Press Releases


Cassidy Delivers Video Address on 21st Anniversary of 9/11

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) issued the following video address recognizing the 21st anniversary of the attacks on September 11th, 2001. "[W]e will attempt to honor you by making sure that this never happens again, remaining vigilant against any enemies of the American way of life," said Dr. Cassidy addressing our service members. "We shall never forget." The full transcript is below. "Today is the 21st anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. And for those of us who were alive then, we… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $59 Million From His Infrastructure Bill for Baton Rouge Highway, Transportation Expansions

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the City of Baton Rouge will receive $59,619,429 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for highway expansion and improvements to existing infrastructure. "When negotiating and writing the bipartisan infrastructure bill, the need to improve our roads in the Capitol Region and around the state was a top priority," said Dr. Cassidy. "This is welcome funding that will reduce traffic and make our roads safer to drive on." This grant c… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Statement After Queen Elizabeth’s Passing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the world's longest-serving Monarch. "For 70 years, the Queen has demonstrated civility, class, and compassion for all," said Dr. Cassidy. "My condolences to the royal family, the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth. Her loss is immense, but her legacy is even greater." Since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952, 14 different U.S. Presidents have held office. The Queen cel… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $2.6 Million for Motor Carrier Safety from His Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that Louisiana will receive $2,570,000 from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to strengthen safety measures for large motor carriers. Specifically, the funding will expedite safety screenings and measures as well as support research for crash prevention. The State of Louisiana and Louisiana State University will benefit from this funding. "Motor carriers are essential to growing Louisiana's transit economy," said … Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on Biden Administration Wasting $1.3 Billion on Stimulus Checks for 1.1 Million Prisoners

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the release of internal data by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that the government paid out at least $1.3 billion to more than 1.1 million prisoners through government COVID stimulus checks. Cassidy's amendment to prohibit these payments from going to prisoners was blocked by Senate Democrats in March 2021. "When given the opportunity to stop one million prisoners from receiving government-funded checks, Senate Democrats … Continue Reading


Cassidy Discusses Rural Broadband at Broadband Solutions Summit

ALEXANDRIA - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke at the Broadband Solutions Summit about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and the money it provides to extend high-speed Internet access to towns and villages across Louisiana. "For Louisiana to reach its potential, everyone in the state needs access to high-speed Internet," said Dr. Cassidy. "The bipartisan infrastructure bill and other federal and state money will bring access to everyone. Those at this conferen… Continue Reading


Cassidy Meets with Area Leaders in West Monroe, Tallulah

MONROE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met with state legislators, mayors and other elected officials to discuss their goal to prevent flood damage and improve the economy in West Monroe and Northeast Louisiana. The host for the meeting was West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell. "The City of West Monroe sincerely thanks Senator Cassidy for taking time out of his schedule to visit with community leaders," said Mayor Mitchell. "Senator Cassidy spoke on several issues impacting our reg… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $3 Million for Louisiana Broadband Improvements through Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, First State to Receive Funding

ALEXANDRIA - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced that Louisiana is the first state to receive broadband funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) he helped author and pass into law last year. This $2,941,542.28 grant is for the deployment and adoption of affordable and reliable high-speed internet throughout the state. During the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill negotiations, Cassidy pushed for a fair broadband formula that would benefit Louisiana's needs and ens… Continue Reading


Cassidy Discusses Potential I-20 Corridor Passenger Rail Service Through North Louisiana

BOSSIER CITY - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met with elected officials and community leaders to discuss the possibility of passenger rail service being established between Atlanta and the Dallas/Fort Worth Region, going through North Louisiana. The likelihood of this happening has increased thanks to Cassidy's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes $66 billion in new funding for passenger and freight rail. "An I-20 corridor passenger rail line, connecting to A… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $7.5 Million for Louisiana Airports

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant Louisiana a total of $7,450,000 for improvement and modernization to several airports across Louisiana. Specifically, Shreveport Downtown Airport, Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, Alexandria International Airport, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Shreveport Regional Airport, Southland Field Airport, and the Lakefront Airport will all receive funding. "Having modern,… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cyber Innovation Center Celebrate $8M in Funding to Continue Supporting America’s Defense

