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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

October 4, 2017 In The News

The new $27.7 million West Feliciana Hospital officially opened its doors Monday, Oct. 2, with a new facility officials say promises to improve the quality of health care in West Feliciana Parish.

Hospital staff began the final stages at 6 a.m. Monday of moving equipment and the new Emergency Room was opened for patients at 7 a.m.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Republicans have pushed a bill through the House outlawing most late-term abortions, with Louisiana congressmen voting in support of the bill.

A Republican president is waiting in the White House to sign the bill. But the measure won't reach Donald Trump because Senate Democrats have enough votes to kill it with a filibuster - a delaying tactic that takes 60 votes to overcome.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Five of Louisiana’s six members of the U.S. House of Representatives have voted in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act, which prohibits any person from performing or attempting an abortion after the 20-week period.

October 3, 2017 In The News

Residents across the U.S. Gulf Coast and Caribbean territories hit by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria this year will get a handful of special disaster tax breaks under a bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump late last week.

September 29, 2017 In The News

Agriculture heavyweights from throughout Louisiana and beyond gathered in Rayville Friday to discuss what U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham calls a national security issue — the 2018 Farm Bill.

"Its that important," said Abraham, R-Alto. "I call agriculture America's thin green line."

September 29, 2017 In The News

Farming is one of the top economic resources for the nation and here in Louisiana, we have over 28,000 farms to help make that happen, making today's hearing pretty important.

A congressional hearing for the upcoming 2018 farm bill was held today where farmers, bankers, and governmental officials came together to voice their concerns for the upcoming farm bill.

September 28, 2017 In The News

A top-ranking Republican in Congress who nearly died in a shooting is back on Capitol Hill tonight. A divided Washington set aside differences to warmly welcome back House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Our Washington Bureau's Alana Austin has reaction from his colleagues.

Republicans and Democrats came together Thursday to celebrate the return of one of their own.

September 28, 2017 In The News

The new West Feliciana Hospital finally has an official opening date set after having some issues with Medicare paperwork.

The $27.7 million hospital will open its doors Monday, October 2.

Hospital staff began the final steps of moving equipment early Monday morning, and the new emergency room opened for patients at 7 a.m. the same day.

September 27, 2017 In The News

Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham joined hurricane hunters flying into Maria last weekend while she was a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds.

Abraham, R-Alto, who sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee that oversees the NOAA Hurricane Hunters, said the plane flew into the eye nine times.