Press Releases

10.28.21

Cassidy, Coons, Cornyn Unveil Infrastructure Package to Support Hydrogen Technologies for Emissions Reduction

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chris Coons (D-DE) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan Hydrogen Infrastructure Initiative, a package of three bills to support the adoption of hydrogen in energy intensive sectors. The bills are also cosponsored by Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM). Hydrogen is a high-energy fuel source that does not emit greenhouse gases at the point of use, properties that allow it to be used in intense and long duratio… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Cassidy Announces $5.3 Million for Electric Grid Repairs After Hurricane Delta

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corp. (SLEMCO) $5,301,281.57 for repairs to electric grid infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Delta. The grant is reimbursement for cost to replace over 150 electrical poles and 70 transformers. "Storms like Delta, and more recently like Ida, show us how crucial it is to restore power after a disaster and strengthen our electrical grid," sa… Continue Reading


10.27.21

Cassidy Announces $7.5 Million for Winter Storm, Flood Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness and West Feliciana Parish a total of $7,461,498.80 in aid for the severe winter storms that hammered Louisiana earlier this year and heavy flooding. The Louisiana Office of Risk Management will receive $5,878,923.49 as reimbursement for emergency response operations after the 2021 winter storms, including delivering portable power generat… Continue Reading


10.26.21

Cassidy Highlights Opioid Crisis on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate Floor highlighting the nation's opioid epidemic and its impact on Louisiana. "Over 1,900 Louisianians lost their lives to drug overdose last year. 48 percent increase from 2019. These are not just statistics. These are human lives. Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, and friends losing their lives to addiction. This is a national crisis, but also personal," said Dr. Cassidy. Cassidy's speech as prepared for deliver… Continue Reading


10.26.21

Cassidy, Hagerty, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today led a group of Republican senators to introduce the Upholding the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Law Act of 2021, a bill to protect the full and faithful implementation of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 and block the Biden Administration's efforts to subvert the law. "The Jewish State of Israel is one of our greatest allies. The Biden administration must not threaten this relationship with a plan that is in clear conflict with U.S… Continue Reading


10.26.21

Cassidy Announces $595 Million in Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief Grants

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development will send the Louisiana Office of Community Development $594,931,000 in Community Development Block Grants for Hurricane Laura disaster recovery. Cassidy helped secure this supplemental disaster assistance last month as part of a clean continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government until December 3rd, 2021. "It has been over a year since Louisiana was hammered by Hurricane Laura, and this r… Continue Reading


10.26.21

Cassidy, Cotton Force Chinese-Run TikTok Out of U.S. Cyber Games Sponsorship

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) successfully forced TikTok out as a sponsor of the U.S. Cyber Games after blasting the Biden administration last week. TikTok withdrew as a sponsor Monday after the senators condemned the Biden administration for allowing the Chinese state-owned company to be named the founding sponsor of the U.S. Cyber Games. "TikTok should have never been anywhere near the U.S. Cyber Games." said Dr. Cassidy. "The Biden administration continues the… Continue Reading


10.22.21

Cassidy, Schatz Lead Bipartisan Group to Bolster U.S. Leadership in Global Vaccination Distribution

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) led a bipartisan group of 12 senators today urging improved U.S. leadership to increase global access to the COVID-19 vaccine. "We urge you in the strongest possible terms to do more to lead global efforts to end this pandemic and increase global vaccine access. We also encourage you to place a stronger focus on development of and access to COVID-19 diagnostics and treatments and strengthening health systems worldwide," wrote the s… Continue Reading


10.21.21

Cassidy Joins Scott, Colleagues on Bill to Block Democrats’ IRS Spying Scheme

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and 47 other Republican colleagues in cosponsoring the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act, a bill to block the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing Democrats' plan to spy on Americans' bank accounts. "The IRS does not have the right to spy on Americans' bank accounts," said Dr. Cassidy. "This is nothing less than mass, indiscriminate government surveillance on Americans. Giving IRS bureaucrats unfettered … Continue Reading


10.21.21

Cassidy Condemns Democrats’ IRS Spying Scheme

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate Floor condemning Democrats' plan to direct the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to spy on Americans' bank accounts. "The IRS does not have the right to spy on Americans' bank accounts," said Dr. Cassidy. "This is nothing less than mass, indiscriminate government surveillance on Americans. Giving IRS bureaucrats unfettered access to Americans' personal, private finances is a gross invasion of privacy and an abuse of pow… Continue Reading


