Press Releases

01.13.22

Cassidy, Lujan, Trahan Introduce Bill to Inform Consumers, Increase Online Transparency

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and U.S. Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) today introduced the Terms-of-service Labeling, Design and Readability (TLDR) Act to require commercial websites and mobile apps to create a simple and readable summary of their terms-of-service agreements. The TLDR Act would increase online transparency and ensure consumers are informed about how their personal data is collected and used. Small businesses are exempt from the law… Continue Reading


01.10.22

Cassidy Announces $1.1 Million for Children’s Hospital Training Program

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will grant the Children's Hospital of New Orleans $1,111,053 for the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program. The funding will support the training of resident physicians and dentists. "Investing in Louisiana's future doctors and dentists ensures our children have access to quality health care," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding makes our families healthier." ###… Continue Reading


01.06.22

Cassidy Announces $67 Million in COVID-19, Hurricane Relief

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 $66,741,745.13 for COVID-19 relief and Hurricanes Ida and Laura relief. The Louisiana Housing Finance Agency will receive $27,725,684.13 for pandemic relief, Jefferson Parish will receive $33,697,276.75 in reimbursement for Hurricane Ida relief, and St. Charles Parish will receive $5,318,784.25 in reimbursement for Hurricane Laura relief. "Louisiana… Continue Reading


01.05.22

Louisiana Chambers, Trade Associations Praise Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

In November, the U.S. House of Representatives passed and the president signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. This follows the U.S. Senate passing the legislation in August. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) led efforts to draft and pass this historic investment in Louisiana's roads, airports, ports, rural broadband and flood mitigation projects. He also ensured the legislation boosts Louisiana's energy industry by supporting hydrogen hubs and carbon seque… Continue Reading


01.04.22

Cassidy, Marshall Place Friendly Wager on LSU-Kansas State Bowl Game

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) placed a friendly wager ahead of tonight's Texas Bowl matchup between the Louisiana State University Tigers and Kansas State University Wildcats. You can watch a video of the wager by clicking here. You can download the video file here. When the Tigers win, Senator Cassidy will receive Kansas steaks from Senator Marshall. Should the Wildcats beat the Tigers, Cassidy offered Marshall the choice of seafood gumbo, andouille s… Continue Reading


01.03.22

Cassidy, Smith Bipartisan Amendment to Address Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access Signed Into Law

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that their bipartisan amendment to improve global vaccine access was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week. The bipartisan amendment will analyze the United States government's capabilities to retrieve soon to expire COVID-19 vaccine doses and send them to countries abroad. These efforts will help to address supply chain barriers to efficient global vaccine distribution and prov… Continue Reading


01.01.22

Cassidy, Hassan Legislation Ending Surprise Medical Bills Goes into Effect Today

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced their legislation to end surprise medical bills has gone into effect. Cassidy and Hassan successfully passed the No Surprises Act into law as part of the December 2020 government funding bill, which required that the Department of Health and Human Services implement the bill starting January 1, 2022. "This is a milestone in our effort to lower health care costs. Too often patients have been blindsided by surprise m… Continue Reading


12.31.21

Cassidy Joins Senate and House GOP Colleagues Against Biden Vaccine Mandate in Upcoming Supreme Court Case

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined 46 of his Senate Republican colleagues and 132 other Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives in filing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in opposition to the Biden administration's vaccine mandate on private businesses. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requires employers with over 100 employees to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing. The members wr… Continue Reading


12.28.21

Cassidy, Marshall, 24 Colleagues Urge Administration to Implement Surprise Medical Billing Law According to Congressional Intent

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) led a group of 24 Senate Republicans in urging the Biden administration to revise the recently released interim final rule (IFR) for the No Surprises Act, legislation that ends the practice of surprise medical billing by taking patients out of the middle and establishing a comprehensive independent dispute resolution process. The text of the legislation requires that all factors listed in the text be given equal weight to ensure a… Continue Reading


