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Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Stop Gun Criminals Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Steve Daines (R-MT), Josh Hawley (R-MO), John Kennedy (R-LA), John Thune (R-SD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Stop Gun Criminals Act, legislation to increase penalties for felons who illegally possess or use firearms. "Criminals who illegally use a gun to commit murder and other crimes must face stronger penalties," said Dr. Cassidy. "Repeat gun offenders must know if they use a gun … Continue Reading


Cassidy Celebrates National Seersucker Day in the Senate

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today was joined by eight Senate colleagues in celebrating the ninth annual National Seersucker Day in the U.S. Senate. "It's great to be back in seersucker," said Dr. Cassidy. "Seersucker is a uniquely American and beloved New Orleans invention. I'm honored to be sharing this Louisiana tradition with my colleagues." Cassidy invited fellow senators, Senate staff, and Americans from all over the country to don their warm weather finest on this Nationa… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rubio Urge Biden Administration to Put Maximum Pressure on Ortega-Murillo Regime in Nicaragua

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to increase the United States' response against the brutal authoritarian regime of Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo in Nicaragua. The senators called for the administration to increase the use of targeted sanctions and economic tools to continue to isolate members of the Nicaraguan regime. This call to action occurs on the one year anniver… Continue Reading


Report: Cassidy’s No Surprises Act Has Stopped Two Million Surprise Medical Bills in Two Months, Estimates 12 Million Could be Stopped in 2022

A recent study conducted by America's Health Insurance Plans and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association found that the now-law No Surprises Act, legislation authored by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), prevented two million surprise medical bills during January and February of 2022. "Over two years ago, we set out to end patients being blindsided by expensive surprise medical bills," said Dr. Cassidy. "With over two million surprise medical bills stopped in just two months, this solution is … Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Presses Treasury Secretary Over Administration’s Anti-Energy Policies, Strategy to Limit Russian Oil Profits

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) pressed President Biden's Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on inflation, the administration's proposal to limit tax incentives for the production of American oil and gas, and a strategy to combat Putin's profits off of Russian oil production during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. A recent reported Russia received more than $6 billion in extra oil revenue in June. "The administration has proposed decreasing tax incentives for the production… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rosen, Garbarino, Clarke Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution to Designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and U.S. Representatives Andrew Garbarino (R-NY-02) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09) today introduced a resolution to designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month. The resolution also aims to educate Americans on the essential role of cybersecurity education and to support federal, state, and local efforts. "Cyberattacks affect all aspects of life and demonstrate the need for stronger protections," said Dr. Cassidy. "We need … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $14.8 Million for emergency Coastal Resilience

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), will grant Louisiana a total of $14,761,299 in relief for Emergency Coastal Resilience aid. Specifically, this funding will help Lake Chien, Dularge Marsh, and Bayou Grand Chenier better withstand natural disasters. "Louisiana knows the importance of protecting and restoring our coastlines," said Dr. Cassidy. "… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $44.4 Million in Disaster, COVID Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $44,430,971.59 in relief for COVID, the Severe Winter Storm of 2021, and Hurricanes Katrina, Laura, Ida, and Zeta. Specifically, this funding will help the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital - New Orleans East, Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development - District 3, Louisiana Department of Transportation… Continue Reading


Cassidy Reacts to New Report Saying Social Security is Headed for Financial Cliff

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) made the following statement after the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released a report examining how much longer Social Security can operate without significant benefit cuts. The report projects that the Social Security Trust Fund will become insolvent by 2034, meaning it will not have enough money to pay full and on time benefits promised to taxpayers. "This report is a clear warning that Social Security is on shaky ground," sa… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Blackburn, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Calling Out Iran-China Ties

