Press Releases

11.21.17

President Trump Signs Cassidy’s Emergency Medications Bill into Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, released the following statement after President Trump signed into law the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act (H.R. 304), bipartisan legislation that will ensure emergency medical services (EMS) professionals can administer controlled substances and save lives. "In life or death situations, minutes can make all the difference," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill will hel… Continue Reading


11.20.17

VIDEO: Cassidy on Fox News: Congress Should Come Together & Pass Tax Cuts for Working Families

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Neil Cavuto on Fox News this afternoon to discuss the Senate's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. A key excerpt of Cassidy's remarks is transcribed below. CASSIDY: What is important is not ourselves, it is the American people. We have to come together so that this country moves forward. That's what I'm all about. And it's not Republican, it's no… Continue Reading


11.17.17

Finance Committee Passes Tax Reform Legislation, Expands Disaster Tax Relief to All of Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, voted in committee Thursday night in support of the Senate's version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which passed committee and now awaits consideration in the full Senate. Earlier in the week, the committee included Cassidy's amendment allowing Louisiana flood victims to make tax-free withdrawals from their retirement plans to recover and rebuild, and allowing income tax deductions for personal casualty losses e… Continue Reading


11.17.17

Cassidy, Luetkemeyer: Time To Modernize Our National Flood Insurance Program

Time To Modernize Our National Flood Insurance Program By U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) Nov 17, 2017 Forbes.com | Share on Twitter After an extremely destructive and challenging hurricane season, Americans who were affected are working to recover and rebuild. Assisting them now is critical, but this hurricane season has been a deadly reminder that we must do more to prepare for future flood disasters. We need a long-term solution that s… Continue Reading


11.17.17

VIDEO: Energy Committee Passes Cassidy Measure Restoring Nearly $100 Million for Louisiana’s Coast

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, offered an amendment Wednesday with Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) that would increase the money that coastal states like Louisiana are able to receive through revenue sharing under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). The committee passed Cassidy’s amendment, which will restore nearly $100 million in funding for coastal restoration projects in Louisiana. Cassidy’s effort comes afte… Continue Reading


11.15.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Tax Reform Will Encourage Companies to Invest in America, Raise Wages

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. Broadcast quality video for TV stations can be downloaded here. CASSIDY: The last eight years, Mr. President, have been really hard for a lot families. They've seen their wages stagnate, their benefits not go up, indeed w… Continue Reading


11.15.17

Cassidy Amendment Providing $200 Million in Disaster Tax Relief to Louisianans Added to Senate Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today announced his amendment providing $200 million in critically needed disaster tax relief to Louisianans affected by last year's flood has been added to the Senate's tax reform legislation. "This amendment will deliver vital tax relief to tens of thousands of Louisiana families hurt by last year's devastating flood," said Dr. Cassidy. "They'll be able to deduct their losses and won't be taxed for using reti… Continue Reading


11.14.17

Cassidy Supports Repealing Key Obamacare Tax as Part of Tax Reform

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement today regarding the committee's ongoing markup of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana: "Repealing the individual mandate as part of tax reform will provide working families in Louisiana with even more tax relief. In 2015, more than 100,000 Louisianans paid a fine for not having health insurance. About 37 percent made less th… Continue Reading


11.13.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Senate Tax Reform Bill Would Boost Take Home Pay for Louisiana Families

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke during today's committee markup of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. Broadcast quality video for TV stations can be downloaded here. CASSIDY: First point to make about this bill is it will be a tax cut for working families in Louisiana. For the last decade, those working families had real chal… Continue Reading


11.10.17

Cassidy-Senate Tax Reform Bill Will Grow Our Economy, Cut Taxes for Louisiana's Working Families

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement today after the committee unveiled its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes and reform the federal tax code to make it more simple and more fair. "You deserve to keep more of your own money. This plan will cut taxes for working families in Louisiana, grow our economy, and help keep American jobs from moving overseas," said Dr. Cassidy. "We've wo… Continue Reading


