Press Releases

12.09.22

Cassidy Announces $4.1 Million in Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the City of Lake Charles will receive $4,113,640.80 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricane Laura. Specifically, the grant will help Lake Charles repair their Police Department Annex building. "During a hurricane, first responders put their lives at risk to protect their community," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help Lake Charles Police rebuild their facilities and continue serving Southwest Louis… Continue Reading


12.08.22

Cassidy Announces $12.9 Million in Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $12,907,967.54 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricane Laura. "More than two years later, Lake Charles is still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Laura," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help Southwest Louisiana families continue on the road to recovery." The Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation, Inc., Calcasieu Parish School Board, and the City of Lake Charles will … Continue Reading


12.07.22

Cassidy, Higgins Successfully Save Louisiana Jobs After Pressuring the International Trade Commission, Biden Administration to Maintain Tariffs Against China

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA) released statements following their successful work to save 99 Louisiana jobs in Lake Charles after pressuring the Biden administration and International Trade Commission (ITC) to maintain tariffs against chlorinated isos imported from China. This move supports American producers like KIK Consumer Products in Lake Charles, Louisiana. By maintaining tariffs on China for its unfair trade practices, KIK Consumer Pro… Continue Reading


12.06.22

Cassidy Introduces Legislation to Provide Tax Relief for Hurricane Ida Victims

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced bipartisan legislation as part of his continued effort to support the people of Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida. The bill would allow Hurricane Ida victims to deduct disaster-related personal casualty losses from their gross income even after taking the standard deduction. It also would waive the 10 percent floor for deductions allowed under current law. "When recovering from a disaster, every bit helps, and this is a big help," said Dr. Cas… Continue Reading


12.05.22

Education Dept. Disbands Council after Cassidy, Colleagues Shine Light on Woke Agenda

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a statement following the disbanding of the National Parents and Families Engagement Council and its far-left, anti-school choice agenda. Last week, Cassidy and fellow U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Mitt Romney (R-UT), wrote a letter to the Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona sounding the alarm about the council's h… Continue Reading


12.05.22

Cassidy Visits Natchitoches Christmas Festival, Northwestern State University

SHREVEPORT - On Saturday, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) visited the city of Natchitoches to attend their Annual Christmas Festival, where he met with residents and spoke with them about the state of their city. "The Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights is a Louisiana take on an American tradition," said Dr. Cassidy. "If you have never been, make plans to go next year. Cassidy has been a champion for Natchitoches Parish, including with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Ac… Continue Reading


12.02.22

Cassidy, Hagerty, Colleagues Demand Answers from Biden Administration on Failure to File Court Documents for Illegal Immigrants

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) today sent a letter demanding answers on the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) failure to properly file tens of thousands of "Notice to Appear" (NTA) documents ahead of scheduled court hearings for illegal immigrants. This has resulted in the dismissal of more than 63,586 cases dealing with illegal immigration. "According to recently obt… Continue Reading


12.02.22

Cassidy, Menendez Introduce Bill to Prevent Surprise Costs on American Businesses

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the For Accurate Import Relief To Aid Retailers and Importers of Foreign Freights (FAIR TARIFF) Act of 2022, which prevents surprise taxes from being levied on American businesses resulting from tariffs issued on "goods on the water" that have already been shipped but land in the U.S. after tariffs go into effect. "Referees shouldn't change the rules in the middle of a game and tariffs shouldn't change in the middle of a… Continue Reading


12.02.22

Cassidy, Colleagues Sound Alarm, Demand Transparency from Biden Administration on Far-Left Organizations Involved in New Education Council

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Mitt Romney (R-UT) to demand answers from the U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona regarding the National Parents and Families Engagement Council. The senators outline their concerns with the hyper partisan makeup of the council, as its members are representatives of organizations that have … Continue Reading


11.30.22

Cassidy Pushes for Better Mental Health Services for High School and College Students

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Children and Families, co-led a Senate hearing on how to improve mental health resources and treatment for high school and college students. Cassidy also introduced and questioned two witnesses from Louisiana at the hearing: Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine Ashley Weiss, DO, MPH, and… Continue Reading


