Cassidy is the senior senator from Louisiana and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Cassidy is next up for reelection in 2026 and serves until Jan 3, 2027.
He was previously the representative for Louisiana’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 2009 to 2014.
Read our 2020 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 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 from Jan 3, 2017 to Mar 6, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Bill Cassidy sits on the following committees:
Cassidy was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3282 (116th): Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2020
- S. 3365 (116th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Crosby Street in Mansfield, Louisiana, as the “Dr. C.O. Simpkins, Sr., Post ...
- S. 3224 (116th): VA Research Approval Efficiency Act of 2020
- S. 3210 (116th): Improving Mental Health Care for Veterans Act of 2020
- S. 3195 (116th): Promoting Coordination for Veteran Suicide Prevention Act of 2020
- S. 2960 (116th): DESCEND Act of 2019
- S. 863 (116th): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the grade and pay of podiatrists of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Does 17 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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 (39%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Energy (12%) Taxation (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Education (6%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)
Some of Cassidy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 500: A bill to prohibit the transfer or sale of certain consumer health information, ...
- S. 415: A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect ...
- S. 320: John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Revitalization Act of 2021
- S. 250: Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act
- S. 128: Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2021
- S. 5078 (116th): A bill to amend the CARES Act to extend the temporary relief ...
- S. 4990 (116th): Health Data De-identification Report Act
From Jan 2015 to Mar 2021, Cassidy missed 58 of 1,930 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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