Press Releases

10.08.15

Cassidy, Mikulski Dyslexia Resolution Passes Senate by Unanimous Consent

The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution by unanimous consent designating October 2015 as "National Dyslexia Awareness Month," recognizing that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed. The resolution, introduced by Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), is supported by all 50 states of Decoding Dyslexia, Dyslexic Advantage, International Dyslexia Association, Learning Ally, Louisiana Key Academy, National Center for Learning Disabil… Continue Reading


10.07.15

Energy Secretary Moniz Agrees with Cassidy: Louisiana's Coastline is Critical to America's Energy System

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. questioned U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the administration's plan to take away Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) money that is promised to Louisiana for coastal restoration. Watch the committee video here and read excerpts below: CASSIDY: …Would you agree that we should take whatever steps we can to make Louisiana's coastline more resilient? So that as these LNG expor… Continue Reading


10.06.15

Cassidy, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Health IT Systems

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen accountability and improve transparency in health information technology (IT) systems. The Transparent Ratings on Usability and Security to Transform Information Technology (TRUST IT) Act of 2015 would help ensure that certified health IT systems are performing as promised in the field, and establish a rating system that will enable consumers to compare different products based o… Continue Reading


10.06.15

Cassidy, Senators Call for Investigation of Planned Parenthood Tissue Practices

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and 33 fellow senators to call for a full audit of all fetal research supported by HHS to determine whether there have been violations of the law and how the agency verifies compliance. Originally stemming from videos showcasing the Planned Parenthood Federation of America's potential violations of federal law, the audit would specifically examine the Department's oversight of contractor and grantee compliance with law… Continue Reading


10.05.15

Louisiana Delegation Requests Extension for REAL ID Implementation

Today, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D., Sen. David Vitter, Rep. Ralph Abraham, Rep. Charles Boustany, Rep. Cedric Richmond and Rep. Garret Graves sent a letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), requesting an extended deadline for Louisiana to be in compliance with the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005. "It has become apparent that the State of Louisiana will not be fully compliant in time for the October 10, 2015 deadline, when REAL ID-valid identificati… Continue Reading


10.05.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Announces Satellite Office Hours

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will hold staff satellite hours in parishes throughout Louisiana from October 6 to 15. Residents can meet with members of Dr. Cassidy's staff to discuss issues or difficulties they may have with federal government agencies, including obtaining Social Security, Medicare and veterans' benefits. ST. LANDRY PARISH OFFICE HOURS WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Krotz Springs Town Hall, Cou… Continue Reading


10.02.15

Cassidy, Mikulski Introduce Dyslexia Resolution

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating October 2015 as "National Dyslexia Awareness Month," recognizing that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed. The resolution is supported by all 50 states of Decoding Dyslexia, Dyslexic Advantage, International Dyslexia Association, Learning Ally, Louisiana Key Academy, National Center for Learning Disabilities, The Odyssey School and the Yale Cent… Continue Reading


10.01.15

Cassidy Comments on EPA Ozone Mandates

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the Obama administration announced it tightened the national ozone standard to 70 parts per billion: Louisiana's energy industry is pro-development, pro-business and pro-environment. Case in point- there's more than a hundred billion dollars worth of manufacturing and development projects invested in Louisiana, and air pollution has been reduced by 68 percent since 1970. Lowering the ozone standard further threatens m… Continue Reading


10.01.15

Cassidy Stands Up for Military and Veterans

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. delivered remarks on the bipartisan Military Construction Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations bill that President Obama recently threatened to veto. Watch the video here and read excerpts below: "…I start by saying this: 3601 Gerstner Memorial Parkway, Lake Charles, Louisiana. "This is the location for the new Lake Charles VA Clinic. A clinic that has taken 13 years to get approved. A clinic that has seen delay after delay, costing vet… Continue Reading


10.01.15

Cassidy Remarks on Funding for Military and Veterans

I wish to speak on the Military Construction Veteran's Affairs Appropriations bill that is now being considered, and I start by saying this: 3601 Gerstner Memorial Parkway, Lake Charles, Louisiana. This is the location for the new Lake Charles VA Clinic. A clinic that has taken 13 years to get approved. A clinic that has seen delay after delay, costing veterans access to quality health care. A clinic still waiting to be built. This is a picture of the current facility in Lake Charles where vet… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Save The Date: U.S. Senate Education Hearing in New Orleans and Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will chair two Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The hearing in New Orleans is titled Developmental Perspective on Testing for Dyslexia, and the hearing in Baton Rouge is titled Educational Milestones of Dyslexia. Details can be found below: NEW ORLEANS HEARING WHEN: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 10:00 A.M. CST WHERE: Homer L… Continue Reading


