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Congressman Ralph Abraham likes to call agriculture “America’s thin green line,” and he told about 70 Louisiana farmers who traveled to Washington this week they are integral links in that national security chain.
The "budget blueprint" that President Donald Trump's administration unveiled on Thursday could have a far-reaching impact on Louisiana, and the state's leaders say they are now looking for more details about the president's spending proposal.
Abraham praised Trump's plan for military spending, calling it a boon for Louisiana's defense contractors and numerous military installations. He was also satisfied with the across-the-board, 10-percent cut to the federal government's budget.
"If we can cut the fat and keep the meat, I'm good with that," Abraham said.
BATON ROUGE — A new bill passed recently by the U.S. House of Representatives would make the lawyers who file allegedly frivolous lawsuits accountable.
Healthcare is the big issue in Washington. Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish says federal lawmakers are heading in the right direction of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. He says they can’t leave Obamacare as it is because it’s driving up premiums and people are losing coverage.
Louisiana's majority-Republican congressional delegation isn't exactly embracing the U.S. House leadership's proposal to replace President Barack Obama's health care law, with most members instead offering a cautious, noncommittal response.
The sky’s the limit for Rep. Ralph Abraham.
The Louisiana Republican is a pilot, a physician, a veterinarian, and a farmer. He also helps out with the Coast Guard and wants to climb Mount Everest next year.
Abraham, 62, got his pilot’s license after he graduated from vet school in the 1980s. He uses his plane to give back to his constituents in a unique way.
Republican U.S. Reps. Mike Johnson and Ralph Abraham pledged their support to Fort Polk and Barksdale Air Force Base after making special visits to both installations this week.
Johnson, of Bossier City, and Abraham, of Alto, toured the bases and met with leadership there to discuss their priorities and needs.
U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, talked about national security and reforms to health, taxes and baking Wednesday at a Monroe Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Trade with Cuba is a prospect that remains in limbo. With the Donald Trump Administration now in the White House, it is unclear what the future holds for the Cuba-U.S. relationship. Lawmakers in agriculture-flush Louisiana are divided on how the U.S. should proceed.