Press Releases

11.10.17

Cassidy-Senate Tax Reform Bill Will Grow Our Economy, Cut Taxes for Louisiana's Working Families

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement today after the committee unveiled its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes and reform the federal tax code to make it more simple and more fair. "You deserve to keep more of your own money. This plan will cut taxes for working families in Louisiana, grow our economy, and help keep American jobs from moving overseas," said Dr. Cassidy. "We've wo… Continue Reading


11.09.17

VIDEO: Cassidy Makes the Case for Tax Reform on the Senate Floor

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today as the committee prepared to unveil its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that would cut taxes and reform the federal tax code to make it more simple and more fair. A full transcript of Cassidy’s remarks is below. Broadcast quality video for TV stations can be downloaded here. CASSIDY: Let me begin by saying, the achievement of this tax proposal is not ab… Continue Reading


11.08.17

Cassidy Applauds Committee Passage of Bill to Stop Sex Trafficking

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today applauded the Senate Commerce Committee's passage of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693), bipartisan legislation he cosponsored that would help ensure justice for victims of sex trafficking, and allow websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking to be held responsible. "Websites that help sex traffickers should be shut down," said Dr. Cassidy. "The goal of this bill is to keep the innocent from being exploited by terrible people.… Continue Reading


11.07.17

Cassidy Introduces Bill To Prevent Terrorist Attacks Involving Vehicles

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced the Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act (S. 2077), legislation aimed at preventing terrorists from using vehicles to attack Americans. "With radical Islamic terrorists and other extremists seeking new ways to harm Americans, it's important the Department of Homeland Security does a thorough job combating threats," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill will help give Congress the information it needs to guard against terrorist attacks involving vehicles… Continue Reading


11.06.17

Cassidy Assesses Hurricane Recovery Efforts in U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Yesterday and today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined other members of Congress and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to assess hurricane damage and the ongoing recovery efforts. "Local officials, FEMA and the Trump Administration have made good progress on relief and recovery efforts, but there is still more left to do," said Dr. Cassidy. "Following similar disasters, Louisiana has experienced the generosity o… Continue Reading


11.03.17

Cassidy Welcomes Progress on NFIP Reauthorization

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement today after U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced an agreement to improve and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): "I thank Whip Scalise and Chairman Hensarling for making progress towards a comprehensive, long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. This is a step in the right direction. I wi… Continue Reading


11.02.17

Cassidy Statement on House Tax Reform Plan

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement following the release of the House tax reform plan. "This is an important step forward in our effort to reform the outdated tax code," said Dr. Cassidy. "I will continue to work with my Senate colleagues, as a member of the Finance Committee, to ensure we bring tax relief to working families."… Continue Reading


11.01.17

ICYMI: Cassidy Introduces Terry Doughty to Senate Committee on the Judiciary

This morning, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) introduced Western District of Louisiana Judicial Nominee Terry Doughty at today's Senate Committee on the Judiciary Nomination Hearing. The nomination is for the Western District of Louisiana Judgeship based in Monroe, Louisiana. Judge Doughty has served as the Division A Judge in the Fifth Judicial District in Louisiana since 2008. He earned his bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University and his law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law S… Continue Reading


11.01.17

Cassidy on President Trump’s US Attorney Nomination

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement on President Trump's nomination of Brandon Fremin to be the next US Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. The Middle District appointee oversees nine parishes and is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "Brandon Fremin is an excellent choice to serve as US Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. Brandon served his country as a marine, I anticipate him taking the same intensity to this job." said Dr. Cassidy. "He will s… Continue Reading


10.31.17

Media Advisory: Cassidy to Introduce Judicial Nominee During Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Tomorrow, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) will introduce Judge Terry Doughty during the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing regarding Doughty's nomination to serve on the Western Louisiana District. President Trump nominated Judge Terry Doughty for judgeship on the Western Louisiana District. Judge Doughty currently serves as a Division A Judge of the Fifth Judicial District in Louisiana. Judge Doughty attended Louisiana Tech University (B.S.) and Louisiana State University (J.D.). WHO… Continue Reading


