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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


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March 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted this week to save Medicare from going bankrupt, a move that will protect seniors’ access to health care.

March 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, applauded the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to amend the 40-mile rule in the Veterans Choice Program, but he says more work needs to be done to ensure America’s heroes have better access to the care they need.

March 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that more than $7.1 million in federal loan money had been guaranteed for the Alexandria-based business Southern Textile Services, LLC.

The guaranteed business and industry loan was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

March 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - In a speech on the House floor Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, honored the memory of four Louisiana National Guardsmen and seven Marines who died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash earlier this month.

Two of those who died, Chief Warrant Officers George Griffin and George Strother, were from Dr. Abraham's district.

February 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Republican Party has made Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, its featured member of the week.

February 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement in regards to the President’s $4 trillion proposed budget:

January 6, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by House Speaker John Boehner on January 6th, 2015.
January 6, 2015 Press Release
The 114th freshman class stands ready for the new Congress.


In The News

June 2, 2016 In The News

Keith Biedenharn can't hide his enthusiasm about an upcoming renovation to the Monroe Coca-Cola Bottling Co. building.

April 14, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., has sent a request for an adjusted planting deadline to help area farmers who lost their corn crops because of flooding.

April 12, 2016 In The News

BATON ROUGE — Fifth District U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, who returned from a trade mission to Cuba Saturday, said Louisiana farmers could experience a boon when decades-long restrictions are finally lifted.

"For us the possibilities are unlimited," said Abraham, R-Alto, who coordinated the trip with Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, and producers from both states.

April 12, 2016 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that Quitman High School senior Abbie Lawson has won the annual Congressional Art Competition for Louisiana’s 5th District.

March 28, 2016 In The News

Caldwell Parish, La. - Although it has been over a week now since major floods devastated much of Louisiana, parts of the state are still battling high water.

Congressman Ralph Abraham and the Caldwell Parish Sheriff took an aerial tour of flooding in Caldwell Parish this morning.

Although the water is receding many forests and farm land remain covered in flood waters.

March 18, 2016 In The News

 America has many enemies in this world and is threatened by rogue states, insane leaders and well-organized terrorist groups. One of its most dangerous enemies may be a Congress that lacks “the moral courage” to rein in spending and get control of a national debt that threatens to swallow more and more of the country’s resources,  U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham said.


February 17, 2016 In The News

Students talked foreign policy, national debt and the upcoming presidential election with a U.S. congressman visiting Tioga High School Wednesday.

February 17, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham made an impromptu President’s Day visit to Franklin Medical Center this week to tour the facility and address concerns over ever-changing regulations affecting the delivery of health care services.

February 8, 2016 In The News


It's been almost two years since a nationwide Department of Veterans Affairs scandal alleged veterans were put on secret waiting lists to receive care.

February 5, 2016 In The News

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