Press Releases


Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Press Biden Administration on U.S. Military Equipment in Taliban Hands

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and 23 Senate Republicans pressed the Biden administration to account for tax-payer funded American military equipment that may have fallen into the Taliban's hands. "As we watched the images coming out of Afghanistan as the Taliban retook the country, we were horrified to see U.S. equipment - including UH-60 Black Hawks - in the hands of the Taliban," wrote the senators. "Securing U.S. assets should have been among the top prioritie… Continue Reading


Cassidy Meets with Mayors of Monroe and West Monroe, Speaks to Ouachita Parish Police Jury

MONROE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met yesterday with Mayors Friday Ellis and Staci Mitchell of Monroe and West Monroe, and members of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, regarding the senator's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Afterwards, the Senator addressed the Police Jury's bi-monthly regular meeting. "If you care about Louisiana, you should support this infrastructure bill," said Dr. Cassidy. "It will build roads, dredge rivers, improve water and sewer systems, and give… Continue Reading


Cassidy Attends Major Groundbreaking in Ruston, Tours Louisiana Tech Engineering and Science Building

MONROE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today attended the ground-breaking ceremony for construction funded by a RAISE grant (formerly BUILD grant) awarded to the City of Ruston and Louisiana Tech University. The RAISE grant is worth $17.2 million and was awarded to the U.S. Department of Transportation. While at the ground-breaking, Dr. Cassidy praised the City of Ruston and highlighted his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. "Ruston has done a good job," said Dr. Cassidy. "I am … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Inhofe, Colleagues Condemn Biden Choosing OPEC Over American Energy Workers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), James Inhofe (R-OK), and 22 Senate Republicans condemned President Biden's decision to beg the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to boost oil production to combat skyrocketing gas prices instead of putting Americans back to work. The senators emphasized the need to support cleaner American energy production over relying on foreign oil and creating jobs overseas. "It is astonishing that your Administration is now seeking assistance … Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Releases Statement on Biden Afghanistan Address

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following video statement on President Biden's address on the fall of Afghanistan: "Just listened to President Biden speech regarding Afghanistan. It is clear that the exit strategy was poorly planned, poorly executed, and has exposed thousands of Americans and our allies to Taliban retribution. This is a pattern of incompetence, which includes record numbers of people coming across our U.S.-Mexican border illegally, inflation in the economy, … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Klobuchar, Ossoff Demand Information about Amazon’s Biometric Data Collection Practices

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) requested information about Amazon's data collection practices involving biometrics in a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy. The senators expressed concerns about the company's use of data gathered by Amazon One, the company's palm-print recognition and payment system. The letter follows reports of Amazon offering credits to consumers to share their biometric data with Amazon One. Amazon has also announced that i… Continue Reading


What They Are Saying: Support for Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Grows

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a historic investment in our roads, bridges, ports, waterways, airports, broadband, and coastal resiliency in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Support for the bill has been growing in Louisiana and nationally. Here's what people are saying: Baton Rouge Round Table (BRAC): "BRAC thanks @SenBillCassidy for his incredible leadership to get a bipartisan infrastructure bill passed through the US Senate this week. Baton Rouge desp… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Statement on Biden Plea to OPEC to Increase Oil Production

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released the following statement on President Biden urging the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to boost oil production to combat skyrocketing gas prices: "The Biden administration needs to admit that killing American energy jobs is backfiring. Begging our adversaries like Iran to bail them out from high gas prices instead of putting Americans back to work is totally unacceptable," said Dr. Cassidy. Background:Cassidy has cri… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Provide Medicaid Due Process for Americans Awaiting Trial

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the Due Process Continuity of Care Act. The bill amends Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP) to ensure that pre-trial detainees are not kicked off Medicaid prior to ever being found guilty of a crime. MIEP denies federal benefits to individuals who are incarcerated and applies both to those who have been found guilty of a crime and those held pending adjudication who are still presumed innocent (Pret… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Republican Colleagues Refuse to Bail Out Democrats’ Reckless Spending

