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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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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.

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.

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In The News

October 17, 2018 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham announced that eight projects in Louisiana’s 5th congressional district will receive more than $1.12 million from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), a federal economic development entity funded and authorized by congress.

October 17, 2018 In The News

The latest round of hurricanes is likely to prompt calls from Southern-state lawmakers to pass a disaster-relief package in Congress. Last fall, Congress approved more than $50 billion in aid for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma — about $2.3 billion of which was allocated for farmers and ranchers.

October 17, 2018 In The News

In the real-life drama that could be entitled “Soy Wars,” it is the farmers on the front line that are “taking it on the chin,” U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham said.

Abraham concedes the situation with the soybean crop is bad and likely to get worse if steps are not taken to help soybean farmers out of the current market nightmare.

October 16, 2018 In The News

Highlighting the hard-won battle over ATC privatization, technological advances now transforming business aviation, and challenges ahead, “We want to celebrate the present, but we also want to champion the future,” NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said in welcoming attendees at the General Opening Session of NBAA-BACE 2018 in Orlando.

October 16, 2018 In The News

For a while now, local business owner Mike Jenkins has made it very clear he wants Downtown Alexandria to thrive. On Monday, Jenkins announced the reopening of a post office downtown. It will be located inside the Commercial Building, one of his many properties, on the corner of Third and Johnston Streets.

October 15, 2018 In The News

Saying the regulation could cause “financial ruin” to the glider industry, several members of Congress asked the Environmental Protection Agency to push back the effective date.

October 15, 2018 In The News

LAWMAKERS WANT IN ON FARM RELIEF: With the headwinds U.S. agricultural producers are facing this year from retaliatory tariffs, low commodity prices and bad weather, there’s urgency among some lawmakers for Congress to throw farmers and ranchers a lifeline.

October 12, 2018 In The News

The University of Louisiana Monroe has received a federal grant of $122,626 from the U.S. Department of Education to help student-parents earn a college degree by providing campus-based childcare.

October 10, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and his wife, Dianne, discussed the enduring relevance of the U.S. Constitution during a meeting of the Alexander Stirling Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Sept. 19 during Constitution Week. 

October 10, 2018 In The News

According to our partners at The News-Star, the Ouachita River is vital. It provides drinking water for about 150 towns and cities in Arkansas and Louisiana, and numerous business and industries rely on the waterway for transportation.

The U.S.Army Corps of Engineers has secured $7.9 million in federal funding to help maintain the locks, dams and levees along the Ouachita.

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Videos

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.

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.

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