Press Releases

01.20.18

Cassidy Votes to Fund Children’s Health Insurance, Continue National Flood Insurance Program, Support the Troops, Keep Government Running

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after Senate Democrats voted to shut down the government and let the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expire: "With the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) set to expire, Louisiana's governor has been forced to begin winding down the program in our state," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill would have funded children's health insurance for six years, but Democrats v… Continue Reading


01.19.18

Cassidy Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee’s Approval of Two Louisiana Judicial Nominees

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved two judicial nominees for Louisiana, Michael Juneau for the Western District of Louisiana and Kyle Duncan for the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: "Kyle Duncan and Michael Juneau are two well-qualified nominees for the bench, and I'm glad their nominations are moving forward," said Dr. Cassidy. "I urge the full Senate to approve them as soon as possible so they can begin se… Continue Reading


01.19.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Democrats are Putting Illegal Immigration Over Children’s Health Insurance

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), joined Stuart Varney on Fox Business today to discuss Democrats' intention to shut down the government. Cassidy also appeared on WWLTV in New Orleans this morning. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. ON DEMOCRATS VOTING AGAINST CHILDREN'S HEALTH CASSIDY: I'll just say, as a physician, the Children's Health Insurance Program is incredibly important. And we've listened for the last six months people shedding crocodile tears, whic… Continue Reading


01.19.18

After Cassidy’s Urging, New Orleans City Council to Reconsider Anti-Israel BDS Resolution

Last week, the New Orleans City Council passed a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution drafted by the Palestinian Solidarity Committee to discriminate against Israel. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) condemned the measure, saying, "This measure is rooted in anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel. This measure stands in solidarity with a Palestinian government that routinely sponsors and encourages terrorism." Cassidy also said he "hope[d] the council recognizes their error and re… Continue Reading


01.18.18

Cassidy Welcomes Trump Administration’s Commitment to Protecting Pro-Life Health Care Professionals from Discrimination

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, welcomed the Trump Administration's formation of a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The division will more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom. "The freedom to live out your faith is one of Americ… Continue Reading


01.16.18

Cassidy Introduces Legislation to Increase Accountability in 340B Program, Ensure Drug Discounts are Passed on to Patients

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the HELP ACT (Helping Ensure Low-income Patients have Access to Care and Treatment), which would close loopholes in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) 340B program and help hold participating hospitals accountable for passing on discounts on prescription drugs to patients. The 340B program requires drug manufactur… Continue Reading


01.12.18

Cassidy: Immigration Deal Depends on Democrats Supporting Border Security Again

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Harris Faulkner on Fox News today to discuss the need to secure the border and modernize our country's immigration policy. He addressed President Trump's efforts to bring Republicans and Democrats together on a solution that will secure the border, discourage future illegal immigration, and be fair to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, non-citizens who were illegally brought to the U.S. at a young age, usually by their parents.… Continue Reading


01.12.18

Cassidy Praises Guatemala for Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced his country will relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, just as the Trump Administration intends to do. "I commend Guatemala and President Morales for recognizing that Israel has the right to choose its own capital. Israel is an island of democratic, free-market values in the Middle East, and one of our strongest allies. Jerusalem is the eternal capital … Continue Reading


01.12.18

Cassidy: New Orleans City Council’s BDS Measure is Rooted in Anti-Semitism, Hatred of Israel

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the New Orleans City Council passed a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution drafted by the Palestinian Solidarity Committee to discriminate against Israel: "This measure is rooted in anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel. This measure stands in solidarity with a Palestinian government that routinely sponsors and encourages terrorism. I hope the council recognizes their error and reverses this misguided decis… Continue Reading


01.10.18

PHOTO: Cassidy Discusses Paid Family Leave with Ivanka Trump

[Download Image] WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met today with Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump in his Washington, D.C., office to discuss the issue of paid family leave. The tax cut legislation Republicans passed into law in December included a provision creating the first nationwide paid family leave policy in American history, which incentivizes employers to offer workers up to 12 weeks of paid family leave with a tax credit of up to 25 percent. During today's meeti… Continue Reading


