Press Releases

12.02.20

Cassidy Meets with Louisiana Native Thomas-Greenfield, Pick for UN Ambassador

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today met with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a Louisiana native and LSU graduate who is President-elect Joe Biden's pick for United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Thomas-Greenfield brings 35 years of diplomatic experience and public service to the position of U.S. Ambassador to the UN. Her experience includes working in refugee policy, African affairs, humanitarian issues and economic development. She was also the top State Department official in char… Continue Reading


12.01.20

Cassidy, Colleagues Announce Bipartisan Proposal for Emergency COVID Aid

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of lawmakers to announce the framework for a targeted, emergency COVID aid package to help struggling Americans. The members of the coalition crafted policy they believe can break the stalemate in Congress and pass both chambers. "This is a bipartisan, bicameral effort that creates a pathway forward to bring relief to those who need it most. Republicans and Democrats in both chambers got much of what we wanted, and … Continue Reading


11.28.20

Cassidy Issues Statement After Citgo Six Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released the following statement regarding news that the Citgo Six, a group of Americans imprisoned in Venezuela, were found guilty on corruption charges by a Venezuelan judge. Lake Charles resident Tomeu Vadell is among those being held. "It is absolutely unacceptable that the Citgo Six were convicted on baseless corruption charges. Tomeu Vadell and the five other Americans should be released immediately so they can be reunited with their families,"… Continue Reading


11.20.20

Cassidy Announces $2.4 Million in CARES Act Funding to Louisiana Economic Development to Rejuvenate Business in Baton Rouge Area

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Commerce is awarding $2.4 million in CARES Act funding to the Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) to establish a technical assistance program for restoring and enhancing economic growth in Baton Rouge due to the impacts of COVID-19. "Louisiana was hit hard this year by the COVID-19 pandemic and a deluge of hurricanes that wrecked homes, businesses, schools and families," said Dr. Cassidy. "This investment re… Continue Reading


11.13.20

Cassidy Announces Nearly $12 Million for COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Research, HIV Grants Program

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Health and Human Services is awarding nearly $12 million in federal funds to the Louisiana Department of Health and Xavier University of Louisiana for HIV/AIDS care and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy research. "As companies make significant progress in the race to find a COVID-19 vaccine, it is critical that we educate the public on the benefits of receiving a vaccine once it becomes available so that overall public health is … Continue Reading


11.12.20

VIDEO: Cassidy Pays Tribute to Mangham, NOPD Officers Shot in Line of Duty

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to pay tribute to Louisiana police officers who were recently shot in the line of duty. Mangham Police Officer Marshall Waters died on Nov. 5 after being shot while administering a traffic stop of a suspected stolen vehicle. In a separate incident, New Orleans Police Officer Trevor Abney was shot and seriously wounded while on patrol on Oct. 30. Officer Brooke Duncan received a graze wound during the incide… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Following Cassidy’s Letter and Conversation with Trump, President Approves 100% Federal Cost Share for Hurricane Laura Debris Removal

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that President Trump has approved his request for a 100 percent federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. "Hurricane Laura inflicted widespread devastation upon Louisiana from Cameron Parish to Ouachita Parish," said Dr. Cassidy. "The combined effects of the coronavirus pandemic and Hurricanes Laura and Delta have exhausted many communit… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Cassidy Supports Constitutional Amendment Blocking Court Packing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) has signed onto a bill offered by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) that proposes a constitutional amendment to prevent packing the Supreme Court. The proposed amendment reads: "The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine justices." "Nine justices are a balanced amount for the Supreme Court. Efforts to pack the court are nakedly political in nature and serve only to secure a permanent liberal majority. A constitutional amendment makes it c… Continue Reading


10.28.20

Cassidy Introduces Resolution Recognizing October 2020 as Dyslexia Awareness Month

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced a resolution recognizing October 2020 as Dyslexia Awareness Month. "Twenty percent of Americans are dyslexic, and it's vital to highlight this learning disability so that dyslexic individuals aren't left behind," said Dr. Cassidy. "Bringing awareness to dyslexia gives individuals the intervention they need so they can achieve their highest potential in life." Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Boozman (R-AR), Angus King (I-ME), Chr… Continue Reading


10.27.20

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce MOM Act to Improve Health Care for Expectant Mothers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN) and Tom Carper (D-DE) today introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at improving health care for expectant mothers. The Connected Maternal Online Monitoring Services (MOM) Act requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to provide coverage recommendations for remote devices to check blood pressure, blood glucose and pulse rates. It also requires CMS to update state resources, such as state Medicaid telehea… Continue Reading


