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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

April 13, 2018 In The News

The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump spoke from the White House.

April 13, 2018 In The News

The proposed Federal Farm bill working its way through Congress contains work requirements for able-bodied 18- to 59-year-olds who receive SNAP benefits. A beneficiary would have to work or be enrolled in a work training program at least 20 hours a week. 

April 12, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham has praised the new work requirements for able-bodied adult SNAP beneficiaries that are outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill introduced on Thursday.

April 12, 2018 In The News

American universities are espionage havens as research and innovative technology secrets are being pilfered and taken home to governments hostile to the U.S. at an alarming rate, according to expert testimony at the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees on Wednesday.

April 11, 2018 In The News

The widely blasted Margin Protection Program has been reworked with new provisions that have drawn mixed reactions from farmers and lawmakers.

April 11, 2018 In The News

The attendees of the Amite Chamber Special Meeting held at the Florida Parishes Arena Event Center on Tuesday, April 3 were treated to a special guest. Congressman Ralph Abraham M.D., U.S. House of Representatives 5th District, was the featured speaker.

Congressman Abraham was recently in town for the Oyster Festival and thanked everyone for their hospitality.

April 10, 2018 In The News

During an April 9 morning meeting and luncheon at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Horseshoe Drive, U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham and evangelist Rick Gage shared inspiring words with 33 local pastors and other leaders gathered to get some political insights from Washington, D.C.

April 6, 2018 In The News

An escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China could in a worst-case scenario disrupt up to $9 billion in commerce between Louisiana and the Asian nation, depending on products targeted as the two countries exchanged tariff threats this week. 

April 4, 2018 In The News

When Rep. Ralph Abraham took the podium at the Florida Parishes Arena Tuesday, members of the Amite Chamber of Commerce were all ears, especially when the congressman brought up his plan for a more secure future for the dairy farms still left in Tangipahoa Parish.

April 3, 2018 In The News

Greta Jones of Monroe, who was a Republican activist in Louisiana before it was in fashion, died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer. She was 78.

Jones met Republican standard bearer Ronald Reagan multiple times and was an adviser to other high-profile Republicans like former Gov. Bobby Jindal and a string of 5th District Republican congressmen.