Press Releases

06.28.19

Cassidy Votes Against Udall Amendment to the NDAA

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released the following statement after voting no on the Udall Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would prevent the president from using any military funds toward a conflict with Iran without prior approval from Congress. "We don't want war with Iran. I agree with the president's restraint, but if Iran threatens to attack again, we should leave all options open," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Udall amendment would not allow all … Continue Reading


06.27.19

Cassidy Statement on Senate Passage of Defense Spending Package

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following quote after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1790). "This legislation is our national commitment to our military and our servicemen and women," said Dr. Cassidy. "I am proud to support this legislation, giving our soldiers, marines and sailors the largest pay raise in a decade, which is well deserved." ###… Continue Reading


06.26.19

Cassidy Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Address Border Crisis

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) today released the following statement on the Senate passage of a $4.59 billion bipartisan supplemental package to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. "The Senate just showed that we can pass bipartisan legislation to address the crisis on our southern border," said Dr. Cassidy. "Now it's time for House Democrats to join us and show they would rather have a solution than a campaign issue." ###… Continue Reading


06.26.19

Cassidy Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs Passes Committee

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement following the Senate Health Committee passage of the Lower Health Care Costs Act which includes 14 separate provisions authored or led by Cassidy to lower the cost of prescription drugs, protect patients from surprise medical bills, increase price transparency in health care, improve public health, and protect the private data of patients. "This is a set of proposals that will benefit patients, addressing both their physical heal… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Cassidy, Bennet, Bilirakis, Crist Introduce Tax Credit for Working Families, Small Business Owners Preparing for Natural Disasters

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Charlie Crist (D-FL), today introduced the Shelter Act, legislation to help Americans protect their homes or businesses against hurricanes, tornados, floods, drought, and wildfires, creating a first-of-its-kind disaster mitigation tax credit for families and business owners in disaster-prone areas. "What's better than a quick recovery after a flood is never flooding at all," said… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Cassidy on Iran: These are the Death Throes of a Dying Regime

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today joined Fox Business to express his position on the Iranian attack against an American Drone. "I think we have to recognize, if you will, these are death throes of a dying regime," said Dr. Cassidy in the interview. "It is intensely provocative but think about what the Ayatollahs want. Their country-their support in the country is falling apart. They would like nothing better than to unite the Iranian people behind their old trope that the Great Satan… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Cassidy, Kennedy Congratulate Justice Greg Guidry and James Cain, Jr. on Full Senate Confirmations

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) released a statement following the judicial confirmations of Greg Guidry to the Eastern District of Louisiana and James Cain, Jr. to the Western District of Louisiana in Lake Charles which has been without a district judge for almost two years. "Justice Guidry is exceptionally qualified, having served our state well for decades and will undoubtedly continue to do so in this new position," said Dr. Cassidy. "Mr. Cain has the extensi… Continue Reading


06.18.19

Cassidy Shares Own Experiences with Surprise Medical Bills, Provides Better Solution

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), during today's Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on lowering health care costs, shared his personal experiences receiving a surprise medical bill. He also explained how his legislation, the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act (S. 1531) would prevent other Americans from having the same experience in the future. Currently, 24 Senators are cosponsoring Cassidy's legislation, nearly one quarter of the Senate. Under Cassidy's legislatio… Continue Reading


06.18.19

Ahead of HELP Hearing on Lowering Health Care Costs, Nearly Quarter of Senate Cosponsors STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), of the Bipartisan Senate Working Group on surprise medical billing today announced that 24 Senators have signed their names to cosponsor the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act (S. 1531). This comes before today's Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on legislation to lower health care costs, including proposals to end the practice of surprise medical billing. Joining Cassidy and U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN)… Continue Reading


06.17.19

Cassidy, Delegation Champion New Effort to Honor WWII Vets

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Representatives Steve Scalise (R-LA), Clay Higgins (R-LA), Mike Johnson (R-LA), Ralph Abraham (R-LA), Garret Graves (R-LA), and Cedric Richmond (D-LA) have reached out to President Trump, asking him to designate a single state funeral for the last Medal of Honor Recipient from WWII and the 16 million men and women who served. This comes following our remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion to liberate Europe. Th… Continue Reading


