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The GOP immigration bill that failed Wednesday (June 27) in the U.S. House won support from two of Louisiana's six representatives: Republicans Steve Scalise of Old Jefferson and Clay Higgins of Port Barre. The others voted against it, but for different reasons.
Here's what Louisiana's delegation had to say:
Ralph Abraham, 5th District:
Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is calling on Congress to censure Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for urging her supporters to confront and harass members of the Trump administration.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and members of the state's Republican congressional delegation said the Supreme Court's narrow decision to uphold President Trump's travel ban will make America safer.
The travel ban prohibits previously legal immigration and travel.
It was a squeaker, but the U.S. House passed its version of the Farm Bill Thursday on a 213-211 vote.
The timing was perfect in Louisiana, where the Farm Bureau Federation is hosting the largest annual gathering for producers in the state here at its annual convention.
The military is seeing significantly lower levels of opioid abuse and use as it installs a series of reforms in the midst of a drug epidemic that has gripped the nation, two service health officials told lawmakers.
Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, has cosponsored legislation to expand Interstate 14 from Texas through central Louisiana and into Mississippi.
Louisiana's farmers and ranchers face uncertainty both at home and on a national level as more than 1,000 of them gather here for the annual Farm Bureau Convention with no Farm Bill in place and their state agriculture budget in tatters.
"This is a critical time," Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation President Ronnie Anderson said.
U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Louisiana, said Tuesday that he opposes the separation of immigrant children from their parents who brought them illegally into the United States while also generally defending the Trump Administration's approach to immigration enforcement.
Louisiana Republicans in Congress largely stand behind President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration enforcement policy, even as a growing chorus of critics attack the White House’s prosecution decisions that have led to the separation of thousands of migrant families along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Thousands of acres of land are on the verge of being damaged if something isn't done to stop rising water and erosion.
So, Fifth Louisiana levee board president Reynold Minsky is pleading for help.
He called in Congressman Ralph Abraham to see the damage for himself.