Press Releases


Cassidy Reacts to Recession News, Blames Biden’s “American Recession Plan” for Economic Disaster

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following news that America has officially entered an economic recession. The numbers released this morning by the U.S. Department of Commerce show that the U.S. economy shrank for a second consecutive quarter. "These economic numbers confirmed what most Americans already knew. We are officially in a recession," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Biden administration does not have a real plan. What's worse, Washington Democrats are pushing for mor… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Menendez, Kaine Call on Meta, Twitter, Telegram to Address Russian Spanish-Language Disinformation Efforts Targeting Western Hemisphere

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) called on the CEOs of Meta, Twitter, and Telegram to substantially increase efforts to moderate content by Russian state media services RT en Español and Sputnik Mundo - the cornerstone of the Kremlin's Spanish language disinformation and propaganda system - as Putin's illegal war against Ukraine rages on. The senators' call comes against the backdrop of persistent and growing efforts by Russia to target th… Continue Reading


Senate Commerce Committee Passes Cassidy Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement on the Senate Commerce Committee passing his Children and Teens' Online Privacy Protection Act through the committee. The bipartisan Children and Teens' Online Privacy Protection Act now awaits full Senate consideration. Cassidy joined Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) in introducing the bill. "As a parent and grandparent, I want our kids to be safe online and for parents to feel confident that their child's information is protected,"said D… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $1.1 Million in Funding for Louisiana Airports

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant Louisiana a total of $1,101,788 to improve and modernize several local airports. Specifically, $511,938 will be awarded to the Leesville Airport for additional taxilane construction, $288,900 will be awarded to Acadiana Regional Airport to rehabilitate and add on to the existing taxilane, $117,000 will be awarded to DeQuincy Industrial Airpark for improvements to the concrete and drainage sys… Continue Reading


Cassidy Co-Leads Senate HELP Hearing on Fighting Fentanyl Crisis

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) co-led today's Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on fighting fentanyl. During the hearing, Cassidy laid out a strategy to combat the surge in fentanyl and overdose deaths. He urged the passage of his legislation, the HALT Fentanyl Act, to permanently make fentanyl a Schedule I drug. Additionally, Cassidy called on the Biden administration to address the growing border crisis and focus on going after the illicit financing … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $34.5 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Lafourche Parish School Board a total of $34,532,561.91 in disaster relief as a result of Hurricane Ida. Specifically, the funding will go towards emergency water extraction for 27 school campuses and 15 support facilities, totaling 400 buildings within the Lafourche Parish school board district. "Hurricane Ida dealt a blow to coastal communities across South Louisiana," said Dr. Cas… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Senate Doctors Release Fentanyl Awareness PSA

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined his fellow physicians serving in the U.S. Senate, Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), John Barrasso, M.D. (R-WY), John Boozman, O.D. (R-AR), and Rand Paul, M.D. (R-KY) released a public service announcement (PSA) warning about the dangers of illicit fentanyl that is wreaking havoc in communities throughout the nation and killing Americans at record rates. "I come to you today, not only as a U.S. Senator, but as a physician concerned for the health and safe… Continue Reading


Senate Energy Committee Advances Cassidy Bill to Send Louisiana Billions for Coastal Restoration

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources voted to advance U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy's (R-LA) Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems (RISEE) Act on Thursday, which would increase funding from offshore energy revenue sharing that Louisiana uses for coastal restoration. The bill would also amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) to, among other things, remove the revenue sharing cap which could bring billions of additional dollars to Louisiana and the Gul… Continue Reading


Cassidy Brings Louisiana Voices on High Gas Prices to Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor on historic gas prices hurting Louisiana families. Cassidy read several messages he has received from Louisiana residents expressing the pain high gas prices have caused. "I hear from families in Louisiana every day that they are struggling to keep up with gas prices at historic heights," said Dr. Cassidy. "And the Biden administration doesn't really seem to be listening, so I am here to make their voices heard… Continue Reading


Cassidy Leads Bipartisan Group Urging Biden to Implement Grant Program in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as Congress Intended

