Press Releases


Cassidy, King Statement on Ongoing Social Security Discussions

Baton Rouge - U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Angus King (I-ME) today released the following statement about ongoing discussions to preserve and protect Social Security: "The Social Security fund will be insolvent in less than a decade. If Congress chooses to do nothing, current law requires painful 24% cuts to benefits and a daunting future for fulfilling our promises. If we come together now, we can preserve and protect the retirement security of all Americans now and long into t… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Coons, Cornyn Reintroduce Bill to Support Hydrogen Technologies for Emissions Reductions

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chris Coons (D-DE), and John Cornyn (R-TX) today reintroduced their bipartisan Hydrogen Infrastructure Initiative, a package of four bills to support the adoption of hydrogen in energy-intensive sectors. "Louisiana is primed to grow our energy blueprint and become a hydrogen hub," said Dr. Cassidy. "These bills create research and grant programs for ports, shipping, and industry to incentivize investment in hydrogen infrastructure." "Sustained investme… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Brown, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Get Public Employees Fill Social Security Benefits

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure public sector workers and their families can receive full Social Security benefits after two unfair penalties against them. The Social Security Fairness Act would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) from the Social Security Act, which reduced benefits for nearly 3 million Americans, many of whom are teachers, police officers, and state… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cardin, Collins, Cantwell Reintroduce Bill to Expand Access to Historic Tax Credit

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA.) today re-introduced legislation to expand the Historic Tax Credit to foster economic growth and urban renewal. "The Historic Tax Credit has restored many cherished buildings in Louisiana creating jobs and revitalizing communities," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill will help people across our state and nation return historic buildings to working use and preserve our architectural heritage." … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Van Hollen, Young, Kaine Lead Bipartisan Push for New Tax Agreement with Taiwan

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Todd Young (R-IN), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Mitt Romney (R-UT) announced a bipartisan push towards the enactment of a new tax agreement with Taiwan. Today, the Senators introduced a resolution that encourages the Administration to begin negotiating a tax agreement with Taiwan in order to further strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and Taiwan. "In addition to being a key democratic ally in the Pacific, Taiwan is one of our larg… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Shaheen, Scott, Kelly Reintroduce Bill to Allow HSAs to Be Used for Direct Primary Care

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) today introduced a bipartisan bill to support Direct Primary Care (DPC), lower health care costs, and expand patient access to their primary care providers. The Primary Care Enhancement Act increases access to affordable preventative and primary care by allowing health savings accounts (HSAs) to be used to pay for direct primary care. This enables patients to rely less on specialists and hospi… Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes to Overturn Biden Policy Threatening Americans’ Retirement

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a statement following the U.S. Senate passage of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Biden administration rule authorizing asset managers to prioritize environment, social and governance (ESG) factors over the financial success of their clients' retirement savings. On February 8th, Cassidy joined U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Joe … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Risch, Colleagues: U.S. Cannot Cede Power to Flawed WHO

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Risch (R-ID), and 13 colleagues introduced a resolution that will ensure the president does not cede U.S. sovereignty to entities like the World Health Organization (WHO) by ratifying international pandemic agreements without Senate approval. "The Senate approves all treaties the United States signs as a check on presidents negotiating bad deals," said Dr. Cassidy. "We should not make an exception for this agreement that will take away power from the… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $39.2 Million for Louisiana Clean Water Infrastructure from His Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will grant Louisiana a total of $39.2 million from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for Louisiana's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for fiscal year 2023 to improve water infrastructure. In total, Louisiana has received $135.6 million in IIJA funding for clean water, and more is expected over the next three years. "Louisiana families should feel comfortable drinking water from t… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Barrasso Bill Helps NATO Allies Escape Dependence on Russia

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Barrasso (R-WY), and 26 colleagues introduced legislation to enhance the energy security of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members by providing an escape from dependence on Russian energy. The Energy Security Cooperation with Allied Partners in Europe (ESCAPE) Act aims to quickly provide our allies with reliable and dependable American energy to stop Russia's political coercion and manipulation in the region. It also mandates sanctions on … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $5 Million in Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $5,053,345.45 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricane Laura. "Our families in Southwest Louisiana are resilient despite the devastation Laura and other storms have caused," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help our communities fully recover." Calcasieu Parish will receive $4,787,379.90 to elevate 18 flood-prone residential structures and remove two damaged structures and $265,… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $9.9 Million for Louisiana Airports from His Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant three Louisiana airports a total of $9,900,000.00 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The funding will support airport improvements, including a new road at connecting the north terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with the rental car facilities. Since last fall, Louisiana airports have received a total of $58.1 million in IIJA funding, with more expecte… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Crapo, Colleagues Reintroduce Hearing Protection Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and a group of 25 Senate colleagues reintroduced the Hearing Protection Act (HPA). The bill would reclassify suppressors to regulate them like regular firearms. "Guns with suppressors are still very loud, just less likely to cause permanent ear damage," said Dr. Cassidy. "Anyone who thinks suppressors are movie 'silencers' clearly has never shot with one. This legislation is for sportsmen and recreational shooters." "The Hearing Prot… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Lankford Work to Stop ATF from Eroding American’s Second Amendment Rights

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are standing up for Americans' Second Amendment right to own and use pistol braces without burdensome regulation, registration, and taxation with the reintroduction of the Pistol Brace Protection Act. The bill stops the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) rule by exempting pistol braces from regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA). It eliminates subjective stand… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Brown Call for Better Health Coverage for Individuals Who Stutter

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) requested more information on the federal health benefits available to individuals who stutter to better understand gaps in coverage in a letter to U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Department of Defense Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness Gil Cisneros, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran Ahuja. … Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on Interior’s First Proposed Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Sale

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the first proposed offshore wind sale in the Gulf of Mexico: "The Gulf of Mexico is already a powerhouse for oil and gas production and now with new technology has the potential to develop new forms of energy," said Dr. Cassidy. "Louisiana companies stand ready to further develop affordable energy for our families. This announcement also highlights the need to advance my RIS… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Lankford, Colleagues Push for Greater Health Care Access for Louisianans, the Nation

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act. The bill removes the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) ban on the creation and expansion of new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) and allows POHs to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. Lifting this ban will increase competition among hospitals, decrease costs, and expand access to quality care for more Americans, especially those with Medicare and Medicaid. "As a doctor… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Grassley, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Stop Biden Administration Abuse of Immigration Parole

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and seven Senate colleagues reintroduced the Immigration Parole Reform Act of 2023 to restore integrity to the immigration parole system after decades of misuse by the executive branch. The bill would ensure the Biden administration complies with the original, long-standing Congressional intent for the immigration parole authority. "Americans want President Biden to address the border crisis, not cover it up by granting blanket par… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $2.6 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $2,607,655.63 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricanes Ida and Delta. "Our families in Terrebonne are resilient despite the devastation Ida and other storms have caused," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help our communities recover completely." The Terrebonne Parish School Board will receive $1,344,086.87 for emergency protective measures in the wake of Hurricane Ida, and the … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Risch Introduce Effort to Cut U.S. Funds to Anti-Semitic UNRWA

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Risch (R-ID), and 12 colleagues introduced the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Accountability and Transparency Act. This legislation outlines a comprehensive approach to cease U.S. contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), a successor entity, or to the U.N. regular budget for the support of UNRWA unless the Secretary of State certifies every 180 days to Congress that UNRWA meets… Continue Reading

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