Press Releases


Cassidy Announces Louisiana Expected to Receive $111.5 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill for Orphan Well Restoration

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) will allocate to Louisiana $47,396,249 in Phase One formula funding and initial grants from Cassidy's bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to plug and restore orphaned oil and gas wells. Louisiana is expected to receive a total of $111,449,520 in funding from the IIJA for orphan wells. Louisiana could also be eligible to receive further funding through the bipartisan infrastructur… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Baldwin Introduce Bipartisan Tracking Pathogens Act to Prepare for Future Pandemics, Identify Emerging Threats

Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the bipartisan Tracking Pathogens Act to enhance the United States' ability to prepare for future pandemics and strengthen our nation's efforts to identify new viral threats through genetic surveillance and genomic sequencing. Through genomic sequencing, the United States has been able to identify, survey, and understand emerging variants of the novel coronavirus, as well as other pathogens. National sequence-based surveillan… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $1 Million for Lake Charles Airport

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant the Lake Charles Regional Airport $1,000,000 to construct new terminal departure and arrival area canopies to provide shelter for passengers. This funding is a result of the Bipartisan CARES Act, passed in March of 2020. "A good airport is a city's first impression to potential investors and job creators," said Dr. Cassidy. "This project will benefit the Lake Charles region and help br… Continue Reading


Cassidy Delivers: Senator Releases List of 2021 Legislative Accomplishments

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a list of his top accomplishments in 2021. This past year was full of meaningful legislation and achievements, including passing the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signing two bills to lower prescription drug costs into law, and putting an end to surprise medical billing. "I was elected to work for the people of Louisiana, the state and the United States," said Dr. Cassidy. "These accomplishments reflect my commitment to this res… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Scott, Colleagues Demand Transparency on Afghanistan Withdrawal

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rick Scott (R-FL), and 16 colleagues urged the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to make their hearing on the Afghanistan withdrawal available to the public. Next week's scheduled joint hearing, involving Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, is closed to the public due to the classified nature of the withdrawal. "President Biden's misguided and dangerous decisions in his botched… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Urge UNICEF to Protect Cuban Children

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) urged the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to prioritize the protection of at least 45 Cuban children who were unreasonably jailed and prosecuted as a result of the July 2021 protests for democracy. "We believe that the situation in Cuba warrants the full attention and condemnation of the international community," wrote the senators. "Cuban authorities must know that their brazen acts … Continue Reading


Cassidy Op-Ed: The Real Price of “Made in China”

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed in Newsweek spotlighting the consequences of treating China as a good-faith partner in the global economy. Cassidy calls on the United States and our allies to hold China for its detrimental conduct and to oppose its slave-based business model. "The world is learning that when we do business with China, the cost of a good is more than what is on its price tag. The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) flagrant human rights abuses, undermining … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Scott, Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and others introduced a resolution officially marking January 23 through January 29, 2022 as National School Choice Week. "A child's zip code should not prevent them from receiving a quality education," said Dr. Cassidy. "All families should be able to choose the school that best fits their child's needs. School choice empowers parents and gives them a voice." "The pandemic has highlighted the challenges many… Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks at Louisiana Life March South

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined people from across the state at the Louisiana Life March South to advocate for the unborn. Cassidy thanked attendees for their efforts and reiterated his support for life. "It is cold outside, but there is a warmth here for mamas and their babies," said Dr. Cassidy. "Thank you for changing our culture so life is more valued. There will be a child alive in the future because of you." Cassidy was welcomed by Benjamin Clapper, … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Scott Lead Effort to Protect Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Scott (R-SC) led a group of more than 90 lawmakers condemning the Department Health and Human Services' (HHS) recent reversal of protections for faith-based adoption and foster care agencies. "Faith-based child welfare providers perform vital services for hundreds of thousands of foster children nationwide and are often the best at finding forever homes for children in need," wrote the lawmakers. "Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, you… Continue Reading


Cassidy Op-Ed: U.S. Needs New Path to Lead on Climate Policy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed on Fox News marking the one year anniversary of the Biden administration canceling the Keystone XL pipeline and explaining how the U.S. needs to reimagine its approach to energy and climate policy. Cassidy laid out a path for America to lead on environmental issues without sacrificing national security interests and sending gas prices soaring. "One year ago this week, President Biden took office and immediately canceled the Keystone XL p… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Coons, Murkowski Unveil Landmark Bipartisan Climate Resilience Legislation

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act (NCARS), a bipartisan bill to streamline the federal response to climate hazards that threaten human health and well-being, critical infrastructure, and natural systems. This bill follows Louisiana's success in implementing the Coastal Master Plan. "Louisiana loses a football field of land every hour due to coastal erosion and is under the… Continue Reading


Cassidy: Democrats’ Election Bill is a Power Grab, Distraction from Real Crises

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following his opposition to the Democrats' federal power grab masquerading as an election reform bill. The legislation restricts states' ability to conduct elections, removes commonsense voter ID laws, and funnels taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns. "This effort isn't about protecting the right to vote, it's about Democrats wanting to federalize elections to their advantage. The president chooses to vilify Red states like Geo… Continue Reading


Cassidy Delivers Blistering Speech on Democrats' Partisan Election Reform Push

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the U.S. Senate floor condemning Democrats' partisan attempt to federalize elections and destroy the Senate rules to enact their unpopular agenda. Democrats' legislation restricts states' ability to conduct elections, removes commonsense voter ID laws, and funnels taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns. "The Democrats are attempting a federal takeover of our elections," said Dr. Cassidy. "The fact i… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $643.4M from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill for Louisiana Coastal, Waterway and Flood Projects AND $2B in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Army Corps of Engineers will allocate Louisiana $643,360,450 in funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for 21 coastal, waterway and flood projects including $378,516,450 for the construction of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection System, $125,000,000 for Southwest Coastal Louisiana Hurricane Protection and $52,989,000 for the Atchafalaya Basin. Cassidy was a key architect of the law and helped… Continue Reading


Cassidy: A Bridge is Coming to a River Near You

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the announcement that the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) plans to provide $26.5 billion to states to repair bridges and infrastructure through the Bridge Formula Program. This funding was made possible by Cassidy's bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that passed last year. Louisiana will receive approximately $1 billion over five years, including $202.6 million this fiscal year. "Our bridges have been i… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $3.98 Million for HIV Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will grant the City of Baton Rouge $1,487,305 and the City of New Orleans $2,494,803 in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants to fund emergency HIV relief. The Ryan White Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations. "As a doctor treatin… Continue Reading


Cassidy: Parents Who Care About Their Children’s Education are Not “Domestic Terrorists”

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and 24 Republican colleagues today demanded answers from the U.S. Department of Education on reports that it played a role in creating a letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) calling concerned parents "domestic terrorists." "Parents are not 'domestic terrorists' and it is appalling that anyone would suggest that exercising the constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and assembly would be characterized as a thr… Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes to Support Sanctions on Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following his vote to pass legislation sponsored by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to sanction the Russian Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline in Europe. "Why is President Biden helping Russia develop this pipeline as they threaten to invade our ally, Ukraine? He would rather Europeans buy Russian natural gas through Nord Stream 2 than Louisiana natural gas," said Dr. Cassidy. "Shipping cleaner American natural gas is better for Louisiana… Continue Reading


Cassidy Applauds Supreme Court Decision Blocking Biden Vaccine Mandate on Private Businesses

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to block President Biden's vaccine mandate on private businesses. The mandate through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) would have required employers with over 100 employees to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing. "Today's ruling rejects federal government overreach. It is a win for personal liberties and the 80 million Ame… Continue Reading

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