Bill Cassidy

USA TODAY
June 16, 2018 - 5:59 am
(WWL.com) - The US Senate approves legislation to honor former Saints standout and ALS advocate Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal which is the highest honor a citizen can receive from Congress. Senator Bill Cassidy, one of the bill’s sponsors, speaks about his experience meeting Steve...
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USA TODAY
April 12, 2018 - 11:30 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State University football player Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Louisiana, says the honor...
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USA Today Sports
Scoot
March 06, 2018 - 11:39 am
The message to elite celebrities from the talk radio audience over the past year has been quite clear: “Shut up and entertain us!” And the urgent importance of that message may be found in the ratings for The Oscars Sunday night. The viewership of the Academy Awards Sunday night on ABC was down 20...
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February 09, 2018 - 2:51 pm
(WWL.com) - Congress approved a spending bill that reopened the federal government after a brief shutdown over the night. Louisiana's delegation voted three to five against accepting the budget deal. Senator John Kennedy voted against the bill, saying the spending increases are not paid for. “It’s...
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January 31, 2018 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican lawmakers and aides say a train carrying them to a policy retreat in West Virginia has struck a truck. Sen. Bill Cassidy and his wife were on board. A scary moment. Laura and I are ok. — Bill Cassidy (@BillCassidy) January 31, 2018 "There was a garbage truck straddling...
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January 25, 2018 - 8:01 pm
(WWL.com) - The federal government is back open after Congress reached an agreement to hold a vote on the Dream Act before it expires in March. The Dream Act provides temporary legal status to people who were brought to the U.S. as children. A proposed deal would see funding for President Trump’s...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 20, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Louisiana's delegation is reacting to the government shutdown. Republican Congressman Steve Scalise of Metairie is accusing Democrats of having the wrong priorities: Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond of New Orleans is blaming Republicans in the House. He retweeted the following after the...
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December 21, 2017 - 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The tax bill that won passage this week in Congress has provisions that members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say specifically benefit Louisiana. "Disaster tax relief is huge," Sen. Bill Cassidy said Thursday in an interview. That relief includes a provision allowing...
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Jim Hanzo
December 20, 2017 - 3:51 pm
(WWL.com) U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy says the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act approved by Congress does more than just cut taxes for working families. Cassidy says the legislation also allows victims of last year's floods in North and South Louisiana to deduct all of their personal casualty losses from their...
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December 02, 2017 - 10:00 am
(WWL.com) While most of us were sleeping the U-S Senate approved a major rewrite of the nation’s tax code that Republicans say will benefit people of all incomes. Louisiana’s Senior Senator Bill Cassidy says the legislation also contains provisions to stimulate the economy. "To create competition...
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