Press Releases

06.08.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Seersucker Day Tomorrow

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Seersucker Day Tomorrow WASHINGTON- US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD and fellow US Senators will be taking an official photo at 2pm ET tomorrow in celebration of National Seersucker Day. ** Exact time is subject to vote schedule. Will send updates throughout the day.** A part of Louisiana's heritage, the original seersucker suit was created in Louisiana. Former Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) brought the tradition to Congress in 1996, yet it was briefly discontinu… Continue Reading


06.08.16

Cassidy’s MEGABYTE Act Moves through Congress

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) applauded the passage of the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act in the US House of Representatives. Dr. Cassidy introduced the bill with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) in the US Senate in December, 2015 after the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that implementing oversight and management policies of federal software licenses saved a single agency $181 million tax dollars per year. If i… Continue Reading


06.07.16

Cassidy Applauds Passage of Chemical Safety Bill

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD released the following statement on the passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which will update the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): "Chemical safety law hasn't been changed in more than 40 years. As a physician, this is key to protecting worker's health. Senator David Vitter fought the uphill battle on this and thanks to his work, manufacturers in Louisiana and across the country will have the clarity they need t… Continue Reading


05.25.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy, Murphy Host Senate Mental Health Summit Tomorrow

WASHINGTON-US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), co-authors of the Mental Health Reform Act and members of the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, will host a Senate Mental Health Summit tomorrow featuring mental health experts, providers and advocates. The event will be livestreamed here. Cassidy and Murphy first introduced the comprehensive, bipartisan Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 in August 2015. The Senators joined forces w… Continue Reading


05.23.16

In the News: Cassidy-Sessions World’s Greatest Healthcare Bill

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD and US Representative Pete Sessions announced new bicameral legislationas an alternative to Obamacare that empowers Americans to make their own healthcare decisions without discriminatory mandates and onerous regulations. The World's Greatest Healthcare Plan will provide an affordable, predictable, competitive marketplace that will create a healthier society and a stronger economy. Read more about the bill below: Fox News: Sessions, Cassidy to introduce '… Continue Reading


05.20.16

Media Advisory: Background Briefing and Press Conference with Senator Bill Cassidy and Representative Pete Sessions on Healthcare Bill

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD and US Representative Pete Sessions will hold a joint press conference to discuss their bicameral free marketplace healthcare plan. Before the press conference, Dr. John C. Goodman and the healthcare Legislative Aids from and Senator Cassidy and Congressman Sessions' offices will hold a background briefing session to give an overview of the bill before the press conference with the Members. This plan is an alternative to Obamacare that empowers Americans to make their… Continue Reading


05.19.16

Cassidy Criticizes Obama Administration School Bathroom Guidance

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD joined 25 Republican senators in criticizing the Obama administration's decision to issue guidance for every public school regarding which bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers transgender students may use. "Deciding which bathroom, locker room, or shower transgender students should use is the kind of issue the states, parents, school boards, communities, students, and teachers should work out in a practical way with a maximum amount of respect for the individual ri… Continue Reading


05.19.16

Cassidy, Murphy, Alexander, Murray Introduce Resolution Recognizing Mental Health Month

US Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), along with US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), today introduced a Senate resolution recognizing May as Mental Health Month. Earlier this year, the senators introduced the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 to address the country's mental health crisis and help ensure Americans suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders rece… Continue Reading


05.17.16

Cassidy Comments on Zika Emergency Funding

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD released the following statement following the advancement of an emergency spending package to combat the Zika virus: "Four travel-related cases of Zika have been identified in Louisiana. Louisiana, being a Gulf State, is at high risk - we need to stop Zika in its tracks." Dr. Cassidy has consistently called on Congress to stop being reactionary and start being precautionary in dealing with public health threats. He detailed his Zika concerns in an opinion peic… Continue Reading


05.17.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy, Murphy Announce Senate Mental Health Summit

WASHINGTON-US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), co-authors of the Mental Health Reform Act and members of the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today announced they will host a Senate Mental Health Summit featuring mental health experts, providers and advocates on Thursday, May 26, 2016. "Congress must make fixing the broken mental health care system a priority before we break for the summer. With the bipartisan Mental Health Reform… Continue Reading


