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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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December 7, 2017 Press Release

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.

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.

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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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