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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

July 26, 2018 In The News

The U.S. House has passed the National Defense Authorization Act which provides the largest pay raise for troops in nine years. Congressman Ralph Abraham says the pay raises doesn’t just help soldiers, but communities that house military bases too.

July 26, 2018 In The News

Planned improvements to Barksdale Air Force Base got a big boost Thursday when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a defense spending bill that sets aside money for major repairs.

July 26, 2018 In The News

Barksdale Air Force Base is among the big winners after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the defense spending bill.

Included in the defense spending bill is $12.25 million for a new entrance and gate complex at Barksdale Air Force Base.

July 25, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Farm Bureau President Ronnie Anderson bristled when he heard some lawmakers refer to a plan to make $12 billion available to farmers hurt by President Donald Trump's trade war tariffs as welfare for farmers.

"When they say that, I don't think they fully understand that food security is national security," Anderson said.

July 23, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, wants to stop a disease impacting deer, moose, and elk populations. 

July 23, 2018 In The News

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Michael Conaway (R-Texas), and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) recently introduced the bipartisan AG and Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 6417).

July 22, 2018 In The News

If you're paying a mortgage on a house south of Interstate10, I have some bad news for you. For that matter, if you own a business, work or play south of that line (I'm thinking hunting and fishing) the news is just as dire:

July 18, 2018 In The News

Louisiana's Republicans in Congress blamed Russia for attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections but largely avoided direct criticism of President Donald Trump for remarks made during a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

July 16, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham is trying to put an end to a deadly disease affecting deer.

Congressman Ralph Abraham introduced a bill aimed to study the way chronic wasting disease is spread in deer.

"The whitetail is really the main thing that we do," said John Cooper, a hunter.

Cooper has been a deer hunter his whole life. but now, he's having second thoughts.

July 10, 2018 In The News

With a razor-thin Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump now works to get his latest pick to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed. Federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh is meeting with members on Capitol Hill beginning Tuesday in an effort to win their votes in what's expected to be a contentious partisan battle before the 2018 midterm elections.

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