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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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March 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Louisiana cotton farmers now have access to the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program thanks to a policy change by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a change that Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has long advocated for.

February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced a bill Wednesday to provide rural communities with access to more than $2 billion in grant funding for infrastructure improvements.

February 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Oversight Subcommittee, held a hearing Wednesday to examine issues surrounding the use of blockchain technology.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in regards to his vote in support of the bipartisan budget agreement.

February 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement in regards to an impending vote this afternoon to fund Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs, or Community Health Centers).
 

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Tuesday afternoon for a long-term funding bill that seeks to rebuild and reinvigorate our nation's military.

January 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named the Chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight.
 

January 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to the end of the government shutdown.

January 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the US Department of Agriculture has awarded grants in the amount of about $1 million to enhance delivery of medical services through telemedicine in 15 rural Louisiana parishes.

January 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - 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.

To view the speech on YouTube, click here.

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In The News

June 26, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and members of the state's Republican congressional delegation said the Supreme Court's narrow decision to uphold President Trump's travel ban will make America safer.

The travel ban prohibits previously legal immigration and travel.

June 21, 2018 In The News

It was a squeaker, but the U.S. House passed its version of the Farm Bill Thursday on a 213-211 vote.

The timing was perfect in Louisiana, where the Farm Bureau Federation is hosting the largest annual gathering for producers in the state here at its annual convention.

June 21, 2018 In The News

The military is seeing significantly lower levels of opioid abuse and use as it installs a series of reforms in the midst of a drug epidemic that has gripped the nation, two service health officials told lawmakers.

June 20, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, has cosponsored legislation to expand Interstate 14 from Texas through central Louisiana and into Mississippi.

June 20, 2018 In The News

Louisiana's farmers and ranchers face uncertainty both at home and on a national level as more than 1,000 of them gather here for the annual Farm Bureau Convention with no Farm Bill in place and their state agriculture budget in tatters.

"This is a critical time," Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation President Ronnie Anderson said.

June 19, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Louisiana, said Tuesday that he opposes the separation of immigrant children from their parents who brought them illegally into the United States while also generally defending the Trump Administration's approach to immigration enforcement.

June 18, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Republicans in Congress largely stand behind President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration enforcement policy, even as a growing chorus of critics attack the White House’s prosecution decisions that have led to the separation of thousands of migrant families along the U.S.-Mexico border.

June 17, 2018 In The News

Thousands of acres of land are on the verge of being damaged if something isn't done to stop rising water and erosion.

So, Fifth Louisiana levee board president Reynold Minsky is pleading for help.

He called in Congressman Ralph Abraham to see the damage for himself.

June 15, 2018 In The News

Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham recently announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding a $2.2 million grant to Grambling State University aimed at producing more undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

June 13, 2018 In The News

The eyes of the world are on the recent meeting between President Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. US Representative Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish says he’s thankful that relations with North Korea are at a point where talking is a possibility.

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Videos

August 15, 2016 Video

Congressman Abraham honors Sterlington police officer David Elahi and other law enforcement officers who gave their lives in service to our communities.

September 10, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham honored the memory of Tyrell Cameron during a floor speech on Sept. 10. Cameron died during an accident on the football field.

September 9, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, honored the service of law enforcement officers during a floor speech on Sept. 9.

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