Press Releases

04.28.21

VIDEO: Cassidy Statement on President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

(Click here to download Senator Cassidy's statement or here to watch on YouTube.) WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after President Biden delivered his Joint Address to Congress tonight. "Tonight we heard a huge contrast between two visions. Democrats are embracing tax and spend with government control. Republicans, we're doubling down. We're the party of opportunity," said Dr. Cassidy. "We heard a really great message from Senator Tim Scott… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill To Promote U.S. Shark Conservation As A Global Model Of Sustainability

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Mike Braun (R-IN) reintroduced the Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act, legislation that recognizes the sustainable and economically valuable fishing practices of U.S. shark fishermen and promotes U.S. standards for shark conservation and humane harvest abroad. The bill was first introduced in April 2018 and was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee in May 2018. "Louisiana shark fishermen should not ha… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bicameral Legislation Banning Abortion Providers from PPP Participation

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), U.S. Representative Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-NC-03), and 86 House and Senate colleagues introduced the Abortion Providers Loan Elimination (APLE) Act, which requires Planned Parenthood affiliates to return the $80 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans they illegally applied for and received. It would also ensure Planned Parenthood affiliates, and other abortion providers, remain ineligible for future PPP funding and i… Continue Reading


04.26.21

Cassidy, 115 Colleagues Urge FDA to Protect Women and Babies from the Consequences of Chemical Abortions

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined 115 of his House and Senate colleagues in opposition to weakening the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for mifepristone - a chemical abortion drug - in a letter sent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Biden administration recently took action not to enforce REMS for mifepristone for the remainder of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The letter stated: "In addition to the loss of the unborn child, mifepristone pre… Continue Reading


04.26.21

Cassidy, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve U.S. Supply Chain for Critical Antibiotics

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the United States' supply chain for critical antibiotics and address the threat of antibiotic resistance. The Onshoring Essential Antibiotics Act would provide $500 million in grants to build and improve manufacturing facilities. It would also commission a study to determine which essential antibiotics are most vulnerable to foreign supply chain disruptions, as well as allow the Health and … Continue Reading


04.26.21

Growing Support for College Transparency Act with Quarter of Senate Signed on as Cosponsors

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today announced 25 senators have signed their names onto the bipartisan College Transparency Act (CTA). "If you're a student, you'd like to know if you go to a particular university in a particular curriculum what's the likelihood to graduate, get a good job, and average amount of student loan debt. Those are all things the College Transparency Act provides while protecting student… Continue Reading


04.23.21

Cassidy, Smith, Marshall Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs Signed into Law by President

Today, the president signed into law bipartisan legislation, the Ensuring Innovation Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) to help lower prescription drug prices. The legislation will provide clarity for drug exclusivity to prevent awarding market exclusivity to products that do not represent true innovation and unduly delay cheaper generics from entering the market. "Listening to patients and people back home, I hear the… Continue Reading


04.23.21

President Signs Into Law Bipartisan Legislation Introduced by Senators Cassidy, Hassan to Lower Health Care Costs by Improving Education about Drug Products

Today, the president signed into law bipartisan legislation, the Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to enhance education about biosimilar drug products in an effort to increase competition and lower the cost of biologic medicines. "If you see an advertisement for an expensive biologic, there's a good chance there are similar drugs out there that work just as well but are less expensive," said Dr. Cassidy. "This… Continue Reading


04.23.21

VIDEO: Governors, Senators, Members of Problem Solvers Caucus Convene in Annapolis For Bipartisan Infrastructure Summit

ANNAPOLIS - A group of more than 25 governors, U.S. senators, including U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and leaders of the U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus convened in Annapolis for a bipartisan meeting hosted by Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) to discuss ideas, initiatives, and proposals for a federal infrastructure and public investment package. "It should be bipartisan - what we do about infrastructure. There was a lot of agreement over the past two days especially in regards to common … Continue Reading


04.23.21

Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Introduced by Senators Cassidy, Tillis, Hassan, Colleagues to Honor Veterans Service Organizations for Their Support for Veterans Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to honor Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) for their work supporting veterans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution discusses the immense challenges that veterans have faced during the pandemic, including the loss of more than 10,000 veterans to COVID-19, as well as more than one million veterans losing their jobs. The Senators applaud VSOs… Continue Reading


04.23.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Reintroduce Financial Literacy Month Resolution

