Press Releases

01.26.17

Cassidy, Johnson, McCaskill, and Fischer Introduce EGO Act

US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Deb Fischer (R-NE) introduced the Eliminating Government-Funded Oil-Painting (EGO) Act of 2017 in the US Senate. "When America is trillions of dollars in debt, we should take every reasonable measure to reduce the burden passed on to our children and grandchildren," said Dr. Cassidy. "Tax dollars should go to building roads and improving schools-not oil paintings that very few people ever see or care about.… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Patient Freedom Act Gains Support in Senate

US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joins US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) in cosponsoring the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, a comprehensive replacement plan for Obamacare. "Our plan represents a growing coalescence of Republican ideas on health care while returning power to states and fulfilling President Trump's pledge to bring health care coverage for all," said Dr. Cassidy. "The addition of Senator Graham shows t… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Cassidy Comments on President Trump’s Keystone XL Executive Order

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) issued the following statement after President Trump took administrative action to move the Keystone XL pipeline and Dakota Access pipeline closer to approval. "Increasing our energy infrastructure is good for the nation, bringing well-paying jobs and increased revenue to state and local governments," said Dr. Cassidy. "Clearly, President Trump is committed to fulfilling the promises that Republicans made to the American people." ###… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Cassidy, Collins Release Legislative Text for Obamacare Replacement Plan

Today, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) released the legislative text for the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, a comprehensive replacement plan for Obamacare. To read the Patient Freedom Act of 2017 in the full legislative text, click here. To read the Patient Freedom Act of 2017 one pager, click here. To read the Patient Freedom Act of 2017 section-by-section, click here. Today, Senators Cassidy and Coll… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Sens. Cassidy, Collins to Speak on Senate Floor to Urge Colleagues to Support Their Obamacare Replacement Bill

Washington - US Senators Bill Cassidy and Susan Collins will speak on the Senate floor this afternoon to urge their colleagues to support the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, which they introduced today with Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA). Senators Cassidy and Collins spoke about their legislation at a press conference this morning. The Patient Freedom Act of 2017 would address the individual market's downward spiral under Obamacare by: returning power to the states;… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Cassidy, Collins, Capito, Isakson Introduce Comprehensive Obamacare Replacement Plan

Today, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, a comprehensive replacement plan for Obamacare. "We have been stressing the importance of making sure we have a replacement plan ready to go with the repeal of Obamacare, in order to ensure that no one sees a gap in their health care coverage. With the introduction of the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, I believe we now have that pla… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Media Advisory: Cassidy, Collins to Announce Obamacare Replacement Bill

Washington - In an effort to address the individual market's downward spiral under Obamacare tomorrow morning, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) will hold a press conference to introduce the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, an Obamacare replacement plan that would: return power to the states; increase access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans; improve patient choice; and begin to bring coverage to the nearly 30 million Americans who still do not have he… Continue Reading


01.09.17

ICYMI: Cassidy Explains Medicaid Reform Included in Obamacare Replacement Plan

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor, advocating for the Medicaid reform provisions included in his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. In 2013, as a member of the US House of Representatives, Dr. Cassidy introduced the Medicaid Accountability and Care Act to reform the federal funding structure for state Medicaid programs by delegating defined contribution beneficiary-based payments to states in differing amounts based on the number of Medicaid patients of each… Continue Reading


01.05.17

ICYMI: Cassidy Provides Obamacare Replacement Plan

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor advocating for his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, which will be more affordable and more effective for all Americans. Dr. Cassidy entered the Senate with a promise to repeal and replace Obamcare. In his first year, he introduced the Patient Freedom Act, a market-based solution that gives patients the power by lowering costs, eliminating mandates, returning power over insurance to the states and giving patients the kn… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Cassidy Welcomes Senator Kennedy to US Congress

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) became Louisiana's Senior Senator with the swearing in of John Neely Kennedy (R-LA) to the US Senate. "It is a pleasure to welcome Senator Kennedy to Congress and I look forward to working with him," said Dr. Cassidy. "The people of Louisiana want continued, conservative leadership in Washington. Together, we will put the voices of Louisiana front and center."… Continue Reading


12.23.16

Cassidy Advocates for Federal Contract Tower Program to New Administration

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), as part of a bipartisan group of 34 US Senators, including Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence asking for their support for the Federal Contract Tower (FCT) Program and reforms proposed by Dr. Cassidy that would allow airports like Hammond Northshore Regional Airport to enter into the program. "The Hammond tower is a critical regional and national asset, servi… Continue Reading


