Press Releases

10.04.18

Cassidy, Colleagues Urge President Trump to Reject Year-Around E15

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today joined a bipartisan group of 20 senators in urging President Trump to reject the year-round sale of 15 percent ethanol by volume (E15). "In recent months, media outlets reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering regulatory action to expand the sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol by volume (E15) year-round by waiving certain Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements related to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP)," the senators write. "H… Continue Reading


10.04.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Brett Kavanaugh Will Be a Great Supreme Court Justice

I just came from reviewing the background information compiled by the FBI. There is still no corroboration of the allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh.Brett Kavanaugh has been a great judge and he will be a great Supreme Court justice. I look forward to voting for him. pic.twitter.com/PuuwWntWu1 - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 4, 2018 WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement after reviewing the FBI's seventh bac… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Cassidy, Kennedy Applaud Nomination of Louisianan to Head U.S. Marshal Service

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today applauded President Trump's nomination of Donald Washington to serve as director of the U.S. Marshal Service. "Don is a great choice to head the U.S. Marshal Service, and I applaud President Trump for nominating him," said Dr. Cassidy. "Don served Louisiana well as U.S. attorney, and I'm honored to have known him for many years. I wholeheartedly support his nomination and look forward to seeing him confirmed." "President Tr… Continue Reading


10.03.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Duplication of Benefits Fix to be Signed into Law

Download broadcast-quality video WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement after the Senate passed legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which includes several provisions sought by Cassidy as part of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act, including a fix for the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan duplication of benefits issue hurting Louisiana residents affected by flooding in 2016. The legislation is now on its way… Continue Reading


10.02.18

Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Dyslexia Awareness Month

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a resolution recognizing October as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. "As the parents of a dyslexic child, my wife and I undertook a journey to better understand dyslexia to help our daughter succeed," said Dr. Cassidy. "We learned it's far more common than most realize, and that schools are ill-equipped to identify it early. By raising awareness of dyslexia and how to best identify and address it, I hope we can help c… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Cassidy: New Trade Deal with Canada and Mexico is a Major Victory for Louisiana Workers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement applauding the Trump administration's success in securing a new trilateral trade deal with Canada and Mexico. "I applaud the president for standing up for American workers," said Dr. Cassidy. "Louisiana is home to five of the top 15 U.S. ports by tonnage, making Louisiana essential in exporting American goods around the world. Securing this deal is a major victory for Louisiana's… Continue Reading


09.29.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Senate Democrats Don’t Want the Truth on Kavanaugh, They Want Delay

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), appeared on Fox News this morning to discuss his call for the FBI's seventh background check into Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh to include an investigation into "potential coordination between the Democrat operatives and lawyers that assisted in bringing" forth the allegations against him. Dr. Cassidy called for Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) to be asked under oath whether she or her staff violated Dr. Ford's confidentiality by leaking her l… Continue Reading


09.26.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: I'll Believe Judge Kavanaugh Over Michael Avenatti Any Day

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), joined Fox News this afternoon to discuss Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. A full transcript of Dr. Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. HOST: Senator Cassidy, I can only imagine what the talk is like on Capitol Hill as a third accuser has come forth. But I don't want to imagine it, I want to hear for you. CASSIDY: If you will, the source is being considered, not the accuser per se but [Michael] Avenatti. Avenatti, who, you k… Continue Reading


09.26.18

Cassidy-Cosponsored Bills to Help Patients Save Money on Prescriptions Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate health committee, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills (S. 2554 and S. 2553) he helped introduce to remove barriers that prevent patients from paying the lowest possible price for prescription drugs. These bills would prohibit health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers from using "pharmacy gag clauses"-an egregious practice used to hide prices from patients at the pharmacy… Continue Reading


09.22.18

Cassidy Announces Progress on Duplication of Benefits Fix

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after the release of an updated version of legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that includes several provisions sought by Cassidy as part of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act, including a fix for the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan duplication of benefits issue hurting Louisiana residents affected by flooding in 2016. The House and Senate are both expected to vote on the legislation… Continue Reading


