Press Releases

11.12.21

Cassidy Releases Statement on White House Picks for Louisiana U.S. Attorney Offices

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the White House announced the official nominations of Ronald Gathe, Jr. for U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana and Brandon Brown for U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana. "Communities in Louisiana deserve fair, capable leaders in their U.S. Attorney office," said Dr. Cassidy. "We are looking forward to getting to know the nominees better throughout the Senate confirmation process." ###… Continue Reading


11.11.21

Cassidy Speaks to Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) gave brief remarks at the annual luncheon of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. He spoke about his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which has been approved by Congress and will be signed into law by the President. "The Public Affairs Research Council has always been about a strategy to improve our state," said Dr. Cassidy. "The audience agreed that the bipartisan infrastructure bill addresses immediate needs an… Continue Reading


11.11.21

VIDEO: Cassidy Releases Veterans Day Message

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a video message in honor of Veterans Day 2021. "Veterans Day is an annual reminder to thank those who have sacrificed so much for fellow Americans," said Dr. Cassidy. "Those who travelled across the oceans to preserve our freedom here at home-you're the best of us all." The full transcript is below. "Veterans Day is an annual reminder to thank those who have sacrificed so much for fellow Americans, and also for our Congress to reaffirm our… Continue Reading


11.11.21

Cassidy, Menendez Introduce Bill to Return Money Owed to Injured Coast Guard Veterans

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will introduce the Coast Guard Tax Fairness Act to grant combat-injured Coast Guard veterans improperly withheld taxes they are owed by the Department of Homeland Security. In 2016, the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act returned improperly withheld taxes owed to combat-injured veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. However, due to a technical error, combat-injured Coast Guard veterans were excluded. The bip… Continue Reading


11.10.21

Cassidy Visits Pennington to Discuss Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, Tours Atlas SSI Facility

BATON ROUGE - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) visited Pennington Biomedical Research Center, to discuss his Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. Cassidy's Treat and Reduce Obesity Act would allow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand Medicare Part D coverage to include FDA-approved anti-obesity medications. It would also expand the Intensive Behavioral Therapy benefit by allowing new types of qualified healthcare providers to offer these services. The bipartis… Continue Reading


11.10.21

Cassidy Presents U.S. Flag Flown Over Capitol to Riveroaks Elementary, Addresses Baton Rouge Rotary

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) presented a U.S. flag flown over the U.S. Capitol Building to Riveroaks Elementary School. Cassidy thanked students for their love of country and spoke about what it means to be a good citizen. "Wonderful privilege to speak to the students, teachers and staff at Riveroaks Elementary," said Dr. Cassidy. "Gave them a flag that had flown over the United States Capitol, and spoke about how great our country is and how they are the future… Continue Reading


11.09.21

Cassidy Tours Safe Haven Campus in Mandeville

This afternoon, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) toured the Safe Haven Campus in Mandeville. The campus provides services to help people with mental illness or substance use disorders. Cassidy visited the Safe Haven Crisis Receiving Center and other buildings on campus. He was also shown the buildings Safe Haven plans to renovate for housing veterans who need their services. "There are major issues affecting every community include addiction, homelessness, and addressing the needs of th… Continue Reading


11.09.21

Cassidy Announces $22 Million for 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 New Orleans $21,653,649.00 for debris removal in the wake of Hurricane Ida. The grant is reimbursement for the cost to remove approximately 400,000 cubic yards of debris. "This is the type of critical response Louisiana needs after a storm like Ida," said Dr. Cassidy. "We cannot have a repeat of the year-long wait for relief Louisiana faced after Hurricane Laura. This is … Continue Reading


11.09.21

Cassidy, Sasse, Colleagues Call for Digital Trade Negotiations with Indo-Pacific, Combat China Influence

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) led all Senate Finance Republicans in calling for the Biden administration to begin digital trade negotiations with our allies and partners in Asia. "[D]uring your Administration, the United States continues to sit on the sideline," wrote the senators. "Our refusal to get into the game to set the rules for trade in the Indo-Pacific encourages potential partners to move forward without us and ensures China will hold the reins of the gl… Continue Reading


11.09.21

Cassidy, Fischer Introduce Bill to Prevent Government Payouts to Illegal Immigrants

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and six Senate Republicans introduced the Judgment Fund Accountability Act last week to bar the Treasury Department from using the Judgment Fund, a Treasury fund used to pay court settlements in lawsuits against the government, to provide payments to migrants who entered the country illegally. This legislation comes after reports that the administration plans to offer migrants who broke the law to come into the U.S. settlement payment… Continue Reading


