Press Releases

10.06.22

Cassidy Tours River Parishes Community College and Zen-Noh Grain

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today toured River Parishes Community College (RPCC) in Gonzales to learn how they are training students to fill jobs in Louisiana's energy industry. That industry received a boost from Cassidy's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes billions for hydrogen hubs, carbon capture technologies, and demonstration projects to develop the cutting-edge energy innovations pioneered here in Louisiana. While there, Cassidy visited thei… Continue Reading


10.06.22

Cassidy, GOP Senators Release PSA Warning About Dangers of Rainbow Fentanyl Ahead of Halloween

U.S Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and 12 Republican colleagues released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) towarn parents about the dangers of illicit fentanyl ahead of Halloween as the drug cartels have begun targeting America's youth with rainbow fentanyl in the form of pills that look like candy and powder that looks like sidewalk chalk. The fentanyl crisis is wreaking havoc in communities throughout the nation and poisoning and killing Americans at record rates. "…The powerful … Continue Reading


10.05.22

Cassidy Discusses Careers in Public Service with Dunham School Seniors

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in a panel discussion before high school seniors at The Dunham School, where he discussed how they can have careers in public service. "These students are our future educators, business leaders, professionals, craftsmen and craftswomen," said Dr. Cassidy. "We should all contribute to their development. Their future, and our future, depends upon it." Cassidy shared with students his experiences as a Member of Congress.… Continue Reading


10.05.22

Cassidy-led Resolution Recognizes October as National Dyslexia Awareness Month

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), author of the 21st Century Dyslexia Act, led a group of fellow senators in introducing a U.S. Senate resolution recognizing October 2022 as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) introduced the House version of the resolution. "Dyslexia impacts one in five Americans. By diagnosing dyslexia early, these students won't be left behind and can reach their full potential," said Dr. Cassidy. "This month, we work to educate… Continue Reading


10.04.22

Cassidy-Led Bill to Help Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life Heads to President’s Desk

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) successfully secured the passage of the Solid Start Act of 2021 through the U.S. House of Representatives. It now heads to the president's desk to become law. The bipartisan Solid Start Act of 2021 codifies the Solid Start program that was started by the Trump administration. The program contacts every veteran three times by phone in the first year after they leave active duty to connect them with VA programs … Continue Reading


10.04.22

Cassidy, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Condemning Iran for its Crackdown on Peaceful Protestors

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ben Menendez (D-NJ), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced a Senate resolution reaffirming the United States' support for the Iranian citizens peacefully protesting for their rights, and condemning the Iranian security forces for their violent response. An identical resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Cl… Continue Reading


10.03.22

VIDEO: Cassidy Secures Southwest Louisiana Additional $46 Million for Coastal Hurricane Protection through his Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that Southwest Louisiana will receive an additional $46,000,000 for coastal hurricane protection from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), legislation co-authored by Cassidy. Specifically, the funding will elevate approximately 200 structures in the Calcasieu, Cameron, and Vermillion Parishes to the 100-year flood plain. "Great news, $46 million coming to Cameron, Calcasieu, and Vermillion Parishes to elevate stru… Continue Reading


10.03.22

Cassidy Lays New Foundation for Republican Approach to Climate Policy, Taking on China in Senate Address

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) delivered a pivotal speech on the U.S. Senate floor laying out a new vision for Republicans to engage on climate policy while protecting U.S. energy security. Cassidy highlighted China as the largest threat to rising global emissions and explained how the United States must approach this challenge by understanding the nexus of national security, energy security, climate policy, and economic policy. "This talk will be about that nexus: energy security, nat… Continue Reading


10.03.22

Cassidy Announces $20.5 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $20,492,687.93 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Hurricanes Laura and Ida recovery. "Hurricanes Laura and Ida dealt a blow to communities across South Louisiana, but we are coming back," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding supports our efforts to rebuild, recover and prosper." The City of Lake Charles, South Louisiana Electric, St. Bernard Parish School Board, and the Louisiana National Guard will a… Continue Reading


10.03.22

Cassidy Leads Senate Republicans in Demanding Administration End Its War on U.S. Oil & Gas

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) led a group of Republican senators demanding the Biden administration end its assault on domestic oil and gas production and continue to sell oil and gas leases on federal land and water. The push comes in response to the U.S. Department of Interior's draft proposal for the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program, in which the department hinted that it might cancel future lease sales for the next five years. "American families are struggling to… Continue Reading


10.01.22

Cassidy Announces Louisiana Resident, 6 other American Hostages Freed from Venezuelan Captivity

