Press Releases

01.27.21

Cassidy Questions Jennifer Granholm, Biden’s Pick for Energy Secretary, at ENR Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today questioned former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm about the devastating effects of President Biden's recent executive orders at her confirmation hearing in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to be Secretary of Energy. Excerpts from Cassidy's remarks are below. To download video of Cassidy's questioning, click here. To view Cassidy's full questioning on YouTube, click here. "There's a question before the American people - does the Biden… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Cassidy Responds to President Biden’s Harmful Energy Executive Orders

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today responded to President Biden's energy executive orders, placing a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal lands. "Biden's executive orders are counterproductive. They eliminate jobs and send them overseas to countries with worse environmental standards, increasing global emissions," said Dr. Cassidy. "We don't need symbolism - we need solutions. So far, all we are seeing from this administration is an 'energy' agenda that betrays the working … Continue Reading


01.27.21

Cassidy Announces $21.5 Million for COVID-19, Hurricane Laura Recovery

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $21.5 million in federal funds to the State of Louisiana for relief assistance from COVID-19 and Hurricane Laura. "This past year, Louisiana's hospitals and state agencies have had to grapple with both a pandemic and one of the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall along our coast," said Dr. Cassidy. "This federal funding relieves the burden on our state to make a strong recove… Continue Reading


01.26.21

Cassidy Meets with Energy and Interior Secretary Nominees

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today met with U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM-1), nominee to be Secretary of the Interior, and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, nominee to be Secretary of Energy. Granholm will appear before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee tomorrow. Haaland's nomination hearing has yet to be scheduled. "Onshore and offshore oil and gas leasing are crucial to Louisiana's energy workers, economy and coastal restoration efforts. President Biden's … Continue Reading


01.26.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a Senate resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week. They were joined by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Steve Daines (R-MT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Marco Rubi… Continue Reading


01.21.21

Cassidy Announces Nearly $51 Million for Hurricane Laura Cleanup for Calcasieu

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury nearly $51 million for Hurricane Laura debris removal. "Lake Charles and southwestern Louisiana continue to rebuild after the devastating hurricanes last year. This award is a major step toward casting away the destruction and ushering in the future," said Dr. Cassidy. The total amount of the award is $50,782,500. ###… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Cassidy Statement on Biden Plan to Terminate Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following reporting that President Biden intends to revoke a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. "A president who promised to help the American people should not start off his administration by killing a project in which thousands are employed," said Dr. Cassidy. Cassidy urged the Trump administration to expedite the Keystone XL pipeline and was a strong critique of President Obama's attempts to kill the job creating project. Th… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Cassidy Statement on Inauguration of President Biden

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America. "I look forward to working with the Biden administration to create more and better paying jobs for Louisiana workers, to lower the cost of health care, to improve the lives of Louisiana families, and to drive our country forward," said Dr. Cassidy. ###… Continue Reading


01.13.21

Cassidy Commends SCOTUS Halt of ‘Mail-Order Abortions’

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court decision to halt the mail delivery of abortion-inducing pills, requiring they be obtained at a medical facility. "As a doctor, saving lives and improving health care outcomes for all patients is the ultimate goal. Mail-order chemical abortions do neither," said Dr. Cassidy. "Without any medical supervision, these chemical abortions potentially pose severe risk, obviously for the unborn child but … Continue Reading


01.13.21

Cassidy Announces Nearly $12 Million for Hospitals, National Guard Assisting with COVID-19 and Hurricane Laura Response

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding nearly $12 million in federal funds to the State of Louisiana for assistance in recovery from COVID-19 and Hurricane Laura. "Louisiana received a double blow this past year from both the COVID-19 pandemic and a barrage of devastating hurricanes," said Dr. Cassidy. "This federal funding ensures our hospitals, testing sites and military personnel have adequate resources to help our st… Continue Reading


01.13.21

Cassidy, Hassan, Casey Request Review of Higher Education Resources and Access for Students with Disabilities

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bob Casey (D-PA) are requesting a Government Accountability Office review of how colleges and universities are working to ensure that students with disabilities can access the same learning opportunities as their peers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three Senators serve on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. "Under normal circumstances, accessing the appropriate accommodations can prove challenging for studen… Continue Reading


