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William Cassidy (R)
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|Committees:||House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Natural Resources|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for LA-06
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|Out:||None so far|
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Positions, record and controversies
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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 said 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 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 was born September 28, 1957, in Highland Park, Ill. He has a B.S. from Louisiana State University and an M. D. from Louisiana State University Medical School. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Cassidy was the State Senator for the 16th District of Louisiana from 2006-2008.
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Occidental Petroleum||$ 35,000|
|Gallo Winery||$ 20,000|
|Mackenzie Patterson Fuller||$ 14,800|
|Susman Godfrey Llp||$ 10,500|
|Wells Fargo||$ 10,250|
|AFLAC Inc||$ 10,000|
|American Academy of Dermatology Assn||$ 10,000|
|American Assn for Justice||$ 10,000|
|American Assn of Nurse Anesthetists||$ 10,000|
|American College of Cardiology||$ 10,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for William Cassidy
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- Revolving door profile for William Cassidy from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for William Cassidy from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for William Cassidy from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Agriculture
- House Committee on Education and Labor
- House Committee on Natural Resources
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Cassidy will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
|On the Web|
Articles and resources
- 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
- ↑ "Bill Cassidy," Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
- ↑ Green Papers: Louisiana's Congressional Candidates
Semantic data ( )
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Bill||Middle name:||Last name: Cassidy|
|Party: R||State: LA||District:
06 District short: 6
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-3901||Fax: 202-225-7313||Website: http://cassidy.house.gov||Webform email: https://forms.house.gov/cassidy/contact-form.shtml|
|DC office: 1131 Longworth House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: C001075||Votesmart ID: 69494||FEC ID: H8LA00017||Govtrack ID: 412269|
|CRP ID: N00030245||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID:|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/William_Cassidy||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/RepBillCassidy||Senate class:|
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Louisiana State Senate
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: September 28, 1957
November 4, 2008