12.23.16

Cassidy Comments on Release of Additional $1.2B in Flood Recovery Funds for Louisiana

Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the just over $1.2 billion that was secured by US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and the Louisiana delegation in the FY2017 Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act. "Securing this relief funding, to get folks back in their homes, is another victory in our mission to provide the people of Louisiana the resources they need to rebuild, recover and prosper," Said Dr. Cassidy. "The entire Louisiana Congressio… Continue Reading


12.21.16

Cassidy Applauds DOE Investment in Lake Charles Methanol Project

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) applauds the investment of $2 billion into the Lake Charles Methanol (LCM) project by the Department of Energy (DOE). "The Department of Energy's investment in the Lake Charles Methanol Project is a positive sign that the federal government is committed to increasing domestic energy production and improving current energy refining technology. This is a step forward for US energy independence and is a boon for the Louisiana economy," said Dr. Cassidy. LC… Continue Reading


12.15.16

Cassidy Congratulates Zinke on Interior Secretary Nomination

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) congratulated Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT) on his nomination as Secretary of the Interior. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on which Dr. Cassidy sits and chairs the subcommittee on national parks, will be holding confirmation hearings for Rep. Zinke's nomination during the next Congress. Dr. Cassidy released the following statement on the nomination: "Congressman Zinke has been a successful member of the House Natural Resources c… Continue Reading


12.14.16

Cassidy Meets with Labor Secretary Nominee Puzder

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD met with Andrew Puzder, current nominee for Department of Labor Secretary. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, on which Dr. Cassidy sits, will be holding confirmation hearings for Puzder's nomination during the next Congress. After the meeting, Dr. Cassidy released the following statement: "Mr. Puzder and I had a great meeting. We spoke of how American workers need more opportunity for better jobs with better wages and… Continue Reading


12.13.16

Landmark Mental Health Legislation Signed into Law

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) announced that his mental health reforms, included in the 21st Century Cures Act, were signed into law by the president. "The enactment of 21st Century Cures marks the beginning of serious mental health reform. This legislation will help the millions of individuals and families affected by mental illness become whole," said Dr. Cassidy. "I am thankful for all those who supported this bill, especially my colleague, Senator Chris Murphy, as well as al… Continue Reading


12.13.16

Cassidy Meets with HHS Secretary Nominee Price

WASHINGTON-Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) met with Health and Human Services Secretary nominee, Representative Tom Price, MD (R-GA). In the House of Representatives, Drs. Cassidy and Price worked closely together on health care policy and frequently met for breakfast to discuss ideas. "Dr. Price and I have an established working relationship and friendship from our time in Congress. Today's conversation only confirmed that this … Continue Reading


12.12.16

Bill to Honor Late Shreveport Judge Tom Stagg Signed into Law

Last April, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD and US Senator David Vitter introduced a bill in the US Senate to designate the Shreveport Federal Building and United States Courthouse as the "Tom Stagg United States Court House." On Thursday, Dr. Cassidy's bill was signed into law by the president. "The Honorable Tom Stagg was an inspirational figure and is well deserving of this honor," said Dr. Cassidy. "He was a deeply respected member of his community and had a reputation of intelligence, spiri… Continue Reading


12.10.16

Cassidy Welcomes Kennedy, Johnson, and Higgins to the US Congress

WASHINGTON-US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD congratulates John Kennedy, Mike Johnson and Clay Higgins for their election to the United States Congress. "Today's election of John Kennedy, Mike Johnson and Clay Higgins sends a clear statement that Louisiana wants strong, conservative leadership in Washington," said Dr. Cassidy. "I am proud to have John, Mike, and Clay as partners in Congress as we work for Louisiana families."… Continue Reading


12.09.16

Cassidy Welcomes Donald Trump to Louisiana

WASHINGTON-US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released the following statement welcoming President-Elect Trump to Louisiana. "From day one, we in Louisiana have supported President-Elect Donald Trump's message of supporting hard-working taxpayers, honoring veterans, and repealing and replacing Obamacare. I look forward to working with President-Elect Trump to Make America Great Again. It's an honor to have him visit our state and help Louisiana elect Jo… Continue Reading

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