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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

August 9, 2018 In The News

Louisiana's newest federal judge was formally seated on the U.S. District Court bench Thursday, although he's been on the job five months.

"We've already closed out 165 cases," said Terry Doughty, laughing, during a standing-room only ceremony at the federal courthouse in Monroe, where he will serve on the Western District of Louisiana.

August 9, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced on Thursday nearly $400,000 in grant funding from the US Department of Agriculture for education and workforce development projects across Northeast and Central Louisiana.

August 7, 2018 In The News

Groups on both sides of the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census have until 11:59 p.m. EDT Tuesday to share comments with the federal agency.

The debate over adding the question has stirred protests and letter-writing campaigns. It has also been the subject of congressional hearings, legislation and lawsuits.

August 3, 2018 In The News

Representatives Ralph Abraham, M.D, and Mike Johnson are two co-sponsors of H.R. 6633, the Turkey International Financial Institutions Act, that directs U.S. representatives at international financial institutions to oppose loans to Turkey, pending the release of U.S. citizens and consular staff.

August 2, 2018 In The News

House and Senate are at work in D.C., so staffers are taking most of the questions back in the district. 

Members of Monroe's Rotary Club want to know where a deal stands on a new farm bill. 

Representative Ralph Abraham is one of the negotiators working on the bill.

His chief of staff spoke to the Rotary Club and expects the work to begin quickly. 

August 1, 2018 In The News

National Right to Life has endorsed Congressman Ralph Abraham for re-election.

Abraham has been a consistent pro-life advocate in Congress and has a perfect voting record on pro-life issues.

July 30, 2018 In The News

All seven Louisiana Republican Congressmen joined an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court on Friday (July 27) to prevent removal of a 40-foot-tall memorial cross in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The Bladensburg peace cross was erected in 1925 to honor 49 local men who died in World War 1.

July 28, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, voted Thursday for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee report, the final step before the defense spending bill can go to the president. It passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support on a 359-54 vote.

July 27, 2018 In The News

All seven Louisiana Republicans in Congress joined a GOP petition asking the Supreme Court on Friday (July 27) to prevent removal of a 40-foot-tall World War I memorial cross in suburban Washington D.C. The Bladensburg peace cross was erected in 1925, at what is now a busy intersection in Prince George's County, Md., to honor 49 local men who died in the war.

July 27, 2018 In The News

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-WI, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, July 18, named the House conferees on the farm bill.