11.08.21

Cassidy Addresses Bayou Industrial Group, Tours St. Anne Hospital in Lafourche Parish

METAIRIE - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) addressed the Bayou Industrial Group in Thibodaux. Cassidy pledged his support for the Bayou Region's recovery from Hurricane Ida. He also highlighted provisions in his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was approved by Congress and will be signed into law, that will support this effort. "Had a chance to speak to the Bayou Industrial Group regarding the bipartisan infrastructure bill," said Dr. Cassidy. "This region … Continue Reading


11.08.21

Cassidy Participates in Town Hall with St. John Parish President in Reserve, LA

METAIRIE - This morning, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in a town hall meeting with members of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Reserve, Louisiana. Cassidy was welcomed by Pastor Cory Batiste of Beech Grove Baptist Church, and was joined by Jaclyn Hotard, President of St. John Parish. They discussed how Hurricane Ida impacted St. John the Baptist Parish and what needs to be done to complete their recovery. "Securing long-term recovery in St. John the Baptist Parish depends … Continue Reading


11.08.21

Cassidy, Risch, Menendez Lead Colleagues in Calling Out Fraudulent Elections in Nicaragua

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), today led a bipartisan group of senators in denouncing the sham elections in Nicaragua on November 7th. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Cassidy, Risch, and Menendez in releasing the following statement: "We strongly condemn the Ortega-Murillo regime's fraudulent attempt to maintain power in Nicaragua through th… Continue Reading


11.05.21

Congress Passes Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment in Broadband, Flood Protection, Coastal Resiliency, Roads & Bridges

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the historic bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in a bipartisan stand-alone vote separate from Democrats' tax and spending spree: "This is a major victory for Louisiana and our nation. This infrastructure package will rebuild our roads and bridges, increase access to high-speed internet, strengthen our electric grid, add levee protection, and improv… Continue Reading


11.05.21

Cassidy Tours Ida Damage, Discusses Flood Insurance in New Orleans Area

METAIRIE - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) toured the offices and training facilities of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) New Orleans/Bayou Chapter in St. Rose. The chapter sustained serious damage from Hurricane Ida, primarily to their administrative offices. However, within one month of Hurricane Ida's landfall, they were able to start training workers again. "Toured the damage to the Association of Builders and Contractors home office with the ABC board,… Continue Reading


11.05.21

Cassidy Speaks to Tulane Students about Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

METAIRIE - This morning, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke to students at Tulane University about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and its benefits for Louisiana's economy and workers. Students from the Engineering and Science School and the Energy Law Center were in attendance. Cassidy outlined the bill which includes new funding for roads, bridges, ports, waterways, and flood mitigation projects. He also discussed the thousands of new jobs the legislation will create, i… Continue Reading


11.04.21

Cassidy, Durbin File NDAA Amendment to Ensure Greater Transparency for Third-Party Sellers of Consumer Products Online

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to combat the online sale of stolen, counterfeit, and dangerous consumer products by ensuring transparency of high-volume third-party sellers in online retail marketplaces. The amendment consists of the text of H.R. 5502, which represents the most recent negotiated version of The Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (… Continue Reading


11.04.21

Cassidy Announces $17 Million in Severe Weather, Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $17,049,653.24 to the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), West Feliciana Parish, and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for severe storm and Hurricane Laura relief. Cassidy had recently contacted FEMA on behalf of West Feliciana Parish regarding their request. "It has taken far too long for relief to reach southwest Louisiana. And w… Continue Reading


11.04.21

Cassidy, Wicker, Colleagues Demand Government Return to In-Person Operations

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and 42 colleagues today requested the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) take immediate action to transition federal workers back to in-person operations. The senators cited the "widespread lack of responsiveness and accessibility across the federal government on account of current agency work plans," which have kept workers out of the office a… Continue Reading


11.04.21

Cassidy Joins Effort to Overturn Biden Vaccine Mandate

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. joined a group of his congressional colleagues in supporting a Congressional Review Act to nullify President Biden's newest vaccine mandate, released today, on private employees. Biden's mandate would force businesses with 100 or more employees to require employees get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing and wear a face covering in the workplace if they are not vaccinated. The rule, which will affect more than 80 million Americans, imposes $14,000 fines on empl… Continue Reading

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