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Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Hold VA Providers Accountable

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the VA Provider Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation strengthening accountability at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). A troubling 2017 GAO report revealed an unacceptable trend of VA facilities failing to report providers who made major medical errors to the National Practitioner Data Bank and the relevant state licensing boards responsible… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Introduces Eastern District Judge Nominee at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), introduced U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans) nominee Greg Guidry at today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Cassidy previously introduced Louisiana judicial nominees, James D. Cain, Jr., Kurt Engelhardt, Barry Ashe, Terry Doughty, Michael Juneau, Kyle Duncan, Wendy Vitter, and Robert Summerhays at their respective hearings. A full transcript of Dr. Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. Mr. Chairman, Here … Continue Reading


PHOTOS: Cassidy, Ernst, Rubio, Lee Discuss Paid Family Leave with Ivanka Trump

U.S Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statements today after meeting with Senior Adviser to the President Ivanka Trump to plot the path forward on enacting paid family leave legislation. Staff from the offices of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) also attended the meeting. "Today we had a productive conversation about paid family leave policy focused on the bip… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Urge Trump Administration to Strengthen Medicare Advantage Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) joined many of their Senate colleagues in urging the Trump Administration to stabilize the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality health care to 21 million seniors and individuals with disabilities. "Millions of our constituents depend on Medicare Advantage for quality, patient-centered health care," the senators wrote to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma. "Beneficiary enthus… Continue Reading


WATCH: Cassidy Talks Border Security on Epoch Times’ “American Thought Leaders”

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), recently sat down with The Epoch Times' Jan Jekielek to discuss the crisis at America's southern border for the video series "American Thought Leaders." Asked about those who claim it's a "manufactured crisis," Dr. Cassidy responded, "if you're somebody whose son, daughter, spouse died from a fentanyl overdose, maybe it's not so good. I would also add, if you're a child from Central America who's being trafficked because you're brought here by a coyote, i… Continue Reading


Cassidy Applauds Committee’s Approval of Louisianans Donald Washington, Wendy Vitter, James Cain, Jr.

U.S Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement today after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved three of President Trump's nominees from Louisiana, Donald Washington to serve as director of the U.S. Marshals Service, Wendy Vitter to be U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans), and James D. Cain, Jr. to be U.S. district judge for the Western District of Louisiana (Lake Charles). "Confirming qualified nominees for the bench and executive b… Continue Reading


Cassidy Named Chairman of Senate Subcommittees on Energy, Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today announced that in the 116th Congress he will serve as chairman of two key Senate subcommittees, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. Cassidy will continue to serve on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, and the Senate Joint Economic Committee. "Tackling the debt and deficit, growi… Continue Reading


Town Talk: Cassidy Pushes Plan to Secure the Border, Make Drug Cartels Pay for It

Sen. Cassidy: Make drug lords pay for wall By Greg Hillburn February 4, 2019 Town Talk | Share on Twitter / Facebook U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy has filed a bill he believes could "break the logjam" of America's southern border controversy by making Mexican drug lords and cartels pay for a wall - sort of. Cassidy, R-La., wants to use the nearly $1 billion seized annually from illegal drug trafficking at the border to build a physical barrier as well as finance other improvements. He introdu… Continue Reading


WATCH: Cassidy on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement in response to President Trump's State of the Union address to the nation. A transcript of Dr. Cassidy's remarks is below. CASSIDY: The president's theme was choosing greatness. I think we've chosen greatness with the economic policies that we have, the record low unemployment for veterans, for people of color, for high school dropouts, for women. An economy that's been growing as it hasn't for the previous eight ye… Continue Reading


Bipartisan Group of Senators Seek Answers from Health Care Providers and Insurers on Surprise Medical Bills

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Tom Carper (D-DE), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are seeking answers from health care providers and insurers as part of their ongoing effort to develop bipartisan legislation to end surprise medical bills. The senators' latest questions for the health care industry seek more detailed information to supplement the input they received regarding draft legislation released in September 2018 by Senat… Continue Reading


Cassidy on Democrats Blocking Legislation to Protect Abortion Survivors: History Will Not Look Kindly Upon This Barbaric Evil

