Press Releases

02.23.16

MEMO to Obama on Revenue Sharing: You said Recovery of Gulf Coast a Priority —Your Budget Hurts our Recovery

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) questioned U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on President Obama's fiscal year 2017 budget today, which proposed repealing the existing revenue sharing law. On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the president said he wanted to make the recovery and rebuilding of the Gulf Coast a priority. Dr. Cassidy spoke with the president in the Lower Ninth Ward, pointing out that the devastation brought by Katrina was in part due to the loss of wetl… Continue Reading


02.23.16

Cassidy Urges Circuit Court of Appeals to Overturn EPA’s Clean Power Plan

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. joined 34 U.S. Senators and 171 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to file an amicus brief today in the case of State of West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al to support the petitions filed by 27 states seeking to overturn the EPA's "Final Rule"-also called the Clean Power Plan. Louisiana is one of the states challenging the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry recently said the state should take no… Continue Reading


02.22.16

Sens. Cassidy & Peters, Reps. Polis & Reed Introduce Legislation to Make College More Affordable & Accessible

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), U.S. Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) and U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) to introduce bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand options for high school students to obtain college credit. The Making College Affordable and Accessible Act (MCAA) would make higher education more affordable and accessible while improving high school and college graduation rates. It would expand access to dual and concurrent e… Continue Reading


02.18.16

Cassidy: Dyslexia Bill Becomes Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) has become law. President Obama signed the bill today. "Every child deserves the chance to reach their full potential. Unfortunately, many children who have dyslexia are never properly diagnosed and their school performance suffers through no fault of their own. This law will make dyslexia research and diagnosis a priority and give our children the tools they need to excel. W… Continue Reading


02.15.16

Louisiana must invest in scientific research

We live in an era of unprecedented scientific discovery and possibility. In our lifetimes, we will see cancer cured, diseases stopped and the discovery of things that we cannot even imagine. The future is exciting, and it's now. As a doctor, researcher and U.S. senator for Louisiana, I am excited that we stand on the precipice of discovery. In our state, we could prevent 60 cancer diagnoses every day and save 177 people who die from cancer every week. Scientists are working to develop new drugs… Continue Reading


02.15.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Events in New Orleans Area, Morgan City, Baton Rouge, Columbia This Week

BATON ROUGE - This week, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will deliver remarks at the Louisiana Research Summit in New Orleans, tour the Port of Morgan City's Emergency Operations Center, address the ABC Industrial Contractors Committee in Baton Rouge and speak at a Vietnamese Fishermen event in Avondale. Additionally, members of Senator Cassidy's staff will host Satellite Office Hours in Columbia on Thursday. Details on all events are below: WHAT: Louisiana Research … Continue Reading


02.12.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy to Address Concerned Veterans for America Louisiana Office Grand Opening

On Saturday, February 13, 2016, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will attend and address the Grand Opening of the Louisiana Headquarters of Concerned Veterans for America. Details are below: WHAT: Address Concerned Veterans for America Louisiana Office Grand Opening WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 2016 2:00 P.M. CST WHERE: Concerned Veterans for America - Louisiana Headquarters 7932 Wrenwood Boulevard, Suite B Baton Rouge, LA 70809 … Continue Reading


02.11.16

Cassidy Pushes Back on Obama’s Budget, Defends Revenue Sharing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) delivered remarks in response to President Obama's fiscal year 2017 budget, which proposed repealing the existing revenue sharing law. Louisiana's state constitution dedicates 100% of revenue from offshore energy production to coastal restoration. Watch the video here and read the transcript below: On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I went down to the Lower Ninth Ward. President Obama had a little convocation, which I was privileged … Continue Reading


02.11.16

Cassidy, Vitter Announce Increased Funding for Louisiana Army Corps Projects

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. and David Vitter applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2016 Work Plan that included increased funding for additional Louisiana projects and priorities. The Louisiana delegation has been pushing for this increase in funding since January 2015 to fund projects that were authorized in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014. "Louisiana is a resource for American energy and manufacturing needs-and in turn we rely on the Arm… Continue Reading


