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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

President Donald Trump's budget won't go untested in Louisiana, delegation says

March 16, 2017
In The News

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.

He also sounded pleased Trump's budget left intact funding for drinking water safety measures, rental housing vouchers and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC.

But he hinted that he would push back against Trump's desire to cut the community block grant program and disaster mitigation funding under FEMA and the elimination of flood risk mapping for the National Flood Insurance Program.

"We're going to fight for what is right and needed for Louisiana, and we'll do that everyday."

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