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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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.

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.

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In The News

August 9, 2018 In The News

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

August 7, 2018 In The News

Groups on both sides of the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census have until 11:59 p.m. EDT Tuesday to share comments with the federal agency.

The debate over adding the question has stirred protests and letter-writing campaigns. It has also been the subject of congressional hearings, legislation and lawsuits.

August 3, 2018 In The News

Representatives Ralph Abraham, M.D, and Mike Johnson are two co-sponsors of H.R. 6633, the Turkey International Financial Institutions Act, that directs U.S. representatives at international financial institutions to oppose loans to Turkey, pending the release of U.S. citizens and consular staff.

August 2, 2018 In The News

House and Senate are at work in D.C., so staffers are taking most of the questions back in the district. 

Members of Monroe's Rotary Club want to know where a deal stands on a new farm bill. 

Representative Ralph Abraham is one of the negotiators working on the bill.

His chief of staff spoke to the Rotary Club and expects the work to begin quickly. 

August 1, 2018 In The News

National Right to Life has endorsed Congressman Ralph Abraham for re-election.

Abraham has been a consistent pro-life advocate in Congress and has a perfect voting record on pro-life issues.

July 30, 2018 In The News

All seven Louisiana Republican Congressmen joined an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court on Friday (July 27) to prevent removal of a 40-foot-tall memorial cross in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The Bladensburg peace cross was erected in 1925 to honor 49 local men who died in World War 1.

July 28, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, voted Thursday for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee report, the final step before the defense spending bill can go to the president. It passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support on a 359-54 vote.

July 27, 2018 In The News

All seven Louisiana Republicans in Congress joined a GOP petition asking the Supreme Court on Friday (July 27) to prevent removal of a 40-foot-tall World War I memorial cross in suburban Washington D.C. The Bladensburg peace cross was erected in 1925, at what is now a busy intersection in Prince George's County, Md., to honor 49 local men who died in the war.

July 27, 2018 In The News

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-WI, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, July 18, named the House conferees on the farm bill.

July 26, 2018 In The News

The U.S. House has passed the National Defense Authorization Act which provides the largest pay raise for troops in nine years. Congressman Ralph Abraham says the pay raises doesn’t just help soldiers, but communities that house military bases too.

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