I’ve spent more than 20 years practicing medicine in the delta of Northeast Louisiana. After looking into the face of poverty, I believe that every American should have access to quality health care regardless of how much money they’ve got in the bank.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of the FY17 Budget Resolution, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives 227 - 198 Friday afternoon.
The Budget Resolution provides important provisions for the budget reconciliation process, a legislative tool Congress will use to repeal Obamacare.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in leading a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump asking that the United States move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been promoted to serve on the coveted House Armed Services Committee (HASC) during the 115th Congress.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named the Richland Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Year.
Dr. Abraham, a native and current resident of Richland Parish, is a member of the chamber. He owns a farm in Alto and has previously opened a veterinary clinic in Rayville and medical clinic in Mangham.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Tuesday led the Louisiana Congressional delegation in a letter to President Obama supporting Gov.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Wednesday to bring home half a billion dollars designated for disaster relief aid, the bulk of which will go to Louisiana to help residents recover from the devastating floods that struck the state in March and August.
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.
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.
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.
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The House voted unanimously on Wednesday to ban people from slaughtering dogs or cats for food, or from being involved in any transaction related to dog or cat meat.
Members of Louisiana's Congressional delegation will hold an event Saturday in Baton Rouge for high schoolers interested in attending the nation's Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine academies.
Entrance into one of the nation's service academies requires a Congressional or service-connected nomination.
Last week, delegates from 192 countries met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss the future of the global postal network. They met in the headquarters of the African Union in a building designed, built and financed by China.
Five boys from the local Boy Scout Troop #53 received their Eagle Scout rank in a ceremony Sunday.
Joseph “Bruce” Cordill, Jesse Thomas, Jarrod Thomas Jr., Sam Broussard and Nico Broussard were presented their badges at Winnsboro First Baptist Church by Scout Master Karl Broussard.
Seafood processors, sugar cane millers and landscapers in Louisiana are worried there won't be enough visas available for the foreign seasonal laborers they need in the coming months.
Conferees on the farm bill understand the economic challenges facing farmers and want to get a farm bill done to provide certainty -- a popular word among them -- to farmers and rural America.
Congressman Neal Dunn’s (FL-02) legislation to expand veterans’ job and educational opportunities in the sciences passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Senator Dean Heller (NV) introduced companion legislation in the Senate similar to Dr. Dunn’s bill. Dr. Dunn’s bill, H.R.
Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham is pushing his colleagues on the Farm Bill Conference Committee to include work requirements for food stamp recipients, the last major sticking point on passage.
West Monroe has landed a $1 million Delta Regional Authority grant to upgrade the infrastructure at its signature commercial park anchored by the Ike Hamilton Exposition Center.
"It's a huge win for West Monroe for a project that will set the stage to attract even more economic development opportunities to the park," West Monroe Mayor Staci Albritton said.
Bailey Whitlock and her family have bad cell service at home. They're still using a landline, and their internet service is terrible.
"If you barely turn your head, we automatically lose it," Whitlock said.