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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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November 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Tuesday led the Louisiana Congressional delegation in a letter to President Obama supporting Gov.

September 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Wednesday to bring home half a billion dollars designated for disaster relief aid, the bulk of which will go to Louisiana to help residents recover from the devastating floods that struck the state in March and August.

September 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has secured additional funding for 22 rural hospitals throughout Louisiana after he and other members of the Louisiana delegation successfully convinced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revisit a ruling that affected these hospitals’ Medicaid reimbursement amounts.

September 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation on Monday, Sept. 19, to address the recent cybersecurity breaches of personal data of millions of Americans.

September 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement that the federal government would cover 90 percent of the public costs as a result of the August floods in southern Louisiana.

August 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, and the Louisiana Congressional delegation on Friday wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Craig Fugate asking for a cost-share reduction for state and local entities in Louisiana that are rebuilding after two floods in 2016.

August 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, announced Friday that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Alexandria International Airport (AEX) at England Airpark nearly $17 million in federal grant funds.

The total amount of $16,975,000 represents grant funding for three separate projects.

August 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that the Monroe Regional Airport will receive more than $1.8 million in grant funding from the Department of Transportation.

The total grant amount is worth  $1,822,753. The money will fund drainage improvements at the airport that are necessary to adequately handle storm water runoff.

August 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that Louisiana Tech University has received a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

July 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Disabled veterans are eligible to receive an increase in their benefits next year thanks to a bill by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, that became law over the weekend.

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In The News

June 21, 2018 In The News

The military is seeing significantly lower levels of opioid abuse and use as it installs a series of reforms in the midst of a drug epidemic that has gripped the nation, two service health officials told lawmakers.

June 20, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, has cosponsored legislation to expand Interstate 14 from Texas through central Louisiana and into Mississippi.

June 20, 2018 In The News

Louisiana's farmers and ranchers face uncertainty both at home and on a national level as more than 1,000 of them gather here for the annual Farm Bureau Convention with no Farm Bill in place and their state agriculture budget in tatters.

"This is a critical time," Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation President Ronnie Anderson said.

June 19, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Louisiana, said Tuesday that he opposes the separation of immigrant children from their parents who brought them illegally into the United States while also generally defending the Trump Administration's approach to immigration enforcement.

June 18, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Republicans in Congress largely stand behind President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration enforcement policy, even as a growing chorus of critics attack the White House’s prosecution decisions that have led to the separation of thousands of migrant families along the U.S.-Mexico border.

June 17, 2018 In The News

Thousands of acres of land are on the verge of being damaged if something isn't done to stop rising water and erosion.

So, Fifth Louisiana levee board president Reynold Minsky is pleading for help.

He called in Congressman Ralph Abraham to see the damage for himself.

June 15, 2018 In The News

Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham recently announced 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 13, 2018 In The News

The eyes of the world are on the recent meeting between President Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. US Representative Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish says he’s thankful that relations with North Korea are at a point where talking is a possibility.

June 12, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded nearly $100,000 in combined rural development grants to help Bastrop and Oak Grove purchase new police cars.

June 12, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump made history Tuesday in Singapore as the first American president to meet face-to-face with a leader of North Korea since the Kim dynasty sprouted on the peninsula roughly seven decades ago.

Conservative House Republicans were unrepentant in their praise for the president for engaging with North Korea.

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