Press Releases

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


06.06.19

VIDEO: Cassidy Commemorates American Heroes on 75th Anniversary of D-Day

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) commemorated the 75th Anniversary of D-Day today, sharing his thoughts on what the sacrifice of America's Greatest Generation means to our country. In Cassidy's office hangs an emotional photo of Americans in New Orleans celebrating the end of World War 2,originally published in 1945 in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The sacrifices of American soldiers on D-Day led to the celebration experienced in this powerful photograph. Watch and share the video Fac… Continue Reading


06.05.19

Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Measure to Strengthen Mental Health Parity Laws

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, today introduced the Mental Health Parity Compliance Act of 2019. The legislation improves transparency and accountability to help consumers have access to mental health and substance use services included in their plans. It would strengthen compliance with mental health parity laws by requiring issuers or plans to submit comparative analyses upon request… Continue Reading


06.04.19

Cassidy, Kennedy, Jones Introduce Legislation To Improve Emergency Evacuation Routes

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced the BE SAFE ACT of 2019 to improve emergency evacuation routes in rural areas by creating an up to $100 million competitive grant program for work on roads and bridges. The legislation directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish the program for projects that would improve emergency evacuation routes though the construction of state and local connector roads that facilitate access to broader … Continue Reading


06.04.19

STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act Receives Positive Feedback from Groups Representing Patients, Providers, and Payers

The STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act currently has 21 Senate cosponsors, the largest support of any solution in Congress, and has also received positive feedback from advocacy groups representing patients, health care providers, and health insurers. U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Tom Carper (D-DE), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Kennedy (R-LA)… Continue Reading


06.03.19

Cassidy Warns of Chinese Threat to American Personal Data Privacy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), raised concerns with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer over China using wearable technology products to catalog American's personal data. This information can include sensitive health data, facial and voice recognition, audio from microphones, geolocation, electronic payment, access control for mass transit systems and smart locks, social media usage, and other sensitive … Continue Reading

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