Press Releases

02.08.18

Senate Passes Cassidy-Sponsored Resolution Recognizing National Mentoring Month

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement regarding the Senate's unanimous passage of a bipartisan resolution he helped introduce recognizing National Mentoring Month (S.Res. 394): "It's important to honor the people in Louisiana who are helping influence young lives for the better, and strengthening our communities in the process," said Dr. Cassidy. "We should always keep in mind that just a small amount of time or effort can make a huge difference, or even chang… Continue Reading


02.08.18

Cassidy, Kennedy Applaud Senate Judiciary Committee’s Advancement of Three Louisiana Nominees

U.S Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) released the following statements today after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved three Louisiana nominees, Kurt Englehardt to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, Barry Ashe to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and Brandon Fremin to be U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana: "Confirming good, qualified judges and U.S. attorneys who will uphold the Constitution is one of our top p… Continue Reading


02.07.18

Cassidy, Schatz, Reed Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Tourism, Empower Communities

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Jack Reed (D-RI) today introduced the Explore America Act, bipartisan legislation that would encourage job creation and allow local communities to play a larger role in the development and promotion of tourism for premiere American landscapes and cultural heritage sites in our National Parks system. "Louisiana communities, urban and rural, have rich histories. They should have a bigger say in how their stories are shared with vis… Continue Reading


02.07.18

Cassidy Meets with President Trump about Importance of Trade to Louisiana Workers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after meeting at the White House with other members of the committee and President Trump to discuss improving America's trade policies: "It was a productive meeting with President Trump," said Dr. Cassidy. "I stressed the importance of trade to Louisiana workers, industry and agriculture. One third of Louisiana's economy relies on international trade. There are 68,000 jobs at Louis… Continue Reading


02.07.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: The Federal Government Must Keep Its Word to Lake Bistineau Landowners

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), questioned a U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) official today during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee subcommittee hearing regarding his legislation, the Lake Bistineau Land Title Stability Act (S. 1219), which would clarify the ownership of roughly 200 acres of land near Lake Bistineau in Louisiana that is currently occupied by more than 100 private landowners. In 1842, the U.S. government approved an 1838 original survey of lands in Lo… Continue Reading


02.06.18

Cassidy: Chuck Schumer is Sacrificing the Safety of Our Rail System

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement regarding Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) ongoing, months-long obstruction of President Trump's nominee for the top railroad safety position at the U.S. Department of Transportation: "President Trump nominated Ronald Batory to lead the Federal Railroad Administration in July, and he passed committee unanimously in August," said Dr. Cassidy, who was a passenger on the Amtrak train that crashed in Virginia last… Continue Reading


02.06.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Students Need Better Information about Cost of College

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today questioned higher education officials during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on making college more affordable, and discussed his bipartisan legislation (S. 1121) to provide students and parents with more information about tuition and higher education outcomes so they can make more informed choices about their futures. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. CASSIDY: College tuition is going … Continue Reading


02.06.18

Cassidy’s Steve Gleason Act Moves Forward in House

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who suffers from ALS, applauded the inclusion of the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act (S. 1132 and H.R. 2465) in the U.S. House's government funding package that is scheduled for a vote tonight. The Senate is expected to consider the legislation later this week. The Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act permanently fixes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) policy that limited access to spee… Continue Reading


02.06.18

Cassidy, Colleagues Lead Bipartisan Push for Community Health Centers Funding

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a bipartisan group of 66 other senators in calling on Senate leadership to immediately reauthorize funding for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the country. The Community Health Center Fund (CHCF) expired on September 30, 2017. Lack of reauthorization has j… Continue Reading


01.30.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: Tax Cuts are Making a Real Difference for Louisiana Workers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Stuart Varney on Fox Business today to discuss the positive impacts of the recently passed tax cuts. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. ON PENSIONS BENEFITING FROM THE BOOMING STOCK MARKET CASSIDY: It's kind of amazing. All the people that hate Trump, the public service unions, are benefiting from the Trump rally. … Continue Reading


