Bill Cassidy, U.S. Senator from Louisiana

Bill Cassidy

U.S. Senator from Louisiana

William Morgan Cassidy was born in September 1957 in Highland Park, Illinois. He grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and earned an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. He received a Doctor of Medicine from the LSU School of Medicine.  

As a physician, he specialized in the treatment of diseases of the liver. He helped found the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic that provided uninsured residents of the greater Baton Rouge area with access to free health care. He has been involved in setting up nonprofit health centers in schools. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Cassidy led a group of healthcare volunteers to convert an abandoned K-Mart into an emergency healthcare facility that provided basic care to hurricane victims. 

He was elected to the Louisiana State Senate where he served two years before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. After serving three terms, he was elected to the United States Senate and assumed office in January 2015. 

He is married to Laura, also a physician, and they have three children. They are members of a nondenominational Christian church.

In the News…

A bill to streamline the federal government’s response to climate hazards that threaten human health and wellbeing, critical infrastructure, and natural systems was introduced in the Senate by a bipartisan group led by Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy. 

His state had adopted the Coastal Master Plan which was followed in the development of the Senate’s National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act. 

Senator Cassidy said, “Louisiana loses a football field of land every hour due to coastal erosion and is under the greatest threat from sea-level rise. Creating a national strategy to rebuild coastlines, combat climate challenges, and support American energy will benefit our state and benefit the country.” 

Among other things, the bill would require the development of a whole-of-government vision for the government’s response to climate hazards and direct the swift implementation of equitable climate resilience solutions across federal agencies. 

It would authorize a Chief Resilience Officer in the White House to direct national resilience efforts and lead the development of the U.S. Resilience Strategy. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Cassidy today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Bill Cassidy 
Senator from Louisiana 
520 Hart Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510 


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