Press Releases

06.15.22

Cassidy Statement on Nomination of Dana Douglas for Fifth Circuit Judge

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following President Joe Biden's nomination of the Honorable Dana Douglas of Louisiana to fill the Fifth Circuit Judge vacancy. Douglas currently serves as a Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. "Judge Douglas will undergo a thorough and fair review of her qualifications and judicial philosophy," said Dr. Cassidy."It's clear that she is an active member in her legal community and ha… Continue Reading


06.15.22

Cassidy, Wyden, Crapo, Carper Release Youth Mental Health Discussion Draft

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Tom Carper (D-DE) today released a discussion draft for youth mental health care policies as a part of the committee's ongoing work to improve mental health care across the nation, which has included a public call for comments and four hearings to help develop these initiatives. "There has been a massive rise in youth mental health issues in the wake of the pandemic," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill ensures children … Continue Reading


06.14.22

Cassidy Announces $6.1 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $6,160,056.71 in Hurricane Ida relief. Specifically, this funding will reimburse the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and the city of Thibodaux for costs related to emergency protective measures and debris removal. "Communities like Thibodaux were devastated by Ida, but Louisiana is resilient," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is an important step towar… Continue Reading


06.14.22

Cassidy, Coons, Cornyn introduce Civics Secures Democracy Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chris Coons (D-DE), John Cornyn (R-TX), and colleagues introduced legislation to expand access to civics education with a $1 billion investment across K-12 and higher education. The Civics Secures Democracy Act will expand educational programming in history and civics, with funding available for state education agencies, nonprofits, and institutions of higher education and research. Senators Angus King (I-ME), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) are … Continue Reading


06.13.22

Cassidy, Louisiana Delegation Urge Bureau of Prisons to Ensure Staff Levels at FCC Oakdale

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Louisiana's congressional delegation urged the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to address staffing shortages and roles at Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Oakdale in Allen Parish. FCC Oakdale houses approximately 2,000 federal inmates and faces unsustainably low staffing levels that is nearing crisis. There are approximately 116 staff vacancies, including 65 vacancies for correctional services staff, at the facility. These vacancies force FCC Oakdale to rely… Continue Reading


06.12.22

Bipartisan Group of Senators Announces Agreement

U. S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on the announcement of a bipartisan agreement in the aftermath of Uvalde, Texas. "I joined these negotiations to ensure any agreement addressed illegal gun violence while upholding due process and protecting law-abiding Americans' 2nd Amendment rights," said Dr. Cassidy. "This agreement upholds that commitment." Cassidy joined U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ… Continue Reading


06.10.22

Cassidy, Inhofe, Colleagues Introduce Keep Our Communities Safe Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and colleagues introduced the Keep Our Communities Safe Act, legislation that would close the legal loophole that requires immigration authorities to release back into the United States illegal aliens who have not been accepted for deportation to other countries after being detained for six months - a practice also referred to as "catch and release." "Law enforcement and the judicial system are overwhelmed by the crisis at our souther… Continue Reading


06.10.22

Cassidy, Barrasso, Colleagues Urge Administration to Transition from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Barrasso (R-WY), and 24 Senate colleagues urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to provide Congress, patients, and providers with additional insight on the Department's plans for transitioning out of the COVID-19 public health emergency. "As the American people return to normalcy, workers, families, frontline health care providers, and a range of other stakeholders need transparency and certainty regarding … Continue Reading


06.10.22

Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Stop Gun Criminals Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Steve Daines (R-MT), Josh Hawley (R-MO), John Kennedy (R-LA), John Thune (R-SD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Stop Gun Criminals Act, legislation to increase penalties for felons who illegally possess or use firearms. "Criminals who illegally use a gun to commit murder and other crimes must face stronger penalties," said Dr. Cassidy. "Repeat gun offenders must know if they use a gun … Continue Reading


06.09.22

Cassidy Celebrates National Seersucker Day in the Senate

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today was joined by eight Senate colleagues in celebrating the ninth annual National Seersucker Day in the U.S. Senate. "It's great to be back in seersucker," said Dr. Cassidy. "Seersucker is a uniquely American and beloved New Orleans invention. I'm honored to be sharing this Louisiana tradition with my colleagues." Cassidy invited fellow senators, Senate staff, and Americans from all over the country to don their warm weather finest on this Nationa… Continue Reading


