Press Releases


Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Extend Economic Support to Haiti

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill to reauthorize the Haitian Hemisphere Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) Act and the Haitian Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act. The HOPE Act, introduced as a response to an economic downturn in Haiti in 2005, removes duties from Haitian apparel exports to the United States. The HELP Act, passed by Congress following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, broadens the types of goods eligible for duty free sta… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce 21st Century Dyslexia Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC), Mike Braun (R-IN), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today introduced the 21st Century Dyslexia Act. This legislation aims to bring our modern, scientific understanding of dyslexia to federal statute and prevent the harm inflicted on young students when their dyslexia goes unidentified. "Dyslexia has no impact on a student's intelligence," said Dr. Cassidy. "We know how to teach a student with dyslexia how to read and reach… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $101 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Funding for Louisiana Clean Drinking Water

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will allocate Louisiana $101,243,000 this fiscal year for drinking water infrastructure improvements across the state. This marks the first major investment of funds Louisiana will receive from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Cassidy was a key architect of the proposal and helped shepherd the law through Congress. "Across the state, local officials prioritize investment… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Crapo, Colleagues Press IRS on ProPublica Data Leak

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) led Senate Finance Committee Republicans in pressing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on their weak response to a massive data leak earlier this year, which compromised private taxpayer data. Nearly six months after ProPublica began disclosing confidential, private and legally-protected taxpayer information, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Biden Administration continue to show little regard about the haphazard handling… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Energy Committee Republicans Introduce Bill to Bolster Strategic Petroleum Reserve

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Barrasso (R-WY), Steve Daines (R-MT), Jim Risch (R-ID), Mike Lee (R-UT), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), John Hoeven (R-ND), James Lankford (R-OK), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) today introduced the Strategic Production Response (SPR) Act to prioritize American energy production. The bill prohibits the Secretary of Energy from tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for reasons other than a severe energy supply interr… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks on Mississippi Abortion Law Ahead of Supreme Court Oral Arguments

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today spoke about the sanctity of life as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. The case is ruling on the Mississippi legislature's "Gestational Age Act" (HB 1510), which limits abortion to 15 weeks' gestation except in a medical emergency and in cases of "severe fetal abnormality." "The reason we speak of 15 weeks and knowing whether or not it's a male or female, already you begin… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $61 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $61,307,611.21 to the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, Calcasieu Parish Policy Jury, and City of DeQuincy in relief for Hurricanes Laura and Katrina. "While it has taken far too long to receive, this funding is crucial to rebuilding our state after countless storms," said Dr. Cassidy. Grant Awarded Recipient Project Description $30,732,… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $9 Million in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $9,087,127.03 to the Plaquemines Parish School Board, the East Baton Rouge School Board, and St. Charles Parish in relief for Hurricane Katrina, the Great Floods of 2016, and Hurricane Ida. "Schools should be one of the first places we invest when rebuilding after a major storm. Some of these reimbursements have taken far too long," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is welc… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $6.5 Million for HIV/AID Treatment and Services

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Health and Human Services will grant the Louisiana Department of Health $6,591,965 in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants to fund HIV drugs and services for uninsured patients. The Ryan White Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations. "As a doctor, I treated uninsured… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Statement on House Passage of Democrats’ Reckless Tax and Spending Spree

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed Democrats' reckless $1.75 trillion tax-and-spending spree, which he has consistently opposed. "This reckless tax-and-spending spree is going to further ignite inflation and torch Americans' savings. It is more focused on cementing their unpopular agenda than helping American families," said Dr. Cassidy. "It is a Bad Bad Bad bill." The massive spending package is already facing… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Urge IRS to Investigate EnQ’s Pay-for-Service Scheme

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Todd Young (R-IN), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Mark Warner (D-VA) today urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate recent reports suggesting a private company is charging taxpayers a premium to speak to an IRS representative or face potentially hours-long wait times. A company called EnQ, has allegedly been flooding the IRS with robo-calls and selling slots at the front of the hold line to paying customers, taking advantage of an already straine… Continue Reading


Bill to Preserve Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Passes Senate Committee

Today, members of the Louisiana congressional delegation released the following statements after the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed their effort to reauthorize the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) in the Senate, and U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA), Clay Higgins (R-LA), Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) in the House of Representatives, reauthorizes the Atcha… Continue Reading


Cassidy: Gulf Lease Sale Highlights Significance of Gulf of Mexico to U.S. Energy Security and Climate

Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale conducted by the Department of Interior following a court order overturning Biden administration's efforts to halt oil and gas leasing. Total lease sales generated $192 million on Wednesday. "This is a massive win for the U.S. energy industry and for the Gulf, one of the lowest carbon intensity oil-producing regions in the world," said Dr. Cassidy. "If the administration is committed to … Continue Reading


Cassidy Critical in Helping Music School Escape from Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the last group of students and teachers from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and their families safely reached Qatar after escaping Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Since seizing the country in August, the Taliban have outlawed non-religious music andplaced restrictions and largely barred girls from attending school. "Symbolizing women's rights and freedom of expression, these young musicians represented the h… Continue Reading


Cassidy on Official Report Showing Democrats Tax-and-Spending Spree Raises Taxes on Middle Class, Adds to Debt

Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a new analysis on Democrats' reckless tax-and-spending spree confirming it gives significant tax cuts to the wealthy, provides fleeting and limited tax relief to low- and middle-income earners, and violates the president's promise to not raise taxes on anyone earning below $400,000 a year. The non-partisan analysis found Democrats' plan will pay for tax cuts on the rich by raising ta… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Blacklist Companies that Provide AI Technology to the Chinese Military

Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today urged Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to blacklist Chinese Artificial Intelligence companies that help arm China's People's Liberation Army (PLA). "Despite the pressing need to restrict the PLA's advancement in key technology areas, our government has done little to impede the flow of U.S. exports and investment to Chinese AI companies with PLA ties," wrote the senators… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kelly Urge Biden to Investigate Reports of Extreme Prices from Nursing Staffing Agencies

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Representatives David McKinley (R-WV-01) and Doris Matsui (D-CA-06) urged the Biden administration to protect patients impacted by nurse staffing shortages and investigate reports of nursing staffing agencies charging extreme prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, billed to taxpayers. "We have received anecdotal reports that the nurse staffing agencies are vastly inflating price, by two, three or more times pre-pandemic rates, and th… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Statement on White House Naming Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Coordinator

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the White House announced that former New Orleans Mayor, Mitch Landrieu, will be tapped to coordinate implementation of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). "Mitch Landrieu knows firsthand the devastation Hurricane Katrina caused on the Gulf Coast, and in turn, this devastation shows the importance, for Louisiana and the United States, of the investments the IIJA makes in coastal restoration, harden… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Statement on White House Picks for Louisiana U.S. Attorney Offices

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the White House announced the official nominations of Ronald Gathe, Jr. for U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana and Brandon Brown for U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana. "Communities in Louisiana deserve fair, capable leaders in their U.S. Attorney office," said Dr. Cassidy. "We are looking forward to getting to know the nominees better throughout the Senate confirmation process." ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks to Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) gave brief remarks at the annual luncheon of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. He spoke about his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which has been approved by Congress and will be signed into law by the President. "The Public Affairs Research Council has always been about a strategy to improve our state," said Dr. Cassidy. "The audience agreed that the bipartisan infrastructure bill addresses immediate needs an… Continue Reading

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