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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

January 11, 2019 In The News

According to The Advocate, four Republican Louisiana congressman willingly delayed their paychecks to stand with the federal workers going without pay during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

The four representatives are Garret Graves of Baton Rouge, Clay Higgins of Port Barre, Mike Johnson of Bossier Parish and Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Rain devastates La. soybeans again

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The trade disputes with China are hurting Louisiana’s soybean farmers at a time when rain during harvest season has also hit them badly, a Republican congressman from the state said, asking the federal government for help.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Four Louisiana congressmen are joining the federal employees that are working without pay during the government shutdown as it enters its third week.

The Advocate reports Republican representatives Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves are asking that their paychecks be withheld until the government reopens.

January 11, 2019 In The News

As federal workers miss their first paycheck today, Congress is collecting the same pay they were before the shutdown began last month. The reason is simple, according to the constitution.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Four Louisiana congressmen are joining the federal employees that are working without pay during the government shutdown as it enters its third week.

The Advocate reports Republican representatives Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves are asking that their paychecks be withheld until the government reopens.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers weren't paid Friday because of a partial government shutdown, and at least six dozen congressmen nationwide say they won't take their pay until the shutdown is over.

January 11, 2019 In The News

While President Donald Trump did not make a national emergency declaration over border security during his nationally televised Oval Office address Tuesday night (Jan. 8), Trump said the idea is not dead. But, members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation offered mixed views on the topic.

January 10, 2019 In The News

You may have heard the government shutdown could affect the SNAP program, but Louisiana Representative Doctor Ralph Abraham says that people who are receiving SNAP benefits don't need to worry -- at least for now.

January 9, 2019 In The News

U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy of Louisiana said Wednesday that they had joined other Republican senators in sponsoring legislation to fully fund the southern border wall sought by President Donald Trump.

January 8, 2019 In The News

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):

10:00 p.m.

Congressman Ralph Abraham issued the following statement in response to President Trump's address to the nation regarding the urgent need for increased border security:

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