Press Releases

10.19.22

Cassidy Announces $320 Million for Louisiana Battery Material Production from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $319,820,610 from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to bolster U.S. battery manufacturing and compete with China. "More good news for Louisiana coming from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill," said Dr. Cassidy. "This will make batteries produced in the United States more competitive worldwide, along the way employing lots of folks here in Louisiana. It's good for our state, good for our nation. … Continue Reading


10.18.22

Cassidy Speaks to Business, Community Leaders on Energy, Infrastructure

METAIRIE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke with business and community leaders at events hosted by Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). Among other topics, he discussed how to tap Louisiana's energy resources to create jobs, reduce America's dependence on foreign oil, and rebuild Louisiana's coastline. To that end, Cassidy highlighted his Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies and Ecosystems (RISEE) Act. The RISEE … Continue Reading


10.18.22

Cassidy Announces $7.3 Million in Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $7,348,164.00 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Hurricanes Laura relief. Specifically, the funding will go towards state management costs for recovery efforts. "Hurricane Laura devastated our coast, but our families remain resilient," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is crucial for Southwest Louisiana communities as they move forward." ###… Continue Reading


10.18.22

Cassidy-Led Bill to Help Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life Signed into Law

President Joe Biden signed into law the Solid Start Act of 2021 led by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH). The bipartisan Solid Start Act of 2021 codifies the Solid Start program that was started by the Trump administration. The program contacts every veteran three times by phone in the first year after they leave active duty to connect them with VA programs and benefits, including mental health resources. "The transition to civilian life is n… Continue Reading


10.17.22

Cassidy Announces Over $3 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $3,011,590.37 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Hurricane Ida recovery. "More than a year later, South Louisiana is still recovering from Hurricane Ida," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding helps our coastal communities rebuild and be better prepared for the next hurricane." The Ascension Parish School Board and Jefferson Parish will benefit from this grant. Grant Awarded Recipient … Continue Reading


10.12.22

Cassidy Announces $4.1 Million for Rural Health Care Facilities

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will grant Louisiana a total of $4,117,257 to construct and renovate rural health care facilities in north Louisiana. "We must ensure Louisiana families have access to quality, affordable health care," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding expands access to care in the region and further closes the rural health divide." The Union General Hospital, Morehouse Community Medical Centers, North Caddo Hospit… Continue Reading


10.11.22

Cassidy, Durbin Inform Consumers Act Included In Proposed FY23 NDAA Substitute

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today their Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act has been included in the substitute of the Senate-version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that advanced to the Senate floor today. The legislation will combat the online sale of stolen, counterfeit, and dangerous consumer products by ensuring transparency of high-volum… Continue Reading


10.06.22

Cassidy Tours Glass Half Full Recycling Facility, Discusses Role in Disaster Relief, Prevention

METAIRIE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) visited Glass Half Full in New Orleans. Glass Half Full was started by students at Tulane University to address a lack of glass recycling in New Orleans. They now offer residential and business pick-up, as well as free drop-off at their recycling facility in the Desire neighborhood. Additionally, Glass Half Full converts the glass they receive into sand, which can then be used to fill sandbags for hurricanes, maintain levees, and rebui… Continue Reading


10.06.22

Cassidy Tours River Parishes Community College and Zen-Noh Grain

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today toured River Parishes Community College (RPCC) in Gonzales to learn how they are training students to fill jobs in Louisiana's energy industry. That industry received a boost from Cassidy's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes billions for hydrogen hubs, carbon capture technologies, and demonstration projects to develop the cutting-edge energy innovations pioneered here in Louisiana. While there, Cassidy visited thei… Continue Reading


10.06.22

Cassidy, GOP Senators Release PSA Warning About Dangers of Rainbow Fentanyl Ahead of Halloween

U.S Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and 12 Republican colleagues released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) towarn parents about the dangers of illicit fentanyl ahead of Halloween as the drug cartels have begun targeting America's youth with rainbow fentanyl in the form of pills that look like candy and powder that looks like sidewalk chalk. The fentanyl crisis is wreaking havoc in communities throughout the nation and poisoning and killing Americans at record rates. "…The powerful … Continue Reading


