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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


Latest News

June 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined three of his House colleagues in introducing legislation Wednesday that would prevent the federal government from redefining the definitions of “sex” and “gender” without Congressional approval.


June 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., and LSU Health Science Center - Shreveport Chancellor Dr. G. E. Ghali pitched a plan to Department of Veteran Affairs Sec. David Shulkin on Tuesday on ways LSU can partner with Overton Brooks to improve veterans’ access to health care.


May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that five students from Louisiana's 5th Congressional District have accepted appointments to military service academies.

May 5, 2017 Press Release

There's a lot of misinformation out there about the American Health Care Act. Remember, the same people lying about the AHCA are the same ones who lied about how Obamacare would let you keep your doctor, let you keep your insurance, drive down costs, lower premiums, and expand choices. None of those things happen, and neither will the lies they're spreading now.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., released the following statement regarding his vote against the government spending bill, known as the omnibus. The bill passed and provides funding for federal government agencies through September.


March 29, 2017 Press Release

America is at a crossroads with our health care system. We’ve got three choices: 1) keep Obamacare, 2) repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan, or 3) repeal and replace it together.

March 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Feb. 28) signed a bill to repeal a rule from the Obama administration that stripped Second Amendment rights from certain disabled Social Security beneficiaries.

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., released the following statement in response to President Trump's joint address to Congress:

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Monday introduced the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment and Auditing Act of 2017 (HR 1224).

February 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation:


In The News

June 19, 2017 In The News

“Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, was shot Wednesday along with several others during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. He was in critical condition following surgery, the hospital said.”

June 19, 2017 In The News

"Congressional baseball practice took an unexpected turn Wednesday morning, as shots rang out from a park in Alexandria, Virginia."

June 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, was shot in the hip by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a GOP congressional baseball team practice just outside of Washington.

June 19, 2017 In The News

"Wednesday's shooting jolted many lawmakers, leaving them feeling vulnerable. And as the political rhetoric becomes shriller, many members of Congress said they are receiving more threats, by email and by phone."

June 14, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Louisiana lawmakers said Wednesday they were shaken their colleague Steve Scalise had been shot, but they plan to rally as usual to support one of their own.

April 25, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that Jonesboro-Hodge High School senior Meredith Anderson has won the 2017 Congressional High School Art Competition for Louisiana’s 5th District.

April 20, 2017 In The News

President Trump plans to buff up the United States military at home and abroad. To do that, he’s asking Congress to increase defense and security spending by $54 billion.

“America has always been the country that boldly leads the world into the future and my budget will ensure that we continue to do exactly that,” President Trump said to a crowd of Navy sailors in Newport News. .

April 13, 2017 In The News

A congressional delegation including Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., and Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., all of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep.

April 6, 2017 In The News

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), Dr. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) announced a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help repair roads and infrastructure damaged in the August floods.

March 17, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham likes to call agriculture “America’s thin green line,” and he told about 70 Louisiana farmers who traveled to Washington this week they are integral links in that national security chain.


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.



March 13, 2017 Video

Dr. Abraham believes that the Department of Education should be abolished. Education policy should be set by local and state leaders.

January 30, 2017 Video

I stand with President Trump and support his temporary travel ban. We must do all we can to keep Americans safe from the threats of radical Islamic terror.

August 22, 2016 Video

Dr. Abraham joined Pilots for Patients to fly flood relief supplies to victims in South Louisiana on Friday, Aug. 19.