Press Releases

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


09.15.15

Cassidy Statement for House Natural Resources Committee Hearing in New Orleans

Thank you Chairman Bishop and Members of the House Natural Resources Committee for holding this field hearing today in Louisiana and bringing greater attention to the energy production and economic growth occurring along the Gulf Coast. Energy activities in coastal Gulf States and adjacent offshore waters have produced billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas. Domestic energy production is critical for our country's energy independence and security. Every barrel … Continue Reading


09.15.15

ICYMI: Cassidy, Vitter Testify at New Orleans Energy Hearing

METAIRIE - U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. and David Vitter joined U.S. Representatives Garret Graves and John Fleming at a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources Hearing: The Impacts of Federal Policies on Energy Production and Economic Growth in the Gulf in New Orleans. See excerpts from Dr. Cassidy's and Senator Vitter's remarks below: Dr. Cassidy: "…Domestic energy production is critical for our country's energy independence and security. Every barrel of oil… Continue Reading


09.11.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Events on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday in South Louisiana

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy will be holding or attending events in South Louisiana on Saturday, September 12 through Tuesday, September 15. Events include Service Academy Day, a panel discussion on LNG exports, a media availability on health care and an energy field hearing with Senator Vitter. Details on all events are below: Saturday, September 12 WHO: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy and Representative Garret Graves, with the offices of Senator David Vitt… Continue Reading


09.09.15

Cassidy Disappointed in Senate Democrats’ Support of Iran Deal

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement on news that the president has secured enough support from Senate Democrats that will allow him to protect his deal with Iran: America's safety and security should never be compromised. The Supreme Leader of Iran recently said that Iran feels free to pursue the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles once this agreement is made. There can only be one target Iran is thinking of for these missiles, and that is the United … Continue Reading


09.08.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Sens. Cassidy, Vitter & Reps. Graves, Richmond To Host Service Academy Day in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will join U.S. Senator David Vitter, Representative Garret Graves and Representative Cedric Richmond to host Service Academy Day on Saturday, September 12, 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. "Servi… Continue Reading


08.31.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy to Address Bossier Chamber, Tour Shreveport Job Corps

SHREVEPORT - On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will address the Caddo/Bossier Chamber of Commerce and tour the Shreveport Job Corps. Details on both events are below: WHAT: Address Caddo/Bossier Chamber of Commerce WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 7:30 to 9:00 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn 2015 Old Minden Road Bossier City, LA 71111… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Cassidy to Join Obama, Bush For 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Events

METAIRIE -U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will be participating in several events in remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, beginning tomorrow with greeting President Obama upon his arrival in Louisiana. He will also be joining President George W. Bush on Friday. Details are below. Dr. Cassidy released the following statement: "On this anniversary, we reflect not only on the past, but look forward to Louisiana's bright future. The people affected by Hurricane Katrina, a… Continue Reading


08.24.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy to Visit Habitat for Humanity Site, Address West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce

BATON ROUGE - On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will visit a house building site with Habitat for Humanity and speak before the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce earlier in the day. Details on both events are below: WHAT: Address West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Luncheon WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M. (CST) WHERE: … Continue Reading


08.21.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Hosts Town Halls in Zachary, Felicianas on Monday

BATON ROUGE - On Monday, August 24, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will host Town Hall Meetings in East Baton Rouge (Zachary), East Feliciana and West Feliciana Parishes. Details on events are below: WHAT: Host East Baton Rouge Parish (Zachary) Town Hall Meeting WHEN: Monday, August 24, 2015 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Oakwood Village Assisted Living 4400 Mc… Continue Reading


08.17.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Events in Baton Rouge, Walker on Tuesday

BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will address the Gulf Coast Power Association Regional Meeting and host a town hall in Livingston Parish. Details on both events are below: WHAT: Address Gulf Coast Power Association Regional Meeting WHEN: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. (CST) WHERE: LSU Center for Energy Studies Lo… Continue Reading


08.14.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Events in Convent, Thibodaux on Monday

BATON ROUGE - On Monday, August 17, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will host a Town Hall Meeting in St. James Parish and address the Bayou Industrial Group in Thibodaux. Details on both events are below: WHAT: Host St. James Parish Town Hall Meeting WHEN: Monday, August 17, 2015 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. (CST) WHERE: St. James Courthouse 5800 Louisiana Highway 44 (River… Continue Reading


08.11.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Events in West Monroe, Alexandria and Opelousas on Thursday

BATON ROUGE - On Thursday, August 13, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will address the Home Builders Association of Northeast Louisiana and the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. He will also hold a town hall meeting in Opelousas. The town hall is open to the public, and Senator Cassidy will take questions and discuss issues important to Louisiana. Details on all events are below: WHAT: Address Home Builders Association of Northeast Louisiana … Continue Reading


08.10.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy to Hold Events in Monroe on Wednesday

MONROE - On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will address the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Monroe Regional Office. WHAT: Address Monroe Chamber of Commerce Lunch WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. (CST) WHERE: 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Conference Hall Monroe, LA 71201 RSVP Please RSVP to Shawn Hanscom at Shawn_Hanscom@cassidy.senate.gov WHAT: Monr… Continue Reading

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