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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

January 30, 2016 In The News

 At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, the usual traffic march in Downtown Alexandria was at a stand-still. There wasn’t a parade like the night before, but still the streets were blocked off just the same. 
The reason: thousands of people marching down Main Street in Pineville with voices united for those they say will never get the right to speak. 

January 30, 2016 In The News

Around 1,200 people paraded from Louisiana College in Pineville Saturday morning to downtown Alexandria during the first Louisiana Life March for the two cities.

Participants called it a peaceful protest of the "most common medical procedure performed in America" — abortion.

January 19, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Louisiana has joined other Gulf Coast lawmakers in urging federal officials to remove the new director of the South Central VA Health Care Network, which serves veterans in Louisiana and Mississippi.

January 19, 2016 In The News

 Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham has joined other Gulf Coast lawmakers in urging federal officials to remove the new director of the South Central VA Health Care Network, which serves veterans in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Abraham, a Republican, and other congressional lawmakers from the region oppose the Department of Veteran Affairs’ decision to transfer Skye McDougall to the post.

January 19, 2016 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, opposes the Department of Veteran Affairs’ choice to head up health care operations in Louisiana and Mississippi due to the appointee’s involvement in the ongoing scandal regarding VA wait times.

January 19, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, is none too pleased with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' choice to head its health care operations in Mississippi and Louisiana.

January 12, 2016 In The News

President Barack Obama came full circle Tuesday evening (Jan. 12).

Several of Louisiana's elected officials, however, noticed common themes from past speeches and dismissed Obama's talking points as nothing new from a lame duck president. 

Overall, U.S. Rep Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, called Obama's speech "hollow words" in a statement.

January 12, 2016 In The News

Just how big is agriculture in northeastern Louisiana?

A Rayville-area couple who farm about 2,300 acres of soybeans and corn, Dustin and Ashley Morris, were recognized as one of the top four young farming families in the nation at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Orlando, Florida.

January 12, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — Despite a pitch from Veterans Affairs' Secretary Robert McDonald Tuesday, Mississippi lawmakers still oppose a plan to name Skye McDougall head of the South Central VA Health Care Network, which includes Louisiana and Mississippi.

January 11, 2016 In The News

A band of Republican lawmakers, including three from Louisiana, has revived the call this month for stricter screenings of refugees from Syria and Iraq seeking asylum in the United States. 

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