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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The measure passed the House on Tuesday. His statement is as follows:

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of agreeing to the conference committee report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets approved spending levels for the military and national defense. The measure passed the House on Tuesday.

November 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that five parishes within the 5th Congressional District have received natural disaster designations from the US Department of Agriculture, meaning that farmers are eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Friday to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers (CHC).

HR 3922, the Championing Health Kids Act, passed the House on Friday morning. It extends funding for CHIP for five years and CHCs for two years.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Wednesday that it would not finalize a rule that would have jeopardized delivery of home health services nationwide.

October 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., and Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Ala., led a bipartisan letter of 174 members of Congress requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not final

October 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined 18 other members of Congress in calling on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees hold hearings to examine Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team’s potential conflicts of interest and political bias.

October 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will present the Distinguished Service Cross to the family of Chaplain Lt. Joseph Verbis Lafleur in a ceremony in Opelousas tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., voted in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks. The bill passed the House on Tuesday.

Dr. Abraham cosponsored the bill earlier this year. He is a staunch supporter of the Pro-Life movement.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., issued the following statement in regards to his vote against HR 3823, Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. The bill was defeated after failing to reach a two-thirds vote required for passage.

On changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and tax relief for disaster victims:

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In The News

May 3, 2018 In The News

On May 8, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, two US House subcommittees will gather for a hearing titled Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Supply Chain Management and Combat Counterfeit Goods.

May 1, 2018 In The News

On Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham visited the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank in Monroe. He said one and every five people go hungry in the community. He said he wants to change that, especially for the little ones.

"If a child is hungry, he or she is not going to learn. You gotta have a full belly before you worry about arithmetic and English," Abraham said.

April 25, 2018 In The News

Democratic lawmakers and civil rights organizations are turning to churches, community groups and college campuses to help pressure Congress to reverse the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.

April 24, 2018 In The News

Syria has been wracked by civil war since 2011 and its president, Bashar al-Assad, pilloried by some for terrorizing his own people. More than 5.5 million have fled the country, many of them seeking asylum in the U.S.

April 21, 2018 In The News

About 80 percent of the spending from the Farm Bill is for nutrition programs, better known as SNAP. The Farm Bill, as presented to the House Agriculture Committee, includes work requirements for people who receive SNAP benefits.

Louisiana 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham is the only member of the state's delegation to sit on the committee.

April 17, 2018 In The News

With seven months until House Republicans possibly elect their next top leader, some experts and allies of Rep. Steve Scalise say he still could be a contender.

“I’ll be behind him 110 percent,’’ said Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La. “If he asks me, I’ll be leading the charge."

Abraham said that as whip Scalise has had to also lobby Democrats to pass some major bills. 

April 14, 2018 In The News

Tell the truth, which means more to you -- something you earned through hard work and effort or something you were given for little or no effort?

We believe the majority of readers would say the first option, something earned. We can think of examples at many levels.

April 14, 2018 In The News

Late Friday night into early Saturday morning, the U.S. launched an airstrike on Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack from the Syrian government on Syrian civilians.

On Saturday, Congressman Ralph Abraham and Senator John Kennedy reacted to the airstrike.

April 13, 2018 In The News

The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump spoke from the White House.

April 13, 2018 In The News

The proposed Federal Farm bill working its way through Congress contains work requirements for able-bodied 18- to 59-year-olds who receive SNAP benefits. A beneficiary would have to work or be enrolled in a work training program at least 20 hours a week. 

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Videos

July 29, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., took to the House floor to support the VA Accountability Act. Dr. Abraham cosponsored the legislation so that Congress can reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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.

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