Press Releases

05.26.21

Cassidy Demands Federal Bureaucrats to Return to Work, Highlights Louisiana Veteran’s Year-Long Struggle to Receive Medical Attention

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor expressing incredible frustration with federal agency employees that have been paid, but not working for the past year. The speech highlighted Lake Charles, Louisiana veteran Albert Duplantis and his year-long struggle to receive paperwork from the National Personnel Records Center required to obtain medical attention to treat his heart condition. "We're over one year into the pandemic and they're still not proc… Continue Reading


05.25.21

Cassidy, Bennet Introduce New Tax Credit for Working Families, Small Businesses Preparing for Natural Disasters

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) reintroduced the Shelter Act to help Americans protect their homes or businesses against natural disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, floods, and drought. The Shelter Act would create a first-of-its-kind disaster mitigation tax credit for working families and small business owners in disaster-prone areas. "The best way to recover from a flood is never flooding at all," said Dr. Cassidy. "Every family or business own… Continue Reading


05.25.21

Cassidy, Braun Introduce ‘Don’t Weaponize the IRS’ Act to Prevent the IRS from Being Used as a Political Weapon

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced a bill to prevent the IRS from being used as a political weapon against conservative non-profit groups. "The IRS should never target an American because of his or her political beliefs," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill protects nonprofits and their supporters from political bullying by rogue IRS agents." "We saw during the Obama years that the IRS was used as a political weapon to target conservative nonprofits, and under H.… Continue Reading


05.25.21

Cassidy Joins Financial Innovation Caucus Launched by Lummis, Sinema

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in launching the U.S. Senate Financial Innovation Caucus today along with Senators John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Tim Scott (R-SC), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Mike Braun (R-IN). The Caucus will highlight responsible innovation in the United States financial system, and how financial technologies can make financial markets more inclusive, safe, and prosperous for all Americans. The Caucus will se… Continue Reading


05.25.21

Cassidy, Hawley Lead Effort to Condemn Violence Against Jews, Anti-Israel Rhetoric from Politicians and Media

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution condemning hatred and violence against Jews, denouncing anti-Israel rhetoric from elected officials and the media, and reaffirming that Jews must be treated with dignity and respect. This resolution has received support from the Republican Jewish Coalition and the Family Research Council. It is cosponsored by Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO), Rick Scott (R-FL), Mike Braun (R-IN), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Joni Er… Continue Reading


05.24.21

Cassidy, Warnock, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) announced the introduction of legislation to improve health outcomes for women and infants. The bipartisan Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act would authorize new federal grant programs aimed at reducing maternal mortality to help improve maternal health outcomes for all women. The bill was also cosponsored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tina Smith (D-MN), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH). "Lou… Continue Reading


05.21.21

Cassidy Tours Hurricane Damage at McNeese State University

LAKE CHARLES - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today received a briefing from officials at McNeese State University and toured hurricane damage inflicted by Hurricane Laura. "McNeese State's commitment to students and community is so important to Calcasieu Parish recovering," said Dr. Cassidy. "I thank them for this and will continue to work to aid McNeese and the recovery." Cassidy met with McNeese State University President Dr. Daryl V. Burckel. During the meeting, Dr. Burckel laid … Continue Reading


05.21.21

Cassidy Visits with Elected Officials, Local Leaders in Cameron Parish

LAKE CHARLES - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today visited leaders in Cameron, about the frustrations of rebuilding from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. "Cameron Parish has frontline insight as to how to make recovery go faster and more effectively," said Dr. Cassidy. "For example, getting people back in homes more quickly. Lessons learned in Cameron can benefit Americans affected by future disasters no matter where they live. Americans have helped Cameron, Cameron helps the rest of Amer… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Cassidy, Cramer Introduce POWERS Act to Reverse Biden’s Nord Stream 2 Actions, Expand Sanctions on Russia

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced the Protecting Our Well-being by Expanding Russian Sanctions (POWERS) Act, legislation to build on recently-passed bipartisan sanctions against Russia and reinstate sanctions the Biden administration is waiving on Russian people and entities involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The bill follows last night's announcement the State Department has reversed its previous stance and is lifting sanctions o… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Cassidy Secures Nearly $500,000 Grant for Wellspring Alliance for Families to Prevent Domestic Violence in Northeast Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced a $442,308 grant for the Wellspring Alliance for Families, Inc. of Monroe, Louisiana to support their domestic violence protection program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "The Wellness Alliance for Families is doing great work serving those in Northeast Louisiana. This grant supports their efforts to prevent domestic violence and build a brighter future for our children," said Dr. Cassidy. These funds will be u… Continue Reading


