Press Releases

06.16.16

Cassidy Amendment to Allow for Safe and Efficient Offshore Drilling Passes Appropriations Committee

US Senator Bill Cassidy's amendment to extend the continued operations requirement for offshore energy operators passed the US Senate Appropriations Committee and will be added to the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2017. The amendment will extend the continued operations requirement for offshore energy operators from 180 to 365 days. "Offshore operators strive to design and execute well operations that are as efficient and safe as possible. However, the time… Continue Reading


06.15.16

Cassidy, Rubio Legislation to Protect State Management of Waters is Moving Through Congress

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, Chairman of the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, chaired a hearing on land management legislation. Included in the pending legislation was Dr. Cassidy and US Senator Marco Rubio's legislation, the Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act (S.2807). A companion bill introduced in the US House of Representatives by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, H.R. 3310 has already passed the House with bipartisan support and is exp… Continue Reading


06.14.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy To Chair Senate Energy Subcommittee Hearing Tomorrow

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, will chair a hearing tomorrow on land-management legislation. One of the bills to be considered is Dr. Cassidy's legislation introduced with Senator Marco Rubio, the Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act (S.2807) Click here for a list of bills that will be considered at the hearing WHAT: US Senator Bill Cassidy to Chair Energy and Natural Resources Subcomm… Continue Reading


06.14.16

Cassidy Statement on Senate Passage of Bill to Fund US Military

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released the following statement on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the US Senate: "In this time of turmoil in the Middle East, with the growing threat of organizations such as ISIS, now more than ever we need to support our troops." A member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Dr. Cassidy worked with the Armed Services Committee to adopt a provision in the NDAA awarding the Distinguished Service Cross to First Lie… Continue Reading


06.09.16

National Seersucker Day Photo

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD and fellow US Senators took an official photo in celebration of National Seersucker Day today. From left to right: Senators Mike Lee, Susan Collins, Roger Wicker, Johnny Isakson, Amy Klobuchar, Thad Cochran, Shelley Moore Capito, Bill Cassidy A part of Louisiana's heritage, the original seersucker suit was created in Louisiana. Former Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) brought the tradition to Congress in 1996, yet it was briefly discontinued in 2012. Dr. Cassidy reint… Continue Reading


06.08.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Take a #SeersuckerSelfie Tomorrow

In celebration of National Seersucker Day tomorrow, a life-size seersucker suit cardboard cutout will be making its way around Capitol Hill for Seersucker Enthusiasts to take pictures with. You can follow the location of the suit using the hashtag #SeersuckerSelfie. Its first stop will be the lobby of the Hart Senate Office Building at 8:30am. Seersucker Enthusiasts are encouraged to take and post their own photos to spread the word about the suit's location. A photographer will be on… Continue Reading


06.08.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Seersucker Day Tomorrow

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Seersucker Day Tomorrow WASHINGTON- US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD and fellow US Senators will be taking an official photo at 2pm ET tomorrow in celebration of National Seersucker Day. ** Exact time is subject to vote schedule. Will send updates throughout the day.** A part of Louisiana's heritage, the original seersucker suit was created in Louisiana. Former Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) brought the tradition to Congress in 1996, yet it was briefly discontinu… Continue Reading


06.08.16

Cassidy’s MEGABYTE Act Moves through Congress

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) applauded the passage of the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act in the US House of Representatives. Dr. Cassidy introduced the bill with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) in the US Senate in December, 2015 after the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that implementing oversight and management policies of federal software licenses saved a single agency $181 million tax dollars per year. If i… Continue Reading


06.07.16

Cassidy Applauds Passage of Chemical Safety Bill

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD released the following statement on the passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which will update the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): "Chemical safety law hasn't been changed in more than 40 years. As a physician, this is key to protecting worker's health. Senator David Vitter fought the uphill battle on this and thanks to his work, manufacturers in Louisiana and across the country will have the clarity they need t… Continue Reading


05.25.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy, Murphy Host Senate Mental Health Summit Tomorrow

WASHINGTON-US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), co-authors of the Mental Health Reform Act and members of the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, will host a Senate Mental Health Summit tomorrow featuring mental health experts, providers and advocates. The event will be livestreamed here. Cassidy and Murphy first introduced the comprehensive, bipartisan Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 in August 2015. The Senators joined forces w… Continue Reading


