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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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July 30, 2015 Press Release

By Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto

 

As details about the Iranian nuclear deal emerge, it is clear to me that Congress must prevent the deal from becoming policy.

July 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, helped pass the VA Accountability Act of 2015 on Wednesday, July 29.

Dr. Abraham was an original cosponsor of the legislation authored by House Committee on Veterans Affairs chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.

July 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A bill authored by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, giving veterans a boost in their benefits passed the House on Tuesday, July 28.

July 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated a number of parishes as primary natural disaster areas and contiguous natural disaster areas due to damage caused by heavy rains, heavy winds and flooding earlier this year.

July 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced a bill Tuesday, July 21, to protect the Second Amendment by preventing the President from taking guns away from Social Security beneficiaries.

June 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been appointed to serve on a third committee, a sign that leaders in the capital recognize the contributions he can make to our nation.

June 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Business and agriculture leaders throughout Louisiana praised Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, for voting in favor of Trade Promotion Authority on Friday.

June 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement regarding the Army’s decision to allow Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

May 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has successfully intervened on behalf of the Richardson Medical Center in Rayville with the federal government to keep the hospital from closing.

 

May 21, 2015 Press Release

A group of young farmers and ranchers from various places throughout Louisiana visited my office in March to make sure I knew the issues they face daily as they set about running their farms and ranches.

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October 24, 2017 In The News

Pushing back on Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian ties to President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Mangham and 18 Republican colleagues in the House are calling for congressional hearings into the special counsel's potential conflicts of interest and political bias. They say they want to bring Mueller "out of the shadows and into the public square."

October 24, 2017 In The News

On Oct. 17 in St. Landry Church before family, the local bishop, school students and local dignitaries, heroic Second World War chaplain Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur posthumously received a second Distinguished Service Medal and Purple Heart for actions on board a Japanese prisoner of war ship that cost him his life but saved scores more.

October 21, 2017 In The News

Firefighters from all over Rapides Parish gathered in Alexandria Saturday morning for Firefighter Appreciation Day.

Families, friends, and just folks around the community showed up at the mega-shelter next to LSUA to support those who face the fire every day, and to remember those who died in action.

October 21, 2017 In The News

Four US Congressman wrote Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday, calling on him to “utilize all available resources to broker an immediate ceasing of offensive hostilities” against Kurdish forces and “seek a long-term diplomatic solution.”

October 17, 2017 In The News

About 10 years ago at a Catholic church, a fellow parishioner of Suzanne Guerra’s handed her prayer card with a photographed portrait on it. The photo struck her: it depicted the priest who baptized her more than 60 years prior, although the person who handed it to Guerra had no idea. Guerra didn’t even know at that time the role that priest had played in her life.

October 17, 2017 In The News

Students at Holly Ridge are preparing for the trip of a lifetime. They're heading to Washington D.C. in May.

October 17, 2017 In The News

The exemplary spiritual life and heroic actions during combat of Rev. Joseph V. Lafleur were honored by religious and U.S. military officials on Tuesday morning when he was posthumously presented the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart at a ceremony held at St. Landry Catholic Church.

October 13, 2017 In The News

A military ceremony will posthumously award the Distinguished Service Cross at St. Landry Catholic Church on Tuesday to Rev. Verbis LaFleur, who died in 1944 attempting to save men aboard a Japanese prisoner of war ship that sank in the Indian Ocean.

October 11, 2017 In The News

A multi-part package of federal hurricane relief money hitting Congress this week will wipe away $16 billion in National Flood Insurance Program debt but won't include a number of changes to the program requested by the White House.

October 11, 2017 In The News

The ULM Student Government Association (SGA) is looking to improve its effectiveness on campus. To do this, they went to the seat of the U.S. Government to learn new techniques and study American history.

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