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{{tnr}}'''William "Bill" Cassidy''' (b. September 28, 1957, in Highland Park, Illinois) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Louisiana's 6th congressional district]]. Cassidy was first elected to the House in 2008.
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{{tnr}}'''William "Bill" Cassidy''' (b. September 28, 1957, in Highland Park, Illinois) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Louisiana's 6th Congressional District]]. Cassidy was first elected to the House in 2008.
  
Cassidy won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|Louisiana's]] [[Louisiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|6th District]]. Cassidy, the incumbent, defeated [[Rufus Holt Craig Jr.]] (L) and [[Richard Torregano]] (I) in the November 6, 2012, blanket primary.<ref>[http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/165/Default.aspx ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Candidate List" Accessed October 22,2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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Cassidy won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|Louisiana's]] [[Louisiana's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012|6th District]]. Cassidy, the incumbent, defeated [[Rufus Holt Craig Jr.]] (L) and [[Richard Torregano]] (I) in the November 6, 2012, blanket primary.<ref>[http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/165/Default.aspx ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Candidate List" Accessed October 22,2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
  
 
Cassidy announced on April 3, 2013, that he would be challenging incumbent [[Mary Landrieu]] (D) for the [[United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014|Senate]] seat in [[Louisiana]].<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/louisiana-cassidy-challenging-landrieu/ ''Roll Call'' "Louisiana: Cassidy Challenging Landrieu" Accessed April 9, 2013]</ref>
 
Cassidy announced on April 3, 2013, that he would be challenging incumbent [[Mary Landrieu]] (D) for the [[United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014|Senate]] seat in [[Louisiana]].<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/louisiana-cassidy-challenging-landrieu/ ''Roll Call'' "Louisiana: Cassidy Challenging Landrieu" Accessed April 9, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} Cassidy voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/69494/bill-cassidy#.UlwiSVN0I7I ''Project Votesmart,'' "Bill Cassidy Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>
 
{{Support vote}} Cassidy voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/69494/bill-cassidy#.UlwiSVN0I7I ''Project Votesmart,'' "Bill Cassidy Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>
  
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{{Oppose vote}} Cassidy voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
 
{{Oppose vote}} Cassidy voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
  
=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Cassidy voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
 
{{Support vote}} Cassidy voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
  
=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Cassidy voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
 
{{Support vote}} Cassidy voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
  
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====Immigration====
 
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{{Support vote}} Cassidy voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
 
{{Support vote}} Cassidy voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
  
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Cassidy ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|Louisiana's]] [[Louisiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|6th District]]. Cassidy, the incumbent, defeated [[Rufus Holt Craig Jr.]] (L) and [[Richard Torregano]] (I) in the November 6 blanket primary.<ref>[http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/165/Default.aspx ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Candidate List" Accessed October 22,2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref> [[Louisiana]] does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates do not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they go to a runoff, to be held on December 8.
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Cassidy ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|Louisiana's]] [[Louisiana's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012|6th District]]. Cassidy, the incumbent, defeated [[Rufus Holt Craig Jr.]] (L) and [[Richard Torregano]] (I) in the November 6 blanket primary.<ref>[http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/165/Default.aspx ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Candidate List" Accessed October 22,2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref> [[Louisiana]] does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates do not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they go to a runoff, to be held on December 8.
  
  
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Bill Cassidy
Bill Cassidy.jpg
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDon Cazayoux (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$2.68 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,645,918
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana State Senate
2006-2008
Education
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
M.D.Louisiana State University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 28, 1957
Place of birthHighland Park, Illinois
ProfessionPhysician
Net worth$1,838,529
ReligionEvangelical Christian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William "Bill" Cassidy (b. September 28, 1957, in Highland Park, Illinois) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana's 6th Congressional District. Cassidy was first elected to the House in 2008.

Cassidy won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Louisiana's 6th District. Cassidy, the incumbent, defeated Rufus Holt Craig Jr. (L) and Richard Torregano (I) in the November 6, 2012, blanket primary.[1][2]

Cassidy announced on April 3, 2013, that he would be challenging incumbent Mary Landrieu (D) for the Senate seat in Louisiana.[3]

Previously he was a member of the Louisiana State Senate from 2006 to 2008.[4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Cassidy is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Cassidy was born on September 28, 1957, in Highland Park, Illinois. He earned both his B.S. and M.D. from Louisiana State University in 1979 and 1983, respectively.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Cassidy's political career[4]:

Prior to his political career, Cassidy worked as a full time physician.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Cassidy serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Cassidy served on the following House committees:[6]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Health
    • Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Cassidy's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Cassidy voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Cassidy voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Cassidy voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Cassidy voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[11] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[12] Cassidy voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[14] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Cassidy voted against HR 2775.[15]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Cassidy voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[9]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Cassidy voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[9]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" Cassidy voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[9]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Cassidy voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[9]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Cassidy voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[16]

State legislature

Healthcare legislation

As a state senator, Cassidy authored legislation with several health reform provisions that were also included in President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, that Cassidy and other Republicans are seeking to repeal.[17]

In 2007, Cassidy offered up a bill that would establish a state-run exchange where individuals without health coverage through their employer, Medicare or Medicaid could purchase insurance, similar to the exchanges established under the president's law, known as ObamaCare.[17]

Cassidy's 2007 legislation had the goal of health care insurance reform, defined, in the bill, as the "study, research, evaluation, and implementation of a variety or combination of experienced based entitlements, subsidies, and health insurance innovations public or private, or both, designed to provide health insurance coverage to each citizen of this state."[17]

Cassidy also introduced a 2008 bill in the state senate that would require businesses with fewer than 50 employees to offer coverage for the treatment of mental illness, alcoholism and drug abuse. The legislation called for tax credits to help small businesses afford the expanded coverage requirements.[17] Similar coverage requirements are included in the Affordable Care Act, which also provides tax credits to help small businesses assume added financial burdens of health coverage.

