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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


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February 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A bill authored by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, unanimously passed the full House of Representatives on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

February 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation Thursday, Feb. 4, to advance sensible tax reform in an effort to stimulate agribusiness.

January 27, 2016 Press Release

ALEXANDRIA – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the following satellite office hours for Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle and Winn parishes.

January 27, 2016 Press Release

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the following satellite office hours for Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, Tensas and West Carroll parishes.

January 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, opposes the Department of Veteran Affairs’ choice to head up health care operations in Louisiana and Mississippi due to the appointee’s involvement in the ongoing scandal regarding VA wait times.

December 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by the House on Friday, Dec. 18.

The omnibus passed the House with a 316 - 113 vote. The Senate was expected to take up the bill Friday night.

November 30, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, participated in a Congressional oversight visit to Afghanistan and Kuwait during the week of Thanksgiving. He joined five other members of Congress in meetings with U.S. military commanders, American troops and Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

November 16, 2015 Press Release

For a couple years now we’ve watched as the terrorists of the Islamic State perform acts of violence against innocent people, from beheading Christians to setting prisoners of war on fire to selling women into the sex slave trade.

November 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto; Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans; and Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill.; introduced a bill Thursday, Nov. 5, that seeks to prevent deaths of high school football players.

October 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined an overwhelming majority of Republicans in electing Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as the next Speaker of the House.

Dr. Abraham joined 235 other Republicans in voting for Ryan, who garnered the support of all major Republican caucuses in Congress, including the very conservative House Freedom Caucus.


In The News

September 5, 2018 In The News

Congress is taking steps to bring a Farm Bill to the president’s desk. Wednesday, members of Congress met at the Farm Bill Conference Committee hearing trying to get the House and Senate to agree on a bill. The sticking point for Congressman Ralph Abraham are provisions for adults who get food stamps.

September 5, 2018 In The News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed farm bill negotiators to finalize an agreement as quickly as possible, but House Republicans used the conference committee’s first formal meeting to continue to press senators to accept tighter work requirements for food stamp recipients. 

September 5, 2018 In The News
A conference committee has started discussions on a new Farm Bill on Capitol Hill, with Republicans pushing for major reforms to food stamp eligibility. Congressman Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish is on the committee and he supports a work or educational requirement for an able bodied adult to be eligible for SNAP.
September 5, 2018 In The News

Ochsner Health System has finalized an agreement with Christus Health in Lake Charles to create a joint venture in the region, a deal that includes operations of two hospitals, a charitable foundation and other clinics and facilities.

September 5, 2018 In The News

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.

September 4, 2018 In The News

The Farm Bill, a key piece of legislation for Louisianans, is nearing the finish line in Washington, D.C. with Rep. Ralph Abraham in a prominent role to make it happen. 

September 3, 2018 In The News

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Louisiana congressman Ralph Abraham announced that the University of Louisiana at Monroe would receive a nearly $275,000 federal grant.

The grant’s purpose is for the university to purchase new weather satellite equipment. ULM was given this equipment after a long term grant process.

August 30, 2018 In The News

Ouachita River Valley Association members met Thursday to discuss the future of the Ouachita River. ORVA officials say the Ouachita River is necessary for so many people in the area, and that's why dredging the river and fixing the Columbia lock are so important.

August 29, 2018 In The News

Local leaders are talking about the economic development of the Ouachita River this week. That's the theme for the Ouachita River Valley Association's conference from August 29-30.

August 28, 2018 In The News

Farmers are breathing a sigh of relief. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will pay $4.7 billion  to farmers growing the products hit hardest by tariffs in the trade war with China.