WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today announced that in the 116th Congress he will serve as chairman of two key Senate subcommittees, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. Cassidy will continue to serve on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and the Senate Joint Economic Committee.
“Tackling the debt and deficit, growing our economy and unleashing American energy are key to helping Louisiana families and our country prosper,” said Dr. Cassidy. “I’m honored to serve as chairman and look forward to the work ahead.”
Cassidy is a leader in developing smart energy policies that leverage American natural gas to strengthen America’s energy dominance while reducing global emissions.
“Our energy policies should create good-paying jobs for American workers and make our country more secure,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Carbon taxes and other short-sighted regulations send manufacturing to China, hurt American workers, and actually increase global emissions.”
As part of chairing the Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth Subcommittee, Cassidy will fight to ensure the long-term sustainability of Social Security and Medicare, which are scheduled to go bankrupt in 2034 and 2026, respectively.
“We must strengthen Medicare and Social Security for those who currently rely on these important programs and preserve them for Americans who will need them in the future,” said Dr. Cassidy.
In the 115th Congress, Cassidy helped lead the fight to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. It included several provisions benefiting Louisiana and has contributed to the creation of 21,900 jobs in the state.