Press Releases

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


05.11.21

Cassidy to Fauci and Walensky: Americans Are Losing Patience, CDC Needs to Update COVID Recommendations in Real-Time

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a physician with experience running immunization efforts in Louisiana, highlighted the American people's frustration with the COVID-19 response from public health officials during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing entitled "An Update from Federal Officials on Efforts to Combat COVID-19." He questioned Drs. Anthony Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, and Peter Marks from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious D… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Cassidy, Markey Propose Bipartisan Bill to Update Children Online Privacy Rules

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) today introduced the Children and Teens Online Privacy Protection Act, legislation to update online data privacy rules for the 21st century and ensure both children and teenagers are protected online. The legislation updates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by prohibiting internet companies from collecting personal information from anyone 13- to 15-years old without the user's consent; creating an online "Eraser… Continue Reading


05.10.21

Cassidy, Cornyn, Senate GOP Introduce Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) along with 29 of their Senate GOP colleagues introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This legislation will allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state with concealed carry laws, while still abiding by that state's laws. "Our right to keep and bear arms is protected in the Constitution. The ability to protect yourself and your family should n… Continue Reading


05.06.21

Cassidy Releases Video Statement on President Biden’s Visit to Louisiana

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a video statement following President Biden's visit to Louisiana. Cassidy spoke with the president regarding infrastructure and the need for disaster assistance following the record breaking 2020 hurricane season and winter storms. Cassidy's full video statement is available here, and the transcript is below. "On the Bonnet Carré Spillway going back to Baton Rouge from Kenner-just met with President Biden. We talked ab… Continue Reading


05.05.21

Cassidy Tours Southeastern Louisiana University Head Start and Early Head Start Center

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today toured the Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) Head Start and Early Head Start Center in Hammond. Cassidy assisted the Regina Coeli Child Development Center in securing critical grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services so they could purchase new and replace 12 old modular buildings, as well as continue providing Head Start services in Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes. "… Continue Reading

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