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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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September 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has secured additional funding for 22 rural hospitals throughout Louisiana after he and other members of the Louisiana delegation successfully convinced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revisit a ruling that affected these hospitals’ Medicaid reimbursement amounts.

September 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation on Monday, Sept. 19, to address the recent cybersecurity breaches of personal data of millions of Americans.

September 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement that the federal government would cover 90 percent of the public costs as a result of the August floods in southern Louisiana.

August 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, and the Louisiana Congressional delegation on Friday wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Craig Fugate asking for a cost-share reduction for state and local entities in Louisiana that are rebuilding after two floods in 2016.

August 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, announced Friday that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Alexandria International Airport (AEX) at England Airpark nearly $17 million in federal grant funds.

The total amount of $16,975,000 represents grant funding for three separate projects.

August 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that the Monroe Regional Airport will receive more than $1.8 million in grant funding from the Department of Transportation.

The total grant amount is worth  $1,822,753. The money will fund drainage improvements at the airport that are necessary to adequately handle storm water runoff.

August 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that Louisiana Tech University has received a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

July 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Disabled veterans are eligible to receive an increase in their benefits next year thanks to a bill by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, that became law over the weekend.

In The News

September 21, 2016 In The News

Good news is hard to come by in these days of natural disasters and government financial crises, but the Avoyelles Police Jury is going to try their best to take advantage of one of those rare tidb

September 16, 2016 In The News

While the latest Louisiana floods have abated, the hard work of harvest and cleaning up still have to be done.

September 13, 2016 In The News

Recovering from not just one flood, but two. Louisiana is still reeling. Lawmakers say these flood events may as well have been overlapping.

September 13, 2016 In The News

Agriculture losses from the March and August floods totaled almost $367 million, according to an analysis by the LSU AgCenter, threatening the future of some of Louisiana's farmers.

September 12, 2016 In The News

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