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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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:

February 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced on Monday his subcommittee assignments for the House Armed Services Committee, positions that are of special importance to Louisiana’s military bases including Fort Polk and Barksdale Air Force Base.

February 4, 2017 Blog Post

Thousands of Cenla residents marched from Pineville on Saturday morning to Alexandria during the second annual Louisiana Life March Central.

February 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  A bill authored by Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., and Sam Johnson, R-Texas, to defend the Second Amendment rights of Social Security beneficiaries passed the U.S. House of Representatives today, Feb. 2.

January 29, 2017 Press Release

I’ve spent more than 20 years practicing medicine in the delta of Northeast Louisiana. After looking into the face of poverty, I believe that every American should have access to quality health care regardless of how much money they’ve got in the bank.

January 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of the FY17 Budget Resolution, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives 227 - 198 Friday afternoon.

The Budget Resolution provides important provisions for the budget reconciliation process, a legislative tool Congress will use to repeal Obamacare.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in leading a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump asking that the United States move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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In The News

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.

March 16, 2017 In The News

The "budget blueprint" that President Donald Trump's administration unveiled on Thursday could have a far-reaching impact on Louisiana, and the state's leaders say they are now looking for more details about the president's spending proposal.

March 16, 2017 In The News

Abraham praised Trump's plan for military spending, calling it a boon for Louisiana's defense contractors and numerous military installations. He was also satisfied with the across-the-board, 10-percent cut to the federal government's budget.

"If we can cut the fat and keep the meat, I'm good with that," Abraham said.

March 16, 2017 In The News

BATON ROUGE — A new bill passed recently by the U.S. House of Representatives would make the lawyers who file allegedly frivolous lawsuits accountable.

March 15, 2017 In The News

Healthcare is the big issue in Washington. Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish says federal lawmakers are heading in the right direction of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. He says they can’t leave Obamacare as it is because it’s driving up premiums and people are losing coverage.
 

March 14, 2017 In The News

Louisiana's majority-Republican congressional delegation isn't exactly embracing the U.S. House leadership's proposal to replace President Barack Obama's health care law, with most members instead offering a cautious, noncommittal response.

February 28, 2017 In The News

The sky’s the limit for Rep. Ralph Abraham.

The Louisiana Republican is a pilot, a physician, a veterinarian, and a farmer. He also helps out with the Coast Guard and wants to climb Mount Everest next year.

Abraham, 62, got his pilot’s license after he graduated from vet school in the 1980s. He uses his plane to give back to his constituents in a unique way.

February 23, 2017 In The News

Republican U.S. Reps. Mike Johnson and Ralph Abraham pledged their support to Fort Polk and Barksdale Air Force Base after making special visits to both installations this week.

Johnson, of Bossier City, and Abraham, of Alto, toured the bases and met with leadership there to discuss their priorities and needs.

February 22, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, talked about national security and reforms to health, taxes and baking Wednesday at a Monroe Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

February 22, 2017 In The News

 Trade with Cuba is a prospect that remains in limbo. With the Donald Trump Administration now in the White House, it is unclear what the future holds for the Cuba-U.S. relationship. Lawmakers in agriculture-flush Louisiana are divided on how the U.S. should proceed.

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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 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.

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