BigNews.Biz - Jan 06,2017 - Cassidy Welcomes Senator Kennedy to US Congress
WASHINGTON— US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) became Louisiana’s Senior Senator with the swearing in of John Neely Kennedy (R-LA) to the US Senate.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Senator Kennedy to Congress and I look forward to working with him,” said Dr. Cassidy. “The people of Louisiana want continued, conservative leadership in Washington. Together, we will put the voices of Louisiana front and center.”
Dr. Bill Cassidy is the United States Senator for Louisiana.
Bill has provided care for uninsured and underinsured patients in Louisiana’s charity hospital system.
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 2008, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives to represent Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District. In the U.S. House, Bill served on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
In 2014, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He serves on the Health Education Labor & Pensions (HELP), Energy and Natural Resources, Appropriations, Veterans Affairs and Joint Economic Committees.
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