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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


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March 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that more than $7.1 million in federal loan money had been guaranteed for the Alexandria-based business Southern Textile Services, LLC.

The guaranteed business and industry loan was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

March 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - In a speech on the House floor Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, honored the memory of four Louisiana National Guardsmen and seven Marines who died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash earlier this month.

Two of those who died, Chief Warrant Officers George Griffin and George Strother, were from Dr. Abraham's district.

February 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Republican Party has made Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, its featured member of the week.

February 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement in regards to the President’s $4 trillion proposed budget:

January 6, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by House Speaker John Boehner on January 6th, 2015.
January 6, 2015 Press Release
The 114th freshman class stands ready for the new Congress.


In The News

June 27, 2018 In The News

The GOP immigration bill that failed Wednesday (June 27) in the U.S. House won support from two of Louisiana's six representatives: Republicans Steve Scalise of Old Jefferson and Clay Higgins of Port Barre. The others voted against it, but for different reasons.

Here's what Louisiana's delegation had to say:

Ralph Abraham, 5th District:

June 27, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is calling on Congress to censure Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for urging her supporters to confront and harass members of the Trump administration.

June 26, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and members of the state's Republican congressional delegation said the Supreme Court's narrow decision to uphold President Trump's travel ban will make America safer.

The travel ban prohibits previously legal immigration and travel.

June 21, 2018 In The News

It was a squeaker, but the U.S. House passed its version of the Farm Bill Thursday on a 213-211 vote.

The timing was perfect in Louisiana, where the Farm Bureau Federation is hosting the largest annual gathering for producers in the state here at its annual convention.

June 21, 2018 In The News

The military is seeing significantly lower levels of opioid abuse and use as it installs a series of reforms in the midst of a drug epidemic that has gripped the nation, two service health officials told lawmakers.

June 20, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, has cosponsored legislation to expand Interstate 14 from Texas through central Louisiana and into Mississippi.

June 20, 2018 In The News

Louisiana's farmers and ranchers face uncertainty both at home and on a national level as more than 1,000 of them gather here for the annual Farm Bureau Convention with no Farm Bill in place and their state agriculture budget in tatters.

"This is a critical time," Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation President Ronnie Anderson said.

June 19, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Louisiana, said Tuesday that he opposes the separation of immigrant children from their parents who brought them illegally into the United States while also generally defending the Trump Administration's approach to immigration enforcement.

June 18, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Republicans in Congress largely stand behind President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration enforcement policy, even as a growing chorus of critics attack the White House’s prosecution decisions that have led to the separation of thousands of migrant families along the U.S.-Mexico border.

June 17, 2018 In The News

Thousands of acres of land are on the verge of being damaged if something isn't done to stop rising water and erosion.

So, Fifth Louisiana levee board president Reynold Minsky is pleading for help.

He called in Congressman Ralph Abraham to see the damage for himself.