Press Releases

01.21.22

Cassidy, Scott Lead Effort to Protect Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Scott (R-SC) led a group of more than 90 lawmakers condemning the Department Health and Human Services' (HHS) recent reversal of protections for faith-based adoption and foster care agencies. "Faith-based child welfare providers perform vital services for hundreds of thousands of foster children nationwide and are often the best at finding forever homes for children in need," wrote the lawmakers. "Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, you… Continue Reading


01.21.22

Cassidy Op-Ed: U.S. Needs New Path to Lead on Climate Policy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed on Fox News marking the one year anniversary of the Biden administration canceling the Keystone XL pipeline and explaining how the U.S. needs to reimagine its approach to energy and climate policy. Cassidy laid out a path for America to lead on environmental issues without sacrificing national security interests and sending gas prices soaring. "One year ago this week, President Biden took office and immediately canceled the Keystone XL p… Continue Reading


01.20.22

Cassidy, Coons, Murkowski Unveil Landmark Bipartisan Climate Resilience Legislation

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act (NCARS), a bipartisan bill to streamline the federal response to climate hazards that threaten human health and well-being, critical infrastructure, and natural systems. This bill follows Louisiana's success in implementing the Coastal Master Plan. "Louisiana loses a football field of land every hour due to coastal erosion and is under the… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Cassidy: Democrats’ Election Bill is a Power Grab, Distraction from Real Crises

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following his opposition to the Democrats' federal power grab masquerading as an election reform bill. The legislation restricts states' ability to conduct elections, removes commonsense voter ID laws, and funnels taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns. "This effort isn't about protecting the right to vote, it's about Democrats wanting to federalize elections to their advantage. The president chooses to vilify Red states like Geo… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Cassidy Delivers Blistering Speech on Democrats' Partisan Election Reform Push

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the U.S. Senate floor condemning Democrats' partisan attempt to federalize elections and destroy the Senate rules to enact their unpopular agenda. Democrats' legislation restricts states' ability to conduct elections, removes commonsense voter ID laws, and funnels taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns. "The Democrats are attempting a federal takeover of our elections," said Dr. Cassidy. "The fact i… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Cassidy Announces $643.4M from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill for Louisiana Coastal, Waterway and Flood Projects AND $2B in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Army Corps of Engineers will allocate Louisiana $643,360,450 in funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for 21 coastal, waterway and flood projects including $378,516,450 for the construction of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection System, $125,000,000 for Southwest Coastal Louisiana Hurricane Protection and $52,989,000 for the Atchafalaya Basin. Cassidy was a key architect of the law and helped… Continue Reading


01.14.22

Cassidy: A Bridge is Coming to a River Near You

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the announcement that the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) plans to provide $26.5 billion to states to repair bridges and infrastructure through the Bridge Formula Program. This funding was made possible by Cassidy's bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that passed last year. Louisiana will receive approximately $1 billion over five years, including $202.6 million this fiscal year. "Our bridges have been i… Continue Reading


01.14.22

Cassidy Announces $3.98 Million for HIV Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will grant the City of Baton Rouge $1,487,305 and the City of New Orleans $2,494,803 in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants to fund emergency HIV relief. The Ryan White Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations. "As a doctor treatin… Continue Reading


01.14.22

Cassidy: Parents Who Care About Their Children’s Education are Not “Domestic Terrorists”

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and 24 Republican colleagues today demanded answers from the U.S. Department of Education on reports that it played a role in creating a letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) calling concerned parents "domestic terrorists." "Parents are not 'domestic terrorists' and it is appalling that anyone would suggest that exercising the constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and assembly would be characterized as a thr… Continue Reading


01.13.22

Cassidy Votes to Support Sanctions on Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following his vote to pass legislation sponsored by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to sanction the Russian Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline in Europe. "Why is President Biden helping Russia develop this pipeline as they threaten to invade our ally, Ukraine? He would rather Europeans buy Russian natural gas through Nord Stream 2 than Louisiana natural gas," said Dr. Cassidy. "Shipping cleaner American natural gas is better for Louisiana… Continue Reading


01.13.22

Cassidy Applauds Supreme Court Decision Blocking Biden Vaccine Mandate on Private Businesses

