Press Releases

04.11.17

Cassidy Letter on Russian Influence on US Energy Industry

Recently, US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) coauthored a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requesting that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) monitor the potential acquirement of critical oil infrastructure by a Russian owned company with close ties Vladimir Putin. Venezuelan state-owned oil company Ptroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PdVSA), parent company of Citgo Petroleum, used 49.9 percent of Citgo shares as collateral for a loan from Rosneft, a Russian gove… Continue Reading


04.07.17

Cassidy Comment on Confirmation of Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy released a statement following the Senate's confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next associate justice of the Supreme Court. "The American people will be well served by this eminently qualified jurist of whom commentators across the political spectrum say is richly deserving of this appointment," said Dr. Cassidy.… Continue Reading


04.06.17

Louisiana Delegation Announces $10 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation

Dr. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) today announced a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help repair roads and infrastructure damaged in the August floods. "This federal aid assures the people of Louisiana that more help is on its way," said Dr. Cassidy. "Repairing our damaged infrastructure rep… Continue Reading


04.06.17

Cassidy Responds to Democrat Filibuster of Judge Gorsuch

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy released a statement following the Democrat's partisan filibuster of Supreme Court Justice Nominee Neil Gorsuch. "Jurists and lawyers from across the political spectrum endorse Judge Gorsuch. He is immensely qualified to be our next Supreme Court Justice," said Dr. Cassidy. "We should not hold the Supreme Court of the United States hostage to Senator Schumer's vision of how partisan politics should be played in DC."… Continue Reading


04.05.17

Cassidy, Carper Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help Reduce Obesity

Today, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced legislation to help lower health care costs and prevent chronic diseases by addressing America's growing obesity crisis. The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act gives Medicare beneficiaries and their health care providers additional tools to reduce obesity by improving access to weight-loss counseling and new prescription drugs for chronic weight management. US Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Shelley… Continue Reading


03.30.17

Cassidy, King Reintroduce Bill to Protect Disaster Relief Volunteers

US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Angus King (I-ME) reintroduced the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act to provide medical professionals with a limited, but consistent level of legal protection while volunteering during federally-declared disasters. "Volunteers were crucial in helping families begin recovering after last year's floods. Following Hurricane Katrina, medical professionals from across the US came to Louisiana to help." said Dr. Cassidy. "The Good Samaritan Health Prof… Continue Reading


03.30.17

In The News: Cassidy-Collins Provides Next Step on Health Care

Following the withdrawal of the AHCA, the Cassidy-Collins plan (Patient Freedom Act) provides the best path forward for health care reform. Roll Call: The Search for Intelligent Bipartisanship on Health Care "GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine will keep talking to senators and stakeholders about their bill, the Patient Freedom Act, which they believe is a rare avenue for bipartisan cooperation. 'I like to think the Cassidy-Collins bill is well-positione… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Senate Republicans Highlight Progress, Preferred Policy Changes to Medicare Advantage

Today, in a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, Senate Republicans, led by Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), noted positive policy changes pertaining to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program and outlined a number of additional preferred policy modifications that would promote beneficiary access to the popular program. "We want to acknowledge that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services… Continue Reading


03.29.17

ICYMI Cassidy Oped: To Reduce Carbon Emissions, We Need More Manufacturing

By Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) Daily Caller Environmentalists lament the recent end of President Obama's "green" administration while wringing their hands in worry about the new administration. In reality, if the Trump administration succeeds in returning manufacturing to the United States, they will by far do more to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than either President Obama or the European Union Emissions Trading System. This is because, although not commonly discussed, th… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Cassidy Releases Statement on AHCA, Cassidy-Collins Plan Best Option

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement following the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act in the United States House of Representatives: "Obamacare was designed in a fundamentally flawed way that continues to hurt families through excessively high costs and deductibles. We still need to repeal and replace this failed law, which will collapse under its own weight. This is not over," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Cassidy-Collins plan would fulfill President Trump's pledg… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Sens. Peters, Cassidy, Boozman, Franken and Reps. Polis & Reed Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Make College More Affordable & Accesable

