Press Releases

03.29.17

Senate Republicans Highlight Progress, Preferred Policy Changes to Medicare Advantage

Today, in a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, Senate Republicans, led by Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), noted positive policy changes pertaining to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program and outlined a number of additional preferred policy modifications that would promote beneficiary access to the popular program. "We want to acknowledge that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services… Continue Reading


03.29.17

ICYMI Cassidy Oped: To Reduce Carbon Emissions, We Need More Manufacturing

By Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) Daily Caller Environmentalists lament the recent end of President Obama's "green" administration while wringing their hands in worry about the new administration. In reality, if the Trump administration succeeds in returning manufacturing to the United States, they will by far do more to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than either President Obama or the European Union Emissions Trading System. This is because, although not commonly discussed, th… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Cassidy Releases Statement on AHCA, Cassidy-Collins Plan Best Option

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement following the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act in the United States House of Representatives: "Obamacare was designed in a fundamentally flawed way that continues to hurt families through excessively high costs and deductibles. We still need to repeal and replace this failed law, which will collapse under its own weight. This is not over," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Cassidy-Collins plan would fulfill President Trump's pledg… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Sens. Peters, Cassidy, Boozman, Franken and Reps. Polis & Reed Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Make College More Affordable & Accesable

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Boozman (R-AR) and Al Franken (D-MN), and U.S. Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY) today announced they are reintroducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to help make college more affordable and accessible by expanding opportunities for high school students to earn college credit. The Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act (MEAA) would improve access to higher education by providing grants to eligible instit… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Cassidy Commends Keystone XL Construction Permit Authorization

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement following the Trump administration's permit authorization for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator Cassidy was an early advocate for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In 2014, then Congressman Cassidy introduced the Keystone XL authorization bill HR 5682, which passed the US House of Representatives. To read that legislation, click here. "Increasing our energy infrastructure creates well-paying jo… Continue Reading


03.22.17

Congress Overturns OSHA’s Power Grab

Today, the Senate passed H.J. Res. 83, disapproving the rule issued by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness," under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). H.J. Res. 83, passed the House earlier this week (231-191). This marks the first major legislative victory for the Louisiana delegation in the 115th Congress. The Occupational Safety and Health Act provides for a six… Continue Reading


03.21.17

ICYMI: Cassidy Honors Life of Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Anderson

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor to recognize Sergeant Shawn Anderson, of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department, who recently lost his life in the line of duty, protecting his community. Senator Cassidy also recognized ten other Louisiana Police Officers who sacrificed their lives while serving. Watch Dr. Cassidy's full remarks here. Mr. President, This weekend the city of Baton Rouge was reminded how precious life is, an… Continue Reading


03.16.17

Cassidy, Tillis, Kennedy Introduce Unleashing American Energy Act of 2017

WASHINGTON-Yesterday, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced the Unleashing American Energy Act of 2017. After 8 years of significant restrictions on energy exploration and development, American workers and industry are eager to pursue American energy independence. This legislation empowers the Secretary of the Interior to add additional lease sales to an existing 5-year leasing plan, allowing for more American energy investments that would… Continue Reading


03.10.17

Cassidy, Kennedy Comment on Resignation of US Attorney Kenneth Polite

Today, Kenneth Polite announced his resignation as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, effective March 24, 2017. US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) released the following statements on Polite's stepping down. "I thank US Attorney Polite for his service representing the United States Justice Department in the state of Louisiana and will work with Senator Kennedy and the Trump administration to appoint and confirm his replacement without d… Continue Reading


03.06.17

Cassidy Comments on Release of the American Health Care Act

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), following the release of the American Health Care Act, the House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, issued the following statement. "The House has released their plan and I look forward to reviewing the text," said Dr. Cassidy. "Our shared goals should be coverage for as many as possible, caring for those with pre-existing conditions, at a lower cost and without mandates." To read the American Freedom Act, click here. For more information o… Continue Reading


03.06.17

Cassidy Comments on ExxonMobil’s Planned $20 Billion Manufacturing Investment in US Gulf Region

