Press Releases


Senate Sends Message of Support for Ukraine Against Russian Aggression with Cassidy-Supported Resolution

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) applauded the U.S. Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution to support Ukraine in the face of increased Russian aggression. The resolution sends a bipartisan message of fierce support for the United States' Ukrainian ally. The resolution passed by a voice vote with overwhelmingly support late Thursday. Cassidy introduced the resolution with Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). "We stand with all freedom seeking people and those seeking … Continue Reading


Cassidy-Led Bipartisan Bill to Improve Health Care Provider Mental Health Heads to President’s Desk to Become Law

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded the final congressional passage of their bipartisan Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act to prevent burnout, suicide, and mental and behavioral health issues in health care workers. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Jack Reed (D-RI) also cosponsored the bill, which now heads to the president's desk to be signed into law. "Doctors, nurses and health care workers shoulder the responsibility of saving lives and hav… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $2.8 Million for Cognitive Aging Research

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will grant Tulane University $2,822,728 to expand research on female cognitive aging. The Tulane Center for Aging is one of the nation's leading institutions on geriatrics and aging research. "As a physician, we need to ensure our seniors are taken care of, especially with cognitive health" said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding keeps Tulane at the forefront of aging research, helping Louisian… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $75 Million in Natural Disaster, COVID-19 Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $74,751,566.40 in natural disaster and COVID-19 relief. A total of $32,575,317.83 will go towards relief for the Great Flood of 2016 and $11,556,913.37 will go towards COVID-19 relief. There is $8,153,832.65 for Hurricanes Laura relief, $2,297,612.17 Hurricane Zeta relief, and $20,167,890.38 for Hurricane Ida relief. "Louisiana has taken a beating over the past … Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces Bipartisan American Offshore Worker Fairness Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today introduced the American Offshore Worker Fairness Act. This bill provides a level playing field between U.S. flagged vessels and foreign-flagged vessels working in offshore energy activities in U.S. waters. The changes also improve the oversight of foreign-flagged vessels and the mariners who work on these vessels. The legislation is also cosponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA-06) and John Garamendi (D-C… Continue Reading


Cassidy Leads 26 Colleagues in Urging Biden Administration to Increase LNG Exports, Undermine Russian Influence

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) led a group of 26 colleagues urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to facilitate the increase of liquified natural gas (LNG) exports to supply our European allies with energy in the midst of increasing tensions with Russia. This was in response to a February 2nd letter signed by 10 Democratic senators calling for the Biden administration to curb LNG exports. "We are concerned by recent attempts to restrict liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the Unite… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rubio, Rounds Introduce Bill to Expedite Natural Gas Exports to U.S. Partners

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) today introduced the Expediting Natural Gas Exports to Allies Act to expedite approval for natural gas exports to supply allies and U.S international partners in response to tensions with Russia and China. Under the Natural Gas Act, approval for natural gas exports can take up to several years. The bill would expedite approval for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) nations who are being affected by the current energy cri… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Marshall, Colleagues Urge Biden to Withdraw Anti-Energy Fed Nominee

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) led 8 colleagues today urging President Biden to withdraw the nomination of Sarah Raskin to be Vice Chair of Supervision and a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Raskin has previously advocated for the Federal Reserve to use its monetary policy making power to punish banks that do business with U.S. oil and natural gas companies and drive capital away from the industry that employs hundreds of th… Continue Reading


Cassidy Places Holds on EPA Nominees over Delays in Permitting of Louisiana Carbon Capture

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke today with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan regarding the State of Louisiana's application to obtain the ability to permit, site and monitor carbon sequestration wells. The conversation followed Sen. Cassidy's decision to block all EPA nominees from moving forward in the U.S. Senate due to unnecessary delays in EPA's handling of Louisiana's application. "Louisiana is the ideal location to store carbon underground and… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Risch, Menendez Introduce Legislation to Mitigate Risks of El Salvador’s Adoption of Bitcoin

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced the Accountability for Cryptocurrency in El Salvador (ACES) Act to require the State Department to write a report on El Salvador's recognition of Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency, as an accepted currency within the country. The State Department report would study the dangers of this law regarding cybersecurity, economic stability, and democratic governance in El Salvador, as well as the potential risks t… Continue Reading


