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November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The measure passed the House on Tuesday. His statement is as follows:

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of agreeing to the conference committee report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets approved spending levels for the military and national defense. The measure passed the House on Tuesday.

November 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that five parishes within the 5th Congressional District have received natural disaster designations from the US Department of Agriculture, meaning that farmers are eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Friday to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers (CHC).

HR 3922, the Championing Health Kids Act, passed the House on Friday morning. It extends funding for CHIP for five years and CHCs for two years.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Wednesday that it would not finalize a rule that would have jeopardized delivery of home health services nationwide.

October 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., and Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Ala., led a bipartisan letter of 174 members of Congress requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not final

October 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined 18 other members of Congress in calling on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees hold hearings to examine Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team’s potential conflicts of interest and political bias.

October 16, 2017 Press Release

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.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

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.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

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:

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In The News

October 10, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and his wife, Dianne, discussed the enduring relevance of the U.S. Constitution during a meeting of the Alexander Stirling Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Sept. 19 during Constitution Week. 

October 10, 2018 In The News

According to our partners at The News-Star, the Ouachita River is vital. It provides drinking water for about 150 towns and cities in Arkansas and Louisiana, and numerous business and industries rely on the waterway for transportation.

The U.S.Army Corps of Engineers has secured $7.9 million in federal funding to help maintain the locks, dams and levees along the Ouachita.

October 4, 2018 In The News

The trade disputes with China are hurting Louisiana's soybean farmers at a time when rain during harvest season has also hit them badly, a Republican congressman from the state said, asking the federal government for help.

October 3, 2018 In The News

Louisiana soybean farmers say a perfect storm of trade tariffs and wet weather have left them on the brink of a disaster they believe will expand throughout the U.S. within a matter of weeks.

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, Louisiana's only member of the House Agriculture Committee, has sounded the alarm with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

October 3, 2018 In The News

A north Louisiana congressman is asking for help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide relief to state soybean farmers during the current market disruption with China. 

October 3, 2018 In The News

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGW PAC) announced its endorsement of five Louisiana candidates: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Reps. Ralph Abraham (R-La.), Garret Graves (R-La.), Clay Higgins (R-La.), and Mike Johnson (R-La.) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.

October 3, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help soybean farmers who have no place to put their crop, because silos are full as a result of the trade dispute with China.

October 3, 2018 In The News

Trade wars with China and wet weather will soon have an impact on farmers here in the ArkLaMiss.

October 2, 2018 In The News

FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana) will be keynote speakers during the NBAA 2018 opening session in two weeks. The show will be held October 16 to 18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

October 2, 2018 In The News

The 2014 farm bill expired Sunday, ending dozens of programs and putting others in a holding pattern until four key lawmakers either produce a replacement bill or seek some form of extension of the now defunct law.

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