Press Releases

03.11.22

Cassidy, Lankford, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Require Ultrasound Before Abortion

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, which would require abortion providers to perform an obstetric ultrasound and make the heartbeat of an unborn baby audible before a woman gives consent to an abortion. "The science doesn't agree with those who advocate for abortion up until death, so they resort to dehumanizing the child," said Dr. Cassidy. "Every unborn baby is a life deserving a future. This legislation ensures mo… Continue Reading


03.11.22

Cassidy, Hickenlooper Introduce The Modernizing Bio-Surveillance Capabilities and Epidemic Forecasting Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO) today introduced the Modernizing Bio-Surveillance Capabilities and Epidemic Forecasting Act, a bill to require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better track infectious diseases and enhance our epidemic forecasting capabilities to improve public health readiness and responses to future pandemics. "We need to start working and preparing now to combat the next pandemic. Our bill allows federal agencies to b… Continue Reading


03.11.22

Cassidy, Ernst Introduce Bill to Limit Foreign-Owned Debt, Protect National Security

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the National Debt is National Security Act to require that no more than one-third of the United States' national debt be foreign-owned and to bar particular countries from owning more than five percent of the national debt. "Allowing China and other adversaries to control large portions of our debt is a national security threat," said Dr. Cassidy. "We need to rein in spending and limit China's leverage… Continue Reading


03.11.22

Cassidy, Marshall, Luján Legislation Improves Public Health Communication and Response

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Ben Luján (D-NM), Tim Scott (R-SC), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced The Centers for Public Health Preparedness and Response Reauthorization Act to improve communication in public health preparedness and response. The bill designates regional academic and medical centers as research and communication hubs that disseminate public health information during a public health emergency. "This bill… Continue Reading


03.11.22

Cassidy Announces $1.7 Million in COVID Relief for Children’s Hospital

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the Louisiana Children's Medical Center a total of $1,686,861.14 in Robert T. Stafford Act funding for COVID-19 relief. "As we work to move past the pandemic, this grant will allow the Louisiana's Children's Medical Center to continue providing safe, quality care to children around our state," said Dr. Cassidy. ###… Continue Reading


03.11.22

Cassidy, Ernst, Colleagues Urge for Military Aid to Ukraine

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and 40 other Republican senators urged President Biden to work with Poland and our NATO partners to expedite the transfer of aircraft, air defense systems, and other critical military supplies to Ukraine. "While we commend the lethal aid that your Administration has sent to Ukraine thus far, we strongly disagree with your decision to delay and deny Poland the option to transfer fighter jets to Ukraine," said the senators. "We cannot al… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Cassidy Responds to Senate Blocking Disaster Aid Amendment

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the Senate blockage of his amendment, introduced with U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), to the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill to add $2.5 billion for disaster aid, including $500 million to rebuild ports. After the September passage of $600 million in Hurricane Laura and Delta relief for Southwest Louisiana and $5 billion for states impacted by Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana delegation continued to push the Biden adminis… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Cassidy, Louisiana Delegation Urge Biden to Expedite $3 Billion in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA), and U.S. Representatives Steve Scalise (R-LA-1), Garret Graves (R-LA-6), Mike Johnson (R-LA-4), Clay Higgins (R-LA-3), Julia Letlow (R-LA-5) and Troy Carter (D-LA-2) today urged President Biden to address the administrative roadblocks over $3 billion in Louisiana disaster relief from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Due to an expired data-sharing agreement, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) cannot… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Cassidy, Wicker, Colleagues Urge Biden to End COVID Travel Mandates

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and 30 other Republican senators today urged President Biden to lift all federal COVID-19 restrictions related to travel. Specifically, the senators call for an end to pre-departure COVID testing for travel to the United States and the federal mask mandate on public transportation. The federal mask mandate is set to expire on March 18, but could be extended by the Biden administration. "We believe current travel restrictions in place … Continue Reading


03.10.22

Cassidy, Kennedy Offer Amendment to Budget Bill to Provide $2.5 Billion in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) today offered an amendment to the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill to include $2.5 billion for disaster aid, including $500 million to rebuild ports. After the September passage of $600 million in Hurricane Laura and Delta relief for Southwest Louisiana and $5 billion for states impacted by Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana delegation continued to push the Biden administration and their congressional colleagues to deliver additional… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Cassidy, Merkley Introduce Bill to Prevent Stillborn Deaths

