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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

March 14, 2017 In The News

Louisiana's majority-Republican congressional delegation isn't exactly embracing the U.S. House leadership's proposal to replace President Barack Obama's health care law, with most members instead offering a cautious, noncommittal response.

February 28, 2017 In The News

The sky’s the limit for Rep. Ralph Abraham.

The Louisiana Republican is a pilot, a physician, a veterinarian, and a farmer. He also helps out with the Coast Guard and wants to climb Mount Everest next year.

Abraham, 62, got his pilot’s license after he graduated from vet school in the 1980s. He uses his plane to give back to his constituents in a unique way.

February 23, 2017 In The News

Republican U.S. Reps. Mike Johnson and Ralph Abraham pledged their support to Fort Polk and Barksdale Air Force Base after making special visits to both installations this week.

Johnson, of Bossier City, and Abraham, of Alto, toured the bases and met with leadership there to discuss their priorities and needs.

February 22, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, talked about national security and reforms to health, taxes and baking Wednesday at a Monroe Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

February 22, 2017 In The News

 Trade with Cuba is a prospect that remains in limbo. With the Donald Trump Administration now in the White House, it is unclear what the future holds for the Cuba-U.S. relationship. Lawmakers in agriculture-flush Louisiana are divided on how the U.S. should proceed.

February 6, 2017 In The News

Barksdale Air Force Base and Fort Polk will have more protection from potential troop or mission drawdowns after 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham's latest House Armed Services Committee assignments.

Abraham, R-Alto, was assigned the following House Armed Services subcommittees: Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Seapower and Projection Forces; and Military Personnel.

February 4, 2017 In The News

Thousands of Cenla residents marched from Pineville on Saturday morning to Alexandria during the second annual Louisiana Life March Central.

February 2, 2017 In The News

The Republican-controlled Congress is scrapping an Obama regulation regarding gun ownership for some Social Security recipients. The law required extended background checks for gun purchases by some Social Security recipients with mental disabilities.

January 31, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, a veterinarian who later became a human doctor, likes to say he can treat anything on two feet or four.

On Tuesday morning, he came to the rescue of a fellow congressman's apricot toy poodle named Jolie.

January 27, 2017 In The News

I’ve spent more than 20 years practicing medicine in the delta of Northeast Louisiana. After looking into the face of poverty, I believe that every American should have access to quality health care regardless of how much money they’ve got in the bank.

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