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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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July 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that the U.S. House of Representatives passed his legislation to block an executive order from the Obama Administration that could drive up the costs of building in Louisiana communities.

July 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is leading the effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to bring long overdue recognition for the heroism of Lt. Joseph Verbis Lafleur, an Army chaplain who sacrificed his life in World War II.

July 5, 2016 Press Release
 
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement in regards to FBI Director James Comey’s announcement today about former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s receipt and distribution of top secret and classified information on her private email server.
 
May 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that seven students from Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District have received appointments or invitations to attend a military service academy or preparatory school.

May 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation on Monday, May 23, that seeks to halt the Obama administration’s executive overreach regarding the transgender bathroom directive handed down to public schools.

May 13, 2016 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response the President Obama’s order mandating that all public schools allow people to use any bathroom they choose regardless of their biological gender.

April 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, continued advocating to the President and the United States Department of Agriculture for additional flood relief and assistance in the wake of historic flooding in Louisiana.

March 15, 2016 Press Release

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that President Obama has declared an 16 additional parishes federal disaster areas due to recent flooding, according to FEMA.

March 13, 2016 Press Release

 

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Sunday, March 13, that President Obama has declared a federal state of emergency for seven Louisiana parishes affected by recent flooding.

February 18, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that the National Science Foundation has awarded Louisiana Tech University a grant worth more than half a million dollars.

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In The News

January 31, 2018 In The News

Not all lawmakers are behind Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s recent decision to overhaul the department.

January 31, 2018 In The News

No lawmakers were seriously injured, but the crash left one person dead and one person seriously injured, both of whom had been on the truck, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

January 31, 2018 In The News

Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Ralph Abraham (R-La.), and Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) have all cosponsored Rep. Bob Goodlatte's H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act. Their cosponsorships bring the total number of bill sponsors to 81.

January 30, 2018 In The News

There are several evolving political storylines worth noting these days, Jeremy Alford writes in his latest column. 

January 30, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump made his first official State of the Union address to the nation Tuesday evening. 

The president spoke on the economy, immigration, trade, and infrastructure rebuilding. 

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in regards to President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

January 30, 2018 In The News

Louisiana's congressional delegation — seven Republicans and one Democrat — said little this week to suggest a bipartisan deal on immigration might be struck before Feb 8, the next deadline to extend funding for the federal government or face another shutdown.

January 25, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — A new deadline for Congress to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program looms in less than two weeks. But with a packed to-do list, most lawmakers on Capitol Hill don't expect to get very far in negotiations over the program before Feb.

January 23, 2018 In The News

Speaking not long after the announcement that a deal had been reached to end the government shutdown, Louisiana Congressmen Ralph Abraham and Bill Cassidy expressed relief and optimism that weightier issues that held up the funding bill will be resolved in the weeks to come.

December 15, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Congressmen Garret Graves (R-Capital Region) and Ralph Abraham, M.D.

December 15, 2017 In The News

Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, announced today that Louisiana Tech University in Ruston will receive a grant for more than $1.3 million to enhance its cybersecurity programs.

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