Press Releases


Media Advisory: Cassidy, Collins to Announce Obamacare Replacement Bill

Washington - In an effort to address the individual market's downward spiral under Obamacare tomorrow morning, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) will hold a press conference to introduce the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, an Obamacare replacement plan that would: return power to the states; increase access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans; improve patient choice; and begin to bring coverage to the nearly 30 million Americans who still do not have he… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy Explains Medicaid Reform Included in Obamacare Replacement Plan

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor, advocating for the Medicaid reform provisions included in his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. In 2013, as a member of the US House of Representatives, Dr. Cassidy introduced the Medicaid Accountability and Care Act to reform the federal funding structure for state Medicaid programs by delegating defined contribution beneficiary-based payments to states in differing amounts based on the number of Medicaid patients of each… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy Provides Obamacare Replacement Plan

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor advocating for his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, which will be more affordable and more effective for all Americans. Dr. Cassidy entered the Senate with a promise to repeal and replace Obamcare. In his first year, he introduced the Patient Freedom Act, a market-based solution that gives patients the power by lowering costs, eliminating mandates, returning power over insurance to the states and giving patients the kn… Continue Reading


Cassidy Welcomes Senator Kennedy to US Congress

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) became Louisiana's Senior Senator with the swearing in of John Neely Kennedy (R-LA) to the US Senate. "It is a pleasure to welcome Senator Kennedy to Congress and I look forward to working with him," said Dr. Cassidy. "The people of Louisiana want continued, conservative leadership in Washington. Together, we will put the voices of Louisiana front and center."… Continue Reading


Cassidy Advocates for Federal Contract Tower Program to New Administration

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), as part of a bipartisan group of 34 US Senators, including Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence asking for their support for the Federal Contract Tower (FCT) Program and reforms proposed by Dr. Cassidy that would allow airports like Hammond Northshore Regional Airport to enter into the program. "The Hammond tower is a critical regional and national asset, servi… Continue Reading


Cassidy Comments on Release of Additional $1.2B in Flood Recovery Funds for Louisiana

Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the just over $1.2 billion that was secured by US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and the Louisiana delegation in the FY2017 Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act. "Securing this relief funding, to get folks back in their homes, is another victory in our mission to provide the people of Louisiana the resources they need to rebuild, recover and prosper," Said Dr. Cassidy. "The entire Louisiana Congressio… Continue Reading


Cassidy Applauds DOE Investment in Lake Charles Methanol Project

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) applauds the investment of $2 billion into the Lake Charles Methanol (LCM) project by the Department of Energy (DOE). "The Department of Energy's investment in the Lake Charles Methanol Project is a positive sign that the federal government is committed to increasing domestic energy production and improving current energy refining technology. This is a step forward for US energy independence and is a boon for the Louisiana economy," said Dr. Cassidy. LC… Continue Reading


Cassidy Congratulates Zinke on Interior Secretary Nomination

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) congratulated Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT) on his nomination as Secretary of the Interior. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on which Dr. Cassidy sits and chairs the subcommittee on national parks, will be holding confirmation hearings for Rep. Zinke's nomination during the next Congress. Dr. Cassidy released the following statement on the nomination: "Congressman Zinke has been a successful member of the House Natural Resources c… Continue Reading


Cassidy Meets with Labor Secretary Nominee Puzder

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD met with Andrew Puzder, current nominee for Department of Labor Secretary. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, on which Dr. Cassidy sits, will be holding confirmation hearings for Puzder's nomination during the next Congress. After the meeting, Dr. Cassidy released the following statement: "Mr. Puzder and I had a great meeting. We spoke of how American workers need more opportunity for better jobs with better wages and… Continue Reading


Landmark Mental Health Legislation Signed into Law

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) announced that his mental health reforms, included in the 21st Century Cures Act, were signed into law by the president. "The enactment of 21st Century Cures marks the beginning of serious mental health reform. This legislation will help the millions of individuals and families affected by mental illness become whole," said Dr. Cassidy. "I am thankful for all those who supported this bill, especially my colleague, Senator Chris Murphy, as well as al… Continue Reading