01.10.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Warns Slow Permitting Process Imperils Coastal Restoration Efforts

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today to introduce Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition Director Steve Cochran for a hearing on America's water infrastructure needs and challenges. Cassidy warned that even as Louisiana is losing land by the minute, the federal government's outdated and inefficient environmental review and permitting process is hamstringing the state's efforts to address the crisis. Cassidy rece… Continue Reading


01.10.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Introduces Two Louisiana Judicial Nominees at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced Louisiana natives Kurt Engelhardt and Barry Ashe at today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on their nominations. President Trump nominated Engelhardt to serve as a U.S. circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Ashe to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Cassidy previously introduced Louisiana judicial nominees Terry Doughty, Michael Juneau, and Kyle Duncan at their respective h… Continue Reading


01.05.18

VIDEO: Cassidy on Securing the Border and President Trump's Successful First Year

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business today to discuss the budget, maintaining a secure border, tax cuts creating wage growth for working families in Louisiana, and the success of President Trump’s first year in office. Key excerpts of Cassidy’s remarks are transcribed below. ON SECURING THE BORDER CASSIDY: The wall says that from this point forward, we have our border secure. Not just for folks coming here illegally, but also for human trafficking, drugs, … Continue Reading


01.05.18

Cassidy, Cook, Leahy, Sires Seek Review of Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Paul Cook (R-CA-08), along with U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and U.S. Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) are asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office to review the effectiveness of the Foreign, Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, a 1999 law that targets individuals and organizations involved in drug trafficking. "The ongoing opioid epidemic highlights the urgency for Congress to consider all means available to combat t… Continue Reading


01.04.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Speaks on the Senate Floor in Support of Trump Administration’s Proposed Offshore Energy Leasing Program

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today after the U.S. Department of the Interior released a five-year Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. CASSIDY: Republicans just passed the largest tax reform package in 30-something years and middle America will go home in February with bigger paychecks than they did-I… Continue Reading


01.04.18

Cassidy, Kennedy Welcome Trump Administration’s Proposed Offshore Energy Leasing Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) today welcomed the U.S. Department of the Interior's five-year Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing. "This proposal shows President Trump and Secretary Zinke are serious about creating jobs and making America energy dominant," said Dr. Cassidy. "Opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico to American energy producers will create thousands of jobs in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states, and bri… Continue Reading


01.03.18

Times-Picayune Praises Cassidy’s Leadership on Key Tax Cut Bill Provisions

In recent editorials, the Times-Picayune has praised U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) for his work to ensure key provisions benefiting Louisiana were included in the tax cut bill President Trump signed into law just before Christmas. On coastal restoration funding: "The state is a decade into its 50-year coastal restoration master plan, and there are encouraging successes. The big concern, of course, is the growing price tag. … The state so far has one stream of revenue that… Continue Reading


12.21.17

OPED: Cassidy, Scalise: In Passing a Tax Cut, Republicans Helped Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) authored the following op-ed in the Times-Picayune highlighting how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act benefits Louisiana. In Passing a Tax Cut, Republicans Helped Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy and Representative Steve Scalise The Times-Picayune December 21, 2017 http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2017/12/republican_tax_cut_bill.html#incart_river_index You've probably been hearing a lot about tax reform lately, and… Continue Reading


12.20.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Praises 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 final congressional passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. The bill will now be sent to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. Cassidy's video comments are transcribed below. TV stations can download broadcast quality video here. "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will cut taxes for working families, bring… Continue Reading


12.20.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Applauds Final 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 final Senate passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. The legislation will now return to the House for an additional vote before being sent to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. Cassidy's video comments are transcribed below. TV stations can download broadcast quality video here. "The Tax Cuts … Continue Reading

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