Press Releases

05.24.21

Cassidy, Warnock, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) announced the introduction of legislation to improve health outcomes for women and infants. The bipartisan Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act would authorize new federal grant programs aimed at reducing maternal mortality to help improve maternal health outcomes for all women. The bill was also cosponsored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tina Smith (D-MN), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH). "Lou… Continue Reading


05.21.21

Cassidy Tours Hurricane Damage at McNeese State University

LAKE CHARLES - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today received a briefing from officials at McNeese State University and toured hurricane damage inflicted by Hurricane Laura. "McNeese State's commitment to students and community is so important to Calcasieu Parish recovering," said Dr. Cassidy. "I thank them for this and will continue to work to aid McNeese and the recovery." Cassidy met with McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel. During the meeting, Dr. Burckel laid … Continue Reading


05.21.21

Cassidy Visits with Elected Officials, Local Leaders in Cameron Parish

LAKE CHARLES - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today visited leaders in Cameron, about the frustrations of rebuilding from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. "Cameron Parish has frontline insight as to how to make recovery go faster and more effectively," said Dr. Cassidy. "For example, getting people back in homes more quickly. Lessons learned in Cameron can benefit Americans affected by future disasters no matter where they live. Americans have helped Cameron, Cameron helps the rest of Amer… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Cassidy, Cramer Introduce POWERS Act to Reverse Biden’s Nord Stream 2 Actions, Expand Sanctions on Russia

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced the Protecting Our Well-being by Expanding Russian Sanctions (POWERS) Act, legislation to build on recently-passed bipartisan sanctions against Russia and reinstate sanctions the Biden administration is waiving on Russian people and entities involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The bill follows last night's announcement the State Department has reversed its previous stance and is lifting sanctions o… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Cassidy Secures Nearly $500,000 Grant for Wellspring Alliance for Families to Prevent Domestic Violence in Northeast Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced a $442,308 grant for the Wellspring Alliance for Families, Inc. of Monroe, Louisiana to support their domestic violence protection program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "The Wellness Alliance for Families is doing great work serving those in Northeast Louisiana. This grant supports their efforts to prevent domestic violence and build a brighter future for our children," said Dr. Cassidy. These funds will be u… Continue Reading


05.19.21

Cassidy, Rubio Introduce Two Bills to Protect America’s Small Businesses from Cybersecurity Threats

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced two bills, the Small Business Cyber Training Act and the SBA Cyber Awareness Act, to protect small businesses from cyber threats. "There are two types of businesses, those that know they've been hacked and those that don't know they've been hacked. Colonial pipeline shows the consequences of being hacked. Small businesses are particularly vulnerable. These bills attempt to ensure that there is a third type of busine… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Cassidy Brings Attention to South Louisiana Floods, Need for Disaster Supplemental on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor on severe flooding in Lake Charles, Baton Rouge and other areas in South Louisiana. "I rise today to bring attention to south Louisiana. Heavy rains hammered our communities, there's a State of Emergency across the area with more rain expected," said Dr. Cassidy. "The number of homes and businesses that flooded in both Lake Charles and Baton Rouge is not known at the moment. We will continue to hear distressing … Continue Reading


05.18.21

Cassidy Statement on Flooding in South Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement following severe flooding in Lake Charles, Baton Rouge and other areas in South Louisiana: "The drastic rainfall of the last 24 hours has been catastrophic in Lake Charles which was hit by two hurricanes less than a year ago, and in Baton Rouge where over 15,000 homes and businesses are out of power. With rain expected for the next few days, please stay alert, listen to local leaders and create a plan to protect yourself and your… Continue Reading


05.17.21

Cassidy Announces $9.8 Million to Rehabilitate Louisiana’s Rural Airports

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced airports in 16 parishes will receive $9,843,973 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for taxiway construction, pavement rehabilitation, hangar construction, and more. Airports in Shreveport, Morehouse, Concordia, Acadia, Avoyelles, Jefferson Davis, Jackson, Sabine, Natchitoches, Calcasieu, Webster, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Caddo, and De Soto Parishes will benefit directly from these grants. "Louisiana's inf… Continue Reading


