Press Releases

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


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

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