Press Releases

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


11.16.22

Cassidy Introduces Religious Protection Amendment to Proposed Marriage Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted against allowing the Respect for Marriage Act to move forward, citing his amendment to protect religious freedoms for faith-based organizations. "We need to end the culture wars on both sides. If you wish to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, then also end the assault of endless lawsuits on those with traditional views be they small business owners or catholic adoption agencies," said Dr. Cassidy. "My amendment makes necessary improvements to … Continue Reading


11.16.22

Cassidy, Carper Introduce Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors Living with Chronic Conditions

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tom Carper (D-DE) today introduced the PACE Part D Choice Act, legislation that will enable older Americans enrolled in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to choose their Medicare Part D plan for prescription drugs to lower overall costs. Specifically, this legislation will save Medicare-only PACE participants an average of $972.03 a month on life-saving prescription drugs. "This bill ensures patients in the PACE program have the… Continue Reading


11.15.22

Cassidy Announces $2.5 Million for Lake Charles Regional Airport From His Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Lake Charles Regional Airport will receive a total of $2,500,000.00 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to improve the facility. Specifically, the funding replaces two existing passenger boarding bridges at the airport. "Investing in our airports is crucial to bring more jobs and economic opportunity to our communities," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding from the Infrastructure Bill helps Lake Charles recover and bring busi… Continue Reading


11.11.22

Cassidy Honors Veterans in River Parishes, Speaks to Students at Holy Cross School

METAIRIE - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in Veterans' Day events in St. Charles and St. James Parishes. At both stops, he thanked veterans for their service, and spoke about his efforts to help them in Washington. "I had the chance to meet veterans and learn what problems they're having with the VA. My goal is to take their wisdom and channel it into policy in Washington," said Dr. Cassidy. "They deserve our support." Last month, Cassidy passed into law the … Continue Reading


11.10.22

Cassidy Announces $8.8 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $8,849,686.32 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricanes Laura and Ida. "Our coastal communities are still picking up the pieces from Hurricanes Laura and Ida," said Dr. Cassidy. "The funding helps South Louisiana families come back stronger." West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, Jefferson Davis Electric Co-Op Inc., Calcasieu Parish School Board, and the City of Slidell will all benefit … Continue Reading


11.08.22

Cassidy Announces $7.5 Million for HIV/AIDS Treatment

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Louisiana Department of Health will receive $7,500,000 from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Ryan White Title II Formula grants to provide medical care, treatment, and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. 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… Continue Reading


11.08.22

Cassidy Discusses Infrastructure, Meets with Veterans in Abbeville

LAFAYETTE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met with state legislators, mayors and parish officials for Vermilion Parish to discuss the benefits of his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and how it can help Vermilion Parish. He discussed the money that will be available for coastal resiliency, broadband, and roads, bridges and ports. "Local Vermillion Parish officials and I met regarding how to build safer and more secure communities," said Dr. Cassidy. "A lot of this wil… Continue Reading


11.03.22

Cassidy Discusses Passenger Rail in North Louisiana

MONROE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke at a stakeholder meeting to discuss extending passenger rail service along the I-20 corridor, which runs through North Louisiana. Thanks to Cassidy's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), there is potentially money available to help fund the project. The rail line would bifurcate the existing Amtrak Crescent line service in Meridian, Mississippi to Dallas with stops in Shreveport, Ruston and Monroe. "The Bipartisan Infrastr… Continue Reading


11.03.22

Cassidy Discusses Healthcare Policy with Doctors in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT - Last night, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke with doctors and medical professionals before the Northwest Louisiana Medical Society. He discussed his priorities in Washington to make health care more affordable and accessible for working families. "Last night, I met with doctors who discussed challenges caring for patients," said Dr. Cassidy. "We also talked about why doctors should be involved." During the 117th Congress, Cassidy has repeatedly passed into law bi-p… Continue Reading

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