Press Releases

01.13.23

Cassidy Delivers: Senator Releases List of 2022 Legislative Accomplishments

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a list of his top accomplishments in 2022 from the passage of bills to help veterans transition to civilian life and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to give pregnant mothers reasonable accommodations in the workplace, to championing school choice in the Senate. "Louisianans sent me to Washington to deliver real solutions," said Dr. Cassidy. "We had major wins for Louisiana this year, and I look forward to continuing that success in 2023."… Continue Reading


01.12.23

Cassidy Announces $8 Million for Louisiana Youth Mental Health

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $8,019,567 in funding - which he helped secure - to improve mental health training and services across the state. "This funding ensures our state receives the tools it needs to address the youth mental health crisis," said Dr. Cassidy."It will improve Louisiana's mental health services and make our communities safer." Grant Awarded Recipient Grant Description $2,500,000 Tulane University… Continue Reading


01.12.23

Cassidy Announces $17.3 Million in Hurricanes Ida, Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $17,311,616.62 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Hurricanes Laura and Ida relief. "It has been years since Hurricanes Laura and Ida, and Louisiana families are still recovering," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help our coastal communities remain resilient." The Calcasieu Parish School Board, the Office of Risk Management, the Houma Terrebonne Housing Authority, South Louisiana Electric Cooperativ… Continue Reading


01.11.23

Cassidy Issues Bipartisan Joint Statement on Further Democratic Backsliding in Bolivia

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Risch (R-ID), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released a joint statement on the democratic backsliding in Bolivia after the recent arrest of local governor and opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho. "Bolivian President Luis Arce is facing a critical test of democratic leadership - whether to settle petty political vendettas on behalf of his predecessor or move his nation forward into the community of… Continue Reading


01.11.23

Cassidy, Salazar Release Draft Legislation to Counter China, Build Stronger Western Hemisphere

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27) today released a discussion draft of the Americas Trade and Investment Act (Americas Act) to create an ever-expanding and permanent trade partnership of Western Hemisphere countries promoting prosperity and stability. The draft bill counters China's growing control over global manufacturing and geopolitics by uniting democracies in our hemisphere through fair trade and shared values. "We need to prior… Continue Reading


01.04.23

Cassidy Announces $20.2 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $20,174,949.77 in Hurricane Ida relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding is reimbursement for debris removal and emergency operations in the wake of Hurricane Ida. "Families in our state have been devastated by storm after storm," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is one more step towards returning Southeast Louisiana to wholeness and preparing for the next hurricane." Grant Awarded … Continue Reading


01.04.23

Cassidy Meets with New Mayors of Shreveport, Minden

SHREVEPORT - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met individually with the new mayors of Shreveport and Minden, Tom Arceneaux and Nick Cox. He discussed plans to improve infrastructure, reduce crime and create jobs in their communities. "I was honored to be among the first official visitors of Mayor Arceneaux and Mayor Cox," said Dr. Cassidy. "We spoke about how the bipartisan infrastructure bill can help meet the needs of their communities, including improved sewer and water systems,… Continue Reading


01.04.23

Cassidy Announces $57 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $56,622,283.23 in Hurricane Ida relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding is reimbursement for debris removal and emergency operations in the wake of Hurricane Ida. "Hurricane Ida devastated families in Southeast Louisiana, but our communities are resilient," said Dr. Cassidy."This funding will help Louisiana be prepared for future disasters." Grant Awarded Recipient Projec… Continue Reading


01.03.23

Cassidy Announces $3 Million for Lake Charles Generators Project to Improve City’s Hurricane Readiness

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the City of Lake Charles will receive $2,945,000.00 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Lake Charles Generators Project. The grants will fund the design, purchase, and installation of 10 permanent generators at the city's sewer lift stations and one of its water treatment plants. "The best way to prevent future devastation in Lake Charles is to put precautions in place like these generators," said Dr. Cassidy. "This … Continue Reading


12.29.22

Louisiana Receives $150M for Calcasieu Bridge from Cassidy Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana is receiving $150 million from Cassidy's infrastructure law to go towards the replacing the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge in Lake Charles. The I-10 bridge is one of nine projects announced to receive money this year from the FY 22 MEGA Grant Awards. Louisiana received the third highest award in the nation. Louisiana is also eligible for INFRA and RAISE grants from the infrastructure bill and MEGA grants will continue to … Continue Reading


