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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted in favor of HR 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act, also known as Tax Cuts 2.0.
 

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement about his vote against the spending bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.
 

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the life and service of Ruston resident Adolf "Wes" Wesselhoeft.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today celebrated news that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has canceled a contract that allowed a company to use federal funds to buy and sell human fetal tissue.
 

September 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that the University of Louisiana at Monroe has won a $352,500 grant to study diabetes and obesity.

The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Hospitals and is awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

September 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that law enforcement agencies in West Carroll and Washington Parishes will receive $128,000 to purchase new police cars.

 Both grants come from the US Department of Agriculture’s Community Facilities Grant Program.

September 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that the airports in Ruston and West Carroll Parish will benefit from more than $300,000 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.
 

September 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, doubled down on his support for reforming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during a hearing of Farm Bill Conference Committee members today on Capitol Hill.

August 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to news of progress toward a new trade agreement between the United States and Mexico.

August 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the Winnsboro airport will receive more than $194,000 from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport enhancements.

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In The News

January 23, 2019 In The News

House Agriculture Committee ranking member Michael Conaway, R-Texas, today announced the names of the Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee for the 116th Congress.

The new House Agriculture Committee members are: Rep. Jim Hagedorn, Minnesota District 1; Rep. Dusty Johnson, South Dakota At Large; Rep. Jim Baird, Indiana District 4

January 21, 2019 In The News

The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm organization with nearly 140,000 member families across the state. It's a grassroots organization, which serves as the voice of Louisiana Agriculture. We are fortunate to have strong, involved voices in Washington, D.C. working for Louisiana's farmers and ranchers in our congressional delegation.

January 21, 2019 In The News

“Louisiana Loves Life” and thousands of Louisianans will show their love for life at five pro-life marches scheduled throughout the state in the coming weeks.

January 19, 2019 In The News

For two days, more than 200 Republicans from across the South have gathered in Kenner to hear from conservative officials and pundits and share ideas for promoting GOP causes in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and this year’s state-wide elections in Louisiana.

January 18, 2019 In The News

As federal employees brace themselves for their second missed paycheck should the government not reopen in time to make payroll by Tuesday, some members of Congress have decided to join them in a show of solidarity and refuse their paychecks.

January 15, 2019 In The News

The partial government shutdown is now affecting those who put food on the table for millions of families. On Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham announced some Louisiana farmers are having trouble getting their migrant workers back into the country.

January 15, 2019 In The News

President Donald Trump’s main stage address to the American Farm Bureau Federation here this week focused on his border wall and trade, but he often veered from the beaten path during an hour-long speech.

Following are some of best outtakes from the president’s Louisiana visit:

January 14, 2019 In The News

Last year, when state lawmakers wasted hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on pointless special sessions to discuss budget issues they could have resolved much earlier, we suggested that they shouldn’t collect their paychecks for the special sessions because they bungled their duties.

January 14, 2019 In The News

President Trump told American farmers here Monday he will boost their profits with new trade deals and make it easier for them to secure migrant labor while giving "Who Dat Nation" a shout-out for the Saints playoff win Sunday.

January 13, 2019 In The News

When tragedy strikes, it is okay to question God, to ask “Why,” a large crowd who gathered to mourn a recent tragedy was told this past Monday.

Rev. Anthony Mangun, pastor of the Pentecostals of Alexandria, said even Christ asked “Why” when he was dying on the cross.

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Videos

August 22, 2016 Video

Dr. Abraham joined Pilots for Patients to fly flood relief supplies to victims in South Louisiana on Friday, Aug. 19.

August 15, 2016 Video

Congressman Abraham leads the effort in the House to recognize WWII hero Father Joseph Lafleur with the Distinguished Service Cross.

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.

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