Press Releases

10.12.17

Cassidy Commends Trump EO on Health Care

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement following President Trump's Executive Order on health care. The goals of this Executive Order is to provide Americans with more affordable healthcare choices and greater control over their health care decisions. "President Trump is committed to helping the families and businesses harmed by Obamacare. I will continue to work with him on solutions like Graham-Cassidy that will return power back to the patient," said Dr. Cassidy. "… Continue Reading


10.11.17

Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Life of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook

US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Richard Burr (R-NC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced a resolution honoring the life and achievements of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook (1928 - 2017), who was the first African American to hold either a regular or tenured faculty appointment at a predominantly white southern college or university, and was president of Dillard University in New Orleans from 1974 to 1997. He passed away this year at the age of 88. "The li… Continue Reading


10.10.17

Cassidy Comments on Repeal of “Clean Power Plan”

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) made released a statement following EPA's publication of a notice to repeal the EPA's Clean Power Plan. "CO2 emissions are steadily decreasing in the U.S. because of the low cost of natural gas, not due to Obama era regulations. Investing in energy infrastructure in the U.S., instead of American companies moving their plants to China and elsewhere, is good for the environment and good for American workers," said Dr. Cassidy. In 2015, the EPA issued r… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Cassidy, Murkowski, Barrasso Send Letter in Support of LNG Exports

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry in support of the Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed rule (RIN 1901-AB43) to expedite the approval of small-scale exports of natural gas. According to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. has an estimated 2,355 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable natural gas, enough to last an estimated 86 years at current U.S. consumption rates. … Continue Reading


10.05.17

Cassidy Responds to OMB Supplemental Disaster Request

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement in response to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) supplemental disaster assistance request. In an effort to allow the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to meet current and anticipated claims obligations, the request asks Congress to cancel $16 billion of the program's existing debt. "We are encouraged by provisions that would increase affordability. There are some provisions we have concerns about. We look forward t… Continue Reading


10.05.17

Cassidy, Murphy: National Dyslexia Awareness Month Resolution Passes Senate

Today, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Christopher Murphy (D-CT) released statements commending the Senate for passing S.Res.284, which designates October 2017 as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. The goal of this resolution is to further educate Congress, schools and state and local education agencies on the unique challenges students with dyslexia face. "One in five Americans has dyslexia. By increasing awareness we can help ensure those students receive the evidence based instructio… Continue Reading


10.04.17

ICYMI: Cassidy Introduces Michael Juneau to Senate Committee on the Judiciary

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), at today's Senate Committee on the Judiciary nomination hearing, introduced Western Louisiana District Judicial Nominee Michael Juneau. Juneau was nominated by President Trump in August and has practiced law for 30 years. Juneau earned his bachelor's in accounting, magna cum laude, from LSU and his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard University, where he was selected as best oralist in the Ames Moot Court Competition and also served as a member of the Harv… Continue Reading


09.29.17

Joint Statement from Graham, Cassidy on White House Meeting

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) today issued this statement on their meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss a host of issues including Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) and tax reform. "We greatly appreciate President Trump taking time to discuss the many problems facing Obamacare and how we can replace it with state-tailored health care reform that lowers costs and improves coverage for millions of Americans. "President Trump re… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Cassidy Commends Trump Judicial Nominations

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement following President Trump's nomination of Kurt Engelhardt and Kyle Duncan to the US 5th Circuit, and Barry Ashe to the Eastern District of Louisiana. "The President made a sound decision in nominating Kurt Engelhardt and Kyle Duncan to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and Barry Ashe to the Eastern Louisiana District Court. All three are immensely qualified and will serve our state and country well in these new positions," sa… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Cassidy, Murphy, Warren Introduce Dyslexia Resolution

Today, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating October 2017 as "National Dyslexia Awareness Month." The goal of the resolution is to raise awareness of dyslexia and further educate on the significant educational implications caused by this learning disability. It also highlights the importance of providing evidence-based interventions and resources to ensure that every child succeeds in school and li… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Cassidy Talks with President Trump about Louisianans helping Puerto Rico

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) met with President Donald Trump to discuss a host of issues, including a letter outlining the availability and readiness of US offshore supply vessels based in Louisiana for support in Puerto Rico. The ships docked in Louisiana are fully self-sufficient and can be in Puerto Rico within a few days. A copy of Senator Cassidy's letter is below: The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 Mr. President: Th… Continue Reading


09.28.17

Cassidy, Kennedy Passes Amendment to Secure Comprehensive NFIP Reform

Today, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) secured passage of an amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill which preserves the ability of Congress to pass comprehensive reform and reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) later this year. The Cassidy-Kennedy-Rounds Amendment removes the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act from the FAA reauthorization bill, so that provisions allowing for privatization of flood insurance may be include… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Cassidy, Kennedy Comment on Need for Comprehensive NFIP Reauthorization

US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) released a joint statement today warning against the inclusion of the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, rather than as part of comprehensive flood insurance reform:“The decision to include this flood insurance measure on the FAA reauthorization bill, and not as part of comprehensive flood insurance reform, is greatly concerning. This would be a … Continue Reading


09.26.17

Joint Statement from Graham, Cassidy, Heller & Johnson

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), Dean Heller (R-Nevada), and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) today issued this statement. "As a result of our efforts in the last few weeks, it's not a question of 'if' Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson replaces Obamacare - it's only a question of 'when.' Our approach ends the march towards single-payer health care where all medical decisions are made by a Washington bureaucrat. "Obamacare's problems are widespread and we… Continue Reading


09.25.17

Media Advisory: Cassidy Participates in Senate Finance Committee Hearing on GCHJ

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) will participate in the Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal to reform health care. WHO: US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) WHAT: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson WHEN:TodayMonday, September 252:00pm ET/1:00pm CT WATCH HERE: Live Stream To read more about GCHJ, click here.… Continue Reading


09.25.17

Updated Text and State-by-State Numbers Released for GCHJ

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released updated legislative text, section-by-section, and an HHS state-by-state impact table for the updated version of Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson. “We believe patients should have more control over their health care destiny, not less. Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson returns power back to patients and states to make the decisions that are best for them,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This plan protects those with pre-existing conditions and gives states re… Continue Reading


09.19.17

15 Governors Sign Letter in Support of GCHJ

Today, 15 Governors sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging senators to support for Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson. For more info on Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson, click here. Read the letter below, or click here. September 19, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Obamacare is broken and the states are the best place to fix it. A … Continue Reading


09.19.17

Senate Passes EGO Act

The US Senate passed S.188 the Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting Act (EGO Act), introduced by US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA). This legislation would bar federal funds to pay for portraits of federal officers and employees, such as the president, vice president and cabinet secretaries. US Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Deb Fischer (R-NE) were original cosponsors of this legislation. "When America is trillions of dollars in debt, we should take every reas… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Cassidy Responds to Gee Letter

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement in response to a letter released last night by Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health Rebekah Gee. See Dr. Cassidy's statement below: "If Dr. Gee had called and asked how this bill would impact Louisiana, she could have been walked through as to why her concerns are unfounded. Instead, she chose to echo a left wing think tank which is working to preserve Obamacare. On the other hand, on one thing, the letter is corre… Continue Reading


09.14.17

CASSIDY, GRAHAM TO SPEAK ON SENATE FLOOR ON HEALTH CARE REFORM

US Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will go to the Senate floor today to speak in favor of their proposal - Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) - to reform health care. GCHJ repeals the structure and architecture of Obamacare and replaces it with a block grant given annually to states to help individuals pay for health care. WHO: US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) WHAT: Speak on the Senate floor on Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson… Continue Reading

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