Analyst: More rowdy protesters at town halls are likely
Posted on 2/23/2017 11:10:00 AM.

Republican U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy faced a rowdy crowd at a town hall meeting in Metairie yesterday as many upset residents screamed at him about healthcare, the travel ban, and public education. This is a trend around the country at town hall meetings with Republican lawmakers. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says in the past, these types of protests have proven effective.
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U.S. Senator Cassidy unveils health care plan that allows states to keep Obamacare
Posted on 1/23/2017 2:09:00 PM.
Republican U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy presented a health care plan this morning on Capitol Hill that would give states the ability to decide if they want to keep Obamacare. Cassidy says Republicans believe that if you like your health insurance, than you should keep it.
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Edwards administration urges Congress not to repeal Obamacare
Posted on 1/9/2017 6:04:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has sent a letter to Congress urging national leaders not to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But US Senator Bill Cassidy says Obamacare isn’t working for everyone. He says when premiums and deductibles cost thousands of dollars, that’s anything but affordable.
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Senator Cassidy lauds passage of the Mental Health Reform Act
Posted on 12/8/2016 3:40:00 AM.

A landmark mental health reform bill co-authored by Republican U.S Senator Bill Cassidy is on its way to be signed into law by the President. Cassidy says this measure will expand access to resources for those who need treatment for mental illnesses.
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Mental healthcare reform bill passes US House
Posted on 12/1/2016 10:40:00 AM.

A bill co-authored by US Senator Bill Cassidy that seeks to reform mental healthcare has passed the US House and could receive Senate approval next week. Cassidy says this legislation is two years in the making, with the goal of making sure patients are not denied care. He says the bill should foster more mental health professionals, as well as create more outpatient treatment settings.
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Senator Cassidy thrilled with Donald Trump's election to the White House
Posted on 11/9/2016 10:48:00 AM.
Louisiana's soon-to-be senior U.S. Senator says he's looking forward to working with Donald Trump to enact real change in Washington. Republican Bill Cassidy says Trump's election to the White House will allow the GOP controlled Congress to roll back the last eight years of harmful policies on working Americans.
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Sen. Cassidy doesn’t think Matthew will hurt efforts for Louisiana flood recovery dollars
Posted on 10/6/2016 12:44:00 PM.

There are concerns the potential damage Florida could receive from Hurricane Matthew would interfere with the federal disaster aid coming to Louisiana. But U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy doesn’t think so.
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Sen. Cassidy: Flood aid is tied up in politics
Posted on 9/27/2016 5:25:00 PM.

The continuing resolution that contains money for flood relief efforts in Louisiana is tied up in politics, and the clock is ticking before Congress’ fall recess. US Senator Bill Cassidy says they’re going back and forth because Senate Democrats want funding for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, in the spending bill as well.
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Congress to consider $500 million federal disaster aid package
Posted on 9/22/2016 1:55:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
US Senator Bill Cassidy announced today that Louisiana has been included in a bill that contains $500 million dollars in federal disaster relief. The Governor requested $2.8 billion. Cassidy referred to the half billion as a down payment.
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Louisiana begins strong push for federal flood recovery dollars
Posted on 9/6/2016 3:01:00 AM.
Congress reconvenes for the fall session today, which means the discussion begins about getting more federal aid to Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards wants Congress to approve a $2 billion federal aid package that will cover housing, economic development and infrastructure repairs. In a letter to the White House, the governor called it a reasonable request. Republican US Senator Bill Cassidy is optimistic Congress will help.
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