Summary

Cory Gardner was born in 1974 and is currently serving as the junior United States Senator for Colorado. Senator Gardner’s seat is up for election in 2020.

Gardner served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Colorado’s 4th Congressional District from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that, he served as General Counsel and Legislative Director for former U.S. Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado from 2002 to 2005. In 2005 he was appointed to serve in the Colorado House of Representatives and was elected for a full term in 2006.

Senator Gardner is currently serving on the Energy & Natural Resource Committee; the Foreign Relations Committee; and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

Below is Senator Gardner’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish Community 

Senator Gardner opposed the Iran nuclear deal and has supported legislation, such as the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, that fight discriminatory boycotts of Israel. He has cosponsored legislation that object UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which claims that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity.

Senator Gardner cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, a legislation that supported full funding of security assistance to Israel as outlined in the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding. In 2019, he voted for the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act which, among other things, strengthened Israel’s security and allowed a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities that boycott Israel.

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Opposed the Iran nuclear deal https://www.gardner.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/gardner-denounces-disastrous-iran-deal

Voted For the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act of 2019 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=1&vote=00016

Opposes the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement https://www.gardner.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/gardner-leads-colleagues-in-condemning-the-anti-israel-anti-semitic-bds-movement

Cosponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/720/cosponsors

Opposed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and supported the two-state solution https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/6/cosponsors

Supported the Taylor Force Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1697/cosponsors

Cosponsored the Combating BDS Act of 2017 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/170/cosponsors

Cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2497/cosponsors

Cosponsored Senate Resolution 120 that opposes the global BDS movement https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/120