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Cassidy Urges Democrats to Negotiate to End the Shutdown, Secure the Border

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after voting today in support of the End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act, legislation providing $5.7 billion for physical border barriers. The bill was a compromise proposed by President Trump in good faith, and it included immigration provisions Democrats have supported in the past, as well as disaster recovery resources. "I voted for President Trump's proposal to re-open government, put 800,000 federal employees … Continue Reading


Cassidy Joins Legislation to Pay Federal Employees Working During Partial Shutdown

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Todd Young (R-IN), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) in cosponsoring the Shutdown Fairness Act, legislation authorizing federal agencies affected by the current government shutdown to pay their personnel working during the shutdown. These are employees that are currently working without pay. Last week, Congress passed legislation to ensure all government workers a… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Reintroduce Pain-Capable Abortion Ban

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA) and 42 other Republican senators reintroduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to provide common-sense protections for unborn children at 20 weeks after fertilization, a point at which there is significant scientific evidence that abortion inflicts tremendous pain on babies in the womb. "As a doctor, I have to look at the scientific evidence we have when it comes to the beginning of life. At 20 weeks, studies … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kennedy Applaud Judicial Nomination for Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and John Kennedy (R-LA) today applauded President Trump's nomination of Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Greg Gerard Guidry to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. "Justice Guidry is exceptionally qualified for this position. He has served our state well for decades as both as a trial and appellate judge in addition to being a former federal prosecutor. With his experience, I am confident he will serve with distinction on … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Medicaid, Prevent Liberal States from Forcing Americans to Subsidize Free Health Care for Illegal Immigrants

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Barrasso (R-WY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), David Perdue (R-GA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Protect Medicaid Act (S. 131), legislation to ensure the long-term integrity of Medicaid by preventing liberal states like California from forcing American citizens in other states to subsidize state programs that expand Medicaid benefits to illegal immigrants. Federal law already bars illegal immigrants f… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Children from Sex Crimes, Strengthen Parents’ Rights

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today joined 14 Senate colleagues in introducing the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, legislation making it a crime to knowingly perform an abortion on a child from out of state without the consent and notification of a parent. The bill also prohibits individuals who have committed incest from taking a minor across states lines in order to obtain an abortion. "Sex traffickers and child abusers shouldn't be able to get away with their vile crime… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Permanently End Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today joined 32 of his Senate colleagues in introducing the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (S. 109), legislation establishing a permanent, government-wide prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion. Similar policies, such as the Hyde Amendment, currently require annual passage and do not apply to Obamacare. "Louisiana families should not be forced to give their hard-earned tax dollars to abortion businesses l… Continue Reading


‘Ally to the Unborn’: Dr. Cassidy Discusses Pro-Life Beliefs in January Issue of WORLD Magazine

BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), recently spoke to WORLD Magazine about why he is pro-life, the joy of adoption, preventing taxpayer dollars from supporting abortion providers, and more. The conversation is featured in the January issue of the magazine. Today, Cassidy and 32 Senate colleagues introduced the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (S. 109), legislation establishing a permanent, government-wide prohibition of taxpayer fundi… Continue Reading


NFL Network Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes of Cassidy’s Push to Honor Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal

Share this video preview on: YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 15, the NFL Network will air a special episode of NFL 360 with Melissa Stark highlighting New Orleans Saints icon Steve Gleason's battle with ALS, his work to empower others with the disease, and U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy's successful effort to pass legislation honoring Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal. After the Senate passed Cassidy's legislation in April 2018, the NFL Netw… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Bill

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and 31 Senate Republicans introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, legislation to allow Louisianans with concealed carry permits to exercise their right to carry in any other state with concealed carry laws, while abiding by that state's laws. "This legislation empowers law-abiding Americans to exercise their Second Amendment right to defend themselves while respecting each state's law," said Dr. Cassidy. "The ability to protect your… Continue Reading


