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WASHINGTON — Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday in a news release that the Vixen Water System in Caldwell Parish will receive $3.2 million in assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture for major upgrades to the system.
Allowing teachers to have guns in their classrooms?
Congressman Ralph Abraham supports it, but with the proper training.
"It's a voluntary program that if you want to go through the course of firearm safety, proficient, how to use a firearm than I'm ok with that," he said.
A Louisiana Congressman wants to get a bill passed that would help bring better roads and faster internet to rural communities.
Representative Ralph Abraham says it allows local municipalities, school boards and police jurors to get direct access to 2.1 billion dollars of the department of transportation money. The money would be given out through grants.
Shreveport, La. - The recent budget agreement in Washington D.C increases the military's budget.
Money will go to Barksdale Air Force Base to upgrade B-52 bombers and increase the troop size at Folk Polk.
Congressman Ralph Abraham said he supports giving a 2.4-percent pay raise to troops.
On the day when Governor John Bel Edwards took center stage at the capitol and opened the special legislative session, Congressman Ralph Abraham decided to take a swipe at him while speaking to the Baton Rouge Press club
“For me it boils down to something simple," Abraham said. "The thing that I hear more and more than anything else is a lack of trust.”
The US House of Representatives held a hearing to discuss future adaptations and how it can begin implementing the technology.
There are exceptions, of course: Louisiana congressman Ralph Abraham was a family physician, as was Tennessee congressman Scott DesJarlais. The two Democrats, Ami Bera and Raul Ruiz, both of California, are respectively a general practitioner, which sits at the bottom of the pay scale, and an emergency medicine specialist, which earns a middling salary.
Louisiana farmer Ted Schneider has been elected president of Cotton Council International, the export marketing and promotion arm of the National Cotton Council.
Louisiana farmers planted 200,000 acres of cotton last year, a 43 percent jump over 2016.
Congress approved a spending bill that reopened the federal government after a brief shutdown over the night. Louisiana's delegation voted three to five against accepting the budget deal.