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and nine colleagues today urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to implement the Direct Air Capture (DAC) Hub Program established under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act the way Congress intended. Currently, DOE is imposing onerous, one-size-fits-all requirements on grant applicants, limiting the program's ability to work. Cassidy was joined by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Mitt Romney (R-… Continue Reading


Cassidy and Chavis Op-Ed: Improving Maternal Health Care in America

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, a civil rights advocate and president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, published an op-ed in The Hill highlighting the need to address maternal mortality in the United States. Specifically, Cassidy and Chavis highlight Cassidy's leadership in the Senate to address maternal health care disparities and Chavis' lifelong work to advance civil rights. "We both are advocates and supporters of proposals that addr… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $51 Million in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $50,651,993.98 in relief for Hurricanes Laura, Delta, and Ida and for the Great Flood of 2016. "There are still communities rebuilding from natural disaster after natural disaster," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is an important step towards rebuilding Louisiana stronger than before." Among the recipients are the Livingston Parish, Calcasieu Parish, and Lafourche Parish… Continue Reading


Endorsements Roll in for Cassidy’s Educational Choice for Children Act

After introducing the Educational Choice for Children Act in June, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the addition of Heritage Action for America and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to the list of endorsements for the legislation that includes the Invest in Education Foundation, Association of Christian Schools International, the Defense Freedom Institute, the American Federation for Children, and Agudath Israel of America. Cassidy was joined by Senators Tim Scott (R-… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy, Rubio, and Hyde-Smith Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program

 - U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until September 30, 2023.  “The White House needs to roll back their disastrous Risk Rating 2.0 system that is increasing rates for Louisiana families. In the meantime, we cannot let the National Flood Insurance Program expire and throw homeowners into the brink this hurricane season,” said Dr. Cassidy.… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Urge Biden Nominee for Agricultural Trade Negotiator to Support U.S. Producers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and 18 of his Senate colleagues sent a letter to Doug McKalip, President Biden's nominee to be the United States Trade Representative's (USTR) chief agricultural negotiator, urging him, if confirmed, to seek trade agreements that support U.S. producers. "It is … disappointing that not only has the Biden administration chosen to forego the pursuit of trade agreements of any kind which can provide enhanced market access for U.S. exporters, but in the… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Risch, Rubio, Cruz, Hagerty to Introduce Resolution on U.S.-Mexico Relations

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Risch (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) plan to introduce a resolution this week reaffirming support for U.S.-Mexico relations, including economic engagement, and encouraging the Biden Administration to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the U.S. southern border. "To solve the border crisis and economic instability within our hemisphere, we must have a solid relationship with our Mexican partners," said… Continue Reading


Cassidy Participates in Lower Jones Creek Channel Project Groundbreaking

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in a groundbreaking for the Lower Jones Creek Channel portion of the East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project. When this portion of the project is completed, 3.3 miles of the Lower Jones Creek Channel will be cleared and snagged, from the Amite River to O'Neal Lane. The risk of flood damage caused by out-of-bank flooding during heavy rainfall events will be reduced. The overall project includes five components, incl… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $7.7 Million for Louisiana Airports from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced two Louisiana airports will receive $7,700,000 in funding from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for upgrades to their passenger boarding bridges. The Baton Rouge Airport will receive $5,200,000 and the Lake Charles Regional Airport will receive $2,500,000. This amount is in addition to Louisiana's annual funding under the Airport Improvement Program because of the IIJA. "Our airports are the first impression we m… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $2.4 Million Grant to Louisiana Children’s Hospital

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the Louisiana Children's Medical Center a total of $2,440,492.05 in reimbursements for personal protective equipment (PPE) purchased during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Our doctors and nurses were on the frontlines of the pandemic keeping our families safe," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is reimbursement for steps taken to keep our frontline workers safe." ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy Congratulates Service Academy Appointees from Louisiana for 2022

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the 14 students he nominated that have accepted offers of admission, or appointments, to attend one of America's Service Academies. These students will enter the Class of 2026 at the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force and Merchant Marine Academies. Upon graduation, they will become commissioned officers in the Armed Forces. "We're thankful for these students who have chosen military service," said Dr. Cassidy. "We're thankful for their parent… Continue Reading

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