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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named a member of the conference committee that will craft the final version of the Farm Bill.
 

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today the Economic Development Agency will award a $400,000 grant aimed at creating jobs, developing entrepreneurs and growing small businesses in Central Louisiana.

July 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that a water system in Madison Parish will receive about $4.2 million in funds from the US Department of Agriculture to help it complete needed upgrades.
 

July 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has introduced a bill aimed at stopping the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which has devastating effects on deer herds.
 

July 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced that the Lake Providence Port will receive $800,000 for dredging, which will keep it open for commerce and provide flood control benefits.

June 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, today voted in favor of a House resolution demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) comply with requests from Congress to turn over documents relating to possible abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by DOJ personnel.
 

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against an immigration bill that ultimately failed by a 121-300 vote.

Abraham issued the following statement in regards to his vote:

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June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - 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.

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June 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement regarding the House’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

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

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In The News

September 28, 2018 In The News

A three-bill legislative package known as Tax Reform 2.0 cleared the House during votes on Thursday and Friday.

Among other changes, the bills would make recently enacted tax cuts for individuals permanent, expand retirement and education accounts and create tax-advantaged Universal Savings Accounts.

September 28, 2018 In The News

Sunday marks the end of the opportunity for Congress to deliver an “on-time farm bill.” It appears politics again got in the way of legislation needed to offer certainty for farmers in a growing uneasy environment of turbulent trade relations and crashing commodity prices.

September 28, 2018 In The News

The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare and National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) commend Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) for introducing legislation in the Senate and Representatives Ralph Abraham (R-LA), Garrett Graves (R-LA), Scott DeJarlais (R-TN), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and Terri Sewell (D-AL) to introducing legislation in the Hous

September 27, 2018 In The News

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced that FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-5-LA) will be Day 1 Keynote speakers at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), taking place Oct. 16-18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

September 27, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the life and service of Ruston resident Adolf "Wes" Wesselhoeft.

September 27, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham took time on the House floor to honor Ruston resident Adolf Wesselhoeft, who is now legally blind from exposure to agent Orange from flying bombers during the Vietnam War.

September 24, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that the University of Louisiana Monroe has won a $352,500 grant to study diabetes and obesity.

The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Hospitals and is awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

September 24, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham has announced that the University of Louisiana at Monroe has won a $352,500 grant to study diabetes and obesity.

The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Hospitals and is awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

September 23, 2018 In The News

85 members of Congress have signed a joint letter urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cancel its contract with a biomedical procurement company to purchase “fetal tissue” that will be used to create mice with a human immune system in order to test drug safety and efficacy.

September 22, 2018 In The News

For Osby Bryant, $35 is a lifeline. That’s how much the federal food stamp program sends every month to the Shreveport native, who spent 43 years in prison for murder.

Now free on parole in New Orleans, the 70-year-old Bryant is slowly rebuilding his life. He works from 5 a.m. to noon every day as a carpenter while he saves money for an apartment.

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Videos

January 19, 2018 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, spoke on the floor of the House on Friday to honor the memory of West Feliciana firefighter Russell Achord, who died this week in the line of duty.
 

January 17, 2018 Video

CHIP provides funds for sick, impoverished children. There shouldn't be a debate on funding, yet Democrats are choosing to use our children in their political games to get amnesty for illegal aliens. It's unconscionable.

September 25, 2017 Video

When a local WWII veteran died without any close family to serve as pallbearers, six football players from Winnfield Senior High School volunteered to give him the hero's send-off he deserved. Congressman Abraham told their story on the House floor to honor these men and this community for their actions.

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