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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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December 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that Louisiana Tech University in Ruston will receive a grant for more than $1.3 million to enhance its cybersecurity programs.

December 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today sent a letter to Gov. Edwards and LSU Board of Supervisors Chairman Stephen Perry urging them to add protections for Shreveport’s medical school in any contracts approved for a new hospital management company.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted to reform the tax code to give working class families a tax cut and create a more competitive tax environment for American businesses. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed the House on Thursday. Dr. Abraham's statement is as follows:

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The measure passed the House on Tuesday. His statement is as follows:

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of agreeing to the conference committee report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets approved spending levels for the military and national defense. The measure passed the House on Tuesday.

November 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that five parishes within the 5th Congressional District have received natural disaster designations from the US Department of Agriculture, meaning that farmers are eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Friday to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers (CHC).

HR 3922, the Championing Health Kids Act, passed the House on Friday morning. It extends funding for CHIP for five years and CHCs for two years.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Wednesday that it would not finalize a rule that would have jeopardized delivery of home health services nationwide.

October 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., and Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Ala., led a bipartisan letter of 174 members of Congress requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not final

October 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined 18 other members of Congress in calling on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees hold hearings to examine Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team’s potential conflicts of interest and political bias.

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In The News

December 6, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham wants any deal renegotiating management of north Louisiana's safety-net hospitals to include promises LSU will maintain its medical school in the region.

December 6, 2017 In The News

Despite widespread bipartisan support for the Children's Health Insurance Program, lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain uncertain just when and how the lapsed program might get a renewal.

December 6, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, has sent a letter to Gov. John Bel Edwards asking him to guarantee the LSU medical school in Shreveport won't be moved under a potential new partnership with Ochsner Health System.

December 6, 2017 In The News

Dogs may be considered man's best friend, but U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is gaining a reputation as dog's best friend.

The medical doctor and former veterinarian was featured on the cover of the American Kennel Club's "In Session" congressional newsletter this week.

December 6, 2017 In The News

Louisiana's governor is again affirming his commitment to keep LSU Medical School in Shreveport open.

Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards responded to a letter from U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham about the future of safety net hospitals in north Louisiana and the medical school.

December 1, 2017 In The News

An Air Force airman from Louisiana is among the heroes of an AC-130 "Spooky" gunship crew who saved a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers who were ambushed by insurgents.

November 17, 2017 In The News

An enormous rice order from Iraq this week has already boosted prices and morale for Louisiana farmers.

Iraq's 90,000 metric ton buy was the country's second order for American long grain milled rice through a new trade agreement or memorandum of understanding between the countries.

November 15, 2017 In The News

Barksdale's B-52s will get a modern makeover, Fort Polk will be protected from the base closure list and Belle Chasse's F-15 fighters will stand guard over the Gulf Coast in a bulked up defense spending bill nearing President Donald Trump's signature.

November 15, 2017 In The News

Veterans Day in Avoyelles is about more than flags and fireworks. It is about remembering the men and women who have fought in this nation’s wars -- and why they had to fight.

There were several Veterans Day events this past week.

November 11, 2017 In The News

With the communities help the American Legion Post 343 in Bordelonville unveiled two new veteran memorials.

One memorial around a flag pole remembers Bordelonville community members who died in WWI and WWII.

The other honors all veterans, those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice and those that continue to lay their lives on the line. 

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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

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.

July 17, 2017 Video

Congressman Abraham, a pilot, is a leading voice in teh House against ATC privatization because it jeopardizes a national security and threatens rural America.

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