02.09.16

Cassidy Statement on Obama’s Proposed Budget, GOMESA Raid

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on the president's budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year, including his proposal to repeal GOMESA (Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act): "The president throws out a variety of proposals designed to please his base. His advisers know and admit these proposals have no chance of becoming law. We need a serious conversation about energy policy and transportation. "It's no surprise the president wants to deprive Louisia… Continue Reading


02.09.16

Senate HELP Committee Moves Cassidy’s Bipartisan Health IT Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee advanced the bipartisan TRUST IT Act in the committee, which will help strengthen accountability and improve transparency in health information technology systems: "The TRUST IT act was introduced and committee included it in the draft because we need reforms that empower physicians to provide better patient care-not burden physicians and damage the … Continue Reading


02.04.16

Cassidy Statement on Obama’s Proposed Oil Tax

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on the announcement that the president will propose a $10 fee on every barrel of oil: "The president throws out a variety of proposals designed to please his base. His advisers know and admit these proposals have no chance of becoming law. We need a serious conversation about energy policy and transportation. Protecting Louisiana jobs and our energy economy is and will continue to be my priority." Dr. Cassidy sits on… Continue Reading


02.04.16

Cassidy Applauds Passage of Dyslexia Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined House of Representatives Dyslexia Caucus members, Representatives Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Julia Brownley (D-CA), to applaud the passage of the READ Act. This bipartisan bill to prioritize dyslexia research is on its way to the president's desk for signature. "Every child deserves the chance to reach their full potential. Unfortunately, many children who have dyslexia are never properly diagnosed and their school performance suffers through no fault o… Continue Reading


02.04.16

Cassidy Introduces Legislation to Help Veterans Get Care Closer To Home

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after introducing legislation that would allow veterans age 75 and older to take advantage of the VA Choice Program and seek quality health care closer to home: "No veteran should have to travel far from home to receive quality care-especially those over 75 who might not have the same flexibility to get to the doctor. By expanding the Veterans Affairs Choice Program, more veterans will have access to timely health care o… Continue Reading


02.02.16

Cassidy, Vitter Remarks on Bipartisan Revenue Sharing Amendment

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) on the Senate floor to introduce an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act that brings greater equity in revenue sharing for the Gulf states by lifting the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) revenue sharing cap, while allowing mid-Atlantic states and Alaska to share in future revenue from offshore energy production. The amendment is also sponsored by Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-A… Continue Reading


02.02.16

Cassidy Introduces Bipartisan Revenue Sharing Amendment

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to introduce an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act that brings greater equity in revenue sharing for the Gulf states by lifting the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) revenue sharing cap, while allowing Mid-Atlantic states and Alaska to share in … Continue Reading


01.28.16

Cassidy Amendment to Energy Bill: Repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after introducing an amendment to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): "The RFS is outdated. It was created in 2005, a time when American energy consumption relied heavily on foreign imports. It was thought that the Renewable Fuel Standard would be good for our environment by decreasing the carbon footprint. But in the last ten years, our energy landscape has changed dramatically. We now have more domestic oil than … Continue Reading


01.28.16

Cassidy Amendment to Energy Bill: Preserve Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Save Tax Dollars

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after introducing a bipartisan amendment with Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) that would save taxpayer dollars and reserve oil reservoirs in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which is headquartered in Harahan, Louisiana: "This amendment allows the Secretary of Energy the ability to sell Strategic Petroleum Reserve quantities of crude oil when the price goes up. America is blessed with an abundance of oil. Taxpayers investe… Continue Reading


01.27.16

Cassidy Celebrates National School Choice Week

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement after joining Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and others to cosponsor a Senate resolution designating the week of January 24, 2016 as National School Choice Week: "Classrooms are not one-size fits all. When my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, she needed a specialized curriculum to help her reach her full academic potential. Like my daughter, all children should have access to the best tools and resources they need to succeed. Tha… Continue Reading


01.20.16

Cassidy, Murphy Mental Health Bill Makes Progress

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. and Senator Chris Murphy's (D-CT) Mental Health Reform Act received bipartisan praise in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee hearing today on improving the federal response in mental health care. The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 will make critical reforms to address a lack of resources, enhance coordination, and develop meaningful solutions to improve outcomes for families dealing with mental illness. What they're saying: … Continue Reading

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