William Cassidy

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William Cassidy ()
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Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Natural Resources
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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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.


Positions, record and controversies

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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 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. [1]


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.[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 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.[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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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Salesforce.com$ 27,000
Facebook Inc$ 18,300
University of California$ 15,900
DLA Piper$ 15,100
American Dental Assn$ 12,500
Stanford University$ 10,650
Certain Software Inc$ 10,400
Chartwell Hotels$ 10,400
Gallo Winery$ 10,400
Ira & Lenore Gershwin Trust$ 10,400
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

Committees and affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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More background data


DC office
  • 1535 Longworth Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3901 Fax: 202-225-7313
    Webform email
District offices
  • 5555 Hilton Avenue, Suite 100, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    Ph: 225-929-7711 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bill Cassidy On the Issues
  2. "Bill Cassidy," Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
  3. Green Papers: Louisiana's Congressional Candidates

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