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July 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Friday voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed on a bipartisan 344-81 vote. The bill takes great steps toward rebuilding our military and includes many wins for Louisiana’s bases.

July 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday nearly $3.5 million in federal grant money for three projects across the 5th Congressional District.

July 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that four airports across in the 5th Congressional District will receive a combined $482,000 in federal grant money for facility enhancements.

July 10, 2017 Press Release

MONROE - Good Hope Middle School student Tanner Bentz will be Louisiana’s flag bearer at the 2017 State Games of America.

July 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the City of Monroe with a grant that’s anticipated to stimulate $20 million in economic development.

July 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that three medical centers in the Fifth Congressional District will benefit from nearly $5.1 million in combined grants awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc., in Bastrop has received $1,025,840.

July 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that the Marksville Municipal Airport has received a grant in the amount of nearly $1.7 million for runway repairs.

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.

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In The News

September 28, 2018 In The News

Sunday marks the end of the opportunity for Congress to deliver an “on-time farm bill.” It appears politics again got in the way of legislation needed to offer certainty for farmers in a growing uneasy environment of turbulent trade relations and crashing commodity prices.

September 28, 2018 In The News

The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare and National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) commend Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) for introducing legislation in the Senate and Representatives Ralph Abraham (R-LA), Garrett Graves (R-LA), Scott DeJarlais (R-TN), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and Terri Sewell (D-AL) to introducing legislation in the Hous

September 27, 2018 In The News

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced that FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-5-LA) will be Day 1 Keynote speakers at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), taking place Oct. 16-18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

September 27, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the life and service of Ruston resident Adolf "Wes" Wesselhoeft.

September 27, 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 24, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that the University of Louisiana Monroe has won a $352,500 grant to study diabetes and obesity.

The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Hospitals and is awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

September 24, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham has announced that the University of Louisiana at Monroe has won a $352,500 grant to study diabetes and obesity.

The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Hospitals and is awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

September 23, 2018 In The News

85 members of Congress have signed a joint letter urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cancel its contract with a biomedical procurement company to purchase “fetal tissue” that will be used to create mice with a human immune system in order to test drug safety and efficacy.

September 22, 2018 In The News

For Osby Bryant, $35 is a lifeline. That’s how much the federal food stamp program sends every month to the Shreveport native, who spent 43 years in prison for murder.

Now free on parole in New Orleans, the 70-year-old Bryant is slowly rebuilding his life. He works from 5 a.m. to noon every day as a carpenter while he saves money for an apartment.

September 21, 2018 In The News

The Farm Bill will soon expire on September 30, and now congressional leaders are continuing closed-door negotiations before a vote is expected.

The bill will modify agriculture and nutrition policies, including those in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more commonly known as food stamps. Beneficiaries would face new work requirements under the proposed bill.

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