Press Releases


Cassidy Announces $23.4 Million for HIV Funding at the Louisiana Department of Health

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding $23.4 million in federal funding to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) for HIV/AIDS care. "Louisiana has one of the highest rates of new HIV infections in the country per capita," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding provides care to those suffering from HIV and gives them hope that they can overcome this terrible disease." LDH is receiving $23,394,876 for the Ryan White Title I… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Casey, McBath, Stivers Reintroduce Legislation to Prevent Hazing on College Campuses

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bob Casey (D-PA), and U.S. Representatives Lucy McBath (D-GA-06) and Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) re-introduced the End All Hazing Act to provide parents and prospective students with better information about universities' histories of hazing in an effort to increase transparency and accountability in hazing nationwide. The bill would require colleges and universities to post on their websites instances of hazing that took place on campus or within a stude… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Cassidy Bill to Fund Research of Minority Health Disparities

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the John Lewis National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Endowment Revitalization Act. Introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) in February, the legislation would increase investments in schools conducting critical research into minority health disparities. "The legislation increases investment in schools conducting critical research into health disparities among minorities. This is the data we n… Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes Against President Biden’s Secretary of the Interior Nominee Deb Haaland

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted against the confirmation of Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). "The Biden administration's energy policies are not guided by science, but a political agenda. I will not support a nominee for an Interior Department that is preparing to punish American energy workers and worsen our environment by sending production overseas," said Dr. Cassidy. At her nomination hearing, Cassidy… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy Discusses $1.9 Trillion COVID Package, Biden’s Crisis at the Southern Border on Fox News Sunday

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today joined Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday to discuss the highly partisan COVID-19 package rammed through by Democrats and the crisis at the Southern Border. On non-COVID provisions in the bill "Now, if you look at the things in that package, $130 billion for education sounds great. CBO says the amount of money already allocated towards education is so much, it can't be spent this year. The money that is there for education will be spent in the out ye… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces Nearly $2 Million for Terrebonne Parish Levee Repairs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $1,985,062.39 in federal funding to the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District to restore the levee system damaged by Hurricane Barry. "Hurricane Barry eroded portions of Terrebonne Parish's levee system, posing a serious threat," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding makes needed repairs to keep residents and businesses safe from flooding." The J2 levee in Terrebonne Parish experien… Continue Reading


Cassidy: Biden Administration is Betraying the Most Vulnerable Children in our Country, Reopen Schools Now

(Click here to download video of Cassidy's speech.) WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a blistering speech on the Senate floor slamming the Biden administration for disregarding science and keeping schools shuttered from in-person learning one year into the pandemic. "[O]ne thing that is of incredible concern is it appears that the Biden administration which campaigned saying that they were going to follow science alleging that the previous administration was n… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Two Pieces of Cassidy Legislation to Lower Prescription Costs

(Click here to download Sen. Cassidy's video statement.) WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed two pieces of bipartisan legislation, the Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act and the Ensuring Innovation Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) aimed at lowering prescription drug costs. "These two pieces of legislation passed the Senate with unanimous support. The Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act and the Ensuring Innovation Act both work to lower the price patie… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Scott Introduce Bill to Protect Faith-Based Foster Care Providers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in introducing the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act. "The government should not make it more difficult for a child in need of a home to find a safe, loving family," said Dr. Cassidy. "It is wrong and offensive that discrimination against child welfare providers because of their religious beliefs even exists today. Parents who choose to adopt or foster a child should be able to get help from the organization of their cho… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $3.8 Million to Elevate Structures in Iberia Parish, Denham Springs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $3,826,928.45 in federal funds to elevate flood-prone properties in Iberia Parish and Denham Springs. "South Louisiana families shouldn't have to be worried about losing their homes or businesses every time there is a heavy rain," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding ensures these communities won't have to start over after the next big storm." FEMA is providing $2,144,867.45 to raise 1… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Coons Celebrate AmeriCorps Week as Members Deliver Community-driven Pandemic Response Across the Country

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and U.S. Representatives David Price (D-NC) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) celebrate AmeriCorps Week with the introduction of an annual resolution honoring the invaluable contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni. Every year, AmeriCorps enrolls more than 270,000 individuals to serve in communities across America, totaling more than one million alumni since the program's founding in 1994. "AmeriCorps members devote a significant chunk … Continue Reading


Cassidy: $1.9 Trillion COVID Bill Rammed Through by Democrats Wastes Billions on Pet Projects

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted against the Biden Administration's highly partisan $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package. "We passed five bipartisan COVID relief bills; there is no reason we could not do a sixth. I wanted to support a bill that targeted aid to those impacted by the pandemic. Instead, Democrats rammed through a bill that wastes hundreds of billions of dollars on pet projects that have nothing to do with the pandemic and puts our economy at risk of inflation," said D… Continue Reading


Senate Democrats Block Cassidy Amendment to Improve Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools

Today, Senate Democrats blocked an amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) to improve the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program. The EANS program allows schools to receive reimbursement for expenses incurred over the past year to combat the pandemic. The program requires states to prioritize schools that serve low-income students. Reimbursable expenses include disinfectant supplies, educational technology, lea… Continue Reading


Democrats Block Cassidy, Cotton, Cruz Amendment to Target COVID Relief Spending, Stop Stimulus Checks to Prisoners

Today, Senate Democrats blocked an amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to prohibit Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to "any individual who is incarcerated in a Federal or State prison." If adopted this amendment would have saved taxpayers approximately $1.9 billion. "Prisoners do not pay taxes. Taxpayers pay for their every need. Inmates cannot stimulate the economy. But, under this bill they receive stimulus checks. This is a … Continue Reading


Cassidy Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Suicide, Support Mental Health for Health Care Workers Amid COVID-19

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-PA) announced the reintroduction of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. "Doctors, nurses and health care workers shoulder the responsibility of saving … Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes Against Advancing Haaland’s Nomination in Committee

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today, in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, voted against advancing the nomination of Representative Deb Haaland to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). "This vote is to represent those families in Louisiana being ignored by this president, whose jobs are being sacrificed for a political agenda," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Biden administration's energy policies are not guided by science or logic. They will push production… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Senators Denounce Biden for Failing to Impose Sanctions on Russia

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Barrasso (R-WY) led a group of 40 senators in sending a letter criticizing the Biden administration for failing to follow the law and impose sanctions on entities involved in the Nord Stream II pipeline. The Nord Stream II pipeline would carry natural gas from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea. If completed, the pipeline would make American allies and partners in Europe more susceptible to Moscow's coercion and malign influence. In… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Carper Reintroduce Bill to Combat Obesity with Medicare-funded Treatment Options

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tom Carper (D-DE), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, today reintroduced legislation to unleash federal Medicare dollars for treatments against obesity, a growing epidemic impacting an estimated 42 percent of Americans and costing the nation almost $150 billion in additional health care costs every year. The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) expands Medicare to cover evidence-based obesity treatment options by: (1) Allowing the Centers fo… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Menendez, Rubio, Kaine, and Cardin Introduce IDB General Capital Increase Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), was joined today by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ranking Member and Chairman of the SFRC Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, as well as Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) in reintroducing legislation authorizing the tenth general capital increase for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the hemisphere's leading international financial institution. At a moment… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Shaheen, Bennet, Rubio Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Prescription Drug Prices

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today reintroduced their legislation to lower prescription drug prices. The Ensuring Timely Access to Generics Act of 2021 would tackle exorbitant prescription costs by increasing competition from generic drugs through better oversight of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) citizen petition process. Helping families afford life-saving prescriptions is crucial to help those at-risk, i… Continue Reading

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