WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., recently led a letter from members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation to command at the Barksdale Air Force Base requesting that base leadership reconsider their decision to
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today urged the Senate to pass Sen. Bill Cassidy's health care plan.
Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will hold a listening session in Rayville to gather information from Louisiana’s agriculture industry leaders to assist in crafting the 2018 Farm Bill.
Dr. Abraham is Louisiana’s only member serving on the House Agriculture Committee, and he still actively farms land near his home in Richland Parish.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that three airports across Louisiana's 5th Congressional District will receive about $19.8 million in grant funding awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the efforts of the staff and volunteers at the Alexandria Mega Shelter for their response following Hurricane Harvey. The speech can be viewed on YouTube here.
The prepared remarks are as follows:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the Trump administration for its decision to repeal the Obama-era Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS), a complex set of regulations that would result in more expensive building costs in Louisiana.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of the spending bill passed by the House on Thursday that takes the first steps toward fulfilling President Trump’s promise of building a wall along our nation’s southern border.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Friday voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed on a bipartisan 344-81 vote. The bill takes great steps toward rebuilding our military and includes many wins for Louisiana’s bases.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday nearly $3.5 million in federal grant money for three projects across the 5th Congressional District.
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Members of Louisiana’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives are upbeat after Republicans narrowly adopted a budget resolution they hope cuts American’s taxes by the end of the year.
A World War II chaplain who sacrificed himself to help save soldiers on a torpedoed Japanese prison ship has been posthumously honored with two bravery medals.
U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham presented the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart to relatives of Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur at a ceremony in Opelousas, Louisiana, on October 17, the Catholic News Service reported.
Pushing back on Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian ties to President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Mangham and 18 Republican colleagues in the House are calling for congressional hearings into the special counsel's potential conflicts of interest and political bias. They say they want to bring Mueller "out of the shadows and into the public square."
On Oct. 17 in St. Landry Church before family, the local bishop, school students and local dignitaries, heroic Second World War chaplain Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur posthumously received a second Distinguished Service Medal and Purple Heart for actions on board a Japanese prisoner of war ship that cost him his life but saved scores more.
Firefighters from all over Rapides Parish gathered in Alexandria Saturday morning for Firefighter Appreciation Day.
Families, friends, and just folks around the community showed up at the mega-shelter next to LSUA to support those who face the fire every day, and to remember those who died in action.
Four US Congressman wrote Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday, calling on him to “utilize all available resources to broker an immediate ceasing of offensive hostilities” against Kurdish forces and “seek a long-term diplomatic solution.”
About 10 years ago at a Catholic church, a fellow parishioner of Suzanne Guerra’s handed her prayer card with a photographed portrait on it. The photo struck her: it depicted the priest who baptized her more than 60 years prior, although the person who handed it to Guerra had no idea. Guerra didn’t even know at that time the role that priest had played in her life.
Students at Holly Ridge are preparing for the trip of a lifetime. They're heading to Washington D.C. in May.
The exemplary spiritual life and heroic actions during combat of Rev. Joseph V. Lafleur were honored by religious and U.S. military officials on Tuesday morning when he was posthumously presented the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart at a ceremony held at St. Landry Catholic Church.
A military ceremony will posthumously award the Distinguished Service Cross at St. Landry Catholic Church on Tuesday to Rev. Verbis LaFleur, who died in 1944 attempting to save men aboard a Japanese prisoner of war ship that sank in the Indian Ocean.
Dr. Abraham joined Pilots for Patients to fly flood relief supplies to victims in South Louisiana on Friday, Aug. 19.
Congressman Abraham leads the effort in the House to recognize WWII hero Father Joseph Lafleur with the Distinguished Service Cross.
Congressman Abraham honors Sterlington police officer David Elahi and other law enforcement officers who gave their lives in service to our communities.