Press Releases

10.06.21

Cassidy, King Reintroduce Bill to Protect Disaster Relief Health Professional Volunteers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Angus King (I-ME) reintroduced the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act to provide medical professionals with a limited, but consistent, level of legal protection while volunteering during federally-declared disasters. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Boozman (R-AR), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) co-sponsored the bill. The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 s… Continue Reading


10.05.21

Cassidy, Murphy Seek Input on Federal Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Programs

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee are requesting feedback from patients, families, health care providers, advocacy organizations, and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments on the effectiveness of such historic federal mental health and substance use disorder programs that were signed into law in 2016 as part of the senators' historic mental health legislation. The bipartisan Me… Continue Reading


10.04.21

Cassidy, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Domestic Medical Supply Chain

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Strategic Planning for Emergency Medical Manufacturing Act to strengthen domestic medical supply chain. This bipartisan legislation would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and maintain a voluntary list of domestic manufacturers to produce medical supplies during severe shortages, and create a streamlined process for U.S. manufacturers to work with the department to determine production… Continue Reading


10.01.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Demand Democrats to Abandon Proposal that Would Compromise Law-Abiding Americans’ Financial Information

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), John Thune (R-SD), Pat Toomey (R-PA) and fellow Senate Republicans, including every Republican member of the Senate Committee on Finance and Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to abandon the Biden Administration's unprecedented proposal to expand the reporting of the private, confidential financial data of law-abiding Americans from financial institutions to the Int… Continue Reading


10.01.21

Cassidy Announces $7.2 Million in Grants for Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant $7,152,113.88 to two local authorities as reimbursement for debris removal after Hurricane Laura. The Winn Parish Police Jury will receive $1,649,319.52 and the Sabine River Authority will receive $5,502,794.36. "People in southwest Louisiana have been recovering from Hurricane Laura for too long, and the White House needs to do more," said Dr. Cassidy. "Lake Charles and southwest L… Continue Reading


10.01.21

Cassidy Joins Bipartisan Call to Expand Sanctions on Nicaragua to Include Daniel Ortega Himself

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and 12 Senate colleagues drew attention to the Ortega regime's harassment and jailing of over 150 opposition leaders, including presidential candidates, and its ongoing authoritarian crackdown in advance of the country's November 2021 presidential election. In a bipartisan letter addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the senators call for increased efforts to secure the immediate release of political prisoners targeted by Ort… Continue Reading


10.01.21

Cassidy, G5 Release Statement After House of Representatives Delays Vote on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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 after Speaker Nancy Pelosi delayed the House vote on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed IIJA by a vote of 69-30 in August. "While we are disappointed the House of Representatives did not meet its deadline to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, we remain hopeful the House w… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Senate Passes Disaster Relief for Louisiana with Cassidy Support

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the Senate passage of disaster relief aid as part of a clean continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government until December 3rd, 2021. Cassidy helped secure supplemental disaster assistance that includes aid for victims of natural disasters including Hurricanes Ida, Laura, Delta and the severe winter storms from earlier this year. The CR also includes an extension for the National Flood Insurance Program. Cassidy succ… Continue Reading


09.30.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Call Out Harmful Marriage Penalties in Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill

In response to the harmful tax penalties for married couples included in the Democrats' "Human Infrastructure" bill, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) today urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) to remove any proposals that would discourage marriage. "Federal policy should be designed to foster strong marriages, which are the foundation of strong families and strong communities," the senators wr… Continue Reading


09.29.21

Cassidy Blasts White House on Harm of Backwards Energy Policy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate Floor lambasting President Joe Biden's backward energy policy that has resulted in skyrocketing inflation, rising energy prices, and U.S. jobs losses. "American families are paying higher prices for the goods and services they can't do without as a result of the Biden administration," said Dr. Cassidy. "Inflation is eating up the budgets of middle-income families. President Biden has repeatedly said he would not raise… Continue Reading


09.28.21

Cassidy, Marshall, Colleagues: Biden Administration Must Not Support International Oversight of Americans’ 2nd Amendment Rights

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senators Roger Marshall (R-KS), Jerry Moran (R-KS), James Inhofe (R-OK), and 33 colleagues in requesting clarification on the Biden Administration's intention to open U.S. Second Amendment rights to international oversight by rejoining the Arms Trade Treaty, an international agreement that would regulate trade in firearms. "The vague language of the ATT makes American commitments uncertain, the most concerning of which is the lack of protections for… Continue Reading


09.28.21

Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Delay Flood Insurance Premium Hikes for Louisianans

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the NFIP Risk Rating 2.0 Delay Act of 2021. The legislation would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to delay its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Risk Rating 2.0 rollout until September 30, 2022. The delay would prevent premium hikes from going into effect for homeowners and other policyholders, as well as to give lawmakers time to develop meaningful… Continue Reading


09.27.21

Cassidy Slams Democrats’ Attempt to Hold Louisiana Disaster Victims Hostage, Demands Clean Relief Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today slammed Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for sabotaging the disaster supplemental by attaching a debt limit increase to fund Democrats reckless tax and spending agenda. Cassidy joined Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) in voting against Democrats attempt to exploit Louisiana disaster victims. He demanded that Senate Democrats put a clean disaster relief and continuing resolution up for a vote, which would pass with overwhelming bipartis… Continue Reading


09.27.21

Senate Democrats Object to Cassidy, McConnell, Shelby, Kennedy Proposal to Fund the Government, Provide Disaster Relief, Extend NFIP

Today, Senate Democrats objected to a live unanimous consent motion for passage of a continuing resolution (CR) from U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Richard Shelby (R-AL), and John Kennedy (R-LA). The CR included funding for disaster relief, the National Flood Insurance Program, Iron Dome, and keeping the government open. Earlier today, Cassidy released a statement slamming Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for sabotaging the disaster supple… Continue Reading


09.27.21

Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Bill to Return Savings to Louisianans

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) today introduced the Unclaimed Savings Bond Act of 2021 to help Americans claim more than $26 billion in unredeemed savings bonds, including $337 million that belong to the people of Louisiana. Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Mike Braun (R-IN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jim Risch (R-ID), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Tina Smith (D-MN) cosponsored the legislation. "Washington needs to do its job and r… Continue Reading


09.27.21

Cassidy: Congressional Democrats are Dooming Disaster Relief Vote to Failure

Today, the U.S. Senate will vote on a short-term government funding bill that would send billions in supplemental recovery assistance to disaster victims in Louisiana. However, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) slammed Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for sabotaging the disaster supplemental by attaching a debt limit increase to fund Democrats reckless tax and spending agenda. Cassidy demanded that Senate Democrats put a clean disaster relief and continuing resolution … Continue Reading


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

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