Press Releases


Cassidy, Merkley Introduce Bill to Prevent Stillborn Deaths

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today introduced the Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act of 2022, which offers federal funding to support stillborn prevention services. Every year, 23,500 babies in the U.S. are stillborn, and studies show that nearly 1 and 4 stillbirths can be prevented. The bill would amend the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant of the Social Security Act to include grant funding for stillbirth prevention services. "E… Continue Reading


Cassidy to Oppose Current Funding Bill Due to Absence of Disaster Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced his opposition the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill following announcement that, despite tireless efforts by the Louisiana congressional delegation, the bill does not include long overdue disaster supplemental aid for South Louisiana. After the September passage of $600 million in Hurricane Laura and Delta relief for Southwest Louisiana and $5 billion for states impacted by Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana delegation continued to push the Bid… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Landmark Energy & Climate Policy Outline, Calls for Energy Operation Warp Speed

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released a visionary policy outline detailing how the U.S. can successfully reset its energy and climate policy and create a global Russia-free energy future. Cassidy, a member of the Senate Energy and Finance Committees, called for an Energy Operation Warp Speed to reestablish America's energy dominance. "The world will be safer and the planet healthier in a future free of Russian energy. This requires addressing global security, climate, and the ab… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Blackburn Introduce Bill to Crack Down on China’s Digital Currency

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today introduced the Say No To the SilkRoad Act, which would set new regulations and guidelines on the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Digital Yuan. In January of 2022, the Chinese Central Bank introduced the digital currency which could allow countries such as Russia to bypass global financial systems like SWIFT and empower the CCP to collect personal data on users. "China's Digital Yuan allows the CCP to collect personal data… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Cornyn, Colleagues Urge Funding for American Semiconductor Production

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) led a group of 19 colleagues urging congressional leadership to pass funding essential to implementing the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act. Provisions in the CHIPS Act passed as part of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to enable the construction and modernization of U.S. semiconductor manufacturing facilities, but the effort has yet to receive the billions of … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $8.4 Million for HIV/AIDS Treatment and Services

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 $8,367,607 in Ryan White Title II Formula grants to fund HIV drugs and services for uninsured patients. The Ryan White Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations. "As a doctor who has t… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Cassidy-Supported Resolution to Condemn Threats Against HBCUs

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) applauded the Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution to condemn recent bomb threats towards Historically-Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and reaffirm the duty of the federal government to protect college students, faculty, staff against acts of violence. This resolution, introduced by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), is in response to multiple bomb threats this year directed towards HBCUs, including Xavier University of Louisiana… Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $7.5 Million For Roads, Drainage Improvements

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $7,501,483.50 for road and drainage improvements. Southern University will receive $3,331,783.50, Livingston Parish will receive $3,033,100.00, and East Baton Rouge Parish will receive $1,136,600.00. "We need to reinvest in our roads and sewer systems to prepare them for the next storm," said Dr. Cassidy. "This grant will help modernize our state." … Continue Reading


Cassidy on CBO Inflation Report Confirming Inflation Impacts on Federal Budget

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Cornyn (R-TX), John Thune (R-SD), Richard Burr (R-NC), Rob Portman (R-OH), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Tim Scott (R-SC), James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Todd Young (R-IN), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and John Barasso (R-WY) announced the release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the effects of rising inflation on the federal budget, businesses, and American households. This comes after Senate Finance … Continue Reading


Cassidy Legislation Prevents Oligarchs from Circumventing Sanctions

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced legislation creating a permanent inter-agency trade-based money laundering (TBML) task force to coordinate efforts and streamline communication among U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Cassidy's Special Russian Sanctions Authority Act of 2022 implements a recent General Accountability Office (GAO) recommendation to create such an initiative against Russian oligarchs and their cronies. "Putin and his cronies move millions of dollars … Continue Reading


Cassidy, Manchin, Murkowski Introduce Bill to Ban Russian Energy Imports

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today introduced the Ban Russian Energy Imports Act which would place an embargo on all Russian energy imports including crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and coal. "Putin's invasion of Ukraine requires an extraordinary response that includes going after the energy revenues he uses to fund his war machine," said Dr. Cassidy. "This policy can and needs to be partnered with … Continue Reading


