Latest Bill Cassidy News

Analysis: Money flows slowly to La. water system upgrades

Dec. 05, 2021 16:05 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When lawmakers set aside $300 million in federal pandemic aid in June to help upgrade Louisiana's antiquated water and sewer systems, they talked about the urgent need for improvements and maintenance. But the dollars have taken longer than expected to divvy up. ...

Cassidy: Louisiana to get $101M this year for water systems

Dec. 02, 2021 18:13 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will receive $101 million in federal funds during the current budget year to make drinking water system improvements around the state, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced Thursday. The dollars come from the more than $1 trillion bipartisan...

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. ...