Press Releases


Cassidy Speaks to Union Parish Chamber and Ruston Rotary Club

MONROE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke to the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary of Ruston Club on his work on behalf of Louisiana. He discussed his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which is already delivering benefits for those communities. He also touched on energy production, inflation, and his bi-partisan effort to pass legislation that will reduce gun violence while strengthening the Second Amendment. "The full potential of North Louisian… Continue Reading


Cassidy Tours Downtown West Monroe with Mayor Staci Mitchell

MONROE - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) toured downtown West Monroe with Mayor Staci Mitchell to discuss issues impacting the area including infrastructure and inflation's toll on families and local businesses. "Mayor Staci Mitchell showed me the vision that is becoming real now for West Monroe, creating a mixed-use development that people are moving towards, and revitalizing beautiful buildings to their former glory," said Dr. Cassidy. "It is great to see this kind o… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks to Monroe Chamber and Local Officials on Infrastructure

MONROE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke to the Monroe Chamber of Commerce on important national issues, including energy and gun crime. He also spoke about the benefits of his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which already has benefitted Northeast Louisiana. Funds from the IIJA have already been dedicated to repair flood control structures in the Tensas Basin and Red River Backwater, and the I-20 Orange Street Overpass in Ouachita Parish. Orphan wells in the… Continue Reading


Cassidy Tours Barbe High School, Meets with Local Officials on Infrastructure and Other Federal Issues

LAKE CHARLES - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) toured Barbe High School to learn how that school was affected by Hurricane Laura, and what more needs to be done to help them recover. Cassidy has been an advocate for Calcasieu Parish Schools since the hurricane. He has spoken with FEMA's Regional Administrator to push them to reimburse the school system for their damage expenses. Additionally, Cassidy helped pass the FY 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act last fall… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks with Acadiana Mayors on Infrastructure

LAFAYETTE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met with mayors throughout Acadiana to discuss his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), among other topics. The IIJA is already making a positive impact throughout the state, funding bridges, airports and flood control projects. "Met with mayors and spoke about the many positive things that Acadiana has, and how to make these even stronger with the bipartisan infrastructure bill," said Dr. Cassidy. "Additionally, we discusse… Continue Reading


Cassidy Participates in LA-1 Groundbreaking Ceremony, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Convention

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the elevation of the LA-1 highway between Golden Meadow and Port Fourchon. Cassidy helped secure $135 million in INFRA grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the project, including co-signing a letter to then-U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and having staff join the LA-1 Coalition at a meeting with DOT officials to support their efforts. "Louisiana's… Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on the Supreme Court Dobbs Decision

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. "Today's decision recognizes that an unborn child has a right to life," said Dr. Cassidy. "Being pro-life means being pro-mothers, pro-babies, and pro-healthy futures-a philosophy I carry with me in the Senate. This is a deeply emotional issue for many Americans, no matter which side one stands, but it is now up to individual stat… Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on Supporting Uvalde Response Legislation

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following his vote in support of the Uvalde response legislation, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. "As we responded to Uvalde, my priorities were to protect law-abiding citizens' Second Amendment rights, to provide mental health to help prevent future episodes like this but as well as to address issues such as teenage suicide, and to harden schools," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill does all three. Indeed, it has stronger protection… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rosen Introduce Bill to Extend, Enhance Key Mental Health Training Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) today introduced the bipartisan Expanding Access to Mental Health Training Act to reauthorize and improve the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) Grants program. The program, which would expire this year without Congressional action, provides grant funding to states, localities, Tribes, and other nonprofits to train individuals including teachers, first respon… Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today introduced the Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act, legislation that criminalizes individuals who leak confidential information from the Supreme Court of the United States. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) are cosponsors of the legislation. "The recent leak was an attempt to publicly intimidate justices and undermine the integrity of the Court-all while putting lives at risk," said Dr. Cassidy. "My bill holds leakers accountable and… Continue Reading


Cassidy Leads HELP Hearing on Learning Loss Crisis due to Remote Learning, Highlights Need to Support Children with Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities

(Click here to download and here to watch on YouTube.) WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) led today's Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today on students' learning losses as a result of school closures and remote learning during the pandemic. Cassidy discussed how the state of Connecticut is addressing students with dyslexia who have fallen behind due to remote learning with the Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner Charlene … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $3.8 Million in Hurricane Zeta Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Jefferson Parish a total of $3,815,860.63 in Hurricane Zeta relief. The grant is reimbursement for costs related debris removal in the wake of the storm. "Southeast Louisiana has been hammered by hurricane after hurricane," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is a step towards our communities recovering fully." ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $1.5 Million for Diabetes, Heart Disease Prevention

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will grant the Louisiana Department of Health $1,483,586 for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke prevention. The grant will fund research into disease prevention. "As a doctor, protecting those who are at particularly high risk is a priority," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will allow Louisiana to do the research we need to improve health outcomes of our communities." ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Shaheen Bill to Reduce Prescription Drug Prices Clears Senate HELP Committee

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released statements following their bill to lower the cost of prescription drugs clearing a key committee hurdle this week. The Ensuring Timely Access to Generics Act of 2021 would tackle exorbitant prescription costs by increasing competition from generic drugs through better oversight of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) citizen petition process. Helping families afford life-saving prescriptions is crucial to help those a… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Ask FEMA to Extend Hurricane Katrina Recovery Deadline

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) and Representative Troy Carter (D-LA-02) today requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) extend the August 2023 deadline for the city of New Orleans to use the public assistance it received in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The city received nearly $2 billion in relief from FEMA to repair roads and pipes damaged during the storm. "Families in New Orleans had their lives uprooted by Hurricane Katrina. It changed the c… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $47 Million in Hurricanes Ida and Laura Aid

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $47,374,646.44 as a result of Hurricanes Ida and Laura. The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative Inc., the Town of Iowa, the City of Monroe, Cameron Parish, Livingston Parish, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, and the City of Covington will all benefit from this funding… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Protect Middle Class Savings as Inflation Soars

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), Steve Daines (R-MT), and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced a bill to protect the savings of middle-class families being crushed by historic inflation. The Middle-Class Savings and Investment Act would provide tax relief to lower- and middle-income families and retirees as inflation outpaces the growth of their savings. "American families are having their savings wiped out by inflation, and it's clear the Biden … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Scott, Daines, Young Introduce Educational Choice for Children Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Educational Choice for Children Act. The legislation expands education freedom and opportunity for millions of students by providing 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, amounting to $10 billion on an annual basis. U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R… Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on Nomination of Dana Douglas for Fifth Circuit Judge

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following President Joe Biden's nomination of the Honorable Dana Douglas of Louisiana to fill the Fifth Circuit Judge vacancy. Douglas currently serves as a Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. "Judge Douglas will undergo a thorough and fair review of her qualifications and judicial philosophy," said Dr. Cassidy."It's clear that she is an active member in her legal community and ha… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Wyden, Crapo, Carper Release Youth Mental Health Discussion Draft

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Tom Carper (D-DE) today released a discussion draft for youth mental health care policies as a part of the committee's ongoing work to improve mental health care across the nation, which has included a public call for comments and four hearings to help develop these initiatives. "There has been a massive rise in youth mental health issues in the wake of the pandemic," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill ensures children … Continue Reading

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