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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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April 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, this week introduced legislation to stop international competitors, such as China, from taking advantage of inequity within the international postage rate system.
 

April 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement on the House Agriculture Committee’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.
 

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, praised the new work requirements for able-bodied adult SNAP beneficiaries that are outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill, which was introduced today (April 12).
 

April 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, wrote to US Department of Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue today urging that the USDA take all steps possible to protect farmers during the current trade negotiations between the United States and China.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in regards to his vote today against the omnibus spending bill:

March 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Louisiana cotton farmers now have access to the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program thanks to a policy change by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a change that Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has long advocated for.

February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced a bill Wednesday to provide rural communities with access to more than $2 billion in grant funding for infrastructure improvements.

February 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Oversight Subcommittee, held a hearing Wednesday to examine issues surrounding the use of blockchain technology.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in regards to his vote in support of the bipartisan budget agreement.

February 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement in regards to an impending vote this afternoon to fund Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs, or Community Health Centers).
 

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In The News

December 4, 2018 In The News

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, according to Congressman Ralph Abraham.

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December 3, 2018 In The News

In a normal year, John Good can easily handle a rainy harvest season for his 1,300 acres of soybeans in Pointe Coupee Parish.

November 28, 2018 In The News

As world leaders head to the Group of 20 talks in Argentina on Wednesday, soybean farmers are among those hoping to see some sort of trade truce struck between the U.S. and China.

November 27, 2018 In The News

Rep. Ralph Abraham, a Republican who represents most of eastern Louisiana bordering Mississippi and Arkansas, introduced a bill to adjust how USDA pays out for the Market Facilitation Program because many farmers in his state either have nowhere to take their soybeans or have not harvested them at all, Abraham stated in a news release.

November 27, 2018 In The News

A Republican lawmaker wants to change a single word in the Trump administration’s farm aid program saying some soybean growers in Louisiana cannot qualify for the payments designed to offset farmers’ losses from tariffs against China.

November 27, 2018 In The News

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.

November 27, 2018 In The News

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

November 27, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham introduced a bill that could help more soybean farmers participate in the tariff relief program.  

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November 27, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham introduced a bill that could help more soybean farmers participate in the tariff relief program.  

November 27, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham has introduced legislation to help soybean farmers better access a program designed to offset losses caused by Chinese tariffs. 

The US Department of Agriculture announced the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) earlier this year that offers payments to soybean farmers based on losses to their harvested acres incurred by Chinese tariffs.

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