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Cassidy, Brown, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Get Public Employees Full Social Security Benefits

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and 21 colleagues reintroduced legislation that would ensure public sector workers and their families can receive full Social Security benefits after two previous statutes reduced them. The Social Security Fairness Act, would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) from the Social Security Act. Both of the statutes significantly reduce benefits for nearly 2.3 millio… Continue Reading


Cassidy Delivers Floor Speech Recognizing Heroic Search and Rescue Efforts, Remembering Crew Members of Seacor Power Tragedy

(Click here to download Senator Cassidy's speech or here to watch on YouTube.) WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor on the Seacor Power tragedy, in which a liftboat capsized off the coast of Grand Isle on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. "Louisiana experienced a tragedy last Tuesday when a liftboat with a crew of 19 capsized off the coast of Grand Isle. We grieve with the families and we will always remember the lives of those we lost too so… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Blackburn Introduce the Woman’s Right to Know Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Woman's Right to Know Act to protect the health of pregnant women and unborn children by providing adequate medical information for informed consent before abortions. "Expectant mothers should be protected. Essential to this is making sure they know everything they can know about how to protect their bodies. This bill provides information which all too often is not shared," said Dr. Cassidy. "For far too long,… Continue Reading


Cassidy Pens Op-Ed: Biden’s Shortsighted Energy Policies Gamble Louisianans’ Livelihoods, Environment

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed today - Earth Day - in The Washington Times outlining the backwards energy policies of the Biden administration that not only hurts Louisiana families, but will increase global greenhouse gas emissions. "We will make a larger dent in global greenhouse gas emissions by keeping production in the U.S. and working with American companies to develop infrastructure in these countries to replace their high polluting energy sources with cleaner-… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Responds to Democrats Reintroduction of the Green New Deal

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released the following statement in response to Democrat's re-introduction of the Green New Deal. "I think their policy is shortsighted and counterproductive and they are gambling the livelihoods of those in Louisiana, and all Americans, and the environment, to satisfy a lot of things that are not thought through," said Dr. Cassidy. You can read the full remarks below: "Earth Day, Thursday, the Green New Deal, I think is being reintroduced this wee… Continue Reading


Cassidy Pens Op-Ed: Mr. President, Recall Your Words on Unity – and the Filibuster

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed in Real Clear Politics discussing the political motivations and danger of destroying the filibuster, and the hard work required for bipartisanship. "Finding common ground and bipartisanship is hard. It takes a long time. That's the way the Senate was structured. Requiring 60 votes forces that hard work. It reflects the large majority of Americans as opposed to a portion of one-half. Ending the filibuster is an attempt to only represent … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Warren, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Honor WWII Cadet Nurses

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reintroduced the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act, a bill to honor women who served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII with honorary veteran status. The bill would recognize former Cadet Nurses' service to our country and provide them with honorary veterans status, honorable discharges, a service medal, a burial plaque or grave marker, and other privileges. In Louisiana, Charity Hospital in New Orleans had o… Continue Reading


Cassidy Pens Op-Ed: H.R. 1 is Not a Voting Rights Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed in The Advocate highlighting major issues with H.R. 1 calling it "a recipe for election disaster and fraud." "Democrats argue that H.R. 1 is about voting rights, but this bill attempts to do a heck of a lot more than that - and it's not a good thing. It's a recipe for election disaster and fraud. We can all agree that every legal vote cast should be counted. But that's not what this bill does," Dr. Cassidy wrote. "This is not a voting ri… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $1.3 Million Grant for Coastal Restoration in Plaquemines Parish

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) Office of Gulf Coast Restoration is awarding a $1,258,917.50 million grant to Plaquemines Parish for the Bay Adams Headland Restoration and Marsh Creation project. The grant will support the planning, engineering, and design activities of the restoration and habitat creation project. "Louisiana knows the importance of building a more resilient coastline," said Dr. Cassidy. "This restoration protect… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Coons, Wicker, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Expand National Service to Bolster COVID-19 Recovery

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and 15 bipartisan colleagues reintroduced the Cultivating Opportunity and Response to the Pandemic through Service (CORPS) Act, legislation that would expand national service programs significantly to help the country recover and rebuild from COVID-19. The CORPS Act would increase the number of AmeriCorps positions available with the goal of creating 250,000 new service opportunities nationwide. These positions cou… Continue Reading


