Press Releases


Cassidy Announces $13.4 Million for Port of South Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding a $13.4 million grant to the Port of South Louisiana in LaPlace to fund the Globalplex Multi-Modal Connections Project. Cassidy wrote a letter of support for funding for the project, which was awarded through the new, highly competitive Port Infrastructure Grant Program. This Louisiana project was one of just 55 awarded throughout the nation. The project is expected to bring major repairs… Continue Reading


Cassidy Issues Statement on Citgo 6 Being Moved Back into Prison

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on news that the Citgo Six, a group of Americans imprisoned in Venezuela, have been removed from house arrest and put back into prison. Lake Charles resident Tomeu Vadell is among those being held. "We all need to pray, hope and work for Tomeu's release. My office has contacted the State Department, the Organization of American States, the Vatican trying to secure Tomeu's release. We would like to see him back home with his… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Hassan Statement on Proposals to Address Surprise Medical Bills from Two House Committees

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement on the surprise medical billing proposals from the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. In December, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - on which both Senators serve - and the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a bipartisan, bicameral compromise that incorporated considerable feedback and work from the two Senators. "The st… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Teleabortions

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) this week introduced legislation to protect the sanctity of human life by prohibiting chemical abortions from being performed without the supervision of a healthcare provider. U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), James Lankford (R-OK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Cassidy as original cosponsors of the bill. The Teleabortion Prevention Act would make it a federal offense for healthcare providers … Continue Reading


Cassidy Year in Review, Legislative Accomplishments

The United States continues to benefit under Republican leadership in the White House and Senate. 2019 ended with the lowest U.S. national unemployment rate in history at 3.5 percent. Illegal border crossings dropped for six straight months following Republicans' push to secure the southern border. The Senate has confirmed President Trump's 187th conservative judicial nominee. Beyond these, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today released a list of his Top 25 Accomplishments in 2019. Lowe… Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes to Acquit President Donald Trump

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted to acquit President Donald Trump, who will remain the president after a majority of senators voted not-guilty on both articles. Cassidy released the following statement after the trial concluded: "I voted to acquit. Congress must now work together to solve the issues concerning Americans, like lowering the cost of medication and ending surprise medical billing," said Dr. Cassidy. Cassidy delivered a speech on the Senate floor yesterday detaili… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy call for increased scrutiny over Swiss bank involvement in Stanford scheme

Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) sent a letter to Societe General Private Banking ("SocGen") regarding its participation in the Stanford Ponzi scheme. "Thousands of people lost everything in this scheme. SocGen's failure to provide oversight of the Stanford accounts contributed to the victims' losses. SocGen must make things right for the victims," said Cassidy. "It's time for SocGen to take responsibility for their role and repay the thousands of victims who lost their life… Continue Reading


Trump Touts Cassidy’s Paid Family Leave Bill in State of the Union

President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to endorse the Advancing Support for Working Families Act, the paid family leave bill by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). "As we support America's moms and dads, I was recently proud to sign the law providing new parents in the federal workforce paid family leave," said Trump. "Now, I call on the Congress to pass the bipartisan Advancing Support for Working Families Act, extending family leave to mother… Continue Reading


Cassidy to Vote for Acquitting President Trump

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced his intention to vote against both articles of impeachment, thereby acquitting President Trump. Cassidy argued that the House failed to make its case beyond a reasonable doubt and that the American people should decide who they want to be their president. He explained his reasoning in a speech delivered on the floor of the United States Senate earlier this morning. Excerpts of his speech can be found below, and a link to download the full… Continue Reading


Cassidy Joins Trump Health Officials in Unveiling Innovative Medicaid Funding Model

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today joined Trump administration health officials in rolling out the Healthy Adult Opportunity (HAO) program, which will allow states to craft state-specific policies to deliver better care for Medicaid-eligible able-bodied adults. Cassidy spoke during the plan's unveiling at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) alongside HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verna, and Oklahoma Governor… Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces 2 Bills to Support Veteran Mental Health

