Press Releases


Cassidy Announces $6.1 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 $6,160,056.71 in Hurricane Ida relief. Specifically, this funding will reimburse the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and the city of Thibodaux for costs related to emergency protective measures and debris removal. "Communities like Thibodaux were devastated by Ida, but Louisiana is resilient," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is an important step towar… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Coons, Cornyn introduce Civics Secures Democracy Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chris Coons (D-DE), John Cornyn (R-TX), and colleagues introduced legislation to expand access to civics education with a $1 billion investment across K-12 and higher education. The Civics Secures Democracy Act will expand educational programming in history and civics, with funding available for state education agencies, nonprofits, and institutions of higher education and research. Senators Angus King (I-ME), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) are … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Louisiana Delegation Urge Bureau of Prisons to Ensure Staff Levels at FCC Oakdale

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Louisiana's congressional delegation urged the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to address staffing shortages and roles at Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Oakdale in Allen Parish. FCC Oakdale houses approximately 2,000 federal inmates and faces unsustainably low staffing levels that is nearing crisis. There are approximately 116 staff vacancies, including 65 vacancies for correctional services staff, at the facility. These vacancies force FCC Oakdale to rely… Continue Reading


Bipartisan Group of Senators Announces Agreement

U. S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on the announcement of a bipartisan agreement in the aftermath of Uvalde, Texas. "I joined these negotiations to ensure any agreement addressed illegal gun violence while upholding due process and protecting law-abiding Americans' 2nd Amendment rights," said Dr. Cassidy. "This agreement upholds that commitment." Cassidy joined U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Inhofe, Colleagues Introduce Keep Our Communities Safe Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and colleagues introduced the Keep Our Communities Safe Act, legislation that would close the legal loophole that requires immigration authorities to release back into the United States illegal aliens who have not been accepted for deportation to other countries after being detained for six months - a practice also referred to as "catch and release." "Law enforcement and the judicial system are overwhelmed by the crisis at our souther… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Barrasso, Colleagues Urge Administration to Transition from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Barrasso (R-WY), and 24 Senate colleagues urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to provide Congress, patients, and providers with additional insight on the Department's plans for transitioning out of the COVID-19 public health emergency. "As the American people return to normalcy, workers, families, frontline health care providers, and a range of other stakeholders need transparency and certainty regarding … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Stop Gun Criminals Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Steve Daines (R-MT), Josh Hawley (R-MO), John Kennedy (R-LA), John Thune (R-SD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Stop Gun Criminals Act, legislation to increase penalties for felons who illegally possess or use firearms. "Criminals who illegally use a gun to commit murder and other crimes must face stronger penalties," said Dr. Cassidy. "Repeat gun offenders must know if they use a gun … Continue Reading


Cassidy Celebrates National Seersucker Day in the Senate

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today was joined by eight Senate colleagues in celebrating the ninth annual National Seersucker Day in the U.S. Senate. "It's great to be back in seersucker," said Dr. Cassidy. "Seersucker is a uniquely American and beloved New Orleans invention. I'm honored to be sharing this Louisiana tradition with my colleagues." Cassidy invited fellow senators, Senate staff, and Americans from all over the country to don their warm weather finest on this Nationa… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rubio Urge Biden Administration to Put Maximum Pressure on Ortega-Murillo Regime in Nicaragua

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to increase the United States' response against the brutal authoritarian regime of Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo in Nicaragua. The senators called for the administration to increase the use of targeted sanctions and economic tools to continue to isolate members of the Nicaraguan regime. This call to action occurs on the one year anniver… Continue Reading


Report: Cassidy’s No Surprises Act Has Stopped Two Million Surprise Medical Bills in Two Months, Estimates 12 Million Could be Stopped in 2022

A recent study conducted by America's Health Insurance Plans and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association found that the now-law No Surprises Act, legislation authored by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), prevented two million surprise medical bills during January and February of 2022. "Over two years ago, we set out to end patients being blindsided by expensive surprise medical bills," said Dr. Cassidy. "With over two million surprise medical bills stopped in just two months, this solution is … Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Presses Treasury Secretary Over Administration’s Anti-Energy Policies, Strategy to Limit Russian Oil Profits

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) pressed President Biden's Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on inflation, the administration's proposal to limit tax incentives for the production of American oil and gas, and a strategy to combat Putin's profits off of Russian oil production during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. A recent reported Russia received more than $6 billion in extra oil revenue in June. "The administration has proposed decreasing tax incentives for the production… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rosen, Garbarino, Clarke Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution to Designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and U.S. Representatives Andrew Garbarino (R-NY-02) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09) today introduced a resolution to designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month. The resolution also aims to educate Americans on the essential role of cybersecurity education and to support federal, state, and local efforts. "Cyberattacks affect all aspects of life and demonstrate the need for stronger protections," said Dr. Cassidy. "We need … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $14.8 Million for emergency Coastal Resilience

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), will grant Louisiana a total of $14,761,299 in relief for Emergency Coastal Resilience aid. Specifically, this funding will help Lake Chien, Dularge Marsh, and Bayou Grand Chenier better withstand natural disasters. "Louisiana knows the importance of protecting and restoring our coastlines," said Dr. Cassidy. "… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $44.4 Million in Disaster, COVID Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $44,430,971.59 in relief for COVID, the Severe Winter Storm of 2021, and Hurricanes Katrina, Laura, Ida, and Zeta. Specifically, this funding will help the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital - New Orleans East, Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development - District 3, Louisiana Department of Transportation… Continue Reading


Cassidy Reacts to New Report Saying Social Security is Headed for Financial Cliff

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) made the following statement after the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released a report examining how much longer Social Security can operate without significant benefit cuts. The report projects that the Social Security Trust Fund will become insolvent by 2034, meaning it will not have enough money to pay full and on time benefits promised to taxpayers. "This report is a clear warning that Social Security is on shaky ground," sa… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Blackburn, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Calling Out Iran-China Ties

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and colleagues introduced the Iran China Accountability Act to call attention to Iran's ties with Communist China by prohibiting the obligation or expenditure of any taxpayer dollars to advance a nuclear agreement with Iran until the regime terminates their ties with Communist China and terrorist groups like Hamas. "The administration should not be able to ram through another terrible Iran Nuclear Deal without Senate approval," … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $16.2 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $16,225,731.12 in Hurricane Ida relief. Specifically, the funding will go to Lafourche Parish for facility repairs and St. Tammany Parish for the removal of debris. "Our communities remain resilient following Hurricane Ida's destruction," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding helps South Louisiana pick up the pieces and prepare for the next storm." Grant Aw… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Durbin Meet With Major Retail CEOs To Discuss INFORM Consumers Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with several retail CEOs to discuss their Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act, which passed the House as part of the America COMPETES Act and is currently being conferenced with the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). The bipartisan legislation will combat the online sale of stolen, counterfeit, and dangerous consumer products by ensuring … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Help Disabled Veterans Access Education

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today introduced the Informing Veterans on Education for Transitioning Servicemembers (VETS) Act to better inform veterans with disabilities about the education benefits available to them. "We need to do a better job communicating the opportunities and support available to our veterans after they leave active service," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill makes sure our disabled veterans can access the education benefits they earned… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $3.7 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the City of Kenner a total of $3,666,416.57 in Hurricane Ida relief. The funding is reimbursement for debris removal in the wake of the hurricane. "Months after Hurricane Ida, our communities are still returning to normal," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help Kenner fully recover and prepare for the next disaster." ###… Continue Reading

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