Press Releases

02.05.20

Cassidy Votes to Acquit President Donald Trump

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted to acquit President Donald Trump, who will remain the president after a majority of senators voted not-guilty on both articles. Cassidy released the following statement after the trial concluded: "I voted to acquit. Congress must now work together to solve the issues concerning Americans, like lowering the cost of medication and ending surprise medical billing," said Dr. Cassidy. Cassidy delivered a speech on the Senate floor yesterday detaili… Continue Reading


02.05.20

Cassidy, Kennedy call for increased scrutiny over Swiss bank involvement in Stanford scheme

Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) sent a letter to Societe General Private Banking ("SocGen") regarding its participation in the Stanford Ponzi scheme. "Thousands of people lost everything in this scheme. SocGen's failure to provide oversight of the Stanford accounts contributed to the victims' losses. SocGen must make things right for the victims," said Cassidy. "It's time for SocGen to take responsibility for their role and repay the thousands of victims who lost their life… Continue Reading


02.05.20

Trump Touts Cassidy’s Paid Family Leave Bill in State of the Union

President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to endorse the Advancing Support for Working Families Act, the paid family leave bill by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). "As we support America's moms and dads, I was recently proud to sign the law providing new parents in the federal workforce paid family leave," said Trump. "Now, I call on the Congress to pass the bipartisan Advancing Support for Working Families Act, extending family leave to mother… Continue Reading


02.04.20

Cassidy to Vote for Acquitting President Trump

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced his intention to vote against both articles of impeachment, thereby acquitting President Trump. Cassidy argued that the House failed to make its case beyond a reasonable doubt and that the American people should decide who they want to be their president. He explained his reasoning in a speech delivered on the floor of the United States Senate earlier this morning. Excerpts of his speech can be found below, and a link to download the full… Continue Reading


01.30.20

Cassidy Joins Trump Health Officials in Unveiling Innovative Medicaid Funding Model

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today joined Trump administration health officials in rolling out the Healthy Adult Opportunity (HAO) program, which will allow states to craft state-specific policies to deliver better care for Medicaid-eligible able-bodied adults. Cassidy spoke during the plan's unveiling at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) alongside HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verna, and Oklahoma Governor… Continue Reading


01.28.20

Cassidy Introduces 2 Bills to Support Veteran Mental Health

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, introduced two bills last week to improve mental health care for veterans. The Promoting Coordination for Veteran Suicide Prevention Act requires a five-year review of veteran suicides within the first year of a veteran's separation from the military. It requires the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Administration (VA) to review suicides together so they will be better able to identify risk fact… Continue Reading


01.27.20

Cassidy, Colleagues Send Letter to IRS Commissioner on Unchecked Misuse of Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and 14 of his colleagues sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig on Monday requesting information to better understand how the IRS enforces the electric vehicle tax credit in light of a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) audit report that detailed what appear to be systemic problems with the tax credit program. "On September 30, 2019, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released an audit report f… Continue Reading


01.23.20

Cassidy Applauds Trump’s New WOTUS Rule

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today commended the Trump administration for finalizing its new, better defined Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule. Cassidy had long criticized the Obama-era WOTUS rule for its burdensome and confusing regulations, as well as its infringement on private citizens' property rights. The rule was considered by many Louisiana farmers, construction workers and energy producers to be a broad overreach of the federal government's authority. "Clean water and common-sen… Continue Reading


01.22.20

VIDEO: Cassidy Statement on Impeachment Trial

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on his impressions of the impeachment trial. Senators spent more than 12 hours in the trial yesterday considering the rules of the trial. The trial will continue today. Initial Impressions of Impeachment Trial "It appears to me it is clearly partisan. It was partisan on the House side; that has carried over. The House has their arguments. They failed to pursue the documents they needed through the court system, and now the… Continue Reading


01.16.20

Cassidy Celebrates Passage of USMCA

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted for passing the US-Mexico-Canada Act (USMCA), a huge accomplishment that will benefit American farmers, manufacturers and energy workers for years to come. "This is a landmark win for every American farmer, manufacturer and energy worker who does business with Canada and Mexico. This deal leads to billions of dollars of growth in Louisiana's top industries, which will directly benefit the people of our state. President Trump committed to modern… Continue Reading


