Press Releases

04.07.22

Cassidy Defends School Choice, Calls on Biden Administration to Rescind Anti-Charter School Policies on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor calling on the Biden administration to roll back its new proposal that imposes harmful regulations on the Charter School Program (CSP) and makes it harder for charter schools to receive federal grants. On March 14th, the Department of Education (DOE) proposed rules that require new charter schools to show an "unmet demand for the charter school" and an "over-enrollment at existing public schools" in order to be e… Continue Reading


04.07.22

Cassidy, Burr Urge Biden Administration to Counter Illegal Fentanyl, Support HALT Fentanyl Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) urged the Biden administration to support their Halt All Lethal Trafficking (HALT) of Fentanyl Act, which makes permanent the classification of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs as Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Its current Schedule I classification is temporary and set to expire later this year. The HALT Fentanyl Act was introduced by Cassidy and Burr in December of 2021. "Fentanyl is now the number one cause of de… Continue Reading


04.06.22

Cassidy, Burr, Colleagues Urge for Extension of Public Comment to Save School Choice

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Richard Burr (R-NC), Mike Braun (R-IN), Tim Scott (R-SC), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today urged the Department of Education to extend its 30-day public comment period following its recent decision to discourage Charter School Programs (CSP) from participating in federal grants. "The proposed requirements for the CSP are a blatant reversal of three decades' worth of bipartisan support for charter schools. In addition to being overly pres… Continue Reading


04.06.22

Cassidy, Scott Working to Save School Choice After Bureaucrats Threaten to Gut It

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC), and 11 colleagues today urged the Department of Education to reconsider proposed rules redefining the Charter School Program, stripping parents of their ability to choose the best school for their child. "Rather than overseeing and enforcing existing safeguards intended to ensure that high-quality schools are able to open or expand, the Department of Education is engaging in an aggressive attempt to dictate Federal, one-size-fits-all ru… Continue Reading


04.05.22

Cassidy Announces $207 Million in Hurricane Ida 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 a total of $207,468,682.19 in Hurricane Ida relief. The funding is a reimbursement for costs related to emergency shelters in the wake of Hurricane Ida last summer. "Louisiana's resilience has shown in the recovery after Ida," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding is a large step towards positioning the state to fully recover." The grant cove… Continue Reading


04.05.22

VIDEO: Cassidy Blasts New Biden Hypocrisy on Ending Border Security Policy

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today blasted the Biden administration's hypocritical repeal of Title 42-a Trump administration policy that expedited the deportation of migrants at the Southern border to prevent the spread of COVID-19-citing the receding pandemic while still enforcing broad COVID restrictions on American citizens. Earlier today, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Title 42 "is a health care related law. When the science and the evidence… Continue Reading


04.05.22

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Police Respond to Mental Health Crisis

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the Law Enforcement De-escalation Training Act, which would help law enforcement respond more effectively to people with mental or behavioral health issues through improved training and the assistance of mental health professionals on crisis intervention teams. The bill would also empower police and the mental health professionals working with them to connect individuals to mental and beha… Continue Reading


04.04.22

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Protect Police Against Attacks Targeting Law Enforcement

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced a bill to protect police officers from attacks targeting law enforcement. The Improving Law Enforcement Officer Safety and Wellness Through Data Act builds on existing reporting requirements for attacks targeting police. The bill increases our understanding of ambush-style attacks against law enforcement to help prevent similar attacks in the … Continue Reading


04.04.22

Cassidy to Vote Against Judge Jackson for Lifetime Supreme Court Appointment

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) today released a statement announcing his intent to vote against Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. "I appreciate Judge Jackson meeting with me. She is gracious, intelligent and accomplished. But, when the political left opposed Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barrett, not because they were not qualified but because of their presumed jurisprudence, they established the criteria by which future nominees should be judged. President B… Continue Reading


04.01.22

Cassidy Reacts to Biden Rescinding Trump-Era Policy to Stop Mass Migration

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) released the following statement in response to President Biden's repeal of Title 42, a Trump administration policy that expedited the deportation of migrants at the Southern border to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Once the policy is lifted, an estimated 170,000 migrants are expected to attempt entry into the United States. "Removing Title 42 is a mistake that will encourage another wave of illegal migration and drug trafficking to overwhelm the Souther… Continue Reading


