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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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January 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., is requesting that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo address concerns of agriculture producers that their seasonal guest workers have been unable to get work visas to enter the United States.

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against giving Speaker Nancy Pelosi authority to use the House of Representatives to argue in support of Obamacare in court.

In December, a Texas federal judge ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. Democrats have sought to use the House of Representatives as a platform to defend Obamacare in an appeal.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's address to the nation regarding the urgent need for increased border security:

January 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against a spending bill that would fund the government because it did not have increased funding for border security.

December 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the winner of the Congressional App Challenge for Louisiana’s Fifth District was Hurricane Wyatt created by Garrett Gray, Zachary Reddick, and Wyatt Wiggins from Delhi Charter School.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted for the government spending bill after Congressional leaders included $5.7 billion in funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against a bill to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system. The House ultimately agreed to the Senate's changes.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the US Department of Agriculture for proposing a new rule to crack down on the amount of food stamp waivers granted to able-bodied adults without dependents.
 

December 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted for the Farm Bill Conference Report, which passed overwhelmingly in the House. It now heads to President Trump’s desk for a signature.
 

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December 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. R-Alto, today issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced a new definition of “Waters of the United States (WOTUS)” to replace the failed Obama-era definition.

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In The News

January 21, 2019 In The News

“Louisiana Loves Life” and thousands of Louisianans will show their love for life at five pro-life marches scheduled throughout the state in the coming weeks.

January 19, 2019 In The News

For two days, more than 200 Republicans from across the South have gathered in Kenner to hear from conservative officials and pundits and share ideas for promoting GOP causes in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and this year’s state-wide elections in Louisiana.

January 18, 2019 In The News

As federal employees brace themselves for their second missed paycheck should the government not reopen in time to make payroll by Tuesday, some members of Congress have decided to join them in a show of solidarity and refuse their paychecks.

January 15, 2019 In The News

The partial government shutdown is now affecting those who put food on the table for millions of families. On Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham announced some Louisiana farmers are having trouble getting their migrant workers back into the country.

January 15, 2019 In The News

President Donald Trump’s main stage address to the American Farm Bureau Federation here this week focused on his border wall and trade, but he often veered from the beaten path during an hour-long speech.

Following are some of best outtakes from the president’s Louisiana visit:

January 14, 2019 In The News

Last year, when state lawmakers wasted hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on pointless special sessions to discuss budget issues they could have resolved much earlier, we suggested that they shouldn’t collect their paychecks for the special sessions because they bungled their duties.

January 14, 2019 In The News

President Trump told American farmers here Monday he will boost their profits with new trade deals and make it easier for them to secure migrant labor while giving "Who Dat Nation" a shout-out for the Saints playoff win Sunday.

January 13, 2019 In The News

When tragedy strikes, it is okay to question God, to ask “Why,” a large crowd who gathered to mourn a recent tragedy was told this past Monday.

Rev. Anthony Mangun, pastor of the Pentecostals of Alexandria, said even Christ asked “Why” when he was dying on the cross.

January 11, 2019 In The News

According to The Advocate, four Republican Louisiana congressman willingly delayed their paychecks to stand with the federal workers going without pay during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

The four representatives are Garret Graves of Baton Rouge, Clay Higgins of Port Barre, Mike Johnson of Bossier Parish and Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Rain devastates La. soybeans again

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The trade disputes with China are hurting Louisiana’s soybean farmers at a time when rain during harvest season has also hit them badly, a Republican congressman from the state said, asking the federal government for help.

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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.

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