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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


Latest News

March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., voted against HR 1, the Democrat Politician Protection Act. His statement on his vote is as follows:

March 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., is condemning a lawsuit filed by the American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood against President Trump’s proposed Title X rule change that prohibits funding to clinics that make abortion referrals.

March 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham have introduced the Income Verification Act to reduce fraud in taxpayer-funded government assistance programs by requiring states to use federal tax information to verify income eligibility for these programs.

March 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced $22,000 in federal funds for the City of Tallulah’s water system.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., voted against a bill introduced by House Democrats to block President Trump's declaration of a national emergency to solve the crisis on the southern border. The bill ultimately passed. Abraham issued the following statement:

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., reintroduced legislation to help soybean farmers better access a program designed to offset losses caused by Chinese tariffs.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., voted against the government spending bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives tonight. He supports President Trump's intent to declare a national emergency to help build a border wall.

On the spending bill vote:

February 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is pledging support for an effort to bypass House Democrat leadership to force a floor vote on the Born Alive Survivor Protection Act.

February 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement on President Trump's State of the Union address:

February 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTONCongressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that two health centers in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $7 million in combined grant funding.


In The News

March 12, 2019 In The News

The pastor and congregation of Shreveport Baptist Temple, 288 Flournoy-Lucas Road, hosted the 6th Annual First Responders Appreciation Day on March 10, to honor law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service personnel.

March 11, 2019 In The News

First responders received a standing ovation from people in the community at the 6th Annual First Responders Appreciation Day. Police, firefighters and EMS from across the parishes came out for the prayer and to receive appreciation from community members.

March 6, 2019 In The News

U.S. Senator John Kennedy and Representative Ralph Abraham have filed legislation that would require states to verify eligibility for government assistance programs, before the benefits go out. The Income Verification Act would apply to Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and food stamps.

March 6, 2019 In The News

The American Medical Association (AMA) forged its alliance further with the abortion industry Tuesday when it joined Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s new rule that draws a clear line between abortion and family planning.

March 5, 2019 In The News

Joanne E. Cunningham took over as The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare’s executive director in August 2018. Since then, much of her focus has been spent educating policymakers on the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and its potentially industry-shaping impact. So far, those advocacy returns have been promising, recently contributing to PDGM-refinement legislation in the U.S.

March 4, 2019 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham, who often commutes to Washington piloting his own Cirrus SR 20 airplane, has been named top gun for the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary's Congressional Squadron. Abraham, R-Alto, takes over as the fourth commander in the 51-year history of the squadron, which is based at Joint Base Andrews, Md., succeeding former U.S. Sen.

March 2, 2019 In The News

With all the rain we've seen so far in 2019, it's no surprise that our rivers are starting to feel the effects. So on Saturday morning US Representative for Louisiana, Ralph Abraham, took a trip to see some of the worst spots.

He flew News Channel Five over the Mississippi River in the Vicksburg area.

March 1, 2019 In The News

The City of Tallulah got some good news coming out of a bad situation. Congressman Ralph Abraham announced he was able to help get the city $22,000 through a USDA grant.

"We've already set up the account at Delta Banks here in Tallulah. It's already ready to go," Mayor Gloria Hayden said.

March 1, 2019 In The News

Civil Air Patrol’s “flying congressman,” U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Louisiana, has been tabbed to command the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s Congressional Squadron, based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

February 25, 2019 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham was in Pineville on Monday evening as the Louisiana Farm Bureau held its leadership conference at the Convention Center.



June 1, 2018 Video

On June 1, the Rotary Club of Monroe celebrates 100 years as an organization. Today, I spoke on the House floor to recognize their century of service to Louisiana.

April 10, 2018 Video

On Tuesday, I recognized the incredible work that the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge is doing for our young people. They're changing lives and making our state a better place.

March 13, 2018 Video
Grady Bubber Brown served our nation in the military and opened a NELA institution, Panola Pepper Corp.