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Cassidy Introduces Bill to Make Border Security a Priority, Match Ukraine Funding with Border Security Funding

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today introduced the Make Border Security a Priority Act to finally secure the border and make it a top priority again. The bill would match every dollar sent to help Ukraine defend itself with an equal amount to fund border security. "Securing our own homeland should always be a top priority," said Dr. Cassidy. "We can secure the border and take steps to stop Putin at the same time." The Make Border Security a Priority Act would fund the construction o… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Baldwin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Access to Treatments for Rare Disease Patients

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Retaining Access and Restoring Exclusivity (RARE) Act, which responds to a 2021 court decision and helps preserve access to treatments for rare disease patients, especially children. "Vague laws can be exploited, resulting in fewer patients getting the treatments they need to survive. This bill clarifies the law to ensure incentives to innovate continue to produce lifesaving cures for our r… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Statement Calling for Action on Baby Formula Shortage

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement calling for action from the Biden administration to address the nationwide baby formula shortage. "This is another example of government regulation and logistical incompetence, now leading to formula shortages for American families," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Biden administration needs to cut the red tape and prioritize areas with shortages. This is telling the Biden administration the obvious, but it appears they need to be told th… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $92.3 Million in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $92,315,645.27 in relief for Hurricanes Katrina, Laura, Delta and Ida. "This is big for families in Louisiana who have had a long road to recovery," said Dr. Cassidy. "Louisiana is still rebuilding, but one thing is certain-we will fully rebuild." Communities all across Louisiana will benefit from these grants, including: the City of New Orleans, the Orleans … Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on Biden Administration Cancelling Oil and Gas Lease Sales in Gulf of Mexico, Alaska

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released a statement following news that the Biden administration's Department of Interior will cancel oil and lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and the Cook Inlet. "President Biden's administration is actively making high gas prices worse," said Dr. Cassidy. "When we need to unleash American energy production, the Biden administration kills opportunities at every turn. The administration's act… Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on Record Number of Drug Overdose Deaths in 2021

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 107,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2021. "We have a drug crisis in this country. Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, and brothers gone too soon because of drug overdoses," said Dr. Cassidy. "We must be relentless in our response to fight the drug epidemic and prevent further loss." This week, Sens. Cassidy and Chris Murphy (D-CT) i… Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes Against Abortion-on-Demand Bill to Allow Abortion Up to Birth

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted against Democrats' radical Abortion on Demand Until Birth bill that would have extended abortion access far beyond Roe v. Wade ever did. The bill would gut state laws to protect unborn children and the health and safety of their mothers by establishing a sweeping federal mandate to legalize late-term abortion. "Democrats are endorsing an extreme viewpoint by putting this particular legislation up for a vote," said Dr. Cassidy. "I voted agains… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Celebrate National Nurses Week

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined colleagues from the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to introduce a bipartisan, bicameral resolution recognizing National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2022. "I worked with nurses at the bedside of patients and public health settings for 25 years," said Dr. Cassidy. "I know the firsthand impact of a capable caring nurse. They deserve a national nurses week resolution but it should be every week of the year." In addition to Cassidy, the resolutio… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Bill to Improve, Reauthorize Historic Mental Health Reform Act Before Expiration

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, today introduced legislation to reauthorize the historic federal mental health and substance use disorder programs that were signed into law in 2016 as part of their Mental Health Reform Act before they are set to expire in September. The Mental Health Reform Reauthorization Act of 2022 also addresses COVID-19's devastating impact on the national mental hea… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks to Xavier University College of Pharmacy Graduates

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in Xavier University's 95thcommencement ceremony at their convocation center. Cassidy spoke to graduates from their College of Pharmacy and was joined by University President C. Reynold Verret, Provost Anne McCall and College of Pharmacy Dean Kathleen Kennedy. "In your career, you will not know if someone is rich or poor, but they will need your professional skills to restore them to good health," said Dr. Cassidy. "We … Continue Reading


Cassidy Discusses Energy Operation Warp Speed, Climate Policy at Council of Foreign Relations Forum

