Press Releases

12.01.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Speaks on the Senate Floor in Support of Tax Reform

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke on the Senate floor tonight as the full Senate prepared to vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. CASSIDY: I'd like to comment on the positive aspects of the bill that we are about to vote on, and the most positive thing I can say about this is that working families and middle-income families across the nation will be better off. Families who over the last … Continue Reading


11.30.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Tax Reform Will Bring Business and Investment Back to America, Grow the Economy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Charles Payne on Fox Business tonight 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. CASSIDY: We are changing from a worldwide to a territorial tax system, in which case there could be up to $2.5 trillion dollars more invested in the United States. So we think there's some oth… Continue Reading


11.30.17

Saturday: Cassidy Hosts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Louisiana for Wetlands Protection and Energy Discussions, Observation

This Saturday, December 2, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will join U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Garret Graves (R-LA) for events in Baton Rouge, Thibodaux, and Ama, Louisiana. In June, Cassidy invited Secretary Zinke "to visit Louisiana to view the coast, learn how Louisiana uses offshore leasing revenues for coastal restoration projects, and how cuts to those revenues would impact vulnerable regions as well as … Continue Reading


11.30.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Honors Fallen Naval Airman Matthew Chialastri of Louisiana on the Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor today in honor of Naval Airman Matthew Chialastri, a Louisiana native who lost his life on November 22 while serving in the Philippine Sea. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. TV stations can download broadcast quality video here. CASSIDY: I want to first recognize and honor our fellow Americans serving overseas in our military. Men and women dedicating their time and efforts to keep our country safe, working far fro… Continue Reading


11.29.17

Cassidy: We’re One Step Closer to Enacting Tax Cuts for Working Families

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted to proceed to final consideration and debate of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "We're one step closer to enacting tax cuts for working families in Louisiana," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill will let Americans keep more of their own money, create jobs, and grow our economy so we can address the budget deficit. We need to come together and get this bill to Preside… Continue Reading


11.29.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Democrats Should Support Tax Cuts for Middle-Class Americans

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Trish Regan on Fox Business today 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. REGAN: The president is in Missouri today. Senator [Claire] McCaskill [D-MO] is not expected necessarily to be in favor of this, is there any chance he may be able to twist her arm or any other Democrat… Continue Reading


11.29.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Introduces Louisianan Kyle Duncan at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced Baton Rouge native Kyle Duncan at today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Cassidy previously introduced Louisiana judicial nominees Terry Doughty and Michael Juneau at their respective hearings. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks today is below. TV stations can download broadcast quality video here. CASSIDY: I come today to voice my strong support for Louisiana native… Continue Reading


11.28.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Economic Growth from Tax Cuts will Improve Deficit Projections

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 Senate's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. Cassidy specifically addressed some Republican senators' concerns about tax reform's impact on the federal budget deficit. Key excerpts of Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. VARNEY: My understanding is, that if this package goes through roughly a… Continue Reading


11.27.17

Cassidy, Colleagues Seek Answers from Uber Regarding Data Breach

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Thune (R-SD), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) are seeking answers from Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi regarding recent reports of a data breach involving the personal information of 57 million customers, including names, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers. Uber failed to disclose the breach promptly. "The company maintains that its outside forensic experts have not seen any indication that customer trip location hi… Continue Reading


11.22.17

Cassidy, Johnson Welcome Zachary Wilson Home from Detainment in Guatemala

Zachary Wilson, a Keithville, Louisiana, native detained by Guatemalan authorities since March 2017, returned to the United States today. While attempting to return to the U.S. at the conclusion of a mission trip with the Word of God Church, authorities discovered old hunting ammunition in Wilson's bag and placed him under arrest. Since then, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) worked to secure Wilson's release. "It is fitting that Zachary Wils… Continue Reading


11.21.17

Cassidy: Polish Natural Gas Deal is Great News for Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement regarding the deal announced by Polish Oil and Gas Company Group (PGNiG) to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana: "This is great news for Louisiana's natural gas workers," said Dr. Cassidy. "Not only will our state be exporting American energy to Poland, an important ally of the U.S., but it will also be playi… Continue Reading


11.21.17

President Trump Signs Cassidy’s Emergency Medications Bill into Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, released the following statement after President Trump signed into law the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act (H.R. 304), bipartisan legislation that will ensure emergency medical services (EMS) professionals can administer controlled substances and save lives. "In life or death situations, minutes can make all the difference," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill will hel… Continue Reading


11.20.17

VIDEO: Cassidy on Fox News: Congress Should Come Together & Pass Tax Cuts for Working Families

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Neil Cavuto on Fox News this afternoon to discuss the Senate's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. A key excerpt of Cassidy's remarks is transcribed below. CASSIDY: What is important is not ourselves, it is the American people. We have to come together so that this country moves forward. That's what I'm all about. And it's not Republican, it's no… Continue Reading


11.17.17

Finance Committee Passes Tax Reform Legislation, Expands Disaster Tax Relief to All of Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, voted in committee Thursday night in support of the Senate's version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which passed committee and now awaits consideration in the full Senate. Earlier in the week, the committee included Cassidy's amendment allowing Louisiana flood victims to make tax-free withdrawals from their retirement plans to recover and rebuild, and allowing income tax deductions for personal casualty losses e… Continue Reading


11.17.17

Cassidy, Luetkemeyer: Time To Modernize Our National Flood Insurance Program

Time To Modernize Our National Flood Insurance Program By U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) Nov 17, 2017 Forbes.com | Share on Twitter After an extremely destructive and challenging hurricane season, Americans who were affected are working to recover and rebuild. Assisting them now is critical, but this hurricane season has been a deadly reminder that we must do more to prepare for future flood disasters. We need a long-term solution that s… Continue Reading


11.17.17

VIDEO: Energy Committee Passes Cassidy Measure Restoring Nearly $100 Million for Louisiana’s Coast

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, offered an amendment Wednesday with Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) that would increase the money that coastal states like Louisiana are able to receive through revenue sharing under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). The committee passed Cassidy’s amendment, which will restore nearly $100 million in funding for coastal restoration projects in Louisiana. Cassidy’s effort comes afte… Continue Reading


11.15.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Tax Reform Will Encourage Companies to Invest in America, Raise Wages

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. Broadcast quality video for TV stations can be downloaded here. CASSIDY: The last eight years, Mr. President, have been really hard for a lot families. They've seen their wages stagnate, their benefits not go up, indeed w… Continue Reading


11.15.17

Cassidy Amendment Providing $200 Million in Disaster Tax Relief to Louisianans Added to Senate Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today announced his amendment providing $200 million in critically needed disaster tax relief to Louisianans affected by last year's flood has been added to the Senate's tax reform legislation. "This amendment will deliver vital tax relief to tens of thousands of Louisiana families hurt by last year's devastating flood," said Dr. Cassidy. "They'll be able to deduct their losses and won't be taxed for using reti… Continue Reading


11.14.17

Cassidy Supports Repealing Key Obamacare Tax as Part of Tax Reform

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement today regarding the committee's ongoing markup of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana: "Repealing the individual mandate as part of tax reform will provide working families in Louisiana with even more tax relief. In 2015, more than 100,000 Louisianans paid a fine for not having health insurance. About 37 percent made less th… Continue Reading


11.13.17

VIDEO: Cassidy: Senate Tax Reform Bill Would Boost Take Home Pay for Louisiana Families

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke during today's committee markup of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. A full transcript of Cassidy's remarks is below. Broadcast quality video for TV stations can be downloaded here. CASSIDY: First point to make about this bill is it will be a tax cut for working families in Louisiana. For the last decade, those working families had real chal… Continue Reading

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