01.29.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Urges Colleagues to Protect Unborn Babies Who Can Feel Pain

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), spoke on the Senate floor today and urged his colleagues to vote in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 2311), legislation he cosponsored to protect unborn children from elective abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization: Key excerpts of Dr. Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below "When you see a baby in the womb at five months, it's incredible. … You can see them yawning, stretching. At 18 weeks, you can find out if it's a boy… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Cassidy, Graves Applaud President Trump’s Recognition of Cajun Navy During State of the Union

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-LA-06) today applauded President Trump's decision to invite Cajun Navy founder Jon Bridgers to attend this year's State of the Union address on Tuesday. "The Cajun Navy honored the biblical command to 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you,'" said Dr. Cassidy. "When floodwaters overwhelmed Louisiana in 2016 and Texas after Hurricane Harvey, the Cajun Navy, using their own boats and supplies, rescued fel… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Cassidy, Colleagues Encourage Action to Improve Drug Pricing Transparency in Medicare Part D

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a bipartisan group of 20 other senators in expressing support for a proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would help increase the transparency and accuracy of prescription drug costs in Medicare Part D. "Pharmacy price concessions account for real differences between the listed prices of prescription drug… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Cassidy: New Orleans City Council’s Anti-Israel Resolution Should Have Never Seen the Light of Day

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement today after the New Orleans City Council voted to rescind the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution it passed two weeks ago at the behest of the Palestinian Solidarity Committee: "Anti-Semitic, far-left activists wrote this crazy resolution, and it should have never seen the light of day," said Dr. Cassidy. "I'm glad the city council listened to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the Anti-Defamat… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Cassidy: Build the Wall and Make Drug Traffickers Pay for It

Build the wall and make drug traffickers pay for it -- Democrats and Republicans should support this By Sen. Bill Cassidy FoxNews.com | Share on: Twitter [T]he president has said he's willing to make a deal: if Democrats will support real, permanent border security, remove incentives for future illegal immigration, and modernize our immigration system, the roughly 700,000 DACA recipients can receive legal status so they no longer have to live in limbo. President Trump's position is very reas… Continue Reading


01.24.18

Cassidy: Mayor Landrieu Missed an Opportunity to Advocate for Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu refused to attend a meeting at the White House about improving our nation's infrastructure, a decision he made in solidarity with sanctuary cities like New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco: "Mayor Landrieu skipped a meeting with President Trump about infrastructure because the Department of Justice is holding sanctuary cites in other states accountable. Louisiana has … Continue Reading


01.23.18

VIDEO: Cassidy Discusses Improving Border Security, Louisiana Infrastructure on Fox Business

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), joined Liz Claman on Fox Business today to discuss Senate Democrats' refusal to support better border security, and the Trump Administration's potential infrastructure plan. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. ON SENATE DEMOCRAT LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER WITHDRAWING HIS OFFER OF BORDER WALL FUNDING CASSIDY: It's not just about illegal immigration, it's about all kinds of drugs and other con… Continue Reading


01.23.18

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Declaring National School Choice Week

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today joined several of his Senate colleagues in introducing a resolution declaring this week National School Choice Week. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Burr (R-NC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Johnson (R-WI… Continue Reading


01.23.18

Cassidy, Kennedy Applaud Judicial Nominations for Western and Eastern Districts of Louisiana

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today applauded President Trump's nominations of Robert Summerhays to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Western District of Louisiana (Lafayette) and Wendy Vitter to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans). "Judge Robert Summerhays and Wendy Vitter both have decades of legal and trial experience that make them excellent choices for these positions," said Dr. Cassidy. "They are part o… Continue Reading


01.23.18

VIDEO: Cassidy: We’ve Got to Have Border Security

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), joined Melissa Francis on Fox News today to discuss the need to secure the border, emphasizing the best chance for a deal on immigration hinges on it addressing the four pillars of reform: better border security, ending chain migration, eliminating the visa lottery program, and a permanent solution for recipients of President Obama's temporary Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In 2013, 54 Senate Democrats voted to build the wall, end … Continue Reading

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