06.14.19

Cassidy Announces Release of Duplication of Benefits Guidance

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) release of legal guidance needed to implement the duplication of benefits (DOB) fix for 2016 Louisiana flood victims passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump in October 2018. "I'm glad to report that duplication of benefits is fixed," said Dr. Cassidy. "I've urged HUD to minimize restrictions on which flood victims receive Restore Louisiana grants. HUD is allowing st… Continue Reading


06.14.19

Cassidy Encourages Louisiana Ports to Apply to USDOT Infrastructure Development Grant Program

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today urged Louisiana ports to apply for grant funding through The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) newly announced Port Infrastructure Development Program. The DOT is making available $292.7 million in discretionary grant funds to support public coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of goods movement into, out of, or within a port. "The Trump administration has been committed to improving our country's infrastructure… Continue Reading


06.13.19

Cassidy Announces $33M Grant to Restore Passenger Rail Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced The Department of Transportation awarding a $32,995,516 million grant to the Southern Rail Commission (SRC) to re-establish a passenger rail service which connected New Orleans, LA, and Mobile, AL since 1894 until Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Cassidy previously urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao to strongly consider the SRC's application for funding from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) fund… Continue Reading


06.13.19

PHOTOS: National Seersucker Day 2019

(Click here to download high-res photo) WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators, Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Shelley Moore-Capito (R-WV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Doug Jones (D-AL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Kennedy (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) took official photos in celebration of National Seersucker Day. "It is a bipartisan tradition, celebrating an American tradition th… Continue Reading


06.12.19

TOMORROW: Cassidy To Host National Seersucker Day

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and colleagues will take an official photo TOMORROW at 12:00PM ET in celebration of National Seersucker Day. WHO: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., and colleagues WHAT: Official National Seersucker Day Photograph WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00PM ET - Exact time subject to vote schedule WHERE: The Ohio Clock RSVP: Please RSVP to Milly Lothian: Milly_lothian@cassidy.senate.gov … Continue Reading


06.12.19

Cassidy in Stat News Oped: We Need to Prepare for the Next Generation of Health Care Treatments

How will we pay for the coming generation of potentially curative gene therapies? By U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. June 12th, 2019 StatNews.com We have arrived at a special moment in health care. Innovative, life-changing gene therapies are here that will cure or ease debilitating diseases. Yet these expensive treatments are entering a market structure that was not built to price them. Congress will likely need to play a part in developing a new paradigm for financing such treatments. As a … Continue Reading


06.11.19

Cassidy, Bennet, Young Reintroduce the Waterway LNG Parity Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Todd Young (R-IN) today reintroduced the Waterway LNG Parity Act. This bill requires excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on inland waterways be levied at a rate consistent with energy output relative to diesel and gasoline. It takes about 1.7 gallons of LNG to provide the same amount of energy as a gallon of diesel, yet fuel usage is taxed on volume. So LNG usage would be taxed 50 cents for the … Continue Reading


06.10.19

THURSDAY: Cassidy To Host National Seersucker Day June 13

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and colleagues will take an official photo at 12:00PM ET Thursday in celebration of National Seersucker Day. WHO: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., and colleagues WHAT: Official National Seersucker Day Photograph WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00PM ET - Exact time subject to vote schedule WHERE: The Ohio Clock RSVP: Please RSVP to Milly Lothian: Milly_lothian@cassidy.senate.gov … Continue Reading


06.07.19

Cassidy, Kennedy Release Statements on House NFIP Extension Bill

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) today released statements in response to legislation from the U.S. House Financial Services Committee that would extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, but lacks the critical reforms to ensure the sustainability and affordability of the program for American homeowners. "This proposal is a genuine effort to solve a serious problem, but it lacks reforms needed to ensure the program is sustainable and that … Continue Reading


06.06.19

Cassidy, Schatz, Reed Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Tourism, Lift Local Economies

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Jack Reed (D-RI) reintroduced the Explore America Act, legislation that supports the expansion of cultural heritage tourism by strengthening the Preserve America Grant Program. Changes to the program will help attract more visitors to American landscapes and cultural heritage sites in the National Parks System, boosting local economies, and increase collaboration between communities and the federal government. "Louisiana commun… Continue Reading

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