Press Releases

02.04.22

Cassidy Announces $119.9 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $119,937,456 for Hurricane Ida and Laura relief. The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury will receive $118,244,712.74 fordebris removal in the wake of Hurricane Laura, and Jefferson Parish will receive $1,692,744.80 for state management costs after Hurricane Ida. "Months, and even over a year later, folks are still recovering from Ida and Laura," said Dr. Cassidy. "Ther… Continue Reading


02.04.22

Cassidy Applauds House Passage of his College Transparency Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following U.S. House of Representatives passage of the College Transparency Act (CTA). Cassidy's bipartisan legislation ensures students and families have clear and understandable information as they compare higher education opportunities. The legislation passed by a vote of 238 to 193 in the House of Representatives. It now will move to the Senate where it is already cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 33 senators. The CTA modernize… Continue Reading


02.03.22

Cassidy, Klobuchar, Colleagues Urge Action to Address Hazing on College Campuses

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today led a group of Senate colleagues in urging the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee to address hazing on college campuses in future legislation regarding mental and behavioral health. "Hazing is a dangerous-and at times deadly-problem on college campuses. Not only can it be physically and emotionally damaging to students in search of a sense of belonging at school, it also undermines the mission of… Continue Reading


02.03.22

Cassidy Announces Opposition to Biden Anti-Energy Federal Reserve Nomination

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced his opposition to President Biden's nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin, an avid anti-U.S. energy activist, to be Vice Chairman for Supervision and a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. "President Biden has nominated someone for the Federal Reserve who has made clear she wishes to use the power of the central bank to effectively destroy the U.S. oil and g… Continue Reading


02.02.22

Cassidy-Sponsored Bill to Provide Health Care for Post-9/11 Toxic-Exposed Veterans Unanimously Passes VA Committee

Today, the United States Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee (SVAC) unanimously passed legislation to offer Post-9/11 combat veterans, including those suffering from conditions caused by toxic exposures, such as burn pits, access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care. U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Jon Tester (D-MT) led the committee in introducing the Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act yesterday. "Veterans should not be denied health care beca… Continue Reading


02.02.22

Cassidy, Scott, Burr Introduce the Kids in Classes Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the Kids in Classes Act. The bill would allow families with children in Title I schools to put unused federal education funds toward in-person education, should their school close due to COVID-19 or a teachers union strikes. "When teachers unions have more say in a child's education than that child's own parent, we have a problem," said Dr. Cassidy. "The science is clear, kids need to be in the classro… Continue Reading


02.02.22

Cassidy, Bennet, Welch, Burgess Introduce Legislation to Extend Technical Support Program for Small, Rural Health Practices

-U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), and U.S. Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced the Small Practice, Underserved, and Rural Support Program Extension Act of 2022 (SURS Extension Act). The SURS Extension Act would reauthorize the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) technical assistance initiative that assists small health care practices in rural and underserved areas with completing the reporting requirements of t… Continue Reading


02.02.22

Cassidy Speaks Out on False Claims Against Israel

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after Amnesty International released a report falsely claiming that Israel is an apartheid state which has implemented "cruel policies of segregation, dispossession and exclusion across all territories under its control." "This report from Amnesty International is the latest in a long line of propaganda attempting to demonize and delegitimize the Nation of Israel and undo the advances of peace in the region. Israel has made a co… Continue Reading


02.01.22

Cassidy, Grassley, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Criminalize Dangerous Drone Activity

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) Bill introduced the Drone Act of 2022. The bipartisan bill seeks to criminalize dangerous drone activity - including by drug and human traffickers who have embraced drone technology to facilitate their operations. Alarmingly, criminals have started attaching weapons to drones, posing significant national security and public safety concerns. "From the southern border to cities across the country, criminals are … Continue Reading


02.01.22

Cassidy, Moran, Tester, Senate VA Committee Introduce Bill to Provide Health Care for Post-9/11 Toxic-Exposed Veterans

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Jon Tester (D-MT), and members of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee introduced the Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act-landmark legislation to offer Post-9/11 combat veterans, including those suffering from conditions caused by toxic exposures, access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care. "Veterans should not be denied health care because of federal bureaucracy. We made a commitment to these men and women," said D… Continue Reading