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today introduced the Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act of 2022, which offers federal funding to support stillborn prevention services. Every year, 23,500 babies in the U.S. are stillborn, and studies show that nearly 1 and 4 stillbirths can be prevented. The bill would amend the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant of the Social Security Act to include grant funding for stillbirth prevention services. "E… Continue Reading


03.09.22

Cassidy to Oppose Current Funding Bill Due to Absence of Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced his opposition the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill following announcement that, despite tireless efforts by the Louisiana congressional delegation, the bill does not include long overdue disaster supplemental aid for South Louisiana. After the September passage of $600 million in Hurricane Laura and Delta relief for Southwest Louisiana and $5 billion for states impacted by Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana delegation continued to push the Bid… Continue Reading


03.09.22

Cassidy Releases Landmark Energy & Climate Policy Outline, Calls for Energy Operation Warp Speed

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a visionary policy outline detailing how the U.S. can successfully reset its energy and climate policy and create a global Russia-free energy future. Cassidy, a member of the Senate Energy and Finance Committees, called for an Energy Operation Warp Speed to reestablish America's energy dominance. "The world will be safer and the planet healthier in a future free of Russian energy. This requires addressing global security, climate, and the ab… Continue Reading


03.09.22

Cassidy, Blackburn Introduce Bill to Crack Down on China’s Digital Currency

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today introduced the Say No To the SilkRoad Act, which would set new regulations and guidelines on the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Digital Yuan. In January of 2022, the Chinese Central Bank introduced the digital currency which could allow countries such as Russia to bypass global financial systems like SWIFT and empower the CCP to collect personal data on users. "China's Digital Yuan allows the CCP to collect personal data… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Cassidy, Cornyn, Colleagues Urge Funding for American Semiconductor Production

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) led a group of 19 colleagues urging congressional leadership to pass funding essential to implementing the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act. Provisions in the CHIPS Act passed as part of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to enable the construction and modernization of U.S. semiconductor manufacturing facilities, but the effort has yet to receive the billions of … Continue Reading


03.07.22

Cassidy Announces $8.4 Million for HIV/AIDS Treatment and Services

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will grant the Louisiana Department of Health $8,367,607 in Ryan White Title II Formula grants to fund HIV drugs and services for uninsured patients. The Ryan White Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations. "As a doctor who has t… Continue Reading


03.07.22

Senate Passes Cassidy-Supported Resolution to Condemn Threats Against HBCUs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) applauded the Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution to condemn recent bomb threats towards Historically-Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and reaffirm the duty of the federal government to protect college students, faculty, staff against acts of violence. This resolution, introduced by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), is in response to multiple bomb threats this year directed towards HBCUs, including Xavier University of Louisiana… Continue Reading


03.04.22

Cassidy Announces $7.5 Million For Roads, Drainage Improvements

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $7,501,483.50 for road and drainage improvements. Southern University will receive $3,331,783.50, Livingston Parish will receive $3,033,100.00, and East Baton Rouge Parish will receive $1,136,600.00. "We need to reinvest in our roads and sewer systems to prepare them for the next storm," said Dr. Cassidy. "This grant will help modernize our state." … Continue Reading


03.04.22

Cassidy on CBO Inflation Report Confirming Inflation Impacts on Federal Budget

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Cornyn (R-TX), John Thune (R-SD), Richard Burr (R-NC), Rob Portman (R-OH), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Tim Scott (R-SC), James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Todd Young (R-IN), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and John Barasso (R-WY) announced the release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the effects of rising inflation on the federal budget, businesses, and American households. This comes after Senate Finance … Continue Reading


03.03.22

Cassidy Legislation Prevents Oligarchs from Circumventing Sanctions

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced legislation creating a permanent inter-agency trade-based money laundering (TBML) task force to coordinate efforts and streamline communication among U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Cassidy's Special Russian Sanctions Authority Act of 2022 implements a recent General Accountability Office (GAO) recommendation to create such an initiative against Russian oligarchs and their cronies. "Putin and his cronies move millions of dollars … Continue Reading

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