Press Releases


Cassidy Statement on Biden Administration Cancelling Oil and Gas Lease Sales in Gulf of Mexico, Alaska

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released a statement following news that the Biden administration's Department of Interior will cancel oil and lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and the Cook Inlet. "President Biden's administration is actively making high gas prices worse," said Dr. Cassidy. "When we need to unleash American energy production, the Biden administration kills opportunities at every turn. The administration's act… Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on Record Number of Drug Overdose Deaths in 2021

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 107,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2021. "We have a drug crisis in this country. Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, and brothers gone too soon because of drug overdoses," said Dr. Cassidy. "We must be relentless in our response to fight the drug epidemic and prevent further loss." This week, Sens. Cassidy and Chris Murphy (D-CT) i… Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes Against Abortion-on-Demand Bill to Allow Abortion Up to Birth

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted against Democrats' radical Abortion on Demand Until Birth bill that would have extended abortion access far beyond Roe v. Wade ever did. The bill would gut state laws to protect unborn children and the health and safety of their mothers by establishing a sweeping federal mandate to legalize late-term abortion. "Democrats are endorsing an extreme viewpoint by putting this particular legislation up for a vote," said Dr. Cassidy. "I voted agains… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Celebrate National Nurses Week

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined colleagues from the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to introduce a bipartisan, bicameral resolution recognizing National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2022. "I worked with nurses at the bedside of patients and public health settings for 25 years," said Dr. Cassidy. "I know the firsthand impact of a capable caring nurse. They deserve a national nurses week resolution but it should be every week of the year." In addition to Cassidy, the resolutio… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Bill to Improve, Reauthorize Historic Mental Health Reform Act Before Expiration

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, today introduced legislation to reauthorize the historic federal mental health and substance use disorder programs that were signed into law in 2016 as part of their Mental Health Reform Act before they are set to expire in September. The Mental Health Reform Reauthorization Act of 2022 also addresses COVID-19's devastating impact on the national mental hea… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks to Xavier University College of Pharmacy Graduates

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in Xavier University's 95thcommencement ceremony at their convocation center. Cassidy spoke to graduates from their College of Pharmacy and was joined by University President C. Reynold Verret, Provost Anne McCall and College of Pharmacy Dean Kathleen Kennedy. "In your career, you will not know if someone is rich or poor, but they will need your professional skills to restore them to good health," said Dr. Cassidy. "We … Continue Reading


Cassidy Discusses Energy Operation Warp Speed, Climate Policy at Council of Foreign Relations Forum

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources and Senate Finance Committees, joined the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the energy security crisis, addressing climate, trade policy, and other matters related to U.S. national security. Watch Cassidy's conversation with Wall Street Journal reporter Vivian Salama and members of the Council on Foreign Relations here. On Energy Operation Warp Speed… "So we've called for what we call a… Continue Reading


Cassidy Blasts High Gas Prices, Biden Icing Out Domestic Energy Producers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today blasted President Biden's Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, for spearheading the administration's assault on domestic energy production during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the president's Department of Energy budget request for fiscal year 2023. Cassidy expressed concerned over domestic energy producers being iced out of the financial system and losing access to capital because of the administration's push to kill all … Continue Reading


Cassidy Leads Colleagues to Introduce Resolution Calling on Congress to Combat Illicit Trade, Money Laundering Crimes

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) led a group of seven bipartisan colleagues to introduce a resolution urging Congress to combat international criminal organizations, illicit trade, and the use of trade-based money laundering (TBML), which pose a significant threat to U.S. national security. Cassidy is joined by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). "Trade-based mo… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Statement After Antifa Rioters Target Republicans in Portland

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement after violence erupted in Portland this weekend when Antifa rioters allegedly hurled "smoke grenades, paint-filled balloons and fireworks," at Republican gubernatorial candidate and supporters during an event, reportedly injuring two people. "The Antifa criminals in Portland had the clear goal of violence. They attempted to thwart the democratic process by suppressing free speech and our First Amendment right to peacefully assemble," s… Continue Reading


