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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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June 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, met with Iraqi Minister of Trade Mohammed Hashim Abdul-Majeed Jasim and Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Fareed Yasseen at his Washington office on Thursday.

Abraham and the Iraqi trade delegation discussed ways they could further enhance a trade relationship between the two countries, particularly regarding US agriculture exports.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted against advancing the National Defense Authorization Act out of committee.
 

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) today pointed to the Louisiana Medicaid program’s $400 million in savings from income eligibility checks as further evidence that more widespread checks are needed of taxpayer-funded programs.

June 10, 2019 Press Release

This column was originally published in the June issue of Louisiana Farm and Ranch Magazine.

I know the farmers reading this column don’t need me to state the obvious, but I will anyway: It’s been a tough start to this planting season.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the Alexandria International Airport will receive more than $2.5 million in federal funds for runway improvements.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against HR 6, the American Dream and Promise Act that could grant amnesty to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants.

The bill passed in the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.
 

May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and the Louisiana Congressional delegation are urging the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be prepared to aid farmers in the wake of damages from the opening of the Morganza Spillway.
 

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., and the Louisiana Congressional delegation wrote to President Trump today in support of a federal disaster declaration in response to tornados that claimed two lives and caused millions of dollars in damage across Lincoln, Union and Morehouse parishes.
 

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against HR 5, known as the Equality Act. His statement is below:

May 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced that Allison Litwin of West Monroe has won the 2019 Congressional High School Art Competition for Louisiana’s 5th District.

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In The News

March 30, 2019 In The News
House Democrats have blocked a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act 20 times now–Rep. Ralph Abraham, who is also a medical doctor, shares his reaction with us. We’re also joined by Susan B. Anthony List’s Autumn Christensen for analysis and an update on a global pro-life policy.
March 26, 2019 In The News

In effort by House Democrats to override President Donald Trump's first veto has failed. That hands him a victory because his declaration of a national emergency at the Southwest border will remain in effect.

March 21, 2019 In The News

Space Command

President Donald Trump‘s call for the establishment the Space Force as a sixth branch of the military is prompting a lobbying campaign by at least three congressional delegations and their governors to the new U.S. Space Command in their states. Colorado, Louisiana and Florida are competing for the distinction.

March 18, 2019 In The News

Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham recently sent a letter to President Trump urging him to consider Louisiana as the home for a proposed Space Force headquarters. He commended the president for his efforts to advance the U.S. Space Command, and expressed his support for additional defense funding in the president’s recent budget proposal.

March 17, 2019 In The News

As an oil executive, I appreciate the jobs that the oil & gas industry provides to our region. I also understand that we need to actively recruit all avenues of job creation for Bossier Parish. There is one such opportunity in the bid to become the home for the newest military branch, the U.S. Space Force.

March 13, 2019 In The News

Major improvements continue at the Winnsboro Municipal Airport, said Terry Shirley, airport manager.

Some $215,000 will be spent on apron and taxiway improvements. The improvements are funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

March 12, 2019 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., wrote a letter to President Donald Trump pitching Louisiana as the future headquarters for the new United States Space Command.

March 12, 2019 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana) is pushing for Louisiana to be a major part of America's future in space. Abraham's office says the congressman sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that Louisiana be home to the future headquarters of the United States Space Command.

March 12, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has an idea for President Donald Trump: Put the new Space Command in Louisiana.

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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 7, 2018 Video

Glen Post is retiring after leading CenturyLink for 26 years. He's a North Louisiana boy at heart, and his commitment to our region and Louisiana is a huge part of why CenturyLink remains headquartered in Monroe. Thanks Glen! May you have a relaxing retirement.

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