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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

September 12, 2018 In The News

Congress moved a bill forward Wednesday to ban killing dogs and cats for food. 

The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 prohibits the intentional slaughtering for human consumption. Forty-four states allow it to happen, said legislators seeking to completely outlaw the practice. Only four states specifically ban it., Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Louisiana, said.

September 12, 2018 In The News

The House voted unanimously on Wednesday to ban people from slaughtering dogs or cats for food, or from being involved in any transaction related to dog or cat meat.

September 12, 2018 In The News

Members of Louisiana's Congressional delegation will hold an event Saturday in Baton Rouge for high schoolers interested in attending the nation's Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine academies.

Entrance into one of the nation's service academies requires a Congressional or service-connected nomination.

September 12, 2018 In The News

Last week, delegates from 192 countries met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss the future of the global postal network. They met in the headquarters of the African Union in a building designed, built and financed by China.

September 12, 2018 In The News

Five boys from the local Boy Scout Troop #53 received their Eagle Scout rank in a ceremony Sunday.

Joseph “Bruce” Cordill, Jesse Thomas, Jarrod Thomas Jr., Sam Broussard and Nico Broussard were presented their badges at Winnsboro First Baptist Church by Scout Master Karl Broussard.

September 10, 2018 In The News

Seafood processors, sugar cane millers and landscapers in Louisiana are worried there won't be enough visas available for the foreign seasonal laborers they need in the coming months.

September 10, 2018 In The News

Conferees on the farm bill understand the economic challenges facing farmers and want to get a farm bill done to provide certainty -- a popular word among them -- to farmers and rural America.

September 6, 2018 In The News

Congressman Neal Dunn’s (FL-02) legislation to expand veterans’ job and educational opportunities in the sciences passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Senator Dean Heller (NV) introduced companion legislation in the Senate similar to Dr. Dunn’s bill. Dr. Dunn’s bill, H.R.

September 6, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham is pushing his colleagues on the Farm Bill Conference Committee to include work requirements for food stamp recipients, the last major sticking point on passage.

September 6, 2018 In The News

West Monroe has landed a $1 million Delta Regional Authority grant to upgrade the infrastructure at its signature commercial park anchored by the Ike Hamilton Exposition Center.

"It's a huge win for West Monroe for a project that will set the stage to attract even more economic development opportunities to the park," West Monroe Mayor Staci Albritton said.

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