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Boozman (R-AR) and Al Franken (D-MN), and U.S. Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY) today announced they are reintroducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to help make college more affordable and accessible by expanding opportunities for high school students to earn college credit. The Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act (MEAA) would improve access to higher education by providing grants to eligible instit… Continue Reading


03.24.17

Cassidy Commends Keystone XL Construction Permit Authorization

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement following the Trump administration's permit authorization for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator Cassidy was an early advocate for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In 2014, then Congressman Cassidy introduced the Keystone XL authorization bill HR 5682, which passed the US House of Representatives. To read that legislation, click here. "Increasing our energy infrastructure creates well-paying jo… Continue Reading


03.22.17

Congress Overturns OSHA’s Power Grab

Today, the Senate passed H.J. Res. 83, disapproving the rule issued by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness," under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). H.J. Res. 83, passed the House earlier this week (231-191). This marks the first major legislative victory for the Louisiana delegation in the 115th Congress. The Occupational Safety and Health Act provides for a six… Continue Reading


03.21.17

ICYMI: Cassidy Honors Life of Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Anderson

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor to recognize Sergeant Shawn Anderson, of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department, who recently lost his life in the line of duty, protecting his community. Senator Cassidy also recognized ten other Louisiana Police Officers who sacrificed their lives while serving. Watch Dr. Cassidy's full remarks here. Mr. President, This weekend the city of Baton Rouge was reminded how precious life is, an… Continue Reading


03.16.17

Cassidy, Tillis, Kennedy Introduce Unleashing American Energy Act of 2017

WASHINGTON-Yesterday, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced the Unleashing American Energy Act of 2017. After 8 years of significant restrictions on energy exploration and development, American workers and industry are eager to pursue American energy independence. This legislation empowers the Secretary of the Interior to add additional lease sales to an existing 5-year leasing plan, allowing for more American energy investments that would… Continue Reading


03.10.17

Cassidy, Kennedy Comment on Resignation of US Attorney Kenneth Polite

Today, Kenneth Polite announced his resignation as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, effective March 24, 2017. US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) released the following statements on Polite's stepping down. "I thank US Attorney Polite for his service representing the United States Justice Department in the state of Louisiana and will work with Senator Kennedy and the Trump administration to appoint and confirm his replacement without d… Continue Reading


03.06.17

Cassidy Comments on Release of the American Health Care Act

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), following the release of the American Health Care Act, the House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, issued the following statement. "The House has released their plan and I look forward to reviewing the text," said Dr. Cassidy. "Our shared goals should be coverage for as many as possible, caring for those with pre-existing conditions, at a lower cost and without mandates." To read the American Freedom Act, click here. For more information o… Continue Reading


03.06.17

Cassidy Comments on ExxonMobil’s Planned $20 Billion Manufacturing Investment in US Gulf Region

Today, ExxonMobil announced plans to invest $20 billion to expand manufacturing in the US Gulf Region. New projects are expected to create more than 45,000 high -paying jobs across the region and thousands more through the multiplier effect. "This is a massive investment in the communities, families and workforce of Louisiana," said Senator Cassidy. "These projects will improve our economy and bring the well-paying jobs our state and country needs." Background Provided by ExxonMobil Below:… Continue Reading


03.06.17

Cassidy Reintroduces Medicaid Accountability and Care (MAC) Act

Cassidy Reintroduces Medicaid Accountability and Care (MAC) Act WASHINGTON-Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) reintroduced the Medicaid Accountability and Care (MAC) Act of 2017. The MAC Act is designed to improve Medicaid financing through controlled spending, value-based incentives, and fraud reduction. "As a doctor, treating patients in a public hospital for the uninsured for 25 years, I've seen that Medicaid offers the illusion of coverage without the power of access," said Dr. Cassidy. "… Continue Reading


03.03.17

Cassidy, Hatch, Isakson, Daines Challenge OSHA’s Power Grab

Yesterday, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced a Senate Joint Resolution disapproving the rule issued by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness," under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The House companion, H.J. Res. 83, passed earlier this week (231-191). "The Obama administration routinel… Continue Reading

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