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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

February 7, 2018 In The News

Recent labeling of some "fake rice" products has led to worries about consumer confusion at the grocery store. Freezer sections often contain “riced” cauliflower or other vegetables but use none of the actual grain.

February 7, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a vote Feb. 6 in the U.S. House of Representatives to provide full funding for the military and community health centers, several members of Louisiana’s delegation to Congress released statements urging members of the Senate to pass the bill.

February 4, 2018 In The News

Over Thanksgiving break, my family, party of 13, took a trip to our nation’s capital: Washington, D.C. Weeks before departure, my grandmother had already sent out a mass email containing our itinerary, full of travel plans, meals, and tours. Upon receiving this email, I worried the trip might lack spontaneity and even be a little boring; however, I was wrong.

February 3, 2018 In The News

RAPIDES PARISH, La. Almost 6,000 community members gathered at Louisiana College Saturday to start their march for life.

The Louisiana Right to Life Federation organized the event to promote an abortion free Louisiana.

February 2, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Concerns about classified material led Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, earlier this week to caution against the release of a hotly debated Republican memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance powers.

Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, was more measured in his assessment of the memo but called its release the "appropriate" decision.

February 1, 2018 In The News

CenturyLink will create 150 new Louisiana jobs in Monroe, the company announced Thursday.

The jobs will be part of CenturyLink's new outbound sales center for its small business services and located at the company's Forsythe Avenue location.

February 1, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Republican Party chair Roger Villere believes Louisiana citizens are already living the “new American dream,” that President Trump described in his SOTU speech Tuesday night. In Washington this week for the annual winter meeting of the Republican National Committee where President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence also are speaking, Villere praised Trump’s remarks.

January 31, 2018 In The News

Not all lawmakers are behind Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s recent decision to overhaul the department.

January 31, 2018 In The News

No lawmakers were seriously injured, but the crash left one person dead and one person seriously injured, both of whom had been on the truck, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

January 31, 2018 In The News

Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Ralph Abraham (R-La.), and Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) have all cosponsored Rep. Bob Goodlatte's H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act. Their cosponsorships bring the total number of bill sponsors to 81.