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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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March 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., is condemning a lawsuit filed by the American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood against President Trump’s proposed Title X rule change that prohibits funding to clinics that make abortion referrals.
 

March 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham have introduced the Income Verification Act to reduce fraud in taxpayer-funded government assistance programs by requiring states to use federal tax information to verify income eligibility for these programs.

March 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced $22,000 in federal funds for the City of Tallulah’s water system.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., voted against a bill introduced by House Democrats to block President Trump's declaration of a national emergency to solve the crisis on the southern border. The bill ultimately passed. Abraham issued the following statement:

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., reintroduced legislation to help soybean farmers better access a program designed to offset losses caused by Chinese tariffs.

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February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., voted against the government spending bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives tonight. He supports President Trump's intent to declare a national emergency to help build a border wall.

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February 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is pledging support for an effort to bypass House Democrat leadership to force a floor vote on the Born Alive Survivor Protection Act.

February 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement on President Trump's State of the Union address:

February 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTONCongressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that two health centers in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $7 million in combined grant funding.

February 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTONCongressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., has reintroduced bipartisan legislation aimed at combating the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) within the deer population.

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In The News

February 23, 2019 In The News

A doctor with a questionable past is reportedly aborting babies at two Louisiana clinics, one in New Orleans and the other in Baton Rouge. According to Louisiana Right to Life, Dr. Kevin Govan Work is working at the clinics as a solo practitioner, which the group says is a violation of his probation.

February 16, 2019 In The News

Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham isn't going to wait for the deadly, so-called “zombie” deer disease to spread to his home state of Louisiana before taking action.

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February 16, 2019 In The News

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, of Jefferson Parish, applauded President Donald Trump for signing the new funding bill that averts a second government shutdown in as many months.

February 15, 2019 In The News

The bulk of Louisiana’s congressional delegation stands behind President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration in order to build and expand barriers at the U.S-Mexico border. The president made the declaration official Friday (Feb. 15).

February 15, 2019 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., reintroduced legislation to help soybean farmers better access a program designed to offset losses caused by Chinese tariffs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) last year that offers payments to farmers based on losses incurred by Chinese tariffs.

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February 15, 2019 In The News

President Donald Trump doesn't plan to raid Louisiana's $1.4 billion in disaster flood funding to build a border wall under his national emergency declaration, easing concerns of GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy.

President Trump made the declaration Friday, bypassing Congress to secure almost $7 billion to build the wall on the U.S. southern border through executive action.

February 15, 2019 In The News

Hard-fought legislation that gives President Donald Trump 55 additional miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border - short of what he requested - is on the way to his desk after a bipartisan House vote.

The bill also closes a chapter by preventing a second government shutdown at midnight Friday and by providing $333 billion to finance several Cabinet agencies through September.

February 15, 2019 In The News

The Digital Age demands a workforce capable of defending us from modern threats. Americans today face cyber threats not only from hostile foreign nationals, but also from hackers, child pornographers, spies and thieves invading our homes and businesses through our computers.

February 14, 2019 In The News

Louisiana lawmakers are voicing their opinion on the funding bill now headed to the president’s desk to be signed after a vote on Thursday.

Clay Higgins, Ralph Abraham, and Mike Johnson all say the spending bill falls short of what was promised. They also say the time given to review that bill was insufficient to make voting ‘yes’ possible.

February 14, 2019 In The News

Hard-fought legislation that gives President Donald Trump 55 additional miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border - short of what he requested - is on the way to his desk after a bipartisan House vote.

The bill also closes a chapter by preventing a second government shutdown at midnight Friday and by providing $333 billion to finance several Cabinet agencies through September.

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Videos

March 13, 2018 Video
Grady Bubber Brown served our nation in the military and opened a NELA institution, Panola Pepper Corp.

 

 

January 19, 2018 Video

This week I spoke on the House floor in support of the Pro-Life movement to end abortions in America.

January 19, 2018 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, spoke on the floor of the House on Friday to honor the memory of West Feliciana firefighter Russell Achord, who died this week in the line of duty.
 

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