "By making this tax credit permanent we are providing certainty for companies that want to make long-term investments in R&D and provide the good-paying jobs that go with it. [¦] Companies right here in Colorado benefit from this R&D tax credit, and it allows them to remain competitive in our global economy." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Cory Gardner. Issue Position: Education. "I believe accountability, parental involvement and choice - with solid, measurable results - is the best way to ensure we live up to the promise of education. I also believe in local control and that local school districts know what is best for their students." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Issue Position: Education. "Accountability, parental involvement and choice are some of the most important components of a successful education system. [¦] I believe it is primarily up to the states and local governments to pass and implement such reforms. The federal government can help by getting out of the way." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Cory Gardner. Why a Colorado congressman cares about drilling in Alaska. 22 June 2011. "One problem in particular that has caught my attention is permitting delays for drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf of Alaska. Right now, companies that have paid billions of dollars for offshore oil and gas leases are being held up by regulatory confusion between the EPA and the bureaucraticly created appeals board that reviews permits. The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act, H.R. 2021, will simplify the process by taking the appeals board out of the equation. The EPA will be required to grant or deny permits within six months of the request." (thehill.com)
  • Cory Gardner. Gardner Introduces Legislation to Eliminate Barriers to Alaskan Energy. 13 April 2011. "Offshore Alaska holds tremendous potential, but not if we allow the status quo to continue. Production in the Arctic OCS could provide a million barrels of oil a day “ comparable to what we currently get from Saudi Arabia. But unlike Saudi Arabia, this domestic production is blocked by a convoluted permitting system in place that is difficult if not impossible to navigate. The fact that Shell, the owner of the leases, had already secured something like 35 permits, but could not start drilling because it could not get the 36th would be funny if not for the adverse consequences in lost domestic energy and lost jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Cory Gardner voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States. 1 March 2011. "In light of continuing instability in the Middle East and in North Africa, we write today to urge your Administration's immediate action to ensure America's energy security by expediting the permitting process for safe offshore energy exploration and development without further delay." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • Cory Gardner. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Cory Gardner voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Hearty Oversight of EPA on Gardner's Watch. 10 February 2011. "The reason cap and trade didn't pass is because it would have been detrimental to our economy and job creation, so for the administration to now try and usurp Congress by using the EPA is just unacceptable." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • Cory Gardner. Second Amendment. "One of our most basic and fundamental rights is the right to protect ourselves. I believe this right should be expanded and encouraged on every front. As a member of Congress, I will oppose any efforts by the federal government to create a federal database of gun owners and work tirelessly to protect each and every right guaranteed to the citizens by the U.S. Constitution. As a State Representative, I earned an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association for my work at the legislature fighting to protect the rights of the people of Colorado. I introduced legislation known as the 'Make My Day Better' law. This legislation extends to business owners the same self-defense protections that are granted to homeowners in Colorado. I have been recognized by the National Association of Gun Rights and the Gun Owners of America for my efforts to defend the 2nd Amendment." (gardner.house.gov)
  • Cory Gardner. Issue Position: 2nd Amendment. 20 July 2011. "I am proud to have earned the endorsement of pro-Second Amendment organizations across the state and the country for my work protecting our Constitutional rights. These include the National Association of Gun Rights and the Gun Owners of America. I have also been recognized by the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners for my efforts to defend the 2nd Amendment. In the United States Congress I will oppose any efforts by the federal government to create a federal database of gun owners. I will work tirelessly to protect each and every right guaranteed to the citizens by the U.S. Constitution." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Gun Owners of America Endorses Cory Gardner for Congress. 21 September 2010. "As a state representative, Cory Gardner has never wavered in his support of the right to keep and bear arms. A firm believer that citizens have the right to protect themselves inside and outside of the home, Cory authored a bill to expand Colorado's Castle Doctrine law. He introduced the "Make My Day Better" bill, which extends the same right of self-defense to people at businesses that are currently held by individuals in their homes. Cory introduced that bill five different times in the State House. He was also a strong supporter of HB-1180, which would allow a concealed carry permit to be a substitute for a background check when purchasing a gun. Cory Gardner is a proven fighter on behalf of the Second Amendment." (www.sofmag.com)
  • Cory Gardner. Second Amendment. "One of our most basic and fundamental rights is the right to protect ourselves. I believe this right should be expanded and encouraged on every front. As a member of Congress, I will oppose any efforts by the federal government to create a federal database of gun owners and work tirelessly to protect each and every right guaranteed to the citizens by the U.S. Constitution. As a State Representative, I earned an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association for my work at the legislature fighting to protect the rights of the people of Colorado. I introduced legislation known as the "Make My Day Better" law. This legislation extends to business owners the same self-defense protections that are granted to homeowners in Colorado. I have been recognized by the National Association of Gun Rights and the Gun Owners of America for my efforts to defend the 2nd Amendment." (gardner.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • Jo Anne Busing. 2011. The Fort Morgan Times - Gardner Reflects on First Months of Office. 25 February 2011. "Gardner said it has been reported by people not involved in government that the healthcare bill will not reduce spending or improve the quality of healthcare and "these are two things that we must do." Congress has proposed cutting $100 billion dollars from the President's budget, and he will continue to support efforts to cut the budget."
