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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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July 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday nearly $3.5 million in federal grant money for three projects across the 5th Congressional District.

July 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that four airports across in the 5th Congressional District will receive a combined $482,000 in federal grant money for facility enhancements.

July 10, 2017 Press Release

MONROE - Good Hope Middle School student Tanner Bentz will be Louisiana’s flag bearer at the 2017 State Games of America.

July 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the City of Monroe with a grant that’s anticipated to stimulate $20 million in economic development.

July 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that three medical centers in the Fifth Congressional District will benefit from nearly $5.1 million in combined grants awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc., in Bastrop has received $1,025,840.

July 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that the Marksville Municipal Airport has received a grant in the amount of nearly $1.7 million for runway repairs.

June 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined three of his House colleagues in introducing legislation Wednesday that would prevent the federal government from redefining the definitions of “sex” and “gender” without Congressional approval.

 

June 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., and LSU Health Science Center - Shreveport Chancellor Dr. G. E. Ghali pitched a plan to Department of Veteran Affairs Sec. David Shulkin on Tuesday on ways LSU can partner with Overton Brooks to improve veterans’ access to health care.

 

May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that five students from Louisiana's 5th Congressional District have accepted appointments to military service academies.

May 5, 2017 Press Release

There's a lot of misinformation out there about the American Health Care Act. Remember, the same people lying about the AHCA are the same ones who lied about how Obamacare would let you keep your doctor, let you keep your insurance, drive down costs, lower premiums, and expand choices. None of those things happen, and neither will the lies they're spreading now.

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In The News

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."

September 29, 2017 In The News

Farming is one of the top economic resources for the nation and here in Louisiana, we have over 28,000 farms to help make that happen, making today's hearing pretty important.

A congressional hearing for the upcoming 2018 farm bill was held today where farmers, bankers, and governmental officials came together to voice their concerns for the upcoming farm bill.

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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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