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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

In The News

February 6, 2017 In The News

Barksdale Air Force Base and Fort Polk will have more protection from potential troop or mission drawdowns after 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham's latest House Armed Services Committee assignments.

Abraham, R-Alto, was assigned the following House Armed Services subcommittees: Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Seapower and Projection Forces; and Military Personnel.

February 4, 2017 In The News

Thousands of Cenla residents marched from Pineville on Saturday morning to Alexandria during the second annual Louisiana Life March Central.

February 2, 2017 In The News

The Republican-controlled Congress is scrapping an Obama regulation regarding gun ownership for some Social Security recipients. The law required extended background checks for gun purchases by some Social Security recipients with mental disabilities.

January 31, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, a veterinarian who later became a human doctor, likes to say he can treat anything on two feet or four.

On Tuesday morning, he came to the rescue of a fellow congressman's apricot toy poodle named Jolie.

January 27, 2017 In The News

I’ve spent more than 20 years practicing medicine in the delta of Northeast Louisiana. After looking into the face of poverty, I believe that every American should have access to quality health care regardless of how much money they’ve got in the bank.

January 17, 2017 In The News

Rep. Abraham's New Appointment - Congressman Ralph Abraham is humbled. The Republican representing the 5th Congressional District was recently appointed to the House Armed Services Committee-a highly coveted position.

January 11, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in leading a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump asking that the United States move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

January 6, 2017 In The News

Everything about the short-lived effort this week by some Republicans to weaken the House of Representatives' independent ethics office was wrong. The discussion and vote were taken during a private meeting Monday (Jan.

October 4, 2016 In The News

In mid-September, the LSU AgCenter estimated the flood damage experienced in Louisiana had reached some $350 million. Only two weeks later, that estimate has risen “north of $400 million,” says Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham.

With Congress out of session until after November elections where does federal disaster relief funding stand?

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