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Senate Passes Disaster Relief for Louisiana with Cassidy Support

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the Senate passage of disaster relief aid as part of a clean continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government until December 3rd, 2021. Cassidy helped secure supplemental disaster assistance that includes aid for victims of natural disasters including Hurricanes Ida, Laura, Delta and the severe winter storms from earlier this year. The CR also includes an extension for the National Flood Insurance Program. Cassidy succ… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Call Out Harmful Marriage Penalties in Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill

In response to the harmful tax penalties for married couples included in the Democrats' "Human Infrastructure" bill, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) today urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) to remove any proposals that would discourage marriage. "Federal policy should be designed to foster strong marriages, which are the foundation of strong families and strong communities," the senators wr… Continue Reading


Cassidy Blasts White House on Harm of Backwards Energy Policy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate Floor lambasting President Joe Biden's backward energy policy that has resulted in skyrocketing inflation, rising energy prices, and U.S. jobs losses. "American families are paying higher prices for the goods and services they can't do without as a result of the Biden administration," said Dr. Cassidy. "Inflation is eating up the budgets of middle-income families. President Biden has repeatedly said he would not raise… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Marshall, Colleagues: Biden Administration Must Not Support International Oversight of Americans’ 2nd Amendment Rights

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senators Roger Marshall (R-KS), Jerry Moran (R-KS), James Inhofe (R-OK), and 33 colleagues in requesting clarification on the Biden Administration's intention to open U.S. Second Amendment rights to international oversight by rejoining the Arms Trade Treaty, an international agreement that would regulate trade in firearms. "The vague language of the ATT makes American commitments uncertain, the most concerning of which is the lack of protections for… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Delay Flood Insurance Premium Hikes for Louisianans

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the NFIP Risk Rating 2.0 Delay Act of 2021. The legislation would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to delay its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Risk Rating 2.0 rollout until September 30, 2022. The delay would prevent premium hikes from going into effect for homeowners and other policyholders, as well as to give lawmakers time to develop meaningful… Continue Reading


Cassidy Slams Democrats’ Attempt to Hold Louisiana Disaster Victims Hostage, Demands Clean Relief Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today slammed Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for sabotaging the disaster supplemental by attaching a debt limit increase to fund Democrats reckless tax and spending agenda. Cassidy joined Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) in voting against Democrats attempt to exploit Louisiana disaster victims. He demanded that Senate Democrats put a clean disaster relief and continuing resolution up for a vote, which would pass with overwhelming bipartis… Continue Reading


Senate Democrats Object to Cassidy, McConnell, Shelby, Kennedy Proposal to Fund the Government, Provide Disaster Relief, Extend NFIP

Today, Senate Democrats objected to a live unanimous consent motion for passage of a continuing resolution (CR) from U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Richard Shelby (R-AL), and John Kennedy (R-LA). The CR included funding for disaster relief, the National Flood Insurance Program, Iron Dome, and keeping the government open. Earlier today, Cassidy released a statement slamming Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for sabotaging the disaster supple… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Bill to Return Savings to Louisianans

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) today introduced the Unclaimed Savings Bond Act of 2021 to help Americans claim more than $26 billion in unredeemed savings bonds, including $337 million that belong to the people of Louisiana. Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Mike Braun (R-IN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jim Risch (R-ID), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Tina Smith (D-MN) cosponsored the legislation. "Washington needs to do its job and r… Continue Reading


Cassidy: Congressional Democrats are Dooming Disaster Relief Vote to Failure

Today, the U.S. Senate will vote on a short-term government funding bill that would send billions in supplemental recovery assistance to disaster victims in Louisiana. However, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) slammed Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for sabotaging the disaster supplemental by attaching a debt limit increase to fund Democrats reckless tax and spending agenda. Cassidy demanded that Senate Democrats put a clean disaster relief and continuing resolution … Continue Reading


Senators’ Statement Urging House of Representatives to Pass Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Mitt Romney (R-UT) issued the following statement, urging the House of Representatives to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill: "Passage of the historic bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Monday would be a great victory for the American people. It will modernize and upgrade our roads, bridges, ports, and broadband; increase the resiliency of our electric grid… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy: Infrastructure Bill Helps Working Class Bounce Back After COVID