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and 45 Senate Republican colleagues promise they will not vote to increase the debt ceiling, "whether that increase comes through a stand-alone bill, a continuing resolution, or any other vehicle," in a letter to the American people. A debt ceiling increase would be a catastrophic consequence of Democrats' proposed $3.5 trillion reckless spending spree contained in the budget resolution now before the Senate. "Because Democrats are re… Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes Against Democrats’ Reckless $3.5 Trillion Tax and Spending Spree

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted against democrats' partisan $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree. "Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree is nothing more than sugar-high spending that will send inflation soaring," said Dr. Cassidy. "There is no real infrastructure in their $3.5 trillion spending extravaganza, just a liberal wish list that will bankrupt our country." Background:Cassidy has been working with a bipartisan group of senators for months to craft a hard infrast… Continue Reading


Cassidy Pens Op-Ed on Louisiana’s Infrastructure Needs in The Advocate

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed in The Advocate on Louisiana's infrastructure needs and the benefits from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. "I came to Washington to get a job done. That's what Louisiana sent me here to do. This bill will shorten your commute time, lessen the chance of flooding in your home, create jobs, and extend broadband internet to schools, families and businesses. It does this all in a fiscally responsible way. The Infrastructure Invest… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Cassidy’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Building Roads, Bridges, Strengthening Coastal Resiliency in Louisiana

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a vote of 69-30. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) was one of the five lead Republican negotiators and a member of the bipartisan Group of 22 Senators for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is the largest investment in infrastructure and coastal resiliency in the history of Louisiana. "This legislation will create tens of thousands of new jobs," said Dr. Cassidy. "The new bridges and repaired h… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kaine Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Promote Health Care Provider Mental Health

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded Senate passage of their bipartisan legislation to prevent burnout, suicide, and mental and behavioral health issues in health care workers. The bicameral Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act now awaits action in the U.S. House of Representatives. "Doctors, nurses and health care workers shoulder the responsibility of saving lives and have worked overtime during the pandemic," said Dr. Cassidy. "Passing this … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Peters, Boozman, Kaine Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make Higher Education More Accessible, Affordable

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Gary Peters (D-MI), John Boozman (R-AR), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to expand opportunities for high school students to obtain college credit in an effort to make higher education more accessible and affordable. The Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act (MEAA) would help improve high school and college graduation rates by expanding the use of existing grants to institutions of higher education to support dual o… Continue Reading


I-14 Authorization Added to Infrastructure Bill in Another Big Win for Louisiana

Today, thanks to an amendment cosponsored by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), an authorization of an I-14 corridor that would extend through Central Louisiana was added to the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Should the legislative package led by Cassidy pass Congress, this authorization will be a crucial first step in the process to allow for the future construction of an interstate highway running through central Louisiana. "Great news for Central Louisiana. An ame… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Infrastructure Wins for Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released the following one pagers on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Highways, Bridges, Broadband, and Airports; Louisiana: Leading in Energy; Strengthening Weather Resiliency for Louisiana Citizens; Strengthening Coastal Protection and Restoration; and Improving Water, Wastewater, and Environmental Remediation. "The infrastructure package, it is about roads and bridges and highways, ports and waterways, increased access to broadband in … Continue Reading


Senate Committee Advances Cassidy, Casey Legislation to Protect Pregnant Workers Against Workplace Discrimination

Today, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee advanced U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH), landmark legislation to protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. The bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which is closely modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), would require employers to make reasonable accommodations to allow pregnant workers to continue working safely. It will ensure t… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Menendez Introduce Legislation to Remove Financial Penalties for Individuals, Get Families Back on Their Feet After from Natural Disasters

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced a bill to expedite relief to those impacted by natural disasters. With this bill, individuals impacted by hurricanes, floods, wildfires, etc. are able to access their retirement benefits without being forced to pay any withdrawal fees or penalties or wait for Congress to take action. They will have access to their benefits in order to cover emergency costs stemming from natural disasters. "When disaster hits, fami… Continue Reading


Cassidy, G10 Senators Release Statement on Finalized Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement Legislative Text

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Jon Tester (D-MT) issued the following statement after releasing full legislative text for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: "Over the last four days we have worked day and night to finalize historic legislation that will invest in our nation's hard infrastructure and crea… Continue Reading

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