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, introduced two bills last week to improve mental health care for veterans. The Promoting Coordination for Veteran Suicide Prevention Act requires a five-year review of veteran suicides within the first year of a veteran's separation from the military. It requires the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Administration (VA) to review suicides together so they will be better able to identify risk fact… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Send Letter to IRS Commissioner on Unchecked Misuse of Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and 14 of his colleagues sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig on Monday requesting information to better understand how the IRS enforces the electric vehicle tax credit in light of a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) audit report that detailed what appear to be systemic problems with the tax credit program. "On September 30, 2019, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released an audit report f… Continue Reading


Cassidy Applauds Trump’s New WOTUS Rule

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today commended the Trump administration for finalizing its new, better defined Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule. Cassidy had long criticized the Obama-era WOTUS rule for its burdensome and confusing regulations, as well as its infringement on private citizens' property rights. The rule was considered by many Louisiana farmers, construction workers and energy producers to be a broad overreach of the federal government's authority. "Clean water and common-sen… Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Statement on Impeachment Trial

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on his impressions of the impeachment trial. Senators spent more than 12 hours in the trial yesterday considering the rules of the trial. The trial will continue today. Initial Impressions of Impeachment Trial "It appears to me it is clearly partisan. It was partisan on the House side; that has carried over. The House has their arguments. They failed to pursue the documents they needed through the court system, and now the… Continue Reading


Cassidy Celebrates Passage of USMCA

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted for passing the US-Mexico-Canada Act (USMCA), a huge accomplishment that will benefit American farmers, manufacturers and energy workers for years to come. "This is a landmark win for every American farmer, manufacturer and energy worker who does business with Canada and Mexico. This deal leads to billions of dollars of growth in Louisiana's top industries, which will directly benefit the people of our state. President Trump committed to modern… Continue Reading


Cassidy participates in Steve Gleason’s Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

(Download video of Cassidy's comments here.) WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) participated in a ceremony today where former New Orleans Saints and ALS advocate Steve Gleason received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow upon a civilian. Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in January 2011. Since his diagnosis, he has been a champion of accessibility for crucial speech-generating devices. He went on to establish Team Gleason, a charitable non-profit o… Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces Senate Resolution Congratulating LSU on National Championship Victory

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and graduate of Louisiana State University, filed a resolution in the U.S. Senate today congratulating LSU for winning the NCAA College Football National Championship. The resolution recognizes the feats of the Tigers' historic 15-0 season that culminated with LSU bringing college football's ultimate prize home to Baton Rouge. This season marked the Tigers' first undefeated season since 1958 and first national championship since 2007. "Think about the sto… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Whitehouse, Carper Seek to Double Funding for National Estuary Program

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Tom Carper (D-DE) today introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Estuary Program (NEP) at nearly double its previous annual funding levels. The NEP was first established in 1987 by the late Senator John Chafee (R-RI) to protect and restore estuarine habitats threatened by pollution and overdevelopment. "Protecting estuaries like the Barataria-Terrebonne preserves their ecosystems and rebuilds coastline," said Dr. Cass… Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces Resolution Praising Successful Mission to Eliminate Soleimani

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) joined 42 of his Republican Senate colleagues in introducing a resolution honoring the members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the successful mission that killed Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) and a designated terrorist. Cosponsors include: U.S Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Joh… Continue Reading


WATCH: Cassidy Introduces Trump’s Judicial Nominee for Western District of Louisiana at Confirmation Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) yesterday introduced U.S. Attorney and President Trump's pick to be a federal judge in the Western District of Louisiana David Joseph at his confirmation hearing. "David Joseph has the intelligence, integrity and experience to serve our country well," said Dr. Cassidy. "If confirmed, he will serve on the bench in the same distinguished manner as he has done as U.S. attorney. Mr. Chairman, I recommend him without reservation and urge swift confirmation." … Continue Reading

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