Press Releases

08.31.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy to Address Bossier Chamber, Tour Shreveport Job Corps

SHREVEPORT - On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will address the Caddo/Bossier Chamber of Commerce and tour the Shreveport Job Corps. Details on both events are below: WHAT: Address Caddo/Bossier Chamber of Commerce WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 7:30 to 9:00 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn 2015 Old Minden Road Bossier City, LA 71111… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Cassidy to Join Obama, Bush For 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Events

METAIRIE -U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will be participating in several events in remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, beginning tomorrow with greeting President Obama upon his arrival in Louisiana. He will also be joining President George W. Bush on Friday. Details are below. Dr. Cassidy released the following statement: "On this anniversary, we reflect not only on the past, but look forward to Louisiana's bright future. The people affected by Hurricane Katrina, a… Continue Reading


08.24.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy to Visit Habitat for Humanity Site, Address West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce

BATON ROUGE - On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will visit a house building site with Habitat for Humanity and speak before the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce earlier in the day. Details on both events are below: WHAT: Address West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Luncheon WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M. (CST) WHERE: … Continue Reading


08.21.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Hosts Town Halls in Zachary, Felicianas on Monday

BATON ROUGE - On Monday, August 24, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will host Town Hall Meetings in East Baton Rouge (Zachary), East Feliciana and West Feliciana Parishes. Details on events are below: WHAT: Host East Baton Rouge Parish (Zachary) Town Hall Meeting WHEN: Monday, August 24, 2015 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Oakwood Village Assisted Living 4400 Mc… Continue Reading


08.17.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Events in Baton Rouge, Walker on Tuesday

BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will address the Gulf Coast Power Association Regional Meeting and host a town hall in Livingston Parish. Details on both events are below: WHAT: Address Gulf Coast Power Association Regional Meeting WHEN: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. (CST) WHERE: LSU Center for Energy Studies Lo… Continue Reading


08.14.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Events in Convent, Thibodaux on Monday

BATON ROUGE - On Monday, August 17, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will host a Town Hall Meeting in St. James Parish and address the Bayou Industrial Group in Thibodaux. Details on both events are below: WHAT: Host St. James Parish Town Hall Meeting WHEN: Monday, August 17, 2015 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. (CST) WHERE: St. James Courthouse 5800 Louisiana Highway 44 (River… Continue Reading


08.11.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Events in West Monroe, Alexandria and Opelousas on Thursday

BATON ROUGE - On Thursday, August 13, 2015, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will address the Home Builders Association of Northeast Louisiana and the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. He will also hold a town hall meeting in Opelousas. The town hall is open to the public, and Senator Cassidy will take questions and discuss issues important to Louisiana. Details on all events are below: WHAT: Address Home Builders Association of Northeast Louisiana … Continue Reading


08.10.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy to Hold Events in Monroe on Wednesday

MONROE - On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will address the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Monroe Regional Office. WHAT: Address Monroe Chamber of Commerce Lunch WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. (CST) WHERE: 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Conference Hall Monroe, LA 71201 RSVP Please RSVP to Shawn Hanscom at Shawn_Hanscom@cassidy.senate.gov WHAT: Monr… Continue Reading


08.10.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy to Host Events in Shreveport Tomorrow and Wednesday

SHREVEPORT - Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will host two Town Hall Meetings in Bossier and DeSoto Parishes. The meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. Dr. Cassidy will take questions and discuss issues important to Louisiana. He will also address the North Shreveport Business Association Luncheon. On Wednesday, Dr. Cassidy will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open the Shreveport Regional Office. Details below. WHAT: Address No… Continue Reading


08.05.15

ICYMI: Cassidy, Murphy Discuss Mental Health Care Reform on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) joinedMSNBC's Morning Joe this morning to discuss their bipartisan legislation to comprehensively overhaul and strengthen America's mental health care system. The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 will make critical reforms to address a lack of resources, enhance coordination, and develop meaningful solutions to improve outcomes for families dealing with mental illness. Senators Cassidy and Murphy are members of the Senate Health,… Continue Reading


