Press Releases

08.23.22

Cassidy Discusses Risk Rating 2.0 with River Region Leaders

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) met with Parish Presidents, Mayors, legislators and chamber leaders from across the River Region on Risk Rating 2.0, and its impact on flood insurance policyholders in the region. He discussed his efforts to stop the Biden administration from implementing Risk Rating 2.0. "The only way our workers can keep goods flowing down the Mississippi River is if they can afford to live here," said Dr. Cassidy. "We will work every day to fix Risk Rati… Continue Reading


08.23.22

Cassidy Announces $33.4 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $33,392,985.73 in relief for Hurricane Ida. "Almost a year later, Louisiana families are still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Ida," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding gives our coastal communities the tools they need to get back on their feet." Communities that will benefit include the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness, Lafourche Parish, and the St. James… Continue Reading


08.22.22

Cassidy Discusses Domestic Energy Development with Bayou Industrial Group

NEW ORLEANS - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) spoke to the Bayou Industrial Group on the need to ramp up energy production and improve infrastructure in Louisiana. The Bayou Industrial Group is comprised of business leaders throughout the Bayou Region, including from the oil and gas sector. "We need to boost energy production at home, and these companies have employees who are trained and ready to go." said Dr. Cassidy. "We've funded infrastructure that will keep them competiti… Continue Reading


08.19.22

Cassidy Addresses LegisGator Luncheon

LAKE CHARLES - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) addressed the 2022 LegisGator Luncheon, where he spoke about the importance of helping southwest Louisiana fully recover from Hurricane Laura. "Southwest Louisiana continues to recover from Hurricane Laura, despite enormous challenges," said Dr. Cassidy. "We will work in Washington to secure the money this region needs to finish that recovery." Since Hurricane Laura struck Louisiana, Cassidy has aggressively pursued the aid necess… Continue Reading


08.19.22

Cassidy Announces Health Education Grant at LSU-Eunice

LAFAYETTE - Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced that Louisiana State University Eunice (LSUE) has been granted $1 million dollars in funding from Congress, via the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022. The money will upgrade LSU-Eunice's Allied Health laboratory equipment, in order to improve student learning outcomes. "LSUE is doing an essential job training our future doctors and nurses, and this grant will help them enormously," said Dr. Cassidy. "It's good for the … Continue Reading


08.19.22

Cassidy Announces $81 Million in Hurricane, COVID-19 Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $80,969,430.78 in relief for Hurricanes Ida and Laura, and the COVID-19 pandemic. "Louisiana has been devastated by disaster after disaster, but our families remain resilient," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help South Louisiana rebuild and prepare for the next storm." Communities that will benefit include the Louisiana Children's Medical Center, West Jefferson Med… Continue Reading


08.12.22

Cassidy, Hassan Introduce Bill to Increase Access to Dental Care

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced legislation that would increase access to affordable dental care. Currently, the federal health insurance marketplace does not offer stand-alone dental plans without the purchase of health insurance on the federal exchange. This legislation would allow consumers to purchase a stand-alone dental plan on the federal health insurance marketplace by consumers. "Dental care is a pent-up need in our society," said Dr. C… Continue Reading


08.11.22

Cassidy Announces $4.9 Million for Drug Overdose Prevention

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will grant the Louisiana Department of Health $4,861,204 to improve response efforts and preventative measures for fatal drug overdoses in Louisiana. This funding comes from the federal program Overdose Data to Action (OD2A). "Louisiana's drug overdose deaths have been hitting record highs," said Dr. Cassidy. "We need to give first responders the tools they need to save lives." Last … Continue Reading


08.09.22

Cassidy Announces $63.1 Million for Louisiana from His Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that Louisiana will receive a total of $63,143,406 from funds increased by his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This funding will go towards constructing and rehabilitating our state's highways, bridges, and public transportation infrastructure. "Our transportation infrastructure has suffered from neglect and lack of funding for decades," said Dr. Cassidy. "Louisiana is seeing the benefits of the Bipartisan Infrast… Continue Reading


08.08.22

Cassidy Announces $9.8 Million in Hurricane Ida Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Jefferson Parish a total of $9,817,358.83 in Hurricane Ida relief. Specifically, the funding is reimbursement for debris removal. "Hurricane Ida devastated families across South Louisiana, many of whom lost everything," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help Jefferson Parish as we bounce back and prepare for the next natural disaster." ###… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Cassidy Votes Against Tax and Spending Spree

