Press Releases


Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues Condemn Amazon for Removing Justice Clarence Thomas Documentary

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and 18 Senate colleagues in a letter to Jeffrey Bezos questioning why Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, a documentary about the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was removed from Amazon's streaming service. The film's removal came during Black History Month. The letter stated: "We write concerning Amazon's latest effort to target conservative Americans. On February 8, 2021, in the mid… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Smith Introduce Bills to Lower Drugs Costs by Speeding Up Development of and Improving Access to Generics

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) today introduced two bills, the Simplifying the Generic Drug Application Process Act and the Modernizing Therapeutic Equivalence Rating Determination Act, to speed the development of and improve access to lower-cost generic drugs. These bills make changes to the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and 505(b)(2) approval pathway, which will make it easier for generics to come to market driving up competition and driving down drug prices.… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kaine, Moran, Warner Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Childhood Cancer Research

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0. This legislation would provide a new source of funding for the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) by redirecting penalties collected from pharmaceutical, cosmetic, supplement, and medical device companies that break the law to pediatric and childhood cancer research. The… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, Propose Protections Against Workplace Discrimination

As millions of American women remain in the essential workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are introducing the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. This legislation, which is closely modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), would require employers to make reasonable accommodations … Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Statement on President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

(Click here to download Senator Cassidy's statement or here to watch on YouTube.) WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after President Biden delivered his Joint Address to Congress tonight. "Tonight we heard a huge contrast between two visions. Democrats are embracing tax and spend with government control. Republicans, we're doubling down. We're the party of opportunity," said Dr. Cassidy. "We heard a really great message from Senator Tim Scott… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill To Promote U.S. Shark Conservation As A Global Model Of Sustainability

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Mike Braun (R-IN) reintroduced the Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act, legislation that recognizes the sustainable and economically valuable fishing practices of U.S. shark fishermen and promotes U.S. standards for shark conservation and humane harvest abroad. The bill was first introduced in April 2018 and was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee in May 2018. "Louisiana shark fishermen should not ha… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bicameral Legislation Banning Abortion Providers from PPP Participation

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), U.S. Representative Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-NC-03), and 86 House and Senate colleagues introduced the Abortion Providers Loan Elimination (APLE) Act, which requires Planned Parenthood affiliates to return the $80 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans they illegally applied for and received. It would also ensure Planned Parenthood affiliates, and other abortion providers, remain ineligible for future PPP funding and i… Continue Reading


Cassidy, 115 Colleagues Urge FDA to Protect Women and Babies from the Consequences of Chemical Abortions

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined 115 of his House and Senate colleagues in opposition to weakening the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for mifepristone - a chemical abortion drug - in a letter sent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Biden administration recently took action not to enforce REMS for mifepristone for the remainder of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The letter stated: "In addition to the loss of the unborn child, mifepristone pre… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve U.S. Supply Chain for Critical Antibiotics

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the United States' supply chain for critical antibiotics and address the threat of antibiotic resistance. The Onshoring Essential Antibiotics Act would provide $500 million in grants to build and improve manufacturing facilities. It would also commission a study to determine which essential antibiotics are most vulnerable to foreign supply chain disruptions, as well as allow the Health and … Continue Reading


Growing Support for College Transparency Act with Quarter of Senate Signed on as Cosponsors

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today announced 25 senators have signed their names onto the bipartisan College Transparency Act (CTA). "If you're a student, you'd like to know if you go to a particular university in a particular curriculum what's the likelihood to graduate, get a good job, and average amount of student loan debt. Those are all things the College Transparency Act provides while protecting student… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Smith, Marshall Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs Signed into Law by President

Today, the president signed into law bipartisan legislation, the Ensuring Innovation Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) to help lower prescription drug prices. The legislation will provide clarity for drug exclusivity to prevent awarding market exclusivity to products that do not represent true innovation and unduly delay cheaper generics from entering the market. "Listening to patients and people back home, I hear the… Continue Reading


President Signs Into Law Bipartisan Legislation Introduced by Senators Cassidy, Hassan to Lower Health Care Costs by Improving Education about Drug Products

Today, the president signed into law bipartisan legislation, the Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to enhance education about biosimilar drug products in an effort to increase competition and lower the cost of biologic medicines. "If you see an advertisement for an expensive biologic, there's a good chance there are similar drugs out there that work just as well but are less expensive," said Dr. Cassidy. "This… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Governors, Senators, Members of Problem Solvers Caucus Convene in Annapolis For Bipartisan Infrastructure Summit

ANNAPOLIS - A group of more than 25 governors, U.S. senators, including U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and leaders of the U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus convened in Annapolis for a bipartisan meeting hosted by Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) to discuss ideas, initiatives, and proposals for a federal infrastructure and public investment package. "It should be bipartisan - what we do about infrastructure. There was a lot of agreement over the past two days especially in regards to common … Continue Reading


Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Introduced by Senators Cassidy, Tillis, Hassan, Colleagues to Honor Veterans Service Organizations for Their Support for Veterans Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to honor Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) for their work supporting veterans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution discusses the immense challenges that veterans have faced during the pandemic, including the loss of more than 10,000 veterans to COVID-19, as well as more than one million veterans losing their jobs. The Senators applaud VSOs… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Reintroduce Financial Literacy Month Resolution

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a Senate resolution declaring April as Financial Literacy Month. "Everyone needs a baseline understanding of personal finance for long-term financial security," said Dr. Cassidy."Financial Literacy Month is about giving families the tools and knowledge needed gain that understanding and take control of their financial futures." "We li… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Brown, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Get Public Employees Full Social Security Benefits

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and 21 colleagues reintroduced legislation that would ensure public sector workers and their families can receive full Social Security benefits after two previous statutes reduced them. The Social Security Fairness Act, would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) from the Social Security Act. Both of the statutes significantly reduce benefits for nearly 2.3 millio… Continue Reading


Cassidy Delivers Floor Speech Recognizing Heroic Search and Rescue Efforts, Remembering Crew Members of Seacor Power Tragedy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor on the Seacor Power tragedy, in which a liftboat capsized off the coast of Grand Isle on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. "Louisiana experienced a tragedy last Tuesday when a liftboat with a crew of 19 capsized off the coast of Grand Isle. We grieve with the families and we will always remember the lives of those we lost too soon," said Dr. Cassidy. During the speech, Cassidy recognized the six confirmed deceased cre… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Blackburn Introduce the Woman’s Right to Know Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Woman's Right to Know Act to protect the health of pregnant women and unborn children by providing adequate medical information for informed consent before abortions. "Expectant mothers should be protected. Essential to this is making sure they know everything they can know about how to protect their bodies. This bill provides information which all too often is not shared," said Dr. Cassidy. "For far too long,… Continue Reading


Cassidy Pens Op-Ed: Biden’s Shortsighted Energy Policies Gamble Louisianans’ Livelihoods, Environment

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed today - Earth Day - in The Washington Times outlining the backwards energy policies of the Biden administration that not only hurts Louisiana families, but will increase global greenhouse gas emissions. "We will make a larger dent in global greenhouse gas emissions by keeping production in the U.S. and working with American companies to develop infrastructure in these countries to replace their high polluting energy sources with cleaner-… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Responds to Democrats Reintroduction of the Green New Deal

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released the following statement in response to Democrat's re-introduction of the Green New Deal. "I think their policy is shortsighted and counterproductive and they are gambling the livelihoods of those in Louisiana, and all Americans, and the environment, to satisfy a lot of things that are not thought through," said Dr. Cassidy. You can read the full remarks below: "Earth Day, Thursday, the Green New Deal, I think is being reintroduced this wee… Continue Reading

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