Wed, Oct 14|
United States Senator Bill Cassidy M.D.
Creating connections from Capital Hill to La Capitale Chapter. We are honored to host US Sen. Bill Cassidy M.D., as our guest speaker. We will hear about what is the talk in Washington in regard to small business and what is being done for both the COVID pandemic and Hurricane Laura recovery.
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
About the Event
Dr. Bill Cassidy is the United States Senator for Louisiana. any other updated
Bill grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and attended Louisiana State University (LSU) for undergraduate and medical school. In 1990, Bill joined LSU Medical School teaching medical students and residents at Earl K. Long Hospital, a hospital for the uninsured.
During this time, he co-founded the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic, a clinic providing free dental and health care to the working uninsured. Bill also created a private-public partnership to vaccinate 36,000 greater Baton Rouge area children against Hepatitis B at no cost to the schools or parents. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Bill led a group of health care volunteers to convert an abandoned K-Mart building into an emergency health care facility, providing basic health care to hurricane evacuees.
In 2006, Bill was elected to the Louisiana State Senate.
In 2008, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives to represent Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District.
In 2014, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He serves on the Finance Committee, the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Veterans Affairs committees.
Bill is married to Dr. Laura Cassidy and they have three children. Laura is a retired general surgeon specializing in breast cancer. She helped found a public charter school to teach children with dyslexia. Bill, Laura, and their family attend church at the Chapel on the Campus.
Senator Cassidy’s Committee Assignments
- United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- United States Senate Committee on Finance
- United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
- United States Senate Joint Economic Committee