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following his vote against the so-called Inflation Reduction Act. "This legislation does nothing to decrease inflation, but raises the tax bill falling on everyday Americans. It is another hit to a Louisiana family's pocketbook. I proudly voted no," said Dr. Cassidy. "It is now up to House Democrats to listen to the American families that know this legislation will only add to their economic struggles." The Congressional Budget Offic… Continue Reading


08.05.22

Cassidy, Senators Praise Resolution to Designate August as National Catfish Month

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and colleagues applauded Senate passage of a resolution they sponsored to designate August 2022 as National Catfish Month. "A fried catfish po' boy, dressed, with ketchup, my mouth waters to think of it," said Dr. Cassidy. "Thanks to everyone who makes it possible for the rest of us to enjoy great catfish dinners. We recognize National Catfish Month." "Catfish represents more than 50 percent of the United States aquaculture industry… Continue Reading


08.05.22

Cassidy Announces $69 Million in Hurricane Ida, Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $69,021,708.91 in relief for Hurricanes Laura and Ida. "Louisiana communities have been hit by disaster after disaster. Many families are still recovering from Ida after almost a year," said Dr. Cassidy. "This is a massive step towards fully rebuilding our communities." Communities that will benefit include the City of Sulphur, the Calcasieu Parish School Board, the Lafo… Continue Reading


08.04.22

Cassidy Announces $700K for Alexandria International Airport from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that Alexandria International Airport will receive a total of $700,000 from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This funding will go specifically towards the replacement of the airport's air traffic control equipment. With this grant, Louisiana airports have received a total of $44,089,010 in IIJA funding. "Communities across Louisiana are seeing the positive impact of the bipartisan infrastructure law," said Dr. C… Continue Reading


08.01.22

Cassidy Applauds $135 Million For Louisiana Infrastructure Through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) applauded the $135 million in funding coming to Louisiana to protect roads, bridges, and infrastructure from natural disasters, flooding and coastal erosion. This funding was made possible by Cassidy's bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Louisiana will receive at least $135 million throughout the next five years with $25 million this fiscal year. "We know the devastation hurricanes and coastal erosion can cause to our infrastructure,"… Continue Reading


07.29.22

Cassidy, Graves, Colleagues Urge U.S. Department of Commerce to Improve Access to Red Snapper Fishing Opportunities

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Representative Garret Graves (R-LA-06) and nearly 40 Members of Congress to urge U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Secretary Gina Raimondo to direct the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to allow better science and improved access to red snapper fishing opportunities. "Management of the red snapper recreational fishery was built off legislation Congressman Graves and I introduced," said Dr. Cassidy. "Once it became clear the Gulf Council coul… Continue Reading


07.28.22

Cassidy Reacts to Recession News, Blames Biden’s “American Recession Plan” for Economic Disaster

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following news that America has officially entered an economic recession. The numbers released this morning by the U.S. Department of Commerce show that the U.S. economy shrank for a second consecutive quarter. "These economic numbers confirmed what most Americans already knew. We are officially in a recession," said Dr. Cassidy. "The Biden administration does not have a real plan. What's worse, Washington Democrats are pushing for mor… Continue Reading


07.27.22

Cassidy, Menendez, Kaine Call on Meta, Twitter, Telegram to Address Russian Spanish-Language Disinformation Efforts Targeting Western Hemisphere

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) called on the CEOs of Meta, Twitter, and Telegram to substantially increase efforts to moderate content by Russian state media services RT en Español and Sputnik Mundo - the cornerstone of the Kremlin's Spanish language disinformation and propaganda system - as Putin's illegal war against Ukraine rages on. The senators' call comes against the backdrop of persistent and growing efforts by Russia to target th… Continue Reading


07.27.22

Senate Commerce Committee Passes Cassidy Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement on the Senate Commerce Committee passing his Children and Teens' Online Privacy Protection Act through the committee. The bipartisan Children and Teens' Online Privacy Protection Act now awaits full Senate consideration. Cassidy joined Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) in introducing the bill. "As a parent and grandparent, I want our kids to be safe online and for parents to feel confident that their child's information is protected,"said D… Continue Reading


07.26.22

Cassidy Announces $1.1 Million in Funding 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 $1,101,788 to improve and modernize several local airports. Specifically, $511,938 will be awarded to the Leesville Airport for additional taxilane construction, $288,900 will be awarded to Acadiana Regional Airport to rehabilitate and add on to the existing taxilane, $117,000 will be awarded to DeQuincy Industrial Airpark for improvements to the concrete and drainage sys… Continue Reading

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