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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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April 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the office schedule for his Southeast Louisiana field director, Malone Williams, on Thursday, April 16.

The schedule is in effect now. It will be posted on Dr. Abraham’s website, abraham.house.gov.

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.

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In The News

February 4, 2016 In The News

Congress is looking into why veterans are being denied a cure for a deadly form of hepatitis.

In a CBS News investigation, we told you the cure was developed by a doctor working for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The doctor got rich, but at $1,000 a pill, the VA can’t afford it.

January 30, 2016 In The News

 At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, the usual traffic march in Downtown Alexandria was at a stand-still. There wasn’t a parade like the night before, but still the streets were blocked off just the same. 
The reason: thousands of people marching down Main Street in Pineville with voices united for those they say will never get the right to speak. 

January 30, 2016 In The News

Around 1,200 people paraded from Louisiana College in Pineville Saturday morning to downtown Alexandria during the first Louisiana Life March for the two cities.

Participants called it a peaceful protest of the "most common medical procedure performed in America" — abortion.

January 19, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Louisiana has joined other Gulf Coast lawmakers in urging federal officials to remove the new director of the South Central VA Health Care Network, which serves veterans in Louisiana and Mississippi.

January 19, 2016 In The News

 Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham has joined other Gulf Coast lawmakers in urging federal officials to remove the new director of the South Central VA Health Care Network, which serves veterans in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Abraham, a Republican, and other congressional lawmakers from the region oppose the Department of Veteran Affairs’ decision to transfer Skye McDougall to the post.

January 19, 2016 In The News

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.

January 19, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, is none too pleased with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' choice to head its health care operations in Mississippi and Louisiana.

January 12, 2016 In The News

President Barack Obama came full circle Tuesday evening (Jan. 12).

Several of Louisiana's elected officials, however, noticed common themes from past speeches and dismissed Obama's talking points as nothing new from a lame duck president. 

Overall, U.S. Rep Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, called Obama's speech "hollow words" in a statement.

January 12, 2016 In The News

Just how big is agriculture in northeastern Louisiana?

A Rayville-area couple who farm about 2,300 acres of soybeans and corn, Dustin and Ashley Morris, were recognized as one of the top four young farming families in the nation at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Orlando, Florida.

January 12, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — Despite a pitch from Veterans Affairs' Secretary Robert McDonald Tuesday, Mississippi lawmakers still oppose a plan to name Skye McDougall head of the South Central VA Health Care Network, which includes Louisiana and Mississippi.

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