Press Releases

01.05.18

VIDEO: Cassidy on Securing the Border and President Trump's Successful First Year

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business today to discuss the budget, maintaining a secure border, tax cuts creating wage growth for working families in Louisiana, and the success of President Trump’s first year in office. Key excerpts of Cassidy’s remarks are transcribed below. ON SECURING THE BORDER CASSIDY: The wall says that from this point forward, we have our border secure. Not just for folks coming here illegally, but also for human trafficking, drugs, … Continue Reading


01.05.18

Cassidy, Cook, Leahy, Sires Seek Review of Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Paul Cook (R-CA-08), along with U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and U.S. Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) are asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office to review the effectiveness of the Foreign, Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, a 1999 law that targets individuals and organizations involved in drug trafficking. "The ongoing opioid epidemic highlights the urgency for Congress to consider all means available to combat t… Continue Reading


01.04.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Speaks on the Senate Floor in Support of Trump Administration’s Proposed Offshore Energy Leasing Program

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today after the U.S. Department of the Interior released a five-year Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. CASSIDY: Republicans just passed the largest tax reform package in 30-something years and middle America will go home in February with bigger paychecks than they did-I… Continue Reading


01.04.18

Cassidy, Kennedy Welcome Trump Administration’s Proposed Offshore Energy Leasing Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) today welcomed the U.S. Department of the Interior's five-year Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing. "This proposal shows President Trump and Secretary Zinke are serious about creating jobs and making America energy dominant," said Dr. Cassidy. "Opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico to American energy producers will create thousands of jobs in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states, and bri… Continue Reading


01.03.18

Times-Picayune Praises Cassidy’s Leadership on Key Tax Cut Bill Provisions

In recent editorials, the Times-Picayune has praised U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) for his work to ensure key provisions benefiting Louisiana were included in the tax cut bill President Trump signed into law just before Christmas. On coastal restoration funding: "The state is a decade into its 50-year coastal restoration master plan, and there are encouraging successes. The big concern, of course, is the growing price tag. … The state so far has one stream of revenue that… Continue Reading


12.21.17

OPED: Cassidy, Scalise: In Passing a Tax Cut, Republicans Helped Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) authored the following op-ed in the Times-Picayune highlighting how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act benefits Louisiana. In Passing a Tax Cut, Republicans Helped Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy and Representative Steve Scalise The Times-Picayune December 21, 2017 http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2017/12/republican_tax_cut_bill.html#incart_river_index You've probably been hearing a lot about tax reform lately, and… Continue Reading


12.20.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Praises Passage of Tax Reform Legislation Benefiting Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the final congressional passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. The bill will now be sent to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. Cassidy's video comments are transcribed below. TV stations can download broadcast quality video here. "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will cut taxes for working families, bring… Continue Reading


12.20.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Applauds Final Senate Passage of Tax Reform Legislation Benefiting Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the final Senate passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. The legislation will now return to the House for an additional vote before being sent to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. Cassidy's video comments are transcribed below. TV stations can download broadcast quality video here. "The Tax Cuts … Continue Reading


12.15.17

Cassidy, Scalise Applaud Inclusion of Revenue Sharing Increase in Final Tax Reform Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) released the following statements regarding the inclusion of a provision in the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that increases revenue sharing for Gulf states. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed out of the conference committee earlier today and is slated for consideration in the House and Senate next week. "Louisiana will not have as much money as expected to rebuild its coastline," said Dr. Cassidy. "… Continue Reading


12.15.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Tax Reform Bill Cuts Taxes for the Middle-Class, Sets Stage for More Economic Growth

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Harris Faulkner on Fox News today to discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, tax reform legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. The final version of the bill is expected to be made public today, with the House and Senate slated to vote on final approval next week. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. CASSIDY: The president wanted to have a middle-class tax cut. Th… Continue Reading


12.15.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Mueller Must Restore Credibility to His Investigation

