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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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August 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that the Monroe Regional Airport will receive more than $1.8 million in grant funding from the Department of Transportation.

The total grant amount is worth  $1,822,753. The money will fund drainage improvements at the airport that are necessary to adequately handle storm water runoff.

August 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that Louisiana Tech University has received a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

July 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Disabled veterans are eligible to receive an increase in their benefits next year thanks to a bill by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, that became law over the weekend.

July 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A bill by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, to provide veterans with a cost of living adjustment awaits only the President’s signature before it becomes law.

July 13, 2016 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that two important projects led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are underway in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District.

July 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that the U.S. House of Representatives passed his legislation to block an executive order from the Obama Administration that could drive up the costs of building in Louisiana communities.

July 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is leading the effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to bring long overdue recognition for the heroism of Lt. Joseph Verbis Lafleur, an Army chaplain who sacrificed his life in World War II.

July 5, 2016 Press Release
 
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement in regards to FBI Director James Comey’s announcement today about former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s receipt and distribution of top secret and classified information on her private email server.
 
May 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that seven students from Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District have received appointments or invitations to attend a military service academy or preparatory school.

May 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation on Monday, May 23, that seeks to halt the Obama administration’s executive overreach regarding the transgender bathroom directive handed down to public schools.

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September 5, 2018 In The News
A conference committee has started discussions on a new Farm Bill on Capitol Hill, with Republicans pushing for major reforms to food stamp eligibility. Congressman Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish is on the committee and he supports a work or educational requirement for an able bodied adult to be eligible for SNAP.
 
September 5, 2018 In The News

Ochsner Health System has finalized an agreement with Christus Health in Lake Charles to create a joint venture in the region, a deal that includes operations of two hospitals, a charitable foundation and other clinics and facilities.

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September 5, 2018 In The News

Conferees on the farm bill understand the economic challenges facing farmers and want to get a farm bill done to provide certainty — a popular word among them — to farmers and rural America.

September 4, 2018 In The News

The Farm Bill, a key piece of legislation for Louisianans, is nearing the finish line in Washington, D.C. with Rep. Ralph Abraham in a prominent role to make it happen. 

September 3, 2018 In The News

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Louisiana congressman Ralph Abraham announced that the University of Louisiana at Monroe would receive a nearly $275,000 federal grant.

The grant’s purpose is for the university to purchase new weather satellite equipment. ULM was given this equipment after a long term grant process.

August 30, 2018 In The News

Ouachita River Valley Association members met Thursday to discuss the future of the Ouachita River. ORVA officials say the Ouachita River is necessary for so many people in the area, and that's why dredging the river and fixing the Columbia lock are so important.

August 29, 2018 In The News

Local leaders are talking about the economic development of the Ouachita River this week. That's the theme for the Ouachita River Valley Association's conference from August 29-30.

August 28, 2018 In The News

Farmers are breathing a sigh of relief. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will pay $4.7 billion  to farmers growing the products hit hardest by tariffs in the trade war with China.

August 24, 2018 In The News

GOOD MORNING from NEW ORLEANS … We flew down here yesterday to check out VP MIKE PENCE fundraising with HOUSE MAJORITY WHIP STEVE SCALISE at a private event at the World War II Museum. We wanted to catch the vibe of the GOP fundraising circuit with two of the party’s top names, and see what Republicans were talking about as a maelstrom swirls at the White House.

August 23, 2018 In The News

Being a doctor is easier than being a member of Congress...

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