Press Releases


Cassidy Amendment to Energy Bill: Preserve Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Save Tax Dollars

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after introducing a bipartisan amendment with Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) that would save taxpayer dollars and reserve oil reservoirs in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which is headquartered in Harahan, Louisiana: "This amendment allows the Secretary of Energy the ability to sell Strategic Petroleum Reserve quantities of crude oil when the price goes up. America is blessed with an abundance of oil. Taxpayers investe… Continue Reading


Cassidy Celebrates National School Choice Week

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement after joining Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and others to cosponsor a Senate resolution designating the week of January 24, 2016 as National School Choice Week: "Classrooms are not one-size fits all. When my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, she needed a specialized curriculum to help her reach her full academic potential. Like my daughter, all children should have access to the best tools and resources they need to succeed. Tha… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Murphy Mental Health Bill Makes Progress

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. and Senator Chris Murphy's (D-CT) Mental Health Reform Act received bipartisan praise in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee hearing today on improving the federal response in mental health care. The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 will make critical reforms to address a lack of resources, enhance coordination, and develop meaningful solutions to improve outcomes for families dealing with mental illness. What they're saying: … Continue Reading


Cassidy Comments on Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement on Louisiana's Medicaid expansion: "I thank the president for wanting to give the state of Louisiana more money, but as a physician who has cared for the uninsured, I know it's far better to give Americans the self-respect of not being stuck in a broken government program, and instead the opportunity that arises when they can make their own health care decisions. It shouldn't be a question of whether the patient has Medicaid or no… Continue Reading


Cassidy Comments on the President’s Trip to Louisiana Today

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on President Obama's stop in Baton Rouge today: "The president is trying to convince us that down is up. That the economy is doing better when thousands of Louisiana's workers are losing jobs, that Obamacare is working when health insurance premiums are skyrocketing and becoming unaffordable for too many families, that the right to keep and bear arms is responsible for home grown terrorists killing 14 people at a Christmas… Continue Reading


Cassidy Comments on the President’s State of the Union Address

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement after President Obama delivered the State of the Union address: "The President will soon cease to be important to our country with his legacy being failed policies. The challenge for us going forward is to pick up the pieces of his foreign policy, make healthcare affordable after Obamacare and help grow our economy to create jobs."… Continue Reading


MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy Events in New Orleans on Friday

METAIRIE - On Friday, January 8, 2016, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will visit project sites of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans and tour the University Medical Center in New Orleans. Details on both events are below: WHAT: Tour Napoleon Avenue Sewerage and Water Board Project Site WHEN: Friday January 8, 2016 10:40 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Project Site on Napoleon Avenue between Coliseum and Chestnut Streets RSVP Please RSVP … Continue Reading


MEDIA ADVISORY: Cassidy to Host Events in Hammond, Slidell and Lafayette

BATON ROUGE - On January 6th and 7th, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will host Town Hall Meetings in Tangipahoa and Lafayette Parishes, address the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, and host a Media Availability following his tour of the Lafayette VA Clinic. Details on all events are below: WHAT: Host Town Hall Meeting in Tangipahoa Parish WHEN: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:15 A.M. (CST) WHERE: Hammond City Council Chambers Louis J. Ta… Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on Obama’s Second Amendment Overreach

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement on President Obama's executive action on guns: "If the President is interested in stopping mass shootings, we should look at the root causes, such as home grown terrorism in San Bernardino and recognized but untreated mental illness in Lafayette and Newtown. To the degree that this is addressed, Americans will be safer. To the degree that law abiding citizens are hassled when exercising a constitutional right, this is big governme… Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes Against Budget Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement after voting against the $1.149 trillion fiscal year (FY) 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill: "My goal is to advance policies that help working families-this bill does not do that. Although there were some good things in the bill, like lifting the crude oil export ban, one of the reasons I voted against it was that it continues Obamacare and gives a $30 billion tax break that greatly benefits groups that forced Obamacare on the rest… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Bennet Introduce the Waterway LNG Parity Act of 2015