  • Cory Gardner signed Contract From America. "7. Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enabling a competitive, open, and transparent free-market health care and health insurance system that isn't restricted by state boundaries." (www.contractfromamerica.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Issue Position: Healthcare. "Despite being ruled constitutional, the President's health care bill still makes it difficult for our economy to grow and takes away the ability of patients to pursue their own health care decisions. The real issue, however, is not whether the law is constitutional or unconstitutional. It is whether it is good or bad for the country. While our health care system needs reform, imposing unpopular and unaffordable mandates is not the solution [¦] We didn't vote to repeal the President's healthcare law because the system was perfect before, but there were aspects of the law that hurt the economy enough for us to justify starting over with reforms that actually decrease the cost of care and don't hurt job creation [¦] As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, I will be at the forefront of the effort to outline replacement legislation." (gardner.house.gov)
  • Jo Anne Busing. The Fort Morgan Times - Gardner Reflects on First Months of Office. 25 February 2011. "Gardner said it has been reported by people not involved in government that the healthcare bill will not reduce spending or improve the quality of healthcare and 'these are two things that we must do.' Congress has proposed cutting $100 billion dollars from the President's budget, and he will continue to support efforts to cut the budget." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Cory Gardner voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Congressman Gardner Statement on SCOTUS Healthcare Decision. 28 June 2012. "Today's decision is very disappointing. The Supreme Court effectively granted Congress unprecedented power to tax people who don't spend money and buy what Congress wants them to buy. But just because something is deemed constitutional does not make it good policy. Our fight to curb the overreaching power of government will continue." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Gardner Pledges to Vote to Repeal Healthcare Bill. 18 March 2010. "I will work and vote to repeal the healthcare legislation." (corygardner.com)
  • Cory Gardner. Issue Position: Healthcare. 18 July 2012. "Despite being ruled constitutional, the President's health care bill still makes it difficult for our economy to grow and takes away the ability of patients to pursue their own health care decisions. The real issue, however, is not whether the law is constitutional or unconstitutional. It is whether it is good or bad for the country. While our health care system needs reform, imposing unpopular and unaffordable mandates is not the solution. [¦] We didn't vote to repeal the President's healthcare law because the system was perfect before, but there were aspects of the law that hurt the economy enough for us to justify starting over with reforms that actually decrease the cost of care and don't hurt job creation." (gardner.house.gov)
  • Cory Gardner. Video: Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado on health care repeal. 19 January 2011. "So I will be voting to repeal the health care bill because I believe that we actually need real solutions put in its place." (youtu.be)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Teresa Cendreda. EdFed: In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants Under Debate. "At a congressional hearing on Sept. 1 at the University of Northern Colorado, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce heard heated testimony both for and against the DREAM Act. At the center of the debate, whether there's discrimination if states offer a cheaper public college education to illegal immigrants. 'Not only does this grant preferential treatment to those in the country illegally, it also disrespects those who enter or are attempting to enter through legal processes,' said State Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) at the hearing." (www.edfed.com)
  • Cory Gardner. Daily Camera: 2010 4th CD candidate Q&A: Cory Gardner. 9 October 2010. Responded: "The first step toward addressing illegal immigration starts with securing the border. I oppose amnesty but believe we need to create an effective guest worker program that will meet the needs of our labor markets." to the question: "How should the federal government deal with illegal immigration?" (www.dailycamera.com)