05.17.21

Cassidy Pens Op-Ed on College Transparency Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed in The Hill outlining the need for Congress to take action on the bipartisan College Transparency Act (CTA). "With the cost of college continuing to rise and climbing student debt, we owe it to our nation's students and their families to provide this increased transparency. Understanding student outcomes empowers individuals to make educated choices about their future," Dr. Cassidy wrote. "Just a few weeks ago, millions of students commi… Continue Reading


05.17.21

Cassidy Statement on Passing of Governor Buddy Roemer

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on the passing of former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer: "Buddy's election as governor signaled a turning point in Louisiana's history. He loved Louisiana, contributing to it through the public and private sector. He leaves a great legacy. My condolences to his family." ###… Continue Reading


05.17.21

Cassidy, Marshall, Colleagues Introduce the Save Local Business Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) introduced the Save Local Business Act, which clarifies the joint employer standard. Since 2015, the definition of a "joint employer" has been dramatically expanded, resulting in confusing regulations and an unpredictable liability standard for small and local businesses across the country. As a result, employers have seen increases in operational and legal costs, less compliance assistance, and fewer opportunities to create… Continue Reading


05.14.21

Cassidy-Supported Resolution Commemorating National Police Week Passes Senate Unanimously

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution led by Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) commemorating National Police Week 2021. The resolution honors the selfless dedication and sacrifice made by law enforcement officers across the country to protect and serve American communities. "It's an honor to recognize National Police Week to remember and support public servants who dedicate their lives to keeping our communities safe. We shoul… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues File Amicus Brief to Protect Babies With Down Syndrome

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representative Ashley Hinson (IA-01) filed an amicus brief in Little Rock Planning Services v. Rutledge urging the court to uphold Arkansas's law to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome. "All life is sacred and precious. Arkansas' law rightfully protects the lives of unborn children who have Down syndrome. This brief lends our support as the Supreme Court considers this case," said Dr. Cassidy. "Our society has … Continue Reading


05.13.21

Following Calls from Cassidy, CDC Updates Mask Guidance

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today released a statement following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement of new COVID-19 mask guidance. The guidance states fully vaccinated individuals "can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic" and should not have to wear a mask or socially distance in most indoor and outdoor environments. "Americans knew before the CDC that if you were vaccinated, you shouldn't have to wear a mask. When CDC takes too long t… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy, Scott Introduce Resolution Celebrating National Charter Schools Week

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Scott (R-SC), leading advocates for school choice, introduced a resolution celebrating National Charter Schools Week and commending charter schools for their contributions to education. "A good education is life changing. When parents and families have the option to send their child to a charter school, they have the power to choose the best education for their child's needs. This resolution recognizes the work of charter schools to build brighter… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy, Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Back the Blue Act

During National Police Week, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the Back the Blue Act, which would increase the penalties for criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers and provide new tools for officers to protect themselves. "Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every to keep our communities safe. They face violent criminals and are at time targeted themselves like the tragic shooting of six officers in Baton Rouge in 201… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Urge POTUS to Stand with Israel, Reject Sanctions Relief for Iran

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), along with 42 Republican colleagues, called on President Joe Biden to stand with our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel. As Israel is under attack from Iranian-backed terrorists, the Biden administration is negotiating and potentially offering sanctions relief to Iran, the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. The senators called on President Biden to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions r… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy Announces $4.4 Million in Support of Centers of Excellence at Xavier University and Southern University

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding a $2,753,487 grant to Xavier University of Louisiana's Center for Excellence and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is awarding Southern University a $1,680,000 grant to establish the Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life to address diet related health disparities in African Americans. "The grant for … Continue Reading


05.11.21

Cassidy Honors Fallen Louisiana Law Enforcement Heroes on Senate Floor

In honor of National Police Week, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech honoring the 15 members of Louisiana law enforcement that lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020. "Today, I specifically recognize Louisiana law enforcement officers who lost their lives in 2020 performing their duty. We should all thank god for law enforcement officers and their willingness to put their lives between us and danger knowing that they may have to sacrifice their lives as 15 did… Continue Reading

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