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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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February 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  A bill authored by Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., and Sam Johnson, R-Texas, to defend the Second Amendment rights of Social Security beneficiaries passed the U.S. House of Representatives today, Feb. 2.

January 29, 2017 Press Release

I’ve spent more than 20 years practicing medicine in the delta of Northeast Louisiana. After looking into the face of poverty, I believe that every American should have access to quality health care regardless of how much money they’ve got in the bank.

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.

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In The News

August 14, 2017 In The News

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

August 14, 2017 In The News

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham said he is offended by comments from a fellow Republican congressman from Virginia who blamed outsiders from Louisiana and other states, among them white supremacist David Duke, for violence in Charlottesville.

July 28, 2017 In The News

Barksdale's B-52s would keep flying, Fort Polk's troops would earn raises and fighter jets in Belle Chasse would remain action ready in a bulked up defense budget bill passed by the House.

July 28, 2017 In The News

Ingenuity is on display on Capitol Hill. The aerospace manufacturer Pratt and Whitney made the trip to Washington to show off the latest in aviation engineering. They say with their innovation comes thousands more jobs across the country.

July 28, 2017 In The News

“This morning President Donald Trump tweets transgender people are a burden, costing the military too much in medical expenses.

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham agrees, saying their service affects military readiness.

July 28, 2017 In The News

“Louisiana's only member of Congress on the House Armed Services Committee supports President Trump's decision to bar transgenders from military service.

 "I fully support the president's mandate 100 percent," said Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto.

Abraham said those already serving should "be transitioned out slowly" with possibly some compensation.

July 17, 2017 In The News

“Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the City of Monroe with a grant that’s anticipated to stimulate $20 million in economic development.

July 17, 2017 In The News

“King Cotton lost its crown in the new millennium, but it's staging a Louisiana comeback in 2017. Louisiana farmers have planted 200,000 acres of cotton in 2017, a 43 percent jump over last year. Though that remains a fraction of the 800,000 acres planted just over a decade ago, it almost doubles the all-time low of 115,000 acres planted in 2015.”

June 27, 2017 In The News

“The Alexandria Family Medical Center Residency welcomed a new group of graduates on Saturday evening.

The keynote speaker was Congressman Ralph Abraham. He said there's a shortage of primary care physicians in Louisiana, and he expects these graduates to be future leaders.

June 27, 2017 In The News

“While both the House and Senate have been preparing long-term FAA reauthorization bills, one key difference between them is reportedly ATC privatization. As Sen.

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