09.26.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Sens. Cassidy, Vitter & Reps. Abraham, Fleming To Host Service Academy Day in Alexendria

ALEXANDRIA - The offices of U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., Senator David Vitter, Representative Ralph Abraham and Representative John Fleming will host Service Academy Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The Congressmen have invited representatives from the Military, Air Force, Naval, Merchant Marine and Coast Guard Academies to participate. Representatives will be on hand to explain the nomination process to potential applicants and the requirements for applying to each academy. "America's … Continue Reading


09.25.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Announces Satellite Office Hours Next Week

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will hold staff satellite hours in parishes throughout Louisiana from September 29 to 30. Residents can meet with members of Dr. Cassidy's staff to discuss issues or difficulties they may have with federal government agencies, including obtaining Social Security, Medicare and veterans' benefits. LOWER JEFFERSON PARISH OFFICE HOURS WHEN: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Jean Lafitte Town… Continue Reading


09.25.15

Cassidy Statement on Speaker Boehner's Retirement

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement after House Speaker John Boehner announced he would retire at the end of October: "The House of Representatives is the People's House, and Speaker John Boehner embodied what the People's Speaker should be. He worked across party lines to get things done. He fought back against an administration whose policies hurt Louisiana families. He listened to and respected those who disagreed with him, including myself at times. May God ble… Continue Reading


09.24.15

Cassidy Reflects on the Pope's Address to Congress

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement reflecting on the Pope's address to Congress: "Pope Francis spoke with humility, challenging the United States to continue to be the country of the American Dream, to care for those in need and to strive for the common good." Dr. Cassidy was joined by John Serio. A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Serio is Principal and President at Archbishop Chapelle High School. He released the following statement: "I was Principal at a Cat… Continue Reading


09.22.15

Cassidy Votes to Defend Life

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released a video message after voting for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortion after 20 weeks. Watch the video here and read his message below: "Hello. I'm Louisiana's Senator, Dr. Bill Cassidy. Proud to be Senator for the most pro-life state. "Every life is precious, and we must keep working to protect every unborn life. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a step in this direction. "This legislation protects life … Continue Reading


09.17.15

Cassidy, Vitter Announce More Than $21 Million for New Orleans Airport, $2 Million for Acadiana Airport

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. and David Vitter announced that the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport will receive more than $21 million and the Acadiana Regional Airport will receive more than $2 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). "These grants will improve the safety and efficiency of our airports-a win for passengers and workers,"said Dr. Cassidy. "Our airports connect Louisiana produc… Continue Reading


09.17.15

Cassidy, Casey Introduce Legislation to Boost Lifesaving Treatments For At Risk Newborns

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced thePromoting Life Saving New Therapies for Neonates Act of 2015 to increase the amount of life-saving treatments available for at risk newborns. This legislation looks to spur innovation for new neonatal drug therapies, improve outcomes for devastating neonatal conditions and give our most vulnerable children the chance to become healthy. "Many of us know a child who was born prematurely, or a family whose child was born si… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Cassidy: Americans Expect A Better Iran Deal

"I ask my Democrat colleagues to not have such low expectations of the president and to demand a better deal for the American people." WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. delivered remarks on why Americans deserve and expect a better deal with Iran. He also called attention to the irony that the President and his supporters failed to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, yet are supporting a deal that will allow Iran to pump an estimated 156 million more tons of CO2 per day into the en… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Remarks on President's Iran Deal

The challenge in speaking after so many others have on this Iranian Agreement is that almost every angle, Madame President, has been addressed. But the advantage is that I have been able to learn what others have to say and perhaps introduce new ideas. I am actually struck that Democrats and Republicans agree. We all agree that the Iranian agreement is flawed, that it does not achieve the objectives originally defined by President Obama and everyone is worried that the Iranians will use a p… Continue Reading

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