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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

February 13, 2018 In The News

Louisiana farmer Ted Schneider has been elected president of Cotton Council International, the export marketing and promotion arm of the National Cotton Council.

Louisiana farmers planted 200,000 acres of cotton last year, a 43 percent jump over 2016. 

February 12, 2018 In The News

Seventeen sailors died last summer after the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S.

February 9, 2018 In The News

Congress approved a spending bill that reopened the federal government after a brief shutdown over the night. Louisiana's delegation voted three to five against accepting the budget deal. 

February 7, 2018 In The News

Recent labeling of some "fake rice" products has led to worries about consumer confusion at the grocery store. Freezer sections often contain “riced” cauliflower or other vegetables but use none of the actual grain.

February 7, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a vote Feb. 6 in the U.S. House of Representatives to provide full funding for the military and community health centers, several members of Louisiana’s delegation to Congress released statements urging members of the Senate to pass the bill.

February 4, 2018 In The News

Over Thanksgiving break, my family, party of 13, took a trip to our nation’s capital: Washington, D.C. Weeks before departure, my grandmother had already sent out a mass email containing our itinerary, full of travel plans, meals, and tours. Upon receiving this email, I worried the trip might lack spontaneity and even be a little boring; however, I was wrong.

February 3, 2018 In The News

RAPIDES PARISH, La. Almost 6,000 community members gathered at Louisiana College Saturday to start their march for life.

The Louisiana Right to Life Federation organized the event to promote an abortion free Louisiana.

February 2, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Concerns about classified material led Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, earlier this week to caution against the release of a hotly debated Republican memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance powers.

Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, was more measured in his assessment of the memo but called its release the "appropriate" decision.

February 1, 2018 In The News

CenturyLink will create 150 new Louisiana jobs in Monroe, the company announced Thursday.

The jobs will be part of CenturyLink's new outbound sales center for its small business services and located at the company's Forsythe Avenue location.

February 1, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Republican Party chair Roger Villere believes Louisiana citizens are already living the “new American dream,” that President Trump described in his SOTU speech Tuesday night. In Washington this week for the annual winter meeting of the Republican National Committee where President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence also are speaking, Villere praised Trump’s remarks.