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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Trump won't raid La. flood funding for now

February 15, 2019
In The News

President Donald Trump doesn't plan to raid Louisiana's $1.4 billion in disaster flood funding to build a border wall under his national emergency declaration, easing concerns of GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy.

President Trump made the declaration Friday, bypassing Congress to secure almost $7 billion to build the wall on the U.S. southern border through executive action.

In the House, Congressmen Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, Graves, Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, and Mike Johnson, R-Benton, voted against the budget bill that passed on a 300-128 vote there.

Abraham and Higgins voiced their full support of Trump's emergency declaration.

"If President Trump needs to declare a national emergency to keep out the drugs and gangs, so be it because it's pretty clear that Democrats' only goal is to score political points with their radical open-borders base, even if it means sacrificing national security," Abraham said.

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