Press Releases

02.04.19

Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Legislation to Protect Adoption and Foster Care Providers from Religious Discrimination

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA)joined colleagues in the House and Senate in introducing the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act(H.R. 897 and S. 274), legislation to ensure faith-based adoption and foster care providers can continue to provide child welfare services. Because of a regulation instituted by the Obama Administration in January 2017 and somestate laws, some faith-based organizations are blocked from providing child welfare services in a w… Continue Reading


02.01.19

Cassidy Introduces Legislation to Secure the Border, Make Cartels Pay for it

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today introduced the Securing the Border and Making Drug Cartels Pay for It Act (S. 293), legislation to pay for stronger border security measures using money seized, in part, from drug cartels. "This money would have lined the pockets of criminals and international drug lords, but we can use it to secure our border and stop the flow of drugs," said Dr. Cassidy. "It won't be the American people paying for the wall, it'll be the Mexican cartels, and that i… Continue Reading


01.31.19

Cassidy, Colleagues Reintroduce Sarah's Law on Third Anniversary of Her Death

On January 31, 2016, the night of her graduation, 21-year-old Sarah Rootwas struck and killed in Omaha, Nebraska,by Edwin Mejia, a drunk driver who was in the U.S. illegally. Following state criminal charges of motor vehicle homicide and outreach by local law enforcement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) used its discretion to decline to issue a detainer on Mejia, Sarah's killer. Subsequently, Mejia posted bond, disappeared, and now, three years later, still remains at-large. Tod… Continue Reading


01.31.19

Cassidy Blasts Virginia Governor’s Defense of Infanticide: “They’re Beholden to Groups Like Planned Parenthood”

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a doctor and member of the Senate health committee, responded today to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's defense of infanticide and Virginia Democrats' legislation to make it legal to abort a completely healthy baby up until the moment of birth. Last night, a pro-abortion Democrat said it was a "mistake" for her to support the legislation, because what the bill's sponsor said it would allow is classified as "partial birth infanticide" and "a crime." "'Fir… Continue Reading


01.31.19

Cassidy on Democrats’ Plan to Make Private Health Insurance Illegal: “Medicare for All” Would Result in “Medicare for None”

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate health committee, released the following statement regarding Washington Democrats' growing support for making private health insurance plans illegal. "Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kamala Harris-these Washington Democrats want a complete and total government takeover of Americans' health care. By making private health insurance plans illegal, they would take away health coverage from millions of Americans and force them … Continue Reading


01.30.19

Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Restore Wetlands

On the 30th anniversary of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) joined bipartisan legislation to reauthorize NAWCA through 2024. The legislation would also increase authorized annual funding for the program to $60 million. NAWCA was originally enacted in 1989 to provide federal cost-share funding-in partnership with funding from state and local governments, private industry, and non-profit organizations like Duck… Continue Reading


01.29.19

Cassidy, Warner Unveil Draft Legislation to Lower Drug Prices Through Innovative Payment Models

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Mark Warner (D-VA) today released a draft version of the Patient Affordability, Value and Efficiency Act, bipartisan legislation they are developing to facilitate new and innovative payment models for pharmaceuticals and other medical services so that patients have better access to treatment, the health care market is more efficient, and drug prices are more affordable. Cassidy and Warner are requesting feedback from all interested parties to ensure … Continue Reading


01.29.19

PHOTO: Cassidy Meets with Attorney General Nominee William Barr

Download high-resolution photo WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement today after meeting with William Barr, President Trump's nominee for attorney general. "The Senate previously confirmed William Barr unanimously three times, approving him to serve our country as assistant attorney general, deputy attorney general, and then attorney general. He is committed to upholding the rule of lawand being just to all Americans, and he clearly has the ex… Continue Reading


01.25.19

WATCH: Cassidy Calls for NFL to Answer for Blown Call that Cost Saints a Trip to the Super Bowl

Share on: YouTube | Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today spoke on the Senate floor regarding "the most blatant and consequential blown call in NFL history," which kept the New Orleans Saints from winning the NFC Championship game against the Los Angeles Rams and then playing in the Super Bowl. Yesterday, Cassidy spoke on the Senate floor regarding the partial government shutdown and called for a compromise to re-open government, get federal workers the pa… Continue Reading


01.24.19

WATCH: Cassidy Expresses Frustration on Senate Floor: It’s Time for Nancy Pelosi to Negotiate

