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June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the career of CenturyLink CEO Glen Post, who is retiring after leading the company for 26 years.

June 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding a $2.2 million grant to Grambling State University aimed at producing more undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

June 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the memory of Bishop T. F. Tenney.

June 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded about $6.8 million in grants for five projects across Louisiana's 5th Congressional District.

All the funds are federal grants awarded through HHS and will be used for administrative expenses.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today celebrated the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that also includes millions of dollars for projects at Barksdale Air Force Base and the Belle Chasse Naval Air Station.

May 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, applauds the Trump Administration for proposing a rule change that will help prevent any federal tax dollars from supporting abortions.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response today's vote on the Farm Bill. The House failed to pass the bill.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal and reimpose sanctions in an effort to stop the hostile nation's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight, chaired a hearing Tuesday to examine ways in which blockchain technology can be used to prevent dangerous and counterfeit goods from being shipped into the United States.
 

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.
 

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In The News

November 26, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham introduced a new bill to help farmers access a program designed to neutralize deficits caused by Chinese tariffs Monday. 

Farmers have been recently hit hard since President Trump imposed tariffs on Chinese imports.

November 26, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham filed a bill Monday to help Louisiana soybean farmers mitigate losses created by Chinese tariffs.

Thousands of acres of Louisiana soybeans were left to rot in the field because of a lack of storage and market for the crop. 

November 26, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., has introduced a bill to help the soybean farmers after losses caused by Chinese tariffs.

The Market Facilitation Program was introduced earlier this year to help soybean farmers based on their harvested acres.

November 26, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham filed a bill Monday to help Louisiana soybean farmers mitigate losses created by Chinese tariffs.

November 24, 2018 In The News

The National Flood Insurance Program has lurched along for more than a year as lawmakers on Capitol Hill have deadlocked over how to overhaul the debt-laden federal program that underwrites most of the nation’s flood coverage.

But Louisiana’s lawmakers are looking forward to January, optimistic that fresh blood on key congressional committees will crack the gridlock.

November 20, 2018 In The News

IN THE HOPPER: Key lawmakers with power over USDA and FDA spending want more information on the two agencies’ plan to divide up jurisdiction over cell-cultured meat before they’ll consider nixing a provision in an upcoming funding bill that would give USDA lead responsibility over the budding sector.

November 19, 2018 In The News

Work continues during the lame duck session of Congress on approving a new Farm Bill, but work requirements for food stamp recipients continue to be a major stumbling block. Republican Representative Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish is pushing for work or educational requirements for able-bodied adults, but Democrats want to completely rewrite the bill.

November 17, 2018 In The News

Alexandria is playing host to a large number of vets this weekend for the Disabled American Veterans Mid-Winter Conference.

The group is a nonprofit that provides lifetime support to our nation's heroes and their families. They hold two of these conferences during the year, they invite members down to make sure things continue to run smoothly down the road.

November 14, 2018 In The News

A new audit says Louisiana's health department may have paid as much as $85 million over 20 months for Medicaid enrollees who didn't qualify for coverage.

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office released the audit Tuesday.

Auditors found problems with the department's use of wage data to determine eligibility for people enrolled in Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program.

November 14, 2018 In The News

On Sept. 27, Congressman Ralph Abraham recognized members of the Kids’ Orchestra during the House of Representatives Morning Hour.

Abraham, a Republican who represents Louisiana's 5th district, spoke about the positive impact that Kids’ Orchestra has had on the children of East Baton Rouge Parish and his hope for continued growth.

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