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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., voted against a resolution condemning President Trump for his criticism of some Democrat members of Congress who have made anti-American and anti-Semitic statements.
 

June 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that five airports in the Fifth Congressional District will receive about $719,000 in combined federal funding to make facility enhancements.
 

June 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has cosponsored a bill to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, which do not comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is celebrating a decision by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the ways that federal funds are flowing to abortion provider Planned Parenthood, its affiliates, and other abortion providers.

June 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, met with Iraqi Minister of Trade Mohammed Hashim Abdul-Majeed Jasim and Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Fareed Yasseen at his Washington office on Thursday.

Abraham and the Iraqi trade delegation discussed ways they could further enhance a trade relationship between the two countries, particularly regarding US agriculture exports.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted against advancing the National Defense Authorization Act out of committee.
 

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) today pointed to the Louisiana Medicaid program’s $400 million in savings from income eligibility checks as further evidence that more widespread checks are needed of taxpayer-funded programs.

June 10, 2019 Press Release

This column was originally published in the June issue of Louisiana Farm and Ranch Magazine.

I know the farmers reading this column don’t need me to state the obvious, but I will anyway: It’s been a tough start to this planting season.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the Alexandria International Airport will receive more than $2.5 million in federal funds for runway improvements.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against HR 6, the American Dream and Promise Act that could grant amnesty to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants.

The bill passed in the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.
 

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In The News

May 6, 2019 In The News

U.S. House Republicans may have lost their numerical advantage in November, but they are not sitting on the sidelines while Congressional Democrats roll out their dog-and-pony gun control agenda with a parade of increasingly extreme gun-control legislation.

May 6, 2019 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, announced that Allison Litwin of West Monroe won the 2019 Congressional High School Art Competition for Louisiana’s 5th District.

High school students from throughout the nation compete annually for the opportunity to have a piece of artwork displayed in the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

May 3, 2019 In The News

On Wednesday, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) led several pro-gun members of his caucus – including Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.), Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Clay Higgins (R-La.), Mike Johnson (R-La.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) – in introducing a bill to modernize the way firearms are sold under federal law.

May 2, 2019 In The News

Louisiana residents affected by flooding in 2016 will be eligible to receive Restore Louisiana grants even if they took out Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, according to a delegation of the state’s congressional leaders.

May 2, 2019 In The News

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA), and U.S. Representatives Ralph Abraham, M.D. (R-LA) and Garret Graves (R-LA), announced that Louisianans impacted by the 2016 flooding will be eligible to receive Restore Louisiana grants even if they took out SBA loans.

May 2, 2019 In The News

U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, along with U.S. Representatives Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves announced that Louisianans impacted by the 2016 flooding will be eligible to receive Restore Louisiana grants even if they took out SBA loans.

April 10, 2019 In The News

The I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act of 2019 was reintroduced to Congress Wednesday, targeting the Central Texas corridor as the spot to expand the highway, a press release from Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) said. 

April 10, 2019 In The News

U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) joined Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) in reintroducing the I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act of 2019 today. This legislation, also referred to as the “Forts to Ports” bill, will extend the future I-14 interstate highway to additional areas in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast.

April 3, 2019 In The News

U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise is leading the charge on a long-shot effort to force a vote on a measure that would punish doctors if they don’t try saving the lives of infants born after botched abortions.

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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

July 17, 2019 Video

Ralph Abraham defended American values in a speech following his vote against a resolution condemning President Trump.

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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