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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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
 

September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement after the House broke for a recess before the House and Senate agreed on renewing the Farm Bill.

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In The News

February 4, 2019 In The News

The third annual Richland Chamber Banquet and Annual Meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 21 at the Rayville Civic Center.

Congressman Ralph Abraham will once again serve as the keynote speaker, but chamber members will also hear from Senator Francis Thompson and Representative Bubba Chaney.

February 4, 2019 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has reintroduced bipartisan legislation aimed at combating the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) within the deer population.

February 4, 2019 In The News

Bipartisan legislation aimed at combating the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) within the deer population was recently reintroduced by Rep. Ralph Abraham (R., La.)

January 28, 2019 In The News

Sunday thousands of people marched through the Twin Cities to the first Right to Life March here in Northeast Louisiana.

Chants of "We fight, for life" floated up from the crowd. Organizers say 3,000 people came out for the march. Many people say they couldn’t miss the march because they say standing up for life is too important.

January 27, 2019 In The News

Marchers from Monroe and West Monroe joined together Sunday afternoon in the first Louisiana Life March Northeast.  

The Life March Northeast is one of five similar events taking place in Louisiana over three consecutive weeks. Thousands of pro-lifers participate in the events across the state each year.

January 27, 2019 In The News

Marchers from Monroe and West Monroe joined together Sunday afternoon in the first Louisiana Life March Northeast.  

The Life March Northeast is one of five similar events taking place in Louisiana over three consecutive weeks. Thousands of pro-lifers participate in the events across the state each year.

January 23, 2019 In The News

Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham recently asked U.S. 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 23, 2019 In The News

The roster for the 116th Congress’ House Agriculture Committee has been announced by Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (R-TX). The roster includes 15 newcomers to the committee, with 13 being freshmen Representatives.

January 23, 2019 In The News

Members of the House Agriculture Committee have been announced.  Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, will chair the committee and Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, is the ranking member.

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Videos

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.

March 13, 2017 Video

Dr. Abraham believes that the Department of Education should be abolished. Education policy should be set by local and state leaders.

January 30, 2017 Video

I stand with President Trump and support his temporary travel ban. We must do all we can to keep Americans safe from the threats of radical Islamic terror.

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