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Positions, record and controversies
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. 
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.
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. 
Cassidy does not support the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). 
Cassidy is the State Senator for the 16th District of Louisiana. 
Money in politics
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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
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Louisiana and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bill Cassidy On the Issues
- ↑ Louisiana State Senate: Bill Cassidy
- ↑ Green Papers: Louisiana's Congressional Candidates
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
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|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Louisiana State Senate
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Date of Birth: September 28, 1957