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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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June 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined three of his House colleagues in introducing legislation Wednesday that would prevent the federal government from redefining the definitions of “sex” and “gender” without Congressional approval.

 

June 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., and LSU Health Science Center - Shreveport Chancellor Dr. G. E. Ghali pitched a plan to Department of Veteran Affairs Sec. David Shulkin on Tuesday on ways LSU can partner with Overton Brooks to improve veterans’ access to health care.

 

May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that five students from Louisiana's 5th Congressional District have accepted appointments to military service academies.

May 5, 2017 Press Release

There's a lot of misinformation out there about the American Health Care Act. Remember, the same people lying about the AHCA are the same ones who lied about how Obamacare would let you keep your doctor, let you keep your insurance, drive down costs, lower premiums, and expand choices. None of those things happen, and neither will the lies they're spreading now.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., released the following statement regarding his vote against the government spending bill, known as the omnibus. The bill passed and provides funding for federal government agencies through September.

 

March 29, 2017 Press Release

America is at a crossroads with our health care system. We’ve got three choices: 1) keep Obamacare, 2) repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan, or 3) repeal and replace it together.

March 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Feb. 28) signed a bill to repeal a rule from the Obama administration that stripped Second Amendment rights from certain disabled Social Security beneficiaries.

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., released the following statement in response to President Trump's joint address to Congress:

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Monday introduced the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment and Auditing Act of 2017 (HR 1224).

February 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation:

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In The News

October 1, 2018 In The News

Nine congressmen have formed a caucus was formed on Capitol Hill to work on extending Interstate 14 from Texas through central Louisiana and Mississippi, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham announced Monday.

October 1, 2018 In The News

As the House went into recess Friday until after the election and the 2014 farm bill expired at midnight Sunday, Rep.

September 30, 2018 In The News

The House broke for its recess Friday afternoon before the House and Senate agreed on renewing the farm bill, leaving the bill to expire. House agricultural leaders pointed blame at the Senate, as it now appears that a bill may have to wait to get finalized until after this fall’s elections during the lame-duck session.

September 30, 2018 In The News

Ralph Abraham, a Louisiana congressman, announced the second grant given to ULM in a two-month period on Monday.
The grant of $352,500 will be used by the university to study diabetes and obesity.

Previously Abraham announced a $275,000 grant for the Atmospheric Sciences research program.

September 30, 2018 In The News

Industry-backed legislative efforts to take the teeth out of proposed home health payment reform are gaining ground on Capitol Hill.

September 30, 2018 In The News

The strained farm bill negotiations have erupted in partisan bickering amid darkening prospects for reaching an agreement by the end of the year to replace the 2014 law that expired Sunday.

September 28, 2018 In The News

A student protest at Block High School has sparked action from community officials.

NBC 10/FOX 14 has learned that parents and concerned residents have formed a committee to address issues the students have raised.

Issues like lack of supplies, poor facilities, and a need for more certified teachers. 

September 28, 2018 In The News

U.S. Reps. Brian Babin (TX-36), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Ralph Abraham (LA-5) today announced the creation of the bipartisan Congressional I-14 Caucus. The caucus will advance the goals of Rep. Babin’s H.R.

September 28, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham took time on the House floor to honor Ruston resident Adolf Wesselhoeft, who is now legally blind from exposure to agent Orange from flying bombers during the Vietnam War.

September 28, 2018 In The News

A three-bill legislative package known as Tax Reform 2.0 cleared the House during votes on Thursday and Friday.

Among other changes, the bills would make recently enacted tax cuts for individuals permanent, expand retirement and education accounts and create tax-advantaged Universal Savings Accounts.

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