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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response today's vote on the Farm Bill. The House failed to pass the bill.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal and reimpose sanctions in an effort to stop the hostile nation's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight, chaired a hearing Tuesday to examine ways in which blockchain technology can be used to prevent dangerous and counterfeit goods from being shipped into the United States.
 

April 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, this week introduced legislation to stop international competitors, such as China, from taking advantage of inequity within the international postage rate system.
 

April 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement on the House Agriculture Committee’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.
 

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, praised the new work requirements for able-bodied adult SNAP beneficiaries that are outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill, which was introduced today (April 12).
 

April 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, wrote to US Department of Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue today urging that the USDA take all steps possible to protect farmers during the current trade negotiations between the United States and China.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in regards to his vote today against the omnibus spending bill:

March 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Louisiana cotton farmers now have access to the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program thanks to a policy change by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a change that Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has long advocated for.

February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced a bill Wednesday to provide rural communities with access to more than $2 billion in grant funding for infrastructure improvements.

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In The News

May 17, 2018 In The News

A Start family of a veteran is being slammed with hospital bills. Robert Bridges has been fighting for his life since the beginning of March 2018. His wife, Debbie, said she has not received any help from Veterans Affairs.

Debbie said she has reached out to Congressman Ralph Abraham's office for help.

May 17, 2018 In The News

Sugar growers scored a sweet victory on Capitol Hill over big candy and soda manufacturers on Thursday as Louisiana lawmakers and other opponents easily sent a proposal to gut sugar subsidies down to a bitter defeat.

May 16, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s ongoing budget battle received national attention last week, when the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards sent letters to thousands of elderly and disabled Medicaid recipients, warning spending cuts proposed by Republican lawmakers could result in the cancellation of critical health programs — including funding for nursing homes and long-term care.

May 9, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw Tuesday, May 8, from the Iran nuclear agreement drew praise from most members of Louisiana’s delegation to Congress who released statements, including its two members of Louisiana Baptist churches.

May 8, 2018 In The News

Congressional subcommittees met on Tuesday (May 8) in a hearing to discuss the role blockchain and other distributed technologies could play in providing greater supply chain visibility.

May 7, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham will chair a hearing Tuesday to examine ways to use blockchain technology to protect American consumers from dangerous and counterfeit goods from overseas.

May 6, 2018 In The News

The federal farm bill, a periodic and sprawling reauthorization of an array of government agricultural and rural development programs, is facing a growing battle on Capitol Hill over proposals to stiffen work requirements for food stamp recipients.

May 3, 2018 In The News

On May 8, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, two US House subcommittees will gather for a hearing titled Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Supply Chain Management and Combat Counterfeit Goods.

May 1, 2018 In The News

On Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham visited the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank in Monroe. He said one and every five people go hungry in the community. He said he wants to change that, especially for the little ones.

"If a child is hungry, he or she is not going to learn. You gotta have a full belly before you worry about arithmetic and English," Abraham said.

April 25, 2018 In The News

Democratic lawmakers and civil rights organizations are turning to churches, community groups and college campuses to help pressure Congress to reverse the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.

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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

January 19, 2018 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, spoke on the floor of the House on Friday to honor the memory of West Feliciana firefighter Russell Achord, who died this week in the line of duty.
 

September 25, 2017 Video

When a local WWII veteran died without any close family to serve as pallbearers, six football players from Winnfield Senior High School volunteered to give him the hero's send-off he deserved. Congressman Abraham told their story on the House floor to honor these men and this community for their actions.

September 12, 2017 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., spoke on the House floor to recognize the contributions of the workers at the Alexandria Mega Shelter in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. When our neighbors in Texas needed help, Louisiana stepped up to answer the call.

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