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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

July 30, 2018 In The News

All seven Louisiana Republican Congressmen joined an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court on Friday (July 27) to prevent removal of a 40-foot-tall memorial cross in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The Bladensburg peace cross was erected in 1925 to honor 49 local men who died in World War 1.

July 28, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, voted Thursday for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee report, the final step before the defense spending bill can go to the president. It passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support on a 359-54 vote.

July 27, 2018 In The News

All seven Louisiana Republicans in Congress joined a GOP petition asking the Supreme Court on Friday (July 27) to prevent removal of a 40-foot-tall World War I memorial cross in suburban Washington D.C. The Bladensburg peace cross was erected in 1925, at what is now a busy intersection in Prince George's County, Md., to honor 49 local men who died in the war.

July 27, 2018 In The News

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-WI, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, July 18, named the House conferees on the farm bill.

July 26, 2018 In The News

The U.S. House has passed the National Defense Authorization Act which provides the largest pay raise for troops in nine years. Congressman Ralph Abraham says the pay raises doesn’t just help soldiers, but communities that house military bases too.

July 26, 2018 In The News

Planned improvements to Barksdale Air Force Base got a big boost Thursday when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a defense spending bill that sets aside money for major repairs.

July 26, 2018 In The News

Barksdale Air Force Base is among the big winners after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the defense spending bill.

Included in the defense spending bill is $12.25 million for a new entrance and gate complex at Barksdale Air Force Base.

July 25, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Farm Bureau President Ronnie Anderson bristled when he heard some lawmakers refer to a plan to make $12 billion available to farmers hurt by President Donald Trump's trade war tariffs as welfare for farmers.

"When they say that, I don't think they fully understand that food security is national security," Anderson said.

July 23, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, wants to stop a disease impacting deer, moose, and elk populations. 

July 23, 2018 In The News

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Michael Conaway (R-Texas), and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) recently introduced the bipartisan AG and Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 6417).

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