Press Releases


Cassidy Announces $1.8 Million for Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery Improvements

 - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will grant the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery $1,810,957.00 from theVeterans Cemetery Grants Program. The funding will be used for the expansion and improvement of the cemetery. “The men and women who have been laid to rest in the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery served our country honorably,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding ensures that our veteran… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $24.4 Million for Louisiana Military Facilities

 - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the Department of Defense (DOD) will grant Louisiana $24,448,600.00 in Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program grants.  “Military infrastructure is about more than national security,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Improving infrastructure for Louisiana’s military facilities ensures we have an economy built for 2050, supports local communities, and strengthens our nation’s defense.”  Grant Awarded Recipient Project Description … Continue Reading


ICYMI: American Press Highlights Cassidy's Plan to Save Social Security

The American Press highlights the work of U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) to save Social Security. In nine years, all Americans receiving or set to receive Social Security will see a 24% cut in their Social Security benefits at insolvency. He has a “Big Idea” that will build a bridge to solvency and secure America’s retirement program for decades to come. Cassidy Discusses Future of Social Security, Need for Solutions Now September 21, 2023 “Social Security will face a shortfall in n… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Menendez, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Sanction Aliyev Regime, Support Armenians Against Azerbaijan’s Aggression

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Gary Peters (D-MI), introduced the bipartisan Supporting Armenians Against Azerbaijani Aggression Act. The legislation responds to the actions of the Government of Azerbaijan by providing humanitarian assistance to Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh, preventing additional security assistance from going to the Government of Azerbaijan, and calling for additional ac… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Crapo, Senate Finance Republicans: IRS Document Destruction Harmed Taxpayers

 - U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and their Senate Finance Committee Republican colleagues are demanding information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on new and previously unanswered questions following reports that provide troubling evidence of taxpayers who were directly harmed by the IRS’s destruction of 30 million unprocessed tax returns. “Recently reported information demonstrates the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) March 2021 decision to destroy 30 mil… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Cassidy-Kennedy Resolution Celebrating LSU Baseball’s National Championship Win

  U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) today applauded the Senate passage of their resolution recognizing the Louisiana State University (LSU) Fighting Tigers baseball team for their 2023 College World Series National Championship. The hard-fought series against the Florida Gators resulted in LSU’s seventh national championship title. The resolution congratulates Head Coach Jay Johnson on becoming the first coach to win an NCAA Division I baseball title before his thir… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $3.3 Million for Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District from his Infrastructure Act

 - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the Department of Transportation will grant Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District $3,320,00.00 in Maritime Administration (MARAD) FY23 Marine Highway Grants from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The funding will be used for the procurement, delivery, and assembly of cargo transloading equipment. “Improving Louisiana’s marine highway transportation services is critical to building an economy for 2025,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Th… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Cassidy, Whitehouse Resolution to Recognize National Estuaries Week

 - U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) announced that the Senate has designated September 16 through September 23, 2023 as National Estuaries Week to promote the protection and restoration of America’s estuaries.  “Louisiana works hard to protect and rebuild our eroding coastline which is an economic and communal lifeline for our state,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Protecting our estuaries is essential to preserve Louisiana’s way of life.” “For Rhode Islanders, the Nar… Continue Reading


Cassidy, AARP Discuss the Future of Social Security, Need for Solutions Today

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in a fireside chat with AARP this morning to discuss the future of Social Security. America needs a bipartisan solution to save all Americans from a 24% cut in Social Security benefits in nine years. Cassidy outlined the “Big Idea” from his bipartisan Senate Social Security working group that will build a bridge to solvency and secure it for decades to come. “Apparently if you are running for president, you have to deny there is a problem with… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Bennet, Salazar Announce Espaillat as New Co-Lead for Landmark Americas Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Michael Bennet (D-CO), and U.S. Representative Maria Salazar (R-FL-27) announced Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) will join their Americas Trade and Investment Act, or Americas Act, as co-lead in the House of Representatives. The Americas Act would create an ever-expanding and permanent trade partnership of Western Hemisphere countries and counter China’s growing control over global manufacturing and geopolitics by uniting democracies in our… Continue Reading


Cassidy on VA Mishandling of Veteran Suicide: Was this Incompetence or Cover-Up?

