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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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September 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that law enforcement agencies in West Carroll and Washington Parishes will receive $128,000 to purchase new police cars.

 Both grants come from the US Department of Agriculture’s Community Facilities Grant Program.

September 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that the airports in Ruston and West Carroll Parish will benefit from more than $300,000 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.
 

September 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, doubled down on his support for reforming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during a hearing of Farm Bill Conference Committee members today on Capitol Hill.

August 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to news of progress toward a new trade agreement between the United States and Mexico.

August 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the Winnsboro airport will receive more than $194,000 from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport enhancements.

August 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the University of Louisiana at Monroe is receiving a nearly $275,000 federal grant to buy new weather satellite equipment.

August 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Iraq has agreed to purchase 15,000 metric tons of rice from the United States in a new deal that will benefit American rice producers.

Iraq recently concluded a 30,000 metric ton rice tender. The United States will provide half of that rice while Uruguay will provide the other half. 

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August 9, 2018 Press Release

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

July 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, is an original cosponsor on a bill to sanction Turkey unless its government releases Pastor Andrew Brunson and other American citizens.
 

July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted today 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.

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In The News

October 2, 2018 In The News

The 2014 farm bill expired Sunday, ending dozens of programs and putting others in a holding pattern until four key lawmakers either produce a replacement bill or seek some form of extension of the now defunct law.

October 1, 2018 In The News

Nine congressmen have formed a caucus was formed on Capitol Hill to work on extending Interstate 14 from Texas through central Louisiana and Mississippi, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham announced Monday.

October 1, 2018 In The News

As the House went into recess Friday until after the election and the 2014 farm bill expired at midnight Sunday, Rep.

September 30, 2018 In The News

The House broke for its recess Friday afternoon before the House and Senate agreed on renewing the farm bill, leaving the bill to expire. House agricultural leaders pointed blame at the Senate, as it now appears that a bill may have to wait to get finalized until after this fall’s elections during the lame-duck session.

September 30, 2018 In The News

Ralph Abraham, a Louisiana congressman, announced the second grant given to ULM in a two-month period on Monday.
The grant of $352,500 will be used by the university to study diabetes and obesity.

Previously Abraham announced a $275,000 grant for the Atmospheric Sciences research program.

September 30, 2018 In The News

Industry-backed legislative efforts to take the teeth out of proposed home health payment reform are gaining ground on Capitol Hill.

September 30, 2018 In The News

The strained farm bill negotiations have erupted in partisan bickering amid darkening prospects for reaching an agreement by the end of the year to replace the 2014 law that expired Sunday.

September 28, 2018 In The News

A student protest at Block High School has sparked action from community officials.

NBC 10/FOX 14 has learned that parents and concerned residents have formed a committee to address issues the students have raised.

Issues like lack of supplies, poor facilities, and a need for more certified teachers. 

September 28, 2018 In The News

U.S. Reps. Brian Babin (TX-36), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Ralph Abraham (LA-5) today announced the creation of the bipartisan Congressional I-14 Caucus. The caucus will advance the goals of Rep. Babin’s H.R.

September 28, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham took time on the House floor to honor Ruston resident Adolf Wesselhoeft, who is now legally blind from exposure to agent Orange from flying bombers during the Vietnam War.

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Photo Galleries

March 10, 2015 Photo Gallery

Congressman Ralph Abraham spent the day with community leaders and citizens in Bogalusa and Franklinton in Washington Parish on March 10, 2015.

February 14, 2015 Photo Gallery

Congressman Ralph Abraham attended the Alexandria Children's Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Following the parade, Dr. Abraham joined Alexandria community leaders in honoring the parade's special guest, Gegor Trumel, the counsul general of France in New Orleans.

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Videos

April 10, 2018 Video

On Tuesday, I recognized the incredible work that the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge is doing for our young people. They're changing lives and making our state a better place.

March 13, 2018 Video
Grady Bubber Brown served our nation in the military and opened a NELA institution, Panola Pepper Corp.

 

 

January 19, 2018 Video

This week I spoke on the House floor in support of the Pro-Life movement to end abortions in America.

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