WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has cosponsored a bill that would build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today applauded President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the United Nations’ Universal Postal Union (UPU), an agreement that allowed Chinese competitors to take advantage of inequity within the international postage rate system.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that eight projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $1.12 million from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), a federal economic development entity funded and authorized by Congress.
WASHINGTON - America’s rice farmers can celebrate today after Iraq agreed to purchase a whopping 90,000 metric tons – or 200 million pounds – of rice from the United States, thanks in part to lobbying from Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and other members of Congress.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue requesting that the USDA provide assistance to soybean farmers in finding places to store the current soybean harvest until it can be brought to market.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the University of Louisiana at Monroe will receive a grant of about $123,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to help student-parents reach their goal of earning a college degree.
WASHINGTON - Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and Brian Babin, R-Texas, have created a bipartisan I-14 Caucus with the goal of expanding Interstate 14 through Central Louisiana
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement after the House broke for a recess before the House and Senate agreed on renewing the Farm Bill.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted in favor of HR 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act, also known as Tax Cuts 2.0.
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Perez Martinez left Mexico for the states 12 years ago for work. Now, he calls Monroe home. When you think of home, you think safe, but that's not how Martinez felt back in February.
"There are people out there who think we're bad because of the color of our skin. They think we're bad because we're Mexicans," Martinez said.
LaPolitics recently sat down with Congressman Ralph Abraham for a wide-ranging Q&A on the Farm Bill. Here’s what the Republican from Alto, who sits on the House Committee on Agriculture, had to say:
Immigration is a hot topic as the mid-term elections inch closer.
Republicans in Congress including Congressman Ralph Abraham, who is up for re-election, believes solving that problem starts with building a wall along the U.S. Mexico border.
Crop glut with nowhere to go
Exacerbating the trade pain is a crop storage logjam in parts of the country stretching from North Dakota to Louisiana.
American farmers are not concerned about a lack of soybean storage despite slowed trade with the country’s largest customer.
The 115th Combat Support Hospital has celebrated its 100 years of service.
The soldiers set up the hospital at Camp Beauregard and recognized its greatness. The hospital was established on December 28, 1917, and is recognized as having the highest combat injury survival rate in the world.
Delta Regional Authority Chairman Chris Caldwell and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday that DRA will invest $2.6 million to enhance workforce training, help create and retain jobs and improve water and sewer service for rural families.
Congressman Ralph Abraham announced that eight projects in Louisiana’s 5th congressional district will receive more than $1.12 million from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), a federal economic development entity funded and authorized by congress.
The latest round of hurricanes is likely to prompt calls from Southern-state lawmakers to pass a disaster-relief package in Congress. Last fall, Congress approved more than $50 billion in aid for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma — about $2.3 billion of which was allocated for farmers and ranchers.
Here are a few pictures from Congressman Ralph Abraham's time in Central Louisiana during last week's district work period.
Glen Post is retiring after leading CenturyLink for 26 years. He's a North Louisiana boy at heart, and his commitment to our region and Louisiana is a huge part of why CenturyLink remains headquartered in Monroe. Thanks Glen! May you have a relaxing retirement.
Bishop T.F. Tenney touched the lives of thousands of people around the globe during his 65 years in the ministry. I am proud he called Louisiana's 5th District home. He will be missed, and his family will remain in my prayers.
On June 1, the Rotary Club of Monroe celebrates 100 years as an organization. Today, I spoke on the House floor to recognize their century of service to Louisiana.