May 1, 2024

Cassidy Named 2024 Fiscal Hero by Fix the Debt

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) was recognized today as a 2024 Fiscal Hero by Fix the Debt, a project of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget that educates Americans on the rising national debt.

“I am honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Cutting the debt while preserving essential government programs has been a major part of my work. This has been from little things like passing the Eliminate Government Oil-Paintings (or the EGO Act) and the MEGABYTE Act to huge things like working to rescue Social Security from insolvency. We cannot be a strong nation unless we pay our bills, and we can’t pay our bills if we are wasteful with money.”

“Fiscal responsibility is a stewardship, not only for Americans today but for generations of Americans to come. We applaud this year’s Fiscal Heroes, including Senator Cassidy, for having the courage to prioritize our fiscal health and work towards achieving a more sustainable debt trajectory. Through legislation, speeches, engagement back home, and tough political decisions, these Members of Congress have distinguished themselves as leaders on these key issues, and we are honored to recognize and applaud them for their efforts. We look forward to seeing how these Fiscal Heroes will build on the momentum in the past year to make even greater strides going forward,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of Fix the Debt.


Fiscal Heroes are awarded each Congress to recognize policymakers working to improve the nation’s fiscal situation and fix the budget process. Fiscal Heroes have distinguished themselves by pushing their party leaders to make debt a priority, leading bipartisan efforts to work through policy options to fix the debt and the budget process, taking responsible votes, participating in fiscally focused events, using their town hall meetings to engage and educate constituents, delivering floor speeches to raise awareness about the issue, advocating to keep tough choices on the table, and introducing legislation to improve the budget process and the nation’s fiscal position.