10.21.21

Cassidy, Cotton Blast Biden Administration for Naming Chinese-Run TikTok as U.S. Cyber Games Sponsor

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) released the following statement condemning the Biden administration for allowing Chinese state-owned TikTok to be named the founding sponsor of the U.S. Cyber Games. As part of the deal, TikTok Chief Security Officer Roland Cloutier will join representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as members of the Cyber Games Ad… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Cassidy Statement on Democrats’ Latest Partisan Election Takeover Bill Attempt

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement on the Democrats' far left "compromise" on the Democrats' partisan election takeover bill after the motion to proceed failed on the Senate Floor. This bill, which is a compromise between the Left and the far-Left, is another attempt to federalize elections, overrule state laws, and undermine election security. It forces taxpayers to fund political campaigns and bars common-sense voter I.D. laws. "Democrats can try to dress this up… Continue Reading


10.19.21

Senate Energy Committee Considers Cassidy Legislation to Strengthen Gulf Revenue Sharing Program

Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a subcommittee hearing to consider U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy's, M.D. (R-LA) legislation, the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies and Ecosystems (RISEE) Act, to strengthen gulf revenue sharing program. The bipartisan RISEE Act would amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) and create a new dedicated stream of funding from future offshore wind development for coastal protection and resiliency. This legislation will also… Continue Reading


10.19.21

Cassidy Announces $3.8 Million for Hurricanes Laura and Delta Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the South Lafourche Levee District and the Louisiana Office of Risk Management a total of $3,764,581.01 for Hurricanes Laura and Delta relief. The South Lafourche Levee District will receive $2,047,631.76 as reimbursement for flood mitigation measures taken before Hurricane Delta. The Louisiana Office of Risk Management will receive $1,716,949.25 as reimbursement for tarps and water d… Continue Reading


10.15.21

Cassidy Visits Disaster Recovery Center in Houma

METAIRIE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) toured a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Houma. He met with constituents at the center and listened to what they need to continue toward their recovery. "You can drive through the bayou and see the spectrum of the recovery," said Dr. Cassidy. "Some places have completely recovered, and some places are without electricity. Our commitment is for long-term recovery so that all places end up better off." Additionally, Cassidy had several … Continue Reading


10.15.21

Cassidy-Led School Cybersecurity Legislation Signed Into Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) sponsored legislation to enhance cybersecurity assistance to K-12 educational institutions across the country was signed into law by the President late last week. The bipartisan K-12 Cybersecurity Act helps educational institutions bolster their cybersecurity protections by instructing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to examine the risks and challenges that schools face in securing their systems and offer recommendations and reso… Continue Reading


10.14.21

Cassidy Discusses Infrastructure with Business Leaders in Chalmette

METAIRIE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today in Chalmette, visited with members of the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce. They discussed his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which would devote billions of dollars toward roads and bridges, resiliency to rebuild eroded coastlines, improvements for ports and waterways and other investments that will benefit Louisiana's economy. "Lessons learned from St. Bernard's recovery after Hurricane Katrina teach us that recovery will occur… Continue Reading


10.14.21

Cassidy Tours Hurricane Damage and Visits Disaster Recovery Center in Plaquemines Parish

METAIRIE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today toured hurricane damage in Ironton and visited a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Belle Chasse. He visited with constituents and local officials, and thanked those working to rebuild Plaquemines Parish. "The recovery process from Hurricane Ida continues," said Dr. Cassidy. "This visit allows me to see and to hear from those who know what is needed to complete that recovery." While in Belle Chasse, Cassidy also met with Mr. Kirk Lepine, … Continue Reading


10.14.21

Cassidy Speaks to Chemical Plant Managers in Gonzales on SCALE Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today addressed a gathering of chemical plant managers and energy company representatives in Gonzales. He discussed the SCALE Act, and the benefits it could provide to Ascension Parish. The SCALE Act would develop carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) infrastructure by building transport links to move carbon dioxide (CO2) from where it's obtained to where it can be used for manufacturing or safe keeping. This would reduce emissions of CO2 while creating… Continue Reading


10.13.21

Cassidy Speaks to Central Louisiana Chamber on Infrastructure

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today addressed the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce in Alexandria. He discussed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the benefits it would provide to central Louisiana. Those benefits include the authorization of the I-14 corridor, which would run from Texas to Georgia and include stops in Leesville and Alexandria. It would continue through Mississippi and Alabama until it reached Augusta, Georgia. The corridor would bring trave… Continue Reading

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