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Cassidy: New Orleans City Council’s BDS Measure is Rooted in Anti-Semitism, Hatred of Israel

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the New Orleans City Council passed a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution drafted by the Palestinian Solidarity Committee to discriminate against Israel: "This measure is rooted in anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel. This measure stands in solidarity with a Palestinian government that routinely sponsors and encourages terrorism. I hope the council recognizes their error and reverses this misguided decis… Continue Reading


PHOTO: Cassidy Discusses Paid Family Leave with Ivanka Trump

[Download Image] WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met today with Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump in his Washington, D.C., office to discuss the issue of paid family leave. The tax cut legislation Republicans passed into law in December included a provision creating the first nationwide paid family leave policy in American history, which incentivizes employers to offer workers up to 12 weeks of paid family leave with a tax credit of up to 25 percent. During today's meeti… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Warns Slow Permitting Process Imperils Coastal Restoration Efforts

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today to introduce Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition Director Steve Cochran for a hearing on America's water infrastructure needs and challenges. Cassidy warned that even as Louisiana is losing land by the minute, the federal government's outdated and inefficient environmental review and permitting process is hamstringing the state's efforts to address the crisis. Cassidy rece… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Introduces Two Louisiana Judicial Nominees at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced Louisiana natives Kurt Engelhardt and Barry Ashe at today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on their nominations. President Trump nominated Engelhardt to serve as a U.S. circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Ashe to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Cassidy previously introduced Louisiana judicial nominees Terry Doughty, Michael Juneau, and Kyle Duncan at their respective h… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy on Securing the Border and President Trump's Successful First Year

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business today to discuss the budget, maintaining a secure border, tax cuts creating wage growth for working families in Louisiana, and the success of President Trump’s first year in office. Key excerpts of Cassidy’s remarks are transcribed below. ON SECURING THE BORDER CASSIDY: The wall says that from this point forward, we have our border secure. Not just for folks coming here illegally, but also for human trafficking, drugs, … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cook, Leahy, Sires Seek Review of Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Paul Cook (R-CA-08), along with U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and U.S. Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) are asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office to review the effectiveness of the Foreign, Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, a 1999 law that targets individuals and organizations involved in drug trafficking. "The ongoing opioid epidemic highlights the urgency for Congress to consider all means available to combat t… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Speaks on the Senate Floor in Support of Trump Administration’s Proposed Offshore Energy Leasing Program

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today after the U.S. Department of the Interior released a five-year Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. CASSIDY: Republicans just passed the largest tax reform package in 30-something years and middle America will go home in February with bigger paychecks than they did-I… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Welcome Trump Administration’s Proposed Offshore Energy Leasing Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) today welcomed the U.S. Department of the Interior's five-year Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing. "This proposal shows President Trump and Secretary Zinke are serious about creating jobs and making America energy dominant," said Dr. Cassidy. "Opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico to American energy producers will create thousands of jobs in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states, and bri… Continue Reading


Times-Picayune Praises Cassidy’s Leadership on Key Tax Cut Bill Provisions

In recent editorials, the Times-Picayune has praised U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) for his work to ensure key provisions benefiting Louisiana were included in the tax cut bill President Trump signed into law just before Christmas. On coastal restoration funding: "The state is a decade into its 50-year coastal restoration master plan, and there are encouraging successes. The big concern, of course, is the growing price tag. … The state so far has one stream of revenue that… Continue Reading

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