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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has been named a member of the conference committee that will craft the final version of the Farm Bill.
 

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today the Economic Development Agency will award a $400,000 grant aimed at creating jobs, developing entrepreneurs and growing small businesses in Central Louisiana.

July 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that a water system in Madison Parish will receive about $4.2 million in funds from the US Department of Agriculture to help it complete needed upgrades.
 

July 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has introduced a bill aimed at stopping the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which has devastating effects on deer herds.
 

July 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced that the Lake Providence Port will receive $800,000 for dredging, which will keep it open for commerce and provide flood control benefits.

June 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D, R-Alto, today voted in favor of a House resolution demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) comply with requests from Congress to turn over documents relating to possible abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by DOJ personnel.
 

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against an immigration bill that ultimately failed by a 121-300 vote.

Abraham issued the following statement in regards to his vote:

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is calling on Congress to censure Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for urging her supporters to confront and harass members of the Trump administration.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement regarding the House’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has cosponsored legislation to expand Interstate 14 from Texas through Central Louisiana and into Mississippi.

Issues:

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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

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.

June 29, 2015 Video

Congressman Ralph Abraham visited with members of the Monroe community for its Juneteenth Celebration. During that visit, he called for unity in the wake of the tragedy in Charleston.

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