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September 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., on Monday delivered a speech on the House floor recognizing six Winnfield Senior High School football players who served as pallbearers for a WWII veteran.

September 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., issued the following statement in response to a proposed six-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

September 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., recently led a letter from members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation to command at the Barksdale Air Force Base requesting that base leadership reconsider their decision to

September 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today urged the Senate to pass Sen. Bill Cassidy's health care plan.

September 18, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will hold a listening session in Rayville to gather information from Louisiana’s agriculture industry leaders to assist in crafting the 2018 Farm Bill.
 
Dr. Abraham is Louisiana’s only member serving on the House Agriculture Committee, and he still actively farms land near his home in Richland Parish.
 

September 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that three airports across Louisiana's 5th Congressional District will receive about $19.8 million in grant funding awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.

September 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the efforts of the staff and volunteers at the Alexandria Mega Shelter for their response following Hurricane Harvey. The speech can be viewed on YouTube here.

The prepared remarks are as follows:

August 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the Trump administration for its decision to repeal the Obama-era Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS), a complex set of regulations that would result in more expensive building costs in Louisiana.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of the spending bill passed by the House on Thursday that takes the first steps toward fulfilling President Trump’s promise of building a wall along our nation’s southern border.

July 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, continued his efforts on Monday to prevent the privatization of the air traffic control system by 

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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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