WATCH: Cassidy on NFL Network: Steve Gleason Has Given People with ALS Hope

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today appeared on NFL Network's Good Morning Football to discuss his recently passed legislation to award New Orleans Saints icon Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal. Asked what Steve's reaction was when he heard the news that Congress passed the bill and he would receive the medal, Cassidy said, "Steve and I spoke by phone, and as you may know, one of Steve's contributions, he worked with Microsoft to develop hardware and software so that wh… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Inhofe, Rounds, Kennedy, Cruz Reintroduce Bill to Fully Fund Border Wall

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Rounds (R-SD), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) reintroduced the WALL Act, legislation that would fully fund the border wall along the southern border. Their legislation, first introduced inDecember, identifies specific funding sources for the project. "I'm proud to support the WALL Act, legislation to fully fund a wall along our country's southern border," said Dr. Cassidy. "This isn't just about illegal immigration, and … Continue Reading


WATCH: Cassidy Speaks in Memory of Five Marksville Children Killed in Tragic Car Wreck, Asks for Continued Prayers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today spoke on the Senate floor in memory of the five children from Marksville, Louisiana, who were tragically killed in a car wreck last week in Florida. Cassidy also thanked Americans across the country for their prayers of support and donations for the families of the victims and the injured still in the hospital. Dr. Cassidy's remarks are transcribed below. CASSIDY: I rise today to speak in memory of five children from Louisiana, my home state, tragi… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces FEMA Will Correct Error, Resume Sales of New Flood Insurance Policies

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement announcing that in response to his letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long, the agency will reverse its decision to suspend sales of new flood insurance (NFIP) policies during the partial government shutdown. "FEMA's initial NFIP guidance made no sense, and I'm happy to announce they are heeding my direction and will start selling new flood insurance policies again. It's unfortunate so many people were inconvenienced due t… Continue Reading


WATCH: Cassidy Votes to Secure the Border and Build the Wall

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked a bill to fund the government, disaster relief, and border security improvements. "The question is, how do we fund the government? But the bigger question is, do we build a more secure border between the United States and Mexico? I just voted for a bill that keeps the government open, but also helps secure the border and build what people have come to refer to as the wall," said Dr. Cassidy. "… Continue Reading


Cassidy-Backed Nicaragua Humans Rights Legislation Signed into Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after President Trump signed into law the Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act (H.R. 1918), a package of two bills Cassidy cosponsored. "This legislation supports the people of Nicaragua and puts the corrupt and oppressive Ortega regime on notice," said Dr. Cassidy. "By requiring sanctions and cutting off resources to the Nicaraguan government, we can help the Nicaraguan people achieve a freer, more democratic soc… Continue Reading


Cassidy Praises U.S.-Mexico Asylum Agreement to Address Border Crisis

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), appeared on Fox News today and praised Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen's announcement that the United States and Mexico had reached an agreement that will help address the crisis at the border. Dr. Cassidy's remarks on Fox News are transcribed below. CASSIDY: It is huge. In fact, it is bigger than getting money appropriated immediately because this takes effect immediately. And for those who don't know, if someone comes across the border … Continue Reading


Congress Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Award ALS Advocate Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Patty Murray (D-WA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and U.S. Representatives Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Steve Scalise (R-LA), Ralph Abraham (R-LA) and Mike Johnson (R-LA), along with representatives of Microsoft, the New Orleans Saints, and the ALS Association, applauded the House's vote to pass bipartisan legislation (S. 2652) to award Washington state native, ALS champion, and former New Orleans Saints star Steve … Continue Reading


Congress Passes Bill to Rename Lake Charles VA Clinic After Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas Fournet

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Lake Charles Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will be renamed in honor of Kinder, Louisiana, native Douglas Fournet, a U.S. Army first lieutenant who gave his life in the Vietnam War and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1970. Cassidy, Kennedy and Higgins introduced legislation in September to rename the clinic, which the Senate and House passed… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Cassidy Legislation to Prevent Terrorist Attacks Involving Vehicles

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act (H.R. 4227), legislation he spearheaded to better prevent terrorists from using vehicles to attack Americans. "This bill will help keep Americans safe by making sure our counterterrorism efforts are top-notch when it comes to preventing extremists from using vehicles to carry out deadly attacks," said Dr. Cassidy. "I look forward to the House passing this bill a… Continue Reading

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