Press Releases


Cassidy, Scott Introduce the Upholding the Law at Our Border Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rick Scott (R-FL), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), James Lankford (R-OK), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) in introducing the Upholding the Law at Our Border Act. Under President Biden's failed agenda of amnesty and open borders, more than 5 million known migrants have illegally crossed the southern border and tons of deadly drugs, like fentanyl, have flooded into U.S. communities and taken more than 100,000 American lives in 2021. Thi… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Reacts to State of the Union Address

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) issued the following video statement after President Biden's second State of the Union address: "Americans saw tonight just how disconnected the Biden administration is from the concerns of ordinary families. President Biden's priorities do not align with us. Republicans know that. That's why we're working to address issues Americans care about. We're working to address the debt crisis. We're working to ensure flood insurance remains affordable. And by th… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues File Amicus Brief Rebuking Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and 41 Senate colleagues in filing an amicus brief in Biden v. Nebraska and Department of Education v. Brown challenging the Biden administration's student loan forgiveness program. Specifically, they argue that the student loan program is a clear overreach of executive power and circumvents the authority of Congress. "Presid… Continue Reading


Cassidy Invites Baton Rouge Sheriff Deputy to State of the Union After Heroically Saving a Life

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced his guest for the State of the Union tomorrow will be Detective Will Bankston of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department. "Detective Bankston jumped into action to save a man's life without a second thought," said Dr. Cassidy. "His acts embody what it means to protect and serve. I'm delighted he's my guest at this year's State of the Union." Background In late January, Detective Bankston saved a man's life while off-duty. … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Capito, Senate Republicans Formally Challenge Biden WOTUS Rule through Congressional Review Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and the entire Senate Republican Conference introduced a formal challenge to the Biden administration's Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule through a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval. The resolution comes after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a new rule in December 2022 repealing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), and changi… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy: China Should Pay ‘Pollution’ Penalty

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined Greta Van Susteren on Newsmax this week calling on China to pay a foreign pollution fee for the Chinese Communist Party's lack of environmental regulations and use of slave labor. "We need to have a set of policies which recognize that one way China is able to better compete is they totally ignore environmental regulations… they don't enforce those regulations, making it cheaper t… Continue Reading


Cassidy Presses Department of Energy on Louisiana’s Stalled Class VI Primacy Application

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today pressed Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary David Turk on Louisiana's stalled application for Class VI primacy-state-led enforcement for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide-at a hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. "Louisiana cannot get primacy. We're told that our application is actually being referred to as a model as to how to get primacy when other states come and say okay, 'What format should w… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Bipartisan Group Urge Biden to Delay of F-16 Sales to Turkey Until It Stops Blocking Sweden & Finland’s Entrance into NATO

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues today urged President Biden to delay the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey until Turkey agrees to stop blocking the NATO accession protocols allowing Sweden and Finland to join the defense pact. The senators noted the importance of welcoming Sweden and Finland into NATO to further strengthen the alliance amid Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine and broader attempts to… Continue Reading


Cassidy Reintroduces Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today reintroduced the Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act, legislation that criminalizes individuals who leak confidential information from the Supreme Court of the United States. "The Dobbs leak was an attempt to publicly intimidate justices and undermine the integrity of the Court. It continues to put lives at risk," said Dr. Cassidy. "My bill holds leakers accountable and takes away any hopes of profiting off their crime." Cassidy's legislation was refer… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Statement in Support of Rule of Law After Meeting with Peruvian Foreign Minister

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after meeting with Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Cecilia Gervasi. Cassidy expressed support for Peru's constitutional order in the aftermath of former President José Castillo's coup attempt, which thrust the country into months of unrest. "The United States must always stand with constitutional democracies when they are being threatened by lawless mobs," said Dr. Cassidy. "I told of our support for Presid… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Scott Demand Accountability for Biden’s Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rick Scott (R-FL), and six colleagues introduced a bill to establish a bipartisan, bicameral Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan to conduct a full investigation into President Biden's failed withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan that stranded hundreds of Americans behind enemy lines, left billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment in the hands of terrorists and took the lives of 13 brave U.S. service members. This joint select committee would f… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cornyn, Hagerty, Colleagues Introduce Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and 43 Senate Republicans, today introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that allows concealed carry, while still abiding by that state's laws. "The right to protect yourself and your family should not end at the state border," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill ensures la… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cortez Masto, Colleagues Urge Biden to Support of Medicare Advantage Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tim Scott (R-SC), Gary Peters (D-MI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and a bipartisan group of 57 of Senate colleagues urged the Biden administration to support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality health care to millions of seniors and individuals with disabilities across the U.S. "The number of Americans who choose Medicare Advantage continues to grow each year, with enrollment doubling over the last de… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces Committee Assignments

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced he will serve on the following committees. "Louisianans sent me here to get stuff done for our state, and a spot on these committees will allow me to continue that work," said Dr. Cassidy. "Looking forward to a productive Congress." Committee Assignments: Committee on Health Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee on Finance Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Committee on Veterans Affairs Finance Committee Subcommi… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $1.8 Million from the Infrastructure Law for Road Safety

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $1,771,680.00 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to help communities develop action plans to make roadways safer for drivers and pedestrians. This is additional funding to the $5.1 million that was announced last week from IIJA for road safety. "There are too many roads in Louisiana that are dangerous for the families who drive on them," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding from the infrastructure law… Continue Reading


Cassidy Cosponsors Legislation to Block Defense Department’s Green New Deal Mandates

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), cosponsored Senator John Hoeven's (R-ND) the Focus on the Mission Act, legislation to prevent the Department of Defense (DoD) from imposing on federal contractors a new environmental rule that would increase national defense costs. "The Department of Defense's new environmental rule is a handout to radical special interests at the expense of our national security," said Dr. Cassidy. "Their priority should be defending our nation, not appeasing woke climat… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Brown Urge Administration to Increase Duties on Russian Ferrosilicon Imports

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today urged the Biden administration to increase duties on Russian ferrosilicon that contains 75 percent silicon to a 35 percent tax per unit in a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Troy Miller and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. This effort will help bolster domestic production of ferrosilicon and replace Russian imports that finance the country's illegal invasion of Ukraine. "Globe Sp… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Lankford, Colleagues Want to Stop Government Shutdowns, Force Congress to Do Its Job

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) James Lankford (R-OK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and eight colleagues introduced the Prevent Government Shutdowns Act of 2023, which would take government shutdowns off the table and force Congress to stay in town until their work is done. "Louisianans are tired of Congress punting their responsibility. This is a commonsense solution to make sure our government continues functioning," said Dr. Cassidy. "We need to change our spending and our spending process… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $13.4 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $13,364,640.57 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricanes Katrina, Laura, Delta, and Ida. "Louisianans are resilient no matter the storm," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help our coastal communities continue to recover and help families get back on their feet." Grant Awarded Recipient Project Description $6,225,332.00 Concordia Parish Police Jury-Br… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $5.1 Million from the Infrastructure Law to Make Roads Safer

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $5,110,200 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for road improvements across the state. Specifically, the funding will allow communities across Louisiana to create action plans to address and prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. "Parents should have peace of mind knowing the roads are safe when driving their children to school," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding from the Infrastructure Investm… Continue Reading

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