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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

December 1, 2017 In The News

An Air Force airman from Louisiana is among the heroes of an AC-130 "Spooky" gunship crew who saved a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers who were ambushed by insurgents.

November 17, 2017 In The News

An enormous rice order from Iraq this week has already boosted prices and morale for Louisiana farmers.

Iraq's 90,000 metric ton buy was the country's second order for American long grain milled rice through a new trade agreement or memorandum of understanding between the countries.

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.

November 15, 2017 In The News

Veterans Day in Avoyelles is about more than flags and fireworks. It is about remembering the men and women who have fought in this nation’s wars -- and why they had to fight.

There were several Veterans Day events this past week.

November 11, 2017 In The News

With the communities help the American Legion Post 343 in Bordelonville unveiled two new veteran memorials.

One memorial around a flag pole remembers Bordelonville community members who died in WWI and WWII.

The other honors all veterans, those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice and those that continue to lay their lives on the line. 

November 11, 2017 In The News

"Isn't it great that we live in a country where we can still celebrate God and country?" said U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, during a Veterans Day program at Ben's Ford Christian School on Friday.

November 6, 2017 In The News

Five of the six members of Louisiana’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives voted Nov. 3 in favor of H.R. 3922, the Championing Healthy Kids Act, which reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and other important public health programs like Community Health Centers.

November 2, 2017 In The News

Elderly patients who access home health care services, the modern version of house calls, were near eviction before Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham and others convinced Medicare to scuttle the plan this week.

November 1, 2017 In The News

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee has amended legislation that would institute audits to track how agencies are implementing a key cybersecurity framework mandated by the Trump administration. 

November 1, 2017 In The News

Fifth District Judge Terry Doughty will face questions from members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, the first step on the road to confirmation as a federal judge.