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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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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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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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

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.

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.

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