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Posts From Congressman William Cassidy

    CASSIDY AND RUBIO: Sanctions On Venezuela Are A Matter Of Human Rights

CASSIDY AND RUBIO: Sanctions On Venezuela Are A Matter Of Human Rights

As Americans, we are blessed to live in a place where we can speak freely about our beliefs, challenge the direction that our country is being led in, and peacefully

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    CASSIDY: Sending A Clear Message On Immigration

CASSIDY: Sending A Clear Message On Immigration

Right now, parents are sending their unaccompanied children illegally across the borders because they are told that President Barack Obama will welcome them. Obama’s own executive orders and lax enforcement

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    CASSIDY: Can We Abolish The IRS Now?

CASSIDY: Can We Abolish The IRS Now?

The most recent news about the “lost” IRS e-mails isn’t surprising; it’s absurd. The IRS is a huge, political bureaucracy, with a massive federal budget, that has almost no accountability to the

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    CASSIDY: Keeping Our Promises, Keeping Our Veterans Healthy

CASSIDY: Keeping Our Promises, Keeping Our Veterans Healthy

“… to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan …” -A. Lincoln Second Inaugural Address On Memorial Day, we honor Americans

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    CASSIDY: Government Should Honor Tax-Exempt Housing For Religious Institutions

CASSIDY: Government Should Honor Tax-Exempt Housing For Religious Institutions

One of the best parts of traveling all across Louisiana is meeting so many passionate and caring people. Louisianans care about this state, the direction of the country and how

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    CASSIDY: Landrieu Fails First Test With Rhea Suh Debacle

CASSIDY: Landrieu Fails First Test With Rhea Suh Debacle

There is a reason why folks from energy-rich states across the country have been concerned about Rhea Suh becoming the Assistant Secretary of Fish, Wildlife and Parks for the U.S.

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CASSIDY: Mary’s Playing A Game Of Political Charades

  CASSIDY: Mary’s Playing A Game Of Political Charades

Time and time again during the health care debate, the American people were promised, “if you like your health plan,

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CASSIDY: Debt And Deficits Are The Next Battles In Washington

  CASSIDY: Debt And Deficits Are The Next Battles In Washington

Although the recent federal budget situation is now resolved, there remains intertwined issues of the debt, deficit, Obamacare and the

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CASSIDY: The Arrogance In Washington

  CASSIDY: The Arrogance In Washington

Congress continues to have the lowest approval rating in history, and so many of my colleagues in Washington wonder why.

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CASSIDY: The Three-Year Obamacare Hustle

  CASSIDY: The Three-Year Obamacare Hustle

With the passage of Obamacare’s third anniversary, I’ve been thinking about all the implications of the law and, frankly, I

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CASSIDY: Is Louisiana Natural Gas The Future Of American Energy?

  CASSIDY: Is Louisiana Natural Gas The Future Of American Energy?

America’s economy, manufacturing sector and energy security is poised for a comeback if Washington is willing to get out of

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CASSIDY: It’s Time To Address America’s Mental Health Problem

  CASSIDY: It’s Time To Address America’s Mental Health Problem

As a doctor, I know it can be tempting when treating a complex disease to try and cover up the

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CASSIDY: Obama’s Medicaid Expansion Will Bankrupt States

  CASSIDY: Obama’s Medicaid Expansion Will Bankrupt States

As a practicing doctor serving in Congress, I am glad Mitt Romney and President Obama are debating Medicaid. For 20

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CASSIDY: There Are Great Opportunities In Natural Gas If We Fix The Tax Code

  CASSIDY: There Are Great Opportunities In Natural Gas If We Fix The Tax Code

As gasoline prices rise, it is wise to ask what our country can do to lower gas prices. Some things

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CASSIDY: Fundamental Shift Needed To Tackle Deficit, Health Care

  CASSIDY: Fundamental Shift Needed To Tackle Deficit, Health Care

By Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), Kenneth Thorpe, Emory University American health care spending continues to rise,

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BILL CASSIDY: Why I Voted Against The Payroll Tax Cut Extension

  BILL CASSIDY: Why I Voted Against The Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Last week, I voted against the payroll tax extension. Although I gave several reasons for voting no, attention has been paid to

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The Promise Of Hydraulic Fracturing

  The Promise Of Hydraulic Fracturing

As the debate continues over the best way to create jobs in America, Democrats continue to claim that increasing energy

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CASSIDY: Washington Dysfunction And The Payroll Tax

  CASSIDY: Washington Dysfunction And The Payroll Tax

Last week, House Republicans passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011. The areas of agreement

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On The Failure Of The Super Committee

  On The Failure Of The Super Committee

Several people have asked me what my thoughts are after the Super Committee failed to agree upon spending cuts. My

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