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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Congressman Advocates To Open Space Force Command Center In La.

March 18, 2019
In The News

Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham recently sent a letter to President Trump urging him to consider Louisiana as the home for a proposed Space Force headquarters. He commended the president for his efforts to advance the U.S. Space Command, and expressed his support for additional defense funding in the president’s recent budget proposal.

Abraham said Louisiana is the “ideal location” for a Space Force headquarters, because the state has a strong relationship with both the Air Force and NASA. The congressman proposed the Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City as the new site. He also noted NASA’s existing Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, which has contributed to the nation’s space program for years.

“I'm a huge fan of the president’s agenda to getting this Space Command started and Louisiana should be the leading candidate for that particular arena,” Abraham stated. “This is just a match literally made in heaven for our Air Space Command to come to Louisiana, marry up with Barksdale Air force Base, and just do some good stuff.”

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