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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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October 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today applauded President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the United Nations’ Universal Postal Union (UPU), an agreement that allowed Chinese competitors to take advantage of inequity within the international postage rate system. 

October 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that eight projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $1.12 million from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), a federal economic development entity funded and authorized by Congress.

October 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - America’s rice farmers can celebrate today after Iraq agreed to purchase a whopping 90,000 metric tons – or 200 million pounds – of rice from the United States, thanks in part to lobbying from Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and other members of Congress.
 

October 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue requesting that the USDA provide assistance to soybean farmers in finding places to store the current soybean harvest until it can be brought to market.

October 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the University of Louisiana at Monroe will receive a grant of about $123,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to help student-parents reach their goal of earning a college degree.
 

October 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and Brian Babin, R-Texas, have created a bipartisan I-14 Caucus with the goal of expanding Interstate 14 through Central Louisiana
 

September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement after the House broke for a recess before the House and Senate agreed on renewing the Farm Bill.

September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted in favor of HR 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act, also known as Tax Cuts 2.0.
 

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement about his vote against the spending bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.
 

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the life and service of Ruston resident Adolf "Wes" Wesselhoeft.

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In The News

October 12, 2018 In The News

The University of Louisiana Monroe has received a federal grant of $122,626 from the U.S. Department of Education to help student-parents earn a college degree by providing campus-based childcare.

October 10, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and his wife, Dianne, discussed the enduring relevance of the U.S. Constitution during a meeting of the Alexander Stirling Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Sept. 19 during Constitution Week. 

October 10, 2018 In The News

According to our partners at The News-Star, the Ouachita River is vital. It provides drinking water for about 150 towns and cities in Arkansas and Louisiana, and numerous business and industries rely on the waterway for transportation.

The U.S.Army Corps of Engineers has secured $7.9 million in federal funding to help maintain the locks, dams and levees along the Ouachita.

October 4, 2018 In The News

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.

October 3, 2018 In The News

Louisiana soybean farmers say a perfect storm of trade tariffs and wet weather have left them on the brink of a disaster they believe will expand throughout the U.S. within a matter of weeks.

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, Louisiana's only member of the House Agriculture Committee, has sounded the alarm with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

October 3, 2018 In The News

A north Louisiana congressman is asking for help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide relief to state soybean farmers during the current market disruption with China. 

October 3, 2018 In The News

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGW PAC) announced its endorsement of five Louisiana candidates: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Reps. Ralph Abraham (R-La.), Garret Graves (R-La.), Clay Higgins (R-La.), and Mike Johnson (R-La.) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.

October 3, 2018 In The News

Trade wars with China and wet weather will soon have an impact on farmers here in the ArkLaMiss.

October 3, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help soybean farmers who have no place to put their crop, because silos are full as a result of the trade dispute with China.

October 2, 2018 In The News

FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana) will be keynote speakers during the NBAA 2018 opening session in two weeks. The show will be held October 16 to 18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

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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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