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and colleagues introduced the Iran China Accountability Act to call attention to Iran's ties with Communist China by prohibiting the obligation or expenditure of any taxpayer dollars to advance a nuclear agreement with Iran until the regime terminates their ties with Communist China and terrorist groups like Hamas. "The administration should not be able to ram through another terrible Iran Nuclear Deal without Senate approval," … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $16.2 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $16,225,731.12 in Hurricane Ida relief. Specifically, the funding will go to Lafourche Parish for facility repairs and St. Tammany Parish for the removal of debris. "Our communities remain resilient following Hurricane Ida's destruction," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding helps South Louisiana pick up the pieces and prepare for the next storm." Grant Aw… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Durbin Meet With Major Retail CEOs To Discuss INFORM Consumers Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with several retail CEOs to discuss their Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act, which passed the House as part of the America COMPETES Act and is currently being conferenced with the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). The bipartisan legislation will combat the online sale of stolen, counterfeit, and dangerous consumer products by ensuring … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Help Disabled Veterans Access Education

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today introduced the Informing Veterans on Education for Transitioning Servicemembers (VETS) Act to better inform veterans with disabilities about the education benefits available to them. "We need to do a better job communicating the opportunities and support available to our veterans after they leave active service," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill makes sure our disabled veterans can access the education benefits they earned… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $3.7 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the City of Kenner a total of $3,666,416.57 in Hurricane Ida relief. The funding is reimbursement for debris removal in the wake of the hurricane. "Months after Hurricane Ida, our communities are still returning to normal," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help Kenner fully recover and prepare for the next disaster." ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Thune, Moran, Tillis, Lankford Introduce Legislation to Close Loophole That Allows Illegal Immigrant Criminals to Remain in the United States

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Thune (R-SD), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and James Lankford (R-OK) today introduced the Reverse Entry for Migrant Offenders and Violence Expulsion (REMOVE) Act, legislation that would close a loophole that currently allows noncitizens convicted of kidnapping or sexual assault to remain in the United States. "Criminals, human traffickers, and terrorists are taking advantage of the crisis at the southern border to carry out crimes," said … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Hassan Lead Push to Lower Prescription Drug Costs by Cracking Down on Lack of Patent Oversight

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are calling for federal agencies to close oversight gaps that delay generic drugs - and in turn keep drug prices high. "The lack of coordination between the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the pharmaceutical industry to obtain patents of questionable validity. Through these patents, drug manufacturers are able to delay the entry of generic drugs and extend monopoly prices. We r… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Grills FDA Commissioner on Biden’s Baby Formula Shortage Affecting Louisiana Mothers and Babies

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) grilled President Biden's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf on the administration's failure to address the nationwide baby formula shortage affecting Louisiana parents and babies, despite repeated warning signs and opportunities to avert the crisis. "The summer before this began, or a summer ago, there's an eight percent increase in the shortage rate on shelves," said Dr. Cassidy. "We had a problem a summer ago." Cassidy dis… Continue Reading


163 Louisiana Orphan Wells to Receive Funding Through Cassidy’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced 163 orphan wells on federal National Wildlife Refuges across Louisiana will receive funding through Cassidy's bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Nationwide, the $33 million investment will create jobs plugging, remediating, and reclaiming orphaned oil and gas wells in national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and on other public lands. "This funding will create Louisiana jobs and keep our state clean and… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues Call for Increased Oversight of Chinese Economic Aggression After Proposed Forbes Acquisition

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen raising concerns about the proposed acquisition of Forbes by an entity linked to the Chinese Communist Party. In part, the senators wrote, "Forbes is a recognizable American brand with immense propaganda value to the CCP. Additionally, the CCP's direction of Forbes' editorial content and business operations, or its access to Forbes' financi… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Scott, Casey Introduce Bill to Improve Care for Dually Eligible Individuals

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the AIM Act to require states to develop strategies to integrate and coordinate care for "dual eligibles," people who receive both Medicare and Medicaid. "Americans on both Medicare and Medicaid should not have worse health outcomes than other Americans. We need to do more to ensure these patients receive the high-quality care they need," said Dr. Cassidy. "Many states lack fully integrated care between… Continue Reading

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