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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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October 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, praised the ruling from the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati today that placed on hold President Obama’s controversial Waters of the US rule (WOTUS).

October 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and Bill Cassidy, M.D. R-La., and Reps. Ralph Abraham, M.D. R-Alto, Charles Boustany, Jr., M.D., R-Lafayette, Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., and Garret Graves, R-La., offered their support to the National Guard by supplying written testimony to the National Commission on the Future of the Army in Washington on Wednesday.

October 7, 2015 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is supporting fellow Louisianan and current Majority Whip Steve Scalise for Majority Leader.

September 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against a funding bill passed by the House on Wednesday because it preserved funding for Planned Parenthood.

The House approved the funding bill, called a continuing resolution, by a vote of 277-151.

September 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Friday to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides abortion services in clinics across the nation.

September 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, that a number of Louisiana parishes have been declared natural disaster areas by the United Sates Department of Agriculture due to drought.

September 11, 2015 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against a resolution Friday that would have approved of the Iran nuclear deal.

The House rejected President Obama’s controversial agreement with the Iranian government with 269 members voting against approval, 162 voting for approval and one voting present.

August 3, 2015 Press Release

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, spoke to at-risk youth about the importance of hard work, education and leadership at Jack Hayes Elementary School in Monroe on Monday, Aug. 3.

July 30, 2015 Press Release

By Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto

 

As details about the Iranian nuclear deal emerge, it is clear to me that Congress must prevent the deal from becoming policy.

July 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, helped pass the VA Accountability Act of 2015 on Wednesday, July 29.

Dr. Abraham was an original cosponsor of the legislation authored by House Committee on Veterans Affairs chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.

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September 21, 2016 In The News

Good news is hard to come by in these days of natural disasters and government financial crises, but the Avoyelles Police Jury is going to try their best to take advantage of one of those rare tidbits.

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."

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