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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Rep. Abraham: 'Home run' for Barksdale, Fort Polk

November 15, 2017
In The News

Barksdale's B-52s will get a modern makeover, Fort Polk will be protected from the base closure list and Belle Chasse's F-15 fighters will stand guard over the Gulf Coast in a bulked up defense spending bill nearing President Donald Trump's signature.

"This is a home run for Louisiana," said Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, the state's only member of the House Armed Services Committee.

The House approved a conference committee's version of the National Defense Authorization Act this week and the Senate is expected to quickly follow. Trump has said he will sign the bill.

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