Press Releases


Cassidy Coauthors JAMA Article on ‘Truly Disruptive Approach to Improve Access and Reduce Long-Term Costs’ of Treating Hepatitis C

The "Netflix Model" might represent a truly disruptive approach to improve access & reduce long-term costs of treating Hepatitis C, while maintaining innovation incentives using a market-based mechanism. From @peterbachmd, Mark Trusheim & me @JAMA_current: - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 30, 2018 WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate health committee, today published wit… Continue Reading


Cassidy Congratulates Louisiana Students Appointed to U.S. Service Academies

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today congratulated the eight Louisiana students he nominated to America's service academies who accepted appointments and are on the path to becoming commissioned officers in the U.S. Armed Forces upon graduation in 2022. "We're thankful for these students who have chosen military service. We're thankful for their parents who provided an example of service to their children. And we're thankful for all those who wear our nation's uniform," said Dr. Cassi… Continue Reading


Doctors Bill and Laura Cassidy: What Our Family Learned about Overcoming Dyslexia

Dyslexia is more common than society realizes. Here's what we can do to help children struggling in the shadows. By U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., and Laura Cassidy, M.D. October 25, 2018 | Share on Twitter | Facebook Seeing your child struggle in school has to be one of the worst feelings as a parent. For us, it was heartbreaking. Our daughter could not read. It was first grade, but things were not clicking. Her self-esteem plummeted, and pretty soon she didn't want to go to s… Continue Reading


WATCH: President Trump Signs Cassidy-Backed Legislation Targeting Opioid Crisis into Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), joined President Trump at the White House today as he signed into law the Opioid Crisis Response Act (H.R. 6), bipartisan legislation that includes several provisions authored by Cassidy to combat the opioid crisis. "Just went to a White House ceremony with President Trump and Melania Trump, she also spoke regarding how do we address the issue of opioids. A big bill, by giving states and communities the resources to hopefully make lives better and to decr… Continue Reading


Cassidy: Germany’s LNG Concession to President Trump is Great News for Louisiana Workers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement regarding German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly agreeing to move forward on building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping terminal in northern Germany that will enable the country to buy more American natural gas. "President Trump's advocacy appears to be working, and that's great news for Louisiana workers," said Dr. Cassidy. "If Germany buys more Ameri… Continue Reading


NEXT WEEK: Cassidy Hosts Louisiana Mental Health Summit

Baton Rouge-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), will host the Louisiana Mental Health Summit on Tuesday, October 30, bringing together federal, state, and local leaders to discuss and promote the implementation of proven methods to improve mental health care in Louisiana and the country. Members of the media wishing to attend and receive information regarding media availabilities must RSVP to Guest speakers for the event include City of Baton Rouge/EBRP Pa… Continue Reading


Photos: Cassidy Visits Walter Reed

It was a privilege to meet with the doctors at @WRBethesda who work on behalf of our nation's service men and women and their families. We discussed the importance of using their experience as physicians to serve their patients and our country by improving public policy. - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 22, 2018 WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, released the following st… Continue Reading


WATCH: Cassidy Joins National Academy of Medicine's Discussion on Affordable Drugs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate health committee, recently joined National Academy of Medicine President Victor Dzau for a panel discussion on "Affordable Medicines: Access, Innovation, and the Public Interest." The panel also featured former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine, Anthem President and CEO Gail Boudreaux, Merck CEO and Board Chair Kenneth Frazier, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Stand Up for Louisiana Catfish Farmers and Processors

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) joined a bipartisan group of eight senators in urging U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to strongly enforce antidumping laws regarding Vietnamese catfish exporters. "Our catfish farmers rely on strong enforcement of U.S. antidumping laws to ensure they can compete on a level playing field," the senators write. "Vietnamese respondents or any other parties that fail to comply with requests for timely and accurate inf… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces Avery Island Added to National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), announced that Avery Island, a famous salt dome in Louisiana and the birthplace of Tabasco pepper sauce, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Cassidy wrote a letter supporting Avery Island's nomination in September 2017. "Avery Island and Tabasco demonstrate the spread of Louisiana culture across the country and world," said Dr. Cassidy. "It is an honor to have another part of our state's rich … Continue Reading


