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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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September 9, 2015 In The News

As part of a series of congressional hearings, outraged members of the U.S. House of Representatives grilled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and affiliated parties and asked the agency to take responsibility for the Aug. 5 acid water spill from the Gold King Mine that affected multiple water systems in the Four Corners.

September 8, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Nearly six months after Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich III and 10 others were killed when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed off Florida, Florich belatedly was buried Tuesday (September 8) with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

September 8, 2015 In The News

Louisiana National Guard Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich received a hero’s funeral at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday after the army made an exception for his burial following lobbying from Florich’s home state Congressional delegation.

September 8, 2015 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday, Sept. 8, that Louisiana Tech University has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant to pursue scientific research.

The National Science Foundation awarded the grant as part of its Special Studies and Analyses of Biomedical Engineering Program. The money will support Tech’s research of cells.

August 26, 2015 In The News

Iran was the pressing topic as U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, met with The News-Star’s Editorial Board Wednesday morning.

Abraham said the agreement that would lift sanctions on Iran in exchange for a rollback of Iran’s nuclear program does not do the job.

August 17, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, fresh from a trip to Israel, said leaders there are right to describe President Obama’s proposed nuclear agreement with Iran as a “historic mistake.”

“Instead of a deterrent this deal gives Iran an unrestricted pathway to build a nuclear weapon,” said Abraham, R-Alto.

August 17, 2015 In The News

MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News) Congressman Ralph Abraham is back on American soil, after taking a trip to Israel with lawmakers. To personally ask Israelis what they think about Middle Eastern conflicts and a potential deal limiting Iran's access to nuclear weaponry.

July 30, 2015 In The News

KALB - Washington, DC - Congressman Abraham's response:

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 29, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – It would be easier to fire or demote employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs under legislation that passed the House Wednesday (July 29).

July 29, 2015 In The News

Congressman Dr. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, met with representatives from Entergy at its River Bend nuclear facility July 1.

Abraham and his chief of staff, Luke Letlow, toured the plant to learn more about its operations and its impact on West Feliciana Parish and surrounding areas.

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