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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

May 25, 2018 In The News

The US House of Representatives, on Thursday, approved the Defense Department budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (which starts in October).

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), as the Pentagon budget is formally known, includes $290 million in support for the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces.

May 24, 2018 In The News

Like sugar cane in the late fall, the fate of U.S. farmers facing the threat of increased sugar imports is blowing in the wind in Washington.

May 23, 2018 In The News

The Vietnam War was the first in which the United States military relied heavily on helicopters for transportation and combat. These pilots and crew members touched every aspect of efforts during the war, serving as transportation for soldiers and civilians, and providing critical battlefield support.

May 23, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham is applauding the Trump Administration for proposing a rule change that will help prevent any federal tax dollars from supporting abortions.

May 21, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-Alto) issued the following statement in response a vote May 18 on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill, failed on a 213-198 vote.

May 19, 2018 In The News

May is the month of Memorial Day and also the five-day poppy sale for Magic City Post 24 of the American Legion. The rest of the schedule is quite crowded, as well.

The poppy sale will extend from May 20-25. Legion members are asking for volunteers to help them with that task.

May 17, 2018 In The News

A Start family of a veteran is being slammed with hospital bills. Robert Bridges has been fighting for his life since the beginning of March 2018. His wife, Debbie, said she has not received any help from Veterans Affairs.

Debbie said she has reached out to Congressman Ralph Abraham's office for help.

May 17, 2018 In The News

Sugar growers scored a sweet victory on Capitol Hill over big candy and soda manufacturers on Thursday as Louisiana lawmakers and other opponents easily sent a proposal to gut sugar subsidies down to a bitter defeat.

May 16, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s ongoing budget battle received national attention last week, when the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards sent letters to thousands of elderly and disabled Medicaid recipients, warning spending cuts proposed by Republican lawmakers could result in the cancellation of critical health programs — including funding for nursing homes and long-term care.

May 9, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw Tuesday, May 8, from the Iran nuclear agreement drew praise from most members of Louisiana’s delegation to Congress who released statements, including its two members of Louisiana Baptist churches.