March 7, 2022

Senate Passes Cassidy-Supported Resolution to Condemn Threats Against HBCUs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) applauded the Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution to condemn recent bomb threats towards Historically-Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and reaffirm the duty of the federal government to protect college students, faculty, staff against acts of violence. This resolution, introduced by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), is in response to multiple bomb threats this year directed towards HBCUs, including Xavier University of Louisiana.

“Violence and racism against HBCUs have no place in our society and must be condemned. No student, professor, or faculty member should feel unsafe at their school or workplace. Proud to join the entire Senate to show our support for Xavier, Dillard, Southern University, and HBCUs across the country,” said Dr. Cassidy. 

On February 8thCassidy met with Xavier President Reynold Verret where they discussed the threats against Xavier and updates on the federal investigation.

Cassidy, Scott, and Coons were joined by Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Roy Blunt (R-MO), John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX, Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tom Carper (D-DE), Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ed Markey (D-MA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Patty Murray (D-WA), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). 

Read the full resolution here .