10.05.22

Cassidy Discusses Careers in Public Service with Dunham School Seniors

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in a panel discussion before high school seniors at The Dunham School, where he discussed how they can have careers in public service. "These students are our future educators, business leaders, professionals, craftsmen and craftswomen," said Dr. Cassidy. "We should all contribute to their development. Their future, and our future, depends upon it." Cassidy shared with students his experiences as a Member of Congress.… Continue Reading


10.05.22

Cassidy-led Resolution Recognizes October as National Dyslexia Awareness Month

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), author of the 21st Century Dyslexia Act, led a group of fellow senators in introducing a U.S. Senate resolution recognizing October 2022 as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) introduced the House version of the resolution. "Dyslexia impacts one in five Americans. By diagnosing dyslexia early, these students won't be left behind and can reach their full potential," said Dr. Cassidy. "This month, we work to educate… Continue Reading


10.04.22

Cassidy-Led Bill to Help Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) successfully secured the passage of the Solid Start Act of 2021 through the U.S. House of Representatives. It now heads to the president's desk to become law. The bipartisan Solid Start Act of 2021 codifies the Solid Start program that was started by the Trump administration. The program contacts every veteran three times by phone in the first year after they leave active duty to connect them with VA programs … Continue Reading


10.04.22

Cassidy, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Condemning Iran for its Crackdown on Peaceful Protestors

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ben Menendez (D-NJ), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced a Senate resolution reaffirming the United States' support for the Iranian citizens peacefully protesting for their rights, and condemning the Iranian security forces for their violent response. An identical resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Cl… Continue Reading


10.03.22

VIDEO: Cassidy Secures Southwest Louisiana Additional $46 Million for Coastal Hurricane Protection through his Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that Southwest Louisiana will receive an additional $46,000,000 for coastal hurricane protection from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), legislation co-authored by Cassidy. Specifically, the funding will elevate approximately 200 structures in the Calcasieu, Cameron, and Vermillion Parishes to the 100-year flood plain. "Great news, $46 million coming to Cameron, Calcasieu, and Vermillion Parishes to elevate stru… Continue Reading


10.03.22

Cassidy Lays New Foundation for Republican Approach to Climate Policy, Taking on China in Senate Address

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) delivered a pivotal speech on the U.S. Senate floor laying out a new vision for Republicans to engage on climate policy while protecting U.S. energy security. Cassidy highlighted China as the largest threat to rising global emissions and explained how the United States must approach this challenge by understanding the nexus of national security, energy security, climate policy, and economic policy. "This talk will be about that nexus: energy security, nat… Continue Reading


10.03.22

Cassidy Announces $20.5 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $20,492,687.93 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Hurricanes Laura and Ida recovery. "Hurricanes Laura and Ida dealt a blow to communities across South Louisiana, but we are coming back," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding supports our efforts to rebuild, recover and prosper." The City of Lake Charles, South Louisiana Electric, St. Bernard Parish School Board, and the Louisiana National Guard will a… Continue Reading


10.03.22

Cassidy Leads Senate Republicans in Demanding Administration End Its War on U.S. Oil & Gas

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) led a group of Republican senators demanding the Biden administration end its assault on domestic oil and gas production and continue to sell oil and gas leases on federal land and water. The push comes in response to the U.S. Department of Interior's draft proposal for the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program, in which the department hinted that it might cancel future lease sales for the next five years. "American families are struggling to… Continue Reading


10.01.22

Cassidy Announces Louisiana Resident, 6 other American Hostages Freed from Venezuelan Captivity

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the secured release of Lake Charles, LA resident Tomeu Vadell and six other American hostages held in Venezuela. Vadell was a member of a group of CITGO energy executives, known as the CITGO 6, that were lured to Caracas and taken hostage by the Nicholas Maduro Regime in November of 2017. One of the members was recently released last March. "After five years of work to free Tomeu Vadell and the rest of the CITGO 6, it is a blessing to say … Continue Reading


09.30.22

Cassidy, Padilla Lead Bipartisan Push to Ensure Federal Medicaid Funds Can Be Used in Crisis Stabilization Centers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) today sent a bipartisan letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Books-LaSure urging the agency to clarify whether federal funds can be used to pay for crisis stabilization in programs with more than 16 beds. Last fall, Cassidy visited the Bridge Center for Hope in Baton Rouge to learn about the services they provide for those facing a mental health or substance use related crises. Earlier … Continue Reading

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