Press Releases

10.20.15

Cassidy Votes to Stop Illegal Criminals

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) voted to stop the release of criminal illegal immigrants by eliminating federal funding supporting sanctuary cities. These cities harbor illegal criminals who are in the U.S. committing further crimes or repeatedly entering the U.S. after being deported. Orleans and Lafayette parishes are sanctuary cities. Dr. Cassidy released the following statement: "Louisiana families want our cities to be safe and our immigration laws to be enforced. We've seen what … Continue Reading


10.16.15

Cassidy: Common Core and PARCC Assessment Wrong for Students with Dyslexia

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. chaired two Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge this week. The hearings follow the passage of a bipartisan resolution in the U.S. Senate designating October 2015 as "National Dyslexia Awareness Month," recognizing that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed. The Resolution, S. Res. 275, can be read here. Sen. Cassidy released a statement about the Co… Continue Reading


10.14.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Events on Thursday and Friday in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. be holding events in the Baton Rouge area on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16. Details on the events can be found below: Thursday, October 15 WHAT: Media Availability After Tour of Crisis Center of Baton Rouge WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2015 10:50 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Crisis Center of Baton Rouge 4837 Revere Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70808 … Continue Reading


10.14.15

ICYMI: Cassidy Hosts U.S. Senate Education Hearings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge on Dyslexia

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. chaired two Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge yesterday. Dr. Cassidy was joined by six witnesses and Dr. Bennett Shaywitz and Dr. Sally Shaywitz of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity by video conference. The hearings follow the passage of a bipartisan resolution in the U.S. Senate designating October 2015 as "National Dyslexia Awareness Month," recognizing that dyslexia has significant … Continue Reading


10.13.15

ICYMI: Planned Parenthood's defense of using fetal organs to 'treat and cure' is a sham

In the wake of videos exposing its involvement in trading fetal organs, Planned Parenthood has resorted to a "silver lining" defense. The taking of brains, hearts, lungs and livers from the unborn, even the delivery of intact fetal bodies to commercial middlemen, is hailed as a valid scientific procedure. The words "treat and cure" are used. Proponents of using fetal body parts from induced abortion claim three areas of medical research need harvested tissue: transplanta… Continue Reading


10.09.15

Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Resolution Designating October 10th As "World Mental Health Day"

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), co-authors of the Mental Health Reform Act, introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing October 10th as "World Mental Health Day." The resolution brings light to the importance of mental health services and initiatives that are largely overlooked. "Whenever I speak of mental health, all heads nod yes. It's non-partisan, it cuts across all social demographics, everyone knows someone who is affected by mental illness,… Continue Reading


10.08.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Senate Education Hearings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge on Tuesday

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. The hearings follow the passage of a bipartisan resolution in the U.S. Senate designating October 2015 as "National Dyslexia Awareness Month… Continue Reading


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

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