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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

April 27, 2015 In The News

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - 150 soldiers with the 528th Battalion are home once again, after being deployed to Kuwait for engineering duties.

Congressman Ralph Abraham made an appearance as a veteran in support of the National Guard's service overseas.

April 26, 2015 In The News

Republican freshman Ralph Abraham represents the largest row crop district in America, Louisiana's 5th Congressional District. In this edition of Meet the Lawmaker, Abraham tells Agri-Pulse why he ran for Congress and what he hopes to accomplish on the House Agriculture and Veterans' Affairs committees.

April 23, 2015 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham is co-sponsoring legislation that will reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation will give the VA more flexibility to fire problem employees who are contributing to problems in the department.

April 16, 2015 In The News

Rep. Ralph Abraham grabbed his black binder Wednesday, then raced from a hearing on food stamps to another hearing on cost overruns at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Denver.

April 7, 2015 In The News

When he visited Opelousas to meet with local leaders, Rep. Ralph Abraham offered one message: I want to help.

The freshman congressman who represents Louisiana’s 5th District told Opelousas Mayor Reggie Tatum, St. Landry Parish president Bill Fontenot and the mayors of Krotz Springs and Port Barre that he is willing to help their areas with infrastructure, education and jobs.

March 27, 2015 In The News

Fifth District U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham said 40 percent of Americans and virtually all Louisianians would be forced to buy expensive federal flood insurance if an executive order from President Obama raising standards for floodplain protection remains in place.

March 27, 2015 In The News

Fifth District U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, who is also a practicing physician, was called upon to treat a medical emergency on his flight back from Washington Thursday.

Abraham, R-Alto, said a young military veteran began complaining of feeling weak on the flight from Washington to Atlanta.

“When I looked at him he was as white as a sheet,” the congressman said.

March 25, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Bowing to congressional pressure, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has agreed to change the calculation used to determine if a veterans lives far enough away from a VA health facility to qualify for federally funded private health care.

March 19, 2015 In The News

The Bastrop-Morehouse Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Congressional Update Luncheon at 12 p.m. on April 8 with Congressman Ralph Abraham as its speaker.

March 12, 2015 In The News

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Ralph Abraham has only been in congress for a couple of months and now he's back in his home district to talk about what's going on in Washington.

Thursday afternoon the Monroe Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon with Congressman Ralph Abraham as the guest speaker.