Bill Cassidy

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Bill Cassidy currently serves the 6th Congressional District of Louisiana

William "Bill" Cassidy has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 6th district of the State of Louisiana, since 2009 (map).

Positions, record and controversies

Second Amendment

The NRA gave Bill Cassidy an “A” rating.

Cassidy believes that the Second Amendment guarantees law-abiding individuals the right to keep and bear arms and that the federal government should not ban firearms. He says he will support national Right-to-Carry reciprocity legislation. Cassidy does not support reinstating the Clinton Gun Ban, banning of ammunition magazines,imposition of a new waiting period, federal government maintaining records lawful gun buyers, federal firearm licensing or registration and “one-gun-a-month” restrictions. [1]


Cassidy says he supports development of alternatively fueled vehicles, expanding alternative technologies such as as solar, wind, and clean coal, increasing fuel standards and promoting the use of hybrid vehicles, and lifting the bans on domestic offshore drilling. He also supports opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and other potential energy sources to exploration and drilling and reducing the federal regulation of refineries.[1]


Cassidy supports portability of insurance so that workers could keep their insurance if they changed jobs, allow interstate competition among insurance companies and establish insurance pools to expand the range of products for people to choose between. [1]


Cassidy does not support the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). [1]


Cassidy is the State Senator for the 16th District of Louisiana. [2]

2008 elections

Cassidy won seeking the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Don Cazayoux in the 2008 congressional elections. He later won the November 4, general election, defeating Cazayoux.[3]

Money in politics

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Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Bill Cassidy. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00030245&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations


Cassidy will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Bill Cassidy for U.S. Congress
7668 Goodwood Blvd, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 778-5181


Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bill Cassidy On the Issues
  2. Louisiana State Senate: Bill Cassidy
  3. Green Papers: Louisiana's Congressional Candidates

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Louisiana State Senate
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1. 5555 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: 225-929-7711 / Fax: 225-929-7688

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Date of Birth: September 28, 1957