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a doctor and member of the Senate health committee, released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 130), legislation protecting babies who survive abortions and are born alive by requiring they receive proper medical care and are admitted to a hospital. "Babies who survive abortion and are born alive should receive proper medical care, not be tossed in the trash," said Dr. Cassidy. "Ki… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Legislation to Protect Adoption and Foster Care Providers from Religious Discrimination

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA)joined colleagues in the House and Senate in introducing the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act(H.R. 897 and S. 274), legislation to ensure faith-based adoption and foster care providers can continue to provide child welfare services. Because of a regulation instituted by the Obama Administration in January 2017 and somestate laws, some faith-based organizations are blocked from providing child welfare services in a w… Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces Legislation to Secure the Border, Make Cartels Pay for it

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today introduced the Securing the Border and Making Drug Cartels Pay for It Act (S. 293), legislation to pay for stronger border security measures using money seized, in part, from drug cartels. "This money would have lined the pockets of criminals and international drug lords, but we can use it to secure our border and stop the flow of drugs," said Dr. Cassidy. "It won't be the American people paying for the wall, it'll be the Mexican cartels, and that i… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Reintroduce Sarah's Law on Third Anniversary of Her Death

On January 31, 2016, the night of her graduation, 21-year-old Sarah Rootwas struck and killed in Omaha, Nebraska,by Edwin Mejia, a drunk driver who was in the U.S. illegally. Following state criminal charges of motor vehicle homicide and outreach by local law enforcement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) used its discretion to decline to issue a detainer on Mejia, Sarah's killer. Subsequently, Mejia posted bond, disappeared, and now, three years later, still remains at-large. Tod… Continue Reading


Cassidy Blasts Virginia Governor’s Defense of Infanticide: “They’re Beholden to Groups Like Planned Parenthood”

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a doctor and member of the Senate health committee, responded today to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's defense of infanticide and Virginia Democrats' legislation to make it legal to abort a completely healthy baby up until the moment of birth. Last night, a pro-abortion Democrat said it was a "mistake" for her to support the legislation, because what the bill's sponsor said it would allow is classified as "partial birth infanticide" and "a crime." "'Fir… Continue Reading


Cassidy on Democrats’ Plan to Make Private Health Insurance Illegal: “Medicare for All” Would Result in “Medicare for None”

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate health committee, released the following statement regarding Washington Democrats' growing support for making private health insurance plans illegal. "Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kamala Harris-these Washington Democrats want a complete and total government takeover of Americans' health care. By making private health insurance plans illegal, they would take away health coverage from millions of Americans and force them … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Restore Wetlands

On the 30th anniversary of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) joined bipartisan legislation to reauthorize NAWCA through 2024. The legislation would also increase authorized annual funding for the program to $60 million. NAWCA was originally enacted in 1989 to provide federal cost-share funding-in partnership with funding from state and local governments, private industry, and non-profit organizations like Duck… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Warner Unveil Draft Legislation to Lower Drug Prices Through Innovative Payment Models

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Mark Warner (D-VA) today released a draft version of the Patient Affordability, Value and Efficiency Act, bipartisan legislation they are developing to facilitate new and innovative payment models for pharmaceuticals and other medical services so that patients have better access to treatment, the health care market is more efficient, and drug prices are more affordable. Cassidy and Warner are requesting feedback from all interested parties to ensure … Continue Reading


PHOTO: Cassidy Meets with Attorney General Nominee William Barr

Download high-resolution photo WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement today after meeting with William Barr, President Trump's nominee for attorney general. "The Senate previously confirmed William Barr unanimously three times, approving him to serve our country as assistant attorney general, deputy attorney general, and then attorney general. He is committed to upholding the rule of lawand being just to all Americans, and he clearly has the ex… Continue Reading


WATCH: Cassidy Calls for NFL to Answer for Blown Call that Cost Saints a Trip to the Super Bowl

Share on: YouTube | Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today spoke on the Senate floor regarding "the most blatant and consequential blown call in NFL history," which kept the New Orleans Saints from winning the NFC Championship game against the Los Angeles Rams and then playing in the Super Bowl. Yesterday, Cassidy spoke on the Senate floor regarding the partial government shutdown and called for a compromise to re-open government, get federal workers the pa… Continue Reading

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