Press Releases


Following Calls from Cassidy, CDC Updates Mask Guidance

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today released a statement following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement of new COVID-19 mask guidance. The guidance states fully vaccinated individuals "can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic" and should not have to wear a mask or socially distance in most indoor and outdoor environments. "Americans knew before the CDC that if you were vaccinated, you shouldn't have to wear a mask. When CDC takes too long t… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Scott Introduce Resolution Celebrating National Charter Schools Week

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Scott (R-SC), leading advocates for school choice, introduced a resolution celebrating National Charter Schools Week and commending charter schools for their contributions to education. "A good education is life changing. When parents and families have the option to send their child to a charter school, they have the power to choose the best education for their child's needs. This resolution recognizes the work of charter schools to build brighter… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Back the Blue Act

During National Police Week, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the Back the Blue Act, which would increase the penalties for criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers and provide new tools for officers to protect themselves. "Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every to keep our communities safe. They face violent criminals and are at time targeted themselves like the tragic shooting of six officers in Baton Rouge in 201… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Urge POTUS to Stand with Israel, Reject Sanctions Relief for Iran

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), along with 42 Republican colleagues, called on President Joe Biden to stand with our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel. As Israel is under attack from Iranian-backed terrorists, the Biden administration is negotiating and potentially offering sanctions relief to Iran, the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. The senators called on President Biden to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions r… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $4.4 Million in Support of Centers of Excellence at Xavier University and Southern University

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding a $2,753,487 grant to Xavier University of Louisiana's Center for Excellence and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is awarding Southern University a $1,680,000 grant to establish the Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life to address diet related health disparities in African Americans. "The grant for … Continue Reading


Cassidy Honors Fallen Louisiana Law Enforcement Heroes on Senate Floor

In honor of National Police Week, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech honoring the 15 members of Louisiana law enforcement that lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020. "Today, I specifically recognize Louisiana law enforcement officers who lost their lives in 2020 performing their duty. We should all thank god for law enforcement officers and their willingness to put their lives between us and danger knowing that they may have to sacrifice their lives as 15 did… Continue Reading


Cassidy to Fauci and Walensky: Americans Are Losing Patience, CDC Needs to Update COVID Recommendations in Real-Time

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a physician with experience running immunization efforts in Louisiana, highlighted the American people's frustration with the COVID-19 response from public health officials during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing entitled "An Update from Federal Officials on Efforts to Combat COVID-19." He questioned Drs. Anthony Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, and Peter Marks from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious D… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Markey Propose Bipartisan Bill to Update Children Online Privacy Rules

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) today introduced the Children and Teens Online Privacy Protection Act, legislation to update online data privacy rules for the 21st century and ensure both children and teenagers are protected online. The legislation updates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by prohibiting internet companies from collecting personal information from anyone 13- to 15-years old without the user's consent; creating an online "Eraser… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cornyn, Senate GOP Introduce Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) along with 29 of their Senate GOP colleagues introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This legislation will allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state with concealed carry laws, while still abiding by that state's laws. "Our right to keep and bear arms is protected in the Constitution. The ability to protect yourself and your family should n… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Video Statement on President Biden’s Visit to Louisiana

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a video statement following President Biden's visit to Louisiana. Cassidy spoke with the president regarding infrastructure and the need for disaster assistance following the record breaking 2020 hurricane season and winter storms. Cassidy's full video statement is available here, and the transcript is below. "On the Bonnet Carré Spillway going back to Baton Rouge from Kenner-just met with President Biden. We talked ab… Continue Reading


Cassidy Tours Southeastern Louisiana University Head Start and Early Head Start Center

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today toured the Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) Head Start and Early Head Start Center in Hammond. Cassidy assisted the Regina Coeli Child Development Center in securing critical grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services so they could purchase new and replace 12 old modular buildings, as well as continue providing Head Start services in Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes. "… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks to Louisiana Legislature

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today visited the Louisiana State Capitol to speak to the legislature, thank them for their work to improve our state and express his commitment to assisting their efforts in Congress. "Louisiana legislators on a federal and state level have to work together to achieve everything we can possibly achieve," said Dr. Cassidy. "I thank the Legislature for the opportunity to speak to them. More importantly, I thank them for their partnership." … Continue Reading


Ahead of Visit to Louisiana, Cassidy Urges Biden Administration to Support Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), along with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), urged the Biden administration to support a supplemental disaster appropriations effort to direct urgently needed federal resources to communities throughout America that are struggling to recover from hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters that have occurred since the beginning of 2020. "According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, 2020 shattered the previous annual record for… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Hassan Urge Biden Administration to Implement No Surprise Act According to Congressional Intent

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) urged the Biden Administration to implement legislation to end the practice of surprise medical billing according to congressional intent. In a letter sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, the senators highlighted several key areas of the No Surprises Act, which passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. "We wrote this law t… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Marshall, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Harness Real-World Evidence in FDA Approval Process

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation to harness real-world evidence (RWE) gathered during emergency use authorization (EUA) to support future approvals for drugs, biologics, and medical devices at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This legislation would enable the FDA to develop a clear framework for how it uses RWE in premarket approvals ranging from drugs and vaccines to medical devices. Not onl… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces Major PPE Manufacturer in Broussard

LAFAYETTE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today helped announce that Ochsner Health and Trax Development have launched SafeSource Direct, LLC, which will have two facilities in Broussard that manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in the United States. The Senator was joined by Governor John Bel Edwards, Lafayette Parish President Josh Guillory, St. Martin Parish President Chester Cedars and Broussard Mayor Ray Bourque. "The pandemic showed that America needs to make… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Hoeven, Colleagues Press FERC to Act on Pending Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and a group of 24 bipartisan senators in pressing the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission (FERC) to act on vital energy infrastructure projects by reviewing, without further delay, the 14 natural gas pipeline infrastructure projects that are currently pending before FERC. In the letter to the FERC chairman and commissioners, the senators also outlined the importance of reviewing the projects using current FERC gui… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy Discusses Infrastructure, Taxes and Calls for Honesty from Biden Administration on Fox News Sunday

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today joined Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday calling on the need for honesty from the Biden administration. During the interview they discussed President Biden's push for big government, the economy, taxes and infrastructure. On Biden's Push for Big Government "The era of big government coming back will thwart the progress we need to make. And I think we can see recent history about how that is exactly true." On the Economy "The aspiration of this Bid… Continue Reading


Cassidy, McConnell, Colleagues Demand Biden Administration Withdraws Department of Education’s Politicized Civics Grant Programs

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) led a group of 36 of their Senate colleagues in demanding the U.S. Department of Education withdraw a divisive, political grant program on civic education. The Department is attempting to radicalize American History and Civics Education programs, including the Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics and the National Activities programs. The letter states: "This is a time… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues Condemn Amazon for Removing Justice Clarence Thomas Documentary

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and 18 Senate colleagues in a letter to Jeffrey Bezos questioning why Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, a documentary about the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was removed from Amazon's streaming service. The film's removal came during Black History Month. The letter stated: "We write concerning Amazon's latest effort to target conservative Americans. On February 8, 2021, in the mid… Continue Reading

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