Press Releases

08.26.21

Cassidy Discusses Infrastructure with Parish Leaders, Tours Child Care Center in New Roads

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met today with public officials in Pointe Coupee Parish, and discussed with them how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act stands to support Pointe Coupee Parish by rebuilding roads and bridges, boosting rural broadband access, reducing flood risk and more. "No one in Louisiana or Pointe Coupee Parish should have to worry about access to high speed Internet in 2021," said Dr. Cassidy. "They should also be able to get broadband without … Continue Reading


08.26.21

ICYMI: Cassidy Pens Op-Ed on Crisis in Afghanistan

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) penned an op-ed in the Daily Advertiser discussing the president's mishandling of the crisis in Afghanistan, culminating in his "Saigon moment." "The American people are watching in horror and disbelief at the self-inflicted Afghanistan crisis," wrote Dr. Cassidy. "The president made series of bad assessments and bad decisions. This is his Saigon moment. It is clear everything he has done over the past two weeks was a lesson in absolute incompetence," con… Continue Reading


08.26.21

Cassidy Speaks to Sunrise Rotary in Baton Rouge, Visits West Feliciana High and Bains Lower Elementary in St. Francisville

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke today to the Sunrise Rotary Club in Baton Rouge, where he discussed his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the possibilities that the bill creates, including new roads and bridges, and more funds for ports, airports and flood mitigation. "In Baton Rouge, daily traffic and too frequent flooding make the case for why we need to improve our infrastructure," said Dr. Cassidy. "Our area directly benefits from the Infrastructure Inv… Continue Reading


08.26.21

Cassidy Meets with Pastor Nathan Wall, Encourages Louisianans to Get Vaccinated

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met today with Nathan Wall, pastor at Victory in Christ Church in Holden, Louisiana, and toured his business, Wall's Alligator Farm in Springfield. They also discussed the importance of Louisianans receiving the vaccine. Pastor Wall initially declined to receive the vaccine. However, after ministering to people dying from Covid-19, he changed his mind and began encouraging others to consider getting vaccinated. "I personally was not going t… Continue Reading


08.24.21

Cassidy Releases Statement Following Biden Afghanistan Address

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement on the Afghanistan crisis following President Joe Biden's recent address to the nation. "If the United States allows the Taliban to decide the rules, there is no good outcome. An airbridge surrounded by the Taliban is an example. The United States should work with allies to establish land evacuation routes to ensure all who want to leave are able," said Dr. Cassidy. "If the Taliban believe they have the upper hand, they will act like i… Continue Reading


08.24.21

Cassidy Condemns Democrats’ Procedural Vote on their $3.5T Tax and Spending Spree

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives approving the Democrat budget resolution, a mechanism that would allow Democrats to pass their $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree by a simple majority vote later this year. "Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree is irresponsible spending that will pour lighter fluid on the fire of inflation," said Dr. Cassidy. "This is nothing more than a liberal wish-list that will ba… Continue Reading


08.19.21

Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Press Biden Administration on U.S. Military Equipment in Taliban Hands

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and 23 Senate Republicans pressed the Biden administration to account for tax-payer funded American military equipment that may have fallen into the Taliban's hands. "As we watched the images coming out of Afghanistan as the Taliban retook the country, we were horrified to see U.S. equipment - including UH-60 Black Hawks - in the hands of the Taliban," wrote the senators. "Securing U.S. assets should have been among the top prioritie… Continue Reading


08.17.21

Cassidy Meets with Mayors of Monroe and West Monroe, Speaks to Ouachita Parish Police Jury

MONROE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met yesterday with Mayors Friday Ellis and Staci Mitchell of Monroe and West Monroe, and members of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, regarding the senator's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Afterwards, the Senator addressed the Police Jury's bi-monthly regular meeting. "If you care about Louisiana, you should support this infrastructure bill," said Dr. Cassidy. "It will build roads, dredge rivers, improve water and sewer systems, and give… Continue Reading


08.17.21

Cassidy Attends Major Groundbreaking in Ruston, Tours Louisiana Tech Engineering and Science Building

MONROE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today attended the ground-breaking ceremony for construction funded by a RAISE grant (formerly BUILD grant) awarded to the City of Ruston and Louisiana Tech University. The RAISE grant is worth $17.2 million and was awarded to the U.S. Department of Transportation. While at the ground-breaking, Dr. Cassidy praised the City of Ruston and highlighted his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. "Ruston has done a good job," said Dr. Cassidy. "I am … Continue Reading


