Press Releases

01.12.18

Cassidy Praises Guatemala for Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced his country will relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, just as the Trump Administration intends to do. "I commend Guatemala and President Morales for recognizing that Israel has the right to choose its own capital. Israel is an island of democratic, free-market values in the Middle East, and one of our strongest allies. Jerusalem is the eternal capital … Continue Reading


01.12.18

Cassidy: New Orleans City Council’s BDS Measure is Rooted in Anti-Semitism, Hatred of Israel

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the New Orleans City Council passed a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution drafted by the Palestinian Solidarity Committee to discriminate against Israel: "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. I hope the council recognizes their error and reverses this misguided decis… Continue Reading


01.10.18

PHOTO: Cassidy Discusses Paid Family Leave with Ivanka Trump

[Download Image] WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met today with Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump in his Washington, D.C., office to discuss the issue of paid family leave. The tax cut legislation Republicans passed into law in December included a provision creating the first nationwide paid family leave policy in American history, which incentivizes employers to offer workers up to 12 weeks of paid family leave with a tax credit of up to 25 percent. During today's meeti… Continue Reading


01.10.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Warns Slow Permitting Process Imperils Coastal Restoration Efforts

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today to introduce Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition Director Steve Cochran for a hearing on America's water infrastructure needs and challenges. Cassidy warned that even as Louisiana is losing land by the minute, the federal government's outdated and inefficient environmental review and permitting process is hamstringing the state's efforts to address the crisis. Cassidy rece… Continue Reading


01.10.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Introduces Two Louisiana Judicial Nominees at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced Louisiana natives Kurt Engelhardt and Barry Ashe at today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on their nominations. President Trump nominated Engelhardt to serve as a U.S. circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Ashe to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Cassidy previously introduced Louisiana judicial nominees Terry Doughty, Michael Juneau, and Kyle Duncan at their respective h… Continue Reading


01.05.18

VIDEO: Cassidy on Securing the Border and President Trump's Successful First Year

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business today to discuss the budget, maintaining a secure border, tax cuts creating wage growth for working families in Louisiana, and the success of President Trump’s first year in office. Key excerpts of Cassidy’s remarks are transcribed below. ON SECURING THE BORDER CASSIDY: The wall says that from this point forward, we have our border secure. Not just for folks coming here illegally, but also for human trafficking, drugs, … Continue Reading


01.05.18

Cassidy, Cook, Leahy, Sires Seek Review of Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Paul Cook (R-CA-08), along with U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and U.S. Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) are asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office to review the effectiveness of the Foreign, Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, a 1999 law that targets individuals and organizations involved in drug trafficking. "The ongoing opioid epidemic highlights the urgency for Congress to consider all means available to combat t… Continue Reading


01.04.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Speaks on the Senate Floor in Support of Trump Administration’s Proposed Offshore Energy Leasing Program

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today after the U.S. Department of the Interior released a five-year Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. CASSIDY: Republicans just passed the largest tax reform package in 30-something years and middle America will go home in February with bigger paychecks than they did-I… Continue Reading


01.04.18

Cassidy, Kennedy Welcome Trump Administration’s Proposed Offshore Energy Leasing Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) today welcomed the U.S. Department of the Interior's five-year Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing. "This proposal shows President Trump and Secretary Zinke are serious about creating jobs and making America energy dominant," said Dr. Cassidy. "Opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico to American energy producers will create thousands of jobs in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states, and bri… Continue Reading


01.03.18

Times-Picayune Praises Cassidy’s Leadership on Key Tax Cut Bill Provisions

In recent editorials, the Times-Picayune has praised U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) for his work to ensure key provisions benefiting Louisiana were included in the tax cut bill President Trump signed into law just before Christmas. On coastal restoration funding: "The state is a decade into its 50-year coastal restoration master plan, and there are encouraging successes. The big concern, of course, is the growing price tag. … The state so far has one stream of revenue that… Continue Reading


