WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that Louisiana Tech University in Ruston will receive a grant for more than $1.3 million to enhance its cybersecurity programs.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
Congressman Ralph Abraham has cosponsored a bill that would build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
American farmers are not concerned about a lack of soybean storage despite slowed trade with the country’s largest customer.