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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

September 21, 2018 In The News

The Farm Bill will soon expire on September 30, and now congressional leaders are continuing closed-door negotiations before a vote is expected.

The bill will modify agriculture and nutrition policies, including those in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more commonly known as food stamps. Beneficiaries would face new work requirements under the proposed bill.

September 20, 2018 In The News

With Russian aircraft being shot down by Syrian fighter jets, who thought they were firing on Israeli fighter bomber, what are our military leaders contemplating?  In today’s DC Current, brought to you by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham, a member of the Armed Services Committee, shared his thoughts on this latest twist in

September 20, 2018 In The News

Staff for U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), will host Service Academy Day Saturday, September 22, in Bossier City for high school students interested in seeking an appointment to the Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine Academy.

September 18, 2018 In The News

Firefighters from all over the parish gathered in Alexandria on Saturday morning for Firefighter Appreciation Day.

September 18, 2018 In The News

The Delhi Fire Department received a total of two grants worth $ 219,572 as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

September 18, 2018 In The News

The 44th annual Francis Thompson Legislative Dove Hunt drew record crowds this year.

The annual hunt, which is the longest running legislative hunt in the state of Louisiana, began Aug. 31 with a reception in Monroe at Vantage Tower Ballroom.  

September 17, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced at the West Carroll Parish Law Enforcement District will receive nearly $53,000 in federal funds to buy two fully-equipped police vehicles.

September 17, 2018 In The News

It's a win for the waterways. Congress is awarding money to four projects on the water, including the Port of Lake Providence.

Farmers are the backbone of the Delta, and the Port of Lake Providence is the largest inland port on the Mississippi River. Last week, U.S. Congress allocated $1.315 million for dredging. 

September 17, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, R-La., announced Monday that the town of Franklinton will receive $75,000 in federal funds to purchase two new police vehicles and equipment.

The grant comes from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Community Facilities Grant Program. The grant will cover the total cost of the purchase.

September 13, 2018 In The News

Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi would all get a significantly larger share of Federal offshore energy revenue from the Gulf of Mexico under a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, that was approved by the U.S.