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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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