Press Releases

03.28.22

Cassidy Announces $3.5 Million in Flood Protection Systems

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the State of Louisiana a total of $3,495,473.00 to fund a regional gauge system to monitor flooding and rainfall from natural disasters. The system would give officials in coastal parishes real-time data on flood risks and allow residents more time to evacuate. "Storm flooding continues to devastate communities across South Louisiana," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will allow cruc… Continue Reading


03.25.22

Cassidy on Shortfalls in Biden, European Commission Task Force on European Energy Independence, Offers Energy Operation Warp Speed as Solution

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement on President Biden's creation of the United States and European Commission's Task Force to reduce Europe's dependence on Russian energy. "To secure a Russia-free energy future, we need an Operation Warp Speed for permitting LNG facilities and pipelines," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Biden administration proposes more rhetoric and no measures to increase U.S. energy supply. As I've outlined, by expediting U.S. energy production and exports,… Continue Reading


03.25.22

Cassidy Announces $27.6 Million in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $27,629,735.93 in relief for Hurricanes Laura and Ida. The Grant Parish Police Jury, the Society of the Roman Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Jefferson Parish, and Plaquemines Parish will all benefit from the relief. "As we have seen this week, Louisiana families continue to feel the brunt of natural disasters," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help South … Continue Reading


03.24.22

Cassidy Surveyed Tornado Damage in Arabi, Offers Support to Community

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy surveyed tornado damage in Arabi with St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis and other local officials. They inspected damage near the corner of Friscoville Avenue and Janssen Street. Cassidy also spoke with homeowners on what they need to recover from the tornado. The tornado struck Arabi on Tuesday night, traveling over 11 miles with peak winds of 160 miles per hour. One person was reported killed. It is the strongest tornado on record to hit the New Orleans… Continue Reading


03.24.22

Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Urge DOJ to Address CCP Influence

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) led 6 Republican colleagues in urging the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to address the cancellation of the "China Initiative" amid concerns over the rising influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on American institutions. Created in 2018, the China Initiative worked to combat espionage and covert operations by the CCP on universities, government agencies, businesses, and other entities. Last month, the DOJ decided to disban… Continue Reading


03.23.22

Cassidy, Rosen Introduce Bill to Improve Cybersecurity in Medical Industry

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Healthcare Cybersecurity Act, which would direct the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collaborate on how to improve cybersecurity measures in hospitals and other healthcare centers. In 2021, 46 million Americans had their health information breached as a result of a cyberattack, a threefold increase in three years. Cassidy and Rosen are bot… Continue Reading


03.22.22

Cassidy Announces Over $1.7 Billion in Additional Louisiana Disaster Relief for Laura, Delta and Ida

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive an additional $450,136,000 in supplemental disaster aid for Hurricanes Laura and Delta, as well as $1,272,346,000 for Hurricane Ida recovery. For the first time, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing direct allocations of CDBG-DR dollars to local communities with Lake Charles receiving an additional $10,776,000 and Baton Rouge receiving an additional $4,648,000. The funding for Hurricanes Laura a… Continue Reading


03.21.22

Louisiana to Receive $40 Million for Flood Mitigation from Cassidy’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $40 million in flood mitigation funding from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will deliver the funding through Swift Current initiative grants, which expedite flood mitigation grant applications for communities after a natural disaster. "This is an incredible step in making our communities more resilient and prepared for the next storm," said … Continue Reading


03.21.22

Cassidy-Led Bill to Research Minority Health Disparities Signed into Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following President Joe Biden signing into law his bipartisan John Lewis National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Research Endowment Revitalization Act. The law will invest in universities conducting critical research into minority health disparities. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) joined Cassidy in cosponsoring the bill. "As a doctor who worked in Louisiana's charity hospital system, providing quality health … Continue Reading


03.21.22

Cassidy-Led Bill to Promote Health Care Provider Mental Health Signed into Law

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released statements following President Joe Biden signing into law their bipartisan Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, legislation to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Jack Reed (D-RI) joined Cassidy and Kaine to introduce the bill. "Doctors, nurses, and health care workers shoulder the responsibility of sav… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Cassidy Announces $7.7 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Vernon Parish a total of $7,738,685.47 in Hurricane Laura relief to pay for the removal of debris. "Our communities are still trying to recover from Hurricane Laura over a year and a half later," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help Vernon Parish pick up the pieces and better prepare for the next storm." ###… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Stop Federal Funding for Abortion

