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Bill CassidyREPRepublican United States Senator
66
Years of Age
16
Years of Experience
LAResidence (state)

William Morgan Cassidy (born September 28, 1957) is an American physician and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Louisiana, a seat he has held since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served in the Louisiana State Senate from 2006 to 2009 and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009 to 2015. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, Cassidy is a graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) and LSU School of Medicine. A gastroenterologist, he was elected to the Louisiana State Senate from the 16th district which included parts of Baton Rouge, in 2006. In 2008, he was elected as the U.S. representative for Louisiana's 6th congressional district, defeating Democratic incumbent Don Cazayoux. In 2014, Cassidy defeated Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu to represent Louisiana in the U.S. Senate, becoming the second Republican to hold the seat since the end of Reconstruction. He was reelected in 2020. Cassidy was one of seven Republican senators to vote to convict Donald Trump of incitement of insurrection in his second impeachment trial. As a result, the Republican Party of Louisiana censured him.

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Campaign Funding

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$19,489,269
Total Raised
$16,723,212
Total Spent
$2,766,054
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Health Professionals$1,578,485
80%
Securities & Investment$1,268,792
66%
Oil & Gas$1,044,320
60%
Retired$958,972
42%
Leadership PACs$665,794
34%
Real Estate$548,445
27%
Lawyers/Law Firms$435,803
25%
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$403,456
23%
General Contractors$366,700
23%
Insurance$360,792
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
Louisiana State University School of Medicine at New Orleans
MD
1979 - 1983
Louisiana State University
BS Biochemistry
1975 - 1979
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Senator
United States Senate, Louisiana
2015 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Louisiana
2009 - 2015
Senator
Louisiana State Senate
2006 - 2008
Assistant Whip
House Republican Conference
Co-Founder
Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic
2001
Associate Professor of Medicine
Earl K. Long Hospital, Louisiana State University
1990 - Current
Doctor
Earl K. Long Hospital, Louisiana State University
1988 - Current
Other Experience1 - 83 of 83
Administrator
Hurricane Katrina K-Mart Hospital, Baton Rouge
2005
President
East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society
1998
Member
American College of Physicians
Member
Louisiana State Medical Society
Member
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Board Member
Political Action Committee, Louisiana State Medical Society
Member
Rotary Club, Baton Rouge
Member
Chapel on the Campus
Member
Congressional Sportsman Foundation
Member
The Gastroenterology Society
Sunday School Teacher
Chapel on the Campus
Member
Congressional Life Insurance Caucus
Member
Congressional Rural Housing Caucus
Member
Congressional Rice Caucus
Member
Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
Member
Congressional Levee Caucus
Member
Congressional National Guard Caucus
Member
Parkinson's Caucus
Member
House Rural Health Care Caucus
Member
House Nursing Caucus
Member
House Dietary Supplement Caucus
Member
Historic Preservation Caucus
Member
Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus
Member
Congressional Biomass Caucus
Member
Congressional Brain Injury Task Force
Member
GOP Doctors Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
Member
Congressional Transparency Caucus
Member
Congressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity
Member
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Member
Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus
Member
Congressional Services Caucus
Member
Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus
Member
Congressional Fire Service Caucus
Member
Congressional Fragile X Caucus
Member
Congressional French Caucus
Co-Chair
Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
Co-Chair
Congressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Energy, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on National Parks, United States Senate
Former Member
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Homeland Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Water and Power, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, United States Senate
Member
Congressional Contaminated Drywall Caucus (CCDC)
Member
Congressional Community Pharmacy Coalition
Member
Congressional Chicken Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on Community Health Care Centers
Member
Congressional Arts Caucus
Member
Community College Caucus
Member
Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Member
Bi-Partisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
Member
House Rural Ed. Caucus
Member
House Tea Party Caucus
Member
Immigration Reform Caucus
Member
Mitochondrial Disease Caucus
Member
Bi-Partisan, Bi-Cameral Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Member
Republican Study Committee
Member
The National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
Member
Congressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
Member
International Conservation Congressional Caucus
Member
Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus (Co-Chair)
Member
Congressional Health Care Caucus
Member
Bi-Cameral Congressional Arthritis Caucus
Member
Caucus on United States-Turkish Relations and Turkish Amerians
Member
Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security (PORTS) Caucus
Member
Air Force Caucus
Member
Congressional Military Family Caucus
Member
Congressional Kidney Caucus
Member
Congressional Prayer Caucus
Member
Congressional Pro-life Caucus
Member
Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
Member
Congressional Rural Caucus
Member
Congressional Gulf Coast Caucus
Member
Congressional Constitution Caucus
Member
Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus