Press Releases

03.02.17

Cassidy, Bennet, Young Reintroduce the Waterway LNG Parity Act of 2017

WASHINGTON-US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Waterway LNG Parity Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation would ensure that excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on the inland waterways are levied at a rate consistent with their energy output relative to diesel and gasoline, respectively. On an energy equivalent basis, it takes about 1.7 gallons of LNG to provide the same amount of energy as a gallon… Continue Reading


02.28.17

Cassidy Comments on Presidential Address to Joint Session of Congress

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released the following statement immediately after the conclusion of President Trump's address to the joint session of Congress. "President Trump has laid out a series of goals that will get our economy, and our country, moving in the right direction," said Dr. Cassidy. "I will work with President Trump to achieve these goals." ###… Continue Reading


02.28.17

Cassidy Comments on President’s EPA Executive Order

WASHINGTON-Today, President Trump signed an executive order requiring that the EPA review and amend the Obama-era "Waters of the United States" regulation to ensure that it promotes economic growth and minimizes regulatory uncertainty. "The Obama Administration hampered our economy with regulations that changed too often and sometimes even contradicted each other. Today's executive order is a first step that will bring certainty to industry and ensure that Louisiana's energy, agriculture and co… Continue Reading


02.17.17

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Town Halls in Louisiana Next Week

BATON ROUGE -Next week, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD will host five Town Hall Meetings in South Louisiana. In Livingston Parish, he will join representatives of FEMA and the Small Business Administration to discuss flood relief for local residents. In Jefferson, Assumption, Lafourche and St. Martin Parishes, he will give updates on his work in Washington and take questions from constituents on their concerns. WHAT: Host Flood Relief Town Hall Meeting in Livingston Parish … Continue Reading


02.13.17

Cassidy Meets with SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) met with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the open Supreme Court seat. After the meeting, Dr. Cassidy released the following statement: "Judge Gorsuch is a thoughtful and principled jurist. We had an in-depth conversation today and there is no doubt that he is immensely qualified to sit on the bench," said Dr. Cassidy. "I look forward to voting for his confirmation and will work to secure a swift confirmation f… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Cassidy Commends Confirmation of DeVos as Education Secretary

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) voted to approve Betsy DeVos as the next Secretary of the Department of Education. "As a candidate and an elected official, I have made clear my commitment to taking power away from our nation's capital and returning it to the kitchen table, believing that parents are better suited to decide what is best for their children than a Washington bureaucrat. Supporting school choice and making sure that all children have access to quality education have be… Continue Reading


02.06.17

Cassidy Committed to Promoting Louisiana Maritime Industry

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released the following statement, doubling down on his commitment to support the maritime industry and create jobs in Louisiana. "The maritime industry and the Jones Act are vitally important to the economy of Louisiana and security of our nation. In my position as a Senator, I will actively support industries and policies like these that provide well-paying jobs with good benefits for Louisiana families." Said Dr. Cassidy.… Continue Reading


01.26.17

Cassidy, Johnson, McCaskill, and Fischer Introduce EGO Act

US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Deb Fischer (R-NE) introduced the Eliminating Government-Funded Oil-Painting (EGO) Act of 2017 in the US Senate. "When America is trillions of dollars in debt, we should take every reasonable measure to reduce the burden passed on to our children and grandchildren," said Dr. Cassidy. "Tax dollars should go to building roads and improving schools-not oil paintings that very few people ever see or care about.… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Patient Freedom Act Gains Support in Senate

US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joins US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) in cosponsoring the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, a comprehensive replacement plan for Obamacare. "Our plan represents a growing coalescence of Republican ideas on health care while returning power to states and fulfilling President Trump's pledge to bring health care coverage for all," said Dr. Cassidy. "The addition of Senator Graham shows t… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Cassidy Comments on President Trump’s Keystone XL Executive Order

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) issued the following statement after President Trump took administrative action to move the Keystone XL pipeline and Dakota Access pipeline closer to approval. "Increasing our energy infrastructure is good for the nation, bringing well-paying jobs and increased revenue to state and local governments," said Dr. Cassidy. "Clearly, President Trump is committed to fulfilling the promises that Republicans made to the American people." ###… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Cassidy, Collins Release Legislative Text for Obamacare Replacement Plan

