Press Releases

10.05.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Announces Satellite Office Hours

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will hold staff satellite hours in parishes throughout Louisiana from October 6 to 15. Residents can meet with members of Dr. Cassidy's staff to discuss issues or difficulties they may have with federal government agencies, including obtaining Social Security, Medicare and veterans' benefits. ST. LANDRY PARISH OFFICE HOURS WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Krotz Springs Town Hall, Cou… Continue Reading


10.02.15

Cassidy, Mikulski Introduce Dyslexia Resolution

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating October 2015 as "National Dyslexia Awareness Month," recognizing that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed. The resolution is supported by all 50 states of Decoding Dyslexia, Dyslexic Advantage, International Dyslexia Association, Learning Ally, Louisiana Key Academy, National Center for Learning Disabilities, The Odyssey School and the Yale Cent… Continue Reading


10.01.15

Cassidy Comments on EPA Ozone Mandates

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the Obama administration announced it tightened the national ozone standard to 70 parts per billion: Louisiana's energy industry is pro-development, pro-business and pro-environment. Case in point- there's more than a hundred billion dollars worth of manufacturing and development projects invested in Louisiana, and air pollution has been reduced by 68 percent since 1970. Lowering the ozone standard further threatens m… Continue Reading


10.01.15

Cassidy Stands Up for Military and Veterans

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. delivered remarks on the bipartisan Military Construction Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations bill that President Obama recently threatened to veto. Watch the video here and read excerpts below: "…I start by saying this: 3601 Gerstner Memorial Parkway, Lake Charles, Louisiana. "This is the location for the new Lake Charles VA Clinic. A clinic that has taken 13 years to get approved. A clinic that has seen delay after delay, costing vet… Continue Reading


10.01.15

Cassidy Remarks on Funding for Military and Veterans

I wish to speak on the Military Construction Veteran's Affairs Appropriations bill that is now being considered, and I start by saying this: 3601 Gerstner Memorial Parkway, Lake Charles, Louisiana. This is the location for the new Lake Charles VA Clinic. A clinic that has taken 13 years to get approved. A clinic that has seen delay after delay, costing veterans access to quality health care. A clinic still waiting to be built. This is a picture of the current facility in Lake Charles where vet… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Save The Date: U.S. Senate Education Hearing in New Orleans and Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will chair two Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The hearing in New Orleans is titled Developmental Perspective on Testing for Dyslexia, and the hearing in Baton Rouge is titled Educational Milestones of Dyslexia. Details can be found below: NEW ORLEANS HEARING WHEN: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 10:00 A.M. CST WHERE: Homer L… Continue Reading


09.26.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Sens. Cassidy, Vitter & Reps. Abraham, Fleming To Host Service Academy Day in Alexendria

ALEXANDRIA - The offices of U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., Senator David Vitter, Representative Ralph Abraham and Representative John Fleming will host Service Academy Day on Saturday, September 26, 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. "America's … Continue Reading


09.25.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Announces Satellite Office Hours Next Week

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will hold staff satellite hours in parishes throughout Louisiana from September 29 to 30. Residents can meet with members of Dr. Cassidy's staff to discuss issues or difficulties they may have with federal government agencies, including obtaining Social Security, Medicare and veterans' benefits. LOWER JEFFERSON PARISH OFFICE HOURS WHEN: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Jean Lafitte Town… Continue Reading


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

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