Latest Bill Cassidy News

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 27, 2021 11:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Dr, Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Gov. Tate Reeves, R-Miss.;...

Landrieu back in spotlight tackling infrastructure, equity

Nov. 20, 2021 08:28 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu left office nearly four years ago, winning national accolades for removing landmark Confederate monuments after jump-starting the recovery from Hurricane Katrina's catastrophic levee failures and flooding. Once...

Frustration boils over about Louisiana road and bridge work

Nov. 19, 2021 16:59 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana readies for an infusion of federal infrastructure cash, a powerful state senator Friday said he's so dissatisfied with the state transportation department's handling of road and bridge money that he's ready to “blow it up and start over.” ...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Nov. 17, 2021 18:16 PM EST

The Advocate. November 17, 2021. Editorial: Mitch Landrieu’s new infrastructure role will be a boon to Louisiana With U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy having taken a lead role in negotiating the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 17, 2021 13:43 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 16, 2021. Editorial: North Carolina will finally get a budget — but it’s not a good one More than two years after a standoff between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers left North Carolina without a...

New Mexico governor applauds infrastructure investments

Nov. 16, 2021 00:15 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor is applauding the final approval of a federal infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars for hydrogen facilities across the country. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was at the White House in Washington on Monday to...

Biden signs $1T infrastructure deal with bipartisan crowd

Nov. 15, 2021 17:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed his hard-fought $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Monday before a bipartisan, celebratory crowd on the White House lawn, declaring that the new infusion of cash for roads, bridges, ports and more is going to make life “change for the...

Louisiana to get $595M federal disaster aid for Laura, Delta

Oct. 26, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will receive $595 million in federal disaster block grant aid to help with housing restoration and other recovery needs from last year's back-to-back blows of Hurricanes Laura and Delta, the state's two U.S. senators announced Tuesday. ...

Analysis: Louisiana braces for flood insurance sticker shock

Oct. 03, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana homeowners, many of them still digging out of Hurricane Ida's destruction, will soon see rising flood insurance bills. But the federal government is providing few details about how much its recalculation of rates will boost premiums...

Analysis: Ida's destruction may help Hurricane Laura victims

Sep. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida's thrashing left homes in mangled heaps across southeastern Louisiana, but in an uncomfortable twist, the storm might have been a boon to southwestern parishes still struggling to recover from last year's Hurricane Laura. Ida's...