Today, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) released the legislative text for the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, a comprehensive replacement plan for Obamacare. To read the Patient Freedom Act of 2017 in the full legislative text, click here. To read the Patient Freedom Act of 2017 one pager, click here. To read the Patient Freedom Act of 2017 section-by-section, click here. Today, Senators Cassidy and Coll… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Sens. Cassidy, Collins to Speak on Senate Floor to Urge Colleagues to Support Their Obamacare Replacement Bill

Washington - US Senators Bill Cassidy and Susan Collins will speak on the Senate floor this afternoon to urge their colleagues to support the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, which they introduced today with Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA). Senators Cassidy and Collins spoke about their legislation at a press conference this morning. The Patient Freedom Act of 2017 would address the individual market's downward spiral under Obamacare by: returning power to the states;… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Cassidy, Collins, Capito, Isakson Introduce Comprehensive Obamacare Replacement Plan

Today, US Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, a comprehensive replacement plan for Obamacare. "We have been stressing the importance of making sure we have a replacement plan ready to go with the repeal of Obamacare, in order to ensure that no one sees a gap in their health care coverage. With the introduction of the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, I believe we now have that pla… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Media Advisory: Cassidy, Collins to Announce Obamacare Replacement Bill

Washington - In an effort to address the individual market's downward spiral under Obamacare tomorrow morning, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) will hold a press conference to introduce the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, an Obamacare replacement plan that would: return power to the states; increase access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans; improve patient choice; and begin to bring coverage to the nearly 30 million Americans who still do not have he… Continue Reading


01.09.17

ICYMI: Cassidy Explains Medicaid Reform Included in Obamacare Replacement Plan

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor, advocating for the Medicaid reform provisions included in his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. In 2013, as a member of the US House of Representatives, Dr. Cassidy introduced the Medicaid Accountability and Care Act to reform the federal funding structure for state Medicaid programs by delegating defined contribution beneficiary-based payments to states in differing amounts based on the number of Medicaid patients of each… Continue Reading


01.05.17

ICYMI: Cassidy Provides Obamacare Replacement Plan

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor advocating for his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, which will be more affordable and more effective for all Americans. Dr. Cassidy entered the Senate with a promise to repeal and replace Obamcare. In his first year, he introduced the Patient Freedom Act, a market-based solution that gives patients the power by lowering costs, eliminating mandates, returning power over insurance to the states and giving patients the kn… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Cassidy Welcomes Senator Kennedy to US Congress

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) became Louisiana's Senior Senator with the swearing in of John Neely Kennedy (R-LA) to the US Senate. "It is a pleasure to welcome Senator Kennedy to Congress and I look forward to working with him," said Dr. Cassidy. "The people of Louisiana want continued, conservative leadership in Washington. Together, we will put the voices of Louisiana front and center."… Continue Reading


12.23.16

Cassidy Advocates for Federal Contract Tower Program to New Administration

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), as part of a bipartisan group of 34 US Senators, including Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence asking for their support for the Federal Contract Tower (FCT) Program and reforms proposed by Dr. Cassidy that would allow airports like Hammond Northshore Regional Airport to enter into the program. "The Hammond tower is a critical regional and national asset, servi… Continue Reading


12.23.16

Cassidy Comments on Release of Additional $1.2B in Flood Recovery Funds for Louisiana

Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the just over $1.2 billion that was secured by US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and the Louisiana delegation in the FY2017 Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act. "Securing this relief funding, to get folks back in their homes, is another victory in our mission to provide the people of Louisiana the resources they need to rebuild, recover and prosper," Said Dr. Cassidy. "The entire Louisiana Congressio… Continue Reading


12.21.16

Cassidy Applauds DOE Investment in Lake Charles Methanol Project

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) applauds the investment of $2 billion into the Lake Charles Methanol (LCM) project by the Department of Energy (DOE). "The Department of Energy's investment in the Lake Charles Methanol Project is a positive sign that the federal government is committed to increasing domestic energy production and improving current energy refining technology. This is a step forward for US energy independence and is a boon for the Louisiana economy," said Dr. Cassidy. LC… Continue Reading

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