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Waterway LNG Parity Act of 2015. This bipartisan legislation would ensure that excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on the inland waterways are levied at a rate consistent with their energy output relative to diesel and gasoline, respectively. LNG is a cheaper, cleaner, domestic energy source and the current financing mechanism for the inland waterways system puts its use at a disadv… Continue Reading


Cassidy Recognizes International Human Rights Day

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement recognizing International Human Rights Day 2015, calling attention to the plight of prisoners of conscience worldwide who suffer cruel punishment for peaceful dissent: "Today we honor the courageous men and women around the world who peacefully fight to protect the human dignity of others. Let us also not forget those who are languishing behind bars for speaking their conscience, like Vietnamese dissident Bui Thi Minh Hang. Mrs. H… Continue Reading


Cassidy Supports Education Bill, Stops Common Core

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. commented on the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which scales back the federal government's role in education and returns the decision making power to parents, educators and state and local officials. The bipartisan legislation to replace No Child Left Behind is expected to be signed by the president this week. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and Chairman of the Senate Dyslexia Caucus, Dr. Cassid… Continue Reading


ICYMI Cassidy Oped: Obama's climate hypocrisy

Obama's climate hypocrisy By Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. The Hill As the Paris climate talks continue, President Obama has repeatedly made clear his belief that no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. The president and his administration have attempted to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by limiting domestic oil and gas production on federal lands, continuing the 40-year-old crude oil export ban (presumably to decrease oil co… Continue Reading


Cassidy Meets Frank Levingston of Louisiana, Oldest Known WWII Veteran

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. had the honor of meeting Frank Levingston of Louisiana, the oldest known World War II veteran, and thank him for his service. Frank was born on November 13, 1905 in north Louisiana and recently celebrated his 110th birthday. He was an Army private and served in the Naples-Foggia Campaign, or when the Allies invaded Italy, which lasted from September 1943 to January 1944. He was honorably discharged following the campaign in 1945. Frank currently resides in Lake Ch… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Peters Introduce Legislation to Reform IT Management Systems, Save Taxpayer Dollars

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act of 2015 to reform the federal government's management of information technology (IT) software licenses. The non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that implementing oversight and management policies of federal software licenses saved a single agency $181 million tax dollars per year. If implemented, the MEGABYTE… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Vitter and Boustany Applaud Opening of Lake Charles Interim VA Clinic

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., U.S. Senator David Vitter, and U.S. Representative Charles Boustany, M.D. applauded the opening of the Lake Charles VA Interim Clinic on 814 W. McNeese St. The VA is holding an open house to celebrate the clinic's official opening today from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. "Securing a lease for a permanent VA clinic and opening the interim clinic are steps in the right direction. Until the clinic opens and starts seeing patients, we must continue to ensure our veterans have ac… Continue Reading


Cassidy Shares Stories of Obamacare's Impact on Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) to discuss the problems of Obamacare, including its impact on low-wage workers and small businesses, its high deductibles, failing co-ops and fewer choices for patients. The Senators shared stories of how Obamacare has impacted their states. Watch the video here and read excerpts from the narratives below: In Baton Rouge, A Worker Said, "My First Employer Reduced My Hours So Now I Have Ha… Continue Reading


Cassidy Looks at Safety Measures for Offshore Oil and Gas Production

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. questioned officials in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Well Control Rule and other regulations related to offshore oil and gas production. Dr. Cassidy questioned whether the 20 new receptacles would create more possibility for leaks and safety hazards, the Well Control Rule shifting command and control authority from rig to shore, and cautioned against rushed-over prescriptive regulations that could lead to unintended safety risks… Continue Reading


Democrats Oppose EGO Act - Would Have Banned Taxpayer-Funded Oil Paintings of Government Officials

"I have no clue why the Democratic Leader objects… It is an incredible insensitivity to working families… They look at people in Washington like a new version of The Hunger Games. It is the capitol of this country and all the riches of this country are brought to the capitol to paint paintings of government officials to be hidden away-while they struggle to make their mortgage and their car note and to make sure that their child is properly fed." WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. … Continue Reading

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