12.21.17

OPED: Cassidy, Scalise: In Passing a Tax Cut, Republicans Helped Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) authored the following op-ed in the Times-Picayune highlighting how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act benefits Louisiana. In Passing a Tax Cut, Republicans Helped Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy and Representative Steve Scalise The Times-Picayune December 21, 2017 http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2017/12/republican_tax_cut_bill.html#incart_river_index You've probably been hearing a lot about tax reform lately, and… Continue Reading


12.20.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Praises Passage of Tax Reform Legislation Benefiting Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the final congressional passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. The bill will now be sent to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. Cassidy's video comments are transcribed below. TV stations can download broadcast quality video here. "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will cut taxes for working families, bring… Continue Reading


12.20.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Applauds Final Senate Passage of Tax Reform Legislation Benefiting Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the final Senate passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. The legislation will now return to the House for an additional vote before being sent to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. Cassidy's video comments are transcribed below. TV stations can download broadcast quality video here. "The Tax Cuts … Continue Reading


12.15.17

Cassidy, Scalise Applaud Inclusion of Revenue Sharing Increase in Final Tax Reform Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) released the following statements regarding the inclusion of a provision in the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that increases revenue sharing for Gulf states. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed out of the conference committee earlier today and is slated for consideration in the House and Senate next week. "Louisiana will not have as much money as expected to rebuild its coastline," said Dr. Cassidy. "… Continue Reading


12.15.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Tax Reform Bill Cuts Taxes for the Middle-Class, Sets Stage for More Economic Growth

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Harris Faulkner on Fox News today to discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, tax reform legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. The final version of the bill is expected to be made public today, with the House and Senate slated to vote on final approval next week. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. CASSIDY: The president wanted to have a middle-class tax cut. Th… Continue Reading


12.15.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Mueller Must Restore Credibility to His Investigation

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Stuart Varney on Fox Business today to discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, tax reform legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. He also commented on the recently revealed text messages sent by top FBI officials demonstrating anti-Trump, pro-Clinton bias. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. ON WHETHER TAX REFORM PASSES CASSIDY: Yeah, I think it does pass. &hel… Continue Reading


12.12.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Discusses Effects of Drug Price Control on Finding Cure for Alzheimer’s

During a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) discussed the potential effects government-dictated drug pricing could have on the development of cures for diseases like Alzheimer's. A transcript of Cassidy's questioning is below. CASSIDY: Obviously a challenge facing our society is finding a cure, treatment, something for Alzheimer's. If such is developed the federal government will be probably the sole purchaser thereof. … Continue Reading


12.11.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Tax Reform Will Be an Economic Game Changer

NEW YORK CITY-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined CNBC's Squawk Box this morning to discuss the Senate's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. Key excerpts of Cassidy's comments are transcribed below. ON SUPPORT FOR TAX REFORM CASSIDY: No one likes change even when it's from worst to better. Particularly when you have a lot of folks who hate Trump so much that if Trump said 'let's close … Continue Reading


12.08.17

PHOTO: Cassidy Tours Sasol Manufacturing Complex in Lake Charles, Discusses Jobs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) visited the Sasol petrochemical manufacturing complex in Westlake, Louisiana, today to discuss jobs and economic development. "Sasol is creating thousands of jobs in Southwest Louisiana," said Cassidy following the visit. "These are great jobs for Americans, better wages, better benefits. We need more of them and they're providing them." "This project is going to significantly increase their output," Cassidy continued. "It means lots of jobs. It means job… Continue Reading


12.08.17

Cassidy, Colleagues Ask VA to Conduct Nationwide Review of Providers after Troubling Report

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, today joined Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and 12 of their Senate colleagues in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a nationwide review of its providers after a USA Today investigation found multiple providers hired by the department had at least one state medical license revoked due to malpractice. "For years, states have experienced provider shortages across many different medic… Continue Reading

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