Press Releases

05.27.22

Cassidy, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Help Disabled Veterans Access Education

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today introduced the Informing Veterans on Education for Transitioning Servicemembers (VETS) Act to better inform veterans with disabilities about the education benefits available to them. "We need to do a better job communicating the opportunities and support available to our veterans after they leave active service," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill makes sure our disabled veterans can access the education benefits they earned… Continue Reading


05.26.22

Cassidy Announces $3.7 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 City of Kenner a total of $3,666,416.57 in Hurricane Ida relief. The funding is reimbursement for debris removal in the wake of the hurricane. "Months after Hurricane Ida, our communities are still returning to normal," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help Kenner fully recover and prepare for the next disaster." ###… Continue Reading


05.26.22

Cassidy, Thune, Moran, Tillis, Lankford Introduce Legislation to Close Loophole That Allows Illegal Immigrant Criminals to Remain in the United States

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Thune (R-SD), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and James Lankford (R-OK) today introduced the Reverse Entry for Migrant Offenders and Violence Expulsion (REMOVE) Act, legislation that would close a loophole that currently allows noncitizens convicted of kidnapping or sexual assault to remain in the United States. "Criminals, human traffickers, and terrorists are taking advantage of the crisis at the southern border to carry out crimes," said … Continue Reading


05.26.22

Cassidy, Hassan Lead Push to Lower Prescription Drug Costs by Cracking Down on Lack of Patent Oversight

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are calling for federal agencies to close oversight gaps that delay generic drugs - and in turn keep drug prices high. "The lack of coordination between the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the pharmaceutical industry to obtain patents of questionable validity. Through these patents, drug manufacturers are able to delay the entry of generic drugs and extend monopoly prices. We r… Continue Reading


05.26.22

VIDEO: Cassidy Grills FDA Commissioner on Biden’s Baby Formula Shortage Affecting Louisiana Mothers and Babies

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) grilled President Biden's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf on the administration's failure to address the nationwide baby formula shortage affecting Louisiana parents and babies, despite repeated warning signs and opportunities to avert the crisis. "The summer before this began, or a summer ago, there's an eight percent increase in the shortage rate on shelves," said Dr. Cassidy. "We had a problem a summer ago." Cassidy dis… Continue Reading


05.25.22

163 Louisiana Orphan Wells to Receive Funding Through Cassidy’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced 163 orphan wells on federal National Wildlife Refuges across Louisiana will receive funding through Cassidy's bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Nationwide, the $33 million investment will create jobs plugging, remediating, and reclaiming orphaned oil and gas wells in national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and on other public lands. "This funding will create Louisiana jobs and keep our state clean and… Continue Reading


05.24.22

Cassidy, Cotton, Colleagues Call for Increased Oversight of Chinese Economic Aggression After Proposed Forbes Acquisition

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen raising concerns about the proposed acquisition of Forbes by an entity linked to the Chinese Communist Party. In part, the senators wrote, "Forbes is a recognizable American brand with immense propaganda value to the CCP. Additionally, the CCP's direction of Forbes' editorial content and business operations, or its access to Forbes' financi… Continue Reading


05.20.22

Cassidy, Scott, Casey Introduce Bill to Improve Care for Dually Eligible Individuals

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the AIM Act to require states to develop strategies to integrate and coordinate care for "dual eligibles," people who receive both Medicare and Medicaid. "Americans on both Medicare and Medicaid should not have worse health outcomes than other Americans. We need to do more to ensure these patients receive the high-quality care they need," said Dr. Cassidy. "Many states lack fully integrated care between… Continue Reading


05.20.22

Cassidy, Menendez, Kaine, Wicker, Cardin Introduce Legislation to Uphold Inter-American Democratic Charter

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) in introducing the Upholding the Inter-American Democratic Charter Act of 2022. Unveiled in advance of the Ninth Summit of the Americas-scheduled to take place in Los Angeles next month-the new bipartisan legislation proposes a series of initiatives to strengthen the United States' cooperation with the Organization of American States (OAS) and member states to uphold the Int… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Joint Statement from Cassidy, Markey, Blumenthal, and Lummis on FTC Policy Statement on Children's Online Privacy

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), co-lead of the Children and Teens' Online Privacy Protection Act of 2021, Edward Markey (D-MA), lead of the Children and Teens' Online Privacy Protection Act of 2021, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) released the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s voted unanimously to issue a policy statement related to education technology and enforcement of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The policy s… Continue Reading


