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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Science & Technology

Within the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, I serve as the Chairman for the Oversight Subcommittee. The Oversight Subcommittee has general and special investigative authority on issues that fall under our jurisdiction. As Chairman, it is my duty to lead any investigations pertaining to the committee.

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee deals with legislation and issues regarding energy, environmental research, astronautic research and development, civil aviation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA, National Science Foundation, National Weather Service, outer space and scientific research. I work with my colleagues on the committee to review and study laws, programs and other related government activities to ensure that the United States continues to be world leader in these fields.

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

  • Subcommittee on Oversight (Chairman)
  • Subcommittee on Space

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December 19, 2018 In The News

Three days after a Texas judge ruled President Barack Obama’s signature federal health care law unconstitutional, state leaders are assessing their next move pending the likely appeal of the decision.

August 22, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that the University of Louisiana at Monroe is receiving a nearly $275,000 federal grant to buy new weather satellite equipment.

The National Science Foundation awarded the Major Research Instrumentation award to ULM so that the university can buy a compact, portable Doppler Wind Lidar system. This equipment uses lasers to study atmospheric characteristics such as wind, turbulence and aerosols. It will allow ULM to better research storms and air quality to improve public safety and human health.

January 13, 2015 In The News

CAMP MINDEN, La. -- Local congressmen and senators are demanding answers from the Environmental Protection Agency.

It's over concerns of a possible open air burn of a military chemical at Camp Minden, called M6. They're worried and wondering, if it could hurt Louisiana residents beyond Webster Parish.

Congressman Ralph Abraham says as a doctor, it's hard for him to feel comfortable with the EPA's idea to burn the chemical.