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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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July 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced that the Lake Providence Port will receive $800,000 for dredging, which will keep it open for commerce and provide flood control benefits.

June 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, today voted in favor of a House resolution demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) comply with requests from Congress to turn over documents relating to possible abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by DOJ personnel.
 

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against an immigration bill that ultimately failed by a 121-300 vote.

Abraham issued the following statement in regards to his vote:

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is calling on Congress to censure Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for urging her supporters to confront and harass members of the Trump administration.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement regarding the House’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has cosponsored legislation to expand Interstate 14 from Texas through Central Louisiana and into Mississippi.

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June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded nearly $100,000 in combined rural development grants to help Bastrop and Oak Grove purchase new police cars.

June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., this week voted for two bills that contain increased funding and other wins for waterway systems throughout Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District.
 

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June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., U.S. Sen.

June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the career of CenturyLink CEO Glen Post, who is retiring after leading the company for 26 years.

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In The News

January 11, 2019 In The News

According to The Advocate, four Republican Louisiana congressman willingly delayed their paychecks to stand with the federal workers going without pay during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

The four representatives are Garret Graves of Baton Rouge, Clay Higgins of Port Barre, Mike Johnson of Bossier Parish and Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Rain devastates La. soybeans again

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The trade disputes with China are hurting Louisiana’s soybean farmers at a time when rain during harvest season has also hit them badly, a Republican congressman from the state said, asking the federal government for help.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Four Louisiana congressmen are joining the federal employees that are working without pay during the government shutdown as it enters its third week.

The Advocate reports Republican representatives Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves are asking that their paychecks be withheld until the government reopens.

January 11, 2019 In The News

As federal workers miss their first paycheck today, Congress is collecting the same pay they were before the shutdown began last month. The reason is simple, according to the constitution.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Four Louisiana congressmen are joining the federal employees that are working without pay during the government shutdown as it enters its third week.

The Advocate reports Republican representatives Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves are asking that their paychecks be withheld until the government reopens.

January 11, 2019 In The News

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers weren't paid Friday because of a partial government shutdown, and at least six dozen congressmen nationwide say they won't take their pay until the shutdown is over.

January 11, 2019 In The News

While President Donald Trump did not make a national emergency declaration over border security during his nationally televised Oval Office address Tuesday night (Jan. 8), Trump said the idea is not dead. But, members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation offered mixed views on the topic.

January 10, 2019 In The News

You may have heard the government shutdown could affect the SNAP program, but Louisiana Representative Doctor Ralph Abraham says that people who are receiving SNAP benefits don't need to worry -- at least for now.

January 9, 2019 In The News

U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy of Louisiana said Wednesday that they had joined other Republican senators in sponsoring legislation to fully fund the southern border wall sought by President Donald Trump.

January 8, 2019 In The News

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):

10:00 p.m.

Congressman Ralph Abraham issued the following statement in response to President Trump's address to the nation regarding the urgent need for increased border security:

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Videos

September 9, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, honored the service of law enforcement officers during a floor speech on Sept. 9.

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.

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