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) penned an op-ed in CNBC on how the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will benefit working-class families who suffered some of the worse economic blows delt by the COVID-19 pandemic. "If someone could make a living through online video calls with access to high-speed internet in the comfort of their home, they often did quite well," said Dr. Cassidy. "If someone worked with their hands, things were often quite different." "For famili… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Durbin Introduce Legislation to Support Leading Rehab Facilities

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to support rehabilitation facilities that lead the nation in medical research and complex treatment. The Dr. Joanne Smith Memorial Rehabilitation Innovation Centers Act recognizes the unique role that a leading class of rehabilitation facilities play in our health care system, by driving innovative research for the entire field, providing medical training to students, and serving the highest need pat… Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces Bill to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Deaths in Wake of Disasters

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today introduced the Safe Generators Save Lives Act to save lives in the wake of hurricanes and other disasters that disrupt power and necessitate the use of portable generators. Carbon monoxide (CO) deaths caused by insufficient ventilation during the use of portable generators accounted for the majority of Hurricane Laura deaths in 2020 and 20 percent of deaths in Louisiana during Hurricane Ida. Cassidy's legislation would require new portable generators … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy Calls on Biden Administration to Address Dangerous Trade and Security Situation in Haiti

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) penned an op-ed in The Hill on the dangerous security situation in Haiti and trade issues impacting Louisiana rice farmers. "Haiti is on the edge of failure. The recent earthquake and the assassination of President Moise Jovenel has pushed already weak institutions and a dangerous security situation over the edge making normal trade impossible," wrote Dr. Cassidy. "Rice exporters from Louisiana have been trying to navigate the security situation in Port-Au… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces Additional $3 Million for Lake Calcasieu Restoration Project

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Treasury Department's Office of Gulf Coast Restoration will grant an additional $3,076,986.80 to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for a project to restore Lake Calcasieu. This will bring the total amount of aid for the project to $28,679,742.68. The extra funding will help complete plans for large-scale marsh creation and nourishment, marsh drainage, and to maintain marsh salinity levels. "Building and maintain marshes a… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Whitehouse, Hyde-Smith, King Request Committee Hearing on Bill to Strengthen Gulf Revenue Sharing Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Angus King (I-ME) requested a hearing to consider S. 2130, the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies and Ecosystems (RISEE) Act. In a letter sent to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-WY), the Senators explain the RISEE Act would both amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) and create a new dedicated stream of funding from fu… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Demand DOJ Investigation on Illegal Fetal Tissue Research

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Josh Hawley (R-MO), James Lankford (R-OK), and Steve Daines (R-MT), alongside Representatives Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-03) and Lisa McClain (R-MI-10), asked for a complete investigation into the University of Pittsburgh's abortion procedures and research in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and NIH Director Francis Collins. Recent reports from the NIH show the university may have violated federal law by altering ab… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Menendez Lead Bipartisan Group on Senate Resolution Supporting Venezuelan Women and Children

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution expressing Congress's alarm over the growing humanitarian needs of women and children inside Venezuela. Over 5,400,000 Venezuelans have fled their homeland since the start of the crisis. President Nicolas Maduro's oppressive dictatorship has disproportionately hurt women and children, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerb… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Menendez Lead Colleagues Demanding FEMA Delay Risk Rating 2.0

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today lead a bipartisan group of colleagues urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) to delay its new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rating system, known as Risk Rating 2.0. The new rating system, scheduled to go into effect October 1st, is expected to raise premiums on 80% of NFIP policyholders nationwide. Hurricane Ida ravaged parts of Louisiana and New Jersey earlier this month, causing widespread damage … Continue Reading


Cassidy Calls for Risk Rating 2.0 Delay, Hurricane Disaster Relief on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate Floor renewing his calls for disaster supplemental relief in the wake of Hurricane Ida. He also spoke about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is set to expire while it's in the midst of rolling out new policy-Risk Rating 2.0-that will raise premiums for hardworking Louisiana families. "Pass the bill for the people of Lake Charles. Pass the bill for the people of Terrebonne, Lafourche parishes and sout… Continue Reading

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