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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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.

January 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., is requesting that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo address concerns of agriculture producers that their seasonal guest workers have been unable to get work visas to enter the United States.

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against giving Speaker Nancy Pelosi authority to use the House of Representatives to argue in support of Obamacare in court.

In December, a Texas federal judge ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. Democrats have sought to use the House of Representatives as a platform to defend Obamacare in an appeal.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's address to the nation regarding the urgent need for increased border security:

January 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against a spending bill that would fund the government because it did not have increased funding for border security.

December 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the winner of the Congressional App Challenge for Louisiana’s Fifth District was Hurricane Wyatt created by Garrett Gray, Zachary Reddick, and Wyatt Wiggins from Delhi Charter School.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted for the government spending bill after Congressional leaders included $5.7 billion in funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against a bill to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system. The House ultimately agreed to the Senate's changes.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the US Department of Agriculture for proposing a new rule to crack down on the amount of food stamp waivers granted to able-bodied adults without dependents.
 

December 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted for the Farm Bill Conference Report, which passed overwhelmingly in the House. It now heads to President Trump’s desk for a signature.
 

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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

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.
 

January 17, 2018 Video

CHIP provides funds for sick, impoverished children. There shouldn't be a debate on funding, yet Democrats are choosing to use our children in their political games to get amnesty for illegal aliens. It's unconscionable.

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