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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


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June 15, 2015 In The News
Managers of the troubled Veterans Affairs benefits office in Philadelphia reported significant progress fixing problems identified in a scathing inspector general's report, but many workers disagree, members of Congress said after meeting with both groups Monday.
June 15, 2015 In The News

PHILADELPHIA — Two months after testifying to Congress for a third time about the Department of Veterans Affairs Philadelphia regional office, this time about a “revolving door of taxpayer waste,” culture of retaliation and improper behavior — like two managers asking workers to pay one’s wife to contact the dead — whistleblower Kristen Ruell said little had changed.

June 5, 2015 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham dodges alligators, 100-pound snapping turtles and snakes during his daily jogs on the freshman Republican's Alto farm.

Abraham said he jumped over a 4-foot gator — "That's a small one," he said — that wandered out of a farm pond and onto a turnrow in his path.

June 3, 2015 In The News

Federal officials have been slow to pay companies providing emergency medical transportation to veterans, sometimes leaving veterans stuck with the bill, the vice president of a Lafayette ambulance company told Congress Wednesday.

June 2, 2015 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, who chairs a subcommittee that oversees federal military cemeteries, is among the lawmakers asking the army to reconsider its decision to deny a fallen Louisiana National Guardsman's burial at Arlington National.

June 2, 2015 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham stopped in Kentwood for a ‘Meet and Greet’ held at The Cafe Wednesday, May 27.  A nice crowd of locals came out to meet the Congressman and talk with him about issues that concern them. 

Congressman Abraham spoke about a few topics that are going on in Washington and issues in our state. 

May 29, 2015 In The News

Two Louisiana congressmen slammed the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday saying the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule is an overreach of authority.

May 28, 2015 In The News

RUSTON-- Congressman Ralph Abraham was joined Thursday by South Louisiana Congressman Charles Boustany.


May 27, 2015 In The News

KALB - Alexandria, Louisiana - Congressman Ralph Abraham is on a break from Washington, back in Central Louisiana.

He made a stop in Alexandria to talk about what's going on in the nation's capitol and some issues facing the state.