Press Releases

05.23.19

Cassidy Announces June 13 as National Seersucker Day

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), announced National Seersucker Day will be held this year on Thursday, June 13. "Seersucker is uniquely American - a beloved New Orleans invention. National Seersucker Day is an opportunity to come together as Americans and have fun with a summer staple," said Dr. Cassidy. "I encourage all to participate in this celebration of American culture and look forward to continuing this tradition alongside my colleague Senator Feinstein." "I remember when Senator… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Cassidy in Advocate Oped: President Donald Trump is creating opportunity for Louisiana workers

President Donald Trump is creating opportunity for Louisiana workersBy U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.May 22, 2019TheAdvocate.com Before President Donald Trump, working families suffered. Years of slow growth, wage increases only for those already well off, and high taxes suffocated families. Overregulation impeded Louisiana businesses and jobs. South Louisiana never quite recovered from the previous administration's offshore oil moratorium. Two years into Trump's presidency, we have the lowe… Continue Reading


05.22.19

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce SOFA Act to Combat Opioid Epidemic

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Tom Cotton (R-AK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), today in introducing the Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues (SOFA) Act, legislation to give law enforcement enhanced tools to combat the opioid epidemic and close a loophole in current law that makes it difficult to prosecute crimes involving some synthetic opioids. "Drug dealers are creating new chemicals similar to and just as deadly as fenta… Continue Reading


05.22.19

Cassidy Named Chairman of Senate Paid Family Leave Working Group

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today was named chairman of the bipartisan Senate Finance Committee working group that will consider the issue of federal family leave policy. U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) will serve as the Democrat co-chair of the working group. "This working group reflects the widespread interest in helping moms and dads have financial flexibility to raise children," Cassidy said. "The policy must be fiscally sustainable and not bury taxpayers in even more red ink.… Continue Reading


05.22.19

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Remove Unnecessary Barriers for Students with Disabilities

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Casey (D-PA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act to help ease the burden of transitioning to college for students with disabilities. The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) to clarify that students with previous documentation of a disability would be able to continue using that documentation as proof when they transition to higher education. This would help… Continue Reading


05.22.19

Cassidy Congratulates Service Academy Appointees from Louisiana

Baton Rouge-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the 11 students who received his nomination to one of America's Service Academies and have accepted appointments. These students will enter the Class of 2023 at the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force and Merchant Marine Academies. Upon graduation, they will become commissioned officers in the Armed Forces. To attend a service academy, a student must obtain a nomination, most of which are provided by members of Congress. Students c… Continue Reading


05.21.19

Cassidy, Bennet Introduce Legislation to End Gag Clauses Preventing Patients from Knowing Price of Health Procedures

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced the Know the Price Act, legislation to end the use of gag clauses in contracts between health care providers and insurers that are used to restrict a patient's access to price information. Currently, some health care providers use clauses within contracts to restrict or prevent insurance plans from making the price of health procedures available to patients. This anti-competitive practice can lead to patients spending m… Continue Reading


05.21.19

Cassidy, Colleagues’ Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Tax Cut Law, Lower Taxes on Gold Star Families Passes Senate

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), today announced the Senate passage of the Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act (S.1370), their legislation providing tax relief for children receiving benefits who have lost a parent serving in the military. Simplification of a special tax dating back to 1986 that was intended to stop wealthy parents from sheltering income by shifting it to their children with lower tax rates inadvertently caused… Continue Reading


05.20.19

Momentum Gains for STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act as Senators Join Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the addition of U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Bob Casey (D-PA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) as cosponsors to the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act, bringing the total cosponsors of the legislation to 14 senators. They join Cassidy along with U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Tom Carper (D-DE), Dan Sullivan (R-AK)… Continue Reading


05.20.19

Cassidy Seeks Accountability for Poor Quality of NCIL’s Taxpayer Funded Dyslexia Report

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today responded to the National Center for Improving Literacy (NCIL) following their response to his letter to Secretary DeVos on April 22, 2019. Cassidy criticized an official NCIL work product, titled "Screening for Dyslexia," which included over 30 improperly cited references, outdated information and definitions, and opinions masqueraded as facts. "As the author of the pro… Continue Reading


