Press Releases


Cassidy, Alexander, Roe Push To Protect Millions of Workers From Losing Health Care Plans

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) joined Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) to introduce the Self-Insurance Protection Act (SIPA) in the U.S. Senate and the U.S House of Representatives. This bill would ensure that employers can continue providing quality health benefits to their employees through self-insured group health plans. The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Barrasso, Burr, Coats, Isakson, Roberts and Rubio. Many employers who choose … Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces Amendment to Help Stop Human Trafficking

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. introduced the Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, to help medical professionals identify and stop human trafficking. The amendment, first introduced in the Senate with U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), will provide for the development and dissemination of evidence-based best practices for health care professionals to recognize victims of trafficking and respond effectively. The U.S. H… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy Discusses Senators’ Letter to Iran on CNN

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. joined CNN’s Wolf Blitzer today to discuss an open letter sent to Iranian leaders on a potential nuclear agreement. The letter lays out Congress’ role in considering international agreements. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution—the power to make binding interna… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Murkowski, Cornyn, Vitter, Cruz, Sessions, Wicker Vow To Protect GOMESA

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) led a letter with Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), John Cornyn (R-TX), David Vitter (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) to President Obama opposing his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal to deprive Gulf Coast states of revenue promised under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) of 2006. President Obama's proposal would redirect the distribution of revenue payments from Gulf Coast states. Senators also state they will work… Continue Reading


Cassidy Questions Jewell on Unfair Off Shore Leasing, GOMESA

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. followed up to his Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing questions last week, asking U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today why other states will have more control over offshore revenue sales under the President’s Draft Proposed Program, while Gulf Coast states would have no say in revenue that is promised under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) of 2006. Secretary Jewell testified on the president’s proposed budget… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy Discusses King v. Burwell, Obamacare on Fox And Friends

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. joined Fox and Friends this morning, before attending the Supreme Court oral arguments in King v Burwell, to discuss conservative ideas to replace Obamacare if the outcome of King v. Burwell leaves millions of individuals without health care. Dr. Cassidy is additionally discussing his ideas in a series of op eds: Part I, A Better Vision of Healthcare, Part II: King v. Burwell: The Right(s) Response He has practiced medicine for more than 30 years.… Continue Reading


Cassidy Welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement prior to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress: "The Iranian nuclear threat and ISIS are issues that affect the U.S. and Israel. Israel is frontline on these issues. It’s important for Americans to hear Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s perspective. Israel is one of America’s closest friends and allies. The prime minister deserves our attention.” ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy Supports Fort Polk Listening Session

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following video that will be presented at the Fort Polk Listening Session today. Watch the video HERE and read his remarks below. Hello, I’m Bill Cassidy United States Senator for Louisiana. Thank you for allowing me to join and for the opportunity to say thank you for everything you do for Louisiana and for our nation. For those who made the trip to Fort Polk today, you will see the Fort Polk community is spe… Continue Reading


King v. Burwell: The Right(s) Response

King v. Burwell: The Right(s) Response By Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) The Hill President Obama has created a precarious situation for millions of Americans. The result of this situation is a Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, which intertwines the Obama administration’s overreach, access to health care and politics. If the court rules in favor of a plain reading of the Affordable Care Act, more than 6 million enrolled through the Obamacare exchanges are at risk of losing he… Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes To Stop Executive Amnesty In Homeland Security Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement after the U.S. Senate’s vote on a Department of Homeland Security funding bill: “Congress, by the Constitution, has a right to oversee how the Obama administration spends taxpayer money. The administration should not be spending money on executive amnesty. We’ve got to do what we can to stop it.” Dr. Cassidy supported a version of the bill passed by the U.S House of Representatives. Watch his remarks here: … Continue Reading


Cassidy Looks To Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortions

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. co-sponsored a bill to prohibit the use of taxpayer funds for abortions. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, S. 582, enacts a permanent, government-wide prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion. It also requires all health insurance plans offered by Obamacare exchanges to disclose coverage of elective abortion procedures and the abortion surcharge embedded into abortion-covering plans. The legislation was introduced by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Pa… Continue Reading


Cassidy Demands Answers On GOMESA: Don't you care about these families?

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. questioned U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on the president’s Fiscal Year 2016 proposed budget request to strip Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states of revenue promised by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) and redirect revenue payments from Gulf Coast states. Watch HERE and see excerpts of remarks below: “Over the last three years.. the federal government has taken in $22.3 billion from leases in this area. And the four G… Continue Reading


Cassidy Blasts Obama’s Keystone Veto

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement after President Obama vetoed legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline: “The president's Keystone XL Pipeline veto shows his allegiance to his supporters, not the American people. He vetoed more than 40,000 direct and indirect jobs that the American people want created. He ignored the 60 percent of Americans who want the pipeline built. Keystone could save workers’ lives because transporting oil by p… Continue Reading


Louisiana Delegation Invites General To Discuss Fort Polk Combat Reductions

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, David Vitter and U.S. Representatives John Fleming, Charles Boustany, Steve Scalise, Cedric Richmond, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves are urging Brigadier General Roger L. Cloutier to attend the upcoming Army Listening Session at Fort Polk on March 3, 2015 to discuss the Army’s ongoing active-duty Brigade Combat Team reductions. The Louisiana delegation would also welcome the opportunity to meet with General Cloutier in the coming weeks to discuss Army force structure… Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces Bill To Help Veterans Gain EMT Licenses

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. introduced the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2015 to help states streamline their certification requirements for veterans with military emergency medical technician (EMT) training who are looking to pursue a career as an EMT following their military service. It will provide demonstration grants to states that work to simplify the EMT certification process for veterans. It will allow veterans to avoid duplicating their medical training. … Continue Reading


Cassidy To Chair Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy announced he will be Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. He will serve on the following subcommittees: Energy and Natural Resources Committee National Parks, Chairman Energy Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Primary Health and Aging Children and Families Employment and Workplace Safety Appropriations Hom… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces More Than $7 Million In Hurricane Recovery Grants

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy announced more than $7 million in Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grants for hurricane recovery efforts in Louisiana. FEMA will award the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) $6,185,028.72 for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, and Jefferson Parish will receive $1,261,861.43 to account for a water distribution system that was damaged during Hurricane Isaac. Dr. Cassidy is a member of the Senate Appropriations Commi… Continue Reading


A Better Vision of Healthcare

A Better Vision Of Healthcare By Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) The Hill Obamacare is crushing the middle class. Since the law passed, Americans have seen double-digit health insurance premium hikes, increased deductibles and cost sharing, and many lost the insurance plan and doctors they were promised they could keep. Obamacare has given us a system that costs more, and provides less. At the same time, employer mandates have stymied job creation, led to full time employees beco… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cochran, Vitter, Cornyn, Isakson, Wicker, Blunt, Boozman Press For Answers On Flood Risk Executive Action

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. joined Senators Thad Cochran (R-MS), David Vitter (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and John Boozman (R-AR) to press the President to provide information on an executive order to change the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) to account for uncertainties associated with climate change. The issuance of the executive order challenged a provision in the FY2015 Consolidated and Further Continuing App… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rubio: No Obamacare Insurance Company Bailout

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced the Taxpayer Bailout Protection Act to prevent a taxpayer-funded bailout of insurance companies under Obamacare. This legislation mandates that payments under the risk corridor program, the mechanism by which payments to insurance companies would be made, must be revenue neutral. This will ensure no taxpayer dollars can be used to cover money lost to insurance companies. Original legislation introduced in the U.S. House o… Continue Reading

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