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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Rep. Abraham secures more protection for Barksdale, Fort Polk

February 6, 2017
In The News

Barksdale Air Force Base and Fort Polk will have more protection from potential troop or mission drawdowns after 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham's latest House Armed Services Committee assignments.

Abraham, R-Alto, was assigned the following House Armed Services subcommittees: Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Seapower and Projection Forces; and Military Personnel.

The congressman, himself a veteran, lobbied hard to land a spot on Armed Services and said the subcommittee assignments will add to his influence.

“These subcommittee assignments will allow me to work directly on issues that matter most to Louisiana’s military bases and the men and women who are stationed there," said Abraham, who also noted the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in New Orleans and Belle Chasse. "Not only do our military bases play an important role in defending our nation, they are also huge economic drivers for the state.

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