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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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May 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation on Monday, May 23, that seeks to halt the Obama administration’s executive overreach regarding the transgender bathroom directive handed down to public schools.

May 13, 2016 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response the President Obama’s order mandating that all public schools allow people to use any bathroom they choose regardless of their biological gender.

April 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, continued advocating to the President and the United States Department of Agriculture for additional flood relief and assistance in the wake of historic flooding in Louisiana.

March 15, 2016 Press Release

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that President Obama has declared an 16 additional parishes federal disaster areas due to recent flooding, according to FEMA.

March 13, 2016 Press Release

 

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Sunday, March 13, that President Obama has declared a federal state of emergency for seven Louisiana parishes affected by recent flooding.

February 18, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that the National Science Foundation has awarded Louisiana Tech University a grant worth more than half a million dollars.

February 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A bill authored by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, unanimously passed the full House of Representatives on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

February 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced legislation Thursday, Feb. 4, to advance sensible tax reform in an effort to stimulate agribusiness.

January 27, 2016 Press Release

ALEXANDRIA – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the following satellite office hours for Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle and Winn parishes.

January 27, 2016 Press Release

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the following satellite office hours for Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, Tensas and West Carroll parishes.

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In The News

June 19, 2017 In The News

“Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, was shot Wednesday along with several others during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. He was in critical condition following surgery, the hospital said.”

June 19, 2017 In The News

"Congressional baseball practice took an unexpected turn Wednesday morning, as shots rang out from a park in Alexandria, Virginia."

June 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, was shot in the hip by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a GOP congressional baseball team practice just outside of Washington.

June 19, 2017 In The News

"Wednesday's shooting jolted many lawmakers, leaving them feeling vulnerable. And as the political rhetoric becomes shriller, many members of Congress said they are receiving more threats, by email and by phone."

June 14, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Louisiana lawmakers said Wednesday they were shaken their colleague Steve Scalise had been shot, but they plan to rally as usual to support one of their own.

April 25, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that Jonesboro-Hodge High School senior Meredith Anderson has won the 2017 Congressional High School Art Competition for Louisiana’s 5th District.

April 20, 2017 In The News

President Trump plans to buff up the United States military at home and abroad. To do that, he’s asking Congress to increase defense and security spending by $54 billion.

“America has always been the country that boldly leads the world into the future and my budget will ensure that we continue to do exactly that,” President Trump said to a crowd of Navy sailors in Newport News. .

April 13, 2017 In The News

A congressional delegation including Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., and Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., all of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep.

April 6, 2017 In The News

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), Dr. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) announced a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help repair roads and infrastructure damaged in the August floods.

March 17, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham likes to call agriculture “America’s thin green line,” and he told about 70 Louisiana farmers who traveled to Washington this week they are integral links in that national security chain.

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