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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

December 28, 2018 In The News

As saltwater anglers in Sportsman’s Paradise, we are blessed with abundant fisheries resources off our coast. Today, we are grateful to our members of Congress who understand the value of America’s fisheries and the public’s access to those resources.

December 23, 2018 In The News

President Trump and Congress haven’t given us many reasons to be joyful during this Christmas season, but there is one major exception worthy of note. Thanks to a rare bipartisan effort, members of Congress by overwhelming margins in the U.S. House and Senate have approved major criminal justice reform legislation.

December 20, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s delegation divided 4-2 when the U.S. House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Thursday (Dec. 20) to the First Steps criminal justice overhaul.

December 20, 2018 In The News

It took the legislative version of a Hail Mary, but Steve Gleason finally scored his Congressional Gold Medal.

December 19, 2018 In The News

Three days after a Texas judge ruled President Barack Obama’s signature federal health care law unconstitutional, state leaders are assessing their next move pending the likely appeal of the decision.

December 17, 2018 In The News

Days after fire destroyed about 75 percent of its campus, First Baptist Church of Bossier City praised God amid anticipation for "great days ahead."

December 15, 2018 In The News


When the U.S. House of Representatives gavels in for the first time next month, Louisiana's Republican members of Congress will find themselves in a long-unfamiliar position: out of power.

December 15, 2018 In The News

At a town hall in Lafayette on Thursday, former Congressman Charles Boustany outlined just how much the tariffs put in place by the Trump administration are costing Louisiana.

Boustany is a spokesperson for Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide, nonpartisan campaign. According to data the group released from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau:

December 14, 2018 In The News

Veterinarian group salutes Yoho:

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has three favorite members of the House of Representatives. That is because they are the three veterinarians serving in Congress.

December 13, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Republicans are digging in behind President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a wall along the border with Mexico as part of any deal to avoid a partial government shutdown just before Christmas.