Press Releases

02.03.23

Cassidy, Capito, Senate Republicans Formally Challenge Biden WOTUS Rule through Congressional Review Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and the entire Senate Republican Conference introduced a formal challenge to the Biden administration's Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule through a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval. The resolution comes after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a new rule in December 2022 repealing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), and changi… Continue Reading


02.03.23

ICYMI: Cassidy: China Should Pay ‘Pollution’ Penalty

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined Greta Van Susteren on Newsmax this week calling on China to pay a foreign pollution fee for the Chinese Communist Party's lack of environmental regulations and use of slave labor. "We need to have a set of policies which recognize that one way China is able to better compete is they totally ignore environmental regulations… they don't enforce those regulations, making it cheaper t… Continue Reading


02.02.23

Cassidy Presses Department of Energy on Louisiana’s Stalled Class VI Primacy Application

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today pressed Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary David Turk on Louisiana's stalled application for Class VI primacy-state-led enforcement for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide-at a hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. "Louisiana cannot get primacy. We're told that our application is actually being referred to as a model as to how to get primacy when other states come and say okay, 'What format should w… Continue Reading


02.02.23

Cassidy, Bipartisan Group Urge Biden to Delay of F-16 Sales to Turkey Until It Stops Blocking Sweden & Finland’s Entrance into NATO

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues today urged President Biden to delay the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey until Turkey agrees to stop blocking the NATO accession protocols allowing Sweden and Finland to join the defense pact. The senators noted the importance of welcoming Sweden and Finland into NATO to further strengthen the alliance amid Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine and broader attempts to… Continue Reading


02.02.23

Cassidy Reintroduces Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today reintroduced the Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act, legislation that criminalizes individuals who leak confidential information from the Supreme Court of the United States. "The Dobbs leak was an attempt to publicly intimidate justices and undermine the integrity of the Court. It continues to put lives at risk," said Dr. Cassidy. "My bill holds leakers accountable and takes away any hopes of profiting off their crime." Cassidy's legislation was refer… Continue Reading


02.01.23

Cassidy Releases Statement in Support of Rule of Law After Meeting with Peruvian Foreign Minister

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after meeting with Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Cecilia Gervasi. Cassidy expressed support for Peru's constitutional order in the aftermath of former President José Castillo's coup attempt, which thrust the country into months of unrest. "The United States must always stand with constitutional democracies when they are being threatened by lawless mobs," said Dr. Cassidy. "I told of our support for Presid… Continue Reading


02.01.23

Cassidy, Cornyn, Hagerty, Colleagues Introduce Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and 43 Senate Republicans, today introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that allows concealed carry, while still abiding by that state's laws. "The right to protect yourself and your family should not end at the state border," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill ensures la… Continue Reading


02.01.23

Cassidy, Cortez Masto, Colleagues Urge Biden to Support of Medicare Advantage Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tim Scott (R-SC), Gary Peters (D-MI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and a bipartisan group of 57 of Senate colleagues urged the Biden administration to support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality health care to millions of seniors and individuals with disabilities across the U.S. "The number of Americans who choose Medicare Advantage continues to grow each year, with enrollment doubling over the last de… Continue Reading


02.01.23

Cassidy Announces Committee Assignments

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced he will serve on the following committees. "Louisianans sent me here to get stuff done for our state, and a spot on these committees will allow me to continue that work," said Dr. Cassidy. "Looking forward to a productive Congress." Committee Assignments: Committee on Health Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee on Finance Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Committee on Veterans Affairs Background Cassidy served… Continue Reading


01.31.23

Cassidy Announces $1.8 Million from the Infrastructure Law for Road Safety

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $1,771,680.00 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to help communities develop action plans to make roadways safer for drivers and pedestrians. This is additional funding to the $5.1 million that was announced last week from IIJA for road safety. "There are too many roads in Louisiana that are dangerous for the families who drive on them," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding from the infrastructure law… Continue Reading


01.31.23

Cassidy Cosponsors Legislation to Block Defense Department’s Green New Deal Mandates

