Press Releases

02.24.15

Cassidy Blasts Obama’s Keystone Veto

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement after President Obama vetoed legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline: “The president's Keystone XL Pipeline veto shows his allegiance to his supporters, not the American people. He vetoed more than 40,000 direct and indirect jobs that the American people want created. He ignored the 60 percent of Americans who want the pipeline built. Keystone could save workers’ lives because transporting oil by p… Continue Reading


02.19.15

Louisiana Delegation Invites General To Discuss Fort Polk Combat Reductions

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, David Vitter and U.S. Representatives John Fleming, Charles Boustany, Steve Scalise, Cedric Richmond, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves are urging Brigadier General Roger L. Cloutier to attend the upcoming Army Listening Session at Fort Polk on March 3, 2015 to discuss the Army’s ongoing active-duty Brigade Combat Team reductions. The Louisiana delegation would also welcome the opportunity to meet with General Cloutier in the coming weeks to discuss Army force structure… Continue Reading


02.18.15

Cassidy Introduces Bill To Help Veterans Gain EMT Licenses

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. introduced the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2015 to help states streamline their certification requirements for veterans with military emergency medical technician (EMT) training who are looking to pursue a career as an EMT following their military service. It will provide demonstration grants to states that work to simplify the EMT certification process for veterans. It will allow veterans to avoid duplicating their medical training. … Continue Reading


02.12.15

Cassidy To Chair Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy announced he will be Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. He will serve on the following subcommittees: Energy and Natural Resources Committee National Parks, Chairman Energy Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Primary Health and Aging Children and Families Employment and Workplace Safety Appropriations Hom… Continue Reading


02.12.15

Cassidy Announces More Than $7 Million In Hurricane Recovery Grants

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy announced more than $7 million in Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grants for hurricane recovery efforts in Louisiana. FEMA will award the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) $6,185,028.72 for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, and Jefferson Parish will receive $1,261,861.43 to account for a water distribution system that was damaged during Hurricane Isaac. Dr. Cassidy is a member of the Senate Appropriations Commi… Continue Reading


02.12.15

A Better Vision of Healthcare

A Better Vision Of Healthcare By Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) The Hill Obamacare is crushing the middle class. Since the law passed, Americans have seen double-digit health insurance premium hikes, increased deductibles and cost sharing, and many lost the insurance plan and doctors they were promised they could keep. Obamacare has given us a system that costs more, and provides less. At the same time, employer mandates have stymied job creation, led to full time employees beco… Continue Reading


02.06.15

Cassidy, Cochran, Vitter, Cornyn, Isakson, Wicker, Blunt, Boozman Press For Answers On Flood Risk Executive Action

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. joined Senators Thad Cochran (R-MS), David Vitter (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and John Boozman (R-AR) to press the President to provide information on an executive order to change the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) to account for uncertainties associated with climate change. The issuance of the executive order challenged a provision in the FY2015 Consolidated and Further Continuing App… Continue Reading


02.04.15

Cassidy, Rubio: No Obamacare Insurance Company Bailout

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced the Taxpayer Bailout Protection Act to prevent a taxpayer-funded bailout of insurance companies under Obamacare. This legislation mandates that payments under the risk corridor program, the mechanism by which payments to insurance companies would be made, must be revenue neutral. This will ensure no taxpayer dollars can be used to cover money lost to insurance companies. Original legislation introduced in the U.S. House o… Continue Reading


02.03.15

Cassidy Praises Passage of Clay Hunt Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. applauded the U.S. Senate for passing the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act. This will seek to improve mental health support services and reduce the number of veteran suicides by providing greater oversight of treatment and expansion of successful strategies. Dr. Cassidy released the following statement: “As a doctor, I know that with proper treatment and support we can help prevent veterans’ suicide. This is a step forward in help… Continue Reading


02.02.15

Cassidy: Hands-Off GOMESA

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. denounced the president’s proposal to strip Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states of revenue promised by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). The president’s Fiscal Year 2016 proposed budget would redirect the distribution of revenue payments from Gulf Coast states. Dr. Cassidy released the following statement: “The president’s proposal is a blueprint. A deeply flawed blueprint. The Senate Appropriations Committee finances the budget and the Sena… Continue Reading


