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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

May 17, 2018 In The News

A Start family of a veteran is being slammed with hospital bills. Robert Bridges has been fighting for his life since the beginning of March 2018. His wife, Debbie, said she has not received any help from Veterans Affairs.

Debbie said she has reached out to Congressman Ralph Abraham's office for help.

May 17, 2018 In The News

Sugar growers scored a sweet victory on Capitol Hill over big candy and soda manufacturers on Thursday as Louisiana lawmakers and other opponents easily sent a proposal to gut sugar subsidies down to a bitter defeat.

May 16, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s ongoing budget battle received national attention last week, when the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards sent letters to thousands of elderly and disabled Medicaid recipients, warning spending cuts proposed by Republican lawmakers could result in the cancellation of critical health programs — including funding for nursing homes and long-term care.

May 9, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw Tuesday, May 8, from the Iran nuclear agreement drew praise from most members of Louisiana’s delegation to Congress who released statements, including its two members of Louisiana Baptist churches.

May 8, 2018 In The News

Congressional subcommittees met on Tuesday (May 8) in a hearing to discuss the role blockchain and other distributed technologies could play in providing greater supply chain visibility.

May 7, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham will chair a hearing Tuesday to examine ways to use blockchain technology to protect American consumers from dangerous and counterfeit goods from overseas.

May 6, 2018 In The News

The federal farm bill, a periodic and sprawling reauthorization of an array of government agricultural and rural development programs, is facing a growing battle on Capitol Hill over proposals to stiffen work requirements for food stamp recipients.

May 3, 2018 In The News

On May 8, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, two US House subcommittees will gather for a hearing titled Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Supply Chain Management and Combat Counterfeit Goods.

May 1, 2018 In The News

On Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham visited the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank in Monroe. He said one and every five people go hungry in the community. He said he wants to change that, especially for the little ones.

"If a child is hungry, he or she is not going to learn. You gotta have a full belly before you worry about arithmetic and English," Abraham said.

April 25, 2018 In The News

Democratic lawmakers and civil rights organizations are turning to churches, community groups and college campuses to help pressure Congress to reverse the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.