Cassidy, King Introduce Resolution Marking Voter Registration Day for High School Seniors

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Angus King (I-ME) today introduced a resolution designating May 3rd, 2022 as National High School Seniors Voter Registration Day. The resolution encourages school districts across the country to help register high school seniors, of voting age, to vote. "Graduation from high school is the advent of adulthood, and with this comes the responsibility to contribute to our community," said Dr. Cassidy. "This resolution encourages young Americans to engage … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $112 Million in GOMESA Coastal Restoration Funding

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) will allocate Louisiana a total of $111,822,094.65 in Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funding. GOMESA requires Louisiana, along with Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas, to use the dollars for coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects as well as for projects important for conservation of fish, wildlife, or other natural resources. "Our state and coastal communities understand the imp… Continue Reading


Cassidy Applauds House of Representatives Introduction of 21st Century Dyslexia Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), author of the 21st Century Dyslexia Act, applauded Representatives Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04), Larry Bucschon (R-IN-08), Steven Palazzo (R-MS-04), Julia Brownley (D-CA-26), and Jim McGovern (D-MA-02) for introducing the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cassidy's legislation aims to bring our modern, scientific understanding of dyslexia to federal statute and prevent the harm inflicted on young students when their dyslexia goes unidentified. "Eve… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Thune, Burr, Braun, Marshall Introduce the Stop Reckless Student Loan Actions Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Thune (R-SD), Richard Burr (R-NC), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Roger Marshall (R-KS) today introduced the Stop Reckless Student Loan Actions Act, legislation that would end President Biden's untargeted, budget-busting suspension of repayments on qualifying federal student loans, following 24 months of non-payment and six executive actions extending the payment pause. The bill would still allow the president to temporarily suspend repayment for low- and mi… Continue Reading


Cassidy Honors the Life of Johnnie Jones on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) delivered a speech on the Senate floor recognizing the life and legacy of Mr. Johnnie Jones, a World War II veteran and civil rights leader who passed away over the weekend at the age of 102. Last year, Cassidy presented a Purple Heart to Mr. Jones for his service during the D-Day invasion and his injuries sustained during the battle. "Louisiana, and the entire country, should both mourn the loss and celebrate the life of an American hero and dedicated c… Continue Reading


Cassidy Meets Small Business Owners at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

METAIRIE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in a panel discussion on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and related matters, which was sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. He heard from small business owners about their needs and concerns. The IIJA, which was signed into law last November, will provide millions of dollars to build roads and bridges, strengthen flood protection systems, expand broadband deployment, and boost Louisiana's… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $9.9 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $9,925,220.32 in relief for Hurricanes Zeta and Ida. Jefferson Parish, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, and the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness will all benefit from this funding. "Even after multiple natural disasters, Louisiana families remain strong" said Dr. Cassidy. "This grant helps coastal communities pick up the pieces and prepare for th… Continue Reading


Cassidy Meets Local Officials to Discuss Lake Pontchartrain Restoration

NEW ORLEANS - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met with Parish Presidents and officials with the Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program's Executive Committee and the University of New Orleans' Research and Technology Foundation to discuss ongoing restoration efforts of the Pontchartrain Basin, which will receive over a 500% increase in annual funding for the next five years thanks to Cassidy's bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Over the next five years, the … Continue Reading


Cassidy Addresses West Baton Rouge Chamber

BATON ROUGE - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke with the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce, where he discussed the benefits that the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will provide to their community. Among other benefits, the IIJA will potentially help fund a new Mississippi River bridge. It devotes $9.55 billion for port and waterway improvements via the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and another $2.25 billion for the Port Infrastructure Development Program.… Continue Reading


Cassidy Addresses State Legislature, West Baton Rouge Chamber

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) addressed both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature, where he thanked them for his service and work to better Louisiana. "If we work together to solve the problems we face, our friends and neighbors will have a better future here in Louisiana," said Dr. Cassidy. "That should be what we're all working towards." Cassidy was welcomed by Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page Cortez. "Bill Cassidy has been a cha… Continue Reading

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