Press Releases

10.11.18

Cassidy, Kennedy Congratulate Michael Juneau on Confirmation to the Western District of Louisiana

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today issued the following statements after the U.S. Senate confirmed Michael Juneau to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. "Michael is an extremely smart attorney who is eminently qualified to serve the people of the Western District," said Dr. Cassidy. "I congratulate Michael and his family and look forward to seeing him get right to work." "Mr. Juneau is a well-respected member of the… Continue Reading


10.11.18

Cassidy, McCaskill Introduce Transparency Legislation Targeting Opioid Manufacturers’ Payments to Advocacy Groups

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) today introduced the Opioid Advocacy Transparency Act, bipartisan legislation requiring opioid manufacturers to disclose payments made to patient and consumer organizations involved in opioid-related advocacy-similar to existing disclosure requirements governing payments to physicians. The senators' bipartisan legislation comes after a Senate report showed the connection between opioid manufacturers and advocacy organizations,… Continue Reading


10.11.18

LISTEN: Cassidy Discusses Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Student Loan Debt on “Suspending the Rules” Podcast

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate education committee, recently joined the Bloomberg Government podcast "Suspending the Rules" to discuss the College Transparency Act (S. 1121), bipartisan legislation he helped author to give prospective college students access to consumer information that will help them choose the best higher education program that fits their needs. The bill is supported by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC)… Continue Reading


10.10.18

LISTEN: Cassidy on “35 West” Podcast

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), recently joined the Center for Strategic & International Studies Americas Program podcast "35 West" to discuss his recent visit to Guatemala and Mexico, trade and immigration issues, and the fight against drug trafficking with host Richard Miles. "We have to first recognize the interrelationship of their problems and our problems," said Dr. Cassidy. "A lot of the corruption in Latin America is fueled by an incredible amount of drug money that is corru… Continue Reading


10.10.18

WATCH: Cassidy Highlights Three Big, Bipartisan Things Passed by the Senate

Share on: Facebook WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement after the Senate passed America's Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021) by a vote of 99-1, sending the bipartisan water resources legislation to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. "In the last two weeks there's been a lot of attention on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, and I'm glad he got sworn in. But there's been other things that have happened as well that are of incredible i… Continue Reading


10.09.18

Cassidy, Klobuchar Recognize 10th Anniversary of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced a resolution recognizing the 10th anniversary of the enactment of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The MHPAEA ensured the same access to mental health or substance use disorder benefits as medical or surgical benefits. This legislation greatly expanded Americans' access to treatment for mental illness and substance use disorder. "Senators Wellstone and Domenic… Continue Reading


10.06.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Votes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Two important things happened today. A highly qualified jurist became Justice Brett Kavanaugh and secondly, the Senate established that smear campaigns based upon uncorroborated allegations would not be allowed to destroy somebody and their ability to serve our country. pic.twitter.com/7Laa06StQK - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 6, 2018 Download Broadcast Quality Video - Share on: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released th… Continue Reading


10.05.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: I Look Forward to Judge Kavanaugh Becoming Justice Kavanaugh

I looked at the evidence gathered by the FBI for folks named by Dr. Ford and Mrs. Ramirez. In every case, the person either refuted the claim or had no remembrance. You have to go with the preponderance of evidence. I look forward to Judge Kavanaugh becoming Justice Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/Y2RVZGxkNQ - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 5, 2018 Download Broadcast Quality Video - Share on: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), release… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Cassidy, Colleagues Urge President Trump to Reject Year-Around E15

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today joined a bipartisan group of 20 senators in urging President Trump to reject the year-round sale of 15 percent ethanol by volume (E15). "In recent months, media outlets reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering regulatory action to expand the sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol by volume (E15) year-round by waiving certain Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements related to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP)," the senators write. "H… Continue Reading


10.04.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Brett Kavanaugh Will Be a Great Supreme Court Justice