01.16.20

Cassidy participates in Steve Gleason’s Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

(Download video of Cassidy's comments here.) WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in a ceremony today where former New Orleans Saints and ALS advocate Steve Gleason received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow upon a civilian. Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in January 2011. Since his diagnosis, he has been a champion of accessibility for crucial speech-generating devices. He went on to establish Team Gleason, a charitable non-profit o… Continue Reading


01.14.20

Cassidy Introduces Senate Resolution Congratulating LSU on National Championship Victory

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and graduate of Louisiana State University, filed a resolution in the U.S. Senate today congratulating LSU for winning the NCAA College Football National Championship. The resolution recognizes the feats of the Tigers' historic 15-0 season that culminated with LSU bringing college football's ultimate prize home to Baton Rouge. This season marked the Tigers' first undefeated season since 1958 and first national championship since 2007. "Think about the sto… Continue Reading


01.10.20

Cassidy, Whitehouse, Carper Seek to Double Funding for National Estuary Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Tom Carper (D-DE) today introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Estuary Program (NEP) at nearly double its previous annual funding levels. The NEP was first established in 1987 by the late Senator John Chafee (R-RI) to protect and restore estuarine habitats threatened by pollution and overdevelopment. "Protecting estuaries like the Barataria-Terrebonne preserves their ecosystems and rebuilds coastline," said Dr. Cass… Continue Reading


01.10.20

Cassidy Introduces Resolution Praising Successful Mission to Eliminate Soleimani

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) joined 42 of his Republican Senate colleagues in introducing a resolution honoring the members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the successful mission that killed Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) and a designated terrorist. Cosponsors include: U.S Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Joh… Continue Reading


01.09.20

WATCH: Cassidy Introduces Trump’s Judicial Nominee for Western District of Louisiana at Confirmation Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) yesterday introduced U.S. Attorney and President Trump's pick to be a federal judge in the Western District of Louisiana David Joseph at his confirmation hearing. "David Joseph has the intelligence, integrity and experience to serve our country well," said Dr. Cassidy. "If confirmed, he will serve on the bench in the same distinguished manner as he has done as U.S. attorney. Mr. Chairman, I recommend him without reservation and urge swift confirmation." … Continue Reading


01.06.20

Cassidy Seeks Answers from Medical Colleges About Low Rate of Accommodations Granted on MCAT

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) recently wrote a letter to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) questioning why so few students with disabilities receive accommodations when taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Students with disabilities are eligible for reasonable accommodations when taking exams, including the MCAT, under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Depending on the disability, accommodations can include extra time on an exam or the use of assi… Continue Reading


01.03.20

Cassidy: Steve Gleason Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Date Set

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that a date has been set for a ceremony to award former New Orleans Saint and ALS advocate Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow on a civilian. The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. ET Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the United States Capitol in Statuary Hall. Cassidy was the original filer of the legislation to award the medal. He worked closely with Gleason's charitable organization, Team Gleason, and she… Continue Reading


12.20.19

Cassidy Urges NIH to Transfer Chimps to Louisiana Sanctuary

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) submitted a letter to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, urging the agency transfer 43 chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility on Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico to the national sanctuary system at Chimp Haven in Keithville, Louisiana. The letter follows the October decision by NIH announcing that the remaining chimpanzees at the Alamogordo facility will not be … Continue Reading


12.19.19

Cassidy Calls on Fiscal Conservatives to Reject Domestic Spending Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) wrote a letter to his Senate colleagues today urging them to vote against the domestic spending bill that will add hundreds of billions of dollars to the national deficit. The domestic spending bill repeals Obamacare taxes that health insurance companies agreed to pay, sticking American families with all of the problems of Obamacare without any mechanism to pay for them. "Now we will have Obamacare without the revenue to pay for it. What is worse is that … Continue Reading


12.18.19

Cassidy Issues Statement on Anticipated Impeachment Vote

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) issued the following statement in anticipation that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to impeach President Donald Trump: "I will be a juror and will take this seriously, but this impeachment is motivated by Democrats' hatred of Donald Trump, not justice. Impeachment is sucking up all the time that could be used for positive things. We need to get back to the kitchen table issues that actually affect Louisiana families," said Dr. Cassidy. ###… Continue Reading

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