05.16.16

Cassidy Announces National Seersucker Day Is Thursday, June 9, 2016

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) announced National Seersucker Day will be held this year on Thursday, June 9, 2016: "National Seersucker Day is the celebration of American made products. Seersucker was invented in Louisiana but can now be found in closets across the country. "The history of seersucker suits in the Senate dates back to the summers of the early 20th century, before air conditioning was commonplace. According to the Senate Historian, the tradition of Seersucker Thursday … Continue Reading


05.11.16

ICYMI: Cassidy Chairs Senate Education Hearing on Dyslexia

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. chaired a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee hearing yesterday titled "Understanding Dyslexia: The Intersection of Scientific Research & Education." The goal of the hearing was to gain a better understanding of what Americans need to know about dyslexia and to raise awareness in Congress about the parents and children affected by this disorder. Read excerpts and see pictures from the hearings below: "Dyslexia is the most commo… Continue Reading


05.10.16

Cassidy’s Opening Statement for Senate Education Hearing on Dyslexia

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will chair a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee hearing this morning titled "Understanding Dyslexia: The Intersection of Scientific Research & Education." The goal of the hearing is to gain a better understanding of what Americans need to know about dyslexia and to raise awareness in Congress about the parents and children affected by this disorder. Dr. Cassidy's remarks as prepared for delivery are below. Watch the hearing live … Continue Reading


05.05.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy To Chair Senate Education Hearing on Dyslexia

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will chair a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee hearing titled "Understanding Dyslexia: The Intersection of Scientific Research & Education." The goal of the hearing is to gain a better understanding of what Americans need to know about dyslexia and to raise awareness in Congress about the parents and children affected by this disorder. Details are below. Additional information will be released next week. WHAT: … Continue Reading


05.04.16

Cassidy, Murphy Mark Mental Health Month, Call For Congressional Action

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 and members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, recognized May as Mental Health Month: Cassidy said, "Our mental health system is broken-the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 begins to fix it. We have all seen a promising life destroyed by untreated mental illness. Destroying not just the person, but also their family. By focusing and … Continue Reading


05.02.16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Events in South Louisiana This Week

BATON ROUGE -This week, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will host Town Hall Meetings in Gonzales and Port Allen, and attend events in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Details on all events are below: WHAT: Host Medicare Choice Coalition Roundtable WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 3:30 P.M. (CT) WHERE: Uptown Shepard Center 921 S. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118 RSVP Please RSVP to Shawn Hanscom at Shawn_Hanscom@cass… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Cassidy-Markey Amendment Energy Bill Passes: Preserving Strategic Petroleum Reserve; Saving Tax Dollars

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) applauded the passage of their bipartisan amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which will save taxpayer dollars and preserve oil reserves at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). "This amendment allows the Secretary of Energy the ability to sell Strategic Petroleum Reserve quantities of crude oil when the price goes up. America is blessed with an abundance of oil. Taxpayers invested in this emergency oil stockpile… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Cassidy: Revenue Sharing To Get Senate Floor Vote

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement ahead of passage of the Energy Policy Modernization Act, clearing the way for a future Senate floor vote on revenue sharing: "I thank Senator Nelson for dropping his hold-finally allowing the energy bill to move forward and positioning my revenue sharing amendment to receive a vote on the Senate floor. Leader McConnell and Chairman Murkowski's commitment to revenue sharing is a big win for Louisiana and fellow coastal sta… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Cassidy, Rubio Introduce Legislation to Protect State Management of Waters

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced the Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act (S.2807) to ensure that federal and state agencies are equal partners in the development of any new fishing access restrictions in areas where state marine waters and national park waters overlap. The legislation protects and maintains existing environmental protections and makes certain that states have a say in the fishery management decisions in their own waters. The bill … Continue Reading


04.14.16

Cassidy Comments on Expected Well Control Rule

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement ahead of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement ("BSEE")'s proposed Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control final rule, expected to be released today at 2pm ET: "It is our responsibility to make sure history does not repeat itself and that every action taken makes legitimate safety improvements for Americans working offshore. Over the last 5 years, industry has responded with millions of dollars in investment and de… Continue Reading

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