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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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September 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., on Monday delivered a speech on the House floor recognizing six Winnfield Senior High School football players who served as pallbearers for a WWII veteran.

September 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., issued the following statement in response to a proposed six-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

September 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., recently led a letter from members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation to command at the Barksdale Air Force Base requesting that base leadership reconsider their decision to

September 19, 2017 Press Release

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

September 18, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will hold a listening session in Rayville to gather information from Louisiana’s agriculture industry leaders to assist in crafting the 2018 Farm Bill.
 
Dr. Abraham is Louisiana’s only member serving on the House Agriculture Committee, and he still actively farms land near his home in Richland Parish.
 

September 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - 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 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the efforts of the staff and volunteers at the Alexandria Mega Shelter for their response following Hurricane Harvey. The speech can be viewed on YouTube here.

The prepared remarks are as follows:

August 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the Trump administration for its decision to repeal the Obama-era Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS), a complex set of regulations that would result in more expensive building costs in Louisiana.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of the spending bill passed by the House on Thursday that takes the first steps toward fulfilling President Trump’s promise of building a wall along our nation’s southern border.

July 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, continued his efforts on Monday to prevent the privatization of the air traffic control system by 

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In The News

April 12, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham has praised the new work requirements for able-bodied adult SNAP beneficiaries that are outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill introduced on Thursday.

April 12, 2018 In The News

American universities are espionage havens as research and innovative technology secrets are being pilfered and taken home to governments hostile to the U.S. at an alarming rate, according to expert testimony at the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees on Wednesday.

April 11, 2018 In The News

The widely blasted Margin Protection Program has been reworked with new provisions that have drawn mixed reactions from farmers and lawmakers.

April 11, 2018 In The News

The attendees of the Amite Chamber Special Meeting held at the Florida Parishes Arena Event Center on Tuesday, April 3 were treated to a special guest. Congressman Ralph Abraham M.D., U.S. House of Representatives 5th District, was the featured speaker.

Congressman Abraham was recently in town for the Oyster Festival and thanked everyone for their hospitality.

April 10, 2018 In The News

During an April 9 morning meeting and luncheon at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Horseshoe Drive, U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham and evangelist Rick Gage shared inspiring words with 33 local pastors and other leaders gathered to get some political insights from Washington, D.C.

April 6, 2018 In The News

An escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China could in a worst-case scenario disrupt up to $9 billion in commerce between Louisiana and the Asian nation, depending on products targeted as the two countries exchanged tariff threats this week. 

April 4, 2018 In The News

When Rep. Ralph Abraham took the podium at the Florida Parishes Arena Tuesday, members of the Amite Chamber of Commerce were all ears, especially when the congressman brought up his plan for a more secure future for the dairy farms still left in Tangipahoa Parish.

April 3, 2018 In The News

Greta Jones of Monroe, who was a Republican activist in Louisiana before it was in fashion, died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer. She was 78.

Jones met Republican standard bearer Ronald Reagan multiple times and was an adviser to other high-profile Republicans like former Gov. Bobby Jindal and a string of 5th District Republican congressmen.

April 3, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is considering a run for governor in 2019, and his support for calling a limited constitutional convention in Louisiana is focusing more attention on the issue.

April 2, 2018 In The News

Stakeholders are mobilizing to try and keep a post office in downtown Alexandria.

The downtown branch — which is located inside the federal courthouse on Murray Street — will close on May 31. Customers will be diverted to the main office on Odom Street, which is nearly two miles away.

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Videos

May 13, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham defended the rights of unborn children from the House floor on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, by speaking in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill he cosponsored.

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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