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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


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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.

July 28, 2015 In The News

The House voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a bill by Rep. Ralph Abraham that would provide cost-of-living increases in veterans’ benefits.

“Our American heroes took care of us and now we need to take care of them,” Abraham, R-Alto, said in a statement.

July 28, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- The House voted 409-0 Tuesday (July 28) to increase veterans' disability benefits based on the the cost-of-living adjustment awarded to Social Security recipients.

The increase would take effect December 1. Congress must vote to increase the benefits every year to give veterans an annual cost-of-living hike in disability benefits.

July 21, 2015 In The News

Representative Ralph Abraham (R-LA) talked about his role as a new member of the 114th Congress. Topics included his background as a physician, veterinarian, and pilot; priorities for his district; his impressions of House leadership; and the time he spent living out of his Capitol Hill office.

July 14, 2015 In The News


World leaders have signed a historic deal with Iran. The announcement of a nuclear agreement came from Vienna where negotiators have been locked in marathon sessions.

July 9, 2015 In The News

LEESVILLE, La (KNOE 8 News) - Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center will sustain minor cuts to its troop strength, the U.S.

July 8, 2015 In The News

Fort Polk will lose 388 troops as part of the U.S. Army's plan to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years, 5th District U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham confirmed Wednesday.

The central Louisiana base is one of 14 with brigades that are losing troops, some as high as 3,000. The official list of cuts will be released Thursday.

July 7, 2015 In The News

Some might say that Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) prefers to have his head in the clouds, but that’s because whenever he has the chance, he dedicates time to one of his many interests — being a pilot.

June 30, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – When Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, visited a Veterans Affairs Benefits Office in Philadelphia two weeks ago, he received contradictory assessments on whether the office had straightened out problems identified by the VA's inspector general.

June 24, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC -- (June 24, 2015) -- The House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing today with Phil Karsting, Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Thomas Staal, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID to review international food aid programs in light of controversial efforts to reform the programs by the