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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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December 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. R-Alto, today announced that nine projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $27 million in combined loans and grants from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

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November 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., has introduced legislation to help soybean farmers better access a program designed to offset losses caused by Chinese tariffs.
 

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October 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has cosponsored a bill that would build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
 

October 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today applauded President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the United Nations’ Universal Postal Union (UPU), an agreement that allowed Chinese competitors to take advantage of inequity within the international postage rate system. 

October 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that eight projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $1.12 million from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), a federal economic development entity funded and authorized by Congress.

October 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - America’s rice farmers can celebrate today after Iraq agreed to purchase a whopping 90,000 metric tons – or 200 million pounds – of rice from the United States, thanks in part to lobbying from Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and other members of Congress.
 

October 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue requesting that the USDA provide assistance to soybean farmers in finding places to store the current soybean harvest until it can be brought to market.

October 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the University of Louisiana at Monroe will receive a grant of about $123,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to help student-parents reach their goal of earning a college degree.
 

October 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and Brian Babin, R-Texas, have created a bipartisan I-14 Caucus with the goal of expanding Interstate 14 through Central Louisiana
 

September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement after the House broke for a recess before the House and Senate agreed on renewing the Farm Bill.

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In The News

January 11, 2019 In The News

Four Louisiana congressmen are joining the federal employees that are working without pay during the government shutdown as it enters its third week.

The Advocate reports Republican representatives Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves are asking that their paychecks be withheld until the government reopens.

January 11, 2019 In The News

As federal workers miss their first paycheck today, Congress is collecting the same pay they were before the shutdown began last month. The reason is simple, according to the constitution.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Four Louisiana congressmen are joining the federal employees that are working without pay during the government shutdown as it enters its third week.

The Advocate reports Republican representatives Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves are asking that their paychecks be withheld until the government reopens.

January 11, 2019 In The News

While President Donald Trump did not make a national emergency declaration over border security during his nationally televised Oval Office address Tuesday night (Jan. 8), Trump said the idea is not dead. But, members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation offered mixed views on the topic.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers weren't paid Friday because of a partial government shutdown, and at least six dozen congressmen nationwide say they won't take their pay until the shutdown is over.

January 10, 2019 In The News

You may have heard the government shutdown could affect the SNAP program, but Louisiana Representative Doctor Ralph Abraham says that people who are receiving SNAP benefits don't need to worry -- at least for now.

January 9, 2019 In The News

U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy of Louisiana said Wednesday that they had joined other Republican senators in sponsoring legislation to fully fund the southern border wall sought by President Donald Trump.

January 8, 2019 In The News

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):

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Congressman Ralph Abraham issued the following statement in response to President Trump's address to the nation regarding the urgent need for increased border security:

January 8, 2019 In The News

Those who couldn't find a seat in the packed high school stadium stood on the track Monday evening for a candlelight vigil to remember five youngsters who died Thursday in a wreck on their way to Walt Disney World.

January 7, 2019 In The News

Rice farmers and chicken producers in states like Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi are hoping a new provision in the Farm Bill will help open up new markets for them…in Cuba. The farm bill includes a provision that should allow farmers to use government subsidies to advertise their products inside Cuba. It represents the first change to the Cuba trade embargo in nearly 20 years. 

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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

June 5, 2018 Video

Bishop T.F. Tenney touched the lives of thousands of people around the globe during his 65 years in the ministry. I am proud he called Louisiana's 5th District home. He will be missed, and his family will remain in my prayers.

June 1, 2018 Video

On June 1, the Rotary Club of Monroe celebrates 100 years as an organization. Today, I spoke on the House floor to recognize their century of service to Louisiana.

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.

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