05.19.22

VIDEO: 10 Ways the Biden Administration Has Killed American Energy Production

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) blasted President Biden's Interior Secretary, Debra Haaland, for the administration's continued assault on domestic energy production during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the president's Department of Interior budget request for fiscal year 2023. Cassidy laid out ten ways the Biden administration has killed domestic energy production and highlighted the department's cancellation of oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico. … Continue Reading


05.19.22

Cassidy, Warren, Rubio Introduce Protecting Military Service Members’ Data Act of 2022

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Protecting Military Service Members' Data Act of 2022 to protect the data of U.S. service members by preventing data brokers from selling lists of military personnel to adversarial nations including China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. "Protecting service members' data is both a privacy and a national security issue," said Dr. Cassidy. "Current law lacks common sense. Our legislation prohibi… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Cassidy, Marshall, Colleagues Demand FDA Explanation on Failures that Caused Baby Formula Shortages

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), and colleagues are demanding answers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its inadequate investigation into Abbott Nutrition's Michigan manufacturing facility and failure to mitigate the nationwide baby formula shortage. The senators are also seeking answers regarding when the White House was made aware of the dire situation and the steps available to limit the harmful impact on families and their newborn… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Senate Passes Cassidy-Sponsored Resolution Commemorating National Police Week

The U.S. Senate today unanimously adopted a Cassidy-sponsored resolution marking National Police Week and reiterating support for the men and women in law enforcement. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senators Chuck Grassley (R-LA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and colleagues to introduce the resolution. "Police week honors those fallen in the line of duty and celebrates the service of law enforcement across our communities," said Dr. Cassidy. "We need to end the era of defunding the police… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Cassidy, Romney Colleagues Introduce Bill to Stop President Biden from Cancelling Student Loan Debt

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Richard Burr (R-NC), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Student Loan Accountability Act, legislation to prohibit the Biden Administration from cancelling student loan debt at the expense of millions of Americans who chose to not go to college or worked diligently to pay off any student debt. "Why should a woman who is working to make ends meet have her tax dollars go to a person who went to law school," said Dr. … Continue Reading


05.18.22

Support Grows for Cassidy, Murphy Legislation to Reauthorize and Improve Upon Mental Health Reform Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Wednesday noted the growing support for their legislation to reauthorize the historic federal mental health and substance use disorder programs that were signed into law in 2016 as part of their Mental Health Reform Act before they are set to expire in September. The Mental Health Reform Reauthorization Act of 2022 (S.4170) also addresses COVID-19's dev… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Cassidy, Cruz, Senators Demand Commerce Secretary Stop Permitting Delays on Existing Oil and Gas Leases to Boost Production

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and a group of Senate colleagues called for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to quickly issue permits required to bring additional production online from existing offshore federal oil and gas leases. These permits are currently delayed. "While the Biden Administration and Members of Congress fault the domestic oil and gas industry for sitting idle on over 9,000 drilling permits and millions of acres in "inactive leases", NMFS… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Cassidy Co-Leads Senate HELP Hearing, Discusses Threat of Cyberattacks on Health Care, Education Systems

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today sat as the Republican lead for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) hearing on cybersecurity in the health care and education. Cassidy highlighted the growing importance of a strong cyber defense and the effect cyberattacks can have on vulnerable populations. "As a doctor, I cannot express enough the importance of timeliness in care," said Dr. Cassidy. "Cyberattacks that delay that care cost American lives, especially… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Cassidy Introduces FORMULA Act to Tackle Formula Shortage, Increase Access to European-Made Formula

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Mike Lee (R-UT) in co-sponsoring the Fixing Our Regulatory Mayhem Upsetting Little Americans (FORMULA) Act to combat baby formula shortages by increasing access to foreign-made baby formula. The bill temporarily waives current trade protections, such as tariffs and quotas, on formula imports to increase supply, lower costs, and put formula back on the shelves. "No mom should have to fear whether or not she will have enough formula for her child," sa… Continue Reading


05.16.22

Cassidy, Rubio, Colleagues Slam Biden Administration Appeasement to Cuban Dictatorship

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and eight Congressional colleagues released a joint statement on the Biden administration's recent announcement providing concessions to the brutal Cuban dictatorship. Cassidy and Rubio were joined by Senators Rick Scott (R-FL), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with U.S. Representatives Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Mark Green (R-TN-07), María Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27), and Carlos Gim&e… Continue Reading

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