01.30.15

Cassidy Applauds Senate Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. applauded the passage of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Dr. Cassidy is a co-lead author of the bill. Dr. Cassidy offered the following statement: “We have been fighting to get the Keystone XL Pipeline approved and built for more than 6 years. Today is a step in the right direction. I hope the President joins the majority of Americans who want this pipeline and other energy infrastructure projects built by signing this bill into law. America, and… Continue Reading


01.30.15

Cassidy Reintroduces EGO Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. introduced the Eliminating Government-Funded Oil-Painting (EGO) Act in the U.S. Senate. First introduced in the House of Representatives in April 2013, the EGO Act bans taxpayer funds from being used for oil paintings for the President, Vice President, Cabinet members and Members of Congress. These portraits can often cost $20,000-$40,000. The EGO Act was included in the omnibus spending bills for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015. Dr. Cassidy offered the follow… Continue Reading


01.29.15

Cassidy Announces Appropriations, HELP Subcommittees

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. announced he will serve on the following subcommittees: Appropriations Homeland Security Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Primary Health and Aging Children and Families Employme… Continue Reading


01.29.15

Cassidy, Peters Introduce Bill to Stop Human Trafficking

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced the Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015, a bill to help medical professionals identify and stop human trafficking. This bill, which is cosponsored by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), will provide for the development and dissemination of evidence-based best practices for health care professionals to recognize victims of trafficking and respond effectively. Representatives Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Debbie Wasserman S… Continue Reading


01.26.15

Cassidy Statement on Proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., commented on the Obama administration’s proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022: “Listening to Congress and opening parts of the Atlantic is a step in the right direction from an administration that has taken a thousand steps backwards. The Gulf of Mexico has rich natural resources. The five-year leasing proposal would decrease lease sales in the Gulf, failing to utilize these resources. “The President’s oppo… Continue Reading


01.20.15

Cassidy Statement on SOTU Expectations

Good Morning- If you are covering State of the Union expectations, please consider the following statement from Dr. Bill Cassidy: “Middle class Americans are struggling. They need better jobs with better benefits. For some, health insurance premiums have increased as much as 250% - that's not acceptable. I hope the president will work with Congress, and not against us. We must work for these better jobs and address these issues, including making health insurance affordable.” -Se… Continue Reading


01.14.15

Cassidy, Vitter Announce More Than $7 Million for Baton Rouge Metro Airport

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and David Vitter announced that the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BRMA) in Louisiana will receive $7,328,254 in federal and state grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The improvements are estimated to create 249 construction jobs and improve the airport’s operations and safety. “These grants are a win-win. They will create more than 200 jobs in the Baton Rouge area and improve the safety of pass… Continue Reading


01.13.15

Cassidy, Heller Look to Protect Workers from Obama’s Energy Regulations

Today, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced the Energy Consumers Relief Act to protect workers and consumers from the consequences of costly EPA regulations. This bill would ensure greater transparency and review of the EPA’s billion-dollar energy rules. It requires the EPA to submit a report to Congress detailing certain cost, benefit, energy price and job impacts before the EPA finalizes any new energy-related rules estimated to cost more than $1 billion. Th… Continue Reading


01.12.15

Cassidy Begins Health Care Agenda Rollout

Today, Senator Bill Cassidy introduced the No Obamacare Mandate Act and The Employee Health Care Protection Act to start moving forward on repealing Obamacare and replacing it with patient-centered solutions for Americans. These are Dr. Cassidy’s first legislative bills introduced as a U.S Senator. He is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. No Obamacare Mandate Act Repeals the medical device tax, the employer mandate, and the individual mandate.… Continue Reading


01.12.15

Cassidy: We Have Common Ground On Keystone

Today, Senator Bill Cassidy urged the U.S. Senate to work together to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. It was Dr. Cassidy’s first floor speech as a U.S. Senator. He a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Watch his remarks here and see excerpts below: "…Approving this pipeline is not the final step in this independence but it is a next step. It's a good step. And the case for approving this pipeline and other energy infrastructure projects is clear. … I truly believ… Continue Reading

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