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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

February 23, 2019 In The News

A doctor with a questionable past is reportedly aborting babies at two Louisiana clinics, one in New Orleans and the other in Baton Rouge. According to Louisiana Right to Life, Dr. Kevin Govan Work is working at the clinics as a solo practitioner, which the group says is a violation of his probation.

February 16, 2019 In The News

Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham isn't going to wait for the deadly, so-called “zombie” deer disease to spread to his home state of Louisiana before taking action.

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February 16, 2019 In The News

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, of Jefferson Parish, applauded President Donald Trump for signing the new funding bill that averts a second government shutdown in as many months.

February 15, 2019 In The News

The bulk of Louisiana’s congressional delegation stands behind President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration in order to build and expand barriers at the U.S-Mexico border. The president made the declaration official Friday (Feb. 15).

February 15, 2019 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., reintroduced legislation to help soybean farmers better access a program designed to offset losses caused by Chinese tariffs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) last year that offers payments to farmers based on losses incurred by Chinese tariffs.

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February 15, 2019 In The News

President Donald Trump doesn't plan to raid Louisiana's $1.4 billion in disaster flood funding to build a border wall under his national emergency declaration, easing concerns of GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy.

President Trump made the declaration Friday, bypassing Congress to secure almost $7 billion to build the wall on the U.S. southern border through executive action.

February 15, 2019 In The News

Hard-fought legislation that gives President Donald Trump 55 additional miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border - short of what he requested - is on the way to his desk after a bipartisan House vote.

The bill also closes a chapter by preventing a second government shutdown at midnight Friday and by providing $333 billion to finance several Cabinet agencies through September.

February 15, 2019 In The News

The Digital Age demands a workforce capable of defending us from modern threats. Americans today face cyber threats not only from hostile foreign nationals, but also from hackers, child pornographers, spies and thieves invading our homes and businesses through our computers.

February 14, 2019 In The News

Louisiana lawmakers are voicing their opinion on the funding bill now headed to the president’s desk to be signed after a vote on Thursday.

Clay Higgins, Ralph Abraham, and Mike Johnson all say the spending bill falls short of what was promised. They also say the time given to review that bill was insufficient to make voting ‘yes’ possible.

February 14, 2019 In The News

Hard-fought legislation that gives President Donald Trump 55 additional miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border - short of what he requested - is on the way to his desk after a bipartisan House vote.

The bill also closes a chapter by preventing a second government shutdown at midnight Friday and by providing $333 billion to finance several Cabinet agencies through September.

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