Press Releases

02.06.18

Cassidy, Colleagues Lead Bipartisan Push for Community Health Centers Funding

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a bipartisan group of 66 other senators in calling on Senate leadership to immediately reauthorize funding for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the country. The Community Health Center Fund (CHCF) expired on September 30, 2017. Lack of reauthorization has j… Continue Reading


01.30.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Tax Cuts are Making a Real Difference for Louisiana Workers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Stuart Varney on Fox Business today to discuss the positive impacts of the recently passed tax cuts. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. ON PENSIONS BENEFITING FROM THE BOOMING STOCK MARKET CASSIDY: It's kind of amazing. All the people that hate Trump, the public service unions, are benefiting from the Trump rally. … Continue Reading


01.29.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Urges Colleagues to Protect Unborn Babies Who Can Feel Pain

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), spoke on the Senate floor today and urged his colleagues to vote in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 2311), legislation he cosponsored to protect unborn children from elective abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization: Key excerpts of Dr. Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below "When you see a baby in the womb at five months, it's incredible. … You can see them yawning, stretching. At 18 weeks, you can find out if it's a boy… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Cassidy, Graves Applaud President Trump’s Recognition of Cajun Navy During State of the Union

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-LA-06) today applauded President Trump's decision to invite Cajun Navy founder Jon Bridgers to attend this year's State of the Union address on Tuesday. "The Cajun Navy honored the biblical command to 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you,'" said Dr. Cassidy. "When floodwaters overwhelmed Louisiana in 2016 and Texas after Hurricane Harvey, the Cajun Navy, using their own boats and supplies, rescued fel… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Cassidy, Colleagues Encourage Action to Improve Drug Pricing Transparency in Medicare Part D

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a bipartisan group of 20 other senators in expressing support for a proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would help increase the transparency and accuracy of prescription drug costs in Medicare Part D. "Pharmacy price concessions account for real differences between the listed prices of prescription drug… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Cassidy: New Orleans City Council’s Anti-Israel Resolution Should Have Never Seen the Light of Day

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement today after the New Orleans City Council voted to rescind the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution it passed two weeks ago at the behest of the Palestinian Solidarity Committee: "Anti-Semitic, far-left activists wrote this crazy resolution, and it should have never seen the light of day," said Dr. Cassidy. "I'm glad the city council listened to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the Anti-Defamat… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Cassidy: Build the Wall and Make Drug Traffickers Pay for It

Build the wall and make drug traffickers pay for it -- Democrats and Republicans should support this By Sen. Bill Cassidy FoxNews.com | Share on: Twitter [T]he president has said he's willing to make a deal: if Democrats will support real, permanent border security, remove incentives for future illegal immigration, and modernize our immigration system, the roughly 700,000 DACA recipients can receive legal status so they no longer have to live in limbo. President Trump's position is very reas… Continue Reading


01.24.18

Cassidy: Mayor Landrieu Missed an Opportunity to Advocate for Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu refused to attend a meeting at the White House about improving our nation's infrastructure, a decision he made in solidarity with sanctuary cities like New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco: "Mayor Landrieu skipped a meeting with President Trump about infrastructure because the Department of Justice is holding sanctuary cites in other states accountable. Louisiana has … Continue Reading


01.23.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Discusses Improving Border Security, Louisiana Infrastructure on Fox Business

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), joined Liz Claman on Fox Business today to discuss Senate Democrats' refusal to support better border security, and the Trump Administration's potential infrastructure plan. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. ON SENATE DEMOCRAT LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER WITHDRAWING HIS OFFER OF BORDER WALL FUNDING CASSIDY: It's not just about illegal immigration, it's about all kinds of drugs and other con… Continue Reading


01.23.18

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Declaring National School Choice Week

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today joined several of his Senate colleagues in introducing a resolution declaring this week National School Choice Week. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Burr (R-NC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Johnson (R-WI… Continue Reading


01.23.18

Cassidy, Kennedy Applaud Judicial Nominations for Western and Eastern Districts of Louisiana

