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WATCH: Cassidy Joins National Academy of Medicine's Discussion on Affordable Drugs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate health committee, recently joined National Academy of Medicine President Victor Dzau for a panel discussion on "Affordable Medicines: Access, Innovation, and the Public Interest." The panel also featured former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine, Anthem President and CEO Gail Boudreaux, Merck CEO and Board Chair Kenneth Frazier, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Stand Up for Louisiana Catfish Farmers and Processors

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) joined a bipartisan group of eight senators in urging U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to strongly enforce antidumping laws regarding Vietnamese catfish exporters. "Our catfish farmers rely on strong enforcement of U.S. antidumping laws to ensure they can compete on a level playing field," the senators write. "Vietnamese respondents or any other parties that fail to comply with requests for timely and accurate inf… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces Avery Island Added to National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), announced that Avery Island, a famous salt dome in Louisiana and the birthplace of Tabasco pepper sauce, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Cassidy wrote a letter supporting Avery Island's nomination in September 2017. "Avery Island and Tabasco demonstrate the spread of Louisiana culture across the country and world," said Dr. Cassidy. "It is an honor to have another part of our state's rich … Continue Reading


Cassidy Applauds President Trump for Initiating U.S. Withdrawal from Unfair Treaty on International Mail Rates

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today applauded President Trump for ordering his administration to effectively implement the Ending Needless Delivery Subsidies (ENDS) Act, legislation Cassidy introduced in April that would save U.S. taxpayers from having to subsidize international postal shipments from foreign countries like China to the United States. The Trump Administration announced today it would begin the process of withdrawing from the Universal Postal Union treaty. "President T… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Congratulate Michael Juneau on Confirmation to the Western District of Louisiana

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today issued the following statements after the U.S. Senate confirmed Michael Juneau to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. "Michael is an extremely smart attorney who is eminently qualified to serve the people of the Western District," said Dr. Cassidy. "I congratulate Michael and his family and look forward to seeing him get right to work." "Mr. Juneau is a well-respected member of the… Continue Reading


Cassidy, McCaskill Introduce Transparency Legislation Targeting Opioid Manufacturers’ Payments to Advocacy Groups

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) today introduced the Opioid Advocacy Transparency Act, bipartisan legislation requiring opioid manufacturers to disclose payments made to patient and consumer organizations involved in opioid-related advocacy-similar to existing disclosure requirements governing payments to physicians. The senators' bipartisan legislation comes after a Senate report showed the connection between opioid manufacturers and advocacy organizations,… Continue Reading


LISTEN: Cassidy Discusses Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Student Loan Debt on “Suspending the Rules” Podcast

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate education committee, recently joined the Bloomberg Government podcast "Suspending the Rules" to discuss the College Transparency Act (S. 1121), bipartisan legislation he helped author to give prospective college students access to consumer information that will help them choose the best higher education program that fits their needs. The bill is supported by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC)… Continue Reading


LISTEN: Cassidy on “35 West” Podcast

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), recently joined the Center for Strategic & International Studies Americas Program podcast "35 West" to discuss his recent visit to Guatemala and Mexico, trade and immigration issues, and the fight against drug trafficking with host Richard Miles. "We have to first recognize the interrelationship of their problems and our problems," said Dr. Cassidy. "A lot of the corruption in Latin America is fueled by an incredible amount of drug money that is corru… Continue Reading


WATCH: Cassidy Highlights Three Big, Bipartisan Things Passed by the Senate

Share on: Facebook WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement after the Senate passed America's Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021) by a vote of 99-1, sending the bipartisan water resources legislation to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. "In the last two weeks there's been a lot of attention on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, and I'm glad he got sworn in. But there's been other things that have happened as well that are of incredible i… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Klobuchar Recognize 10th Anniversary of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced a resolution recognizing the 10th anniversary of the enactment of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The MHPAEA ensured the same access to mental health or substance use disorder benefits as medical or surgical benefits. This legislation greatly expanded Americans' access to treatment for mental illness and substance use disorder. "Senators Wellstone and Domenic… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Votes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Two important things happened today. A highly qualified jurist became Justice Brett Kavanaugh and secondly, the Senate established that smear campaigns based upon uncorroborated allegations would not be allowed to destroy somebody and their ability to serve our country. - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 6, 2018 Download Broadcast Quality Video - Share on: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released th… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy: I Look Forward to Judge Kavanaugh Becoming Justice Kavanaugh

