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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

WATCH: President Trump addresses ongoing government shutdown

January 8, 2019
In The News

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):

10:00 p.m.

Congressman Ralph Abraham issued the following statement in response to President Trump's address to the nation regarding the urgent need for increased border security:

"President Trump is on point and on target: This is both a humanitarian and national security crisis. Women and children are being harmed and killed daily by the human traffickers. More than 90 percent of the heroin and meth comes through the southern border, and these drugs are killing 300 Americans a week. Thousands of criminals, terrorists, and gang members have been arrested, but some slip through without a wall to stop them. Republicans and President Trump want to stop the madness taking place on the border. Why won’t the Democrats help? Walls work!" Dr. Abraham said.

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