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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

September 28, 2018 In The News

A three-bill legislative package known as Tax Reform 2.0 cleared the House during votes on Thursday and Friday.

Among other changes, the bills would make recently enacted tax cuts for individuals permanent, expand retirement and education accounts and create tax-advantaged Universal Savings Accounts.

September 28, 2018 In The News

Sunday marks the end of the opportunity for Congress to deliver an “on-time farm bill.” It appears politics again got in the way of legislation needed to offer certainty for farmers in a growing uneasy environment of turbulent trade relations and crashing commodity prices.

September 28, 2018 In The News

The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare and National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) commend Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) for introducing legislation in the Senate and Representatives Ralph Abraham (R-LA), Garrett Graves (R-LA), Scott DeJarlais (R-TN), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and Terri Sewell (D-AL) to introducing legislation in the Hous

September 27, 2018 In The News

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced that FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-5-LA) will be Day 1 Keynote speakers at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), taking place Oct. 16-18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

September 27, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the life and service of Ruston resident Adolf "Wes" Wesselhoeft.

September 27, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham took time on the House floor to honor Ruston resident Adolf Wesselhoeft, who is now legally blind from exposure to agent Orange from flying bombers during the Vietnam War.

September 24, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that the University of Louisiana Monroe has won a $352,500 grant to study diabetes and obesity.

The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Hospitals and is awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

September 24, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham has announced that the University of Louisiana at Monroe has won a $352,500 grant to study diabetes and obesity.

The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Hospitals and is awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

September 23, 2018 In The News

85 members of Congress have signed a joint letter urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cancel its contract with a biomedical procurement company to purchase “fetal tissue” that will be used to create mice with a human immune system in order to test drug safety and efficacy.

September 22, 2018 In The News

For Osby Bryant, $35 is a lifeline. That’s how much the federal food stamp program sends every month to the Shreveport native, who spent 43 years in prison for murder.

Now free on parole in New Orleans, the 70-year-old Bryant is slowly rebuilding his life. He works from 5 a.m. to noon every day as a carpenter while he saves money for an apartment.

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