Press Releases

02.04.21

Senators Cassidy, Hassan to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Education about Drug Products that Could Help Lower Health Care Costs

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are reintroducing bipartisan legislation to enhance education about biosimilar drug products in an effort to increase competition and lower the cost of biologic medicines. Biologics are complex products that may be used to treat serious or chronic conditions, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and certain cancers. Biosimilars are highly similar to and have no clinically meaningful differences from brand biologic drugs, but ar… Continue Reading


02.03.21

Cassidy Announces National Estuary Program Reauthorization, Increases Funding for Louisiana Coastal Estuaries

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the reauthorization of the National Estuary Program (NEP) as one of the last acts of the 116th Congress, providing significant aid to restore Louisiana's coastal ecosystem and combat environmental threats. "Louisiana's coastline is vital to protecting our communities, businesses and wildlife that help our state flourish," said Dr. Cassidy. "Reauthorizing the National Estuary Program ensures Louisiana has the resources it needs to fortify ou… Continue Reading


02.03.21

Senators Cassidy, Hassan Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen COVID-19 Response by Improving Electronic Health Record Systems

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to improve patient record matching among health care providers and strengthen the country's COVID-19 response efforts. The bipartisan Patient Matching Improvement Act works to address inadequate patient matching - the ability to link records for an individual patient across multiple health care providers - which can pose dangers to patients and complicates COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administ… Continue Reading


02.02.21

Cassidy, Senators Introduce Bill to Reverse Biden's Anti-Energy Action, Authorize Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today formally introduced the "Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act" to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden's decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. Cassidy introduced the legislation with Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Crapo (R-ID), James Risch (R-ID), John Barrasso (R-WY), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Jerry Moran (R-KS), James Inhofe (R-OK), J… Continue Reading


02.01.21

Cassidy, Cortez Masto Introduce Legislation to Reimburse Ambulance Providers for Services Delivered During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced legislation to reimburse ambulance providers for services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries during the coronavirus pandemic. Because of high demand for hospital beds, many ambulance providers have been directed to care for patients in settings other than emergency rooms-whether at patients' homes or in other health care facilities. Unfortunately, Medicare does not pay ambulance providers when a beneficiary is… Continue Reading


02.01.21

Cassidy Announces $2.7 Million for Louisiana Workforce Commission Following Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding nearly $2.7 million in federal funding to the Louisiana Workforce Commission for reimbursements following the Commission's emergency response efforts during Hurricane Laura. "Our entire state was impacted by Hurricane Laura. The Louisiana Workforce Commission helped organize the emergency response to assist disaster victims. This funding ensures the Commission is properly compensate… Continue Reading


02.01.21

Cassidy, Group of Republican Senators Announces Sixth Bipartisan Covid-19 Relief Proposal

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), part of the group of 10 Republican Senators, unveiled the details of their Covid-19 relief proposal this morning. At the President's invitation, the group will meet with President Biden this afternoon at the White House to discuss the proposal in further detail. "Mr. President, we recognize your calls for unity and want to work in good faith with your Administration to meet the health, economic, and societal challenges of the COVID crisis," said the Sena… Continue Reading


01.31.21

Group of 10 Republican Senators Outline Covid-19 Relief Compromise, Request Meeting with President Biden

A group of 10 Republican Senators wrote to President Biden today to propose an alternative Covid-19 relief proposal that they believe is capable of garnering bipartisan support. The group also requested a meeting with the President to discuss the proposal in detail. The letter's signatories include Senators: Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Rob Portman (R-OH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Todd Young (R-IN), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mike Rounds (R… Continue Reading


01.29.21

Cassidy Commends March for Life Activists, Announces Support for Pro-Life Bills

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) commended Americans across the country for participating in today's March for Life to show their support for the pro-life movement. Cassidy also announced his support for four major bills designed to protect the lives of unborn babies. These bills include the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, and the Born Alive Survivors P… Continue Reading


