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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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July 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced a bill Tuesday, July 21, to protect the Second Amendment by preventing the President from taking guns away from Social Security beneficiaries.

June 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been appointed to serve on a third committee, a sign that leaders in the capital recognize the contributions he can make to our nation.

June 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Business and agriculture leaders throughout Louisiana praised Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, for voting in favor of Trade Promotion Authority on Friday.

June 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement regarding the Army’s decision to allow Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

May 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has successfully intervened on behalf of the Richardson Medical Center in Rayville with the federal government to keep the hospital from closing.

 

May 21, 2015 Press Release

A group of young farmers and ranchers from various places throughout Louisiana visited my office in March to make sure I knew the issues they face daily as they set about running their farms and ranches.

May 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, passed an amendment to the energy and water development appropriations bill around midnight Friday that defunds the President’s executive order that changed the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.

April 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) chairman Congressman Jeff Miller as an original co-sponsor on legislation that will make major strides in reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs.

April 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the office schedule for his Southeast Louisiana field director, Malone Williams, on Thursday, April 16.

The schedule is in effect now. It will be posted on Dr. Abraham’s website, abraham.house.gov.

March 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted this week to save Medicare from going bankrupt, a move that will protect seniors’ access to health care.

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In The News

August 24, 2018 In The News

GOOD MORNING from NEW ORLEANS … We flew down here yesterday to check out VP MIKE PENCE fundraising with HOUSE MAJORITY WHIP STEVE SCALISE at a private event at the World War II Museum. We wanted to catch the vibe of the GOP fundraising circuit with two of the party’s top names, and see what Republicans were talking about as a maelstrom swirls at the White House.

August 23, 2018 In The News

Being a doctor is easier than being a member of Congress...

August 22, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that the University of Louisiana at Monroe is receiving a nearly $275,000 federal grant to buy new weather satellite equipment.

August 21, 2018 In The News

Not too long ago, at least in reporter years, I was utilizing the space in this weekly column with some regularity to write about the loss of influence and clout in Louisiana's congressional delegation. In doing so, I was probably repeating rather than reporting from Baton Rouge's echo chamber.

August 21, 2018 In The News

A new U.S. rice deal with Iraq will boost Louisiana farmers as the milling season begins here for this year’s ongoing harvest, The News-Star reports. 

August 21, 2018 In The News

Good news for Louisiana rice farmers. 

Iraq has agreed to purchase 15,000 metric tons of rice from the United States.

Louisiana is one of the top three rice-producing states in the country, along with California and Arkansas. 

August 21, 2018 In The News

The Iraqi government has agreed to purchase 15,000 tons of American rice in a deal that should relieve some pressure on Louisiana rice growers who are feeling the burn from an escalating trade war with China, and other nations. 

August 21, 2018 In The News

Good news for Louisiana rice farmers. 

Iraq has agreed to purchase 15,000 metric tons of rice from the United States.

Louisiana is one of the top three rice-producing states in the country, along with California and Arkansas. 

August 20, 2018 In The News

A new U.S. rice deal with Iraq will boost Louisiana farmers as the milling season begins here for this year's ongoing harvest.

Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, was among those who announced Iraq has agreed to buy 15,000 metric tons of American rice in its latest contract with America.

August 16, 2018 In The News

Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham recently announced a some $93,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for education and workforce development through the NOVA Workforce Institute of NELA.

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