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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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.

March 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, applauded the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to amend the 40-mile rule in the Veterans Choice Program, but he says more work needs to be done to ensure America’s heroes have better access to the care they need.

March 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that more than $7.1 million in federal loan money had been guaranteed for the Alexandria-based business Southern Textile Services, LLC.

The guaranteed business and industry loan was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

March 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - In a speech on the House floor Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, honored the memory of four Louisiana National Guardsmen and seven Marines who died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash earlier this month.

Two of those who died, Chief Warrant Officers George Griffin and George Strother, were from Dr. Abraham's district.

February 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Republican Party has made Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, its featured member of the week.

February 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement in regards to the President’s $4 trillion proposed budget:

January 6, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by House Speaker John Boehner on January 6th, 2015.
January 6, 2015 Press Release
The 114th freshman class stands ready for the new Congress.

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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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