Press Releases


Cassidy Announces $7.7 Million for Louisiana Airports from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced two Louisiana airports will receive $7,700,000 in funding from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for upgrades to their passenger boarding bridges. The Baton Rouge Airport will receive $5,200,000 and the Lake Charles Regional Airport will receive $2,500,000. This amount is in addition to Louisiana's annual funding under the Airport Improvement Program because of the IIJA. "Our airports are the first impression we m… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $2.4 Million Grant to Louisiana Children’s Hospital

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the Louisiana Children's Medical Center a total of $2,440,492.05 in reimbursements for personal protective equipment (PPE) purchased during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Our doctors and nurses were on the frontlines of the pandemic keeping our families safe," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is reimbursement for steps taken to keep our frontline workers safe." ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy Congratulates Service Academy Appointees from Louisiana for 2022

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the 14 students he nominated that have accepted offers of admission, or appointments, to attend one of America's Service Academies. These students will enter the Class of 2026 at the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force and Merchant Marine Academies. Upon graduation, they will become commissioned officers in the Armed Forces. "We're thankful for these students who have chosen military service," said Dr. Cassidy. "We're thankful for their parent… Continue Reading


Cassidy Tours Lighthouse Louisiana and Woman’s New Life Clinic

METAIRIE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) toured Lighthouse Louisiana's New Orleans location, and later the Woman's New Life Clinic. At Lighthouse Louisiana, Cassidy visited with employees and Lighthouse Louisiana executives and toured their manufacturing facilities. Lighthouse Louisiana employs people who are disabled to manufacture hot and cold cups, single-fold paper towels, pillowcases and deck swabs. Proceeds fund programs to help the disabled. The federal government is Li… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $6 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $6,040,510.15 in Hurricane Ida relief. Specifically, the funding will reimburse Tangipahoa Parish, the Louisiana Nation Guard, and Ascension Parish Sheriff Department for costs related to the emergency response in the wake of Hurricane Ida. "Families in Louisiana are still recovering after Hurricane Ida," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is an important ste… Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on the Supreme Court EPA Decision

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Supreme Court decided that the Clean Power Plan implemented under President Obama that sought to administratively determine power sector emission levels exceeded executive authority under the Clean Air Act. "Today's decision recognizes that the Obama administration went far beyond its reach in its attempts to limit A… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Blackburn, Colleagues Call for Investigation into Abductions Of Ukrainian Children

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today urged the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, to investigate child abductions in Ukraine following reports that thousands of Ukrainian children have gone missing since Russia invaded in February. Cassidy and Blackburn were joined by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Tim Scott (R-SC). "According to the Ukrainian Permanent Representative to the United Nations… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks to Union Parish Chamber and Ruston Rotary Club

MONROE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke to the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary of Ruston Club on his work on behalf of Louisiana. He discussed his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which is already delivering benefits for those communities. He also touched on energy production, inflation, and his bi-partisan effort to pass legislation that will reduce gun violence while strengthening the Second Amendment. "The full potential of North Louisian… Continue Reading


Cassidy Tours Downtown West Monroe with Mayor Staci Mitchell

MONROE - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) toured downtown West Monroe with Mayor Staci Mitchell to discuss issues impacting the area including infrastructure and inflation's toll on families and local businesses. "Mayor Staci Mitchell showed me the vision that is becoming real now for West Monroe, creating a mixed-use development that people are moving towards, and revitalizing beautiful buildings to their former glory," said Dr. Cassidy. "It is great to see this kind o… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks to Monroe Chamber and Local Officials on Infrastructure

MONROE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke to the Monroe Chamber of Commerce on important national issues, including energy and gun crime. He also spoke about the benefits of his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which already has benefitted Northeast Louisiana. Funds from the IIJA have already been dedicated to repair flood control structures in the Tensas Basin and Red River Backwater, and the I-20 Orange Street Overpass in Ouachita Parish. Orphan wells in the… Continue Reading


Cassidy Tours Barbe High School, Meets with Local Officials on Infrastructure and Other Federal Issues

LAKE CHARLES - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) toured Barbe High School to learn how that school was affected by Hurricane Laura, and what more needs to be done to help them recover. Cassidy has been an advocate for Calcasieu Parish Schools since the hurricane. He has spoken with FEMA's Regional Administrator to push them to reimburse the school system for their damage expenses. Additionally, Cassidy helped pass the FY 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act last fall… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks with Acadiana Mayors on Infrastructure

LAFAYETTE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met with mayors throughout Acadiana to discuss his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), among other topics. The IIJA is already making a positive impact throughout the state, funding bridges, airports and flood control projects. "Met with mayors and spoke about the many positive things that Acadiana has, and how to make these even stronger with the bipartisan infrastructure bill," said Dr. Cassidy. "Additionally, we discusse… Continue Reading


Cassidy Participates in LA-1 Groundbreaking Ceremony, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Convention

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the elevation of the LA-1 highway between Golden Meadow and Port Fourchon. Cassidy helped secure $135 million in INFRA grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the project, including co-signing a letter to then-U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and having staff join the LA-1 Coalition at a meeting with DOT officials to support their efforts. "Louisiana's… Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on the Supreme Court Dobbs Decision

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. "Today's decision recognizes that an unborn child has a right to life," said Dr. Cassidy. "Being pro-life means being pro-mothers, pro-babies, and pro-healthy futures-a philosophy I carry with me in the Senate. This is a deeply emotional issue for many Americans, no matter which side one stands, but it is now up to individual stat… Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on Supporting Uvalde Response Legislation

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following his vote in support of the Uvalde response legislation, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. "As we responded to Uvalde, my priorities were to protect law-abiding citizens' Second Amendment rights, to provide mental health to help prevent future episodes like this but as well as to address issues such as teenage suicide, and to harden schools," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill does all three. Indeed, it has stronger protection… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rosen Introduce Bill to Extend, Enhance Key Mental Health Training Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) today introduced the bipartisan Expanding Access to Mental Health Training Act to reauthorize and improve the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) Grants program. The program, which would expire this year without Congressional action, provides grant funding to states, localities, Tribes, and other nonprofits to train individuals including teachers, first respon… Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today introduced the Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act, legislation that criminalizes individuals who leak confidential information from the Supreme Court of the United States. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) are cosponsors of the legislation. "The recent leak was an attempt to publicly intimidate justices and undermine the integrity of the Court-all while putting lives at risk," said Dr. Cassidy. "My bill holds leakers accountable and… Continue Reading


Cassidy Leads HELP Hearing on Learning Loss Crisis due to Remote Learning, Highlights Need to Support Children with Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities

(Click here to download and here to watch on YouTube.) WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) led today's Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today on students' learning losses as a result of school closures and remote learning during the pandemic. Cassidy discussed how the state of Connecticut is addressing students with dyslexia who have fallen behind due to remote learning with the Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner Charlene … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $3.8 Million in Hurricane Zeta Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Jefferson Parish a total of $3,815,860.63 in Hurricane Zeta relief. The grant is reimbursement for costs related debris removal in the wake of the storm. "Southeast Louisiana has been hammered by hurricane after hurricane," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is a step towards our communities recovering fully." ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $1.5 Million for Diabetes, Heart Disease Prevention

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will grant the Louisiana Department of Health $1,483,586 for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke prevention. The grant will fund research into disease prevention. "As a doctor, protecting those who are at particularly high risk is a priority," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will allow Louisiana to do the research we need to improve health outcomes of our communities." ###… Continue Reading

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