Dr. Bill Cassidy is a United States Senator for Louisiana.
Bill is married to Dr, Laura Cassidy and they have three children. They attend church at the
Chapel on the Campus.
Bill grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University (LSU) for
undergraduate and Medical School.
For nearly three decades, 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 1990, Bill joined LSU Medical School following his tenure at Earl K Long hospital, where he
taught medical students and residents while treating the uninsured.
Bill was elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 2006.
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 and supported a conservative agenda.
Bill was elected to the United States Senate in December, 2014. He serves on the Energy and
Natural Resources, Health Education Labor & Pensions (HELP), Finance, Veterans’ Affairs and
Joint Economic Committees.
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