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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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December 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. R-Alto, today issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced a new definition of “Waters of the United States (WOTUS)” to replace the failed Obama-era definition.

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December 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. R-Alto, today announced that nine projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $27 million in combined loans and grants from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

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November 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., has introduced legislation to help soybean farmers better access a program designed to offset losses caused by Chinese tariffs.
 

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October 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has cosponsored a bill that would build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
 

October 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today applauded President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the United Nations’ Universal Postal Union (UPU), an agreement that allowed Chinese competitors to take advantage of inequity within the international postage rate system. 

October 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that eight projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $1.12 million from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), a federal economic development entity funded and authorized by Congress.

October 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - America’s rice farmers can celebrate today after Iraq agreed to purchase a whopping 90,000 metric tons – or 200 million pounds – of rice from the United States, thanks in part to lobbying from Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and other members of Congress.
 

October 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue requesting that the USDA provide assistance to soybean farmers in finding places to store the current soybean harvest until it can be brought to market.

October 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the University of Louisiana at Monroe will receive a grant of about $123,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to help student-parents reach their goal of earning a college degree.
 

October 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and Brian Babin, R-Texas, have created a bipartisan I-14 Caucus with the goal of expanding Interstate 14 through Central Louisiana
 

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In The News

February 13, 2019 In The News

A congressman whose district includes a region that is at the center of a controversial plan to drastically reduce the deer population in the fight over chronic wasting disease is joining in support of a bill that asks federal agencies to study the growing disease.

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February 12, 2019 In The News

Even as the legislatures in New York and Virginia announced bills to legalize the killing of babies up to the moment of birth and even those who had survived abortion, Louisianans gathered on multiple weekends around the Pelican state to declare that the lives of the unborn and the  just born matter here.

February 10, 2019 In The News

Bipartisan federal bill targets CWD

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to help combat the spread of chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose populations across the United States.

February 10, 2019 In The News

Congress floats CWD legislation

New bipartisan legislation in Congress would enable a national study of chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurologic illness that has been detected in deer, elk and moose in 26 states.

Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the Senate bill (S. 382) on Thursday.

February 9, 2019 In The News

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) continues to be a growing concern as the disease spreads across the nation.

February 8, 2019 In The News

A holdup on release of $230 million in relief funds for victims of the 2016 floods could lead to a lawsuit against federal agencies, Congressman Garret Graves said Friday.

February 8, 2019 In The News

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to increase wildlife managers' ability to keep wildlife healthy.

February 7, 2019 In The News

New bipartisan legislation would require the study of chronic wasting disease — a debilitating illness that afflicts and can kill deer, elk and moose — and its transmission. Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the Senate bill (S. 382) today; U.S. Reps.

February 6, 2019 In The News

President Trump laid out his proposals and promises for the country in Tuesday night's State of the Union Address.

In his speech, he urged Republicans and Democrats to come together.

"Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country," he stated.

February 6, 2019 In The News

President Trump's state of the union speech played predictably well in Louisiana, even with its Democratic governor, which is no surprise considering the state remains a Trump strong-hold.

Following is some reaction from Gov. John Bel Edwards, congressmen and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

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Videos

September 25, 2017 Video

When a local WWII veteran died without any close family to serve as pallbearers, six football players from Winnfield Senior High School volunteered to give him the hero's send-off he deserved. Congressman Abraham told their story on the House floor to honor these men and this community for their actions.

September 12, 2017 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., spoke on the House floor to recognize the contributions of the workers at the Alexandria Mega Shelter in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. When our neighbors in Texas needed help, Louisiana stepped up to answer the call.

July 17, 2017 Video

Congressman Abraham, a pilot, is a leading voice in teh House against ATC privatization because it jeopardizes a national security and threatens rural America.

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