Press Releases

05.13.21

Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Urge POTUS to Stand with Israel, Reject Sanctions Relief for Iran

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), along with 42 Republican colleagues, called on President Joe Biden to stand with our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel. As Israel is under attack from Iranian-backed terrorists, the Biden administration is negotiating and potentially offering sanctions relief to Iran, the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. The senators called on President Biden to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions r… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy Announces $4.4 Million in Support of Centers of Excellence at Xavier University and Southern University

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding a $2,753,487 grant to Xavier University of Louisiana's Center for Excellence and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is awarding Southern University a $1,680,000 grant to establish the Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life to address diet related health disparities in African Americans. "The grant for … Continue Reading


05.11.21

Cassidy Honors Fallen Louisiana Law Enforcement Heroes on Senate Floor

In honor of National Police Week, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech honoring the 15 members of Louisiana law enforcement that lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020. "Today, I specifically recognize Louisiana law enforcement officers who lost their lives in 2020 performing their duty. We should all thank god for law enforcement officers and their willingness to put their lives between us and danger knowing that they may have to sacrifice their lives as 15 did… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Cassidy to Fauci and Walensky: Americans Are Losing Patience, CDC Needs to Update COVID Recommendations in Real-Time

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a physician with experience running immunization efforts in Louisiana, highlighted the American people's frustration with the COVID-19 response from public health officials during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing entitled "An Update from Federal Officials on Efforts to Combat COVID-19." He questioned Drs. Anthony Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, and Peter Marks from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious D… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Cassidy, Markey Propose Bipartisan Bill to Update Children Online Privacy Rules

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) today introduced the Children and Teens Online Privacy Protection Act, legislation to update online data privacy rules for the 21st century and ensure both children and teenagers are protected online. The legislation updates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by prohibiting internet companies from collecting personal information from anyone 13- to 15-years old without the user's consent; creating an online "Eraser… Continue Reading


05.10.21

Cassidy, Cornyn, Senate GOP Introduce Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) along with 29 of their Senate GOP colleagues introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This legislation will allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state with concealed carry laws, while still abiding by that state's laws. "Our right to keep and bear arms is protected in the Constitution. The ability to protect yourself and your family should n… Continue Reading


05.06.21

Cassidy Releases Video Statement on President Biden’s Visit to Louisiana

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a video statement following President Biden's visit to Louisiana. Cassidy spoke with the president regarding infrastructure and the need for disaster assistance following the record breaking 2020 hurricane season and winter storms. Cassidy's full video statement is available here, and the transcript is below. "On the Bonnet Carré Spillway going back to Baton Rouge from Kenner-just met with President Biden. We talked ab… Continue Reading


05.05.21

Cassidy Tours Southeastern Louisiana University Head Start and Early Head Start Center

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today toured the Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) Head Start and Early Head Start Center in Hammond. Cassidy assisted the Regina Coeli Child Development Center in securing critical grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services so they could purchase new and replace 12 old modular buildings, as well as continue providing Head Start services in Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes. "… Continue Reading


05.04.21

Cassidy Speaks to Louisiana Legislature

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today visited the Louisiana State Capitol to speak to the legislature, thank them for their work to improve our state and express his commitment to assisting their efforts in Congress. "Louisiana legislators on a federal and state level have to work together to achieve everything we can possibly achieve," said Dr. Cassidy. "I thank the Legislature for the opportunity to speak to them. More importantly, I thank them for their partnership." … Continue Reading


05.04.21

Ahead of Visit to Louisiana, Cassidy Urges Biden Administration to Support Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), along with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), urged the Biden administration to support a supplemental disaster appropriations effort to direct urgently needed federal resources to communities throughout America that are struggling to recover from hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters that have occurred since the beginning of 2020. "According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, 2020 shattered the previous annual record for… Continue Reading


05.04.21

Cassidy, Hassan Urge Biden Administration to Implement No Surprise Act According to Congressional Intent

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) urged the Biden Administration to implement legislation to end the practice of surprise medical billing according to congressional intent. In a letter sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, the senators highlighted several key areas of the No Surprises Act, which passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. "We wrote this law t… Continue Reading


05.04.21

Cassidy, Marshall, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Harness Real-World Evidence in FDA Approval Process

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation to harness real-world evidence (RWE) gathered during emergency use authorization (EUA) to support future approvals for drugs, biologics, and medical devices at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This legislation would enable the FDA to develop a clear framework for how it uses RWE in premarket approvals ranging from drugs and vaccines to medical devices. Not onl… Continue Reading


05.03.21

Cassidy Announces Major PPE Manufacturer in Broussard

LAFAYETTE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today helped announce that Ochsner Health and Trax Development have launched SafeSource Direct, LLC, which will have two facilities in Broussard that manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in the United States. The Senator was joined by Governor John Bel Edwards, Lafayette Parish President Josh Guillory, St. Martin Parish President Chester Cedars and Broussard Mayor Ray Bourque. "The pandemic showed that America needs to make… Continue Reading


05.03.21

Cassidy, Hoeven, Colleagues Press FERC to Act on Pending Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and a group of 24 bipartisan senators in pressing the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission (FERC) to act on vital energy infrastructure projects by reviewing, without further delay, the 14 natural gas pipeline infrastructure projects that are currently pending before FERC. In the letter to the FERC chairman and commissioners, the senators also outlined the importance of reviewing the projects using current FERC gui… Continue Reading


05.02.21

ICYMI: Cassidy Discusses Infrastructure, Taxes and Calls for Honesty from Biden Administration on Fox News Sunday

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today joined Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday calling on the need for honesty from the Biden administration. During the interview they discussed President Biden's push for big government, the economy, taxes and infrastructure. On Biden's Push for Big Government "The era of big government coming back will thwart the progress we need to make. And I think we can see recent history about how that is exactly true." On the Economy "The aspiration of this Bid… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Cassidy, McConnell, Colleagues Demand Biden Administration Withdraws Department of Education’s Politicized Civics Grant Programs

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) led a group of 36 of their Senate colleagues in demanding the U.S. Department of Education withdraw a divisive, political grant program on civic education. The Department is attempting to radicalize American History and Civics Education programs, including the Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics and the National Activities programs. The letter states: "This is a time… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues Condemn Amazon for Removing Justice Clarence Thomas Documentary

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and 18 Senate colleagues in a letter to Jeffrey Bezos questioning why Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, a documentary about the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was removed from Amazon's streaming service. The film's removal came during Black History Month. The letter stated: "We write concerning Amazon's latest effort to target conservative Americans. On February 8, 2021, in the mid… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Cassidy, Smith Introduce Bills to Lower Drugs Costs by Speeding Up Development of and Improving Access to Generics

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) today introduced two bills, the Simplifying the Generic Drug Application Process Act and the Modernizing Therapeutic Equivalence Rating Determination Act, to speed the development of and improve access to lower-cost generic drugs. These bills make changes to the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and 505(b)(2) approval pathway, which will make it easier for generics to come to market driving up competition and driving down drug prices.… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Cassidy, Kaine, Moran, Warner Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Childhood Cancer Research

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0. This legislation would provide a new source of funding for the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) by redirecting penalties collected from pharmaceutical, cosmetic, supplement, and medical device companies that break the law to pediatric and childhood cancer research. The… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Cassidy, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, Propose Protections Against Workplace Discrimination

As millions of American women remain in the essential workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are introducing the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. This legislation, which is closely modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), would require employers to make reasonable accommodations … Continue Reading

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