Neither of Cassidy's bills was enacted by the Louisiana Legislature.[17]

Cassidy signed a letter with 79 of his House Republican colleagues urging House Republican leaders to insist that any funding bills defund ObamaCare, though he has said he does not support a government shutdown if that means loss of funding for military members and their families.[17]

Campaign Themes

2012

The following issues are highlighted on Bill Cassidy's campaign website.[18]

  • Jobs & Economy- "Limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility are the core principles that make America prosper."[19]
  • Taxes & Spending- "With a 100% rating from the Club for Growth, Bill Cassidy is a fiscal conservative who believes the American people are overtaxed and the federal government spends far too much of their hard-earned money."[20]
  • Cap & Trade- "Bill Cassidy is a leader in the fight to protect and promote traditional family values in Congress."[21]
  • Louisiana Values- "Bill Cassidy believes domestic energy production should be encouraged, not punished. He co-authored the American Energy Act to create jobs and grow the economy by removing barriers to domestic energy production, cutting burdensome regulations, and expanding America's refining capacity."[22]
  • Healthcare- "Bill Cassidy opposed the Democrats' government-takeover of health care because it would cut hundreds of billions from Medicare, raise taxes, and fail to lower health costs. Instead, he supports the Empowering Patients First Act, which would lower costs by giving patients direct control over health care dollars and decisions."[23]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014

Cassidy announced on April 3, 2013, that he would be challenging incumbent Mary Landrieu (D) for the Senate seat in Louisiana.[24]

2012

See also: Louisiana's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Cassidy ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Louisiana's 6th District. Cassidy, the incumbent, defeated Rufus Holt Craig Jr. (L) and Richard Torregano (I) in the November 6 blanket primary.[25][26] Louisiana does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates do not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they go to a runoff, to be held on December 8.


U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cassidy Incumbent 79.4% 243,553
     Libertarian Rufus Holt Craig,Jr 10.5% 32,185
     None Richard Torregano 10.1% 30,975
Total Votes 306,713
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Media

The following video, from Cassidy's 2010 election campaign, is featured on his official campaign website.


Bill Cassidy, "Bill Cassidy 2010"[27]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cassidy is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Cassidy raised a total of $4,645,918 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[30]

Bill Cassidy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Louisiana, District 6) Won $1,797,931
2010 U.S. House (Louisiana, District 6) Won $1,584,256
2008 U.S. House (Louisiana, District 6) Won $1,263,731
Grand Total Raised $4,645,918

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cassidy's reports.[31]


Bill Cassidy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[32]July 15, 2013$2,033,473.45$525,200.59$(95,127.85)$2,463,546.19
July Quarterly[33]July 18, 2013$0$3,397,996.15$(166,766.59)$3,229,229.55
October Quarterly[34]October 15, 2013$3,229,229.56$684,968.75$(427,238.91)$3,486,959.40
Year-end[35]January 31, 2014$3,486,959$1,040,109$(332,932)$4,194,224
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2014$4,194,224$1,273,530$(461,508)$5,006,246
Running totals
$6,921,804.49$(1,483,573.35)

2012

Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Cassidy won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cassidy's campaign committee raised a total of $1,797,931 and spent $653,528.[37] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[38]

Cost per vote

Cassidy spent $2.68 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Cassidy's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Cassidy won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Cassidy's campaign committee raised a total of $1,584,256 and spent $738,171.[39]

U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, 2010 - Bill Cassidy Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,584,256
Total Spent $738,171
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Bill Cassidy's campaign committee
Edison Chouest Offshore$31,300
Mockler Beverage$14,500
Hise Co$14,400
Louisiana Machinery$13,809
Performance Contractors Inc$11,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$262,718
General Contractors$71,100
Sea Transport$66,941
Oil & Gas$51,750
Lawyers/Law Firms$51,074

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Cassidy is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 18, 2013.[40]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[41]

Cassidy most often votes with:

Cassidy least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Cassidy missed 101 of 3,350 roll call votes from Jan 2009 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 3.0%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[42]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Cassidy paid his congressional staff a total of $811,797 in 2011. He ranks 57th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 64th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Louisiana ranks 37th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[43]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Cassidy's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $842,059 and $2,834,999. This averages to $1,838,529, which is a 6.79% decrease since 2010. This is lower than the $7,859,232 average net worth for Republican representatives in 2011.[44]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Cassidy's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $850,054 and $3,094,999. That averages to $1,972,526.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[45]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2012

Cassidy ranked 94th in the conservative ratings in 2012.[46]

2011

Cassidy ranked 150th in the conservative ratings in 2011.[47]

Voting with party

2013

Bill Cassidy voted with the Republican Party 98.4% of the time, which ranked 18th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[48]

Personal

Cassidy and his wife, Laura, live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They have three children.[49]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Louisiana Secretary of State "Candidate List" Accessed October 22,2012
  2. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  3. Roll Call "Louisiana: Cassidy Challenging Landrieu" Accessed April 9, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Bill Cassidy" Accessed November 15, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 12, 2011
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 Project Votesmart, "Bill Cassidy Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013
  10. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
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Political offices
Preceded by
Don Cazayoux
U.S. House of Representatives - Louisiana, District 6
2009–Present
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Louisiana State Senate
2006-2008
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