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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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June 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been appointed to serve on a third committee, a sign that leaders in the capital recognize the contributions he can make to our nation.

June 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Business and agriculture leaders throughout Louisiana praised Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, for voting in favor of Trade Promotion Authority on Friday.

June 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement regarding the Army’s decision to allow Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

May 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has successfully intervened on behalf of the Richardson Medical Center in Rayville with the federal government to keep the hospital from closing.

 

May 21, 2015 Press Release

A group of young farmers and ranchers from various places throughout Louisiana visited my office in March to make sure I knew the issues they face daily as they set about running their farms and ranches.

May 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, passed an amendment to the energy and water development appropriations bill around midnight Friday that defunds the President’s executive order that changed the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.

April 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) chairman Congressman Jeff Miller as an original co-sponsor on legislation that will make major strides in reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs.

April 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the office schedule for his Southeast Louisiana field director, Malone Williams, on Thursday, April 16.

The schedule is in effect now. It will be posted on Dr. Abraham’s website, abraham.house.gov.

March 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted this week to save Medicare from going bankrupt, a move that will protect seniors’ access to health care.

March 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, applauded the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to amend the 40-mile rule in the Veterans Choice Program, but he says more work needs to be done to ensure America’s heroes have better access to the care they need.

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In The News

September 16, 2016 In The News

While the latest Louisiana floods have abated, the hard work of harvest and cleaning up still have to be done. Also part of the aftermath: state officials and lawmakers bringing home the best federal assistance package possible.

September 13, 2016 In The News

Recovering from not just one flood, but two. Louisiana is still reeling. Lawmakers say these flood events may as well have been overlapping. One local congressman wants the Federal government to take on more of the cost from the March flood that affected thousands.

September 13, 2016 In The News

Agriculture losses from the March and August floods totaled almost $367 million, according to an analysis by the LSU AgCenter, threatening the future of some of Louisiana's farmers.

September 12, 2016 In The News

Louisiana's congressional delegation and Gov.

September 7, 2016 In The News

A newer sweet potato variety has finally overtaken a tried-and-true industry standard in terms of acreage grown in Louisiana, producers heard at the LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station field day in Chase on Aug. 31.

August 27, 2016 In The News

Louisiana's congressional delegation has joined Gov. John Bel Edwards in asking for the federal government to take on a bigger share of the cost for flood response and recovery for both the August disaster in southern Louisiana and the March deluge in northern, central and southern Louisiana.

August 19, 2016 In The News

BATON ROUGE, LA. (KNOE 8 News) - flight for hope. Today, Congressman Ralph Abraham, and Pilots for Patients, woke up early to pack donations, and take off. Their destination - Baton Rouge.

July 11, 2016 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham is trying again through legislation to block a 2015 executive order from President Obama that Abraham believes would force millions of Americans to buy expensive federal flood insurance.

June 20, 2016 In The News

"The VA system is broken," said Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto. "There are some successes, but stories like the ones we heard today far overshadow those. Unfortunately, it's not just here in Alexandria, it's all over the nation."

June 2, 2016 In The News

Keith Biedenharn can't hide his enthusiasm about an upcoming renovation to the Monroe Coca-Cola Bottling Co. building.

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