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe> WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) grilled the Executive Director for Suicide Prevention at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Matthew Miller, after an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report found that … Continue Reading


Afghan Refugee Family Reunites in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - Today at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Mrs. Latifa Ekhteiary reunited with her husband, Mr. Bostan Rizaye, her sons Mohammad and Abdussalam Rizaye, and her sister Ms. Shahr Bano Ekhtiyari. The family had been separated while fleeing Afghanistan over two years ago following the administration’s botched withdrawal from the country. With Latifa was her one-year-old daughter, who was born in the United States and met her father, brothers, and aunt for the first time. U.S. Sena… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Scott, Colleagues Demand Schumer Reverse Absurd Senate Dress Code Rules

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rick Scott (R-FL) and 44 Republican colleagues urged Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to reverse his recent announcement loosening the Senate dress code to no longer require business attire for members on the Senate floor. “The Senate is a place of honor and tradition, and the Senate floor is where we conduct the business of the American people,” wrote the senators. “The world watches us on that floor and we must protect the sanctity of that place at… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Barrasso, Westerman Challenge Biden Administration Unilateral Decision to Remove Acreage from Gulf Lease Sale

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-WY), and House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04) filed an amicus brief in a case concerning the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (Bureau) decision to alter the terms of “Lease Sale 261,” an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, set to take place September, 27, 2023. The members of Congress assert that the Bureau’s actions undermine th… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Brown Introduce Bill to Modernize Social Security Disability Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Improving Employment Options for DI Beneficiaries Act to make it easier for Americans with disabilities to apply for the Social Security Disability Program and cut waste in the program by improving vocational data and eligibility criteria. “Individuals with disabilities should not be unfairly penalized because of outdated data,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Current job classifications include nut sorters and seal hunters, occ… Continue Reading


ICYMI: A Prescription for Americans Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and his health fellow Sunjay Letchuman, a medical student at Mount Sinai, co-authored a Viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association on patients jointly enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. The Viewpoint asserts that poor payment coordination between Medicare and Medicaid drives uncoordinated care and worse outcomes for a majority of the 12.2 million low-income and older or disabled people in the United States who are jointly enrolled in Medic… Continue Reading


Cassidy Applauds Shell’s Decision to Remain in Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today applauded Shell for its announcement that the company headquarters will remain in New Orleans. The headquarters will move to a new building on the Mississippi River. “This is great news for Shell and New Orleans. It shows that with the resources in New Orleans, our state is one of the best places for an employer such as Shell to locate,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This is a win-win.”  Shell has been a long-time member of the New Orleans business community, … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $5 Million for Louisiana Solid Waste Infrastructure from his Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will grant Louisiana $4,979,199.00 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for solid waste infrastructure. The City of New Orleans will receive $3,982,000.00 to expand its current residential curbside recycling program and develop a 10-year Solid Waste Master Plan. The City of West Monroe will receive $997,199.00 to expand covered space and storage for receiving, processing, and storing… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $6.9 Million for Louisiana, Largest & First Ever Resilience RLF from His Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana is receiving $6,900,000.00 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for a Resilience Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program. The program supports mitigation projects at the local government level to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters. Louisiana will receive the largest amount of any state in this round of Resilience RLF Program funding. “This is exactly the type of prog… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Brown Announce First Update to Social Security Income Program for Disabled, Elderly Americans Since 1980s

 - U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the first bipartisan, bicameral push in decades to reform the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which has not been updated in nearly 40 years and currently punishes older and disabled Americans for saving for emergencies and their futures. The senators’ bipartisan SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act would update SSI’s asset limits for the first time since the 1980s to ensure disabled and elderly Americans are… Continue Reading

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