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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Trump budget blueprint could have wide-ranging impact on Louisiana

March 16, 2017
In The News

The "budget blueprint" that President Donald Trump's administration unveiled on Thursday could have a far-reaching impact on Louisiana, and the state's leaders say they are now looking for more details about the president's spending proposal.

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, whose North Louisiana district has received several economic development boosts from the Delta Regional Authority, said he sees positives and negatives in the White House outline. Abraham, an Alto Republican who is a veteran and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has been a vocal advocate for defense spending and services for veterans.

“President Trump’s budget blueprint paves the way for truly slashing the size of the bloated federal government and finally invests in our military and veterans," he said. "We’ll need to negotiate on some areas that are important to economic development in Louisiana, but I believe the proposal is a good first step in what will be a developing negotiation process.”

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