GARDNER’S WEEK OF FAILURE: Six Years Ago Today, Gardner Voted Against Raising The Minimum Wage, For Leaving Student Loan Borrowers Out to Dry

GARDNER’S WEEK OF FAILURE: Six Years Ago Today, Gardner Voted Against Raising The Minimum Wage, For Leaving Student Loan Borrowers Out to Dry

The Colorado Democratic Party is launching a new series highlighting Gardner’s failures & allegiance to special interests to mark anniversaries of Gardner voting against Colorado

Denver, CO – Six years ago to date, then-Representative Cory Gardner voted against raising the minimum wage to even $8.20 and against allowing student loan borrowers to refinance and save money, a move in line with his agenda to protect large corporations and special interests instead of hard-working Coloradans. Starting today, the Colorado Democratic Party will be reminding Coloradans and Gardner about a series of votes that show he has failed Coloradans. 

Including his vote six years ago today against even slightly raising the minimum wage for hard-working Americans, Gardner has been a reliable puppet for wealthy special interests and President Trump at the expense of working Coloradans, playing a “key role” pushing through a trillion-dollar tax giveaway to the wealthy and big corporations. 

In addition to voting against a much-needed raise in the minimum wage, Gardner also shot down legislation to allow student loan borrowers to refinance and save money. While an astonishing 761,000 Coloradans owe $26 billion in student loan debt, Gardner has opposed efforts to make college more affordable and has stood by Betsy DeVos as she cut debt relief for students, proposed cutting billions more from student loan forgiveness and Pell grants, and cruelly collected on defaulted borrowers’ loans during the pandemic.

To see more how Gardner has failed Coloradans, visit CoryFailedColorado.com.

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