12.22.22

Cassidy Votes Against 2023 Omnibus Bill, Secures Amendment to Support Pregnant Mothers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement following his vote against the 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill ultimately passed by a vote of 68-29. The omnibus package, totaling $1.7 trillion, did not include several legislative priorities for Louisiana including the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems (RISEE) Act despite strong bipartisan support. "Waiting to take up critical spending bills until days before a Christmas deadline is chaos by design… Continue Reading


12.22.22

Cassidy, Durbin Bill to Support Leading Rehab Hospitals Heads to President’s Desk to Become Law

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) applauded House passage of their bipartisan legislation to support rehabilitation facilities that lead the nation in medical research and complex treatment. The bipartisan legislation passed the Senate two weeks ago and now heads to the president's desk for signature into law. "Glad to see our legislation cross the finish line to support the doctors and researchers providing the best evidence-based treatments make a real difference … Continue Reading


12.21.22

Cassidy Announces $25 Million for Ferry Transportation from His Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that Louisiana will receive $25,000,000 from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to design and construct two ferry boats. Specifically, one ferry boat will provide access across the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish while the other ferry boat will provide access across the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish. "Reliable ferry service is crucial for creating jobs and economic investment in our coastal commu… Continue Reading


12.21.22

Cassidy Resolution Calling on Congress to Combat Illicit Trade, Money Laundering Crimes Passes Senate

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy's, M.D. (R-LA) announced his 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 U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). The resolution now awaits passage in the U.S. House of Representatives. "Trade-based money laundering is the common thread tying together drug and human traffic… Continue Reading


12.15.22

Cassidy Secures Passage of Louisiana Priorities in National Defense Funding Package

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement following Senate passage of several key Louisiana priorities he worked to include in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Provisions Cassidy worked to secure include the vast majority of his SHORRE Act which includes numerous provisions to protect and restore our nation's coastlines and rivers and provides billions for Louisiana water projects. The NDAA already passed the House last week by a vote of 350-80, so it is on… Continue Reading


12.13.22

Cassidy Statement on Confirmation of Dana Douglas to be Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement after voting to confirm Judge Dana Douglas to the Fifth Circuit. "Judge Douglas will serve with honor and integrity. She has the judicial temperament, education, and legal experience to sit on the Fifth Circuit Court. This is a wonderful day for Judge Douglas and her family," said Dr. Cassidy. ###… Continue Reading


12.09.22

Cassidy Announces $4.1 Million in Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the City of Lake Charles will receive $4,113,640.80 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricane Laura. Specifically, the grant will help Lake Charles repair their Police Department Annex building. "During a hurricane, first responders put their lives at risk to protect their community," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help Lake Charles Police rebuild their facilities and continue serving Southwest Louis… Continue Reading


12.08.22

Cassidy Announces $12.9 Million in Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $12,907,967.54 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricane Laura. "More than two years later, Lake Charles is still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Laura," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help Southwest Louisiana families continue on the road to recovery." The Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation, Inc., Calcasieu Parish School Board, and the City of Lake Charles will … Continue Reading


12.07.22

Cassidy, Higgins Successfully Save Louisiana Jobs After Pressuring the International Trade Commission, Biden Administration to Maintain Tariffs Against China

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA) released statements following their successful work to save 99 Louisiana jobs in Lake Charles after pressuring the Biden administration and International Trade Commission (ITC) to maintain tariffs against chlorinated isos imported from China. This move supports American producers like KIK Consumer Products in Lake Charles, Louisiana. By maintaining tariffs on China for its unfair trade practices, KIK Consumer Pro… Continue Reading


12.06.22

Cassidy Introduces Legislation to Provide Tax Relief for Hurricane Ida Victims

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced bipartisan legislation as part of his continued effort to support the people of Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida. The bill would allow Hurricane Ida victims to deduct disaster-related personal casualty losses from their gross income even after taking the standard deduction. It also would waive the 10 percent floor for deductions allowed under current law. "When recovering from a disaster, every bit helps, and this is a big help," said Dr. Cas… Continue Reading

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