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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham pitches Louisiana for Space Command headquarters

March 12, 2019
In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., wrote a letter to President Donald Trump pitching Louisiana as the future headquarters for the new United States Space Command.

“Should you select Louisiana as the headquarters for Space Command, you can rest assured that you will have picked a state that is open for investment and one that has unique qualities ideally suited to support Space Command’s growth and development,” Abraham wrote. “I look forward to working with you on seeing Space Command to the finish line as we take the next step in America’s rich and vibrant history of space exploration and development.”

In his letter, Abraham highlighted Air Force Global Strike Command headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base as a great opportunity to help launch Space Command as plans for the new military branch require that it first develop within the Air Force.

Abraham has Congressional expertise in the matters of both the military and space. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and he served as a subcommittee chairman on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

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