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On Monday, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham said he is offended by comments from a fellow Republican congressman from Virginia who blamed outsiders from Louisiana and other states, among them white supremacist David Duke, for violence in Charlottesville.
Barksdale's B-52s would keep flying, Fort Polk's troops would earn raises and fighter jets in Belle Chasse would remain action ready in a bulked up defense budget bill passed by the House.
Ingenuity is on display on Capitol Hill. The aerospace manufacturer Pratt and Whitney made the trip to Washington to show off the latest in aviation engineering. They say with their innovation comes thousands more jobs across the country.
“This morning President Donald Trump tweets transgender people are a burden, costing the military too much in medical expenses.
Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham agrees, saying their service affects military readiness.
“Louisiana's only member of Congress on the House Armed Services Committee supports President Trump's decision to bar transgenders from military service.
"I fully support the president's mandate 100 percent," said Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto.
Abraham said those already serving should "be transitioned out slowly" with possibly some compensation.
“Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the City of Monroe with a grant that’s anticipated to stimulate $20 million in economic development.
“King Cotton lost its crown in the new millennium, but it's staging a Louisiana comeback in 2017. Louisiana farmers have planted 200,000 acres of cotton in 2017, a 43 percent jump over last year. Though that remains a fraction of the 800,000 acres planted just over a decade ago, it almost doubles the all-time low of 115,000 acres planted in 2015.”
“The Alexandria Family Medical Center Residency welcomed a new group of graduates on Saturday evening.
The keynote speaker was Congressman Ralph Abraham. He said there's a shortage of primary care physicians in Louisiana, and he expects these graduates to be future leaders.
“While both the House and Senate have been preparing long-term FAA reauthorization bills, one key difference between them is reportedly ATC privatization. As Sen.