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U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, was shot in the hip by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a GOP congressional baseball team practice just outside of Washington.
"Wednesday's shooting jolted many lawmakers, leaving them feeling vulnerable. And as the political rhetoric becomes shriller, many members of Congress said they are receiving more threats, by email and by phone."
WASHINGTON — Louisiana lawmakers said Wednesday they were shaken their colleague Steve Scalise had been shot, but they plan to rally as usual to support one of their own.
Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that Jonesboro-Hodge High School senior Meredith Anderson has won the 2017 Congressional High School Art Competition for Louisiana’s 5th District.
President Trump plans to buff up the United States military at home and abroad. To do that, he’s asking Congress to increase defense and security spending by $54 billion.
“America has always been the country that boldly leads the world into the future and my budget will ensure that we continue to do exactly that,” President Trump said to a crowd of Navy sailors in Newport News. .
A congressional delegation including Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., and Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., all of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep.
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), Dr. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) announced a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help repair roads and infrastructure damaged in the August floods.
Congressman Ralph Abraham likes to call agriculture “America’s thin green line,” and he told about 70 Louisiana farmers who traveled to Washington this week they are integral links in that national security chain.
The "budget blueprint" that President Donald Trump's administration unveiled on Thursday could have a far-reaching impact on Louisiana, and the state's leaders say they are now looking for more details about the president's spending proposal.
Abraham praised Trump's plan for military spending, calling it a boon for Louisiana's defense contractors and numerous military installations. He was also satisfied with the across-the-board, 10-percent cut to the federal government's budget.
"If we can cut the fat and keep the meat, I'm good with that," Abraham said.