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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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September 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., issued the following statement in regards to his vote against HR 3823, Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. The bill was defeated after failing to reach a two-thirds vote required for passage.

On changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and tax relief for disaster victims:

September 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., on Monday delivered a speech on the House floor recognizing six Winnfield Senior High School football players who served as pallbearers for a WWII veteran.

September 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., issued the following statement in response to a proposed six-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

September 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., recently led a letter from members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation to command at the Barksdale Air Force Base requesting that base leadership reconsider their decision to

September 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today urged the Senate to pass Sen. Bill Cassidy's health care plan.

September 18, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will hold a listening session in Rayville to gather information from Louisiana’s agriculture industry leaders to assist in crafting the 2018 Farm Bill.
 
Dr. Abraham is Louisiana’s only member serving on the House Agriculture Committee, and he still actively farms land near his home in Richland Parish.
 

September 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that three airports across Louisiana's 5th Congressional District will receive about $19.8 million in grant funding awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.

September 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the efforts of the staff and volunteers at the Alexandria Mega Shelter for their response following Hurricane Harvey. The speech can be viewed on YouTube here.

The prepared remarks are as follows:

August 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the Trump administration for its decision to repeal the Obama-era Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS), a complex set of regulations that would result in more expensive building costs in Louisiana.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of the spending bill passed by the House on Thursday that takes the first steps toward fulfilling President Trump’s promise of building a wall along our nation’s southern border.

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October 13, 2017 In The News

A military ceremony will posthumously award the Distinguished Service Cross at St. Landry Catholic Church on Tuesday to Rev. Verbis LaFleur, who died in 1944 attempting to save men aboard a Japanese prisoner of war ship that sank in the Indian Ocean.

October 11, 2017 In The News

A multi-part package of federal hurricane relief money hitting Congress this week will wipe away $16 billion in National Flood Insurance Program debt but won't include a number of changes to the program requested by the White House.

October 11, 2017 In The News

The ULM Student Government Association (SGA) is looking to improve its effectiveness on campus. To do this, they went to the seat of the U.S. Government to learn new techniques and study American history.

October 10, 2017 In The News

Baton Rouge-area Congressman Garret Graves is bringing the Congressional App Challenge, a program where K-12 students compete to code the best original app, to the Capital Region in the latest effort among officials to spur interest in the tech industry.

October 6, 2017 In The News

The widespread devastation that hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked on Puerto Rico  has renewed a long-running debate on Capitol Hill over a 97-year-old piece of legislation requiring ships shuttling between U.S. ports or offshore businesses be built in the U.S. and largely staffed by Americans.

October 4, 2017 In The News

The new $27.7 million West Feliciana Hospital officially opened its doors Monday, Oct. 2, with a new facility officials say promises to improve the quality of health care in West Feliciana Parish.

Hospital staff began the final stages at 6 a.m. Monday of moving equipment and the new Emergency Room was opened for patients at 7 a.m.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Republicans have pushed a bill through the House outlawing most late-term abortions, with Louisiana congressmen voting in support of the bill.

A Republican president is waiting in the White House to sign the bill. But the measure won't reach Donald Trump because Senate Democrats have enough votes to kill it with a filibuster - a delaying tactic that takes 60 votes to overcome.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Five of Louisiana’s six members of the U.S. House of Representatives have voted in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act, which prohibits any person from performing or attempting an abortion after the 20-week period.

October 3, 2017 In The News

Residents across the U.S. Gulf Coast and Caribbean territories hit by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria this year will get a handful of special disaster tax breaks under a bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump late last week.

September 29, 2017 In The News

Agriculture heavyweights from throughout Louisiana and beyond gathered in Rayville Friday to discuss what U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham calls a national security issue — the 2018 Farm Bill.

"Its that important," said Abraham, R-Alto. "I call agriculture America's thin green line."

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Videos

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.

July 29, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., took to the House floor to support the VA Accountability Act. Dr. Abraham cosponsored the legislation so that Congress can reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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