WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that five parishes within the 5th Congressional District have received natural disaster designations from the US Department of Agriculture, meaning that farmers are eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA).
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Friday to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers (CHC).
HR 3922, the Championing Health Kids Act, passed the House on Friday morning. It extends funding for CHIP for five years and CHCs for two years.
WASHINGTON - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Wednesday that it would not finalize a rule that would have jeopardized delivery of home health services nationwide.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., and Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Ala., led a bipartisan letter of 174 members of Congress requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not final
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined 18 other members of Congress in calling on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees hold hearings to examine Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team’s potential conflicts of interest and political bias.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will present the Distinguished Service Cross to the family of Chaplain Lt. Joseph Verbis Lafleur in a ceremony in Opelousas tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., voted in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks. The bill passed the House on Tuesday.
Dr. Abraham cosponsored the bill earlier this year. He is a staunch supporter of the Pro-Life movement.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., issued the following statement in regards to his vote against HR 3823, Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. The bill was defeated after failing to reach a two-thirds vote required for passage.
On changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and tax relief for disaster victims:
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., on Monday delivered a speech on the House floor recognizing six Winnfield Senior High School football players who served as pallbearers for a WWII veteran.
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An enormous rice order from Iraq this week has already boosted prices and morale for Louisiana farmers.
Iraq's 90,000 metric ton buy was the country's second order for American long grain milled rice through a new trade agreement or memorandum of understanding between the countries.
Barksdale's B-52s will get a modern makeover, Fort Polk will be protected from the base closure list and Belle Chasse's F-15 fighters will stand guard over the Gulf Coast in a bulked up defense spending bill nearing President Donald Trump's signature.
Veterans Day in Avoyelles is about more than flags and fireworks. It is about remembering the men and women who have fought in this nation’s wars -- and why they had to fight.
There were several Veterans Day events this past week.
With the communities help the American Legion Post 343 in Bordelonville unveiled two new veteran memorials.
One memorial around a flag pole remembers Bordelonville community members who died in WWI and WWII.
The other honors all veterans, those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice and those that continue to lay their lives on the line.
"Isn't it great that we live in a country where we can still celebrate God and country?" said U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, during a Veterans Day program at Ben's Ford Christian School on Friday.
Five of the six members of Louisiana’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives voted Nov. 3 in favor of H.R. 3922, the Championing Healthy Kids Act, which reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and other important public health programs like Community Health Centers.
Elderly patients who access home health care services, the modern version of house calls, were near eviction before Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham and others convinced Medicare to scuttle the plan this week.
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee has amended legislation that would institute audits to track how agencies are implementing a key cybersecurity framework mandated by the Trump administration.
Fifth District Judge Terry Doughty will face questions from members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, the first step on the road to confirmation as a federal judge.
In the ongoing crisis over indepen
Congressman Ralph Abraham spent the day with community leaders and citizens in Bogalusa and Franklinton in Washington Parish on March 10, 2015.
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.
Congressman Abraham, a pilot, is a leading voice in teh House against ATC privatization because it jeopardizes a national security and threatens rural America.
Dr. Abraham believes that the Department of Education should be abolished. Education policy should be set by local and state leaders.