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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

November 10, 2015 In The News

A crisp, cool fall day on the eve of Veterans Day with the right amount of wind to keep the flags flying was the scene of a ceremony many local leaders have waited 14 years to witness.

More than 100 gathered Tuesday in Rayville to participate in grand opening ceremonies of the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, one day before the first burial will take place.

November 6, 2015 In The News
Friday night lights and football fandom, quickly turned into tragedy. 
 
That's what happened in Louisiana's backyard with the death of Franklin Parish High School football player, Tyrell Cameron. 
 
And, most recently, 17-year old Andre Smith in Illinois died from blunt-force head trauma during his high school football game. 
November 5, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Reps. Ralph Abraham and Cedric Richmond are calling for a federal study into football-related deaths in response to recent fatalities involving high-school players, including one in Louisiana.

October 28, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham said congressional leaders conducted a back-room, late-night sweep of $3 billion in crop insurance subsidy funds he called "an assault on rural America" as part of the budget bill compromise.

September 30, 2015 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday for a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, but it did so without Congressman Ralph Abraham’s vote.

Abraham, R-Alto, is among the 151 House members who opposed the measure, which received 277 votes for passage, including Democratic support.

September 14, 2015 In The News

After nearly 14 years of working to get a veterans cemetery established in northeastern Louisiana, local lawmakers, state and Rayville officials gathered Monday to view the progress and mark their calendars for a November opening.

Construction on the $7.3 million Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery near Rayville began last year. It is expected to open before Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

September 14, 2015 In The News

City and regional leaders met Monday to pray for law enforcement officers at the Monroe Police Department’s memorial to fallen officers.

“You are the ones that actually allow us to go home at night and sleep in our own beds safely,” U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham said, noting they run toward the fire and trauma that the rest of us shy away from.

September 11, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham on Friday voted against the Iran nuclear deal which he says would put Iran on a "pathway to obtaining a nuclear weapon in 10 years."

September 10, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, Thursday paid tribute to Franklin Parish football player Tyrell Cameron who died after fielding a punt during a football game last Friday. 

September 10, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham spoke on the House floor Thursday to honor Tyrell Cameron, the Franklin Parish High School football player who died from an injury suffered in Friday’s game in Winnsboro.

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