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June 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has cosponsored a bill to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, which do not comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is celebrating a decision by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the ways that federal funds are flowing to abortion provider Planned Parenthood, its affiliates, and other abortion providers.

June 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, met with Iraqi Minister of Trade Mohammed Hashim Abdul-Majeed Jasim and Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Fareed Yasseen at his Washington office on Thursday.

Abraham and the Iraqi trade delegation discussed ways they could further enhance a trade relationship between the two countries, particularly regarding US agriculture exports.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted against advancing the National Defense Authorization Act out of committee.
 

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) today pointed to the Louisiana Medicaid program’s $400 million in savings from income eligibility checks as further evidence that more widespread checks are needed of taxpayer-funded programs.

June 10, 2019 Press Release

This column was originally published in the June issue of Louisiana Farm and Ranch Magazine.

I know the farmers reading this column don’t need me to state the obvious, but I will anyway: It’s been a tough start to this planting season.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the Alexandria International Airport will receive more than $2.5 million in federal funds for runway improvements.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against HR 6, the American Dream and Promise Act that could grant amnesty to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants.

The bill passed in the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.
 

May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and the Louisiana Congressional delegation are urging the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be prepared to aid farmers in the wake of damages from the opening of the Morganza Spillway.
 

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., and the Louisiana Congressional delegation wrote to President Trump today in support of a federal disaster declaration in response to tornados that claimed two lives and caused millions of dollars in damage across Lincoln, Union and Morehouse parishes.
 

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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

June 1, 2018 Video

On June 1, the Rotary Club of Monroe celebrates 100 years as an organization. Today, I spoke on the House floor to recognize their century of service to Louisiana.

April 10, 2018 Video

On Tuesday, I recognized the incredible work that the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge is doing for our young people. They're changing lives and making our state a better place.

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

 

 

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