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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


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September 11, 2015 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against a resolution Friday that would have approved of the Iran nuclear deal.

The House rejected President Obama’s controversial agreement with the Iranian government with 269 members voting against approval, 162 voting for approval and one voting present.

August 3, 2015 Press Release

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, spoke to at-risk youth about the importance of hard work, education and leadership at Jack Hayes Elementary School in Monroe on Monday, Aug. 3.

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.


In The News

April 12, 2018 In The News

American universities are espionage havens as research and innovative technology secrets are being pilfered and taken home to governments hostile to the U.S. at an alarming rate, according to expert testimony at the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees on Wednesday.

April 11, 2018 In The News

The widely blasted Margin Protection Program has been reworked with new provisions that have drawn mixed reactions from farmers and lawmakers.

April 11, 2018 In The News

The attendees of the Amite Chamber Special Meeting held at the Florida Parishes Arena Event Center on Tuesday, April 3 were treated to a special guest. Congressman Ralph Abraham M.D., U.S. House of Representatives 5th District, was the featured speaker.

Congressman Abraham was recently in town for the Oyster Festival and thanked everyone for their hospitality.

April 10, 2018 In The News

During an April 9 morning meeting and luncheon at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Horseshoe Drive, U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham and evangelist Rick Gage shared inspiring words with 33 local pastors and other leaders gathered to get some political insights from Washington, D.C.

April 6, 2018 In The News

An escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China could in a worst-case scenario disrupt up to $9 billion in commerce between Louisiana and the Asian nation, depending on products targeted as the two countries exchanged tariff threats this week. 

April 4, 2018 In The News

When Rep. Ralph Abraham took the podium at the Florida Parishes Arena Tuesday, members of the Amite Chamber of Commerce were all ears, especially when the congressman brought up his plan for a more secure future for the dairy farms still left in Tangipahoa Parish.

April 3, 2018 In The News

Greta Jones of Monroe, who was a Republican activist in Louisiana before it was in fashion, died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer. She was 78.

Jones met Republican standard bearer Ronald Reagan multiple times and was an adviser to other high-profile Republicans like former Gov. Bobby Jindal and a string of 5th District Republican congressmen.

April 3, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is considering a run for governor in 2019, and his support for calling a limited constitutional convention in Louisiana is focusing more attention on the issue.

April 2, 2018 In The News

Stakeholders are mobilizing to try and keep a post office in downtown Alexandria.

The downtown branch — which is located inside the federal courthouse on Murray Street — will close on May 31. Customers will be diverted to the main office on Odom Street, which is nearly two miles away.

March 31, 2018 In The News

ALEXANDRIA, La. - The tradition continued this year as the Pentecostals of Alexandria put on their production of 'Above All'.

A cast of around 300 have been rehearsing for months to prepare an impressive show that tells the story of Jesus.