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today applauded President Trump's nominations of Robert Summerhays to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Western District of Louisiana (Lafayette) and Wendy Vitter to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans). "Judge Robert Summerhays and Wendy Vitter both have decades of legal and trial experience that make them excellent choices for these positions," said Dr. Cassidy. "They are part o… Continue Reading


01.23.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: We’ve Got to Have Border Security

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), joined Melissa Francis on Fox News today to discuss the need to secure the border, emphasizing the best chance for a deal on immigration hinges on it addressing the four pillars of reform: better border security, ending chain migration, eliminating the visa lottery program, and a permanent solution for recipients of President Obama's temporary Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In 2013, 54 Senate Democrats voted to build the wall, end … Continue Reading


01.22.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Washington Democrats Finally Realized Their Position Was Indefensible

Watch on YouTube | Download Broadcast Quality Video WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after Washington Democrats finally stopped blocking funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and agreed to end their government shutdown: "The shutdown never made sense. I'm glad after two days enough Senate Democrats agreed to end it. I think they realized taking health insurance away from nine million kids nationwide-122,000 of whom live i… Continue Reading


01.20.18

Cassidy Votes to Fund Children’s Health Insurance, Continue National Flood Insurance Program, Support the Troops, Keep Government Running

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after Senate Democrats voted to shut down the government and let the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expire: "With the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) set to expire, Louisiana's governor has been forced to begin winding down the program in our state," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill would have funded children's health insurance for six years, but Democrats v… Continue Reading


01.19.18

Cassidy Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee’s Approval of Two Louisiana Judicial Nominees

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved two judicial nominees for Louisiana, Michael Juneau for the Western District of Louisiana and Kyle Duncan for the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: "Kyle Duncan and Michael Juneau are two well-qualified nominees for the bench, and I'm glad their nominations are moving forward," said Dr. Cassidy. "I urge the full Senate to approve them as soon as possible so they can begin se… Continue Reading


01.19.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Democrats are Putting Illegal Immigration Over Children’s Health Insurance

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), joined Stuart Varney on Fox Business today to discuss Democrats' intention to shut down the government. Cassidy also appeared on WWLTV in New Orleans this morning. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. ON DEMOCRATS VOTING AGAINST CHILDREN'S HEALTH CASSIDY: I'll just say, as a physician, the Children's Health Insurance Program is incredibly important. And we've listened for the last six months people shedding crocodile tears, whic… Continue Reading


01.19.18

After Cassidy’s Urging, New Orleans City Council to Reconsider Anti-Israel BDS Resolution

Last week, the New Orleans City Council passed a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution drafted by the Palestinian Solidarity Committee to discriminate against Israel. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) condemned the measure, saying, "This measure is rooted in anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel. This measure stands in solidarity with a Palestinian government that routinely sponsors and encourages terrorism." Cassidy also said he "hope[d] the council recognizes their error and re… Continue Reading


01.18.18

Cassidy Welcomes Trump Administration’s Commitment to Protecting Pro-Life Health Care Professionals from Discrimination

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, welcomed the Trump Administration's formation of a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The division will more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom. "The freedom to live out your faith is one of Americ… Continue Reading


01.16.18

Cassidy Introduces Legislation to Increase Accountability in 340B Program, Ensure Drug Discounts are Passed on to Patients

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the HELP ACT (Helping Ensure Low-income Patients have Access to Care and Treatment), which would close loopholes in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) 340B program and help hold participating hospitals accountable for passing on discounts on prescription drugs to patients. The 340B program requires drug manufactur… Continue Reading


01.12.18

Cassidy: Immigration Deal Depends on Democrats Supporting Border Security Again

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Harris Faulkner on Fox News today to discuss the need to secure the border and modernize our country's immigration policy. He addressed President Trump's efforts to bring Republicans and Democrats together on a solution that will secure the border, discourage future illegal immigration, and be fair to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, non-citizens who were illegally brought to the U.S. at a young age, usually by their parents.… Continue Reading

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