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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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December 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today sent a letter to Gov. Edwards and LSU Board of Supervisors Chairman Stephen Perry urging them to add protections for Shreveport’s medical school in any contracts approved for a new hospital management company.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted to reform the tax code to give working class families a tax cut and create a more competitive tax environment for American businesses. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed the House on Thursday. Dr. Abraham's statement is as follows:

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The measure passed the House on Tuesday. His statement is as follows:

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of agreeing to the conference committee report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets approved spending levels for the military and national defense. The measure passed the House on Tuesday.

November 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that five parishes within the 5th Congressional District have received natural disaster designations from the US Department of Agriculture, meaning that farmers are eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Friday to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers (CHC).

HR 3922, the Championing Health Kids Act, passed the House on Friday morning. It extends funding for CHIP for five years and CHCs for two years.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Wednesday that it would not finalize a rule that would have jeopardized delivery of home health services nationwide.

October 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., and Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Ala., led a bipartisan letter of 174 members of Congress requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not final

October 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined 18 other members of Congress in calling on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees hold hearings to examine Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team’s potential conflicts of interest and political bias.

October 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will present the Distinguished Service Cross to the family of Chaplain Lt. Joseph Verbis Lafleur in a ceremony in Opelousas tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

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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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