05.17.19

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Expedite Medicare Coverage for Americans with Huntington's Disease

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and U.S. Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), reintroduced the Huntington's Disease Parity Act, legislation to waive the current two year waiting period those with Huntington's Disease must endure while waiting for Medicare coverage to kick in. "As a doc, I know treating a patient in early stages of disease is critical to good outcomes," said Dr. Cassidy. "Making patients wait two years for… Continue Reading


05.17.19

Cassidy Cosponsors Bill to Promote Human Rights in Vietnam

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) cosponsored the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act, legislation promoting human rights in Vietnam and imposing sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals complicit in human rights abuses. "The people of Vietnam deserve fair treatment from their government. If we are to continue forging a stronger relationship with Vietnam, we must know they will respect their citizens' basic human rights," said Senator Cassidy. "It is important we hold leade… Continue Reading


05.16.19

Cassidy, Kennedy Congratulate Judge Wendy Vitter on Confirmation to Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. SenatorsBill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy released a statement following Wendy Vitter's confirmation to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana with a vote of 52-45. "Congratulations to Wendy on being confirmed by the full Senate today," said Dr. Cassidy. "She is immensely qualified to serve, and I wish her success in upholding the Constitution on behalf of the good people of the Eastern District." "Wendy is whip smart and articulate. She und… Continue Reading


05.16.19

Bipartisan Senate Working Group Introduces Surprise Medical Billing Legislation

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Tom Carper (D-DE), members of the Senate Bipartisan Working Group, today introduced the bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act, legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are also cosponsoring the bill. This legislation is a product of a nearly year-long effort revising proposals and r… Continue Reading


05.14.19

Cassidy Joins President Trump on Louisiana Visit

LAKE CHARLES-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy, today joined President Trump on Air Force One and on a tour of Sempra Energy's Cameron LNG Export Facility in Cameron Parish during the president's visit to Louisiana. Under President Trump, U.S. LNG exports to Europe have increased by 272 percent, fueling investment and jobs in Louisiana. "President Trump's goal that the United States be energy dominant has been great for… Continue Reading


05.13.19

Cassidy Urges Full Implementation of First Step Act Dyslexia Screening

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today called on the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Acting Director Hugh Hurwitz to fully implement the First Step Act, specifically as it pertains to screening prisoners for dyslexia. Cassidy was integral in the inclusion of the dyslexia screening provisions in the bill signed last year. "For far too long there has been a significant misunderstanding of what dyslexia is and how… Continue Reading


05.09.19

Cassidy Meets with Trump to End Surprise Medical Billing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), medical doctor and member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, today met with President Trump at the White House to discuss solutions to end surprise medical bills, a priority Dr. Cassidy highlighted in his white paper on how to make health care affordable again. "Patients should be the reason for the care, not the excuse for the bill," said Dr. Cassidy. "President Trump is concerned about that single mom sitting at the kit… Continue Reading


05.08.19

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Tax Cut Law, Lower Taxes on Gold Star Families

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Warner (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME) and 21 other bipartisan Senators today introduced legislation providing tax relief for children receiving benefits who have lost a parent serving in the military. Simplification of a special tax dating back to 1986 that was intended to stop wealthy parents from sheltering income by shifting it to their children with … Continue Reading


05.07.19

Cassidy, King, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Protect Disaster Relief Volunteers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Angus King (I-ME), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Joe Manchin (D-WV), today reintroduced the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act to provide medical professionals with a limited, but consistent, level of legal protection while volunteering during federally-declared disasters. The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 sought to protect those volunteering through non-profit a… Continue Reading


05.06.19

Cassidy on Trump Visit to Lake Charles LNG Export Terminal

LAKE CHARLES-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy, released a statement following the White House announcement that President Trump will tour Sempra Energy's Cameron LNG Export Facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana on May 14. Under President Trump, U.S. LNG exports to Europe have increased by 272 percent, fueling investment and jobs in Louisiana. "I thank President Trump for his commitment to unleashing American energy and s… Continue Reading

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