11.09.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Makes the Case for Tax Reform on the Senate Floor

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today as the committee prepared to unveil its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes and reform the federal tax code to make it more simple and more fair. A full transcript of Cassidy’s remarks is below. Broadcast quality video for TV stations can be downloaded here. CASSIDY: Let me begin by saying, the achievement of this tax proposal is not ab… Continue Reading


11.08.17

Cassidy Applauds Committee Passage of Bill to Stop Sex Trafficking

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today applauded the Senate Commerce Committee's passage of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693), bipartisan legislation he cosponsored that would help ensure justice for victims of sex trafficking, and allow websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking to be held responsible. "Websites that help sex traffickers should be shut down," said Dr. Cassidy. "The goal of this bill is to keep the innocent from being exploited by terrible people.… Continue Reading


11.07.17

Cassidy Introduces Bill To Prevent Terrorist Attacks Involving Vehicles

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced the Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act (S. 2077), legislation aimed at preventing terrorists from using vehicles to attack Americans. "With radical Islamic terrorists and other extremists seeking new ways to harm Americans, it's important the Department of Homeland Security does a thorough job combating threats," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill will help give Congress the information it needs to guard against terrorist attacks involving vehicles… Continue Reading


11.06.17

Cassidy Assesses Hurricane Recovery Efforts in U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Yesterday and today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined other members of Congress and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to assess hurricane damage and the ongoing recovery efforts. "Local officials, FEMA and the Trump Administration have made good progress on relief and recovery efforts, but there is still more left to do," said Dr. Cassidy. "Following similar disasters, Louisiana has experienced the generosity o… Continue Reading


11.03.17

Cassidy Welcomes Progress on NFIP Reauthorization

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement today after U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced an agreement to improve and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): "I thank Whip Scalise and Chairman Hensarling for making progress towards a comprehensive, long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. This is a step in the right direction. I wi… Continue Reading


11.02.17

Cassidy Statement on House Tax Reform Plan

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement following the release of the House tax reform plan. "This is an important step forward in our effort to reform the outdated tax code," said Dr. Cassidy. "I will continue to work with my Senate colleagues, as a member of the Finance Committee, to ensure we bring tax relief to working families."… Continue Reading


11.01.17

ICYMI: Cassidy Introduces Terry Doughty to Senate Committee on the Judiciary

This morning, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) introduced Western District of Louisiana Judicial Nominee Terry Doughty at today's Senate Committee on the Judiciary Nomination Hearing. The nomination is for the Western District of Louisiana Judgeship based in Monroe, Louisiana. Judge Doughty has served as the Division A Judge in the Fifth Judicial District in Louisiana since 2008. He earned his bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University and his law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law S… Continue Reading


11.01.17

Cassidy on President Trump’s US Attorney Nomination

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement on President Trump's nomination of Brandon Fremin to be the next US Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. The Middle District appointee oversees nine parishes and is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "Brandon Fremin is an excellent choice to serve as US Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. Brandon served his country as a marine, I anticipate him taking the same intensity to this job." said Dr. Cassidy. "He will s… Continue Reading


10.31.17

Media Advisory: Cassidy to Introduce Judicial Nominee During Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Tomorrow, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) will introduce Judge Terry Doughty during the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing regarding Doughty's nomination to serve on the Western Louisiana District. President Trump nominated Judge Terry Doughty for judgeship on the Western Louisiana District. Judge Doughty currently serves as a Division A Judge of the Fifth Judicial District in Louisiana. Judge Doughty attended Louisiana Tech University (B.S.) and Louisiana State University (J.D.). WHO… Continue Reading


10.27.17

Cassidy Letter Requesting Disaster Funding Information

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), along with nine other senators, sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), asking for each federal agency's request for the next supplemental disaster appropriations bill. Each federal agency was instructed to provide OMB with this information. The Senators request the same information in order to identify gaps in data and ensure funding is efficiently delivered to Americans impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the decla… Continue Reading

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