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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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.

December 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that Louisiana Tech University in Ruston will receive a grant for more than $1.3 million to enhance its cybersecurity programs.

December 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today sent a letter to Gov. Edwards and LSU Board of Supervisors Chairman Stephen Perry urging them to add protections for Shreveport’s medical school in any contracts approved for a new hospital management company.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted to reform the tax code to give working class families a tax cut and create a more competitive tax environment for American businesses. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed the House on Thursday. Dr. Abraham's statement is as follows:

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.

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In The News

September 10, 2018 In The News

Seafood processors, sugar cane millers and landscapers in Louisiana are worried there won't be enough visas available for the foreign seasonal laborers they need in the coming months.

September 10, 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 6, 2018 In The News

Congressman Neal Dunn’s (FL-02) legislation to expand veterans’ job and educational opportunities in the sciences passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Senator Dean Heller (NV) introduced companion legislation in the Senate similar to Dr. Dunn’s bill. Dr. Dunn’s bill, H.R.

September 6, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham is pushing his colleagues on the Farm Bill Conference Committee to include work requirements for food stamp recipients, the last major sticking point on passage.

September 6, 2018 In The News

West Monroe has landed a $1 million Delta Regional Authority grant to upgrade the infrastructure at its signature commercial park anchored by the Ike Hamilton Exposition Center.

"It's a huge win for West Monroe for a project that will set the stage to attract even more economic development opportunities to the park," West Monroe Mayor Staci Albritton said.

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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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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