Press Releases

09.24.21

Senators’ Statement Urging House of Representatives to Pass Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Mitt Romney (R-UT) issued the following statement, urging the House of Representatives to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill: "Passage of the historic bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Monday would be a great victory for the American people. It will modernize and upgrade our roads, bridges, ports, and broadband; increase the resiliency of our electric grid… Continue Reading


09.24.21

ICYMI: Cassidy: Infrastructure Bill Helps Working Class Bounce Back After COVID

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) penned an op-ed in CNBC on how the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will benefit working-class families who suffered some of the worse economic blows delt by the COVID-19 pandemic. "If someone could make a living through online video calls with access to high-speed internet in the comfort of their home, they often did quite well," said Dr. Cassidy. "If someone worked with their hands, things were often quite different." "For famili… Continue Reading


09.24.21

Cassidy, Durbin Introduce Legislation to Support Leading Rehab Facilities

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to support rehabilitation facilities that lead the nation in medical research and complex treatment. The Dr. Joanne Smith Memorial Rehabilitation Innovation Centers Act recognizes the unique role that a leading class of rehabilitation facilities play in our health care system, by driving innovative research for the entire field, providing medical training to students, and serving the highest need pat… Continue Reading


09.24.21

Cassidy Introduces Bill to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Deaths in Wake of Disasters

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today introduced the Safe Generators Save Lives Act to save lives in the wake of hurricanes and other disasters that disrupt power and necessitate the use of portable generators. Carbon monoxide (CO) deaths caused by insufficient ventilation during the use of portable generators accounted for the majority of Hurricane Laura deaths in 2020 and 20 percent of deaths in Louisiana during Hurricane Ida. Cassidy's legislation would require new portable generators … Continue Reading


09.23.21

ICYMI: Cassidy Calls on Biden Administration to Address Dangerous Trade and Security Situation in Haiti

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) penned an op-ed in The Hill on the dangerous security situation in Haiti and trade issues impacting Louisiana rice farmers. "Haiti is on the edge of failure. The recent earthquake and the assassination of President Moise Jovenel has pushed already weak institutions and a dangerous security situation over the edge making normal trade impossible," wrote Dr. Cassidy. "Rice exporters from Louisiana have been trying to navigate the security situation in Port-Au… Continue Reading


09.23.21

Cassidy Announces Additional $3 Million for Lake Calcasieu Restoration Project

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Treasury Department's Office of Gulf Coast Restoration will grant an additional $3,076,986.80 to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for a project to restore Lake Calcasieu. This will bring the total amount of aid for the project to $28,679,742.68. The extra funding will help complete plans for large-scale marsh creation and nourishment, marsh drainage, and to maintain marsh salinity levels. "Building and maintain marshes a… Continue Reading


09.23.21

Cassidy, Whitehouse, Hyde-Smith, King Request Committee Hearing on Bill to Strengthen Gulf Revenue Sharing Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Angus King (I-ME) requested a hearing to consider S. 2130, the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies and Ecosystems (RISEE) Act. In a letter sent to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-WY), the Senators explain the RISEE Act would both amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) and create a new dedicated stream of funding from fu… Continue Reading


09.23.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Demand DOJ Investigation on Illegal Fetal Tissue Research

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Josh Hawley (R-MO), James Lankford (R-OK), and Steve Daines (R-MT), alongside Representatives Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-03) and Lisa McClain (R-MI-10), asked for a complete investigation into the University of Pittsburgh's abortion procedures and research in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and NIH Director Francis Collins. Recent reports from the NIH show the university may have violated federal law by altering ab… Continue Reading


09.22.21

Cassidy, Menendez Lead Bipartisan Group on Senate Resolution Supporting Venezuelan Women and Children

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution expressing Congress's alarm over the growing humanitarian needs of women and children inside Venezuela. Over 5,400,000 Venezuelans have fled their homeland since the start of the crisis. President Nicolas Maduro's oppressive dictatorship has disproportionately hurt women and children, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerb… Continue Reading


09.22.21

Cassidy, Menendez Lead Colleagues Demanding FEMA Delay Risk Rating 2.0

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today lead a bipartisan group of colleagues urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) to delay its new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rating system, known as Risk Rating 2.0. The new rating system, scheduled to go into effect October 1st, is expected to raise premiums on 80% of NFIP policyholders nationwide. Hurricane Ida ravaged parts of Louisiana and New Jersey earlier this month, causing widespread damage … Continue Reading


