Press Releases

10.21.21

Cassidy Joins Scott, Colleagues on Bill to Block Democrats’ IRS Spying Scheme

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and 47 other Republican colleagues in cosponsoring the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act, a bill to block the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing Democrats' plan to spy on Americans' bank accounts. "The IRS does not have the right to spy on Americans' bank accounts," said Dr. Cassidy. "This is nothing less than mass, indiscriminate government surveillance on Americans. Giving IRS bureaucrats unfettered … Continue Reading


10.21.21

Cassidy Condemns Democrats’ IRS Spying Scheme

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate Floor condemning Democrats' plan to direct the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to spy on Americans' bank accounts. "The IRS does not have the right to spy on Americans' bank accounts," said Dr. Cassidy. "This is nothing less than mass, indiscriminate government surveillance on Americans. Giving IRS bureaucrats unfettered access to Americans' personal, private finances is a gross invasion of privacy and an abuse of pow… Continue Reading


10.21.21

Cassidy, Cotton Blast Biden Administration for Naming Chinese-Run TikTok as U.S. Cyber Games Sponsor

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) released the following statement condemning the Biden administration for allowing Chinese state-owned TikTok to be named the founding sponsor of the U.S. Cyber Games. As part of the deal, TikTok Chief Security Officer Roland Cloutier will join representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as members of the Cyber Games Ad… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Cassidy Statement on Democrats’ Latest Partisan Election Takeover Bill Attempt

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement on the Democrats' far left "compromise" on the Democrats' partisan election takeover bill after the motion to proceed failed on the Senate Floor. This bill, which is a compromise between the Left and the far-Left, is another attempt to federalize elections, overrule state laws, and undermine election security. It forces taxpayers to fund political campaigns and bars common-sense voter I.D. laws. "Democrats can try to dress this up… Continue Reading


10.19.21

Senate Energy Committee Considers Cassidy Legislation to Strengthen Gulf Revenue Sharing Program

Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a subcommittee hearing to consider U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy's, M.D. (R-LA) legislation, the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies and Ecosystems (RISEE) Act, to strengthen gulf revenue sharing program. The bipartisan RISEE Act would amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) and create a new dedicated stream of funding from future offshore wind development for coastal protection and resiliency. This legislation will also… Continue Reading


10.19.21

Cassidy Announces $3.8 Million for Hurricanes Laura and Delta Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the South Lafourche Levee District and the Louisiana Office of Risk Management a total of $3,764,581.01 for Hurricanes Laura and Delta relief. The South Lafourche Levee District will receive $2,047,631.76 as reimbursement for flood mitigation measures taken before Hurricane Delta. The Louisiana Office of Risk Management will receive $1,716,949.25 as reimbursement for tarps and water d… Continue Reading


10.15.21

Cassidy Visits Disaster Recovery Center in Houma

METAIRIE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) toured a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Houma. He met with constituents at the center and listened to what they need to continue toward their recovery. "You can drive through the bayou and see the spectrum of the recovery," said Dr. Cassidy. "Some places have completely recovered, and some places are without electricity. Our commitment is for long-term recovery so that all places end up better off." Additionally, Cassidy had several … Continue Reading


10.15.21

Cassidy-Led School Cybersecurity Legislation Signed Into Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) sponsored legislation to enhance cybersecurity assistance to K-12 educational institutions across the country was signed into law by the President late last week. The bipartisan K-12 Cybersecurity Act helps educational institutions bolster their cybersecurity protections by instructing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to examine the risks and challenges that schools face in securing their systems and offer recommendations and reso… Continue Reading


10.14.21

Cassidy Discusses Infrastructure with Business Leaders in Chalmette

METAIRIE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today in Chalmette, visited with members of the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce. They discussed his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which would devote billions of dollars toward roads and bridges, resiliency to rebuild eroded coastlines, improvements for ports and waterways and other investments that will benefit Louisiana's economy. "Lessons learned from St. Bernard's recovery after Hurricane Katrina teach us that recovery will occur… Continue Reading


10.14.21

Cassidy Tours Hurricane Damage and Visits Disaster Recovery Center in Plaquemines Parish