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a Senate resolution declaring April as Financial Literacy Month. "Everyone needs a baseline understanding of personal finance for long-term financial security," said Dr. Cassidy."Financial Literacy Month is about giving families the tools and knowledge needed gain that understanding and take control of their financial futures." "We li… Continue Reading


04.23.21

Cassidy, Brown, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Get Public Employees Full Social Security Benefits

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and 21 colleagues reintroduced legislation that would ensure public sector workers and their families can receive full Social Security benefits after two previous statutes reduced them. The Social Security Fairness Act, would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) from the Social Security Act. Both of the statutes significantly reduce benefits for nearly 2.3 millio… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Cassidy Delivers Floor Speech Recognizing Heroic Search and Rescue Efforts, Remembering Crew Members of Seacor Power Tragedy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor on the Seacor Power tragedy, in which a liftboat capsized off the coast of Grand Isle on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. "Louisiana experienced a tragedy last Tuesday when a liftboat with a crew of 19 capsized off the coast of Grand Isle. We grieve with the families and we will always remember the lives of those we lost too soon," said Dr. Cassidy. During the speech, Cassidy recognized the six confirmed deceased cre… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Cassidy, Blackburn Introduce the Woman’s Right to Know Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Woman's Right to Know Act to protect the health of pregnant women and unborn children by providing adequate medical information for informed consent before abortions. "Expectant mothers should be protected. Essential to this is making sure they know everything they can know about how to protect their bodies. This bill provides information which all too often is not shared," said Dr. Cassidy. "For far too long,… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Cassidy Pens Op-Ed: Biden’s Shortsighted Energy Policies Gamble Louisianans’ Livelihoods, Environment

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed today - Earth Day - in The Washington Times outlining the backwards energy policies of the Biden administration that not only hurts Louisiana families, but will increase global greenhouse gas emissions. "We will make a larger dent in global greenhouse gas emissions by keeping production in the U.S. and working with American companies to develop infrastructure in these countries to replace their high polluting energy sources with cleaner-… Continue Reading


04.20.21

VIDEO: Cassidy Responds to Democrats Reintroduction of the Green New Deal

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released the following statement in response to Democrat's re-introduction of the Green New Deal. "I think their policy is shortsighted and counterproductive and they are gambling the livelihoods of those in Louisiana, and all Americans, and the environment, to satisfy a lot of things that are not thought through," said Dr. Cassidy. You can read the full remarks below: "Earth Day, Thursday, the Green New Deal, I think is being reintroduced this wee… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Cassidy Pens Op-Ed: Mr. President, Recall Your Words on Unity – and the Filibuster

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed in Real Clear Politics discussing the political motivations and danger of destroying the filibuster, and the hard work required for bipartisanship. "Finding common ground and bipartisanship is hard. It takes a long time. That's the way the Senate was structured. Requiring 60 votes forces that hard work. It reflects the large majority of Americans as opposed to a portion of one-half. Ending the filibuster is an attempt to only represent … Continue Reading


04.19.21

Cassidy, Warren, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Honor WWII Cadet Nurses

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reintroduced the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act, a bill to honor women who served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII with honorary veteran status. The bill would recognize former Cadet Nurses' service to our country and provide them with honorary veterans status, honorable discharges, a service medal, a burial plaque or grave marker, and other privileges. In Louisiana, Charity Hospital in New Orleans had o… Continue Reading


04.19.21

Cassidy Pens Op-Ed: H.R. 1 is Not a Voting Rights Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed in The Advocate highlighting major issues with H.R. 1 calling it "a recipe for election disaster and fraud." "Democrats argue that H.R. 1 is about voting rights, but this bill attempts to do a heck of a lot more than that - and it's not a good thing. It's a recipe for election disaster and fraud. We can all agree that every legal vote cast should be counted. But that's not what this bill does," Dr. Cassidy wrote. "This is not a voting ri… Continue Reading


04.16.21

Cassidy Announces $1.3 Million Grant for Coastal Restoration in Plaquemines Parish

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) Office of Gulf Coast Restoration is awarding a $1,258,917.50 million grant to Plaquemines Parish for the Bay Adams Headland Restoration and Marsh Creation project. The grant will support the planning, engineering, and design activities of the restoration and habitat creation project. "Louisiana knows the importance of building a more resilient coastline," said Dr. Cassidy. "This restoration protect… Continue Reading

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