Bill Cassidy

06/12/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/12/2019 13:27

TOMORROW: Cassidy To Host National Seersucker Day


WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and colleagues will take an official photo TOMORROW at 12:00PM ET in celebration of National Seersucker Day.


U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., and colleagues


Official National Seersucker Day Photograph


Thursday, June 13, 2019

12:00PM ET - Exact time subject to vote schedule


The Ohio Clock


Please RSVP to Milly Lothian: [email protected]

Cassidy invites Americans from all over our great nation to don their warm weather finest on this National Seersucker Day.

'Seersucker is uniquely American - a beloved New Orleans invention. National Seersucker Day is an opportunity to come together as Americans and have fun with a summer staple,' said Dr. Cassidy. 'I encourage all to participate in this celebration of American culture and look forward to continuing this tradition alongside my colleague Senator Feinstein.'

Seersucker suits were popularized by a New Orleans businessman in the early 1900s. Former U.S. Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) brought Seersucker Thursday to Congress in 1996. After the tradition went unobserved in 2012 and 2013, Dr. Cassidy revived National Seersucker Day in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and has continued the tradition in the Senate with the help of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

Cassidy entered a statement establishing the sixth annual National Seersucker Day into the Congressional Record.