01.31.22

Cassidy Announces Louisiana Expected to Receive $111.5 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill for Orphan Well Restoration

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) will allocate to Louisiana $47,396,249 in Phase One formula funding and initial grants from Cassidy's bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to plug and restore orphaned oil and gas wells. Louisiana is expected to receive a total of $111,449,520 in funding from the IIJA for orphan wells. Louisiana could also be eligible to receive further funding through the bipartisan infrastructur… Continue Reading


01.31.22

Cassidy, Baldwin Introduce Bipartisan Tracking Pathogens Act to Prepare for Future Pandemics, Identify Emerging Threats

Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the bipartisan Tracking Pathogens Act to enhance the United States' ability to prepare for future pandemics and strengthen our nation's efforts to identify new viral threats through genetic surveillance and genomic sequencing. Through genomic sequencing, the United States has been able to identify, survey, and understand emerging variants of the novel coronavirus, as well as other pathogens. National sequence-based surveillan… Continue Reading


01.28.22

Cassidy Announces $1 Million for Lake Charles Airport

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant the Lake Charles Regional Airport $1,000,000 to construct new terminal departure and arrival area canopies to provide shelter for passengers. This funding is a result of the Bipartisan CARES Act, passed in March of 2020. "A good airport is a city's first impression to potential investors and job creators," said Dr. Cassidy. "This project will benefit the Lake Charles region and help br… Continue Reading


01.27.22

Cassidy Delivers: Senator Releases List of 2021 Legislative Accomplishments

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a list of his top accomplishments in 2021. This past year was full of meaningful legislation and achievements, including passing the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signing two bills to lower prescription drug costs into law, and putting an end to surprise medical billing. "I was elected to work for the people of Louisiana, the state and the United States," said Dr. Cassidy. "These accomplishments reflect my commitment to this res… Continue Reading


01.25.22

Cassidy, Scott, Colleagues Demand Transparency on Afghanistan Withdrawal

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rick Scott (R-FL), and 16 colleagues urged the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to make their hearing on the Afghanistan withdrawal available to the public. Next week's scheduled joint hearing, involving Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, is closed to the public due to the classified nature of the withdrawal. "President Biden's misguided and dangerous decisions in his botched… Continue Reading


01.25.22

Cassidy, Colleagues Urge UNICEF to Protect Cuban Children

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) urged the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to prioritize the protection of at least 45 Cuban children who were unreasonably jailed and prosecuted as a result of the July 2021 protests for democracy. "We believe that the situation in Cuba warrants the full attention and condemnation of the international community," wrote the senators. "Cuban authorities must know that their brazen acts … Continue Reading


01.24.22

Cassidy Op-Ed: The Real Price of “Made in China”

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed in Newsweek spotlighting the consequences of treating China as a good-faith partner in the global economy. Cassidy calls on the United States and our allies to hold China for its detrimental conduct and to oppose its slave-based business model. "The world is learning that when we do business with China, the cost of a good is more than what is on its price tag. The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) flagrant human rights abuses, undermining … Continue Reading


01.24.22

Cassidy, Scott, Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and others introduced a resolution officially marking January 23 through January 29, 2022 as National School Choice Week. "A child's zip code should not prevent them from receiving a quality education," said Dr. Cassidy. "All families should be able to choose the school that best fits their child's needs. School choice empowers parents and gives them a voice." "The pandemic has highlighted the challenges many… Continue Reading


01.22.22

Cassidy Speaks at Louisiana Life March South

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined people from across the state at the Louisiana Life March South to advocate for the unborn. Cassidy thanked attendees for their efforts and reiterated his support for life. "It is cold outside, but there is a warmth here for mamas and their babies," said Dr. Cassidy. "Thank you for changing our culture so life is more valued. There will be a child alive in the future because of you." Cassidy was welcomed by Benjamin Clapper, … Continue Reading


01.21.22

Cassidy, Scott Lead Effort to Protect Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Scott (R-SC) led a group of more than 90 lawmakers condemning the Department Health and Human Services' (HHS) recent reversal of protections for faith-based adoption and foster care agencies. "Faith-based child welfare providers perform vital services for hundreds of thousands of foster children nationwide and are often the best at finding forever homes for children in need," wrote the lawmakers. "Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, you… Continue Reading

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