  • Cory Gardner. Letter to President Obama. 9 September 2011. "Members of the bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus along with member of the House vehemently oppose your August 18 2011 announcement to bypass Congress and use prosecutorial discretion to achieve amnesty to individuals who are illegally residing in the US. The manner with which your administration has introduced this policy not only robs the public of a thorough betting, but it also fails to appreciate the negative consequences of this policy shift [...] Also, this policy has the added affect of further encouraging illegal immigration. Frankly put, if we don't take our own laws seriously enough to enforce, why should we expect anyone to follow them? This policy will introduce a new wave a illegal immigrants emboldened with the knowledge that not only is it okay to break the law, but they will likely be rewarded for it with de facto amnesty statues, thereby exacerbating an already vicious cycle we as a nation try been trying to address for over two decades. This attempt to satisfy the narrow interests for the pro-amnesty lobby has ultimately earned the distrust of the greater American public. Our fear is that this policy will irreparably harm the prospects of true immigration reform for many years to come. Mr President, our request is simple: enforce our immigration laws evenly without passion, prejudice or preference." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. EdFed: In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants Under Debate. "Not only does this grant preferential treatment to those in the country illegally, it also disrespects those who enter or are attempting to enter through legal processes." (www.edfed.com)
  • Cory Gardner. Issue Position: Immigration. "The solution to the problem isn't for the Justice Department to file a taxpayer-funded lawsuit against the Governor of Arizona for responding to a law enforcement crisis. It isn't giving amnesty to the 12-20 million illegal immigrants in this country, or giving those people benefits that will only encourage more illegal immigration. The time has come to enforce the rule of law and end illegal immigration. To that end, I will support legislation that ensures employers only hire people who are here legally and that guest workers are here temporarily." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. Letter to President Obama. 9 September 2011. "Members of the bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus along with member of the House vehemently oppose your August 18 2011 announcement to bypass Congress and use prosecutorial discretion to achieve amnesty to individuals who are illegally residing in the US. The manner with which your administration has introduced this policy not only robs the public of a thorough betting, but it also fails to appreciate the negative consequences of this policy shift. [...] Also, this policy has the added affect of further encouraging illegal immigration. Frankly put, if we don't take our own laws seriously enough to enforce, why should we expect anyone to follow them? This policy will introduce a new wave a illegal immigrants emboldened with the knowledge that not only is it okay to break the law, but they will likely be rewarded for it with de facto amnesty statues, thereby exacerbating an already vicious cycle we as a nation try been trying to address for over two decades.This attempt to satisfy the narrow interests for the pro-amnesty lobby has ultimately earned the distrust of the greater American public. Our fear is that this policy will irreparably harm the prospects of true immigration reform for many years to come. Mr President, our request is simple: enforce our immigration laws evenly without passion, prejudice or preference." (votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. 2010. Daily Camera: 4th CD candidate Q&A: Cory Gardner. 9 October 2010. Responded: "The first step toward addressing illegal immigration starts with securing the border. I oppose amnesty but believe we need to create an effective guest worker program that will meet the needs of our labor markets." to the question: "How should the federal government deal with illegal immigration?"
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • Cory Gardner. HB 1344. 65th General Assembly. "A bill for an act concerning authorization of 101 domestic partnerships between same-sex couples, and, in connection therewith, creating the 'Colorado Domestic Partnership Benefits and Responsibilities Act' to extend benefits, protections, and responsibilities to such couples, and making an appropriation." Project Vote Smart Summary: Cory Gardner voted NO on 27 March 2006. (www.votesmart.org)
  • Cory Gardner. HB 1344. 65th General Assembly. "A bill for an act concerning authorization of 101 domestic partnerships between same-sex couples, and, in connection therewith, creating the "Colorado Domestic Partnership Benefits and Responsibilities Act" to extend benefits, protections, and responsibilities to such couples, and making an appropriation." Project Vote Smart Summary: Cory Gardner voted NO on 27 March 2006. (www.votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

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