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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., wrote a letter to President Donald Trump pitching Louisiana as the future headquarters for the new United States Space Command.
 

March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., voted against HR 1, the Democrat Politician Protection Act. His statement on his vote is as follows:

March 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., is condemning a lawsuit filed by the American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood against President Trump’s proposed Title X rule change that prohibits funding to clinics that make abortion referrals.
 

March 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham have introduced the Income Verification Act to reduce fraud in taxpayer-funded government assistance programs by requiring states to use federal tax information to verify income eligibility for these programs.

March 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced $22,000 in federal funds for the City of Tallulah’s water system.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., voted against a bill introduced by House Democrats to block President Trump's declaration of a national emergency to solve the crisis on the southern border. The bill ultimately passed. Abraham issued the following statement:

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., reintroduced legislation to help soybean farmers better access a program designed to offset losses caused by Chinese tariffs.

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February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., voted against the government spending bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives tonight. He supports President Trump's intent to declare a national emergency to help build a border wall.

On the spending bill vote:

February 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is pledging support for an effort to bypass House Democrat leadership to force a floor vote on the Born Alive Survivor Protection Act.

February 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement on President Trump's State of the Union address:

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In The News

March 17, 2019 In The News

As an oil executive, I appreciate the jobs that the oil & gas industry provides to our region. I also understand that we need to actively recruit all avenues of job creation for Bossier Parish. There is one such opportunity in the bid to become the home for the newest military branch, the U.S. Space Force.

March 13, 2019 In The News

Major improvements continue at the Winnsboro Municipal Airport, said Terry Shirley, airport manager.

Some $215,000 will be spent on apron and taxiway improvements. The improvements are funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

March 12, 2019 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., wrote a letter to President Donald Trump pitching Louisiana as the future headquarters for the new United States Space Command.

March 12, 2019 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana) is pushing for Louisiana to be a major part of America's future in space. Abraham's office says the congressman sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that Louisiana be home to the future headquarters of the United States Space Command.

March 12, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has an idea for President Donald Trump: Put the new Space Command in Louisiana.

March 12, 2019 In The News

The pastor and congregation of Shreveport Baptist Temple, 288 Flournoy-Lucas Road, hosted the 6th Annual First Responders Appreciation Day on March 10, to honor law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service personnel.

March 11, 2019 In The News

First responders received a standing ovation from people in the community at the 6th Annual First Responders Appreciation Day. Police, firefighters and EMS from across the parishes came out for the prayer and to receive appreciation from community members.

March 6, 2019 In The News

U.S. Senator John Kennedy and Representative Ralph Abraham have filed legislation that would require states to verify eligibility for government assistance programs, before the benefits go out. The Income Verification Act would apply to Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and food stamps.

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March 6, 2019 In The News

The American Medical Association (AMA) forged its alliance further with the abortion industry Tuesday when it joined Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s new rule that draws a clear line between abortion and family planning.

March 5, 2019 In The News

Joanne E. Cunningham took over as The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare’s executive director in August 2018. Since then, much of her focus has been spent educating policymakers on the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and its potentially industry-shaping impact. So far, those advocacy returns have been promising, recently contributing to PDGM-refinement legislation in the U.S.

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Photo Galleries

May 11, 2015 Photo Gallery

Here are a few pictures from Congressman Ralph Abraham's time in Central Louisiana during last week's district work period.

April 24, 2015 Photo Gallery
I got to meet some wonderful student athletes, coaches, teachers, parents and volunteers at a Special Olympics event at Rayville High School on Friday, April 24, 2015
March 23, 2015 Photo Gallery

Congressman Ralph Abraham visited with residents of Tangipahoa Parish and the surrounding areas at the Amite Oyster Festival on March 20, 2015.

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Videos

March 5, 2019 Video

Thanks to the Civil Air Patrol for my promotion and for allowing me to participate in some of the wonderful work that this organization does throughout our country.

February 13, 2019 Video

I’m thankful to have the support of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue on my recent soybean bill. The legislation I am introducing allows MFP payments to apply to planted acres instead of harvested ones.

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