09.19.18

Cassidy, Smith Introduce Legislation to Lower Wasteful Health Care Spending

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation to develop innovative ways to reduce unnecessary administrative costs in the U.S. health care system. The bill directs the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take steps toward reducing unnecessary administrative costs across the health care system by at least 50 percent. It also provides support for states to tackle this challenge at the local level. It's estimated that administrative costs acc… Continue Reading


09.19.18

Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Suicide Prevention Month

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a resolution recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 10 and 34. "Every life has meaning, value and potential, and suicide deprives the world of seeing that value," said Dr. Cassidy. "Senator Murphy and I are working together to ensure those struggling with mental i… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Cassidy, Bipartisan Colleagues Release Draft Legislation to End Surprise Medical Bills

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tom Carper (D-DE), Todd Young (R-IN), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), members of the bipartisan Senate health care price transparency working group, today released draft legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. The draft bill is intended to jumpstart discussions in Congress about how to best stop the use of balanced billing to charge patients for emergency treatment or treatment provided by an… Continue Reading


09.17.18

Senate Passes Second Cassidy-Cosponsored Bill to Help Patients Save Money on Prescriptions

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after the Senate passed by a vote of 98 - 2 the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act (S. 2554), bipartisan legislation he helped introduce to increase health care price transparency by removing barriers that prevent patients from paying the lowest possible price for prescription drugs. The bill prohibits health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from using "pharmacy gag clauses" to hide prices from patients at t… Continue Reading


09.17.18

Cassidy, Kennedy, Higgins Introduce Legislation to Rename Lake Charles VA Clinic After Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas Fournet

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA) introduced legislation to rename the Lake Charles Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) after Kinder, Louisiana, native Douglas Fournet, a U.S. Army first lieutenant who gave his life in the Vietnam War and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1970. He is the only individual from Southwest Louisiana to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The legislation would rename the Lake Charles … Continue Reading


09.17.18

Senate Set to Pass Cassidy Legislation Targeting Opioid Crisis

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement today as the Senate prepares to pass the Opioid Crisis Response Act (H.R. 6), bipartisan legislation that includes several provisions authored by Cassidy to combat the opioid epidemic. "The opioid epidemic hits every level of our society and to combat it we need a strong, sustained, 'do-everything' response," said Dr. Cassidy. "My provisions in this legislation were informed by my conversations with Louisiana law enforceme… Continue Reading


09.13.18

Cassidy: DC Swamp Killing Drug Price Transparency Measure Means Patients Lose Again

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate health committee, released the following statement after a bipartisan measure requiring the inclusion of prices in TV commercials for pharmaceuticals-a measure already passed by the Senate-was stripped from the final version of the bill being negotiated between the House and the Senate. "Let patients know the prices. Give patients the power. Patients deserve to know the price of medications advertised on TV," said Dr. Cassidy. "The … Continue Reading


09.12.18

Cassidy Announces $7 Million Grant to Upgrade Shreveport Airport

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today announced the Shreveport Airport Authority will receive a $6,997,075 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to extend and shift the runway to meet the operational needs of the airport. "Upgrading the Shreveport airport will improve access to the area and encourage economic growth," said Dr. Cassidy. "This money will go toward completing the improvement project and will help the airport better serve the needs of residents and local … Continue Reading


09.12.18

Cassidy Announces Grants for Louisiana Firefighters, New Ladder Truck for Ville Platte

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today announced a total of $892,096 in federal grants for three Louisiana fire departments. These grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will assist in improving operations and safety at the Opelousas and Springhill fire departments, and to aid in the purchase of a ladder truck for the Ville Platte Fire Department. Cassidy sent letters to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security advocating for Louisiana fire departments a… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Cassidy: U.S. Becoming #1 Oil Producer is a Win for American Workers, National Security

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Energy Information Administration announced the U.S. has surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world's largest crude oil producer: "Republicans fought for years to unshackle American energy innovation and American workers, and we finally succeeded. Now our country has surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's largest produce… Continue Reading

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