Press Releases

05.17.21

Cassidy, Marshall, Colleagues Introduce the Save Local Business Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) introduced the Save Local Business Act, which clarifies the joint employer standard. Since 2015, the definition of a "joint employer" has been dramatically expanded, resulting in confusing regulations and an unpredictable liability standard for small and local businesses across the country. As a result, employers have seen increases in operational and legal costs, less compliance assistance, and fewer opportunities to create… Continue Reading


05.14.21

Cassidy-Supported Resolution Commemorating National Police Week Passes Senate Unanimously

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution led by Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) commemorating National Police Week 2021. The resolution honors the selfless dedication and sacrifice made by law enforcement officers across the country to protect and serve American communities. "It's an honor to recognize National Police Week to remember and support public servants who dedicate their lives to keeping our communities safe. We shoul… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues File Amicus Brief to Protect Babies With Down Syndrome

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representative Ashley Hinson (IA-01) filed an amicus brief in Little Rock Planning Services v. Rutledge urging the court to uphold Arkansas's law to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome. "All life is sacred and precious. Arkansas' law rightfully protects the lives of unborn children who have Down syndrome. This brief lends our support as the Supreme Court considers this case," said Dr. Cassidy. "Our society has … Continue Reading


05.13.21

Following Calls from Cassidy, CDC Updates Mask Guidance

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today released a statement following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement of new COVID-19 mask guidance. The guidance states fully vaccinated individuals "can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic" and should not have to wear a mask or socially distance in most indoor and outdoor environments. "Americans knew before the CDC that if you were vaccinated, you shouldn't have to wear a mask. When CDC takes too long t… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy, Scott Introduce Resolution Celebrating National Charter Schools Week

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Scott (R-SC), leading advocates for school choice, introduced a resolution celebrating National Charter Schools Week and commending charter schools for their contributions to education. "A good education is life changing. When parents and families have the option to send their child to a charter school, they have the power to choose the best education for their child's needs. This resolution recognizes the work of charter schools to build brighter… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy, Cornyn, Colleagues Introduce Back the Blue Act

During National Police Week, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the Back the Blue Act, which would increase the penalties for criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers and provide new tools for officers to protect themselves. "Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every to keep our communities safe. They face violent criminals and are at time targeted themselves like the tragic shooting of six officers in Baton Rouge in 201… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Urge POTUS to Stand with Israel, Reject Sanctions Relief for Iran

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), along with 42 Republican colleagues, called on President Joe Biden to stand with our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel. As Israel is under attack from Iranian-backed terrorists, the Biden administration is negotiating and potentially offering sanctions relief to Iran, the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. The senators called on President Biden to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions r… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy Announces $4.4 Million in Support of Centers of Excellence at Xavier University and Southern University

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding a $2,753,487 grant to Xavier University of Louisiana's Center for Excellence and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is awarding Southern University a $1,680,000 grant to establish the Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life to address diet related health disparities in African Americans. "The grant for … Continue Reading


05.11.21

Cassidy Honors Fallen Louisiana Law Enforcement Heroes on Senate Floor

In honor of National Police Week, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech honoring the 15 members of Louisiana law enforcement that lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020. "Today, I specifically recognize Louisiana law enforcement officers who lost their lives in 2020 performing their duty. We should all thank god for law enforcement officers and their willingness to put their lives between us and danger knowing that they may have to sacrifice their lives as 15 did… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Cassidy to Fauci and Walensky: Americans Are Losing Patience, CDC Needs to Update COVID Recommendations in Real-Time

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a physician with experience running immunization efforts in Louisiana, highlighted the American people's frustration with the COVID-19 response from public health officials during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing entitled "An Update from Federal Officials on Efforts to Combat COVID-19." He questioned Drs. Anthony Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, and Peter Marks from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious D… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Cassidy, Markey Propose Bipartisan Bill to Update Children Online Privacy Rules

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) today introduced the Children and Teens Online Privacy Protection Act, legislation to update online data privacy rules for the 21st century and ensure both children and teenagers are protected online. The legislation updates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by prohibiting internet companies from collecting personal information from anyone 13- to 15-years old without the user's consent; creating an online "Eraser… Continue Reading


05.10.21

Cassidy, Cornyn, Senate GOP Introduce Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) along with 29 of their Senate GOP colleagues introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This legislation will allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state with concealed carry laws, while still abiding by that state's laws. "Our right to keep and bear arms is protected in the Constitution. The ability to protect yourself and your family should n… Continue Reading


05.06.21

Cassidy Releases Video Statement on President Biden’s Visit to Louisiana

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a video statement following President Biden's visit to Louisiana. Cassidy spoke with the president regarding infrastructure and the need for disaster assistance following the record breaking 2020 hurricane season and winter storms. Cassidy's full video statement is available here, and the transcript is below. "On the Bonnet Carré Spillway going back to Baton Rouge from Kenner-just met with President Biden. We talked ab… Continue Reading


05.05.21

Cassidy Tours Southeastern Louisiana University Head Start and Early Head Start Center

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today toured the Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) Head Start and Early Head Start Center in Hammond. Cassidy assisted the Regina Coeli Child Development Center in securing critical grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services so they could purchase new and replace 12 old modular buildings, as well as continue providing Head Start services in Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes. "… Continue Reading


05.04.21

Cassidy Speaks to Louisiana Legislature

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today visited the Louisiana State Capitol to speak to the legislature, thank them for their work to improve our state and express his commitment to assisting their efforts in Congress. "Louisiana legislators on a federal and state level have to work together to achieve everything we can possibly achieve," said Dr. Cassidy. "I thank the Legislature for the opportunity to speak to them. More importantly, I thank them for their partnership." … Continue Reading


05.04.21

Ahead of Visit to Louisiana, Cassidy Urges Biden Administration to Support Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), along with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), urged the Biden administration to support a supplemental disaster appropriations effort to direct urgently needed federal resources to communities throughout America that are struggling to recover from hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters that have occurred since the beginning of 2020. "According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, 2020 shattered the previous annual record for… Continue Reading


05.04.21

Cassidy, Hassan Urge Biden Administration to Implement No Surprise Act According to Congressional Intent

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) urged the Biden Administration to implement legislation to end the practice of surprise medical billing according to congressional intent. In a letter sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, the senators highlighted several key areas of the No Surprises Act, which passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. "We wrote this law t… Continue Reading


05.04.21

Cassidy, Marshall, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Harness Real-World Evidence in FDA Approval Process

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation to harness real-world evidence (RWE) gathered during emergency use authorization (EUA) to support future approvals for drugs, biologics, and medical devices at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This legislation would enable the FDA to develop a clear framework for how it uses RWE in premarket approvals ranging from drugs and vaccines to medical devices. Not onl… Continue Reading


05.03.21

Cassidy Announces Major PPE Manufacturer in Broussard

LAFAYETTE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today helped announce that Ochsner Health and Trax Development have launched SafeSource Direct, LLC, which will have two facilities in Broussard that manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in the United States. The Senator was joined by Governor John Bel Edwards, Lafayette Parish President Josh Guillory, St. Martin Parish President Chester Cedars and Broussard Mayor Ray Bourque. "The pandemic showed that America needs to make… Continue Reading


05.03.21

Cassidy, Hoeven, Colleagues Press FERC to Act on Pending Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and a group of 24 bipartisan senators in pressing the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission (FERC) to act on vital energy infrastructure projects by reviewing, without further delay, the 14 natural gas pipeline infrastructure projects that are currently pending before FERC. In the letter to the FERC chairman and commissioners, the senators also outlined the importance of reviewing the projects using current FERC gui… Continue Reading

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