05.23.16

In the News: Cassidy-Sessions World’s Greatest Healthcare Bill

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD and US Representative Pete Sessions announced new bicameral legislationas an alternative to Obamacare that empowers Americans to make their own healthcare decisions without discriminatory mandates and onerous regulations. The World's Greatest Healthcare Plan will provide an affordable, predictable, competitive marketplace that will create a healthier society and a stronger economy. Read more about the bill below: Fox News: Sessions, Cassidy to introduce '… Continue Reading


05.20.16

Media Advisory: Background Briefing and Press Conference with Senator Bill Cassidy and Representative Pete Sessions on Healthcare Bill

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD and US Representative Pete Sessions will hold a joint press conference to discuss their bicameral free marketplace healthcare plan. Before the press conference, Dr. John C. Goodman and the healthcare Legislative Aids from and Senator Cassidy and Congressman Sessions' offices will hold a background briefing session to give an overview of the bill before the press conference with the Members. This plan is an alternative to Obamacare that empowers Americans to make their… Continue Reading


05.19.16

Cassidy Criticizes Obama Administration School Bathroom Guidance

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD joined 25 Republican senators in criticizing the Obama administration's decision to issue guidance for every public school regarding which bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers transgender students may use. "Deciding which bathroom, locker room, or shower transgender students should use is the kind of issue the states, parents, school boards, communities, students, and teachers should work out in a practical way with a maximum amount of respect for the individual ri… Continue Reading


05.19.16

Cassidy, Murphy, Alexander, Murray Introduce Resolution Recognizing Mental Health Month

US Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), along with US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), today introduced a Senate resolution recognizing May as Mental Health Month. Earlier this year, the senators introduced the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 to address the country's mental health crisis and help ensure Americans suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders rece… Continue Reading


05.17.16

Cassidy Comments on Zika Emergency Funding

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD released the following statement following the advancement of an emergency spending package to combat the Zika virus: "Four travel-related cases of Zika have been identified in Louisiana. Louisiana, being a Gulf State, is at high risk - we need to stop Zika in its tracks." Dr. Cassidy has consistently called on Congress to stop being reactionary and start being precautionary in dealing with public health threats. He detailed his Zika concerns in an opinion peic… Continue Reading


05.17.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy, Murphy Announce Senate Mental Health Summit

WASHINGTON-US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), co-authors of the Mental Health Reform Act and members of the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today announced they will host a Senate Mental Health Summit featuring mental health experts, providers and advocates on Thursday, May 26, 2016. "Congress must make fixing the broken mental health care system a priority before we break for the summer. With the bipartisan Mental Health Reform… Continue Reading


05.16.16

Cassidy Announces National Seersucker Day Is Thursday, June 9, 2016

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) announced National Seersucker Day will be held this year on Thursday, June 9, 2016: "National Seersucker Day is the celebration of American made products. Seersucker was invented in Louisiana but can now be found in closets across the country. "The history of seersucker suits in the Senate dates back to the summers of the early 20th century, before air conditioning was commonplace. According to the Senate Historian, the tradition of Seersucker Thursday … Continue Reading


05.11.16

ICYMI: Cassidy Chairs Senate Education Hearing on Dyslexia

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. chaired a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee hearing yesterday titled "Understanding Dyslexia: The Intersection of Scientific Research & Education." The goal of the hearing was to gain a better understanding of what Americans need to know about dyslexia and to raise awareness in Congress about the parents and children affected by this disorder. Read excerpts and see pictures from the hearings below: "Dyslexia is the most commo… Continue Reading


05.10.16

Cassidy’s Opening Statement for Senate Education Hearing on Dyslexia

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will chair a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee hearing this morning titled "Understanding Dyslexia: The Intersection of Scientific Research & Education." The goal of the hearing is to gain a better understanding of what Americans need to know about dyslexia and to raise awareness in Congress about the parents and children affected by this disorder. Dr. Cassidy's remarks as prepared for delivery are below. Watch the hearing live … Continue Reading


05.05.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy To Chair Senate Education Hearing on Dyslexia

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will chair a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee hearing titled "Understanding Dyslexia: The Intersection of Scientific Research & Education." The goal of the hearing is to gain a better understanding of what Americans need to know about dyslexia and to raise awareness in Congress about the parents and children affected by this disorder. Details are below. Additional information will be released next week. WHAT: … Continue Reading

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