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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham statement on vote for Paul Ryan

October 29, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined an overwhelming majority of Republicans in electing Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as the next Speaker of the House.

Dr. Abraham joined 235 other Republicans in voting for Ryan, who garnered the support of all major Republican caucuses in Congress, including the very conservative House Freedom Caucus.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., finished in second place with 184 votes. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., finished a very distant third place after getting only nine votes.

“Paul Ryan and I share a vision for America where working people are able to provide for their families if the government would stop burdening them with taxes, regulations and wasteful spending. Speaker Ryan is a proven leader who can unite our party and help us realize our shared priorities of strengthening the middle class, providing opportunities and growing our economy. I congratulate him on his election and look forward to working with him in the days to come,” Dr. Abraham said.