Cassidy Secured Louisiana $454M in FEMA COVID-19 Response
Baton Rouge—U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and the Trump administration have so far secured a total of $454 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) COVID-19 public assistance funding for Louisiana. This is just one way Dr. Cassidy is ensuring Louisiana has what it needs to combat this health crisis.
Dr. Cassidy is also hard at work in Congress to ensure passage of essential, targeted assistance for Louisiana workers, businesses and communities to get through the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis. He also secured provisions in the original CARES Act to require that private health insurance plans cover the cost of coronavirus vaccines and treatments, expand access to health care through telehealth services, and give liability protections to support health care volunteers during this pandemic.
“While other politicians have looked for someone to blame, Senator Cassidy has worked tirelessly to get our state the resources we need to combat this pandemic,” said Ty Bofferding, Cassidy Campaign Spokesman. “As a doctor, Cassidy provides important leadership in this crisis. He has been fighting for our state and delivering real solutions for Louisiana families.”
In addition to COVID-19 public assistance funding, Dr. Cassidy has also worked to secure federal assistance in providing personal protective equipment for Louisiana:
· Masks (N95)—4,526,100
· Masks (Surgical/Procedural)—9,318,400
· Eye/Face Shields—632,000