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today spoke on the Senate floor after voting in support of the End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act, legislation providing $5.7 billion for physical border barriers. After Democrats blocked the bill, Cassidy urged Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to negotiate a compromise and highlighted the fact that many rank-and-file Democrats are breaking with Pelosi and expressing support for physical barriers to secure the border. Dr. Cassidy's … Continue Reading


01.24.19

Cassidy Urges Democrats to Negotiate to End the Shutdown, Secure the Border

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after voting today in support of the End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act, legislation providing $5.7 billion for physical border barriers. The bill was a compromise proposed by President Trump in good faith, and it included immigration provisions Democrats have supported in the past, as well as disaster recovery resources. "I voted for President Trump's proposal to re-open government, put 800,000 federal employees … Continue Reading


01.17.19

Cassidy Joins Legislation to Pay Federal Employees Working During Partial Shutdown

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Todd Young (R-IN), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) in cosponsoring the Shutdown Fairness Act, legislation authorizing federal agencies affected by the current government shutdown to pay their personnel working during the shutdown. These are employees that are currently working without pay. Last week, Congress passed legislation to ensure all government workers a… Continue Reading


01.17.19

Cassidy, Kennedy Reintroduce Pain-Capable Abortion Ban

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA) and 42 other Republican senators reintroduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to provide common-sense protections for unborn children at 20 weeks after fertilization, a point at which there is significant scientific evidence that abortion inflicts tremendous pain on babies in the womb. "As a doctor, I have to look at the scientific evidence we have when it comes to the beginning of life. At 20 weeks, studies … Continue Reading


01.16.19

Cassidy, Kennedy Applaud Judicial Nomination for Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today applauded President Trump's nomination of Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Greg Gerard Guidry to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. "Justice Guidry is exceptionally qualified for this position. He has served our state well for decades as both as a trial and appellate judge in addition to being a former federal prosecutor. With his experience, I am confident he will serve with distinction on … Continue Reading


01.16.19

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Medicaid, Prevent Liberal States from Forcing Americans to Subsidize Free Health Care for Illegal Immigrants

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Barrasso (R-WY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), David Perdue (R-GA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Protect Medicaid Act (S. 131), legislation to ensure the long-term integrity of Medicaid by preventing liberal states like California from forcing American citizens in other states to subsidize state programs that expand Medicaid benefits to illegal immigrants. Federal law already bars illegal immigrants f… Continue Reading


01.15.19

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Children from Sex Crimes, Strengthen Parents’ Rights

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today joined 14 Senate colleagues in introducing the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, legislation making it a crime to knowingly perform an abortion on a child from out of state without the consent and notification of a parent. The bill also prohibits individuals who have committed incest from taking a minor across states lines in order to obtain an abortion. "Sex traffickers and child abusers shouldn't be able to get away with their vile crime… Continue Reading


01.14.19

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Permanently End Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today joined 32 of his Senate colleagues in introducing the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (S. 109), legislation establishing a permanent, government-wide prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion. Similar policies, such as the Hyde Amendment, currently require annual passage and do not apply to Obamacare. "Louisiana families should not be forced to give their hard-earned tax dollars to abortion businesses l… Continue Reading


01.14.19

‘Ally to the Unborn’: Dr. Cassidy Discusses Pro-Life Beliefs in January Issue of WORLD Magazine

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), recently spoke to WORLD Magazine about why he is pro-life, the joy of adoption, preventing taxpayer dollars from supporting abortion providers, and more. The conversation is featured in the January issue of the magazine. Today, Cassidy and 32 Senate colleagues introduced the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (S. 109), legislation establishing a permanent, government-wide prohibition of taxpayer fundi… Continue Reading


01.14.19

NFL Network Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes of Cassidy’s Push to Honor Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal

Share this video preview on: YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 15, the NFL Network will air a special episode of NFL 360 with Melissa Stark highlighting New Orleans Saints icon Steve Gleason's battle with ALS, his work to empower others with the disease, and U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy's successful effort to pass legislation honoring Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal. After the Senate passed Cassidy's legislation in April 2018, the NFL Netw… Continue Reading


01.10.19

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and 31 Senate Republicans introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, legislation to allow Louisianans with concealed carry permits to exercise their right to carry in any other state with concealed carry laws, while abiding by that state's laws. "This legislation empowers law-abiding Americans to exercise their Second Amendment right to defend themselves while respecting each state's law," said Dr. Cassidy. "The ability to protect your… Continue Reading

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