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources and Senate Finance Committees, joined the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the energy security crisis, addressing climate, trade policy, and other matters related to U.S. national security. Watch Cassidy's conversation with Wall Street Journal reporter Vivian Salama and members of the Council on Foreign Relations here. On Energy Operation Warp Speed… "So we've called for what we call a… Continue Reading


Cassidy Blasts High Gas Prices, Biden Icing Out Domestic Energy Producers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today blasted President Biden's Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, for spearheading the administration's assault on domestic energy production during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the president's Department of Energy budget request for fiscal year 2023. Cassidy expressed concerned over domestic energy producers being iced out of the financial system and losing access to capital because of the administration's push to kill all … Continue Reading


Cassidy Leads Colleagues to Introduce Resolution Calling on Congress to Combat Illicit Trade, Money Laundering Crimes

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) led a group of seven bipartisan colleagues to introduce a resolution urging Congress to combat international criminal organizations, illicit trade, and the use of trade-based money laundering (TBML), which pose a significant threat to U.S. national security. Cassidy is joined by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). "Trade-based mo… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Statement After Antifa Rioters Target Republicans in Portland

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement after violence erupted in Portland this weekend when Antifa rioters allegedly hurled "smoke grenades, paint-filled balloons and fireworks," at Republican gubernatorial candidate and supporters during an event, reportedly injuring two people. "The Antifa criminals in Portland had the clear goal of violence. They attempted to thwart the democratic process by suppressing free speech and our First Amendment right to peacefully assemble," s… Continue Reading


Cassidy, King Introduce Resolution Marking Voter Registration Day for High School Seniors

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Angus King (I-ME) today introduced a resolution designating May 3rd, 2022 as National High School Seniors Voter Registration Day. The resolution encourages school districts across the country to help register high school seniors, of voting age, to vote. "Graduation from high school is the advent of adulthood, and with this comes the responsibility to contribute to our community," said Dr. Cassidy. "This resolution encourages young Americans to engage … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $112 Million in GOMESA Coastal Restoration Funding

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) will allocate Louisiana a total of $111,822,094.65 in Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funding. GOMESA requires Louisiana, along with Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas, to use the dollars for coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects as well as for projects important for conservation of fish, wildlife, or other natural resources. "Our state and coastal communities understand the imp… Continue Reading


Cassidy Applauds House of Representatives Introduction of 21st Century Dyslexia Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), author of the 21st Century Dyslexia Act, applauded Representatives Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04), Larry Bucschon (R-IN-08), Steven Palazzo (R-MS-04), Julia Brownley (D-CA-26), and Jim McGovern (D-MA-02) for introducing the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cassidy's legislation aims to bring our modern, scientific understanding of dyslexia to federal statute and prevent the harm inflicted on young students when their dyslexia goes unidentified. "Eve… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Thune, Burr, Braun, Marshall Introduce the Stop Reckless Student Loan Actions Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Thune (R-SD), Richard Burr (R-NC), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Roger Marshall (R-KS) today introduced the Stop Reckless Student Loan Actions Act, legislation that would end President Biden's untargeted, budget-busting suspension of repayments on qualifying federal student loans, following 24 months of non-payment and six executive actions extending the payment pause. The bill would still allow the president to temporarily suspend repayment for low- and mi… Continue Reading


Cassidy Honors the Life of Johnnie Jones on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) delivered a speech on the Senate floor recognizing the life and legacy of Mr. Johnnie Jones, a World War II veteran and civil rights leader who passed away over the weekend at the age of 102. Last year, Cassidy presented a Purple Heart to Mr. Jones for his service during the D-Day invasion and his injuries sustained during the battle. "Louisiana, and the entire country, should both mourn the loss and celebrate the life of an American hero and dedicated c… Continue Reading


Cassidy Meets Small Business Owners at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

METAIRIE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in a panel discussion on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and related matters, which was sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. He heard from small business owners about their needs and concerns. The IIJA, which was signed into law last November, will provide millions of dollars to build roads and bridges, strengthen flood protection systems, expand broadband deployment, and boost Louisiana's… Continue Reading

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