DOE Misses Deadline—Cassidy, Risch, Colleagues Demand Answers on Shutdown of Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jim Risch (R-ID) led 9 colleagues today demanding the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) release a report detailing the total job loss as a result of the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This report was mandated by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to study the economic effects of President Biden's Executive Order that shut down construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. By law, the report was due to Congress 90 days aft… Continue Reading


Cassidy Meets with NBA Star Enes Kanter Freedom, Human Rights Advocate Who Has Criticized China for Uyghur Genocide

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today met with NBA player and outspoken China-critic Enes Kanter Freedom to discuss the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) genocide against ethnic minority population, the Uyghurs, and the Beijing Winter Olympics. "Enes is an important voice highlighting genocide," said Dr. Cassidy. "Some athletes and some NBA owners willfully ignore the CCP's human rights abuses while courting China for higher league profits. We need to amplify those who risk their liveliho… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Experts Commend Cassidy’s College Transparency Act at Senate HELP Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke on the importance of passing the College Transparency Act (CTA) at a Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Hearing on "Supporting Quality Workforce Development Opportunities and Innovation to Address Barriers to Employment". Cassidy's bill ensures students and families have clear and absorbable information as they consider higher education opportunities. The College Transparency Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, F… Continue Reading


FEMA Confirms its internal study shows R.R. 2.0 will drive out up to 20% of policy holders

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement following FEMA publicly acknowledging an internal study finding that the implementation of Risk Rating 2.0 to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) could cause 20% of policyholders to drop out of the program due to skyrocketing premiums. This was in response to a bipartisan, Cassidy led letter to FEMA in September, demanding a delay in Risk Rating 2.0, which will harm homeowners. Despite repeated requests beginning in Oct… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Manchin, Colleagues Urge for Efficient Use of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Broadband Funds

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) led 18 colleagues today urging the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to implement broadband funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in a timely manner according to Congressional intent. Of the $65 billion allocated in Cassidy's infrastructure bill for broadband expansion, $48 billion will be implemented by the NTIA, using coverage maps from the Federal Communications C… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $4.2 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Louisiana Seafood Industry

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will grant the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority $4,229,669 to assist Louisiana seafood processing facilities as a part of the Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program (SPRS), which provides COVID-19 relief funding for seafood processors and processing facilities. "Louisiana is the second largest seafood producer in the country," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding hel… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks at Denham Springs Elementary School Grand Reopening

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke at the grand reopening and ribbon-cutting of Denham Springs Elementary School, which was rebuilt following the Great Flood of 2016. Cassidy secured more than $1.8 billion in flood relief via continuing resolutions to help Louisiana recover from the Great Flood of 2016, and from floods in North Louisiana that same year. Two years later, Cassidy included a measure in the Disaster Recovery and Reform Act that waived the portion of t… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Murkowski Introduce Bill to Improve Mental Health in Coast Guard

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced the Guarding Mental Health Act, which would mandate the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to establish behavioral health standards that allows members to seek treatment for mental health without automatically being processed for discharged. This would align the Coast Guard with the rest of Department of Defense (DoD) standards regarding mental health treatment. "Addressing potential mental health issu… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Introduces, Questions Xavier President Reynold Verret at Senate HELP Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), introduced Dr. Reynold Verret, President of Xavier University, at today's Senate HELP Subcommittee Hearing on "Recruiting, Revitalizing & Diversifying: Examining the Health Care Workforce Shortage". Dr. Verret has been called as a witness to discuss the lack of diversity in the medical and health sciences workforce. Before Xavier University, Dr. Verret served in various leadership roles at high-level academic institutions across the country, and is an … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Carper, Graves, Blunt Rochester Introduce Legislation to Combat Coastal Erosion

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tom Carper (D-DE) and U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA-06) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-At Large) today introduced the Shoreline Health Oversight, Restoration, Resilience, and Enhancement Act (SHORRE) Act. The SHORRE Act would restore America's coastlines and riverbanks and make communities across our country more resilient to coastal erosion and severe flooding. "We've got to protect and restore our coastlines," said Dr. Cassidy. "This leg… Continue Reading

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