Cassidy Meets with HHS Secretary Nominee Price

WASHINGTON-Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) met with Health and Human Services Secretary nominee, Representative Tom Price, MD (R-GA). In the House of Representatives, Drs. Cassidy and Price worked closely together on health care policy and frequently met for breakfast to discuss ideas. "Dr. Price and I have an established working relationship and friendship from our time in Congress. Today's conversation only confirmed that this … Continue Reading


Bill to Honor Late Shreveport Judge Tom Stagg Signed into Law

Last April, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD and US Senator David Vitter introduced a bill in the US Senate to designate the Shreveport Federal Building and United States Courthouse as the "Tom Stagg United States Court House." On Thursday, Dr. Cassidy's bill was signed into law by the president. "The Honorable Tom Stagg was an inspirational figure and is well deserving of this honor," said Dr. Cassidy. "He was a deeply respected member of his community and had a reputation of intelligence, spiri… Continue Reading


Cassidy Welcomes Kennedy, Johnson, and Higgins to the US Congress

WASHINGTON-US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD congratulates John Kennedy, Mike Johnson and Clay Higgins for their election to the United States Congress. "Today's election of John Kennedy, Mike Johnson and Clay Higgins sends a clear statement that Louisiana wants strong, conservative leadership in Washington," said Dr. Cassidy. "I am proud to have John, Mike, and Clay as partners in Congress as we work for Louisiana families."… Continue Reading


Cassidy Welcomes Donald Trump to Louisiana

WASHINGTON-US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released the following statement welcoming President-Elect Trump to Louisiana. "From day one, we in Louisiana have supported President-Elect Donald Trump's message of supporting hard-working taxpayers, honoring veterans, and repealing and replacing Obamacare. I look forward to working with President-Elect Trump to Make America Great Again. It's an honor to have him visit our state and help Louisiana elect Jo… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces Louisiana Priorities in Water Infrastructure Bill

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD announced the Louisiana initiatives included in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN). WIIN authorizes many critical infrastructure, hurricane protection and flood control projects for Louisiana. "A strong infrastructure allows us to be prepared and to reduce the potential risk of damage to our homes and our state in the event of a storm," said Dr. Cassidy. "This critical water infrastructure bill will allocate almost $750 million to hurr… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Landmark Mental Health Reform, New Funding for Opioid Crisis

Bill heading to President's desk to be signed into law Cassidy & Murphy hosted dozens of roundtables with families, professionals & advocates to craft mental health reforms WASHINGTON- US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CN) and co-authors of the bipartisan Mental Health Reform Act and members of the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded Senate passage of mental health reform, funding to address the opio… Continue Reading


Cassidy Secures Billions for Louisiana Flood Relief

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD announced more than $1.8 billion in flood relief aid has been secured for Louisiana. The Continuing Resolution (CR), which funds government priorities through April, includes $1.243 billion in flood relief aid for Louisiana. This is in addition to the $438 million down payment secured in September. The CR also contains $114 million in funding for the North Louisiana flood damages and an additional $34 million for the Federal Highway Emergency Relief Program to help th… Continue Reading


Bishop T. F. Tenney of Alexandria Opens US Senate Floor with Prayer

This morning, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD invited Bishop T. F. Tenney of Alexandria, Louisiana to open the US Senate floor with a prayer. Bishop Tenney has ministered in the United Pentecostal Church International for more than 65 years, including in several churches in Louisiana. Before retiring in 2005, Bishop Tenney led the UPCI church in Louisiana as the District Superintendent (Bishop). He now serves as the Bishop Emeritus of the Louisiana District. Bishop Tenney and his wife, Thetu… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy Honors Vitter's Career in the US Senate

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor celebrating the career of retiring US Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and the positive work he has done for Louisiana and the nation. "Sen. Vitter has always cared deeply about our state, constantly looking for what he could do that would benefit our state not just in the short-term, but doing that which is consistent with his principles to help Louisiana and the United States thrive in the long-term," said Dr. Cassidy. … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy Speaks on Mental Health Reforms in 21st Century Cures Act of 2016

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the US Senate floor to bring attention to the mental health reforms included in the 21st Century Cures Act. Many reforms from Dr. Cassidy and US Senator Chris Murphy's (D-CT) Mental Health Reform Act were included in the 21st Century Cures Act. Watch the speech here. Find his full remarks below: I thank Senator Alexander for yielding. I thank you for your leadership and Senator Murray's leadership, and I thank S… Continue Reading

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