Press Releases


Cassidy, Sullivan Urge Administration to Rally Support for U.S. LNG Exports to Allies

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), John Barrasso (R-WY), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and John Kennedy (R-LA) urged the Biden administration to publicly support the export of abundant U.S. natural gas to America's allies in Europe and Asia, particularly Japan, which has prioritized energy security in its term leading the G7. The senators asked Ambassador Emanuel to work with Japanese officials to build G7 support fo… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $1.07 Million in Severe Storms, Flood Relief for Eunice

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Eunice Housing Authority will receive $1,073,029.78 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for severe storms and flooding. "Severe storms and flooding have ravaged South Louisiana in recent years," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help fund damage repairs to the Acadian Village." This money will be used to repair 30 housing units spanning 13 buildings at the Acadian Village in Eunice, Louisiana. ###… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Kaine, Collins, Coons Introduce Legislation to Help Americans Better Plan for Retirement

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Chris Coons (D-DE), introduced legislation to help Americans better plan for retirement and enhance retirement security by ensuring they have the information they need to make more informed decisions regarding when to claim Social Security Benefits. This is particularly important today, as Americans are living longer than ever, and rising health care costs often lead to unexpected expenses that can drain savings… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Durbin Call for Update from Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Investigation into Death of Cuban Political Reformer Oswaldo Payá

With this summer marking the eleventh year since Cuban political reformer Oswaldo Payá's suspicious death, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Mark Warner (D-VA), urged the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to provide an update on this case without further delay. In 2013, Durbin sent his first letter to previous Commission Executive Secretary Emili… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Cassidy Discusses Urgent Need to Save Social Security, Avoid Automatic 24% Benefit Cut with Maria Bartiromo

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Maria Bartiromo's Wall Street on Fox Business last night to discuss the urgent need to address Social Security before the program becomes insolvent in 9 years. If Congress chooses to do nothing until the trust fund does not have enough money to pay out promised benefits, current law requires that the Social Security Administration (SAA) cut benefits by 24% to make up the difference. "[W]e're choosing to fix Social Security so that people who are on … Continue Reading


Cassidy, King Statement on Ongoing Social Security Discussions

Baton Rouge - U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Angus King (I-ME) today released the following statement about ongoing discussions to preserve and protect Social Security: "The Social Security fund will be insolvent in less than a decade. If Congress chooses to do nothing, current law requires painful 24% cuts to benefits and a daunting future for fulfilling our promises. If we come together now, we can preserve and protect the retirement security of all Americans now and long into t… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Coons, Cornyn Reintroduce Bill to Support Hydrogen Technologies for Emissions Reductions

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chris Coons (D-DE), and John Cornyn (R-TX) today reintroduced their bipartisan Hydrogen Infrastructure Initiative, a package of four bills to support the adoption of hydrogen in energy-intensive sectors. "Louisiana is primed to grow our energy blueprint and become a hydrogen hub," said Dr. Cassidy. "These bills create research and grant programs for ports, shipping, and industry to incentivize investment in hydrogen infrastructure." "Sustained investme… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Brown, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Get Public Employees Fill Social Security Benefits

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure public sector workers and their families can receive full Social Security benefits after two unfair penalties against them. The Social Security Fairness Act would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) from the Social Security Act, which reduced benefits for nearly 3 million Americans, many of whom are teachers, police officers, and state… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cardin, Collins, Cantwell Reintroduce Bill to Expand Access to Historic Tax Credit

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA.) today re-introduced legislation to expand the Historic Tax Credit to foster economic growth and urban renewal. "The Historic Tax Credit has restored many cherished buildings in Louisiana creating jobs and revitalizing communities," said Dr. Cassidy. "This bill will help people across our state and nation return historic buildings to working use and preserve our architectural heritage." … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Van Hollen, Young, Kaine Lead Bipartisan Push for New Tax Agreement with Taiwan