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), cosponsored Senator John Hoeven's (R-ND) the Focus on the Mission Act, legislation to prevent the Department of Defense (DoD) from imposing on federal contractors a new environmental rule that would increase national defense costs. "The Department of Defense's new environmental rule is a handout to radical special interests at the expense of our national security," said Dr. Cassidy. "Their priority should be defending our nation, not appeasing woke climat… Continue Reading


01.31.23

Cassidy, Brown Urge Administration to Increase Duties on Russian Ferrosilicon Imports

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today urged the Biden administration to increase duties on Russian ferrosilicon that contains 75 percent silicon to a 35 percent tax per unit in a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Troy Miller and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. This effort will help bolster domestic production of ferrosilicon and replace Russian imports that finance the country's illegal invasion of Ukraine. "Globe Sp… Continue Reading


01.31.23

Cassidy, Lankford, Colleagues Want to Stop Government Shutdowns, Force Congress to Do Its Job

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) James Lankford (R-OK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and eight colleagues introduced the Prevent Government Shutdowns Act of 2023, which would take government shutdowns off the table and force Congress to stay in town until their work is done. "Louisianans are tired of Congress punting their responsibility. This is a commonsense solution to make sure our government continues functioning," said Dr. Cassidy. "We need to change our spending and our spending process… Continue Reading


01.31.23

Cassidy Announces $13.4 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $13,364,640.57 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricanes Katrina, Laura, Delta, and Ida. "Louisianans are resilient no matter the storm," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help our coastal communities continue to recover and help families get back on their feet." Grant Awarded Recipient Project Description $6,225,332.00 Concordia Parish Police Jury-Br… Continue Reading


01.27.23

Cassidy Announces $5.1 Million from the Infrastructure Law to Make Roads Safer

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $5,110,200 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for road improvements across the state. Specifically, the funding will allow communities across Louisiana to create action plans to address and prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. "Parents should have peace of mind knowing the roads are safe when driving their children to school," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding from the Infrastructure Investm… Continue Reading


01.27.23

Cassidy Announces $16.5 Million in Hurricane Laura, Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $16,501,434.53 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricanes Laura and Ida. "We should never see blue tarps on roofs years after a storm hits," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help our coastal communities continue to recover and help families get back on their feet." Grant Awarded Recipient Project Description $1,610,221.78 Calcasieu Parish Police Jury … Continue Reading


01.26.23

Cassidy Announces $5.2 Million for Algiers Ferry Terminal from His Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that Louisiana will receive $5,224,965.00 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to expand, improve, and modernize the Algiers Point Ferry Terminal. "Having reliable transportation is critical to creating jobs and opportunity in a region," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding for the Algiers ferry service from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make it easier for folks to get to work." ###… Continue Reading


01.26.23

Cassidy, Smith, Colleagues Introduce Bicameral Bill to Expand School Choice and Educational Opportunity

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE-03) introduced the Educational Choice for Children Act, bicameral legislation to expand education freedom and opportunity for students. Specifically, it provides a charitable donation incentive for individuals and businesses to fund scholarship awards for students to cover expenses related to K-12 public and private education. "Parents deserve the right to make the best educational decision for their child, regardless of … Continue Reading


01.25.23

ICYMI: Infrastructure Law Will Help Solve State’s Water Woes

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) wrote a letter to the editor in the Advocate highlighting funding opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to improve water systems across Louisiana. "Louisiana is set to receive $500 million for its Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund programs from IIJA over the next five years. These funds provide low-interest financing for water systems and community projects to accelerate water infrastructure imp… Continue Reading


01.25.23

Cassidy, Wicker, Colleagues Introduce Permanent Ban on Taxpayer Funding for Abortions

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and 45 Senate colleagues today introduced the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act to ban using federal funding for abortion. The bill would establish a single, government-wide standard to protect life. "Congress should promote policies that encourage people to start and expand families," said Dr. Cassidy. "Being pro-life means being pro-family, and this bill motivates the government to act pro-family." "Most Americans do not want t… Continue Reading

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