Senators Cassidy, Hassan, Cramer Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support New Veterans During Transition to Civilian Life

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), all members of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, reintroduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Solid Start program, created by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2019, to contact every veteran three times by phone in the first year after they leave active duty to check in and help connect them to VA programs and benefits. The newly reintroduced bipartisan legislation includes specific… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Ernst Introduce Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

As the Biden Administration works to reverse a rule that prevents Title X funds from going to abortion providers, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Joni Ernst (R-IA) and 32 of their colleagues introduced legislation to prevent taxpayer dollars from going to the nation's single largest provider of abortions, Planned Parenthood. The Protect Funding for Women's Health Care Act prohibits taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood. Instead, the bill redirects those funds to other eligib… Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on Democrats Dangerous, Reckless Supreme Court Packing Plan

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement in response to legislation introduced by House and Senate Democrats to pack the Supreme Court. "This court packing plan is as dangerous as it is reckless," said Dr. Cassidy. "These Democratic members of Congress are not even waiting for their own party's commission to investigate the idea before proposing a law to destroy the Supreme Court as we know it. This sets a dangerous precedent for future presidents and puts judicia… Continue Reading


Cassidy, 100 Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Retain the Protect Life Rule on Title X Funding

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined 100 of his House and Senate colleagues in calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and the White House to reverse their plans to abolish the Protect Life Rule, which prevents American tax dollars from being used to fund abortion. "A decision to rescind the Protect Life Rule would not only damage the integrity of Title X, but reverse needed reforms that allowed this program to work for all Americans. We urge you to retain th… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $824,000 Grant to Support Improvements at National World War II Museum

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $824,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the National World War II Museum, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana. The grant will allow for campus site improvements and audio and visual technical systems. "Tourism is critical to economic opportunity in our state, especially in New Orleans, which has felt the deep impact of COVID-19 and lockdowns," said Dr… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Two Bipartisan Cassidy Bills to Lower Prescription Costs Head to President’s Desk

(Click here to download Senator Cassidy's video or here to watch on YouTube.) WASHINGTON - Two pieces of bipartisan legislation, the Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act and the Ensuring Innovation Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and aimed at lowering prescription drug costs passed the U.S. House of Representatives today and now heads to President Biden's desk to be signed into law. "Passing these bills in Congress has the potential to lower prescription costs for … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Schatz Bill to Fund Research of Minority Health Disparities Passes House

A bill from U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI), the John Lewis National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Endowment Revitalization Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. Introduced in February, the legislation would increase investments in schools conducting critical research into minority health disparities. The bill passed the U.S. Senate in March. "Passing this bill increases investment in schools conducting critical resea… Continue Reading


Cassidy Highlights Failing Track Record of NCIL Grant Holder in Public Comments to Education Department

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) provided public comments on the U.S. Department of Education's Proposed Priority, Requirement, and Definitions-National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL). Cassidy outlined issues with the current NCIL grant holders, highlighting their track record of failing to produce a trustworthy work product. Cassidy also called for NCIL's funding to be abolished or awarded to another group, and reminded the Department that "these grants are not welfare … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Hassan Reintroduce Bipartisan Bills to Increase Vaccination Rates for Expectant Mothers

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today re-introduced two bipartisan bills to increase maternal vaccination rates and ensure that these vaccines are free of cost for Medicaid enrollees. "As a doctor who worked in Louisiana's charity hospital system, we provided vaccinations to children in Baton Rouge at no cost because they saved lives and boosted the community's health," said Dr. Cassidy. "These bills removes barriers to immunization that improve the health of e… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy Pens Op-Ed Calling for Border Security

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today published an op-ed calling for the Biden Administration to secure the southern border in Gannett's Louisiana papers including The Daily Advertiser, The News-Star, Opelousas Daily World, and The Town Talk. Click here or read below for the full op-ed. It's time to secure our border There is a crisis on the southern border. The Biden administration's reversal of the Trump border policies is incentivizing thousands of migrants to put their lives at … Continue Reading

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