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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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September 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against a funding bill passed by the House on Wednesday because it preserved funding for Planned Parenthood.

The House approved the funding bill, called a continuing resolution, by a vote of 277-151.

September 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Friday to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides abortion services in clinics across the nation.

September 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, that a number of Louisiana parishes have been declared natural disaster areas by the United Sates Department of Agriculture due to drought.

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.

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August 3, 2018 In The News

Representatives Ralph Abraham, M.D, and Mike Johnson are two co-sponsors of H.R. 6633, the Turkey International Financial Institutions Act, that directs U.S. representatives at international financial institutions to oppose loans to Turkey, pending the release of U.S. citizens and consular staff.

August 2, 2018 In The News

House and Senate are at work in D.C., so staffers are taking most of the questions back in the district. 

Members of Monroe's Rotary Club want to know where a deal stands on a new farm bill. 

Representative Ralph Abraham is one of the negotiators working on the bill.

His chief of staff spoke to the Rotary Club and expects the work to begin quickly. 

August 1, 2018 In The News

National Right to Life has endorsed Congressman Ralph Abraham for re-election.

Abraham has been a consistent pro-life advocate in Congress and has a perfect voting record on pro-life issues.

July 30, 2018 In The News

All seven Louisiana Republican Congressmen joined an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court on Friday (July 27) to prevent removal of a 40-foot-tall memorial cross in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The Bladensburg peace cross was erected in 1925 to honor 49 local men who died in World War 1.

July 28, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, voted Thursday for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee report, the final step before the defense spending bill can go to the president. It passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support on a 359-54 vote.

July 27, 2018 In The News

All seven Louisiana Republicans in Congress joined a GOP petition asking the Supreme Court on Friday (July 27) to prevent removal of a 40-foot-tall World War I memorial cross in suburban Washington D.C. The Bladensburg peace cross was erected in 1925, at what is now a busy intersection in Prince George's County, Md., to honor 49 local men who died in the war.

July 27, 2018 In The News

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-WI, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, July 18, named the House conferees on the farm bill.

July 26, 2018 In The News

The U.S. House has passed the National Defense Authorization Act which provides the largest pay raise for troops in nine years. Congressman Ralph Abraham says the pay raises doesn’t just help soldiers, but communities that house military bases too.

July 26, 2018 In The News

Planned improvements to Barksdale Air Force Base got a big boost Thursday when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a defense spending bill that sets aside money for major repairs.

July 26, 2018 In The News

Barksdale Air Force Base is among the big winners after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the defense spending bill.

Included in the defense spending bill is $12.25 million for a new entrance and gate complex at Barksdale Air Force Base.

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