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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


Latest News

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.

January 29, 2017 Press Release

I’ve spent more than 20 years practicing medicine in the delta of Northeast Louisiana. After looking into the face of poverty, I believe that every American should have access to quality health care regardless of how much money they’ve got in the bank.

January 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted in favor of the FY17 Budget Resolution, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives 227 - 198 Friday afternoon.

The Budget Resolution provides important provisions for the budget reconciliation process, a legislative tool Congress will use to repeal Obamacare.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in leading a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump asking that the United States move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

January 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been promoted to serve on the coveted House Armed Services Committee (HASC) during the 115th Congress.

November 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named the Richland Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Year.

Dr. Abraham, a native and current resident of Richland Parish, is a member of the chamber. He owns a farm in Alto and has previously opened a veterinary clinic in Rayville and medical clinic in Mangham.

November 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Tuesday led the Louisiana Congressional delegation in a letter to President Obama supporting Gov.

September 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Wednesday to bring home half a billion dollars designated for disaster relief aid, the bulk of which will go to Louisiana to help residents recover from the devastating floods that struck the state in March and August.


In The News

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. 

February 28, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Louisiana’s two U.S. senators – Sens. John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy – have co-sponsored legislation honoring evangelist Billy Graham, who died Feb. 21 at the age of 99.

February 23, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday in a news release that the Vixen Water System in Caldwell Parish will receive $3.2 million in assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture for major upgrades to the system.

February 22, 2018 In The News

Allowing teachers to have guns in their classrooms?

Congressman Ralph Abraham supports it, but with the proper training.

"It's a voluntary program that if you want to go through the course of firearm safety, proficient, how to use a firearm than I'm ok with that," he said.

February 21, 2018 In The News

A Louisiana Congressman wants to get a bill passed that would help bring better roads and faster internet to rural communities.

Representative Ralph Abraham says it allows local municipalities, school boards and police jurors to get direct access to 2.1 billion dollars of the department of transportation money. The money would be given out through grants. 

February 21, 2018 In The News

Shreveport, La. - The recent budget agreement in Washington D.C increases the military's budget.

Money will go to Barksdale Air Force Base to upgrade B-52 bombers and increase the troop size at Folk Polk.

Congressman Ralph Abraham said he supports giving a 2.4-percent pay raise to troops. 

February 20, 2018 In The News

On the day when Governor John Bel Edwards took center stage at the capitol and opened the special legislative session, Congressman Ralph Abraham decided to take a swipe at him while speaking to the Baton Rouge Press club

“For me it boils down to something simple," Abraham said. "The thing that I hear more and more than anything else is a lack of trust.”

February 14, 2018 In The News

The US House of Representatives held a hearing to discuss future adaptations and how it can begin implementing the technology.

February 13, 2018 In The News

There are exceptions, of course: Louisiana congressman Ralph Abraham was a family physician, as was Tennessee congressman Scott DesJarlais. The two Democrats, Ami Bera and Raul Ruiz, both of California, are respectively a general practitioner, which sits at the bottom of the pay scale, and an emergency medicine specialist, which earns a middling salary.