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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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October 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will present the Distinguished Service Cross to the family of Chaplain Lt. Joseph Verbis Lafleur in a ceremony in Opelousas tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., voted in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks. The bill passed the House on Tuesday.

Dr. Abraham cosponsored the bill earlier this year. He is a staunch supporter of the Pro-Life movement.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., issued the following statement in regards to his vote against HR 3823, Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. The bill was defeated after failing to reach a two-thirds vote required for passage.

On changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and tax relief for disaster victims:

September 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., on Monday delivered a speech on the House floor recognizing six Winnfield Senior High School football players who served as pallbearers for a WWII veteran.

September 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., issued the following statement in response to a proposed six-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

September 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., recently led a letter from members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation to command at the Barksdale Air Force Base requesting that base leadership reconsider their decision to

September 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today urged the Senate to pass Sen. Bill Cassidy's health care plan.

September 18, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will hold a listening session in Rayville to gather information from Louisiana’s agriculture industry leaders to assist in crafting the 2018 Farm Bill.
 
Dr. Abraham is Louisiana’s only member serving on the House Agriculture Committee, and he still actively farms land near his home in Richland Parish.
 

September 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that three airports across Louisiana's 5th Congressional District will receive about $19.8 million in grant funding awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.

September 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today praised the efforts of the staff and volunteers at the Alexandria Mega Shelter for their response following Hurricane Harvey. The speech can be viewed on YouTube here.

The prepared remarks are as follows:

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In The News

August 16, 2018 In The News

Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham recently announced a some $93,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for education and workforce development through the NOVA Workforce Institute of NELA.

August 16, 2018 In The News

It’s still far from clear who will take over from Paul Ryan as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives should Republicans retain control of the chamber after the November election.

But according to a poll released this week by Politico and Morning Consult, Louisiana’s U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise may have the inside track to taking over the powerful post.

August 15, 2018 In The News

More than 300 people turned out Tuesday to the Vidalia Conference & Convention Center to welcome Vidalia Denim Mills.

Mayors and alderman of Natchez and Vidalia, economic development officials, community business representatives and residents looking for work were all part of the crowd gathered to welcome the newest industry to the Miss-Lou.

August 14, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump has signed the defense spending bill that will benefit Barksdale Air Force Base. It includes $12.25 million for a new entrance and gate complex at BAFB.

August 14, 2018 In The News

President Trump has signed the $717 Billion defense spending bill that will fund the military for 2019. It includes pay raises for troops and substantial investments in Louisiana based military bases. Northeast Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham says it’s the biggest pay raise for the military in nearly a decade.

August 14, 2018 In The News

A parade of political officials gathered in a small tent between the Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Aug. 8 for the ceremonial presentation of a $45 million grant.

August 13, 2018 In The News

President Trump has signed the $717 billion defense spending bill that will fund the military for 2019. It includes pay raises for troops and substantial investments in Louisiana based military bases. Northeast Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham says it’s the biggest pay raise for the military in nearly a decade.

August 13, 2018 In The News

President Trump has signed the $717 billion defense spending bill that will fund the military for 2019. It includes pay raises for troops and substantial investments in Louisiana based military bases. Northeast Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham says it’s the biggest pay raise for the military in nearly a decade.

August 10, 2018 In The News

There’s concern over Pineville’s Forest Research Station after the U.S. Forest Service decided to move one of the research units to Alabama.

"We are a little selfish that we like to see it close to home," said Buck Vandersteen, Executive Director with the Louisiana Forestry Association. "We were surprised, really surprised and disappointed."

August 9, 2018 In The News

Federal grant money is coming for 3 projects, including a big upgrade for the Madison Parish Port.

Congressman Ralph Abraham announced nearly $400,000 in grant funding from the US Department of Agriculture for education and workforce development projects across Northeast and Central Louisiana.

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Videos

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.

March 17, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham honored the victims of a Black Hawk helicopter crash in a speech on the House floor.

March 16, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham submitted this video to the U.S. Army to show his support for keeping high troop levels at Fort Polk.

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