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April 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement on the House Agriculture Committee’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.
 

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, praised the new work requirements for able-bodied adult SNAP beneficiaries that are outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill, which was introduced today (April 12).
 

April 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, wrote to US Department of Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue today urging that the USDA take all steps possible to protect farmers during the current trade negotiations between the United States and China.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in regards to his vote today against the omnibus spending bill:

March 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Louisiana cotton farmers now have access to the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program thanks to a policy change by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a change that Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has long advocated for.

February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced a bill Wednesday to provide rural communities with access to more than $2 billion in grant funding for infrastructure improvements.

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.

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In The News

November 8, 2018 In The News

A Louisiana congressman is offering a one-way ticket to Iran to the head of the Nation of Islam.

U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, offered the ticket to Louis Farrakhan on Thursday.

The open anti-Semite reportedly led a "Death to America" chant and called for the death of Jewish people while speaking in Tehran, Iran earlier this week.

October 31, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham has cosponsored a bill that would build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

October 31, 2018 In The News

Stating that “good things come to those who wait,” Calpine representatives and local government officials gathered Tuesday morning for the groundbreaking ceremony on a $260-million, 360-megawatt plant to be built in Washington Parish.

October 29, 2018 In The News

Perez Martinez left Mexico for the states 12 years ago for work. Now, he calls Monroe home. When you think of home, you think safe, but that's not how Martinez felt back in February.

"There are people out there who think we're bad because of the color of our skin. They think we're bad because we're Mexicans," Martinez said.

October 26, 2018 In The News

LaPolitics recently sat down with Congressman Ralph Abraham for a wide-ranging Q&A on the Farm Bill. Here’s what the Republican from Alto, who sits on the House Committee on Agriculture, had to say:

October 23, 2018 In The News

Immigration is a hot topic as the mid-term elections inch closer.

Republicans in Congress including Congressman Ralph Abraham, who is up for re-election, believes solving that problem starts with building a wall along the U.S. Mexico border.

October 23, 2018 In The News

Crop glut with nowhere to go

Exacerbating the trade pain is a crop storage logjam in parts of the country stretching from North Dakota to Louisiana.

October 22, 2018 In The News

American farmers are not concerned about a lack of soybean storage despite slowed trade with the country’s largest customer.

October 20, 2018 In The News

With about two months until the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, legislators from both political parties are working towards a new Farm Bill.

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