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IN THE HOPPER: Key lawmakers with power over USDA and FDA spending want more information on the two agencies’ plan to divide up jurisdiction over cell-cultured meat before they’ll consider nixing a provision in an upcoming funding bill that would give USDA lead responsibility over the budding sector.
Work continues during the lame duck session of Congress on approving a new Farm Bill, but work requirements for food stamp recipients continue to be a major stumbling block. Republican Representative Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish is pushing for work or educational requirements for able-bodied adults, but Democrats want to completely rewrite the bill.
Alexandria is playing host to a large number of vets this weekend for the Disabled American Veterans Mid-Winter Conference.
The group is a nonprofit that provides lifetime support to our nation's heroes and their families. They hold two of these conferences during the year, they invite members down to make sure things continue to run smoothly down the road.
A new audit says Louisiana's health department may have paid as much as $85 million over 20 months for Medicaid enrollees who didn't qualify for coverage.
Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office released the audit Tuesday.
Auditors found problems with the department's use of wage data to determine eligibility for people enrolled in Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program.
On Sept. 27, Congressman Ralph Abraham recognized members of the Kids’ Orchestra during the House of Representatives Morning Hour.
Abraham, a Republican who represents Louisiana's 5th district, spoke about the positive impact that Kids’ Orchestra has had on the children of East Baton Rouge Parish and his hope for continued growth.
A Louisiana congressman is offering a one-way ticket to Iran to the head of the Nation of Islam.
U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, offered the ticket to Louis Farrakhan on Thursday.
The open anti-Semite reportedly led a "Death to America" chant and called for the death of Jewish people while speaking in Tehran, Iran earlier this week.
Congressman Ralph Abraham has cosponsored a bill that would build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Stating that “good things come to those who wait,” Calpine representatives and local government officials gathered Tuesday morning for the groundbreaking ceremony on a $260-million, 360-megawatt plant to be built in Washington Parish.
Perez Martinez left Mexico for the states 12 years ago for work. Now, he calls Monroe home. When you think of home, you think safe, but that's not how Martinez felt back in February.
"There are people out there who think we're bad because of the color of our skin. They think we're bad because we're Mexicans," Martinez said.
LaPolitics recently sat down with Congressman Ralph Abraham for a wide-ranging Q&A on the Farm Bill. Here’s what the Republican from Alto, who sits on the House Committee on Agriculture, had to say: