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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

May 7, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham will chair a hearing Tuesday to examine ways to use blockchain technology to protect American consumers from dangerous and counterfeit goods from overseas.

May 6, 2018 In The News

The federal farm bill, a periodic and sprawling reauthorization of an array of government agricultural and rural development programs, is facing a growing battle on Capitol Hill over proposals to stiffen work requirements for food stamp recipients.

May 3, 2018 In The News

On May 8, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, two US House subcommittees will gather for a hearing titled Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Supply Chain Management and Combat Counterfeit Goods.

May 1, 2018 In The News

On Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham visited the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank in Monroe. He said one and every five people go hungry in the community. He said he wants to change that, especially for the little ones.

"If a child is hungry, he or she is not going to learn. You gotta have a full belly before you worry about arithmetic and English," Abraham said.

April 25, 2018 In The News

Democratic lawmakers and civil rights organizations are turning to churches, community groups and college campuses to help pressure Congress to reverse the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.

April 24, 2018 In The News

Syria has been wracked by civil war since 2011 and its president, Bashar al-Assad, pilloried by some for terrorizing his own people. More than 5.5 million have fled the country, many of them seeking asylum in the U.S.

April 21, 2018 In The News

About 80 percent of the spending from the Farm Bill is for nutrition programs, better known as SNAP. The Farm Bill, as presented to the House Agriculture Committee, includes work requirements for people who receive SNAP benefits.

Louisiana 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham is the only member of the state's delegation to sit on the committee.

April 17, 2018 In The News

With seven months until House Republicans possibly elect their next top leader, some experts and allies of Rep. Steve Scalise say he still could be a contender.

“I’ll be behind him 110 percent,’’ said Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La. “If he asks me, I’ll be leading the charge."

Abraham said that as whip Scalise has had to also lobby Democrats to pass some major bills. 

April 14, 2018 In The News

Tell the truth, which means more to you -- something you earned through hard work and effort or something you were given for little or no effort?

We believe the majority of readers would say the first option, something earned. We can think of examples at many levels.

April 14, 2018 In The News

Late Friday night into early Saturday morning, the U.S. launched an airstrike on Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack from the Syrian government on Syrian civilians.

On Saturday, Congressman Ralph Abraham and Senator John Kennedy reacted to the airstrike.