Press Releases

11.29.21

Cassidy Announces $61 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $61,307,611.21 to the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, Calcasieu Parish Policy Jury, and City of DeQuincy in relief for Hurricanes Laura and Katrina. "While it has taken far too long to receive, this funding is crucial to rebuilding our state after countless storms," said Dr. Cassidy. Grant Awarded Recipient Project Description $30,732,… Continue Reading


11.22.21

Cassidy Announces $9 Million in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $9,087,127.03 to the Plaquemines Parish School Board, the East Baton Rouge School Board, and St. Charles Parish in relief for Hurricane Katrina, the Great Floods of 2016, and Hurricane Ida. "Schools should be one of the first places we invest when rebuilding after a major storm. Some of these reimbursements have taken far too long," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is welc… Continue Reading


11.19.21

Cassidy Announces $6.5 Million for HIV/AID Treatment and Services

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Health and Human Services will grant the Louisiana Department of Health $6,591,965 in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants to fund HIV drugs and services for uninsured patients. The Ryan White Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations. "As a doctor, I treated uninsured… Continue Reading


11.19.21

Cassidy Releases Statement on House Passage of Democrats’ Reckless Tax and Spending Spree

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed Democrats' reckless $1.75 trillion tax-and-spending spree, which he has consistently opposed. "This reckless tax-and-spending spree is going to further ignite inflation and torch Americans' savings. It is more focused on cementing their unpopular agenda than helping American families," said Dr. Cassidy. "It is a Bad Bad Bad bill." The massive spending package is already facing… Continue Reading


11.18.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Urge IRS to Investigate EnQ’s Pay-for-Service Scheme

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Todd Young (R-IN), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Mark Warner (D-VA) today urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate recent reports suggesting a private company is charging taxpayers a premium to speak to an IRS representative or face potentially hours-long wait times. A company called EnQ, has allegedly been flooding the IRS with robo-calls and selling slots at the front of the hold line to paying customers, taking advantage of an already straine… Continue Reading


11.18.21

Bill to Preserve Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Passes Senate Committee

Today, members of the Louisiana congressional delegation released the following statements after the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed their effort to reauthorize the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) in the Senate, and U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA), Clay Higgins (R-LA), Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) in the House of Representatives, reauthorizes the Atcha… Continue Reading


11.17.21

Cassidy: Gulf Lease Sale Highlights Significance of Gulf of Mexico to U.S. Energy Security and Climate

Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale conducted by the Department of Interior following a court order overturning Biden administration's efforts to halt oil and gas leasing. Total lease sales generated $192 million on Wednesday. "This is a massive win for the U.S. energy industry and for the Gulf, one of the lowest carbon intensity oil-producing regions in the world," said Dr. Cassidy. "If the administration is committed to … Continue Reading


11.17.21

Cassidy Critical in Helping Music School Escape from Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the last group of students and teachers from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and their families safely reached Qatar after escaping Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Since seizing the country in August, the Taliban have outlawed non-religious music andplaced restrictions and largely barred girls from attending school. "Symbolizing women's rights and freedom of expression, these young musicians represented the h… Continue Reading


11.17.21

Cassidy on Official Report Showing Democrats Tax-and-Spending Spree Raises Taxes on Middle Class, Adds to Debt

Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a new analysis on Democrats' reckless tax-and-spending spree confirming it gives significant tax cuts to the wealthy, provides fleeting and limited tax relief to low- and middle-income earners, and violates the president's promise to not raise taxes on anyone earning below $400,000 a year. The non-partisan analysis found Democrats' plan will pay for tax cuts on the rich by raising ta… Continue Reading


11.16.21

Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Blacklist Companies that Provide AI Technology to the Chinese Military

Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today urged Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to blacklist Chinese Artificial Intelligence companies that help arm China's People's Liberation Army (PLA). "Despite the pressing need to restrict the PLA's advancement in key technology areas, our government has done little to impede the flow of U.S. exports and investment to Chinese AI companies with PLA ties," wrote the senators… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Cassidy, Kelly Urge Biden to Investigate Reports of Extreme Prices from Nursing Staffing Agencies