SHREVEPORT - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined the leadership of the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) to highlight their work with Air Force Global Strike Command to support our nation's defense and celebrate the $8 million in funding secured by Senator Cassidy and the Louisiana congressional delegation to continue the technology and cost savings developed by the CIC for the U.S. Air Force. The funding also provided for the development of a revolutionary air refueling trainer … Continue Reading


Cassidy Speaks to North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance

ALEXANDRIA - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke to the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance, a group of business leaders and other citizens seeking to improve Central Louisiana. Cassidy spoke on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which is yielding great benefits for Central Louisiana. "I enjoyed the conversation with the North Rapides Business and Industry Association," said Dr. Cassidy. "These are among those that are working to make Central Louisiana… Continue Reading


Cassidy Op-Ed: A Year After Hurricane Ida

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) published an op-ed in The Advocate marking the one-year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Ida. In the op-ed, Cassidy highlights the passage of his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a multi-billion dollar investment in Louisiana's infrastructure that will, among other things, make coastal communities more resilient to future storms. Specifically, he discusses investments in stabilizing the power grid, improving roads and bridges, and strengtheni… Continue Reading


Cassidy Visits PERTT Lab, Discusses Louisiana’s Energy Future with LSU Officials

BATON ROUGE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) visited Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where among other stops, he toured the LSU Petroleum Engineering Research, Training and Testing (PERTT) Laboratory. The laboratory is an industrial-scale facility with full-scale equipment and instrumentation used for research and to train future petroleum engineers on modern petroleum technologies. "For Louisiana to prosper, we need to adapt to the new economy," said Dr. Cassidy. "… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $18.7 Million in Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant Louisiana a total of $18,743,619 in relief as a result of Hurricanes Laura and Ida. Specifically, this grant will help repair critical highway infrastructure that was damaged in the storms. This funding comes from the DOT's Emergency Relief Program in fiscal year 2022. "We still see the scars from Hurricanes Laura and Ida," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding, along with money from the Bipa… Continue Reading


Cassidy Meets with Rotary Leaders in New Orleans

METAIRIE - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) visited the Rotary Club of New Orleans, and discussed issues of importance to their city, including infrastructure and flood insurance. "Everyone in Louisiana wants to see our state be safe, secure, and prosperous," said Dr. Cassidy. "We talked about how the bipartisan infrastructure bill helps achieve this, to decrease the risk of flooding, help coastal restoration and to create more and better-paying jobs. These Rotarians wer… Continue Reading


Cassidy Meets with Industry Leaders on Infrastructure

METAIRIE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met with business leaders in the construction industry and related trades, on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the opportunities it provides. Cassidy co-wrote the legislation, which passed the Senate in November of 2021. "The bipartisan infrastructure bill will not only position our state for the modern economy but also create jobs directly and indirectly," said Dr. Cassidy. "Those direct jobs are related to constru… Continue Reading


Cassidy Statement on Biden’s Unilateral Student Loan Forgiveness Action

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following President Biden's unilateral decision to forgive the student loan debt of some borrowers and extend the pause on payments through December 31, 2022. "President Biden didn't 'forgive student debt,' he chose to shift the burden of the well-off onto the backs of the 87 percent of Americans who chose to not go to college, already paid off their loans, or saved to not take them out in the first place," said Dr. Cassidy. "This dec… Continue Reading


Cassidy Discusses Opioid Addiction Treatment and Prevention at Odyssey House

METAIRIE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met with the leadership of Odyssey House Louisiana to discuss how they are treating people with opioid addictions. They also discussed federal efforts to stop the flow of opioids into the United States. "The United States lost 100,000 people from overdoses last year," said Dr. Cassidy. "Southeast Louisiana has been particularly hard hit. This group discussed how federal resources can be used by state and local leaders to better address … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $20 Million to Address Louisiana Health Disparities

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will grant Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center $20 million to address health disparities and improve health outcomes in underserved communities in Louisiana. Specifically, this funding will go towards expanding chronic disease research at LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center. "As a doctor who worked in Louisiana's charity hospital system, addressing health disparities in un… Continue Reading

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