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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

January 21, 2019 In The News

“Louisiana Loves Life” and thousands of Louisianans will show their love for life at five pro-life marches scheduled throughout the state in the coming weeks.

January 19, 2019 In The News

For two days, more than 200 Republicans from across the South have gathered in Kenner to hear from conservative officials and pundits and share ideas for promoting GOP causes in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and this year’s state-wide elections in Louisiana.

January 18, 2019 In The News

As federal employees brace themselves for their second missed paycheck should the government not reopen in time to make payroll by Tuesday, some members of Congress have decided to join them in a show of solidarity and refuse their paychecks.

January 15, 2019 In The News

The partial government shutdown is now affecting those who put food on the table for millions of families. On Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham announced some Louisiana farmers are having trouble getting their migrant workers back into the country.

January 15, 2019 In The News

President Donald Trump’s main stage address to the American Farm Bureau Federation here this week focused on his border wall and trade, but he often veered from the beaten path during an hour-long speech.

Following are some of best outtakes from the president’s Louisiana visit:

January 14, 2019 In The News

Last year, when state lawmakers wasted hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on pointless special sessions to discuss budget issues they could have resolved much earlier, we suggested that they shouldn’t collect their paychecks for the special sessions because they bungled their duties.

January 14, 2019 In The News

President Trump told American farmers here Monday he will boost their profits with new trade deals and make it easier for them to secure migrant labor while giving "Who Dat Nation" a shout-out for the Saints playoff win Sunday.

January 13, 2019 In The News

When tragedy strikes, it is okay to question God, to ask “Why,” a large crowd who gathered to mourn a recent tragedy was told this past Monday.

Rev. Anthony Mangun, pastor of the Pentecostals of Alexandria, said even Christ asked “Why” when he was dying on the cross.

January 11, 2019 In The News

According to The Advocate, four Republican Louisiana congressman willingly delayed their paychecks to stand with the federal workers going without pay during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

The four representatives are Garret Graves of Baton Rouge, Clay Higgins of Port Barre, Mike Johnson of Bossier Parish and Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Rain devastates La. soybeans again

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — 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.