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Representatives David McKinley (R-WV-01) and Doris Matsui (D-CA-06) urged the Biden administration to protect patients impacted by nurse staffing shortages and investigate reports of nursing staffing agencies charging extreme prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, billed to taxpayers. "We have received anecdotal reports that the nurse staffing agencies are vastly inflating price, by two, three or more times pre-pandemic rates, and th… Continue Reading


11.14.21

Cassidy Releases Statement on White House Naming Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Coordinator

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the White House announced that former New Orleans Mayor, Mitch Landrieu, will be tapped to coordinate implementation of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). "Mitch Landrieu knows firsthand the devastation Hurricane Katrina caused on the Gulf Coast, and in turn, this devastation shows the importance, for Louisiana and the United States, of the investments the IIJA makes in coastal restoration, harden… Continue Reading


11.12.21

Cassidy Releases Statement on White House Picks for Louisiana U.S. Attorney Offices

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the White House announced the official nominations of Ronald Gathe, Jr. for U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana and Brandon Brown for U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana. "Communities in Louisiana deserve fair, capable leaders in their U.S. Attorney office," said Dr. Cassidy. "We are looking forward to getting to know the nominees better throughout the Senate confirmation process." ###… Continue Reading


11.11.21

Cassidy Speaks to Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) gave brief remarks at the annual luncheon of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. He spoke about his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which has been approved by Congress and will be signed into law by the President. "The Public Affairs Research Council has always been about a strategy to improve our state," said Dr. Cassidy. "The audience agreed that the bipartisan infrastructure bill addresses immediate needs an… Continue Reading


11.11.21

VIDEO: Cassidy Releases Veterans Day Message

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a video message in honor of Veterans Day 2021. "Veterans Day is an annual reminder to thank those who have sacrificed so much for fellow Americans," said Dr. Cassidy. "Those who travelled across the oceans to preserve our freedom here at home-you're the best of us all." The full transcript is below. "Veterans Day is an annual reminder to thank those who have sacrificed so much for fellow Americans, and also for our Congress to reaffirm our… Continue Reading


11.11.21

Cassidy, Menendez Introduce Bill to Return Money Owed to Injured Coast Guard Veterans

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will introduce the Coast Guard Tax Fairness Act to grant combat-injured Coast Guard veterans improperly withheld taxes they are owed by the Department of Homeland Security. In 2016, the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act returned improperly withheld taxes owed to combat-injured veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. However, due to a technical error, combat-injured Coast Guard veterans were excluded. The bip… Continue Reading


11.10.21

Cassidy Visits Pennington to Discuss Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, Tours Atlas SSI Facility

BATON ROUGE - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) visited Pennington Biomedical Research Center, to discuss his Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. Cassidy's Treat and Reduce Obesity Act would allow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand Medicare Part D coverage to include FDA-approved anti-obesity medications. It would also expand the Intensive Behavioral Therapy benefit by allowing new types of qualified healthcare providers to offer these services. The bipartis… Continue Reading


11.10.21

Cassidy Presents U.S. Flag Flown Over Capitol to Riveroaks Elementary, Addresses Baton Rouge Rotary

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) presented a U.S. flag flown over the U.S. Capitol Building to Riveroaks Elementary School. Cassidy thanked students for their love of country and spoke about what it means to be a good citizen. "Wonderful privilege to speak to the students, teachers and staff at Riveroaks Elementary," said Dr. Cassidy. "Gave them a flag that had flown over the United States Capitol, and spoke about how great our country is and how they are the future… Continue Reading


11.09.21

Cassidy Tours Safe Haven Campus in Mandeville

This afternoon, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) toured the Safe Haven Campus in Mandeville. The campus provides services to help people with mental illness or substance use disorders. Cassidy visited the Safe Haven Crisis Receiving Center and other buildings on campus. He was also shown the buildings Safe Haven plans to renovate for housing veterans who need their services. "There are major issues affecting every community include addiction, homelessness, and addressing the needs of th… Continue Reading


11.09.21

Cassidy Announces $22 Million for Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the City of New Orleans $21,653,649.00 for debris removal in the wake of Hurricane Ida. The grant is reimbursement for the cost to remove approximately 400,000 cubic yards of debris. "This is the type of critical response Louisiana needs after a storm like Ida," said Dr. Cassidy. "We cannot have a repeat of the year-long wait for relief Louisiana faced after Hurricane Laura. This is … Continue Reading

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