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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


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January 11, 2016 In The News

A band of Republican lawmakers, including three from Louisiana, has revived the call this month for stricter screenings of refugees from Syria and Iraq seeking asylum in the United States. 

January 11, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC (KALB) - Congressmen Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD, (R-Lafayette) Ralph Abraham, MD, (R-Alto) and Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) joined their colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging him to hold a vote on the House-passed American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act. 

January 9, 2016 In The News
United States Congressman, Ralph Abraham, who is a volunteer for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, is helping keep a sharp eye on the Mississippi river by taking to the skies. 
January 8, 2016 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced a resolution Thursday to censure President Obama for unconstitutional executive overreach in issuing executive orders that violate American citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

January 6, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Wednesday to repeal Obamacare and to defund the abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act will also reduce the deficit by $516 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

January 6, 2016 In The News

The University of Louisiana Monroe has been recognized as a military and veteran friendly campus by the state of Louisiana.

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto., a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee and chairman of the subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, offered words of appreciation to ULM for its continued support of members of the armed forces.

December 29, 2015 In The News

5th District U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, got a bird's-eye view of the rising river Tuesday in a helicopter tour with Col. John Cross, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District.

"I'm very much concerned," Abraham said. "From what I saw today there are many camps and houses in peril on the river side of the levee."

November 17, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Louisiana Republican lawmakers joined House GOP leaders Tuesday in backing moves to suspend a program to resettle Syrian refugees in the United States, citing concerns about whether the refugees would be thoroughly vetted.


November 16, 2015 In The News

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order Monday barring more Syrian refugees from settling in the state and instructing State Police to monitor those already here in what has become a late-cycle campaign issue among the candidates hoping to replace Jindal.


November 11, 2015 In The News

Zetta Grant proudly held her late husband’s medals, including the Purple Heart, smiling as she watched 10 local veterans receive medals from U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham during a special Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday.