Press Releases

01.29.21

Cassidy Commends March for Life Activists, Announces Support for Pro-Life Bills

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) commended Americans across the country for participating in today's March for Life to show their support for the pro-life movement. Cassidy also announced his support for four major bills designed to protect the lives of unborn babies. These bills include the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, and the Born Alive Survivors P… Continue Reading


01.29.21

Cassidy, Senators Request Meeting with President Biden Following Actions Targeting Energy Workers

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) led a letter with 25 of his Senate colleagues to President Joe Biden voicing their concerns about the new administration's recent executive orders and regulatory actions targeting the domestic energy sector and the thousands of good-paying American jobs it supports, and requesting a meeting with the president. The letter is also signed by Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-A… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Cassidy, Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize tomorrow, January 29, 2021 as Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day and highlight the financial benefits of this tax credit that promotes work and has helped lift millions of working families with children out of poverty. "The Earned Income Tax Credit is vital for low-income families. For 2020, families can claim the credit using 2019 earnings, so the credit amount will… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Cassidy, quarter of the Senate, introduce bill to block Biden energy ban

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), along with his colleagues Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), John Barrasso (R-WY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), John Hoeven (R-ND), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kennedy (R-LA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Roger Marshall (R-KS), James Risch (R-ID), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Dan Su… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Cassidy, Shaheen, Scott, Kelly Introduce 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 bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of health care and expand patients' access to their primary care providers. Direct Primary Care (DPC) encourages patients to develop personal relationships with their primary care physician. DPC focuses on prevention and primary care, relying less on specialist and hospital referrals. It is a growing model used by thousands of practice… Continue Reading


01.28.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-LA), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), James Lankford (R-OK), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Pat Toomey (R-PA), this week introduced the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act to expand elementary, secondary, and vocational education opportunities for students by providing a federal tax credit to encourage individuals and businesses to donate to nonprofit scholarship funds. U.S. Rep. Burgess … Continue Reading


01.27.21

Cassidy Questions Jennifer Granholm, Biden’s Pick for Energy Secretary, at ENR Hearing

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today questioned former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm about the devastating effects of President Biden's recent executive orders at her confirmation hearing in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to be Secretary of Energy. Excerpts from Cassidy's remarks are below. To download video of Cassidy's questioning, click here. To view Cassidy's full questioning on YouTube, click here. "There's a question before the American people - does the Biden… Continue Reading


01.27.21

Cassidy Responds to President Biden’s Harmful Energy Executive Orders

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today responded to President Biden's energy executive orders, placing a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal lands. "Biden's executive orders are counterproductive. They eliminate jobs and send them overseas to countries with worse environmental standards, increasing global emissions," said Dr. Cassidy. "We don't need symbolism - we need solutions. So far, all we are seeing from this administration is an 'energy' agenda that betrays the working … Continue Reading


01.27.21

Cassidy Announces $21.5 Million for COVID-19, Hurricane Laura Recovery

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $21.5 million in federal funds to the State of Louisiana for relief assistance from COVID-19 and Hurricane Laura. "This past year, Louisiana's hospitals and state agencies have had to grapple with both a pandemic and one of the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall along our coast," said Dr. Cassidy. "This federal funding relieves the burden on our state to make a strong recove… Continue Reading


01.26.21

Cassidy Meets with Energy and Interior Secretary Nominees

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today met with U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM-1), nominee to be Secretary of the Interior, and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, nominee to be Secretary of Energy. Granholm will appear before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee tomorrow. Haaland's nomination hearing has yet to be scheduled. "Onshore and offshore oil and gas leasing are crucial to Louisiana's energy workers, economy and coastal restoration efforts. President Biden's … Continue Reading


01.26.21

Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a Senate resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week. They were joined by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Steve Daines (R-MT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Marco Rubi… Continue Reading


01.21.21

Cassidy Announces Nearly $51 Million for Hurricane Laura Cleanup for Calcasieu

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury nearly $51 million for Hurricane Laura debris removal. "Lake Charles and southwestern Louisiana continue to rebuild after the devastating hurricanes last year. This award is a major step toward casting away the destruction and ushering in the future," said Dr. Cassidy. The total amount of the award is $50,782,500. ###… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Cassidy Statement on Biden Plan to Terminate Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following reporting that President Biden intends to revoke a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. "A president who promised to help the American people should not start off his administration by killing a project in which thousands are employed," said Dr. Cassidy. Cassidy urged the Trump administration to expedite the Keystone XL pipeline and was a strong critique of President Obama's attempts to kill the job creating project. Th… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Cassidy Statement on Inauguration of President Biden

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America. "I look forward to working with the Biden administration to create more and better paying jobs for Louisiana workers, to lower the cost of health care, to improve the lives of Louisiana families, and to drive our country forward," said Dr. Cassidy. ###… Continue Reading


01.13.21

Cassidy Commends SCOTUS Halt of ‘Mail-Order Abortions’

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court decision to halt the mail delivery of abortion-inducing pills, requiring they be obtained at a medical facility. "As a doctor, saving lives and improving health care outcomes for all patients is the ultimate goal. Mail-order chemical abortions do neither," said Dr. Cassidy. "Without any medical supervision, these chemical abortions potentially pose severe risk, obviously for the unborn child but … Continue Reading


01.13.21

Cassidy Announces Nearly $12 Million for Hospitals, National Guard Assisting with COVID-19 and Hurricane Laura Response

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding nearly $12 million in federal funds to the State of Louisiana for assistance in recovery from COVID-19 and Hurricane Laura. "Louisiana received a double blow this past year from both the COVID-19 pandemic and a barrage of devastating hurricanes," said Dr. Cassidy. "This federal funding ensures our hospitals, testing sites and military personnel have adequate resources to help our st… Continue Reading


01.13.21

Cassidy, Hassan, Casey Request Review of Higher Education Resources and Access for Students with Disabilities

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bob Casey (D-PA) are requesting a Government Accountability Office review of how colleges and universities are working to ensure that students with disabilities can access the same learning opportunities as their peers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three Senators serve on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. "Under normal circumstances, accessing the appropriate accommodations can prove challenging for studen… Continue Reading


01.03.21

Video: Cassidy Sworn in for Second Term in U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today was sworn in to a second term in the U.S. Senate by Vice President Pence. January 3rd marks the beginning of the 117th Congress, and all new and reelected senators take a formal oath administered by the Vice President, who also serves as the president of the Senate. Cassidy won reelection to a second term on November 3rd over 14 other challengers, garnering 59 percent of the vote. He was first elected to the Senate in 2014. To download video of Cas… Continue Reading


12.24.20

Cassidy Announces Passage of his DESCEND Act, Legislation Heads to President Trump’s Desk

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Senate unanimously passed the House version of his Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices (DESCEND) Act to improve the health of reef fish populations in the Gulf of Mexico. The legislation now heads to President Trump's desk for his signature. "Fishing in the Gulf is something folks have enjoyed for decades. With passage of the DESCEND Act, Congress continues to take conservation-focused steps … Continue Reading


12.23.20

Cassidy Achieves Several Legislative Wins in COVID-19 Relief Package, Government-Funding Deal

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced several major legislative wins in the government funding agreement and COVID-19 relief package which Congress overwhelmingly passed on Monday. Cassidy voted in favor of the $900 billion coronavirus legislation and $1.4 trillion omnibus bill, which included a provision to end surprise medical billing that Senator Cassidy championed through Congress. The package now heads to President Trump's desk for his signature. "There is an urgent need i… Continue Reading

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