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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

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.

October 27, 2017 In The News

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October 26, 2017 In The News

A World War II chaplain who sacrificed himself to help save soldiers on a torpedoed Japanese prison ship has been posthumously honored with two bravery medals.

U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham presented the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart to relatives of Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur at a ceremony in Opelousas, Louisiana, on October 17, the Catholic News Service reported.

October 26, 2017 In The News

Members of Louisiana’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives are upbeat after Republicans narrowly adopted a budget resolution they hope cuts American’s taxes by the end of the year.

October 24, 2017 In The News

Pushing back on Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian ties to President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Mangham and 18 Republican colleagues in the House are calling for congressional hearings into the special counsel's potential conflicts of interest and political bias. They say they want to bring Mueller "out of the shadows and into the public square."

October 24, 2017 In The News

On Oct. 17 in St. Landry Church before family, the local bishop, school students and local dignitaries, heroic Second World War chaplain Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur posthumously received a second Distinguished Service Medal and Purple Heart for actions on board a Japanese prisoner of war ship that cost him his life but saved scores more.