Press Releases

02.17.22

Cassidy, Rubio, Rounds Introduce Bill to Expedite Natural Gas Exports to U.S. Partners

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) today introduced the Expediting Natural Gas Exports to Allies Act to expedite approval for natural gas exports to supply allies and U.S international partners in response to tensions with Russia and China. Under the Natural Gas Act, approval for natural gas exports can take up to several years. The bill would expedite approval for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) nations who are being affected by the current energy cri… Continue Reading


02.16.22

Cassidy, Marshall, Colleagues Urge Biden to Withdraw Anti-Energy Fed Nominee

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) led 8 colleagues today urging President Biden to withdraw the nomination of Sarah Raskin to be Vice Chair of Supervision and a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Raskin has previously advocated for the Federal Reserve to use its monetary policy making power to punish banks that do business with U.S. oil and natural gas companies and drive capital away from the industry that employs hundreds of th… Continue Reading


02.16.22

Cassidy Places Holds on EPA Nominees over Delays in Permitting of Louisiana Carbon Capture

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke today with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan regarding the State of Louisiana's application to obtain the ability to permit, site and monitor carbon sequestration wells. The conversation followed Sen. Cassidy's decision to block all EPA nominees from moving forward in the U.S. Senate due to unnecessary delays in EPA's handling of Louisiana's application. "Louisiana is the ideal location to store carbon underground and… Continue Reading


02.16.22

Cassidy, Risch, Menendez Introduce Legislation to Mitigate Risks of El Salvador’s Adoption of Bitcoin

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced the Accountability for Cryptocurrency in El Salvador (ACES) Act to require the State Department to write a report on El Salvador's recognition of Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency, as an accepted currency within the country. The State Department report would study the dangers of this law regarding cybersecurity, economic stability, and democratic governance in El Salvador, as well as the potential risks t… Continue Reading


02.16.22

DOE Misses Deadline—Cassidy, Risch, Colleagues Demand Answers on Shutdown of Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jim Risch (R-ID) led 9 colleagues today demanding the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) release a report detailing the total job loss as a result of the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This report was mandated by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to study the economic effects of President Biden's Executive Order that shut down construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. By law, the report was due to Congress 90 days aft… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Cassidy Meets with NBA Star Enes Kanter Freedom, Human Rights Advocate Who Has Criticized China for Uyghur Genocide

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today met with NBA player and outspoken China-critic Enes Kanter Freedom to discuss the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) genocide against ethnic minority population, the Uyghurs, and the Beijing Winter Olympics. "Enes is an important voice highlighting genocide," said Dr. Cassidy. "Some athletes and some NBA owners willfully ignore the CCP's human rights abuses while courting China for higher league profits. We need to amplify those who risk their liveliho… Continue Reading


02.15.22

VIDEO: Experts Commend Cassidy’s College Transparency Act at Senate HELP Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke on the importance of passing the College Transparency Act (CTA) at a Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Hearing on "Supporting Quality Workforce Development Opportunities and Innovation to Address Barriers to Employment". Cassidy's bill ensures students and families have clear and absorbable information as they consider higher education opportunities. The College Transparency Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, F… Continue Reading


02.15.22

FEMA Confirms its internal study shows R.R. 2.0 will drive out up to 20% of policy holders

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement following FEMA publicly acknowledging an internal study finding that the implementation of Risk Rating 2.0 to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) could cause 20% of policyholders to drop out of the program due to skyrocketing premiums. This was in response to a bipartisan, Cassidy led letter to FEMA in September, demanding a delay in Risk Rating 2.0, which will harm homeowners. Despite repeated requests beginning in Oct… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Cassidy, Manchin, Colleagues Urge for Efficient Use of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Broadband Funds

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 18 colleagues today urging the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to implement broadband funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in a timely manner according to Congressional intent. Of the $65 billion allocated in Cassidy's infrastructure bill for broadband expansion, $48 billion will be implemented by the NTIA, using coverage maps from the Federal Communications C… Continue Reading


02.14.22

Cassidy Announces $4.2 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Louisiana Seafood Industry

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will grant the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority $4,229,669 to assist Louisiana seafood processing facilities as a part of the Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program (SPRS), which provides COVID-19 relief funding for seafood processors and processing facilities. "Louisiana is the second largest seafood producer in the country," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding hel… Continue Reading


