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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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).
 

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Tuesday afternoon for a long-term funding bill that seeks to rebuild and reinvigorate our nation's military.

January 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named the Chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight.
 

January 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to the end of the government shutdown.

January 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the US Department of Agriculture has awarded grants in the amount of about $1 million to enhance delivery of medical services through telemedicine in 15 rural Louisiana parishes.

January 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, spoke on the floor of the House on Friday to honor the memory of West Feliciana firefighter Russell Achord, who died this week in the line of duty.

To view the speech on YouTube, click here.

January 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, urged members of both parties to pass a six-year authorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the program that provides medical insurance for sick, impoverished children and expecting mothers, at a press conference on Wednesday.

January 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following response to President Trump's alleged vulgar statement:

December 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the Tensas Basin Levee District will receive about $2.4 million in federal disaster funds to make levee repairs.

December 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., 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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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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