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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

February 28, 2018 In The News

After the tragic events in parkland Florida, a popular sporting goods chain says it's pulling assault rifles off the shelves.

Dick's sporting goods says they're doing this because gun violence has taken the lives of too many people and they believe it's time to do something about it.

February 28, 2018 In The News

HAMMOND, La. - On Friday, February 22, Congressmen Ralph Abraham informed senior Jude Vitrano of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School that he has been appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. 

February 28, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Louisiana’s two U.S. senators – Sens. John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy – have co-sponsored legislation honoring evangelist Billy Graham, who died Feb. 21 at the age of 99.

February 23, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday in a news release that the Vixen Water System in Caldwell Parish will receive $3.2 million in assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture for major upgrades to the system.

February 22, 2018 In The News

Allowing teachers to have guns in their classrooms?

Congressman Ralph Abraham supports it, but with the proper training.

"It's a voluntary program that if you want to go through the course of firearm safety, proficient, how to use a firearm than I'm ok with that," he said.

February 21, 2018 In The News

A Louisiana Congressman wants to get a bill passed that would help bring better roads and faster internet to rural communities.

Representative Ralph Abraham says it allows local municipalities, school boards and police jurors to get direct access to 2.1 billion dollars of the department of transportation money. The money would be given out through grants. 

February 21, 2018 In The News

Shreveport, La. - The recent budget agreement in Washington D.C increases the military's budget.

Money will go to Barksdale Air Force Base to upgrade B-52 bombers and increase the troop size at Folk Polk.

Congressman Ralph Abraham said he supports giving a 2.4-percent pay raise to troops. 

February 20, 2018 In The News

On the day when Governor John Bel Edwards took center stage at the capitol and opened the special legislative session, Congressman Ralph Abraham decided to take a swipe at him while speaking to the Baton Rouge Press club

“For me it boils down to something simple," Abraham said. "The thing that I hear more and more than anything else is a lack of trust.”

February 14, 2018 In The News

The US House of Representatives held a hearing to discuss future adaptations and how it can begin implementing the technology.

February 13, 2018 In The News

There are exceptions, of course: Louisiana congressman Ralph Abraham was a family physician, as was Tennessee congressman Scott DesJarlais. The two Democrats, Ami Bera and Raul Ruiz, both of California, are respectively a general practitioner, which sits at the bottom of the pay scale, and an emergency medicine specialist, which earns a middling salary.