Press Releases

12.07.17

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

Tomorrow, December 8, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) will visit the Sasol petrochemical manufacturing complex in Westlake, Louisiana, to discuss jobs and manufacturing. Representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance will also attend. According to Sasol, its ethane cracker and derivatives project "will roughly triple the company's chemical production capacity in the U.S." and "create more than 500 full-time, high-paying manufactu… Continue Reading


12.07.17

PHOTO: Cassidy, Kennedy Discuss Renewable Fuel Standard’s Harmful Impact on Louisiana with President Trump, Administration Officials

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) visited the White House today and met with President Trump and several administration officials regarding potential changes to the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which mandates that diesel and gasoline contain increasing amounts of ethanol and other renewable fuels, as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Up to 150,000 jobs are potentially at risk if American independent refiners go out of business due to… Continue Reading


12.07.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Urges NIH Director to Make Fighting the Opioid Epidemic a Priority

During today's Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) urged National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. to make combating the opioid epidemic a priority by providing sufficient funding to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). Key excerpts of Cassidy's comments are transcribed below. During a HELP committee hearing on the opioid crisis l… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Cassidy, Cornyn, Toomey Introduce Bill to Prioritize Medicaid Patients Over Lottery Winners

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable Over Lottery Winners Act, legislation that would help ensure states are able to focus Medicaid assistance on the most vulnerable by dis-enrolling people who win the lottery. "As a doctor who served Medicaid patients for decades, I understand how important the program is to the elderly, Americans with disabilities, and others in need," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Medicaid… Continue Reading


12.05.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Chairs Energy Subcommittee Hearing on Small Scale LNG Access Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, chaired its Energy Subcommittee hearing on several pieces of proposed legislation, including his own Small Scale LNG Access Act (S.1981). The bill would expedite the approval of natural gas exports equal to or less than 51.1 billion cubic feet per year. These exports would be deemed consistent with the public interest and green lighted without delay. A full transcript of Cassidy's opening r… Continue Reading


12.04.17

Louisiana Leaders Praise Cassidy’s Work to Preserve Historic Tax Credit

Louisiana leaders are praising U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) for his work to preserve the Historic Tax Credit in tax reform. Since 2002, the provision has facilitated at least 782 projects in Louisiana, encouraging more than $2.5 billion in private rehabilitation investments and creating more than 38,000 jobs in the state. "Thanks to the efforts and leadership of Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), an economic powerhouse program that has resulted in billions of dollars of private investmen… Continue Reading


12.02.17

Cassidy Hosts Secretary Zinke in Louisiana for Wetlands Protection and Energy Discussions, Observation

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) hosted U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today, along with U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-LA) for events in Baton Rouge, Thibodaux, and Ama, Louisiana. "Today's meetings with Secretary Zinke were very productive with a lot of emphasis on coastal restoration," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes nearly $100 million for continuing coastal restoration. Secretary Zinke is very a… Continue Reading


12.02.17

Cassidy Applauds 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 Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. "The Tax Cut and Jobs Act cuts taxes for working and middle-income families," said Dr. Cassidy. "It boosts the economy, repeals Obamacare's individual mandate, preserves the Historic Tax Credit, gives tax relief to victims of the 2016 floods in North and South L… Continue Reading


12.01.17

Veterans Committee Passes Bill to Improve Veterans Healthcare Services

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, praised the committee's passage of the Caring for Our Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation that would streamline and improve veterans' healthcare services at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and in the community. The legislation includes several provisions offered by Cassidy, and now awaits a vote in the full Senate. "This bipartisan bill will give veterans more healthcare options and ensur… Continue Reading


12.01.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Speaks on the Senate Floor in Support of Tax Reform

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke on the Senate floor tonight as the full Senate prepared to vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. CASSIDY: I'd like to comment on the positive aspects of the bill that we are about to vote on, and the most positive thing I can say about this is that working families and middle-income families across the nation will be better off. Families who over the last … Continue Reading


11.30.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Tax Reform Will Bring Business and Investment Back to America, Grow the Economy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Charles Payne on Fox Business tonight 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. CASSIDY: We are changing from a worldwide to a territorial tax system, in which case there could be up to $2.5 trillion dollars more invested in the United States. So we think there's some oth… Continue Reading


11.30.17

Saturday: Cassidy Hosts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Louisiana for Wetlands Protection and Energy Discussions, Observation

This Saturday, December 2, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will join U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-LA) for events in Baton Rouge, Thibodaux, and Ama, Louisiana. In June, Cassidy invited Secretary Zinke "to visit Louisiana to view the coast, learn how Louisiana uses offshore leasing revenues for coastal restoration projects, and how cuts to those revenues would impact vulnerable regions as well as … Continue Reading


11.30.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Honors Fallen Naval Airman Matthew Chialastri of Louisiana on the Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor today in honor of Naval Airman Matthew Chialastri, a Louisiana native who lost his life on November 22 while serving in the Philippine Sea. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. TV stations can download broadcast quality video here. CASSIDY: I want to first recognize and honor our fellow Americans serving overseas in our military. Men and women dedicating their time and efforts to keep our country safe, working far fro… Continue Reading


11.29.17

Cassidy: We’re One Step Closer to Enacting Tax Cuts for Working Families

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted to proceed to final consideration and debate of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "We're one step closer to enacting tax cuts for working families in Louisiana," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill will let Americans keep more of their own money, create jobs, and grow our economy so we can address the budget deficit. We need to come together and get this bill to Preside… Continue Reading


11.29.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Democrats Should Support Tax Cuts for Middle-Class Americans

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Trish Regan on Fox Business today 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. REGAN: The president is in Missouri today. Senator [Claire] McCaskill [D-MO] is not expected necessarily to be in favor of this, is there any chance he may be able to twist her arm or any other Democrat… Continue Reading


11.29.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Introduces Louisianan Kyle Duncan at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced Baton Rouge native Kyle Duncan at today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Cassidy previously introduced Louisiana judicial nominees Terry Doughty and Michael Juneau at their respective hearings. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks today is below. TV stations can download broadcast quality video here. CASSIDY: I come today to voice my strong support for Louisiana native… Continue Reading


11.28.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Economic Growth from Tax Cuts will Improve Deficit Projections

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 Senate's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. Cassidy specifically addressed some Republican senators' concerns about tax reform's impact on the federal budget deficit. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. VARNEY: My understanding is, that if this package goes through roughly a… Continue Reading


11.27.17

Cassidy, Colleagues Seek Answers from Uber Regarding Data Breach

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Thune (R-SD), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) are seeking answers from Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi regarding recent reports of a data breach involving the personal information of 57 million customers, including names, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers. Uber failed to disclose the breach promptly. "The company maintains that its outside forensic experts have not seen any indication that customer trip location hi… Continue Reading


11.22.17

Cassidy, Johnson Welcome Zachary Wilson Home from Detainment in Guatemala

Zachary Wilson, a Keithville, Louisiana, native detained by Guatemalan authorities since March 2017, returned to the United States today. While attempting to return to the U.S. at the conclusion of a mission trip with the Word of God Church, authorities discovered old hunting ammunition in Wilson's bag and placed him under arrest. Since then, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) worked to secure Wilson's release. "It is fitting that Zachary Wils… Continue Reading


11.21.17

Cassidy: Polish Natural Gas Deal is Great News for Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement regarding the deal announced by Polish Oil and Gas Company Group (PGNiG) to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana: "This is great news for Louisiana's natural gas workers," said Dr. Cassidy. "Not only will our state be exporting American energy to Poland, an important ally of the U.S., but it will also be playi… Continue Reading

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