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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


Latest News

March 13, 2016 Press Release


MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Sunday, March 13, that President Obama has declared a federal state of emergency for seven Louisiana parishes affected by recent flooding.

February 18, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that the National Science Foundation has awarded Louisiana Tech University a grant worth more than half a million dollars.

February 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A bill authored by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, unanimously passed the full House of Representatives on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

February 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation Thursday, Feb. 4, to advance sensible tax reform in an effort to stimulate agribusiness.

January 27, 2016 Press Release

ALEXANDRIA – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the following satellite office hours for Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle and Winn parishes.

January 27, 2016 Press Release

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the following satellite office hours for Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, Tensas and West Carroll parishes.

January 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, opposes the Department of Veteran Affairs’ choice to head up health care operations in Louisiana and Mississippi due to the appointee’s involvement in the ongoing scandal regarding VA wait times.

December 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by the House on Friday, Dec. 18.

The omnibus passed the House with a 316 - 113 vote. The Senate was expected to take up the bill Friday night.

November 30, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, participated in a Congressional oversight visit to Afghanistan and Kuwait during the week of Thanksgiving. He joined five other members of Congress in meetings with U.S. military commanders, American troops and Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

November 16, 2015 Press Release

For a couple years now we’ve watched as the terrorists of the Islamic State perform acts of violence against innocent people, from beheading Christians to setting prisoners of war on fire to selling women into the sex slave trade.


In The News

May 21, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-Alto) issued the following statement in response a vote May 18 on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill, failed on a 213-198 vote.

May 19, 2018 In The News

May is the month of Memorial Day and also the five-day poppy sale for Magic City Post 24 of the American Legion. The rest of the schedule is quite crowded, as well.

The poppy sale will extend from May 20-25. Legion members are asking for volunteers to help them with that task.

May 17, 2018 In The News

A Start family of a veteran is being slammed with hospital bills. Robert Bridges has been fighting for his life since the beginning of March 2018. His wife, Debbie, said she has not received any help from Veterans Affairs.

Debbie said she has reached out to Congressman Ralph Abraham's office for help.

May 17, 2018 In The News

Sugar growers scored a sweet victory on Capitol Hill over big candy and soda manufacturers on Thursday as Louisiana lawmakers and other opponents easily sent a proposal to gut sugar subsidies down to a bitter defeat.

May 16, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s ongoing budget battle received national attention last week, when the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards sent letters to thousands of elderly and disabled Medicaid recipients, warning spending cuts proposed by Republican lawmakers could result in the cancellation of critical health programs — including funding for nursing homes and long-term care.

May 9, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw Tuesday, May 8, from the Iran nuclear agreement drew praise from most members of Louisiana’s delegation to Congress who released statements, including its two members of Louisiana Baptist churches.

May 8, 2018 In The News

Congressional subcommittees met on Tuesday (May 8) in a hearing to discuss the role blockchain and other distributed technologies could play in providing greater supply chain visibility.

May 7, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham will chair a hearing Tuesday to examine ways to use blockchain technology to protect American consumers from dangerous and counterfeit goods from overseas.

May 6, 2018 In The News

The federal farm bill, a periodic and sprawling reauthorization of an array of government agricultural and rural development programs, is facing a growing battle on Capitol Hill over proposals to stiffen work requirements for food stamp recipients.

May 3, 2018 In The News

On May 8, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, two US House subcommittees will gather for a hearing titled Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Supply Chain Management and Combat Counterfeit Goods.