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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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