01.29.21

Cassidy, Senators Request Meeting with President Biden Following Actions Targeting Energy Workers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) led a letter with 25 of his Senate colleagues to President Joe Biden voicing their concerns about the new administration's recent executive orders and regulatory actions targeting the domestic energy sector and the thousands of good-paying American jobs it supports, and requesting a meeting with the president. The letter is also signed by Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-A… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Cassidy, Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize tomorrow, January 29, 2021 as Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day and highlight the financial benefits of this tax credit that promotes work and has helped lift millions of working families with children out of poverty. "The Earned Income Tax Credit is vital for low-income families. For 2020, families can claim the credit using 2019 earnings, so the credit amount will… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Cassidy, quarter of the Senate, introduce bill to block Biden energy ban

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), along with his colleagues Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), John Barrasso (R-WY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), John Hoeven (R-ND), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kennedy (R-LA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Roger Marshall (R-KS), James Risch (R-ID), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Dan Su… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Cassidy, Shaheen, Scott, Kelly Introduce Bill to Allow HSAs to Be Used for Direct Primary Care

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tim Scott (R-SC) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) today introduced bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of health care and expand patients' access to their primary care providers. Direct Primary Care (DPC) encourages patients to develop personal relationships with their primary care physician. DPC focuses on prevention and primary care, relying less on specialist and hospital referrals. It is a growing model used by thousands of practice… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-LA), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), James Lankford (R-OK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Pat Toomey (R-PA), this week introduced the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act to expand elementary, secondary, and vocational education opportunities for students by providing a federal tax credit to encourage individuals and businesses to donate to nonprofit scholarship funds. U.S. Rep. Burgess … Continue Reading


01.27.21

Cassidy Questions Jennifer Granholm, Biden’s Pick for Energy Secretary, at ENR Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today questioned former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm about the devastating effects of President Biden's recent executive orders at her confirmation hearing in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to be Secretary of Energy. Excerpts from Cassidy's remarks are below. To download video of Cassidy's questioning, click here. To view Cassidy's full questioning on YouTube, click here. "There's a question before the American people - does the Biden… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Cassidy Responds to President Biden’s Harmful Energy Executive Orders

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today responded to President Biden's energy executive orders, placing a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal lands. "Biden's executive orders are counterproductive. They eliminate jobs and send them overseas to countries with worse environmental standards, increasing global emissions," said Dr. Cassidy. "We don't need symbolism - we need solutions. So far, all we are seeing from this administration is an 'energy' agenda that betrays the working … Continue Reading


01.27.21

Cassidy Announces $21.5 Million for COVID-19, Hurricane Laura Recovery

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $21.5 million in federal funds to the State of Louisiana for relief assistance from COVID-19 and Hurricane Laura. "This past year, Louisiana's hospitals and state agencies have had to grapple with both a pandemic and one of the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall along our coast," said Dr. Cassidy. "This federal funding relieves the burden on our state to make a strong recove… Continue Reading


01.26.21

Cassidy Meets with Energy and Interior Secretary Nominees

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today met with U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM-1), nominee to be Secretary of the Interior, and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, nominee to be Secretary of Energy. Granholm will appear before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee tomorrow. Haaland's nomination hearing has yet to be scheduled. "Onshore and offshore oil and gas leasing are crucial to Louisiana's energy workers, economy and coastal restoration efforts. President Biden's … Continue Reading


01.26.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a Senate resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week. They were joined by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Steve Daines (R-MT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Marco Rubi… Continue Reading


01.21.21

Cassidy Announces Nearly $51 Million for Hurricane Laura Cleanup for Calcasieu

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury nearly $51 million for Hurricane Laura debris removal. "Lake Charles and southwestern Louisiana continue to rebuild after the devastating hurricanes last year. This award is a major step toward casting away the destruction and ushering in the future," said Dr. Cassidy. The total amount of the award is $50,782,500. ###… Continue Reading

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