WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named the Chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to the end of the government shutdown.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the US Department of Agriculture has awarded grants in the amount of about $1 million to enhance delivery of medical services through telemedicine in 15 rural Louisiana parishes.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, spoke on the floor of the House on Friday to honor the memory of West Feliciana firefighter Russell Achord, who died this week in the line of duty.
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WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, urged members of both parties to pass a six-year authorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the program that provides medical insurance for sick, impoverished children and expecting mothers, at a press conference on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following response to President Trump's alleged vulgar statement:
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the Tensas Basin Levee District will receive about $2.4 million in federal disaster funds to make levee repairs.
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:
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The 115th Combat Support Hospital has celebrated its 100 years of service.
The soldiers set up the hospital at Camp Beauregard and recognized its greatness. The hospital was established on December 28, 1917, and is recognized as having the highest combat injury survival rate in the world.
Delta Regional Authority Chairman Chris Caldwell and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday that DRA will invest $2.6 million to enhance workforce training, help create and retain jobs and improve water and sewer service for rural families.
Congressman Ralph Abraham announced that eight projects in Louisiana’s 5th congressional district will receive more than $1.12 million from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), a federal economic development entity funded and authorized by congress.
The latest round of hurricanes is likely to prompt calls from Southern-state lawmakers to pass a disaster-relief package in Congress. Last fall, Congress approved more than $50 billion in aid for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma — about $2.3 billion of which was allocated for farmers and ranchers.
In the real-life drama that could be entitled “Soy Wars,” it is the farmers on the front line that are “taking it on the chin,” U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham said.
Abraham concedes the situation with the soybean crop is bad and likely to get worse if steps are not taken to help soybean farmers out of the current market nightmare.
Highlighting the hard-won battle over ATC privatization, technological advances now transforming business aviation, and challenges ahead, “We want to celebrate the present, but we also want to champion the future,” NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said in welcoming attendees at the General Opening Session of NBAA-BACE 2018 in Orlando.
For a while now, local business owner Mike Jenkins has made it very clear he wants Downtown Alexandria to thrive. On Monday, Jenkins announced the reopening of a post office downtown. It will be located inside the Commercial Building, one of his many properties, on the corner of Third and Johnston Streets.
Saying the regulation could cause “financial ruin” to the glider industry, several members of Congress asked the Environmental Protection Agency to push back the effective date.
LAWMAKERS WANT IN ON FARM RELIEF: With the headwinds U.S. agricultural producers are facing this year from retaliatory tariffs, low commodity prices and bad weather, there’s urgency among some lawmakers for Congress to throw farmers and ranchers a lifeline.
The University of Louisiana Monroe has received a federal grant of $122,626 from the U.S. Department of Education to help student-parents earn a college degree by providing campus-based childcare.