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to block President Biden's vaccine mandate on private businesses. The mandate through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) would have required employers with over 100 employees to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing. "Today's ruling rejects federal government overreach. It is a win for personal liberties and the 80 million Ame… Continue Reading


01.13.22

Cassidy, Lujan, Trahan Introduce Bill to Inform Consumers, Increase Online Transparency

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and U.S. Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) today introduced the Terms-of-service Labeling, Design and Readability (TLDR) Act to require commercial websites and mobile apps to create a simple and readable summary of their terms-of-service agreements. The TLDR Act would increase online transparency and ensure consumers are informed about how their personal data is collected and used. Small businesses are exempt from the law… Continue Reading


01.10.22

Cassidy Announces $1.1 Million for Children’s Hospital Training Program

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will grant the Children's Hospital of New Orleans $1,111,053 for the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program. The funding will support the training of resident physicians and dentists. "Investing in Louisiana's future doctors and dentists ensures our children have access to quality health care," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding makes our families healthier." ###… Continue Reading


01.06.22

Cassidy Announces $67 Million in COVID-19, Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the State of Louisiana a total of $66,741,745.13 for COVID-19 relief and Hurricanes Ida and Laura relief. The Louisiana Housing Finance Agency will receive $27,725,684.13 for pandemic relief, Jefferson Parish will receive $33,697,276.75 in reimbursement for Hurricane Ida relief, and St. Charles Parish will receive $5,318,784.25 in reimbursement for Hurricane Laura relief. "Louisiana… Continue Reading


01.05.22

Louisiana Chambers, Trade Associations Praise Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

In November, the U.S. House of Representatives passed and the president signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. This follows the U.S. Senate passing the legislation in August. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) led efforts to draft and pass this historic investment in Louisiana's roads, airports, ports, rural broadband and flood mitigation projects. He also ensured the legislation boosts Louisiana's energy industry by supporting hydrogen hubs and carbon seque… Continue Reading


01.04.22

Cassidy, Marshall Place Friendly Wager on LSU-Kansas State Bowl Game

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) placed a friendly wager ahead of tonight's Texas Bowl matchup between the Louisiana State University Tigers and Kansas State University Wildcats. You can watch a video of the wager by clicking here. You can download the video file here. When the Tigers win, Senator Cassidy will receive Kansas steaks from Senator Marshall. Should the Wildcats beat the Tigers, Cassidy offered Marshall the choice of seafood gumbo, andouille s… Continue Reading


01.03.22

Cassidy, Smith Bipartisan Amendment to Address Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access Signed Into Law

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that their bipartisan amendment to improve global vaccine access was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week. The bipartisan amendment will analyze the United States government's capabilities to retrieve soon to expire COVID-19 vaccine doses and send them to countries abroad. These efforts will help to address supply chain barriers to efficient global vaccine distribution and prov… Continue Reading


01.01.22

Cassidy, Hassan Legislation Ending Surprise Medical Bills Goes into Effect Today

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced their legislation to end surprise medical bills has gone into effect. Cassidy and Hassan successfully passed the No Surprises Act into law as part of the December 2020 government funding bill, which required that the Department of Health and Human Services implement the bill starting January 1, 2022. "This is a milestone in our effort to lower health care costs. Too often patients have been blindsided by surprise m… Continue Reading


12.31.21

Cassidy Joins Senate and House GOP Colleagues Against Biden Vaccine Mandate in Upcoming Supreme Court Case

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined 46 of his Senate Republican colleagues and 132 other Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives in filing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in opposition to the Biden administration's vaccine mandate on private businesses. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requires employers with over 100 employees to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing. The members wr… Continue Reading


12.28.21

Cassidy, Marshall, 24 Colleagues Urge Administration to Implement Surprise Medical Billing Law According to Congressional Intent

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) led a group of 24 Senate Republicans in urging the Biden administration to revise the recently released interim final rule (IFR) for the No Surprises Act, legislation that ends the practice of surprise medical billing by taking patients out of the middle and establishing a comprehensive independent dispute resolution process. The text of the legislation requires that all factors listed in the text be given equal weight to ensure a… Continue Reading

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