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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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September 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has secured additional funding for 22 rural hospitals throughout Louisiana after he and other members of the Louisiana delegation successfully convinced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revisit a ruling that affected these hospitals’ Medicaid reimbursement amounts.

September 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation on Monday, Sept. 19, to address the recent cybersecurity breaches of personal data of millions of Americans.

September 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement that the federal government would cover 90 percent of the public costs as a result of the August floods in southern Louisiana.

August 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, and the Louisiana Congressional delegation on Friday wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Craig Fugate asking for a cost-share reduction for state and local entities in Louisiana that are rebuilding after two floods in 2016.

August 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, announced Friday that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Alexandria International Airport (AEX) at England Airpark nearly $17 million in federal grant funds.

The total amount of $16,975,000 represents grant funding for three separate projects.

August 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that the Monroe Regional Airport will receive more than $1.8 million in grant funding from the Department of Transportation.

The total grant amount is worth  $1,822,753. The money will fund drainage improvements at the airport that are necessary to adequately handle storm water runoff.

August 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that Louisiana Tech University has received a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

July 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Disabled veterans are eligible to receive an increase in their benefits next year thanks to a bill by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, that became law over the weekend.

July 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A bill by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, to provide veterans with a cost of living adjustment awaits only the President’s signature before it becomes law.

July 13, 2016 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that two important projects led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are underway in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District.

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In The News

September 20, 2018 In The News

With Russian aircraft being shot down by Syrian fighter jets, who thought they were firing on Israeli fighter bomber, what are our military leaders contemplating?  In today’s DC Current, brought to you by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham, a member of the Armed Services Committee, shared his thoughts on this latest twist in

September 20, 2018 In The News

Staff for U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), will host Service Academy Day Saturday, September 22, in Bossier City for high school students interested in seeking an appointment to the Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine Academy.

September 18, 2018 In The News

Firefighters from all over the parish gathered in Alexandria on Saturday morning for Firefighter Appreciation Day.

September 18, 2018 In The News

The Delhi Fire Department received a total of two grants worth $ 219,572 as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

September 18, 2018 In The News

The 44th annual Francis Thompson Legislative Dove Hunt drew record crowds this year.

The annual hunt, which is the longest running legislative hunt in the state of Louisiana, began Aug. 31 with a reception in Monroe at Vantage Tower Ballroom.  

September 17, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced at the West Carroll Parish Law Enforcement District will receive nearly $53,000 in federal funds to buy two fully-equipped police vehicles.

September 17, 2018 In The News

It's a win for the waterways. Congress is awarding money to four projects on the water, including the Port of Lake Providence.

Farmers are the backbone of the Delta, and the Port of Lake Providence is the largest inland port on the Mississippi River. Last week, U.S. Congress allocated $1.315 million for dredging. 

September 17, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, R-La., announced Monday that the town of Franklinton will receive $75,000 in federal funds to purchase two new police vehicles and equipment.

The grant comes from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Community Facilities Grant Program. The grant will cover the total cost of the purchase.

September 13, 2018 In The News

Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi would all get a significantly larger share of Federal offshore energy revenue from the Gulf of Mexico under a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, that was approved by the U.S.

September 12, 2018 In The News

Congress moved a bill forward Wednesday to ban killing dogs and cats for food. 

The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 prohibits the intentional slaughtering for human consumption. Forty-four states allow it to happen, said legislators seeking to completely outlaw the practice. Only four states specifically ban it., Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Louisiana, said.

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