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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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May 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, passed an amendment to the energy and water development appropriations bill around midnight Friday that defunds the President’s executive order that changed the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.

April 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) chairman Congressman Jeff Miller as an original co-sponsor on legislation that will make major strides in reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs.

April 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the office schedule for his Southeast Louisiana field director, Malone Williams, on Thursday, April 16.

The schedule is in effect now. It will be posted on Dr. Abraham’s website, abraham.house.gov.

March 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted this week to save Medicare from going bankrupt, a move that will protect seniors’ access to health care.

March 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, applauded the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to amend the 40-mile rule in the Veterans Choice Program, but he says more work needs to be done to ensure America’s heroes have better access to the care they need.

March 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that more than $7.1 million in federal loan money had been guaranteed for the Alexandria-based business Southern Textile Services, LLC.

The guaranteed business and industry loan was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

March 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - In a speech on the House floor Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, honored the memory of four Louisiana National Guardsmen and seven Marines who died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash earlier this month.

Two of those who died, Chief Warrant Officers George Griffin and George Strother, were from Dr. Abraham's district.

February 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Republican Party has made Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, its featured member of the week.

February 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement in regards to the President’s $4 trillion proposed budget:

January 6, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by House Speaker John Boehner on January 6th, 2015.

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In The News

October 10, 2017 In The News

Baton Rouge-area Congressman Garret Graves is bringing the Congressional App Challenge, a program where K-12 students compete to code the best original app, to the Capital Region in the latest effort among officials to spur interest in the tech industry.

October 6, 2017 In The News

The widespread devastation that hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked on Puerto Rico  has renewed a long-running debate on Capitol Hill over a 97-year-old piece of legislation requiring ships shuttling between U.S. ports or offshore businesses be built in the U.S. and largely staffed by Americans.

October 4, 2017 In The News

The new $27.7 million West Feliciana Hospital officially opened its doors Monday, Oct. 2, with a new facility officials say promises to improve the quality of health care in West Feliciana Parish.

Hospital staff began the final stages at 6 a.m. Monday of moving equipment and the new Emergency Room was opened for patients at 7 a.m.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Republicans have pushed a bill through the House outlawing most late-term abortions, with Louisiana congressmen voting in support of the bill.

A Republican president is waiting in the White House to sign the bill. But the measure won't reach Donald Trump because Senate Democrats have enough votes to kill it with a filibuster - a delaying tactic that takes 60 votes to overcome.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Five of Louisiana’s six members of the U.S. House of Representatives have voted in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act, which prohibits any person from performing or attempting an abortion after the 20-week period.

October 3, 2017 In The News

Residents across the U.S. Gulf Coast and Caribbean territories hit by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria this year will get a handful of special disaster tax breaks under a bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump late last week.

September 29, 2017 In The News

Agriculture heavyweights from throughout Louisiana and beyond gathered in Rayville Friday to discuss what U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham calls a national security issue — the 2018 Farm Bill.

"Its that important," said Abraham, R-Alto. "I call agriculture America's thin green line."

September 29, 2017 In The News

Farming is one of the top economic resources for the nation and here in Louisiana, we have over 28,000 farms to help make that happen, making today's hearing pretty important.

A congressional hearing for the upcoming 2018 farm bill was held today where farmers, bankers, and governmental officials came together to voice their concerns for the upcoming farm bill.

September 28, 2017 In The News

A top-ranking Republican in Congress who nearly died in a shooting is back on Capitol Hill tonight. A divided Washington set aside differences to warmly welcome back House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Our Washington Bureau's Alana Austin has reaction from his colleagues.

Republicans and Democrats came together Thursday to celebrate the return of one of their own.

September 28, 2017 In The News

The new West Feliciana Hospital finally has an official opening date set after having some issues with Medicare paperwork.

The $27.7 million hospital will open its doors Monday, October 2.

Hospital staff began the final steps of moving equipment early Monday morning, and the new emergency room opened for patients at 7 a.m. the same day.

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