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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named a member of the conference committee that will craft the final version of the Farm Bill.
 

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today the Economic Development Agency will award a $400,000 grant aimed at creating jobs, developing entrepreneurs and growing small businesses in Central Louisiana.

July 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that a water system in Madison Parish will receive about $4.2 million in funds from the US Department of Agriculture to help it complete needed upgrades.
 

July 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has introduced a bill aimed at stopping the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which has devastating effects on deer herds.
 

July 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced that the Lake Providence Port will receive $800,000 for dredging, which will keep it open for commerce and provide flood control benefits.

June 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, today voted in favor of a House resolution demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) comply with requests from Congress to turn over documents relating to possible abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by DOJ personnel.
 

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against an immigration bill that ultimately failed by a 121-300 vote.

Abraham issued the following statement in regards to his vote:

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is calling on Congress to censure Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for urging her supporters to confront and harass members of the Trump administration.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement regarding the House’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has cosponsored legislation to expand Interstate 14 from Texas through Central Louisiana and into Mississippi.

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In The News

July 18, 2018 In The News

Louisiana's Republicans in Congress blamed Russia for attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections but largely avoided direct criticism of President Donald Trump for remarks made during a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

July 16, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham is trying to put an end to a deadly disease affecting deer.

Congressman Ralph Abraham introduced a bill aimed to study the way chronic wasting disease is spread in deer.

"The whitetail is really the main thing that we do," said John Cooper, a hunter.

Cooper has been a deer hunter his whole life. but now, he's having second thoughts.

July 10, 2018 In The News

With a razor-thin Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump now works to get his latest pick to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed. Federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh is meeting with members on Capitol Hill beginning Tuesday in an effort to win their votes in what's expected to be a contentious partisan battle before the 2018 midterm elections.

July 10, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham has voted in favor of a House resolution demanding that the Department of Justice comply with requests from Congress to turn over documents relating to possible abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by DOJ personnel.

July 10, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court has drawn praise from Louisiana’s delegation to Congress and pro-life and religious liberty advocates.

July 10, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Congressman, Ralph Abraham, has announced that the Lake Providence Port will receive $800,000 for dredging, which will keep it open for commerce and provide flood control benefits.

July 9, 2018 In The News

Trade regulations imposed by President Donald Trump's administration, which levy a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports to the United States quietly went into effect at midnight Friday.

Chinese authorities quickly retaliated with equivalent tariffs on $34 billion worth of imported U.S. goods

June 28, 2018 In The News

The sun isn't the only thing that has some farmers heated this summer.

Edward Greer is a soybean farmer and has been for years. He has 2,000 acres of crops across Richland Parish. He said the business isn't an easy one.

Congressman Ralph Abraham sits on the House Agriculture Committee.

June 28, 2018 In The News

Washington is nervous about cellphone spying. There’s no doubt about that. 

The problem is, no one knows quite what to do about it. 

June 27, 2018 In The News

The GOP immigration bill that failed Wednesday (June 27) in the U.S. House won support from two of Louisiana's six representatives: Republicans Steve Scalise of Old Jefferson and Clay Higgins of Port Barre. The others voted against it, but for different reasons.

Here's what Louisiana's delegation had to say:

Ralph Abraham, 5th District:

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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 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.

January 19, 2018 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, spoke on the floor of the House on Friday to honor the memory of West Feliciana firefighter Russell Achord, who died this week in the line of duty.
 

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.

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