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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

January 8, 2019 In The News

Those who couldn't find a seat in the packed high school stadium stood on the track Monday evening for a candlelight vigil to remember five youngsters who died Thursday in a wreck on their way to Walt Disney World.

January 7, 2019 In The News

Rice farmers and chicken producers in states like Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi are hoping a new provision in the Farm Bill will help open up new markets for them…in Cuba. The farm bill includes a provision that should allow farmers to use government subsidies to advertise their products inside Cuba. It represents the first change to the Cuba trade embargo in nearly 20 years. 

January 7, 2019 In The News

Louisiana’s lineup of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives didn’t change in November’s midterms. But nearly all of them have changed offices in a literal sense.

They joined dozens of colleagues in a Capitol Hill office shuffle, trading up for the recently vacated office suites of defeated former colleagues or tossed out of prime digs by the chamber’s change of power.

January 5, 2019 In The News

How much wealth the government should redistribute has divided us as a nation.

January 5, 2019 In The News

All six of Louisiana’s U.S. representatives were reelected last fall, and all of them started new terms last week. But the House itself looks a whole lot different than it did just a month ago. 

Let’s just say that where the state’s delegation is concerned, the more things stay the same, the more they change.

December 28, 2018 In The News

As saltwater anglers in Sportsman’s Paradise, we are blessed with abundant fisheries resources off our coast. Today, we are grateful to our members of Congress who understand the value of America’s fisheries and the public’s access to those resources.

December 23, 2018 In The News

President Trump and Congress haven’t given us many reasons to be joyful during this Christmas season, but there is one major exception worthy of note. Thanks to a rare bipartisan effort, members of Congress by overwhelming margins in the U.S. House and Senate have approved major criminal justice reform legislation.

December 20, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s delegation divided 4-2 when the U.S. House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Thursday (Dec. 20) to the First Steps criminal justice overhaul.

December 20, 2018 In The News

It took the legislative version of a Hail Mary, but Steve Gleason finally scored his Congressional Gold Medal.

December 19, 2018 In The News

Three days after a Texas judge ruled President Barack Obama’s signature federal health care law unconstitutional, state leaders are assessing their next move pending the likely appeal of the decision.

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