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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., released the following statement regarding his vote against the government spending bill, known as the omnibus. The bill passed and provides funding for federal government agencies through September.

 

March 29, 2017 Press Release

America is at a crossroads with our health care system. We’ve got three choices: 1) keep Obamacare, 2) repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan, or 3) repeal and replace it together.

March 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Feb. 28) signed a bill to repeal a rule from the Obama administration that stripped Second Amendment rights from certain disabled Social Security beneficiaries.

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., released the following statement in response to President Trump's joint address to Congress:

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Monday introduced the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment and Auditing Act of 2017 (HR 1224).

February 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation:

February 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced on Monday his subcommittee assignments for the House Armed Services Committee, positions that are of special importance to Louisiana’s military bases including Fort Polk and Barksdale Air Force Base.

February 4, 2017 Blog Post

Thousands of Cenla residents marched from Pineville on Saturday morning to Alexandria during the second annual Louisiana Life March Central.

February 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  A bill authored by Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., and Sam Johnson, R-Texas, to defend the Second Amendment rights of Social Security beneficiaries passed the U.S. House of Representatives today, Feb. 2.

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In The News

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.

September 28, 2017 In The News

A top-ranking Republican in Congress who nearly died in a shooting is back on Capitol Hill tonight. A divided Washington set aside differences to warmly welcome back House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Our Washington Bureau's Alana Austin has reaction from his colleagues.

Republicans and Democrats came together Thursday to celebrate the return of one of their own.

September 28, 2017 In The News

The new West Feliciana Hospital finally has an official opening date set after having some issues with Medicare paperwork.

The $27.7 million hospital will open its doors Monday, October 2.

Hospital staff began the final steps of moving equipment early Monday morning, and the new emergency room opened for patients at 7 a.m. the same day.

September 27, 2017 In The News

Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham joined hurricane hunters flying into Maria last weekend while she was a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds.

Abraham, R-Alto, who sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee that oversees the NOAA Hurricane Hunters, said the plane flew into the eye nine times.

September 26, 2017 In The News

Louisiana farmers and ranchers who rely on the Farm Bill as America's agriculture safety net can help shape future policy at an ag summit scheduled by the state's only member of the House Agriculture Committee.

September 25, 2017 In The News

According to our partners at The News-Star, Ralph Abraham recognized the Winnfield High School football players who recently helped a veteran.

When a 93-year-old World War II veteran who outlived his family and friends died, Winnfield High School football players stepped up to be his pall bearers.

September 25, 2017 In The News

On September 12th, Thomas Edward Hunter passed away. Hunter, 93, was a World War II veteran.

Hunter outlived all of his siblings and most family members. He also never married or had any children. Because of this, Hunter did not have anyone to be pallbearers at his funeral.

After hearing the news, six students from Winnfield stepped up.

September 25, 2017 In The News

When a 93-year-old World War II veteran who outlived his family and friends died, Winnfield High School football players stepped up to be his pall bearers.

And on Monday the players were recognized by their congressman, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, during a speech on the House floor.

September 25, 2017 In The News

One day after more than 200 NFL players protested by choosing not to stand for the national anthem, Louisiana lawmakers spoke up on the issue. 

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, a Republican from Richland Parish, tweeted that he disagreed with the players' actions on Sunday.

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Videos

June 29, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham's new position on the Science, Space and Technology Committee could put him in a position to help 5th District tech businesses grow and help develop university research programs.

June 29, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham visited with members of the Monroe community for its Juneteenth Celebration. During that visit, he called for unity in the wake of the tragedy in Charleston.

May 13, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham defended the rights of unborn children from the House floor on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, by speaking in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill he cosponsored.

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