Press Releases


Cassidy, Lankford, Colleagues Push Effort to Block Illegal VA Abortion Rule

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), and Representative Michael Cloud (R-TX-27), along with more than 65 colleagues, introduced a bicameral joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to nullify an illegal US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rule that provides abortion services through the taxpayer-funded VA health care system. The CRA gives Congress the authority to review major rules issued by federal agencies.… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Whitehouse Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen Revenue Sharing Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today introduced the bicameral and bipartisan Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems (RISEE) Act. The RISEE Act would both amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) and create a new dedicated stream of funding from future offshore wind development for coastal protection and resiliency. This will allow for more equitable resource sharing between states, the federal government and conservation programs. … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $56.8 Million in Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. will receive $56,784,219.14 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricanes Laura. The funding is reimbursement for repairs in the wake of the storm and will help reduce the likelihood of large electricity bill increases for Louisiana families. "In the wake of Hurricane Laura came major power outages, but our parishes and people are resilient," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding wil… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Warren, Whitehouse Press SHEIN On Connection to Chinese Slave Labor Supply Chains

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) pressed the Chinese fast fashion company SHEIN for answers following reports that their products are made with cotton from Chinese slave labor. They called on SHEIN to increase transparency on their supply chains. "We are concerned that American consumers may be inadvertently purchasing apparel made in-part with cotton grown, picked, and processed using forced labor," wrote the senators. "Xinjiang… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $4 Million for Maternal, Child Care

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Louisiana Department of Health will receive $3,965,503 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for maternal and child health services. "Investing in the health of our children and mothers is crucial to improving the lives of people in Louisiana," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help mothers have healthy pregnancies and children have healthier lives after they are born." ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy Joins Braun, Colleagues to Overturn Biden’s New ESG Rule

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) joined U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and 48 of their senate colleagues in introducing a Congressional Review Act to overturn the Biden administration rule authorizing asset managers to prioritize environment, social and governance (ESG) when making investment decisions with their clients' retirement savings. The rule would impact 152 million Americans who have a retirem… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $12.3 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced East Baton Rouge will receive $12,312,207.04 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricanes Ida. The funding is reimbursement for debris removal in the wake of the storm. "Louisianans are resilient," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help Baton Rouge communities continue to recover and help families get back on their feet." ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Scott Introduce the Upholding the Law at Our Border Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rick Scott (R-FL), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), James Lankford (R-OK), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) in introducing the Upholding the Law at Our Border Act. Under President Biden's failed agenda of amnesty and open borders, more than 5 million known migrants have illegally crossed the southern border and tons of deadly drugs, like fentanyl, have flooded into U.S. communities and taken more than 100,000 American lives in 2021. Thi… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Reacts to State of the Union Address

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) issued the following video statement after President Biden's second State of the Union address: "Americans saw tonight just how disconnected the Biden administration is from the concerns of ordinary families. President Biden's priorities do not align with us. Republicans know that. That's why we're working to address issues Americans care about. We're working to address the debt crisis. We're working to ensure flood insurance remains affordable. And by th… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues File Amicus Brief Rebuking Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and 41 Senate colleagues in filing an amicus brief in Biden v. Nebraska and Department of Education v. Brown challenging the Biden administration's student loan forgiveness program. Specifically, they argue that the student loan program is a clear overreach of executive power and circumvents the authority of Congress. "Presid… Continue Reading


Cassidy Invites Baton Rouge Sheriff Deputy to State of the Union After Heroically Saving a Life

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced his guest for the State of the Union tomorrow will be Detective Will Bankston of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department. "Detective Bankston jumped into action to save a man's life without a second thought," said Dr. Cassidy. "His acts embody what it means to protect and serve. I'm delighted he's my guest at this year's State of the Union." Background In late January, Detective Bankston saved a man's life while off-duty. … Continue Reading


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


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


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


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


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


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


Cassidy, Scott Demand Accountability for Biden’s Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rick Scott (R-FL), and six colleagues introduced a bill to establish a bipartisan, bicameral Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan to conduct a full investigation into President Biden's failed withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan that stranded hundreds of Americans behind enemy lines, left billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment in the hands of terrorists and took the lives of 13 brave U.S. service members. This joint select committee would f… Continue Reading


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


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

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