WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that the U.S. House of Representatives passed his legislation to block an executive order from the Obama Administration that could drive up the costs of building in Louisiana communities.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is leading the effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to bring long overdue recognition for the heroism of Lt. Joseph Verbis Lafleur, an Army chaplain who sacrificed his life in World War II.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that seven students from Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District have received appointments or invitations to attend a military service academy or preparatory school.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation on Monday, May 23, that seeks to halt the Obama administration’s executive overreach regarding the transgender bathroom directive handed down to public schools.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response the President Obama’s order mandating that all public schools allow people to use any bathroom they choose regardless of their biological gender.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, continued advocating to the President and the United States Department of Agriculture for additional flood relief and assistance in the wake of historic flooding in Louisiana.
MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that President Obama has declared an 16 additional parishes federal disaster areas due to recent flooding, according to FEMA.
MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Sunday, March 13, that President Obama has declared a federal state of emergency for seven Louisiana parishes affected by recent flooding.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that the National Science Foundation has awarded Louisiana Tech University a grant worth more than half a million dollars.
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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.