10.26.20

VIDEO: Cassidy Votes to Confirm Barrett to Supreme Court

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted to confirm Louisiana native Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Senate advanced her nomination, and she is expected to be sworn in at a ceremony at the White House. "Friends and relatives of Amy Coney Barrett in Metairie and across Louisiana are right to feel particularly proud at this moment. As a little girl who became a mature woman, she embraced the values of her faith, family and community and has risen to be a… Continue Reading


10.26.20

Cassidy Delivers Floor Speech Recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More than 2 million people worldwide are predicted to contract breast cancer this year, including about 279,000 Americans. "As October comes to a close, let us reflect on breast cancer victims not only in the final days of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but throughout the year. Know the risk factors and the warning signs, and screen regularly to catch it early. D… Continue Reading


10.24.20

Cassidy Delivers Floor Speech Supporting Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to Supreme Court

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate to support the confirmation of Louisiana native Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. "As a fellow Louisianan, I am proud that one of our own will become a Supreme Court Justice," Dr. Cassidy said. "Amy, Louisiana is rooting for you. We know that you will serve our country well and make our state proud." View the speech on YouTube here. Download Cassidy's remarks here. Cassi… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Cassidy Votes for COVID Relief to Help Struggling Americans; Democrats Block Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted in favor of a targeted COVID relief bill to help American families struggling during the pandemic. The bill was defeated because Democrats blocked it. "Many people are still hurting. This bill included support for small businesses, schools, unemployment insurance, testing, and vaccinations. I hoped Democrats would vote for, but as Nancy Pelosi said, they don't want a deal before the election." said Dr. Cassidy. Senate Republicans offered $500 … Continue Reading


10.21.20

Cassidy Issues Statement on House Democrats’ Latest Assault on Offshore Drilling

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) issued the following statement in response to House Democrats' latest assault on offshore energy jobs. The bill, introduced by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) would ban offshore drilling, resulting in the loss of thousands of American energy workers' jobs. "House Democrats want to ban offshore drilling, a direct attack on energy jobs, which only sends these jobs to other countries with lower environmental standards. T… Continue Reading


10.19.20

Cassidy Announces $1.8 Million for Public Health Initiatives at Louisiana Law Enforcement Agencies

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Justice is awarding $1.8 million in federal funds to several Louisiana law enforcement agencies for substance abuse treatment programs, intellectual property protections and police department reform efforts. "Law enforcement does so much for us, and we should invest in their health and safety," said Dr. Cassidy. "This federal funding provides essential improvements for mental health and substance abuse treatment programs a… Continue Reading


10.14.20

Cassidy Announces Nearly $4 Million for East Baton Rouge Parish Drainage

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy announced today that East Baton Rouge Parish is receiving nearly $4 million to develop a comprehensive "Stormwater Master Plan" to alleviate flooding in the area. "A city shouldn't flood after every heavy rain. Modernizing drainage systems allows reduces flood events and allows storm water to drain properly. This is certainly needed in East Baton Rouge Parish," said Dr. Cassidy. This funding, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is used to evalua… Continue Reading


10.09.20

Cassidy, Schatz to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Create Independent Board to Investigate Major Natural Disasters, Make Policy Recommendations, Save Lives

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) announced that they will introduce The Disaster Learning and Life Saving Act of 2020. The bipartisan legislation will create a new permanent and independent board to study the underlying causes of disaster related fatalities and property damage nationwide. The National Disaster Safety Board (NDSB) will make recommendations to all levels of government on how to improve the resiliency of communities across the country. "Americ… Continue Reading


10.06.20

Cassidy: New Orleans Selected for COVID Antigen Test Pilot Program

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced today that New Orleans has been chosen to participate in a COVID-19 antigen testing pilot program designed to ensure that K-12 schools can safely reopen during the pandemic. "By participating in this program, New Orleans school children can receive faster testing results, improving health and safety for all. Further, the data gathered during this program can hopefully provide a model for reopening other aspects of society," said Dr. Cassidy. Th… Continue Reading


10.04.20

Cassidy Issues Statement on Death of Former Gov. Mike Foster

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) issued the following statement on the death of former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster. "The death of former Gov. Mike Foster could be seen as one more tragedy of 2020. But his life and service are to be celebrated. He invested heavily in higher education, greatly expanded the community college system, and worked to make Louisiana an opportunity state. He will be missed, but his achievements endure," Dr. Cassidy said. ###… Continue Reading

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