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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted to reform the tax code to give working class families a tax cut and create a more competitive tax environment for American businesses. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed the House on Thursday. Dr. Abraham's statement is as follows:

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The measure passed the House on Tuesday. His statement is as follows:

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of agreeing to the conference committee report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets approved spending levels for the military and national defense. The measure passed the House on Tuesday.

November 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that five parishes within the 5th Congressional District have received natural disaster designations from the US Department of Agriculture, meaning that farmers are eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Friday to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers (CHC).

HR 3922, the Championing Health Kids Act, passed the House on Friday morning. It extends funding for CHIP for five years and CHCs for two years.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Wednesday that it would not finalize a rule that would have jeopardized delivery of home health services nationwide.

October 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., and Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Ala., led a bipartisan letter of 174 members of Congress requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not final

October 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined 18 other members of Congress in calling on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees hold hearings to examine Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team’s potential conflicts of interest and political bias.

October 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will present the Distinguished Service Cross to the family of Chaplain Lt. Joseph Verbis Lafleur in a ceremony in Opelousas tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., voted in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks. The bill passed the House on Tuesday.

Dr. Abraham cosponsored the bill earlier this year. He is a staunch supporter of the Pro-Life movement.

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In The News

October 27, 2017 In The News

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October 26, 2017 In The News

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.

October 26, 2017 In The News

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.

October 24, 2017 In The News

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."

October 24, 2017 In The News

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.

October 21, 2017 In The News

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.

October 21, 2017 In The News

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.”

October 17, 2017 In The News

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.

October 17, 2017 In The News

Students at Holly Ridge are preparing for the trip of a lifetime. They're heading to Washington D.C. in May.

October 17, 2017 In The News

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.

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Videos

August 22, 2016 Video

Dr. Abraham joined Pilots for Patients to fly flood relief supplies to victims in South Louisiana on Friday, Aug. 19.

August 15, 2016 Video

Congressman Abraham leads the effort in the House to recognize WWII hero Father Joseph Lafleur with the Distinguished Service Cross.

August 15, 2016 Video

Congressman Abraham honors Sterlington police officer David Elahi and other law enforcement officers who gave their lives in service to our communities.

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