12.22.21

Cassidy Announces $3.8 Million in Hurricane Laura Relief for Alexandria

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the City of Alexandria $3,829,118.36 for debris removal in the wake of Hurricane Laura. The funding is reimbursement for the cost to remove over 225,000 cubic yards of debris, 2,552 hanging limbs, 98 hazardous trees, and one tree stump. "Alexandria is still recovering from Laura and has gone with little Federal help for over a year," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help our reco… Continue Reading


12.21.21

Cassidy Announces $3 Million for Hurricane Laura Roadway Repairs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development $2,951,046 for repairs to roadways damaged by Hurricane Laura and Super Storm Marco last year. The funding will go towards stabilizing and repairing roadway embankments, rebuilding damaged roadways and bridges, and repairing destroyed road signs. Repairs will be made to roadways in five parishes: including Allen, Beauregard, Calc… Continue Reading


12.20.21

Cassidy Announces $2 Million for Iberia, Vermillion Parish Port Improvements

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant the Twin Parish Port District near Delcambre, Louisiana $2,000,000 for port improvements. The MARAD Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grant will fund a dock restoration project and the construction of an industrial fabrication facility at the port. "Investing in our ports improves supply chains and connects Louisiana with the globe," said Dr. Cassidy. "This type of investm… Continue Reading


12.20.21

Cassidy Receives Council of Americas Award for Leadership in Latin America

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after receiving the Council of Americas (COA) Chairman's Award for Leadership in the Americas. The Chairman's award is presented to democratically elected officials who have shown an outstanding commitment to the Western Hemisphere. The award was presented at COA's annual Washington Conference of the Americas. "Market-driven, international trading is the most powerful tool for elevating people out of poverty and balancing … Continue Reading


12.20.21

Cassidy Announces $2.7 Million for Family Health Services

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will grant the Louisiana Department of Health $2,679,939 for maternal and child health services. "Investing in the health of our children and mothers is crucial to improving the lives of people in Louisiana," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will give us the resources to make Louisiana families healthier." ###… Continue Reading


12.17.21

Cassidy Announces Louisiana’s Superfund Sites Will Receive Funding Through Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Eliminating Longstanding Cleanup Backlog

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana Superfund sites, American Creosote Works, Inc. in Winnfield and Marion Pressure Treating in Marion, will receive funding to begin remediation work through the passage of Cassidy's bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IJJA). Previously, these two sites had been stalled for over four years due to a lack of funding. All of Louisiana's 13 Superfund sites will now be receiving financing for environmental remediation and reclamat… Continue Reading


12.17.21

Cassidy Speaks Out Against Biden Administration Approving Mail-Order Abortions

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to overturn a Trump era ruling that banned the distribution of chemical abortion pills by mail, requiring them to be obtained in-person from specially certified health providers. "Without any medical supervision, these chemical abortions potentially pose severe risk, obviously for the unborn child, but also for the mother," said Dr. Cassidy. "It is difficult to demo… Continue Reading


12.17.21

Cassidy Announces $8.5 Million for Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District $7,428,192.48 and the City of Winnfield $1,115,021.66 for Hurricane Laura relief. The Lake Charles Harbor will use the funding to repair two collapsed ship loaders and Winnfield will make permanent repairs to the city's electric grid. "Countless people in Louisiana impacted by Laura are still recovering," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding… Continue Reading


12.16.21

Cassidy, Rubio, Merkley Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Passes Senate, Will Become Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement on passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. Cassidy is a cosponsor of the bill and worked to secure U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passage. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act prohibits goods made with forced labor in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China or by entities using Uyghur forced labor from entering the United States market. The bill now heads to the president's desk to be signed into law. "T… Continue Reading


12.16.21

Cassidy, Moran, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Increase VA Health Record Transparency

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act of 2021 to increase transparency surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program. The bipartisan bill holds the VA accountable and increases transparency by requiring the VA Secretary to submit periodic reports to Congress regarding the costs, performance metrics and outcomes for EHRM. "A modern healthcare system r… Continue Reading


12.15.21

Cassidy Announces $5.4 Million in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $5,390,297.15 to the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government in relief for Hurricanes Gustav, Isaac, and Delta. "These reimbursements are a reminder that recovery from hurricanes is a long journey. Louisianans should not have to wait years to get back on their feet," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is welcome aid, b… Continue Reading

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