09.21.21

Cassidy Calls for Risk Rating 2.0 Delay, Hurricane Disaster Relief on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate Floor renewing his calls for disaster supplemental relief in the wake of Hurricane Ida. He also spoke about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is set to expire while it's in the midst of rolling out new policy-Risk Rating 2.0-that will raise premiums for hardworking Louisiana families. "Pass the bill for the people of Lake Charles. Pass the bill for the people of Terrebonne, Lafourche parishes and sout… Continue Reading


09.21.21

Cassidy, Rubio Introduce Bill to Extend National Flood Insurance Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), John Cornyn (R-TX), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) introduced the NFIP Extension Act of 2021 to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through December 3, 2021. NFIP is currently set to expire at the end of this month. "People in Louisiana need the National Flood Insurance Program to be there for them after a disaster," said Dr. Cassidy. "Ida has shown us that we need to make sure NFIP is affordabl… Continue Reading


09.21.21

Cassidy, Warnock Introduce Bill Supporting Forest Landowners Following Natural Disasters

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) introduced legislation to help America's landowners recover from the loss of timber after natural disasters. The Disaster Reforestation Act amends and makes improvements to the tax code to allow forest owners to deduct the value of their timber prior to the loss caused by a natural disaster. "Louisianans are no stranger to natural disasters. This tax fix provides much needed relief and certainty to landowners when livelihoods ar… Continue Reading


09.20.21

Cassidy Announces $4 Million Grant to LSU for Clean Chemical Manufacturing Project

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding the Louisiana State University (LSU) a $3,999,960 grant to lead a project to determine the economic viability of CO2 Electrolyzers, a process which converts CO2 into the precursor chemicals used in items such as detergents, anti-freeze, and tennis shoes. The project aims to improve the sustainability of the chemical manufacturing sector, one of America's largest manufacturing sectors. "Louisiana i… Continue Reading


09.20.21

ICYMI: Cassidy Makes Conservative Case for Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal making the conservative case for the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. "The infrastructure bill offers the nation a vision of responsible stewardship. It was negotiated rigorously over the course of months between House and Senate members, Democrats and Republicans. While the reconciliation bill steals from our children's future by burdening the next generation with debt and weakening free enterpr… Continue Reading


09.17.21

Cassidy Announces University of Louisiana at Lafayette to Lead $6 Million Carbon Capture and Utilization Project

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) a $6 million grant to lead a carbon capture and utilization project. The project aims to improve infrastructure by establishing a "Tri-State Institute of Manufacturing" to advance carbon capture, utilization, and storage technology. "Louisiana is a leader in energy and innovation and ULL's cutting edge research is leading the way. This is an invest… Continue Reading


09.17.21

Cassidy Tours Hurricane Damage in Grand Isle

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) toured hurricane damage in Grand Isle to assess damages and learn what the island needs to recover. "Good tour of Grand Isle. We saw what works and what needs to be worked on," said Dr. Cassidy. "Areas of the island with breakwaters, beach restoration, and housing built to code survived. Those areas of the island without those things did extremely poorly. We have to build resiliency." On Wednesday, Cassidy spoke on t… Continue Reading


09.17.21

ICYMI: Cassidy Pens Op-Ed on Investing in Infrastructure Before the Next Hurricane

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) penned an op-ed in the Daily Advertiser discussing how major investments in infrastructure now will better prepare Louisiana for when the next hurricane hits. "If anything highlights the importance of evacuation routes, hardening the grid, improving sewer and water, flood mitigation, coastal restoration - of infrastructure - it's a storm like Hurricane Ida. Let's ensure access to safe evacuation routes by investing in our roads and bridges. Let's use natur… Continue Reading


09.16.21

Cassidy Reviews Hurricane Damage in Tangipahoa Parish

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) reviewed hurricane damage in Tangipahoa Parish with Parish President Robby Miller. They discussed what Tangipahoa Parish needs to recover from Hurricane Ida. "Great tour of Tangipahoa Parish with Parish President Robby Miller and his staff. Saw the tree damage, the damage to the power lines, but also saw the recovery taking place. Challenges before us include completing recovery but building in resiliency. Tangipahoa Parish needs d… Continue Reading


09.16.21

ICYMI: Cassidy Discusses Infrastructure Needs Exposed by Hurricane Ida

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today penned letter to the editor in The Advocate discussing how the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) addresses Louisiana's hard infrastructure needs and vulnerabilities, which Hurricane Ida exposed last month. "Hurricane Ida gave us a harsh reminder that we need to strengthen the infrastructure that protects us from storms - improving highways and evacuation routes, hardening our electric grid and investing in flood mitigation," wr… Continue Reading

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