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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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January 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of the FY17 Budget Resolution, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives 227 - 198 Friday afternoon.

The Budget Resolution provides important provisions for the budget reconciliation process, a legislative tool Congress will use to repeal Obamacare.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in leading a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump asking that the United States move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

January 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been promoted to serve on the coveted House Armed Services Committee (HASC) during the 115th Congress.

November 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named the Richland Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Year.

Dr. Abraham, a native and current resident of Richland Parish, is a member of the chamber. He owns a farm in Alto and has previously opened a veterinary clinic in Rayville and medical clinic in Mangham.

November 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Tuesday led the Louisiana Congressional delegation in a letter to President Obama supporting Gov.

September 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Wednesday to bring home half a billion dollars designated for disaster relief aid, the bulk of which will go to Louisiana to help residents recover from the devastating floods that struck the state in March and August.

September 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has secured additional funding for 22 rural hospitals throughout Louisiana after he and other members of the Louisiana delegation successfully convinced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revisit a ruling that affected these hospitals’ Medicaid reimbursement amounts.

September 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation on Monday, Sept. 19, to address the recent cybersecurity breaches of personal data of millions of Americans.

September 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement that the federal government would cover 90 percent of the public costs as a result of the August floods in southern Louisiana.

August 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, and the Louisiana Congressional delegation on Friday wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Craig Fugate asking for a cost-share reduction for state and local entities in Louisiana that are rebuilding after two floods in 2016.

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In The News

September 20, 2017 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham wants Barksdale Air Foce Base to reconsider its plans to skip the air show in 2018.

In July it was announced that the air show will resume in 2019 and every odd year following.

September 19, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, urged the Senate to pass Sen. Bill Cassidy's health care plan.

September 17, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced that three airports across Louisiana's 5th Congressional District will receive about $19.8 million in grant funding awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.

September 13, 2017 In The News

Riverland Medical Center has filed a pre-application with USDA for a loan to construct a new hospital in Concordia Parish.

"Everybody is getting more excited each day," said Riverland Medical Center administrator Billy Rucker. "But we know it's a long, tedious process."

September 12, 2017 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson and Senator Bill Cassidy met with Manuel Alfredo Espina Pinto, Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala, to discuss the case of Zachary Wilson of Shreveport, La.

Wilson is currently being detained by Guatemalan authorities after he traveled to the country in March for a mission trip with the Word of God Church.

September 12, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that three airports across Louisiana's 5th Congressional District will receive about $19.8 million in grant funding awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.

September 2, 2017 In The News

Air Force One landed at Chennault International Airport in Southwest Louisiana Saturday afternoon, met on the air strip by politicians intent on showing the president their state needs his help.

September 1, 2017 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham will spend Labor Day weekend flying Harvey missions for the U.S. Air Force.

Abraham, R-Alto, a major in the Air Force Auxiliary, began his mission Thursday afternoon over Louisiana and Texas.

August 16, 2017 In The News

NFIP Policyholders Have Two Weeks to Submit Proof of Loss Forms  
 

August 14, 2017 In The News

Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham took “affront” to Virginia Rep. Tom Garr

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Videos

March 17, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham honored the victims of a Black Hawk helicopter crash in a speech on the House floor.

March 16, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham submitted this video to the U.S. Army to show his support for keeping high troop levels at Fort Polk.

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