05.19.21

Cassidy, Rubio Introduce Two Bills to Protect America’s Small Businesses from Cybersecurity Threats

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced two bills, the Small Business Cyber Training Act and the SBA Cyber Awareness Act, to protect small businesses from cyber threats. "There are two types of businesses, those that know they've been hacked and those that don't know they've been hacked. Colonial pipeline shows the consequences of being hacked. Small businesses are particularly vulnerable. These bills attempt to ensure that there is a third type of busine… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Cassidy Brings Attention to South Louisiana Floods, Need for Disaster Supplemental on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor on severe flooding in Lake Charles, Baton Rouge and other areas in South Louisiana. "I rise today to bring attention to south Louisiana. Heavy rains hammered our communities, there's a State of Emergency across the area with more rain expected," said Dr. Cassidy. "The number of homes and businesses that flooded in both Lake Charles and Baton Rouge is not known at the moment. We will continue to hear distressing … Continue Reading


05.18.21

Cassidy Statement on Flooding in South Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement following severe flooding in Lake Charles, Baton Rouge and other areas in South Louisiana: "The drastic rainfall of the last 24 hours has been catastrophic in Lake Charles which was hit by two hurricanes less than a year ago, and in Baton Rouge where over 15,000 homes and businesses are out of power. With rain expected for the next few days, please stay alert, listen to local leaders and create a plan to protect yourself and your… Continue Reading


05.17.21

Cassidy Announces $9.8 Million to Rehabilitate Louisiana’s Rural Airports

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced airports in 16 parishes will receive $9,843,973 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for taxiway construction, pavement rehabilitation, hangar construction, and more. Airports in Shreveport, Morehouse, Concordia, Acadia, Avoyelles, Jefferson Davis, Jackson, Sabine, Natchitoches, Calcasieu, Webster, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Caddo, and De Soto Parishes will benefit directly from these grants. "Louisiana's inf… Continue Reading


05.17.21

Cassidy Pens Op-Ed on College Transparency Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed in The Hill outlining the need for Congress to take action on the bipartisan College Transparency Act (CTA). "With the cost of college continuing to rise and climbing student debt, we owe it to our nation's students and their families to provide this increased transparency. Understanding student outcomes empowers individuals to make educated choices about their future," Dr. Cassidy wrote. "Just a few weeks ago, millions of students commi… Continue Reading


05.17.21

Cassidy Statement on Passing of Governor Buddy Roemer

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on the passing of former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer: "Buddy's election as governor signaled a turning point in Louisiana's history. He loved Louisiana, contributing to it through the public and private sector. He leaves a great legacy. My condolences to his family." ###… Continue Reading


05.17.21

Cassidy, Marshall, Colleagues Introduce the Save Local Business Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) introduced the Save Local Business Act, which clarifies the joint employer standard. Since 2015, the definition of a "joint employer" has been dramatically expanded, resulting in confusing regulations and an unpredictable liability standard for small and local businesses across the country. As a result, employers have seen increases in operational and legal costs, less compliance assistance, and fewer opportunities to create… Continue Reading


05.14.21

Cassidy-Supported Resolution Commemorating National Police Week Passes Senate Unanimously

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution led by Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) commemorating National Police Week 2021. The resolution honors the selfless dedication and sacrifice made by law enforcement officers across the country to protect and serve American communities. "It's an honor to recognize National Police Week to remember and support public servants who dedicate their lives to keeping our communities safe. We shoul… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues File Amicus Brief to Protect Babies With Down Syndrome

Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representative Ashley Hinson (IA-01) filed an amicus brief in Little Rock Planning Services v. Rutledge urging the court to uphold Arkansas's law to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome. "All life is sacred and precious. Arkansas' law rightfully protects the lives of unborn children who have Down syndrome. This brief lends our support as the Supreme Court considers this case," said Dr. Cassidy. "Our society has … Continue Reading


05.13.21

Following Calls from Cassidy, CDC Updates Mask Guidance

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today released a statement following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement of new COVID-19 mask guidance. The guidance states fully vaccinated individuals "can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic" and should not have to wear a mask or socially distance in most indoor and outdoor environments. "Americans knew before the CDC that if you were vaccinated, you shouldn't have to wear a mask. When CDC takes too long t… Continue Reading

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