This Father’s Day, Remembering Cory Gardner’s vote for deadbeat dads

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With Father's Day being celebrated this weekend, ProgressNow Colorado is highlighting Rep. Cory Gardner's vote as a Colorado state legislator to protect "deadbeat dads" from having gambling winnings seized for back child support.

When mothers and kids needed Cory Gardner the most, he turned his back on them. Gardner had the chance to vote for a straightforward bill asking casinos to collect overdue child support from gambling winnings–and Con Man Cory instead voted to protect deadbeat dads.

As a Colorado state representative, Gardner voted against HB07-1349. This legislation required gambling casinos to collect payments from the winnings of individuals who owe back payments for child support. Gardner was one of just nine legislators who voted against HB07-1349 on final passage, which passed with 54 votes. (Source: HB07-1349 Repass Roll Call, Colorado House Journal, 5/4/07)

We should all be able to agree that parents have a responsibility to their children, and the state must enforce child support orders to protect the most vulnerable. Coloradans deserve better than politicians like Cory Gardner who turn their backs on kids and their moms in order to make life easier for casinos and deadbeat dads.

18 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Gray in Mountains says:

    who lobbied Gardner in favor of deadbeats?

  2. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Boo Cory Gardner.

    Good job Progress Now Colorado. 

  3. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    He doesn't have any problem with childhood poverty, either.  This is my diary from last Father's Day on his "leadership" in the House on their proposed $40 billion cut to the SNAP program.

    “I’m anxious about it,” said Gardner, a few hours before the vote. “I’m glad we’re moving forward…"


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