01.03.21

Video: Cassidy Sworn in for Second Term in U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today was sworn in to a second term in the U.S. Senate by Vice President Pence. January 3rd marks the beginning of the 117th Congress, and all new and reelected senators take a formal oath administered by the Vice President, who also serves as the president of the Senate. Cassidy won reelection to a second term on November 3rd over 14 other challengers, garnering 59 percent of the vote. He was first elected to the Senate in 2014. To download video of Cas… Continue Reading


12.24.20

Cassidy Announces Passage of his DESCEND Act, Legislation Heads to President Trump’s Desk

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Senate unanimously passed the House version of his Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices (DESCEND) Act to improve the health of reef fish populations in the Gulf of Mexico. The legislation now heads to President Trump's desk for his signature. "Fishing in the Gulf is something folks have enjoyed for decades. With passage of the DESCEND Act, Congress continues to take conservation-focused steps … Continue Reading


12.23.20

Cassidy Achieves Several Legislative Wins in COVID-19 Relief Package, Government-Funding Deal

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced several major legislative wins in the government funding agreement and COVID-19 relief package which Congress overwhelmingly passed on Monday. Cassidy voted in favor of the $900 billion coronavirus legislation and $1.4 trillion omnibus bill, which included a provision to end surprise medical billing that Senator Cassidy championed through Congress. The package now heads to President Trump's desk for his signature. "There is an urgent need i… Continue Reading


12.20.20

Senators Cassidy, Hassan Secure End to Surprise Medical Billing Legislation in Government Funding Package

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House and Senate government funding agreement was announced, which will include provisions to end the practice of surprise medical billing: "For far too long, our constituents have done everything right at the doctor's office or hospital yet still found themselves stuck with surprise medical bills, sometimes to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. And frequently, they have to fight the… Continue Reading


12.15.20

Cassidy, Hassan, Colleagues Ask Senate Leadership to Include Surprise Medical Billing Fix in Year-End Spending Bill

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and 25 of their Senate colleagues sent a letter to Senate leadership today requesting that they include a four-committee, bipartisan agreement to end surprise medical billing in the year-end spending bill. The agreement holds patients harmless from surprise medical bills and provides a fair arbitration process to resolve disputes between health care providers and insurers. It does not undermine any existing state laws, nor does it… Continue Reading


12.14.20

Cassidy, Lawmakers Share Text of Bipartisan COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bills

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representatives Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Tom Reed (R-NY-23) shared the legislative text for the two bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief bills. The Bipartisan COVID-19 Emergency Relief Act of 2020 provides as much as $748 bill… Continue Reading


12.12.20

Cassidy, Hassan, Bennet Statement on Bipartisan Surprise Medical Billing Agreement

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) released the following statement on the bipartisan House and Senate agreement on a measure to end the practice of surprise medical bills: "We have heard from constituents time and time again who did everything right when going to the doctor's office or hospital but were left on the hook for surprise medical bills, sometimes to the tune of thousands of dollars. This is abhorrent and deeply unfair for families i… Continue Reading


12.08.20

Cassidy Announces $1.24 Million for Port of New Orleans to Purchase Lower Emission Trucks

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing $1.24 million in federal funds to the Port of New Orleans to replace various diesel-powered trucks with lower emission vehicles at port facilities in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes. "It's vital that we strive to achieve clean emissions standards at our ports and other facilities to protect our environment, communities and crew workers from dangerous health conditions,"… Continue Reading


12.04.20

President Trump Signs Cassidy, Johnson Bill to Rename Post Office After Dr. C.O. Simpkins Sr. into Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) today announced President Trump has signed H.R. 5384, legislation to rename the Mansfield post office after civil rights leader and former Louisiana legislator Dr. C.O. Simpkins, Senior, into law. Raised in Shreveport, Dr. Simpkins was a fighter for voting rights for African American Louisianans and worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King throughout the civil rights era. Dr. Simpkins was a founder of the United Chr… Continue Reading

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