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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Monday introduced the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment and Auditing Act of 2017 (HR 1224).

February 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation:

February 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced on Monday his subcommittee assignments for the House Armed Services Committee, positions that are of special importance to Louisiana’s military bases including Fort Polk and Barksdale Air Force Base.

February 4, 2017 Blog Post

Thousands of Cenla residents marched from Pineville on Saturday morning to Alexandria during the second annual Louisiana Life March Central.

February 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  A bill authored by Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., and Sam Johnson, R-Texas, to defend the Second Amendment rights of Social Security beneficiaries passed the U.S. House of Representatives today, Feb. 2.

January 29, 2017 Press Release

I’ve spent more than 20 years practicing medicine in the delta of Northeast Louisiana. After looking into the face of poverty, I believe that every American should have access to quality health care regardless of how much money they’ve got in the bank.

January 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of the FY17 Budget Resolution, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives 227 - 198 Friday afternoon.

The Budget Resolution provides important provisions for the budget reconciliation process, a legislative tool Congress will use to repeal Obamacare.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in leading a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump asking that the United States move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

January 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been promoted to serve on the coveted House Armed Services Committee (HASC) during the 115th Congress.

November 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named the Richland Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Year.

Dr. Abraham, a native and current resident of Richland Parish, is a member of the chamber. He owns a farm in Alto and has previously opened a veterinary clinic in Rayville and medical clinic in Mangham.

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In The News

July 10, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham has voted in favor of a House resolution demanding that the Department of Justice comply with requests from Congress to turn over documents relating to possible abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by DOJ personnel.

July 10, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court has drawn praise from Louisiana’s delegation to Congress and pro-life and religious liberty advocates.

July 10, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Congressman, Ralph Abraham, has announced that the Lake Providence Port will receive $800,000 for dredging, which will keep it open for commerce and provide flood control benefits.

July 9, 2018 In The News

Trade regulations imposed by President Donald Trump's administration, which levy a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports to the United States quietly went into effect at midnight Friday.

Chinese authorities quickly retaliated with equivalent tariffs on $34 billion worth of imported U.S. goods

June 28, 2018 In The News

The sun isn't the only thing that has some farmers heated this summer.

Edward Greer is a soybean farmer and has been for years. He has 2,000 acres of crops across Richland Parish. He said the business isn't an easy one.

Congressman Ralph Abraham sits on the House Agriculture Committee.

June 28, 2018 In The News

Washington is nervous about cellphone spying. There’s no doubt about that. 

The problem is, no one knows quite what to do about it. 

June 27, 2018 In The News

The GOP immigration bill that failed Wednesday (June 27) in the U.S. House won support from two of Louisiana's six representatives: Republicans Steve Scalise of Old Jefferson and Clay Higgins of Port Barre. The others voted against it, but for different reasons.

Here's what Louisiana's delegation had to say:

Ralph Abraham, 5th District:

June 27, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is calling on Congress to censure Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for urging her supporters to confront and harass members of the Trump administration.

June 26, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and members of the state's Republican congressional delegation said the Supreme Court's narrow decision to uphold President Trump's travel ban will make America safer.

The travel ban prohibits previously legal immigration and travel.

June 21, 2018 In The News

It was a squeaker, but the U.S. House passed its version of the Farm Bill Thursday on a 213-211 vote.

The timing was perfect in Louisiana, where the Farm Bureau Federation is hosting the largest annual gathering for producers in the state here at its annual convention.

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