METAIRIE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today toured hurricane damage in Ironton and visited a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Belle Chasse. He visited with constituents and local officials, and thanked those working to rebuild Plaquemines Parish. "The recovery process from Hurricane Ida continues," said Dr. Cassidy. "This visit allows me to see and to hear from those who know what is needed to complete that recovery." While in Belle Chasse, Cassidy also met with Mr. Kirk Lepine, … Continue Reading


10.14.21

Cassidy Speaks to Chemical Plant Managers in Gonzales on SCALE Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today addressed a gathering of chemical plant managers and energy company representatives in Gonzales. He discussed the SCALE Act, and the benefits it could provide to Ascension Parish. The SCALE Act would develop carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) infrastructure by building transport links to move carbon dioxide (CO2) from where it's obtained to where it can be used for manufacturing or safe keeping. This would reduce emissions of CO2 while creating… Continue Reading


10.13.21

Cassidy Speaks to Central Louisiana Chamber on Infrastructure

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today addressed the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce in Alexandria. He discussed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the benefits it would provide to central Louisiana. Those benefits include the authorization of the I-14 corridor, which would run from Texas to Georgia and include stops in Leesville and Alexandria. It would continue through Mississippi and Alabama until it reached Augusta, Georgia. The corridor would bring trave… Continue Reading


10.13.21

Cassidy Announces $4.5 Million for Lake Charles Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the City of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corp. $4,507,836.76 for Hurricanes Laura and Delta relief. Lake Charles will receive $2,282,144.81 as reimbursement for emergency response measures, including search and rescue missions, in the wake of Hurricane Laura. The Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corp. will receive $2,225,691.95 as reimbursement f… Continue Reading


10.12.21

Cassidy Tours Bridge Center for Hope, Discusses Mental Health and Substance Abuse

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today toured the Bridge Center for Hope, to learn more about their services for individuals 18 year or older in East Baton Rouge Parish who are facing a mental health crisis or substance abuse challenge. "One way or another, society addresses mental health issues. We can identify them early and return people in crisis to wholeness, or society can pay for it when those with serious mental illness ultimately end up in jail." said Dr. Cassidy.… Continue Reading


10.12.21

Cassidy Speaks in Baton Rouge on Infrastructure Needs, Social Security for Retired Government Employees

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today addressed a joint meeting of the Baton Rouge branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Louisiana Engineering Society, and the Central Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. He discussed the need to support his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which would provide critical resources to strengthen Louisiana's infrastructure. The funding would improve roads, bolster resiliency, str… Continue Reading


10.08.21

Cassidy Announces $38 Million in Grants for Hurricanes Laura, Zeta Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana $37,912,519.38 for Hurricanes Laura and Zeta relief. The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, the Louisiana Office of Risk Management, the Jefferson Davis CO-OP INC, and Cameron Parish will receive $35,874,089.97 for Hurricane Laura. The Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness will receive $2,038,429.41 for its response to Hurricane Zeta. The grants a… Continue Reading


10.08.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Recognizing October 2021 as National Dyslexia Awareness Month

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced a resolution recognizing October 2021 as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Angus King (I-ME), and John Boozman (R-AR) cosponsored the resolution. "With dyslexia impacting one in five Americans, we need to do everything we can so they aren't left behind," said Dr. Cassidy. "This resolution raises awareness to encourage interventions su… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Designating October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Gary Peters (D-MI), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Jackie Rosen (D-NV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Angus King (I-ME), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating October 2021 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The resolution recognizes the grave threat cyber-attacks, including ransomware attacks, pose to our national security and highlights simple steps individuals and businesses can take to protect their networks. "Many aspects of our … Continue Reading


10.07.21

Cassidy Announces $112 Million to Calcasieu Parish School Board for Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the Calcasieu Parish School Board $112,440,892.06 for Hurricane Laura relief. The grant is reimbursement for building repairs on 76 campuses in the school district made in the wake of Hurricane Laura. "This is crucial help our communities in southwest Louisiana need to bounce back from Hurricane Laura," said Dr. Cassidy. "This grant supports the remediation and emergency protective measure… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Cassidy Condemns Biden Administration Rate Hikes on Louisianans’ Flood Insurance

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate Floor blasting President Joe Biden and his administration for implementing rate hikes on new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders and making existing policies unaffordable for some homeowners. "Congress never passed a bill requiring that FEMA implement this. President Biden could have stopped it, he alone was responsible. He should have asked FEMA to delay implementation of Risk Rating 2.0 or reconsid… Continue Reading

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