Cassidy Announces $16.2 Million in Hurricane Relief

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant Louisiana a total of $16,157,991.20 in Hurricanes Ida, Laura, Zeta, and Delta relief. Plaquemines Parish will receive $5,357,821.40 in Hurricane Ida relief, Jefferson Davis Electric Co-Op Inc. will receive $4,281,255.87 in Hurricane Laura relief, the South Lafourche Levee District will receive $3,040,097.22 in Hurricane Ida relief, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Develo… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Hassan Introduce Resolution to Designate Vladimir Putin as a War Criminal

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate Vladimir Putin as a war criminal for his crimes against the Ukrainian people. "Putin's war is only to benefit himself at the expense of innocent Ukrainian and Russian lives. Putin is a war criminal and should be recognized as one. We must hold Putin accountable for his unprovoked attacks on the Ukrainian people," said Dr. Cassidy. "Putin's actions - his unprovoked invasion, his murd… Continue Reading


Cassidy Introduces Russian Sanctions Legislation

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced the Special Russian Sanctions Authority Act of 2022. This bill provides a complete approach to respond to Putin's war in Ukraine. Cassidy's bill places U.S. sanctions on senior military and government officials in Russia, puts Vladimir Putin on the U.S. terrorist list, provides $10 billion in military aid to Ukraine, and creates a Russian sanctions coordination unit to work with U.S. government agencies to coordinate seizure of Russian assets. "… Continue Reading


Cassidy, ENR Republicans Call for Return to American Energy Dominance

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and other Republican members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) today called on President Biden to encourage a more robust American energy sector by implementing 10 crucial policies. "It is no secret that we have been opposed to the approach you have taken towards American energy production." said the senators. "Your administration's focus on ending the production and use of traditional sources of American energy has contributed … Continue Reading


VIDEO: Cassidy Reacts to Biden State of the Union Address

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a video statement reacting to President Biden's State of the Union address. Cassidy criticized Biden's refusal to take basic steps to strengthen American energy independence and undermine Putin's influence on Europe. In response to Biden's absent leadership on energy policy, Cassidy announced that he is working on an energy policy outline that will restore America's energy independence, address rising global emissions, and prevent high energy costs… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Brown Introduce No Most Favored Nation Trading with Russia Act

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the bipartisan No Most Favored Nation Trading with Russia Act to revoke Russia's most-favored-nation status, which currently shields Russia from being subject to U.S. tariffs. U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35) introduced the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. "To apply the term most-favored-nation to Russia in any regard is a disservice to that term," said Dr. Cassidy. "Russia is a pariah state and mos… Continue Reading


Cassidy Votes Against Democrats’ Abortion-on-Demand Bill to Allow Abortion Up to Birth

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted against Democrats' radical Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act, or the so-called the Women's Health Protection Act. The bill would gut state laws to protect unborn children and the health and safety of their mothers by establishing a sweeping federal mandate to legalize abortion. "Russia has plunged the world into an international crisis, and Democrats' top priority this week is legalizing abortion up until birth," said Dr. Cassidy. "America's f… Continue Reading


Cassidy, Rubio, Rounds Call on Congress to Pass Expediting Natural Gas Exports to Allies Act, Supporting American LNG Exports to Europe while Undermining Russian Influence

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) released a joint statement calling on leaders in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to immediately pass their Expediting Natural Gas Exports to Allies Act. This bill would help European allies and partners to ween off Russian dependence for natural gas by expediting approval of American natural gas exports to U.S. allies and international partners amid Putin's war in Ukraine. "Putin's war in Ukrai… Continue Reading


Cassidy Releases Statement on Biden Supreme Court Pick

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following President Biden's announcement he will nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court. "Potential Supreme Court justices must be committed to strictly upholding the rule of law, applying the law as written, and respecting Americans' Constitutional rights, especially individual freedoms. I look forward to meeting with Judge Jackson in person and will thoroughly review her… Continue Reading

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