11.29.22

Cassidy Statement on Respect for Marriage Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted against the Respect for Marriage Act. His amendment to protect religious freedoms for faith-based organizations was not allowed to receive a vote. "My amendment would have made necessary improvements to defend religious liberties, but was blocked from receiving a vote," said Dr. Cassidy. "I could not support repealing the Defense of Marriage Act without protecting Catholic adoption agencies or small business owners from endless lawsuits. The cu… Continue Reading


11.29.22

Cassidy Announces $166.3 Million in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $166,275,696.07 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricanes Laura and Ida. "South Louisiana has struggled to bounce back from years of devastating storms," said Dr. Cassidy. "This is huge for our coastal communities who have long waited for adequate federal disaster aid." Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative Inc, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the Calcasie… Continue Reading


11.29.22

Cassidy Announces $15.2 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $15,152,459.48 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricanes Laura and Ida. "It has been years since Hurricanes Ida and Laura, and our coastal communities are still recovering," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help South Louisiana families as they work towards a full recovery." Cameron Parish, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Lafitte Area Independent Levee Di… Continue Reading


11.29.22

Report: Cassidy’s No Surprises Act Has Saved 9 Million Americans from Receiving Surprise Medical Bills

A recent study conducted by America's Health Insurance Plans and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association found that the now-law No Surprises Act, legislation authored by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), has now protected 9 million Americans from receiving surprise medical bills since it was implemented at the beginning of this year. "It is great to see legislation clearly benefit the lives of so many Americans," said Dr. Cassidy. "Our bill has protected families from nine million surprise med… Continue Reading


11.23.22

Cassidy, Scott, Carper, Menendez, Cornyn, and Warner Launch Bipartisan Effort to Improve Care for Patients Jointly Enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Finance Committee, led a bipartisan group of senators in seeking feedback from the health care and patient communities as they develop legislation to improve coverage for individuals jointly enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid, who are also known as dual eligibles. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mark Warner (D-VA), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) joined Cassidy to request specific information regarding shortfal… Continue Reading


11.22.22

Cassidy Leads Bipartisan Group Urging Senate Appropriators to Fully Fund CHIPS Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and 13 colleagues today urged Senate Appropriators to fully fund the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill to strengthen national security and ensure the nation is economically competitive worldwide. "CHIPS and Science marks a significant bipartisan commitment to domestic manufacturing, regional innovation and strong supply chains," wrote … Continue Reading


11.21.22

Cassidy Announces $1.3 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $1,277,483.69 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Hurricanes Ida relief. This funding under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act. "More than a year after Hurricane Ida and our communities are still picking up the pieces," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding helps our law enforcement continue serving St. Tammany families." ###… Continue Reading


11.18.22

Cassidy, Brown, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Protect Border Patrol from Toxic Exposure

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Jon Tester (D-MT) today introduced the Prevent Exposure to Narcotics and Toxins (PREVENT) Act, which protects border patrol agents from secondary exposure to deadly narcotics including opioids. "There is a crisis at the southern border, and our border patrol is the first line of defense," said Dr. Cassidy. "We need to do everyt… Continue Reading


11.18.22

Senate Passes Cassidy-Sponsored Resolution to Designate National School Psychology Week

The U.S. Senate passed a Cassidy-sponsored resolution marking the week of November 7, 2022, National School Psychology Week and honor the role of school psychologists in supporting children's mental health and fostering a safe school environment. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) to introduce the resolution. "The COVID-19 pandemic and school lockdowns had a devastating effect on our kids' mental health," said Dr. Cassidy. "We honor school psychologists fo… Continue Reading


11.17.22

Cassidy in Line to Become Top Republican on Senate HELP Committee

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on his intention to become the next Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The formal process to seat the next ranking member will take place in the new Congress. "It is an honor to have this position, not just to have it but to do something with it to serve the people of Louisiana and the United States of America," said Dr. Cassidy. "I look forward to securing real soluti… Continue Reading

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