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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against HR 6, the American Dream and Promise Act that could grant amnesty to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants.

The bill passed in the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.
 

May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and the Louisiana Congressional delegation are urging the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be prepared to aid farmers in the wake of damages from the opening of the Morganza Spillway.
 

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., and the Louisiana Congressional delegation wrote to President Trump today in support of a federal disaster declaration in response to tornados that claimed two lives and caused millions of dollars in damage across Lincoln, Union and Morehouse parishes.
 

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against HR 5, known as the Equality Act. His statement is below:

May 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced that Allison Litwin of West Monroe has won the 2019 Congressional High School Art Competition for Louisiana’s 5th District.

April 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., released the following statement in response to a letter that Gov. John Bel Edwards sent to members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation today that criticized President Trump's tax cut reforms. 

April 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., released the following statement upon learning that Gov. Blanco has entered hospice care:

"Gov. Blanco dedicated her life to public service and is a pioneer for Louisiana women. She exemplifies the charm of our great state, and Dianne and I are praying for her and her family," Abraham said.

April 17, 2019 Press Release

This column was originally published in the April 2019 version of Louisiana Farm and Ranch magazine.

I believe in the future of agriculture.

April 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Reps. Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., and Mike Johnson, R-La., joined U.S. Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, in reintroducing legislation to create Interstate 14 through Central Louisiana.

April 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., was awarded the Family Research Council (FRC) Action’s “True Blue” award for displaying unwavering commitment and support of faith, family, and freedom during the second session of 115th Congress.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Videos

June 7, 2018 Video

Glen Post is retiring after leading CenturyLink for 26 years. He's a North Louisiana boy at heart, and his commitment to our region and Louisiana is a huge part of why CenturyLink remains headquartered in Monroe. Thanks Glen! May you have a relaxing retirement.

June 5, 2018 Video

Bishop T.F. Tenney touched the lives of thousands of people around the globe during his 65 years in the ministry. I am proud he called Louisiana's 5th District home. He will be missed, and his family will remain in my prayers.

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.

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