10.27.17

Cassidy Letter Requesting Disaster Funding Information

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), along with nine other senators, sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), asking for each federal agency's request for the next supplemental disaster appropriations bill. Each federal agency was instructed to provide OMB with this information. The Senators request the same information in order to identify gaps in data and ensure funding is efficiently delivered to Americans impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the decla… Continue Reading


10.27.17

Cassidy, Cornyn in Forbes: Tax Reform To Fuel Economic Growth

US Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and John Cornyn (R-TX), members of the Senate Finance Committee, authored the following op-ed in Forbes addressing how revamping our tax system would impact the energy sector: 'Smart, pro-growth tax reform will expand U.S. investment, increase jobs and wages, and leave more money in taxpayers' pockets.' 'We can achieve tax reform without resorting to Obama-era offsets that target energy producers - ill-conceived ideas that would raise the cost of energy i… Continue Reading


10.26.17

Cassidy Announces Senate Passage of Bipartisan Emergency Medical Services Bill

US Senator Bill Cassidy, (R-LA) announced the passage of the Protecting Patients Access to Emergency Medications Act, in the US Senate. Senator Cassidy coauthored this bipartisan legislation with US Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). This act would ensure emergency medical service (EMS) professionals have the ability to provide life-saving drugs in the event of a medical emergency. The bill now awaits a vote in the US House of Representatives. "During a medical emergency, the ability to quickly … Continue Reading


10.25.17

Cassidy Attends Department of Education, Dyslexia Roundtable

Today, as part of National Dyslexia Awareness Month, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) attended a dyslexia roundtable hosted by US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The roundtable included parents and advocates, as well as Dr. Laura Cassidy, to discuss how the Department of Education can best serve children with dyslexia. "One in five Americans has dyslexia. With universal screening in kindergarten and first grade, and proper evidence based instruction, each student can have what they nee… Continue Reading


10.24.17

Cassidy on Largest Oil & Gas Lease Sale in US History

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement on the largest ever proposed oil and gas lease sale in United States history. The Department of the Interior's proposal includes 76,967,935 acres in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico, off the shore of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. "President Trump and his administration are following through on their promise to end the war on American energy," said Dr. Cassidy. "Investing in energy creates better jobs wi… Continue Reading


10.20.17

Cassidy On Passage of FY2018 Budget

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement on the Passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget in the Senate. "Pleased the Senate took this key step in moving tax reform forward," said Dr. Cassidy. "Next step will be working with colleagues on the Finance Committee to produce a bill that gives tax relief to working families and helps accelerate our country's economic growth."… Continue Reading


10.19.17

GRAHAM AND CASSIDY ISSUE STATEMENT ON ALEXANDER MURRAY HEALTH CARE DEAL

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) today released this statement on the short-term health care stabilization deal brokered by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Washington). "Senators Alexander and Murray have worked hard to bring all sides to the table and we appreciate their efforts. We believe we need a package which stabilizes the market in the sh… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Cassidy Speaks on Loss of Lieutenant Patrick L. Ruth

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor to offer his prayers and support for the family of Lieutenant Patrick L. Ruth. Lieutenant Ruth died during a training mission Sunday, October 1st, 2017. He was a member of the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps at Tulane University. Ruth was commissioned in 2008. He was a native of Metairie, Louisiana. To watch the full speech, click here. Remarks as delivered below: On Sunday, October 1st, United States Naval Avia… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Cassidy Files Health Care Amendments With GOP Congressional Budget Resolution and Tax Reform

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) filed amendments to H.Con.Res.71. These amendments will receive a vote on the senate floor tonight during the US Senate's vote-a-rama before a final passage on the budget resolution. Read more about the amendments below: TAM17J25 - Creates a deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation to increase access to, and expand the use of health savings accounts (Cosponsor- Carper) HSA's increase consumerism in the health care market, incentivizing pat… Continue Reading


10.18.17

Cassidy, Rubio Introduce Legislation to Expedite LNG Export Approval

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Small Scale LNG Access Act (S.1981) to expedite the approval of exports of natural gas equal to or less than 51.1 billion cubic feet per year. These exports would be deemed consistent with the public interest and granted without modification or delay. On September 1st, the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed a rule (RIN 19001-AB43) to expedite the approval of small-scale exports of natural gas. As stated by DO… Continue Reading

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