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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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July 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A bill authored by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, giving veterans a boost in their benefits passed the House on Tuesday, July 28.

July 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated a number of parishes as primary natural disaster areas and contiguous natural disaster areas due to damage caused by heavy rains, heavy winds and flooding earlier this year.

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.

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In The News

August 16, 2018 In The News

It’s still far from clear who will take over from Paul Ryan as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives should Republicans retain control of the chamber after the November election.

But according to a poll released this week by Politico and Morning Consult, Louisiana’s U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise may have the inside track to taking over the powerful post.

August 15, 2018 In The News

More than 300 people turned out Tuesday to the Vidalia Conference & Convention Center to welcome Vidalia Denim Mills.

Mayors and alderman of Natchez and Vidalia, economic development officials, community business representatives and residents looking for work were all part of the crowd gathered to welcome the newest industry to the Miss-Lou.

August 14, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump has signed the defense spending bill that will benefit Barksdale Air Force Base. It includes $12.25 million for a new entrance and gate complex at BAFB.

August 14, 2018 In The News

President Trump has signed the $717 Billion defense spending bill that will fund the military for 2019. It includes pay raises for troops and substantial investments in Louisiana based military bases. Northeast Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham says it’s the biggest pay raise for the military in nearly a decade.

August 14, 2018 In The News

A parade of political officials gathered in a small tent between the Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Aug. 8 for the ceremonial presentation of a $45 million grant.

August 13, 2018 In The News

President Trump has signed the $717 billion defense spending bill that will fund the military for 2019. It includes pay raises for troops and substantial investments in Louisiana based military bases. Northeast Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham says it’s the biggest pay raise for the military in nearly a decade.

August 13, 2018 In The News

President Trump has signed the $717 billion defense spending bill that will fund the military for 2019. It includes pay raises for troops and substantial investments in Louisiana based military bases. Northeast Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham says it’s the biggest pay raise for the military in nearly a decade.

August 10, 2018 In The News

There’s concern over Pineville’s Forest Research Station after the U.S. Forest Service decided to move one of the research units to Alabama.

"We are a little selfish that we like to see it close to home," said Buck Vandersteen, Executive Director with the Louisiana Forestry Association. "We were surprised, really surprised and disappointed."

August 9, 2018 In The News

Federal grant money is coming for 3 projects, including a big upgrade for the Madison Parish Port.

Congressman Ralph Abraham announced nearly $400,000 in grant funding from the US Department of Agriculture for education and workforce development projects across Northeast and Central Louisiana.

August 9, 2018 In The News

Louisiana's newest federal judge was formally seated on the U.S. District Court bench Thursday, although he's been on the job five months.

"We've already closed out 165 cases," said Terry Doughty, laughing, during a standing-room only ceremony at the federal courthouse in Monroe, where he will serve on the Western District of Louisiana.

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