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the secured release of Lake Charles, LA resident Tomeu Vadell and six other American hostages held in Venezuela. Vadell was a member of a group of CITGO energy executives, known as the CITGO 6, that were lured to Caracas and taken hostage by the Nicholas Maduro Regime in November of 2017. One of the members was recently released last March. "After five years of work to free Tomeu Vadell and the rest of the CITGO 6, it is a blessing to say … Continue Reading


09.30.22

Cassidy, Padilla Lead Bipartisan Push to Ensure Federal Medicaid Funds Can Be Used in Crisis Stabilization Centers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) today sent a bipartisan letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Books-LaSure urging the agency to clarify whether federal funds can be used to pay for crisis stabilization in programs with more than 16 beds. Last fall, Cassidy visited the Bridge Center for Hope in Baton Rouge to learn about the services they provide for those facing a mental health or substance use related crises. Earlier … Continue Reading


09.29.22

Cassidy on Senate Passage of over $842M in Ida Disaster Relief Included in Government Funding Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) issued a statement after he voted in support of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government until December 16th, 2022 and provide Louisiana with $841.5 million for Hurricane Ida relief. It passed the U.S. Senate and now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives. "Families hit by Hurricane Ida have been rebuilding for over a year, but there is still a long way to go," said Dr. Cassidy. "This is welcome funding for communities in south Louisiana." … Continue Reading


09.29.22

Cassidy Introduces BREAK PUTIN Act to End Putin’s War, Cut off Oil Revenue

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced the Breaking Russia's Energy Addicted Kleptocracy and Punishing Uncivil Tyrant Invading Neighbor (BREAK PUTIN) Act to end Putin's war in Ukraine and establish a price cap for Russian oil. "An oil price cap must have the force to end Putin's war-that's what the BREAK PUTIN Act does," said Dr. Cassidy. "Biden's sanctions aren't working and its oil price cap won't diminish Putin's war machine. This legislation offers a better way forward, cutting o… Continue Reading


09.29.22

Cassidy Announces $6.9 Million in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $6,888,768.43 in relief for Hurricanes Laura, Delta, and Ida. "Years of hurricanes have devastated Louisiana, but our families remain resilient, " said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding helps our state fully rebuild and be prepared for the next disaster." Claiborne Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Jefferson Parish will benefit from this grant. Grant Awarded Recip… Continue Reading


09.28.22

Cassidy, Blumenthal, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Improve Mental Health on College Campuses

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced The Enhancing Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Through Campus Planning Act, legislation to help improve college students' mental health and incentivize higher education institutions to develop and implement comprehensive mental health and suicide prevention plans. "Let's take what we learned from COVID and increase menta… Continue Reading


09.28.22

Cassidy, Peters Bipartisan Bill to Save Taxpayer Dollars by Improving How Federal Agencies Purchase Software Heads to Senate Floor

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Gary Peters' (D-MI) legislation to save taxpayer dollars by improving management of how the federal government purchases and uses software has advanced in the Senate as it passed through the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The legislation builds on a law written by Cassidy to reduce duplicative software purchases called the MEGABYTE Act. Since being signed into law, this legislation has saved taxpayers more than $450 millio… Continue Reading


09.26.22

Cassidy, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Cut Bureaucratic Waste, Save Taxpayer Dollars

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced bipartisan legislation to save taxpayer dollars by improving management of how the federal government purchases and uses software. The legislation builds on a law written by Cassidy to reduce duplicative software purchases called the MEGABYTE Act. Since being signed into law, this legislation has saved taxpayers more than $450 million. "By requiring the federal government to keep track of its software licenses, we… Continue Reading


09.23.22

Cassidy, Daines, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Protect Use of Traditional Ammo & Tackle

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Steve Daines (R-MT), and 21 colleagues today introduced the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act, which stops federal agencies from banning the use of traditional ammo or tackle on public lands without approval from scientific institutions and state wildlife agencies. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service passed a rule that bans the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on federal land. "Every Louisianan knows how important outdoor r… Continue Reading


09.23.22

Cassidy to VA Secretary: It Shouldn’t Take a FOIA Request From Congress to Get Information on VA Health Care Effectiveness for Veterans

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, grilled Biden administration VA Secretary Denis McDonough over the VA's lack of transparency regarding data on the efficiency of VA health care for veterans and their families. Further, Secretary McDonough had no answer regarding reports that since the introduction of the VA's Opioid Safety Initiative, suicide among veterans in rural areas increased by 75%. "My staff requested information regarding veter… Continue Reading

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