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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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October 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Tuesday called the announced budget deal “an assault on rural America” because of provisions within the bill that would gut the Federal Crop Insurance program.

October 16, 2015 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, issued the following statement about the resignation of Allison Hickey, the undersecretary of benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

October 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, praised the ruling from the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati today that placed on hold President Obama’s controversial Waters of the US rule (WOTUS).

October 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and Bill Cassidy, M.D. R-La., and Reps. Ralph Abraham, M.D. R-Alto, Charles Boustany, Jr., M.D., R-Lafayette, Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., and Garret Graves, R-La., offered their support to the National Guard by supplying written testimony to the National Commission on the Future of the Army in Washington on Wednesday.

October 7, 2015 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is supporting fellow Louisianan and current Majority Whip Steve Scalise for Majority Leader.

September 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against a funding bill passed by the House on Wednesday because it preserved funding for Planned Parenthood.

The House approved the funding bill, called a continuing resolution, by a vote of 277-151.

September 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Friday to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides abortion services in clinics across the nation.

September 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, that a number of Louisiana parishes have been declared natural disaster areas by the United Sates Department of Agriculture due to drought.

September 11, 2015 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against a resolution Friday that would have approved of the Iran nuclear deal.

The House rejected President Obama’s controversial agreement with the Iranian government with 269 members voting against approval, 162 voting for approval and one voting present.

August 3, 2015 Press Release

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, spoke to at-risk youth about the importance of hard work, education and leadership at Jack Hayes Elementary School in Monroe on Monday, Aug. 3.

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In The News

November 15, 2017 In The News

Veterans Day in Avoyelles is about more than flags and fireworks. It is about remembering the men and women who have fought in this nation’s wars -- and why they had to fight.

There were several Veterans Day events this past week.

November 11, 2017 In The News

With the communities help the American Legion Post 343 in Bordelonville unveiled two new veteran memorials.

One memorial around a flag pole remembers Bordelonville community members who died in WWI and WWII.

The other honors all veterans, those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice and those that continue to lay their lives on the line. 

November 11, 2017 In The News

"Isn't it great that we live in a country where we can still celebrate God and country?" said U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, during a Veterans Day program at Ben's Ford Christian School on Friday.

November 6, 2017 In The News

Five of the six members of Louisiana’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives voted Nov. 3 in favor of H.R. 3922, the Championing Healthy Kids Act, which reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and other important public health programs like Community Health Centers.

November 2, 2017 In The News

Elderly patients who access home health care services, the modern version of house calls, were near eviction before Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham and others convinced Medicare to scuttle the plan this week.

November 1, 2017 In The News

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee has amended legislation that would institute audits to track how agencies are implementing a key cybersecurity framework mandated by the Trump administration. 

November 1, 2017 In The News

Fifth District Judge Terry Doughty will face questions from members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, the first step on the road to confirmation as a federal judge.

October 27, 2017 In The News

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October 26, 2017 In The News

Members of Louisiana’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives are upbeat after Republicans narrowly adopted a budget resolution they hope cuts American’s taxes by the end of the year.

October 26, 2017 In The News

A World War II chaplain who sacrificed himself to help save soldiers on a torpedoed Japanese prison ship has been posthumously honored with two bravery medals.

U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham presented the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart to relatives of Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur at a ceremony in Opelousas, Louisiana, on October 17, the Catholic News Service reported.

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