I just came from reviewing the background information compiled by the FBI. There is still no corroboration of the allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh.Brett Kavanaugh has been a great judge and he will be a great Supreme Court justice. I look forward to voting for him. pic.twitter.com/PuuwWntWu1 - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 4, 2018 WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement after reviewing the FBI's seventh bac… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Cassidy, Kennedy Applaud Nomination of Louisianan to Head U.S. Marshal Service

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today applauded President Trump's nomination of Donald Washington to serve as director of the U.S. Marshal Service. "Don is a great choice to head the U.S. Marshal Service, and I applaud President Trump for nominating him," said Dr. Cassidy. "Don served Louisiana well as U.S. attorney, and I'm honored to have known him for many years. I wholeheartedly support his nomination and look forward to seeing him confirmed." "President Tr… Continue Reading


10.03.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Duplication of Benefits Fix to be Signed into Law

Download broadcast-quality video WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement after the Senate passed legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which includes several provisions sought by Cassidy as part of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act, including a fix for the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan duplication of benefits issue hurting Louisiana residents affected by flooding in 2016. The legislation is now on its way… Continue Reading


10.02.18

Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Dyslexia Awareness Month

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a resolution recognizing October as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. "As the parents of a dyslexic child, my wife and I undertook a journey to better understand dyslexia to help our daughter succeed," said Dr. Cassidy. "We learned it's far more common than most realize, and that schools are ill-equipped to identify it early. By raising awareness of dyslexia and how to best identify and address it, I hope we can help c… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Cassidy: New Trade Deal with Canada and Mexico is a Major Victory for Louisiana Workers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement applauding the Trump administration's success in securing a new trilateral trade deal with Canada and Mexico. "I applaud the president for standing up for American workers," said Dr. Cassidy. "Louisiana is home to five of the top 15 U.S. ports by tonnage, making Louisiana essential in exporting American goods around the world. Securing this deal is a major victory for Louisiana's… Continue Reading


09.29.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Senate Democrats Don’t Want the Truth on Kavanaugh, They Want Delay

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), appeared on Fox News this morning to discuss his call for the FBI's seventh background check into Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh to include an investigation into "potential coordination between the Democrat operatives and lawyers that assisted in bringing" forth the allegations against him. Dr. Cassidy called for Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) to be asked under oath whether she or her staff violated Dr. Ford's confidentiality by leaking her l… Continue Reading


09.26.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: I'll Believe Judge Kavanaugh Over Michael Avenatti Any Day

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), joined Fox News this afternoon to discuss Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. A full transcript of Dr. Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. HOST: Senator Cassidy, I can only imagine what the talk is like on Capitol Hill as a third accuser has come forth. But I don't want to imagine it, I want to hear for you. CASSIDY: If you will, the source is being considered, not the accuser per se but [Michael] Avenatti. Avenatti, who, you k… Continue Reading


09.26.18

Cassidy-Cosponsored Bills to Help Patients Save Money on Prescriptions Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate health committee, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills (S. 2554 and S. 2553) he helped introduce to remove barriers that prevent patients from paying the lowest possible price for prescription drugs. These bills would prohibit health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers from using "pharmacy gag clauses"-an egregious practice used to hide prices from patients at the pharmacy… Continue Reading


09.22.18

Cassidy Announces Progress on Duplication of Benefits Fix

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after the release of an updated version of legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that includes several provisions sought by Cassidy as part of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act, including a fix for the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan duplication of benefits issue hurting Louisiana residents affected by flooding in 2016. The House and Senate are both expected to vote on the legislation… Continue Reading


09.19.18

Cassidy, Smith Introduce Legislation to Lower Wasteful Health Care Spending

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation to develop innovative ways to reduce unnecessary administrative costs in the U.S. health care system. The bill directs the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take steps toward reducing unnecessary administrative costs across the health care system by at least 50 percent. It also provides support for states to tackle this challenge at the local level. It's estimated that administrative costs acc… Continue Reading


09.19.18

Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Suicide Prevention Month

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a resolution recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 10 and 34. "Every life has meaning, value and potential, and suicide deprives the world of seeing that value," said Dr. Cassidy. "Senator Murphy and I are working together to ensure those struggling with mental i… Continue Reading

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