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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

September 28, 2017 In The News

A top-ranking Republican in Congress who nearly died in a shooting is back on Capitol Hill tonight. A divided Washington set aside differences to warmly welcome back House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Our Washington Bureau's Alana Austin has reaction from his colleagues.

Republicans and Democrats came together Thursday to celebrate the return of one of their own.

September 28, 2017 In The News

The new West Feliciana Hospital finally has an official opening date set after having some issues with Medicare paperwork.

The $27.7 million hospital will open its doors Monday, October 2.

Hospital staff began the final steps of moving equipment early Monday morning, and the new emergency room opened for patients at 7 a.m. the same day.

September 27, 2017 In The News

Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham joined hurricane hunters flying into Maria last weekend while she was a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds.

Abraham, R-Alto, who sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee that oversees the NOAA Hurricane Hunters, said the plane flew into the eye nine times.

September 26, 2017 In The News

Louisiana farmers and ranchers who rely on the Farm Bill as America's agriculture safety net can help shape future policy at an ag summit scheduled by the state's only member of the House Agriculture Committee.

September 25, 2017 In The News

According to our partners at The News-Star, Ralph Abraham recognized the Winnfield High School football players who recently helped a veteran.

When a 93-year-old World War II veteran who outlived his family and friends died, Winnfield High School football players stepped up to be his pall bearers.

September 25, 2017 In The News

On September 12th, Thomas Edward Hunter passed away. Hunter, 93, was a World War II veteran.

Hunter outlived all of his siblings and most family members. He also never married or had any children. Because of this, Hunter did not have anyone to be pallbearers at his funeral.

After hearing the news, six students from Winnfield stepped up.

September 25, 2017 In The News

When a 93-year-old World War II veteran who outlived his family and friends died, Winnfield High School football players stepped up to be his pall bearers.

And on Monday the players were recognized by their congressman, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, during a speech on the House floor.

September 25, 2017 In The News

One day after more than 200 NFL players protested by choosing not to stand for the national anthem, Louisiana lawmakers spoke up on the issue. 

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, a Republican from Richland Parish, tweeted that he disagreed with the players' actions on Sunday.

September 23, 2017 In The News

A Louisiana congressman is urging leaders at the Barksdale Air Force Base to reconsider a decision to hold the base's air show in alternating years, rather than annually.

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham says the air show, held at the Bossier Parish base since 1932, has helped boost public support for aviation and the U.S. Air Force and its programs.

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