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Cassidy Announces $2 Million Department of Commerce Grant for Lafayatte Airport Commission

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Lafayette Airport Commission will receive a $2 million grant from the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration to construct and rehabilitate parking facilities at the Lafayette Regional Airport. The project is expected to create 82 jobs. "This grant creates jobs and increases the ease of use for travelers at Lafayette Regional Airport. This is good for Lafayette's economy and community," said Dr. Cassidy. "Rev… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $7M in Grants For Louisiana to Combat Opioid Epidemic

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $6,887,155 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic. Annual opioid deaths in the U.S. fell in 2018 for the first time in almost 30 years. Last year, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, comprehensive legislation Cassidy helped write to combat the opioid crisis. "While our action in Congress is reducing opioid deaths nationally, we also must support … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $1.2B in Flood Mitigation Funds Released to Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today announced guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allowing the use of nearly $16 billion in mitigation funds that Senator Cassidy took a leading role in securing as part of the Balance Budget Act of 2018. The funds are to support mitigation activities in nine states that experienced presidentially declared disasters from 2015 through 2017. As previously announced, Louisiana will receive $1.2 billion of those funds. "This m… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Offshore Energy Revenue Sharing

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), chairman of the Senate Energy Subcommittee, and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today led a group of senators in introducing the Conservation of America's Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL) Act, legislation to strengthen the current offshore energy revenue sharing program under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) and to create a new revenue sharing program for future offshore ener… Continue Reading


Cassidy on Senate Confirmation of Lafayette Attorney Frank Neuner to Legal Services Corporation

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the confirmation of President Trump's appointment to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Frank Neuner Jr. The LSC is the nation's single largest provider of legal assistance grants for low-income Americans. "Congratulations to Frank Neuner Jr. on his confirmation to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation. Thanks to his hard work and passion for his community, low-income folks of A… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $1.9 Million in HHS Grants to Improve Louisiana Health Care, Maternal Mortality

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced $1,916,692 in grants from the U.S. Health and Human Services for Louisiana to improve health care services. This includes over $1.1 million for rural health programs and nearly half a million dollars to reduce maternal mortality, the death of a mother due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth, a major priority for Cassidy. "In Louisiana, maternal mortality rates are high, rural health centers struggle. As a doctor and a senator, it … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Sinema Release Bipartisan Paid Leave Proposal

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) today released the Cassidy-Sinema plan, Congress' first bipartisan paid leave proposal for American families. The solution gives new parents the option to bring forward their recently increased Child Tax Credit (CTC) to receive a $5,000 benefit, giving them flexibility to cover costs after having or adopting a child. "There is no bigger kitchen table issue than a mother and a father being able to care for their newborn," said Dr… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Inhofe, Blackburn, Cramer, Rounds, Hern Introduce Asylum Abuse Reduction Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) introduced the Asylum Abuse Reduction Act. Rep. Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the companion legislation in the House of Representatives. This legislation will complement the President's work to build a wall by addressing immigration loopholes to strengthen the integrity of the asylum process, ensuring that it is only used by individuals who are genuinely seeking as… Continue Reading


Cassidy Fights For Seniors’ Access to Affordable Drug Costs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today stood up for seniors' access to affordableprescription drugs at a Senate Finance Committee hearing. Cassidy helpedpass The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019 through Committee to saveseniors andtaxpayers $132 billion on the costs of medications. Watch Cassidy's full remarks here. "I approached this problem, Mr. Chairman, as a doctor representing patients, as a senator representing taxpayers. As a doctor I know we need Pharma to inno… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Second Package of Bills to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today introduced his second package of bipartisan bills to lower the price of prescription drugs. Cassidy introduced the Transparency for Pharmacists Act and the Right Price for Medicare Actwith U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Steve Daines (R-MT), John Tester (D-MT), John Kennedy (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). Cassidy also introduced the Star Rating for Biosimilars Act with U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Cassidy … Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Surveys Border Crisis in McAllen, Texas

Click here to download broadcast quality interview videos and B-roll from the visit WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) visited McAllen, Texas this weekend to see and hear first-hand what needs to be done to address the humanitarian crisis at our border. "I'm comparing this to a visit I took in about 2016. There, the systems worked; we see the same systems completely overwhelmed now," said Dr. Cassidy. "Congressional Democrats are more concerned about having an issue to campaign … Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes to Permanently Reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement following his vote in support of the Permanent Reauthorization of the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund Act. "9/11 responders risked their lives to save others. Some have now developed conditions which place their lives at risk in other ways. This bill recognizes heroism and does what is possible to restore health." said Dr. Cassidy. ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy, Abraham Announce $10.5 Million Department of Transportation Grant for Northeast Louisiana

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA), and Representative Ralph Abraham today announced The Department of Transportation is awarding a $10.5 million grant to the Southeast Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana Multimodal Freight Corridor Improvement Project to help fund needed upgrades to the short rail system in the area. The project would directly benefit the Port of Lake Providence, Port of Madison and local economies by increasing capacity, efficiency and safety for good… Continue Reading


Cassidy in Hill Oped: Finding a path forward to end surprise medical billing

Finding a path forward to end surprise medical billingBy U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.July 19, 2019 The stories of Americans affected by surprise medical bills are hard to believe. A teacher with insurance was taken to an out-of-network medical facility when he suffered a heart attack and was charged $108,951 out-of-pocket for his care. A college student was charged $17,850 for a urine test after her back surgery. She too had health insurance and was given no reason to suspect th… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cruz: Antifa is a Domestic Terrorist Organization

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today introduced a resolution to the U.S. Senate condemning the violent acts carried out by members of Antifa and calling for the designation of the group as a domestic terrorist organization. "Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who 'fight fascism' with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege," said Dr. Cassidy. "Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to preve… Continue Reading


Cassidy Commends House Movement on Ending Surprise Medical Bills

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement in support of a House Energy and Commerce Committee's vote to adopt an independent dispute resolution process as a backstop in their proposed House solution to end surprise medical billing. This solution is similar to the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act, legislation Cassidy introduced with the Bipartisan Senate Surprise Medical Billing Working Group that now has the support of 27 senators. "Our Senate bipartisan working group fir… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize, Reform NFIP

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) led a bipartisan group of senators and representatives in unveiling a new, bipartisan and bicameral piece of legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years while instituting a series of critical reforms to address the waste, abuse and mismanagement plaguing the system. More than five million American families depend upon the NFIP, which Congress must reauthorize before it expires on Sept. 30, 2019. … Continue Reading


Cassidy Energy Legislation Passes Committee

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today released a statement following the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passage of the Small Scale LNG Access Act and the Launching Energy Advancement and Development through Innovations for Natural Gas (LEADING) Act, two pieces of legislation introduced by Dr. Cassidy. "The Small Scale LNG Access Act unleashes the potential of American natural gas, creating good-paying jobs for hardworking families in Louisiana," said Dr. Cassidy. "To fu… Continue Reading


WATCH: Cassidy Pushes for Lower Drug Prices on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today spoke on the Senate floor about his pieces of legislation to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs. Cassidy praised innovation in the pharmaceutical industry that has improved and saved lives, but pointed out that if a patient can't afford the drug, it is as if the innovation never happened. Cassidy recently introduced a package of legislation to lower prescription drug costs, focusing on increasing competition and getting rid of loopholes th… Continue Reading


Momentum Continues to Build for College Transparency Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate's education committee, today announced 24 senators have signed their names onto the bipartisan College Transparency Act (CTA) with the addition of, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). Today's additions represent clear, growing support for CTA amid ongoing Higher Education Act talks. "College loan debts are rising. Students need more information to make better decis… Continue Reading

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