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Stuart Varney on Fox Business today to discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, tax reform legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. He also commented on the recently revealed text messages sent by top FBI officials demonstrating anti-Trump, pro-Clinton bias. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. ON WHETHER TAX REFORM PASSES CASSIDY: Yeah, I think it does pass. &hel… Continue Reading


12.12.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Discusses Effects of Drug Price Control on Finding Cure for Alzheimer’s

During a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) discussed the potential effects government-dictated drug pricing could have on the development of cures for diseases like Alzheimer's. A transcript of Cassidy's questioning is below. CASSIDY: Obviously a challenge facing our society is finding a cure, treatment, something for Alzheimer's. If such is developed the federal government will be probably the sole purchaser thereof. … Continue Reading


12.11.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Tax Reform Will Be an Economic Game Changer

NEW YORK CITY-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined CNBC's Squawk Box this morning to discuss the Senate's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. Key excerpts of Cassidy's comments are transcribed below. ON SUPPORT FOR TAX REFORM CASSIDY: No one likes change even when it's from worst to better. Particularly when you have a lot of folks who hate Trump so much that if Trump said 'let's close … Continue Reading


12.08.17

PHOTO: Cassidy Tours Sasol Manufacturing Complex in Lake Charles, Discusses Jobs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) visited the Sasol petrochemical manufacturing complex in Westlake, Louisiana, today to discuss jobs and economic development. "Sasol is creating thousands of jobs in Southwest Louisiana," said Cassidy following the visit. "These are great jobs for Americans, better wages, better benefits. We need more of them and they're providing them." "This project is going to significantly increase their output," Cassidy continued. "It means lots of jobs. It means job… Continue Reading


12.08.17

Cassidy, Colleagues Ask VA to Conduct Nationwide Review of Providers after Troubling Report

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, today joined Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and 12 of their Senate colleagues in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a nationwide review of its providers after a USA Today investigation found multiple providers hired by the department had at least one state medical license revoked due to malpractice. "For years, states have experienced provider shortages across many different medic… Continue Reading


12.07.17

TOMORROW: Cassidy Tours Sasol Manufacturing Complex in Lake Charles, Discusses Jobs and Manufacturing

Tomorrow, December 8, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) will visit the Sasol petrochemical manufacturing complex in Westlake, Louisiana, to discuss jobs and manufacturing. Representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance will also attend. According to Sasol, its ethane cracker and derivatives project "will roughly triple the company's chemical production capacity in the U.S." and "create more than 500 full-time, high-paying manufactu… Continue Reading


12.07.17

PHOTO: Cassidy, Kennedy Discuss Renewable Fuel Standard’s Harmful Impact on Louisiana with President Trump, Administration Officials

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) visited the White House today and met with President Trump and several administration officials regarding potential changes to the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which mandates that diesel and gasoline contain increasing amounts of ethanol and other renewable fuels, as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Up to 150,000 jobs are potentially at risk if American independent refiners go out of business due to… Continue Reading


12.07.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Urges NIH Director to Make Fighting the Opioid Epidemic a Priority

During today's Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) urged National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. to make combating the opioid epidemic a priority by providing sufficient funding to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). Key excerpts of Cassidy's comments are transcribed below. During a HELP committee hearing on the opioid crisis l… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Cassidy, Cornyn, Toomey Introduce Bill to Prioritize Medicaid Patients Over Lottery Winners

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable Over Lottery Winners Act, legislation that would help ensure states are able to focus Medicaid assistance on the most vulnerable by dis-enrolling people who win the lottery. "As a doctor who served Medicaid patients for decades, I understand how important the program is to the elderly, Americans with disabilities, and others in need," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Medicaid… Continue Reading


12.05.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Chairs Energy Subcommittee Hearing on Small Scale LNG Access Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, chaired its Energy Subcommittee hearing on several pieces of proposed legislation, including his own Small Scale LNG Access Act (S.1981). The bill would expedite the approval of natural gas exports equal to or less than 51.1 billion cubic feet per year. These exports would be deemed consistent with the public interest and green lighted without delay. A full transcript of Cassidy's opening r… Continue Reading

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