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Todd Young (R-IN), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Mitt Romney (R-UT) announced a bipartisan push towards the enactment of a new tax agreement with Taiwan. Today, the Senators introduced a resolution that encourages the Administration to begin negotiating a tax agreement with Taiwan in order to further strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and Taiwan. "In addition to being a key democratic ally in the Pacific, Taiwan is one of our larg… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Shaheen, Scott, Kelly Reintroduce Bill to Allow HSAs to Be Used for Direct Primary Care

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) today introduced a bipartisan bill to support Direct Primary Care (DPC), lower health care costs, and expand patient access to their primary care providers. The Primary Care Enhancement Act increases access to affordable preventative and primary care by allowing health savings accounts (HSAs) to be used to pay for direct primary care. This enables patients to rely less on specialists and hospi… Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes to Overturn Biden Policy Threatening Americans’ Retirement

Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a statement following the U.S. Senate passage of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Biden administration rule authorizing asset managers to prioritize environment, social and governance (ESG) factors over the financial success of their clients' retirement savings. On February 8th, Cassidy joined U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Joe … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Risch, Colleagues: U.S. Cannot Cede Power to Flawed WHO

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Risch (R-ID), and 13 colleagues introduced a resolution that will ensure the president does not cede U.S. sovereignty to entities like the World Health Organization (WHO) by ratifying international pandemic agreements without Senate approval. "The Senate approves all treaties the United States signs as a check on presidents negotiating bad deals," said Dr. Cassidy. "We should not make an exception for this agreement that will take away power from the… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $39.2 Million for Louisiana Clean Water Infrastructure from His Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will grant Louisiana a total of $39.2 million from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for Louisiana's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for fiscal year 2023 to improve water infrastructure. In total, Louisiana has received $135.6 million in IIJA funding for clean water, and more is expected over the next three years. "Louisiana families should feel comfortable drinking water from t… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Barrasso Bill Helps NATO Allies Escape Dependence on Russia

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Barrasso (R-WY), and 26 colleagues introduced legislation to enhance the energy security of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members by providing an escape from dependence on Russian energy. The Energy Security Cooperation with Allied Partners in Europe (ESCAPE) Act aims to quickly provide our allies with reliable and dependable American energy to stop Russia's political coercion and manipulation in the region. It also mandates sanctions on … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $5 Million in Hurricane Laura Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive $5,053,345.45 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in relief for Hurricane Laura. "Our families in Southwest Louisiana are resilient despite the devastation Laura and other storms have caused," said Dr. Cassidy. "This funding will help our communities fully recover." Calcasieu Parish will receive $4,787,379.90 to elevate 18 flood-prone residential structures and remove two damaged structures and $265,… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $9.9 Million for Louisiana Airports from His Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant three Louisiana airports a total of $9,900,000.00 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The funding will support airport improvements, including a new road at connecting the north terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with the rental car facilities. Since last fall, Louisiana airports have received a total of $58.1 million in IIJA funding, with more expecte… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Crapo, Colleagues Reintroduce Hearing Protection Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and a group of 25 Senate colleagues reintroduced the Hearing Protection Act (HPA). The bill would reclassify suppressors to regulate them like regular firearms. "Guns with suppressors are still very loud, just less likely to cause permanent ear damage," said Dr. Cassidy. "Anyone who thinks suppressors are movie 'silencers' clearly has never shot with one. This legislation is for sportsmen and recreational shooters." "The Hearing Prot… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Lankford Work to Stop ATF from Eroding American’s Second Amendment Rights

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are standing up for Americans' Second Amendment right to own and use pistol braces without burdensome regulation, registration, and taxation with the reintroduction of the Pistol Brace Protection Act. The bill stops the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) rule by exempting pistol braces from regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA). It eliminates subjective stand… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Brown Call for Better Health Coverage for Individuals Who Stutter

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) requested more information on the federal health benefits available to individuals who stutter to better understand gaps in coverage in a letter to U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Department of Defense Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness Gil Cisneros, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran Ahuja. … Continue Reading

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