Cassidy, a Republican, is the senior senator from Louisiana and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Cassidy is next up for reelection in 2020.
He was previously the representative for Louisiana's 6th congressional district (2009-2014).
Read our 2016 Report Card for Cassidy.
Cassidy is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Cassidy has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Bill Cassidy sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Finance
- Joint Economic Committee
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Cassidy was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- S. 916: Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017
- S.J.Res. 27: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each ...
- S. 2754 (114th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the “Tom Stagg United States Court House”.
- S. 2340 (114th): MEGABYTE Act of 2016
- H.R. 4276 (113th): Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Care Improvement Act of 2014
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Cassidy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (40%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Taxation (12%) Energy (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Education (4%)
Some of Cassidy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2077: Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2017
- S.Res. 312: A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 2017 and 2018 each ...
- S. 2031: Kisatchie National Forest Land Conveyance Act
- S. 1981: Small Scale LNG Access Act of 2017
- S.Res. 284: A resolution calling on Congress, schools, and State and local educational agencies to ...
- S. 1871: VA Provider Equity Act
- S. 1686: RED SNAPPER Act
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 636: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016
Jul 13, 2016. Motion Agreed to 89/4.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for fiscal year 2017. The bill was introduced as the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015, and it passed the House in that form on February 13, ...
On the Nomination PN1152: John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education
Mar 14, 2016. Nomination Confirmed 49/40.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
H.R. 3857 (112th): Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act
Sep 12, 2012. Passed 355/62.
H.R. 5325 (112th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 6, 2012. Passed 255/165.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 2015 to Nov 2017, Cassidy missed 7 of 782 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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