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October 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and Brian Babin, R-Texas, have created a bipartisan I-14 Caucus with the goal of expanding Interstate 14 through Central Louisiana
 

September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement after the House broke for a recess before the House and Senate agreed on renewing the Farm Bill.

September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted in favor of HR 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act, also known as Tax Cuts 2.0.
 

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement about his vote against the spending bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.
 

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the life and service of Ruston resident Adolf "Wes" Wesselhoeft.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today celebrated news that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has canceled a contract that allowed a company to use federal funds to buy and sell human fetal tissue.
 

September 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that the University of Louisiana at Monroe has won a $352,500 grant to study diabetes and obesity.

The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Hospitals and is awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

September 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that law enforcement agencies in West Carroll and Washington Parishes will receive $128,000 to purchase new police cars.

 Both grants come from the US Department of Agriculture’s Community Facilities Grant Program.

September 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that the airports in Ruston and West Carroll Parish will benefit from more than $300,000 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.
 

September 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, doubled down on his support for reforming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during a hearing of Farm Bill Conference Committee members today on Capitol Hill.

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In The News

January 8, 2019 In The News

Those who couldn't find a seat in the packed high school stadium stood on the track Monday evening for a candlelight vigil to remember five youngsters who died Thursday in a wreck on their way to Walt Disney World.

January 7, 2019 In The News

Rice farmers and chicken producers in states like Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi are hoping a new provision in the Farm Bill will help open up new markets for them…in Cuba. The farm bill includes a provision that should allow farmers to use government subsidies to advertise their products inside Cuba. It represents the first change to the Cuba trade embargo in nearly 20 years. 

January 7, 2019 In The News

Louisiana’s lineup of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives didn’t change in November’s midterms. But nearly all of them have changed offices in a literal sense.

They joined dozens of colleagues in a Capitol Hill office shuffle, trading up for the recently vacated office suites of defeated former colleagues or tossed out of prime digs by the chamber’s change of power.

January 5, 2019 In The News

How much wealth the government should redistribute has divided us as a nation.

January 5, 2019 In The News

All six of Louisiana’s U.S. representatives were reelected last fall, and all of them started new terms last week. But the House itself looks a whole lot different than it did just a month ago. 

Let’s just say that where the state’s delegation is concerned, the more things stay the same, the more they change.

December 28, 2018 In The News

As saltwater anglers in Sportsman’s Paradise, we are blessed with abundant fisheries resources off our coast. Today, we are grateful to our members of Congress who understand the value of America’s fisheries and the public’s access to those resources.

December 23, 2018 In The News

President Trump and Congress haven’t given us many reasons to be joyful during this Christmas season, but there is one major exception worthy of note. Thanks to a rare bipartisan effort, members of Congress by overwhelming margins in the U.S. House and Senate have approved major criminal justice reform legislation.

December 20, 2018 In The News

Louisiana’s delegation divided 4-2 when the U.S. House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Thursday (Dec. 20) to the First Steps criminal justice overhaul.

December 20, 2018 In The News

It took the legislative version of a Hail Mary, but Steve Gleason finally scored his Congressional Gold Medal.

December 19, 2018 In The News

Three days after a Texas judge ruled President Barack Obama’s signature federal health care law unconstitutional, state leaders are assessing their next move pending the likely appeal of the decision.

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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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