Press Releases

05.28.21

Cassidy, Rosen, Lankford Lead Over Half the Senate in Introducing Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Recent Global Surge of Antisemitism, Calling on Leaders to Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and James Lankford (R-OK), led a group of 58 Senators - evenly divided by party - in introducing a bipartisan resolution condemning recent antisemitic incidents in the United States and around the world. The Senators' resolution also calls on leaders to denounce antisemitism and take specific steps to address it and prevent it. "Resolved, that the Senate - unequivocally condemns the recent rise in antisemitic violence and harassment t… Continue Reading


05.28.21

Cassidy Releases Statement on January 6th Commission Vote

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the vote to establish an independent commission to investigate January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol: "This legislation was about forming an independent commission, separate from Congress, to investigate the January 6th attack, including the security failures at the Capitol and how to prevent a similar failure in the future. The legislation I voted for ensured Republicans had equal power over the commission and … Continue Reading


05.28.21

Cassidy, Moran Lead Introduction of Legislation to Address Gaps in Veteran Health Care

U.S. Senator Veterans' Affairs Committee members Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today introduced the Guaranteeing Healthcare Access to Personnel Who Served (GHAPS) Act that would address gaps in veteran health care to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is serving veterans in hard-to-reach places. This legislation works to codify programs that have been su… Continue Reading


05.27.21

Senate Finance Committee Passes Cassidy Amendment Prohibiting Import Renewable Energy Components Produced with Slave and Child Labor

Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee adopted an amendment offered by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) that would prohibit the import of solar cells, wind turbines, or energy storage equipment or components into the United States until it can be certified by the United Nations that the components and manufactured equipment is not mined or manufactured using forced labor or child labor. "There is extensive documentation of inhumane labor practices including child slave labor in countries… Continue Reading


05.27.21

Cassidy Applauds Venture Global’s Carbon Capture Investment in Louisiana

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today applauded Venture Global LNG's plans to capture and sequester carbon at its Calcasieu Pass and Plaquemines LNG facilities in Louisiana. "There's no better place to sequester carbon than Louisiana. This project is a win for the environment, a win for jobs, and a win for infrastructure," said Dr. Cassidy. Venture Global estimates it will capture and sequester an estimated 500,000 tons of carbon per year from its Calcasieu Pass and Plaquemines liquefac… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Democrats Vote to Use Taxpayer Dollars to Subsidize Luxury Purchases of Electric Vehicles by the Rich, Block Commonsense Cassidy Amendment

Today, Senate Finance Committee Democrats blocked an amendment offered by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) offered during the markup of the Clean Energy for America Act that would limit the proposed electric vehicle tax credit expansion to only include non-luxury vehicles, defined as those costing less than $47,500. "The federal government should not use working families' tax dollars to subsidize the purchase of luxury cars," said Dr. Cassidy. This amendment was also cosponsored by Senat… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Democrats Block Cassidy Amendment to Ensure Net Zero Lifecyle Emissions for Renewable Energy Tax Credit

Today, Senate Finance Committee Democrats blocked an amendment offered by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) offered during the markup of the Clean Energy for America Act that would require that in order to be eligible for the Clean Electricity Production Credit, all components used in the construction of wind turbines, solar cells, and energy storage technology must be manufactured or mined using goods produced in a net-zero emissions manner, as verified by the EPA. "This bill requires tha… Continue Reading


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

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