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Cassidy, Rosen Introduce Bill to Improve Cybersecurity in Medical Industry

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Healthcare Cybersecurity Act, which would direct the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collaborate on how to improve cybersecurity measures in hospitals and other healthcare centers. In 2021, 46 million Americans had their health information breached as a result of a cyberattack, a threefold increase in three years. Cassidy and Rosen are bot… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces Over $1.7 Billion in Additional Louisiana Disaster Relief for Laura, Delta and Ida

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive an additional $450,136,000 in supplemental disaster aid for Hurricanes Laura and Delta, as well as $1,272,346,000 for Hurricane Ida recovery. For the first time, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing direct allocations of CDBG-DR dollars to local communities with Lake Charles receiving an additional $10,776,000 and Baton Rouge receiving an additional $4,648,000. The funding for Hurricanes Laura a… Continue Reading


Louisiana to Receive $40 Million for Flood Mitigation from Cassidy’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $40 million in flood mitigation funding from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will deliver the funding through Swift Current initiative grants, which expedite flood mitigation grant applications for communities after a natural disaster. "This is an incredible step in making our communities more resilient and prepared for the next storm," said … Continue Reading


Cassidy-Led Bill to Research Minority Health Disparities Signed into Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following President Joe Biden signing into law his bipartisan John Lewis National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Research Endowment Revitalization Act. The law will invest in universities conducting critical research into minority health disparities. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) joined Cassidy in cosponsoring the bill. "As a doctor who worked in Louisiana's charity hospital system, providing quality health … Continue Reading


Cassidy-Led Bill to Promote Health Care Provider Mental Health Signed into Law

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released statements following President Joe Biden signing into law their bipartisan Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, legislation to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Jack Reed (D-RI) joined Cassidy and Kaine to introduce the bill. "Doctors, nurses, and health care workers shoulder the responsibility of sav… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $7.7 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Vernon Parish a total of $7,738,685.47 in Hurricane Laura relief to pay for the removal of debris. "Our communities are still trying to recover from Hurricane Laura over a year and a half later," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help Vernon Parish pick up the pieces and better prepare for the next storm." ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Stop Federal Funding for Abortion

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced a joint resolution to overturn a Biden administration rule that resumed federal funding to entities that refer abortion services to pregnant women. The rule, issued on October 4th of last year, overturned a Trump administration policy that banned Title X funding from going to "family planning" facilities that provided abortion referrals. "Every child in the womb is a life deserving of a future," said Dr. Cassidy. "T… Continue Reading


Cassidy Legislation to Support VA Podiatrists Caring for Veterans Signed into Law by President

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following President Joe Biden signing into law Cassidy's bill to ensure quality podiatry care is offered at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and VA podiatrists are compensated fairly and at rates comparable to podiatrists in private practice or other government programs. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) co-led the bill. "As a doctor, my first priority is the patient," said Dr. Cassidy. "Veterans across Louisiana and our countr… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Blackburn Introduce Bill to End UN-funded Russian Peacekeeping Operations

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today introduced the Withdrawing Russian Support to Peacekeeping Act of 2022, which would terminate all contracts between the United Nations Department of Peace Operations and the Russian Federation as a result of Russia's pre-meditated and egregious invasion of Ukraine. This bill would eliminate Russia's participation in peacekeeping missions in the global commons. "It is a tragic and terrible irony that Russia receives peace… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces Approval of Louisiana LNG Exports

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will grant an export license to the Sabine Pass LNG terminal, located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. This license will allow the Sabine Pass facility to increase the exportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to our international allies who are experiencing energy shortages due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In 2021, Sabine Pass had the gr… Continue Reading


Seven Cassidy-Led Bills Receive Hearing in Senate Health Committee, Added to PREVENT Pandemics Act

Today, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee advanced the PREVENT Pandemics Act, which includes seven bills and additional provisions led by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA). Dr. Cassidy's bills prepare America to face future pandemics, by strengthening our Strategic National Stockpile, and increasing coordination between our public health infrastructure and health care system. The PREVENT Pandemics Act passed the HELP Committee 20-2 and now heads to the Se… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Statement on Withdrawal of Biden Anti-Energy Fed Nomination

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released a statement following Sarah Bloom Raskin withdrawing her nomination to be Vice Chair of Supervision and a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: "It is clear Ms. Raskin's nomination did not have the votes and was sailing towards failure," said Dr. Cassidy. "Our economy depends on clear-minded monetary policies, not activists in the Fed carrying out an ideologica… Continue Reading


Cassidy Responds to “Infuriating” VA Proposal to Close Alexandria Veterans Hospital

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee, today released a statement following the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) announced proposal to shut down the VA medical center in Alexandria, Louisiana. "This abrupt proposal is infuriating for many. I spoke with an official at the VA, and they assured me that there will continue to be a VA presence in Alexandria," said Dr. Cassidy. "If the administration' proposal goes into effect, provisions I worked … Continue Reading


Cassidy Discusses His Energy Operation Warp Speed Plan for a Russia-Free Energy Future on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) yesterday delivered a speech on the U.S. Senate floor outlining the need for a global Russia-free energy future by implementing an Energy Operation Warp Speed to streamline federal permitting and increase domestic energy production. Cassidy explains that his plan will not only grow the American economy, but help our allies become less dependent on Russian oil and decrease carbon emissions worldwide. "We are at a point in time where it is clear that there i… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Hagerty, Colleagues Urge Biden to Take Measures to Lower Fertilizer Prices

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and 17 other Republican senators today urged President Biden to implement certain measures to lower fertilizer costs, which have been on the rise due to the supply chain bottleneck and the current energy crisis. These measures include increasing domestic natural gas production, approving pending LNG permits, eliminating cross-border vaccine mandates, working with stakeholders to prevent a Canadian Pacific Railway strike, and expeditin… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $26.5 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $26,512,481.29 in relief for Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Ida, and the 2016 floods. The Baker School System, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the City of Gonzales, Washington Parish, the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness, and Jefferson Parish will all benefit from the relief. "Louisiana has been battered by storm after storm," said Dr. Cassidy. "Funding n… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Menendez, Colleagues Urge IRS to Address Ongoing Delays

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) led a group of 40 Senate colleagues and 65 members of the House of Representatives in urging the IRS to provide much needed relief as the agency struggles to address customer service and processing issues. The IRS's lack of action is causing unnecessary confusion, as the current tax filing season is underway. "We remain concerned that the IRS does not have a comprehensive plan to remedy the numerous problems affecting taxpayers, de… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Republican Colleagues to President Biden: We Oppose Revived Iran Deal

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and 48 of his Republican colleagues released the following statement telling President Biden they will not support a renewed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran if talks are successful: "According to press reports, the Biden Administration may soon conclude an agreement with Iran to provide substantial sanctions relief in exchange for merely short-term limitations on Iran's nuclear program. "By every indication, the Biden Administration appears … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Murkowski, Manchin, and Risch Urge for Mineral Independence

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Jim Risch (R-ID) today urged President Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase the production and processing of critical minerals such as lithium and graphite. They argue that becoming mineral independent will relieve our current supply chain crisis and ensure American industries use minerals that are ethically and responsibly-produced. "The United States relies almost exclusively on foreign n… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Gillibrand Introduce Bipartisan Flood Insurance Pricing Transparency Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced the Flood Insurance Pricing Transparency Act. Cassidy's bill requires Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to publish the formulas used to calculate mitigation credits for policyholders under Risk Rating 2.0. It also requires FEMA to release a toolkit that could be used to estimate the cost of insurance for new construction, without compromising proprietary information. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) is a c… Continue Reading

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