I looked at the evidence gathered by the FBI for folks named by Dr. Ford and Mrs. Ramirez. In every case, the person either refuted the claim or had no remembrance. You have to go with the preponderance of evidence. I look forward to Judge Kavanaugh becoming Justice Kavanaugh. - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 5, 2018 Download Broadcast Quality Video - Share on: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), release… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Urge President Trump to Reject Year-Around E15

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today joined a bipartisan group of 20 senators in urging President Trump to reject the year-round sale of 15 percent ethanol by volume (E15). "In recent months, media outlets reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering regulatory action to expand the sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol by volume (E15) year-round by waiving certain Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements related to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP)," the senators write. "H… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy: Brett Kavanaugh Will Be a Great Supreme Court Justice

I just came from reviewing the background information compiled by the FBI. There is still no corroboration of the allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh.Brett Kavanaugh has been a great judge and he will be a great Supreme Court justice. I look forward to voting for him. - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 4, 2018 WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement after reviewing the FBI's seventh bac… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Applaud Nomination of Louisianan to Head U.S. Marshal Service

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today applauded President Trump's nomination of Donald Washington to serve as director of the U.S. Marshal Service. "Don is a great choice to head the U.S. Marshal Service, and I applaud President Trump for nominating him," said Dr. Cassidy. "Don served Louisiana well as U.S. attorney, and I'm honored to have known him for many years. I wholeheartedly support his nomination and look forward to seeing him confirmed." "President Tr… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy: Duplication of Benefits Fix to be Signed into Law

Download broadcast-quality video WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement after the Senate passed legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which includes several provisions sought by Cassidy as part of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act, including a fix for the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan duplication of benefits issue hurting Louisiana residents affected by flooding in 2016. The legislation is now on its way… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Dyslexia Awareness Month

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a resolution recognizing October as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. "As the parents of a dyslexic child, my wife and I undertook a journey to better understand dyslexia to help our daughter succeed," said Dr. Cassidy. "We learned it's far more common than most realize, and that schools are ill-equipped to identify it early. By raising awareness of dyslexia and how to best identify and address it, I hope we can help c… Continue Reading


Cassidy: New Trade Deal with Canada and Mexico is a Major Victory for Louisiana Workers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement applauding the Trump administration's success in securing a new trilateral trade deal with Canada and Mexico. "I applaud the president for standing up for American workers," said Dr. Cassidy. "Louisiana is home to five of the top 15 U.S. ports by tonnage, making Louisiana essential in exporting American goods around the world. Securing this deal is a major victory for Louisiana's… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy: Senate Democrats Don’t Want the Truth on Kavanaugh, They Want Delay

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), appeared on Fox News this morning to discuss his call for the FBI's seventh background check into Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh to include an investigation into "potential coordination between the Democrat operatives and lawyers that assisted in bringing" forth the allegations against him. Dr. Cassidy called for Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) to be asked under oath whether she or her staff violated Dr. Ford's confidentiality by leaking her l… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy: I'll Believe Judge Kavanaugh Over Michael Avenatti Any Day

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), joined Fox News this afternoon to discuss Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. A full transcript of Dr. Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. HOST: Senator Cassidy, I can only imagine what the talk is like on Capitol Hill as a third accuser has come forth. But I don't want to imagine it, I want to hear for you. CASSIDY: If you will, the source is being considered, not the accuser per se but [Michael] Avenatti. Avenatti, who, you k… Continue Reading

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