WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will present the Distinguished Service Cross to the family of Chaplain Lt. Joseph Verbis Lafleur in a ceremony in Opelousas tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., voted in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks. The bill passed the House on Tuesday.
Dr. Abraham cosponsored the bill earlier this year. He is a staunch supporter of the Pro-Life movement.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., issued the following statement in regards to his vote against HR 3823, Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. The bill was defeated after failing to reach a two-thirds vote required for passage.
On changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and tax relief for disaster victims:
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., on Monday delivered a speech on the House floor recognizing six Winnfield Senior High School football players who served as pallbearers for a WWII veteran.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., issued the following statement in response to a proposed six-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., recently led a letter from members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation to command at the Barksdale Air Force Base requesting that base leadership reconsider their decision to
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today urged the Senate to pass Sen. Bill Cassidy's health care plan.
Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will hold a listening session in Rayville to gather information from Louisiana’s agriculture industry leaders to assist in crafting the 2018 Farm Bill.
Dr. Abraham is Louisiana’s only member serving on the House Agriculture Committee, and he still actively farms land near his home in Richland Parish.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that three airports across Louisiana's 5th Congressional District will receive about $19.8 million in grant funding awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the efforts of the staff and volunteers at the Alexandria Mega Shelter for their response following Hurricane Harvey. The speech can be viewed on YouTube here.
The prepared remarks are 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.