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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in regards to his vote in support of the bipartisan budget agreement.

February 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement in regards to an impending vote this afternoon to fund Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs, or Community Health Centers).
 

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Tuesday afternoon for a long-term funding bill that seeks to rebuild and reinvigorate our nation's military.

January 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named the Chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight.
 

January 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to the end of the government shutdown.

January 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the US Department of Agriculture has awarded grants in the amount of about $1 million to enhance delivery of medical services through telemedicine in 15 rural Louisiana parishes.

January 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, spoke on the floor of the House on Friday to honor the memory of West Feliciana firefighter Russell Achord, who died this week in the line of duty.

To view the speech on YouTube, click here.

January 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, urged members of both parties to pass a six-year authorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the program that provides medical insurance for sick, impoverished children and expecting mothers, at a press conference on Wednesday.

January 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following response to President Trump's alleged vulgar statement:

December 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the Tensas Basin Levee District will receive about $2.4 million in federal disaster funds to make levee repairs.

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In The News

September 5, 2018 In The News

Bailey Whitlock and her family have bad cell service at home. They're still using a landline, and their internet service is terrible.

"If you barely turn your head, we automatically lose it," Whitlock said.

September 5, 2018 In The News

Congress is taking steps to bring a Farm Bill to the president’s desk. Wednesday, members of Congress met at the Farm Bill Conference Committee hearing trying to get the House and Senate to agree on a bill. The sticking point for Congressman Ralph Abraham are provisions for adults who get food stamps.

September 5, 2018 In The News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed farm bill negotiators to finalize an agreement as quickly as possible, but House Republicans used the conference committee’s first formal meeting to continue to press senators to accept tighter work requirements for food stamp recipients. 

September 5, 2018 In The News
A conference committee has started discussions on a new Farm Bill on Capitol Hill, with Republicans pushing for major reforms to food stamp eligibility. Congressman Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish is on the committee and he supports a work or educational requirement for an able bodied adult to be eligible for SNAP.
 
September 5, 2018 In The News

Ochsner Health System has finalized an agreement with Christus Health in Lake Charles to create a joint venture in the region, a deal that includes operations of two hospitals, a charitable foundation and other clinics and facilities.

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September 5, 2018 In The News

Conferees on the farm bill understand the economic challenges facing farmers and want to get a farm bill done to provide certainty — a popular word among them — to farmers and rural America.

September 4, 2018 In The News

The Farm Bill, a key piece of legislation for Louisianans, is nearing the finish line in Washington, D.C. with Rep. Ralph Abraham in a prominent role to make it happen. 

September 3, 2018 In The News

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Louisiana congressman Ralph Abraham announced that the University of Louisiana at Monroe would receive a nearly $275,000 federal grant.

The grant’s purpose is for the university to purchase new weather satellite equipment. ULM was given this equipment after a long term grant process.

August 30, 2018 In The News

Ouachita River Valley Association members met Thursday to discuss the future of the Ouachita River. ORVA officials say the Ouachita River is necessary for so many people in the area, and that's why dredging the river and fixing the Columbia lock are so important.

August 29, 2018 In The News

Local leaders are talking about the economic development of the Ouachita River this week. That's the theme for the Ouachita River Valley Association's conference from August 29-30.

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Videos

August 15, 2016 Video

Congressman Abraham honors Sterlington police officer David Elahi and other law enforcement officers who gave their lives in service to our communities.

September 10, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham honored the memory of Tyrell Cameron during a floor speech on Sept. 10. Cameron died during an accident on the football field.

September 9, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, honored the service of law enforcement officers during a floor speech on Sept. 9.

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