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Sen. Bill Cassidy

Sen. Bill Cassidy

Republican, Louisiana
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Office Phone: 202-225-1640
Committees:
Joint Economic
Energy and Natural Resources
Finance
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Veterans’ Affairs
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
28.0% of children are in poverty
31.5% of children under 6 are in poverty
12.5% of children are in extreme poverty
16.7% are food insecure
3.1% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Cassidy on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Cassidy on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted against H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.


  • co-sponsored S.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act, which would support states in improving outcomes for mothers during pregnancy.

  • co-sponsored S.1976, the Increasing Access to Care Act, which would allow all individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market to purchase bare bones plans.

  • co-sponsored S.2456, the CARA 2.0 Act, which would reauthorize the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act and introduce new efforts to fight the opioid crisis.

  • co-sponsored S.3029, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, which would extend a law funding research and education regarding prematurely delivered babies.

  • co-sponsored S.3053, the CHIP Mental Health and Addiction Parity Act, which would provide for parity within the Children’s Health Insurance Program for mental health and substance abuse disorder treatment.

  • co-sponsored S.3388, the Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which would amend health laws to ban discrimination based on pre-existing conditions in the event that a similar provision in the Affordable Care Act is nullified.

  • Cassidy on Child Welfare

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Child Welfare. To learn more visit www.cassidy.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-1640.

    Cassidy on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • Cassidy on Gun Violence Prevention

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit www.cassidy.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-1640.

    Cassidy on Housing

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Housing. To learn more visit www.cassidy.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-1640.

    Cassidy on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit www.cassidy.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-1640.

    Cassidy on Early Childhood Development

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Early Childhood. To learn more visit www.cassidy.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-1640.

    Cassidy on Education

  • voted for the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored S.2513, the School Safety and Mental Health Services Improvement Act, which would provide for grants to schools for improved security measures, improved mental health training for school employees, and technical assistance for programs designed to improve mental health care for children.

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