08.04.15

Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Mental Health Reform Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced new bipartisan legislation to comprehensively overhaul and strengthen America's mental health care system. The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 will make critical reforms to address a lack of resources, enhance coordination, and develop meaningful solutions to improve outcomes for families dealing with mental illness. … Continue Reading


08.03.15

Cassidy Comments on EPA Mandates

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the Obama administration released its latest set of Clean Power Plan mandates: "Workers in the energy and manufacturing industries have good paying jobs with good health benefits-today's mandates threaten these jobs. The loss of these jobs will worsen their health and diminish their futures. The Obama administration's refusal to recognize this, all for the sake of possibly improving CO2 emissions by at most a fracti… Continue Reading


08.03.15

Cassidy Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after voting to eliminate Planned Parenthood's federal funding and redistribute the money to state and local health departments, community health centers, and hospitals that provide women's health care services: "For the last 25 years, I've worked in public hospitals for the uninsured. As a practicing physician, one of the first things you're taught in medical school is first do no harm. Tragically, these videos demonstra… Continue Reading


07.31.15

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 August 3 to 7. 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. DESOTO PARISH OFFICE HOURS WHEN: Monday, August 3, 2015 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Council Chambers, DeSoto Parish T… Continue Reading


07.31.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy, Vitter, Scalise, Richmond to Host Service Academy Day

BATON ROUGE -U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will join Senator David Vitter, Representative Steve Scalise and Representative Cedric Richmond to host Service Academy Day on Monday, August 3, 2015. Representatives from West Point, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Academies will be on hand to answer questions. Representatives from Senator Cassidy's office will also be on hand to explain the nomination process. The event is free and open to the public. All high school students and t… Continue Reading


07.30.15

Cassidy Offshore Energy Legislation Passes Energy Committee

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) applauded the passage of the broad, bipartisan energy bill, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, along with the passage of his legislation to expand offshore energy production. Dr. Cassidy's Offshore Energy and Jobs Act of 2015 opens parts of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) that are currently restricted from oil and gas exploration and development and brings greater equity in revenue sharing for the Gulf states by lifting the Gulf of Mexico Energy… Continue Reading


07.28.15

Cassidy, Markey Secure Highway Bill Amendment to Save Taxpayer Dollars, Preserve Strategic Petroleum Reserve

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced a bipartisan amendment to the Senate's highway bill, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, to save taxpayer dollars and preserve oil reserves at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The Cassidy-Markey amendment has been included as part of a manager's amendment that the Senate will vote on in the coming days. The amendment allows the Secretary of Energy the ability to sell SPR quanti… Continue Reading


07.27.15

Cassidy, Vitter Remember Lafayette Victims and Heroes

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. and David Vitter honored Jillian Johnson and Mayci Breaux, victims of the Lafayette shooting, in the U.S. Senate today. The Senators thanked first responders, theater staff and schoolteachers Jena Meaux and Ali Martin who acted bravely in aiding the victims and stopping the shooter. Dr. Cassidy also called attention for the need to reform America's mental health system. Watch Sens. Cassidy and Vitter's remarks HERE and read their remarks below: Sen. Cassidy R… Continue Reading


07.24.15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Announces Satellite Office Hours in July and August

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will hold staff satellite hours in parishes throughout Louisiana from July 28 to August 6. 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. LASALLE PARISH OFFICE HOURS WHEN: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Parish Court House, Police Ju… Continue Reading


07.24.15

Cassidy Statement on Lafayette Tragedy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement after a shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana last night: "Lafayette is a close community. I cannot describe the sadness Laura and I feel today for the victims, their families and the entire community. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. In a moment of fear and tragedy, Louisianans put their own safety at risk to help their fellow citizens. First responders acted quickly and bravely and saved lives. The heroism in Lafayette will al… Continue Reading

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