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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


Latest News

May 5, 2017 Press Release

There's a lot of misinformation out there about the American Health Care Act. Remember, the same people lying about the AHCA are the same ones who lied about how Obamacare would let you keep your doctor, let you keep your insurance, drive down costs, lower premiums, and expand choices. None of those things happen, and neither will the lies they're spreading now.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., released the following statement regarding his vote against the government spending bill, known as the omnibus. The bill passed and provides funding for federal government agencies through September.


March 29, 2017 Press Release

America is at a crossroads with our health care system. We’ve got three choices: 1) keep Obamacare, 2) repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan, or 3) repeal and replace it together.

March 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Feb. 28) signed a bill to repeal a rule from the Obama administration that stripped Second Amendment rights from certain disabled Social Security beneficiaries.

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., released the following statement in response to President Trump's joint address to Congress:

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Monday introduced the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment and Auditing Act of 2017 (HR 1224).

February 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation:

February 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced on Monday his subcommittee assignments for the House Armed Services Committee, positions that are of special importance to Louisiana’s military bases including Fort Polk and Barksdale Air Force Base.

February 4, 2017 Blog Post

Thousands of Cenla residents marched from Pineville on Saturday morning to Alexandria during the second annual Louisiana Life March Central.

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.


In The News

March 14, 2018 In The News

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA): “A very bold & positive move by Pres. Trump in appointing Mike Pompeo to the Sec. of State and Gina Haspel as CIA Director.”

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March 8, 2018 In The News

A skyscraper made out of wood? Tokyo has approved an 11-hundred foot building and in London they're working on a nearly thousand foot wood building. But what about here at home?

March 8, 2018 In The News

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R, Louisiana) helped introduce the renowned French intellectual, Bernard-Henri Levy, and his film, Peshmerga, to a Capitol Hill audience on Tuesday evening.

Abraham spoke with Kurdistan 24 before the event, explaining that the US needs to “get involved” in the dispute between Erbil and Baghdad and “support the Kurdistan people.”

March 7, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – American lawmakers on Capitol Hill were presented with a special screening of a documentary about the Peshmerga Tuesday evening. 

March 6, 2018 In The News

Louisiana Fifth District Judge Terry Doughty will take a seat on the federal bench after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate Monday.

The Senate voted 98-0 in favor of Doughty's nomination to serve as a federal judge on the U.S. Western District of Louisiana Court.

March 5, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bernard-Henri Levy believes directly showing the contribution of the Kurdish Peshmerga to a select group of congressmen through his documentary, 'Peshmerga,' will speak to the "beating heart of American democracy" and not the White House.

March 1, 2018 In The News

Richland Parish's Chamber of Commerce donated $25,000 to help build an enclosure at the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery to shield mourners from storms during funerals and ceremonies.

The donation was announced during the chamber's annual banquet in Rayville before a sellout crowd of more than 300.

March 1, 2018 In The News

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Hunt Forest Products co-owner James D. Hunt announced the company will build a state-of-the-art $115 million lumber mill in Urania, a LaSalle Parish community in the heart of Louisiana’s $11 billion forest products industry.

February 28, 2018 In The News

After the tragic events in parkland Florida, a popular sporting goods chain says it's pulling assault rifles off the shelves.

Dick's sporting goods says they're doing this because gun violence has taken the lives of too many people and they believe it's time to do something about it.

February 28, 2018 In The News

HAMMOND, La. - On Friday, February 22, Congressmen Ralph Abraham informed senior Jude Vitrano of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School that he has been appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.