02.12.22

Cassidy Speaks at Denham Springs Elementary School Grand Reopening

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke at the grand reopening and ribbon-cutting of Denham Springs Elementary School, which was rebuilt following the Great Flood of 2016. Cassidy secured more than $1.8 billion in flood relief via continuing resolutions to help Louisiana recover from the Great Flood of 2016, and from floods in North Louisiana that same year. Two years later, Cassidy included a measure in the Disaster Recovery and Reform Act that waived the portion of t… Continue Reading


02.11.22

Cassidy, Murkowski Introduce Bill to Improve Mental Health in Coast Guard

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced the Guarding Mental Health Act, which would mandate the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to establish behavioral health standards that allows members to seek treatment for mental health without automatically being processed for discharged. This would align the Coast Guard with the rest of Department of Defense (DoD) standards regarding mental health treatment. "Addressing potential mental health issu… Continue Reading


02.10.22

VIDEO: Cassidy Introduces, Questions Xavier President Reynold Verret at Senate HELP Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), introduced Dr. Reynold Verret, President of Xavier University, at today's Senate HELP Subcommittee Hearing on "Recruiting, Revitalizing & Diversifying: Examining the Health Care Workforce Shortage". Dr. Verret has been called as a witness to discuss the lack of diversity in the medical and health sciences workforce. Before Xavier University, Dr. Verret served in various leadership roles at high-level academic institutions across the country, and is an … Continue Reading


02.10.22

Cassidy, Carper, Graves, Blunt Rochester Introduce Legislation to Combat Coastal Erosion

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tom Carper (D-DE) and U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA-06) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-At Large) today introduced the Shoreline Health Oversight, Restoration, Resilience, and Enhancement Act (SHORRE) Act. The SHORRE Act would restore America's coastlines and riverbanks and make communities across our country more resilient to coastal erosion and severe flooding. "We've got to protect and restore our coastlines," said Dr. Cassidy. "This leg… Continue Reading


02.09.22

Cassidy, Ossoff, Trahan Introduce Bill to Protect Americans’ Online Privacy and Data

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA-3) today introduced the Data Elimination and Limiting Extensive Tracking and Exchange (DELETE) Act to protect Americans' private online data. The DELETE Act would create a system for individuals to request all data brokers, companies that collect personal data for commercial use, delete any personal data the broker may have collected and to not collect it in the future. "People expect privacy and … Continue Reading


02.09.22

Cassidy, Kennedy, Duckworth Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Relocate Chimps to Louisiana

Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the bipartisan Chimp Sanctuary Act to relocate chimpanzees being held at any U.S. military installation to the Chimp Haven facility in Louisiana. Located in Keithville, Louisiana, Chimp Haven offers chimpanzees a safe place where they can receive quality medical and behavioral care. Currently, there are 34 chimpanzees being held at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, even though they are no longer n… Continue Reading


02.09.22

Cassidy, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Begin Modernization of Health Privacy Laws

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced the Health Data Use and Privacy Commission Act to begin the process of modernizing our outdated health privacy laws and regulations. The presence of technology companies is increasing in health care, and health information is expanding beyond the reach of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA is an over 25-year-old law that protects all interactions between patients and their doctor… Continue Reading


02.08.22

Cassidy Meets with Xavier President, Discusses Bomb Threats Against HBCUs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement following his meeting with Xavier President Reynold Verret. "Good meeting with President Verret. We spoke about many things including his vision for the future of Xavier, like how do we have more Xavier students involved in health sciences," said Dr. Cassidy. "We also discussed the recent bomb threats which his school and other HBCUs received. He assured me that the FBI is perusing this, and he assured me that all faculty, staff … Continue Reading


02.08.22

Cassidy, Cruz, Colleagues Demand Transparency on Potential U.S.-Iran Treaty

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and 31 colleagues today demanded President Biden submit any negotiated treaty between the United States and Iran to the Senate for approval and follow all rules and procedures in accordance with the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (INARA). "[W]e are committed to using the full range of options and leverage available to United States Senators to ensure that you meet those obligations, and that the implementation of any agreement… Continue Reading


02.08.22

Cassidy: Within a Year We Went from American Energy Independence to Groveling before OPEC

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today had stern words with Laura Daniel Davis, the Biden administration's nominee to be the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) about the administration's backwards energy policies that are undermining not only American energy independence, but efforts to reduce global emissions. During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, the nominee also refused to say whether DOI takes int… Continue Reading

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