06.08.22

Cassidy, Rubio Urge Biden Administration to Put Maximum Pressure on Ortega-Murillo Regime in Nicaragua

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to increase the United States' response against the brutal authoritarian regime of Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo in Nicaragua. The senators called for the administration to increase the use of targeted sanctions and economic tools to continue to isolate members of the Nicaraguan regime. This call to action occurs on the one year anniver… Continue Reading


06.08.22

Report: Cassidy’s No Surprises Act Has Stopped Two Million Surprise Medical Bills in Two Months, Estimates 12 Million Could be Stopped in 2022

A recent study conducted by America's Health Insurance Plans and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association found that the now-law No Surprises Act, legislation authored by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), prevented two million surprise medical bills during January and February of 2022. "Over two years ago, we set out to end patients being blindsided by expensive surprise medical bills," said Dr. Cassidy. "With over two million surprise medical bills stopped in just two months, this solution is … Continue Reading


06.07.22

VIDEO: Cassidy Presses Treasury Secretary Over Administration’s Anti-Energy Policies, Strategy to Limit Russian Oil Profits

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) pressed President Biden's Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on inflation, the administration's proposal to limit tax incentives for the production of American oil and gas, and a strategy to combat Putin's profits off of Russian oil production during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. A recent oilprice.com reported Russia received more than $6 billion in extra oil revenue in June. "The administration has proposed decreasing tax incentives for the production… Continue Reading


06.07.22

Cassidy, Rosen, Garbarino, Clarke Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution to Designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and U.S. Representatives Andrew Garbarino (R-NY-02) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09) today introduced a resolution to designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month. The resolution also aims to educate Americans on the essential role of cybersecurity education and to support federal, state, and local efforts. "Cyberattacks affect all aspects of life and demonstrate the need for stronger protections," said Dr. Cassidy. "We need … Continue Reading


06.06.22

Cassidy Announces $14.8 Million for emergency Coastal Resilience

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), will grant Louisiana a total of $14,761,299 in relief for Emergency Coastal Resilience aid. Specifically, this funding will help Lake Chien, Dularge Marsh, and Bayou Grand Chenier better withstand natural disasters. "Louisiana knows the importance of protecting and restoring our coastlines," said Dr. Cassidy. "… Continue Reading


06.03.22

Cassidy Announces $44.4 Million in Disaster, COVID Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $44,430,971.59 in relief for COVID, the Severe Winter Storm of 2021, and Hurricanes Katrina, Laura, Ida, and Zeta. Specifically, this funding will help the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital - New Orleans East, Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development - District 3, Louisiana Department of Transportation… Continue Reading


06.03.22

Cassidy Reacts to New Report Saying Social Security is Headed for Financial Cliff

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) made the following statement after the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released a report examining how much longer Social Security can operate without significant benefit cuts. The report projects that the Social Security Trust Fund will become insolvent by 2034, meaning it will not have enough money to pay full and on time benefits promised to taxpayers. "This report is a clear warning that Social Security is on shaky ground," sa… Continue Reading


05.31.22

Cassidy, Blackburn, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Calling Out Iran-China Ties

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and colleagues introduced the Iran China Accountability Act to call attention to Iran's ties with Communist China by prohibiting the obligation or expenditure of any taxpayer dollars to advance a nuclear agreement with Iran until the regime terminates their ties with Communist China and terrorist groups like Hamas. "The administration should not be able to ram through another terrible Iran Nuclear Deal without Senate approval," … Continue Reading


05.31.22

Cassidy Announces $16.2 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $16,225,731.12 in Hurricane Ida relief. Specifically, the funding will go to Lafourche Parish for facility repairs and St. Tammany Parish for the removal of debris. "Our communities remain resilient following Hurricane Ida's destruction," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding helps South Louisiana pick up the pieces and prepare for the next storm." Grant Aw… Continue Reading


05.27.22

Cassidy, Durbin Meet With Major Retail CEOs To Discuss INFORM Consumers Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with several retail CEOs to discuss their Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act, which passed the House as part of the America COMPETES Act and is currently being conferenced with the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). The bipartisan legislation will combat the online sale of stolen, counterfeit, and dangerous consumer products by ensuring … Continue Reading

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