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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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February 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A bill authored by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, unanimously passed the full House of Representatives on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

February 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation Thursday, Feb. 4, to advance sensible tax reform in an effort to stimulate agribusiness.

January 27, 2016 Press Release

ALEXANDRIA – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the following satellite office hours for Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle and Winn parishes.

January 27, 2016 Press Release

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the following satellite office hours for Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, Tensas and West Carroll parishes.

January 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, opposes the Department of Veteran Affairs’ choice to head up health care operations in Louisiana and Mississippi due to the appointee’s involvement in the ongoing scandal regarding VA wait times.

December 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by the House on Friday, Dec. 18.

The omnibus passed the House with a 316 - 113 vote. The Senate was expected to take up the bill Friday night.

November 30, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, participated in a Congressional oversight visit to Afghanistan and Kuwait during the week of Thanksgiving. He joined five other members of Congress in meetings with U.S. military commanders, American troops and Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

November 16, 2015 Press Release

For a couple years now we’ve watched as the terrorists of the Islamic State perform acts of violence against innocent people, from beheading Christians to setting prisoners of war on fire to selling women into the sex slave trade.

November 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto; Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans; and Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill.; introduced a bill Thursday, Nov. 5, that seeks to prevent deaths of high school football players.

October 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined an overwhelming majority of Republicans in electing Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as the next Speaker of the House.

Dr. Abraham joined 235 other Republicans in voting for Ryan, who garnered the support of all major Republican caucuses in Congress, including the very conservative House Freedom Caucus.

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In The News

December 14, 2017 In The News

President Trump has signed a bill that will boost Barksdale, Fort Polk and Belle Chasse in Louisiana as well as give America's military families pay raises.

The National Defense Authorization Act will give Barksdale's B-52s a modern makeover, protect Fort Polk from the base closure list and and keep Belle Chasse's F-15 fighters on guard for the Gulf Coast.

December 12, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump has signed into law the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which gives U.S. troops the largest pay raise in eight years, makes major reforms to Pentagon spending practices and increases funding for essential military readiness recovery.

December 6, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham wants any deal renegotiating management of north Louisiana's safety-net hospitals to include promises LSU will maintain its medical school in the region.

December 6, 2017 In The News

Despite widespread bipartisan support for the Children's Health Insurance Program, lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain uncertain just when and how the lapsed program might get a renewal.

December 6, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, has sent a letter to Gov. John Bel Edwards asking him to guarantee the LSU medical school in Shreveport won't be moved under a potential new partnership with Ochsner Health System.

December 6, 2017 In The News

Dogs may be considered man's best friend, but U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is gaining a reputation as dog's best friend.

The medical doctor and former veterinarian was featured on the cover of the American Kennel Club's "In Session" congressional newsletter this week.

December 6, 2017 In The News

Louisiana's governor is again affirming his commitment to keep LSU Medical School in Shreveport open.

Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards responded to a letter from U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham about the future of safety net hospitals in north Louisiana and the medical school.

December 1, 2017 In The News

An Air Force airman from Louisiana is among the heroes of an AC-130 "Spooky" gunship crew who saved a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers who were ambushed by insurgents.

November 17, 2017 In The News

An enormous rice order from Iraq this week has already boosted prices and morale for Louisiana farmers.

Iraq's 90,000 metric ton buy was the country's second order for American long grain milled rice through a new trade agreement or memorandum of understanding between the countries.

November 15, 2017 In The News

Barksdale's B-52s will get a modern makeover, Fort Polk will be protected from the base closure list and Belle Chasse's F-15 fighters will stand guard over the Gulf Coast in a bulked up defense spending bill nearing President Donald Trump's signature.

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