Press Releases


Cassidy Tours Bridge Center for Hope, Discusses Mental Health and Substance Abuse

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today toured the Bridge Center for Hope, to learn more about their services for individuals 18 year or older in East Baton Rouge Parish who are facing a mental health crisis or substance abuse challenge. "One way or another, society addresses mental health issues. We can identify them early and return people in crisis to wholeness, or society can pay for it when those with serious mental illness ultimately end up in jail." said Dr. Cassidy.… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks in Baton Rouge on Infrastructure Needs, Social Security for Retired Government Employees

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today addressed a joint meeting of the Baton Rouge branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Louisiana Engineering Society, and the Central Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. He discussed the need to support his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which would provide critical resources to strengthen Louisiana's infrastructure. The funding would improve roads, bolster resiliency, str… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $38 Million in Grants for Hurricanes Laura, Zeta Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana $37,912,519.38 for Hurricanes Laura and Zeta relief. The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, the Louisiana Office of Risk Management, the Jefferson Davis CO-OP INC, and Cameron Parish will receive $35,874,089.97 for Hurricane Laura. The Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness will receive $2,038,429.41 for its response to Hurricane Zeta. The grants a… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Recognizing October 2021 as National Dyslexia Awareness Month

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced a resolution recognizing October 2021 as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Angus King (I-ME), and John Boozman (R-AR) cosponsored the resolution. "With dyslexia impacting one in five Americans, we need to do everything we can so they aren't left behind," said Dr. Cassidy. "This resolution raises awareness to encourage interventions su… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Designating October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Gary Peters (D-MI), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Jackie Rosen (D-NV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Angus King (I-ME), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating October 2021 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The resolution recognizes the grave threat cyber-attacks, including ransomware attacks, pose to our national security and highlights simple steps individuals and businesses can take to protect their networks. "Many aspects of our … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $112 Million to Calcasieu Parish School Board for Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the Calcasieu Parish School Board $112,440,892.06 for Hurricane Laura relief. The grant is reimbursement for building repairs on 76 campuses in the school district made in the wake of Hurricane Laura. "This is crucial help our communities in southwest Louisiana need to bounce back from Hurricane Laura," said Dr. Cassidy. "This grant supports the remediation and emergency protective measure… Continue Reading


Cassidy Condemns Biden Administration Rate Hikes on Louisianans’ Flood Insurance

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate Floor blasting President Joe Biden and his administration for implementing rate hikes on new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders and making existing policies unaffordable for some homeowners. "Congress never passed a bill requiring that FEMA implement this. President Biden could have stopped it, he alone was responsible. He should have asked FEMA to delay implementation of Risk Rating 2.0 or reconsid… Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces BLUE Act to Thwart the Democrats “Defund the Police” Plans

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced the Blocking Lawlessness from Undermining Enforcement (BLUE) Act to prohibit states and local governments that pass measures to defund the police from taking traffic enforcement federal grants away from departments facing real budget shortfalls. While liberal cities and towns are slashing law enforcement budgets, they are still eligible to backfill these budgets with federal funds from agencies like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrat… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Scott, Colleagues Oppose Democrat Plan to Make the SBA a Direct Lender

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC), and 13 Republican colleagues sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12), Senate Small Business Committee Chair Ben Cardin (D-MD), and House Small Business Committee Chair Nydia Velazquez (D-NY-7) warning against their plan to make the Small Business Administration (SBA) a direct lender through their $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan. "Aiming to get more 7(a) loans in the hands of t… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy, Durbin Pen Op-Ed on Online Marketplace Transparency

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) penned an op-ed in Roll Call on the bipartisan INFORM Consumers Act, which would increase online marketplace transparency for consumers and ensure that marketplaces verify who their high-volume third-party sellers are. "It is well documented that third parties are selling massive amounts of counterfeit, stolen and unsafe consumer products on online marketplaces. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative reported last year that the… Continue Reading


Cassidy, King Reintroduce Bill to Protect Disaster Relief Health Professional Volunteers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Angus King (I-ME) reintroduced the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act to provide medical professionals with a limited, but consistent, level of legal protection while volunteering during federally-declared disasters. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Boozman (R-AR), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) co-sponsored the bill. The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 s… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Murphy Seek Input on Federal Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Programs

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee are requesting feedback from patients, families, health care providers, advocacy organizations, and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments on the effectiveness of such historic federal mental health and substance use disorder programs that were signed into law in 2016 as part of the senators' historic mental health legislation. The bipartisan Me… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Domestic Medical Supply Chain

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Strategic Planning for Emergency Medical Manufacturing Act to strengthen domestic medical supply chain. This bipartisan legislation would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and maintain a voluntary list of domestic manufacturers to produce medical supplies during severe shortages, and create a streamlined process for U.S. manufacturers to work with the department to determine production… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Demand Democrats to Abandon Proposal that Would Compromise Law-Abiding Americans’ Financial Information

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), John Thune (R-SD), Pat Toomey (R-PA) and fellow Senate Republicans, including every Republican member of the Senate Committee on Finance and Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to abandon the Biden Administration's unprecedented proposal to expand the reporting of the private, confidential financial data of law-abiding Americans from financial institutions to the Int… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $7.2 Million in Grants for Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant $7,152,113.88 to two local authorities as reimbursement for debris removal after Hurricane Laura. The Winn Parish Police Jury will receive $1,649,319.52 and the Sabine River Authority will receive $5,502,794.36. "People in southwest Louisiana have been recovering from Hurricane Laura for too long, and the White House needs to do more," said Dr. Cassidy. "Lake Charles and southwest L… Continue Reading


Cassidy Joins Bipartisan Call to Expand Sanctions on Nicaragua to Include Daniel Ortega Himself

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and 12 Senate colleagues drew attention to the Ortega regime's harassment and jailing of over 150 opposition leaders, including presidential candidates, and its ongoing authoritarian crackdown in advance of the country's November 2021 presidential election. In a bipartisan letter addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the senators call for increased efforts to secure the immediate release of political prisoners targeted by Ort… Continue Reading


Cassidy, G5 Release Statement After House of Representatives Delays Vote on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Mitt Romney (R-UT) issued the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi delayed the House vote on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed IIJA by a vote of 69-30 in August. "While we are disappointed the House of Representatives did not meet its deadline to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, we remain hopeful the House w… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Disaster Relief for Louisiana with Cassidy Support

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the Senate passage of disaster relief aid as part of a clean continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government until December 3rd, 2021. Cassidy helped secure supplemental disaster assistance that includes aid for victims of natural disasters including Hurricanes Ida, Laura, Delta and the severe winter storms from earlier this year. The CR also includes an extension for the National Flood Insurance Program. Cassidy succ… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Call Out Harmful Marriage Penalties in Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill

In response to the harmful tax penalties for married couples included in the Democrats' "Human Infrastructure" bill, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) today urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) to remove any proposals that would discourage marriage. "Federal policy should be designed to foster strong marriages, which are the foundation of strong families and strong communities," the senators wr… Continue Reading


Cassidy Blasts White House on Harm of Backwards Energy Policy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate Floor lambasting President Joe Biden's backward energy policy that has resulted in skyrocketing inflation, rising energy prices, and U.S. jobs losses. "American families are paying higher prices for the goods and services they can't do without as a result of the Biden administration," said Dr. Cassidy. "Inflation is eating up the budgets of middle-income families. President Biden has repeatedly said he would not raise… Continue Reading

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