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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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February 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Oversight Subcommittee, held a hearing Wednesday to examine issues surrounding the use of blockchain technology.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in regards to his vote in support of the bipartisan budget agreement.

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:

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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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