04.01.22

VIDEO: Cassidy Advocates for Louisiana Shrimp, Rice Producers at Senate Finance Hearing

During a Senate Finance Hearing on "The President's 2022 Trade Policy Agenda," U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) questioned Katherine C. Tai, the U.S. Trade Representative, on the Biden administration's progress in preventing the "dumping" of shrimp and rice from India. Because the Indian shrimp and rice industries are highly subsidized, Indian producers are able to sell their products at a much lower rate than American producers, a trade practice known as "dumping." This practice hurts Ame… Continue Reading


04.01.22

Cassidy Announces $38 Million in Hurricane, COVID-19 Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $37,958,678.90 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricanes Katrina, Ida, and Laura. The City of New Orleans, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections, the Louisiana Children's Medical Center, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the City of Iowa, the Terrebonne Parish School Board, the City of Grand Isle, St. John the… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Cassidy Responds to Biden Invoking Defense Production Act to Increase Mineral Production

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) released the following statement in response to President Biden's announcement that he will invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to increase the production and processing of critical minerals used to make batteries including lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel, and manganese. This comes after a March 14th letter, where Cassidy and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Jim Risch (R-ID) urged Biden to invoke the DPA to increase mineral pro… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Cassidy, Baldwin Introduce Bill to Secure Health Care Infrastructure

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced the Protecting and Transforming Cyber Health Care (PATCH) Act, to ensure that the U.S. health care system's cyber infrastructure remains safe and secure for American patients. Over the course of the pandemic, there have been a number of ransomware attacks within medical devices and larger networks. These attacks affect patients, hospitals, and the medical device industry. "New medical technologies have incredible … Continue Reading


03.31.22

Cassidy, Risch, Colleagues Urge Biden to Work with OAS to Revoke Russia’s Observer Status

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jim Risch (R-ID) today led 7 colleagues urging President Biden to work with the Organization of American States (OAS) to revoke Russia's status as a permanent observer. "In February, Vladimir Putin launched an unprovoked attack against Ukraine, which has resulted in thousands of innocent civilian casualties," wrote the senators. "The OAS General Secretariat immediately condemned the Russian invasion, and more than a dozen OAS member states issued a de… Continue Reading


03.31.22

Cassidy on Reports that Biden Plans to Release 1 Million Barrels a Day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released a statement following reports that President Biden's plans to release one million barrels of oil per day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gas prices. "Releasing additional oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve must be accompanied by a plan to increase production and backfill the supply," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Biden administration must not put our future energy security … Continue Reading


03.31.22

Cassidy Introduces Bill to Protect Louisiana Crawfish Industry

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jon Tester (D-MT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and John Thune (R-SD) today introduced the China Trade Cheating Restitution Act, which would direct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to pay $38.5 million from the interest on anti-dumping duties received from Chinese imports to certain agricultural sectors harmed by Chinas illegal trade practices, including $10.6 million for crawfish producers. For years, Chinese producers have participated in trade practices… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Cassidy Named AAPA Port Person of the Year

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced that U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) will receive its Port Person of the Year award. Created in 1994, the award recognizes individuals whose outstanding work or service has made a significant contribution to public port authorities and/or maritime commerce in the Western Hemisphere. AAPA cites Cassidy's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and his efforts in including funding for ports and waterways as reasons for being recognized. "… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Cassidy, Klobuchar Introduce Resolution Honoring Journalists Covering War in Ukraine, Exposing Russian War Crimes

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today introduced a resolution expressing the United States' gratitude for journalists and news staff risking injury and death to report on the ongo­ing war in Ukraine resulting from Russian Dictator Vladimir Putin's invasion. The resolution also condemns Putin, Belarus Dictator Lukashenko, and their officials for carrying out attacks on innocent civilians, which is a war crime. "We are thankful for those in the free press who… Continue Reading


03.29.22

Cassidy Endorses Effort to Restore NOPD Crime Fighting Tools

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) endorsed a push to repeal a New Orleans City ordinance barring the New Orleans Policy Department (NOPD) from using certain technologies to stop crime. "I go to New Orleans-I'm constantly hearing from folks that they're afraid to walk the streets in a city that they love," said Dr. Cassidy. "Privacy must be respected. The technology is not perfect. But always taking into account these concerns and limitations, law enforcement needs more tools to find and pr… Continue Reading

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