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced a joint resolution to overturn a Biden administration rule that resumed federal funding to entities that refer abortion services to pregnant women. The rule, issued on October 4th of last year, overturned a Trump administration policy that banned Title X funding from going to "family planning" facilities that provided abortion referrals. "Every child in the womb is a life deserving of a future," said Dr. Cassidy. "T… Continue Reading


03.17.22

Cassidy Legislation to Support VA Podiatrists Caring for Veterans Signed into Law by President

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following President Joe Biden signing into law Cassidy's bill to ensure quality podiatry care is offered at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and VA podiatrists are compensated fairly and at rates comparable to podiatrists in private practice or other government programs. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) co-led the bill. "As a doctor, my first priority is the patient," said Dr. Cassidy. "Veterans across Louisiana and our countr… Continue Reading


03.16.22

Cassidy, Blackburn Introduce Bill to End UN-funded Russian Peacekeeping Operations

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today introduced the Withdrawing Russian Support to Peacekeeping Act of 2022, which would terminate all contracts between the United Nations Department of Peace Operations and the Russian Federation as a result of Russia's pre-meditated and egregious invasion of Ukraine. This bill would eliminate Russia's participation in peacekeeping missions in the global commons. "It is a tragic and terrible irony that Russia receives peace… Continue Reading


03.16.22

Cassidy Announces Approval of Louisiana LNG Exports

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will grant an export license to the Sabine Pass LNG terminal, located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. This license will allow the Sabine Pass facility to increase the exportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to our international allies who are experiencing energy shortages due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In 2021, Sabine Pass had the gr… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Seven Cassidy-Led Bills Receive Hearing in Senate Health Committee, Added to PREVENT Pandemics Act

Today, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee advanced the PREVENT Pandemics Act, which includes seven bills and additional provisions led by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA). Dr. Cassidy's bills prepare America to face future pandemics, by strengthening our Strategic National Stockpile, and increasing coordination between our public health infrastructure and health care system. The PREVENT Pandemics Act passed the HELP Committee 20-2 and now heads to the Se… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Cassidy Releases Statement on Withdrawal of Biden Anti-Energy Fed Nomination

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released a statement following Sarah Bloom Raskin withdrawing her nomination to be Vice Chair of Supervision and a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: "It is clear Ms. Raskin's nomination did not have the votes and was sailing towards failure," said Dr. Cassidy. "Our economy depends on clear-minded monetary policies, not activists in the Fed carrying out an ideologica… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Cassidy Responds to “Infuriating” VA Proposal to Close Alexandria Veterans Hospital

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee, today released a statement following the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) announced proposal to shut down the VA medical center in Alexandria, Louisiana. "This abrupt proposal is infuriating for many. I spoke with an official at the VA, and they assured me that there will continue to be a VA presence in Alexandria," said Dr. Cassidy. "If the administration' proposal goes into effect, provisions I worked … Continue Reading


03.15.22

Cassidy Discusses His Energy Operation Warp Speed Plan for a Russia-Free Energy Future on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) yesterday delivered a speech on the U.S. Senate floor outlining the need for a global Russia-free energy future by implementing an Energy Operation Warp Speed to streamline federal permitting and increase domestic energy production. Cassidy explains that his plan will not only grow the American economy, but help our allies become less dependent on Russian oil and decrease carbon emissions worldwide. "We are at a point in time where it is clear that there i… Continue Reading


03.15.22

Cassidy, Hagerty, Colleagues Urge Biden to Take Measures to Lower Fertilizer Prices

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and 17 other Republican senators today urged President Biden to implement certain measures to lower fertilizer costs, which have been on the rise due to the supply chain bottleneck and the current energy crisis. These measures include increasing domestic natural gas production, approving pending LNG permits, eliminating cross-border vaccine mandates, working with stakeholders to prevent a Canadian Pacific Railway strike, and expeditin… Continue Reading

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