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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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September 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that law enforcement agencies in West Carroll and Washington Parishes will receive $128,000 to purchase new police cars.

 Both grants come from the US Department of Agriculture’s Community Facilities Grant Program.

September 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that the airports in Ruston and West Carroll Parish will benefit from more than $300,000 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.
 

September 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, doubled down on his support for reforming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during a hearing of Farm Bill Conference Committee members today on Capitol Hill.

August 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to news of progress toward a new trade agreement between the United States and Mexico.

August 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the Winnsboro airport will receive more than $194,000 from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport enhancements.

August 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the University of Louisiana at Monroe is receiving a nearly $275,000 federal grant to buy new weather satellite equipment.

August 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Iraq has agreed to purchase 15,000 metric tons of rice from the United States in a new deal that will benefit American rice producers.

Iraq recently concluded a 30,000 metric ton rice tender. The United States will provide half of that rice while Uruguay will provide the other half. 

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August 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced nearly $400,000 in grant funding from the US Department of Agriculture for education and workforce development projects across Northeast and Central Louisiana.
 

July 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, is an original cosponsor on a bill to sanction Turkey unless its government releases Pastor Andrew Brunson and other American citizens.
 

July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted today for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee report, the final step before the defense spending bill can go to the President. It passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support on a 359-54 vote.

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In The News

September 20, 2018 In The News

With Russian aircraft being shot down by Syrian fighter jets, who thought they were firing on Israeli fighter bomber, what are our military leaders contemplating?  In today’s DC Current, brought to you by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham, a member of the Armed Services Committee, shared his thoughts on this latest twist in

September 20, 2018 In The News

Staff for U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), will host Service Academy Day Saturday, September 22, in Bossier City for high school students interested in seeking an appointment to the Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine Academy.

September 18, 2018 In The News

Firefighters from all over the parish gathered in Alexandria on Saturday morning for Firefighter Appreciation Day.

September 18, 2018 In The News

The Delhi Fire Department received a total of two grants worth $ 219,572 as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

September 18, 2018 In The News

The 44th annual Francis Thompson Legislative Dove Hunt drew record crowds this year.

The annual hunt, which is the longest running legislative hunt in the state of Louisiana, began Aug. 31 with a reception in Monroe at Vantage Tower Ballroom.  

September 17, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced at the West Carroll Parish Law Enforcement District will receive nearly $53,000 in federal funds to buy two fully-equipped police vehicles.

September 17, 2018 In The News

It's a win for the waterways. Congress is awarding money to four projects on the water, including the Port of Lake Providence.

Farmers are the backbone of the Delta, and the Port of Lake Providence is the largest inland port on the Mississippi River. Last week, U.S. Congress allocated $1.315 million for dredging. 

September 17, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, R-La., announced Monday that the town of Franklinton will receive $75,000 in federal funds to purchase two new police vehicles and equipment.

The grant comes from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Community Facilities Grant Program. The grant will cover the total cost of the purchase.

September 13, 2018 In The News

Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi would all get a significantly larger share of Federal offshore energy revenue from the Gulf of Mexico under a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, that was approved by the U.S.

September 12, 2018 In The News

Congress moved a bill forward Wednesday to ban killing dogs and cats for food. 

The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 prohibits the intentional slaughtering for human consumption. Forty-four states allow it to happen, said legislators seeking to completely outlaw the practice. Only four states specifically ban it., Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Louisiana, said.

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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

June 7, 2018 Video

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.

June 5, 2018 Video

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.

June 1, 2018 Video

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.

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