08.17.21

Cassidy, Inhofe, Colleagues Condemn Biden Choosing OPEC Over American Energy Workers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), James Inhofe (R-OK), and 22 Senate Republicans condemned President Biden's decision to beg the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to boost oil production to combat skyrocketing gas prices instead of putting Americans back to work. The senators emphasized the need to support cleaner American energy production over relying on foreign oil and creating jobs overseas. "It is astonishing that your Administration is now seeking assistance … Continue Reading


08.16.21

VIDEO: Cassidy Releases Statement on Biden Afghanistan Address

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following video statement on President Biden's address on the fall of Afghanistan: "Just listened to President Biden speech regarding Afghanistan. It is clear that the exit strategy was poorly planned, poorly executed, and has exposed thousands of Americans and our allies to Taliban retribution. This is a pattern of incompetence, which includes record numbers of people coming across our U.S.-Mexican border illegally, inflation in the economy, … Continue Reading


08.13.21

Cassidy, Klobuchar, Ossoff Demand Information about Amazon’s Biometric Data Collection Practices

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) requested information about Amazon's data collection practices involving biometrics in a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy. The senators expressed concerns about the company's use of data gathered by Amazon One, the company's palm-print recognition and payment system. The letter follows reports of Amazon offering credits to consumers to share their biometric data with Amazon One. Amazon has also announced that i… Continue Reading


08.13.21

What They Are Saying: Support for Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Grows

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a historic investment in our roads, bridges, ports, waterways, airports, broadband, and coastal resiliency in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Support for the bill has been growing in Louisiana and nationally. Here's what people are saying: Baton Rouge Round Table (BRAC): "BRAC thanks @SenBillCassidy for his incredible leadership to get a bipartisan infrastructure bill passed through the US Senate this week. Baton Rouge desp… Continue Reading


08.11.21

Cassidy Releases Statement on Biden Plea to OPEC to Increase Oil Production

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released the following statement on President Biden urging the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to boost oil production to combat skyrocketing gas prices: "The Biden administration needs to admit that killing American energy jobs is backfiring. Begging our adversaries like Iran to bail them out from high gas prices instead of putting Americans back to work is totally unacceptable," said Dr. Cassidy. Background:Cassidy has cri… Continue Reading


08.11.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Provide Medicaid Due Process for Americans Awaiting Trial

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the Due Process Continuity of Care Act. The bill amends Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP) to ensure that pre-trial detainees are not kicked off Medicaid prior to ever being found guilty of a crime. MIEP denies federal benefits to individuals who are incarcerated and applies both to those who have been found guilty of a crime and those held pending adjudication who are still presumed innocent (Pret… Continue Reading


08.11.21

Cassidy, Republican Colleagues Refuse to Bail Out Democrats’ Reckless Spending

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and 45 Senate Republican colleagues promise they will not vote to increase the debt ceiling, "whether that increase comes through a stand-alone bill, a continuing resolution, or any other vehicle," in a letter to the American people. A debt ceiling increase would be a catastrophic consequence of Democrats' proposed $3.5 trillion reckless spending spree contained in the budget resolution now before the Senate. "Because Democrats are re… Continue Reading


08.11.21

Cassidy Votes Against Democrats’ Reckless $3.5 Trillion Tax and Spending Spree

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted against democrats' partisan $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree. "Democrats' reckless tax and spending spree is nothing more than sugar-high spending that will send inflation soaring," said Dr. Cassidy. "There is no real infrastructure in their $3.5 trillion spending extravaganza, just a liberal wish list that will bankrupt our country." Background:Cassidy has been working with a bipartisan group of senators for months to craft a hard infrast… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Cassidy Pens Op-Ed on Louisiana’s Infrastructure Needs in The Advocate

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed in The Advocate on Louisiana's infrastructure needs and the benefits from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. "I came to Washington to get a job done. That's what Louisiana sent me here to do. This bill will shorten your commute time, lessen the chance of flooding in your home, create jobs, and extend broadband internet to schools, families and businesses. It does this all in a fiscally responsible way. The Infrastructure Invest… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Senate Passes Cassidy’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Building Roads, Bridges, Strengthening Coastal Resiliency in Louisiana

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a vote of 69-30. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) was one of the five lead Republican negotiators and a member of the bipartisan Group of 22 Senators for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is the largest investment in infrastructure and coastal resiliency in the history of Louisiana. "This legislation will create tens of thousands of new jobs," said Dr. Cassidy. "The new bridges and repaired h… Continue Reading


08.06.21

Cassidy, Kaine Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Promote Health Care Provider Mental Health

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded Senate passage of their bipartisan legislation to prevent burnout, suicide, and mental and behavioral health issues in health care workers. The bicameral Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act now awaits action in the U.S. House of Representatives. "Doctors, nurses and health care workers shoulder the responsibility of saving lives and have worked overtime during the pandemic," said Dr. Cassidy. "Passing this … Continue Reading

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