Today, ExxonMobil announced plans to invest $20 billion to expand manufacturing in the US Gulf Region. New projects are expected to create more than 45,000 high -paying jobs across the region and thousands more through the multiplier effect. "This is a massive investment in the communities, families and workforce of Louisiana," said Senator Cassidy. "These projects will improve our economy and bring the well-paying jobs our state and country needs." Background Provided by ExxonMobil Below:… Continue Reading


03.06.17

Cassidy Reintroduces Medicaid Accountability and Care (MAC) Act

Cassidy Reintroduces Medicaid Accountability and Care (MAC) Act WASHINGTON-Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) reintroduced the Medicaid Accountability and Care (MAC) Act of 2017. The MAC Act is designed to improve Medicaid financing through controlled spending, value-based incentives, and fraud reduction. "As a doctor, treating patients in a public hospital for the uninsured for 25 years, I've seen that Medicaid offers the illusion of coverage without the power of access," said Dr. Cassidy. "… Continue Reading


03.03.17

Cassidy, Hatch, Isakson, Daines Challenge OSHA’s Power Grab

Yesterday, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced a Senate Joint Resolution disapproving the rule issued by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness," under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The House companion, H.J. Res. 83, passed earlier this week (231-191). "The Obama administration routinel… Continue Reading


03.02.17

Cassidy, Bennet, Young Reintroduce the Waterway LNG Parity Act of 2017

WASHINGTON-US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Waterway LNG Parity Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation would ensure that excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on the inland waterways are levied at a rate consistent with their energy output relative to diesel and gasoline, respectively. On an energy equivalent basis, it takes about 1.7 gallons of LNG to provide the same amount of energy as a gallon… Continue Reading


02.28.17

Cassidy Comments on Presidential Address to Joint Session of Congress

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released the following statement immediately after the conclusion of President Trump's address to the joint session of Congress. "President Trump has laid out a series of goals that will get our economy, and our country, moving in the right direction," said Dr. Cassidy. "I will work with President Trump to achieve these goals." ###… Continue Reading


02.28.17

Cassidy Comments on President’s EPA Executive Order

WASHINGTON-Today, President Trump signed an executive order requiring that the EPA review and amend the Obama-era "Waters of the United States" regulation to ensure that it promotes economic growth and minimizes regulatory uncertainty. "The Obama Administration hampered our economy with regulations that changed too often and sometimes even contradicted each other. Today's executive order is a first step that will bring certainty to industry and ensure that Louisiana's energy, agriculture and co… Continue Reading


02.17.17

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Town Halls in Louisiana Next Week

BATON ROUGE -Next week, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD will host five Town Hall Meetings in South Louisiana. In Livingston Parish, he will join representatives of FEMA and the Small Business Administration to discuss flood relief for local residents. In Jefferson, Assumption, Lafourche and St. Martin Parishes, he will give updates on his work in Washington and take questions from constituents on their concerns. WHAT: Host Flood Relief Town Hall Meeting in Livingston Parish … Continue Reading


02.13.17

Cassidy Meets with SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) met with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the open Supreme Court seat. After the meeting, Dr. Cassidy released the following statement: "Judge Gorsuch is a thoughtful and principled jurist. We had an in-depth conversation today and there is no doubt that he is immensely qualified to sit on the bench," said Dr. Cassidy. "I look forward to voting for his confirmation and will work to secure a swift confirmation f… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Cassidy Commends Confirmation of DeVos as Education Secretary

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) voted to approve Betsy DeVos as the next Secretary of the Department of Education. "As a candidate and an elected official, I have made clear my commitment to taking power away from our nation's capital and returning it to the kitchen table, believing that parents are better suited to decide what is best for their children than a Washington bureaucrat. Supporting school choice and making sure that all children have access to quality education have be… Continue Reading


02.06.17

Cassidy Committed to Promoting Louisiana Maritime Industry

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released the following statement, doubling down on his commitment to support the maritime industry and create jobs in Louisiana. "The maritime industry and the Jones Act are vitally important to the economy of Louisiana and security of our nation. In my position as a Senator, I will actively support industries and policies like these that provide well-paying jobs with good benefits for Louisiana families." Said Dr. Cassidy.… Continue Reading

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