Cassidy Applauds President Trump for Initiating U.S. Withdrawal from Unfair Treaty on International Mail Rates

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today applauded President Trump for ordering his administration to effectively implement the Ending Needless Delivery Subsidies (ENDS) Act, legislation Cassidy introduced in April that would save U.S. taxpayers from having to subsidize international postal shipments from foreign countries like China to the United States. The Trump Administration announced today it would begin the process of withdrawing from the Universal Postal Union treaty. "President T… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Congratulate Michael Juneau on Confirmation to the Western District of Louisiana

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today issued the following statements after the U.S. Senate confirmed Michael Juneau to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. "Michael is an extremely smart attorney who is eminently qualified to serve the people of the Western District," said Dr. Cassidy. "I congratulate Michael and his family and look forward to seeing him get right to work." "Mr. Juneau is a well-respected member of the… Continue Reading


Cassidy, McCaskill Introduce Transparency Legislation Targeting Opioid Manufacturers’ Payments to Advocacy Groups

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) today introduced the Opioid Advocacy Transparency Act, bipartisan legislation requiring opioid manufacturers to disclose payments made to patient and consumer organizations involved in opioid-related advocacy-similar to existing disclosure requirements governing payments to physicians. The senators' bipartisan legislation comes after a Senate report showed the connection between opioid manufacturers and advocacy organizations,… Continue Reading


LISTEN: Cassidy Discusses Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Student Loan Debt on “Suspending the Rules” Podcast

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate education committee, recently joined the Bloomberg Government podcast "Suspending the Rules" to discuss the College Transparency Act (S. 1121), bipartisan legislation he helped author to give prospective college students access to consumer information that will help them choose the best higher education program that fits their needs. The bill is supported by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC)… Continue Reading


LISTEN: Cassidy on “35 West” Podcast

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), recently joined the Center for Strategic & International Studies Americas Program podcast "35 West" to discuss his recent visit to Guatemala and Mexico, trade and immigration issues, and the fight against drug trafficking with host Richard Miles. "We have to first recognize the interrelationship of their problems and our problems," said Dr. Cassidy. "A lot of the corruption in Latin America is fueled by an incredible amount of drug money that is corru… Continue Reading


WATCH: Cassidy Highlights Three Big, Bipartisan Things Passed by the Senate

Share on: Facebook WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement after the Senate passed America's Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021) by a vote of 99-1, sending the bipartisan water resources legislation to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. "In the last two weeks there's been a lot of attention on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, and I'm glad he got sworn in. But there's been other things that have happened as well that are of incredible i… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Klobuchar Recognize 10th Anniversary of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced a resolution recognizing the 10th anniversary of the enactment of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The MHPAEA ensured the same access to mental health or substance use disorder benefits as medical or surgical benefits. This legislation greatly expanded Americans' access to treatment for mental illness and substance use disorder. "Senators Wellstone and Domenic… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Votes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Two important things happened today. A highly qualified jurist became Justice Brett Kavanaugh and secondly, the Senate established that smear campaigns based upon uncorroborated allegations would not be allowed to destroy somebody and their ability to serve our country. - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 6, 2018 Download Broadcast Quality Video - Share on: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released th… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy: I Look Forward to Judge Kavanaugh Becoming Justice Kavanaugh

I looked at the evidence gathered by the FBI for folks named by Dr. Ford and Mrs. Ramirez. In every case, the person either refuted the claim or had no remembrance. You have to go with the preponderance of evidence. I look forward to Judge Kavanaugh becoming Justice Kavanaugh. - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 5, 2018 Download Broadcast Quality Video - Share on: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), release… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Urge President Trump to Reject Year-Around E15

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today joined a bipartisan group of 20 senators in urging President Trump to reject the year-round sale of 15 percent ethanol by volume (E15). "In recent months, media outlets reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering regulatory action to expand the sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol by volume (E15) year-round by waiving certain Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements related to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP)," the senators write. "H… Continue Reading

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