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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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June 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding a $2.2 million grant to Grambling State University aimed at producing more undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

June 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the memory of Bishop T. F. Tenney.

June 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded about $6.8 million in grants for five projects across Louisiana's 5th Congressional District.

All the funds are federal grants awarded through HHS and will be used for administrative expenses.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today celebrated the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that also includes millions of dollars for projects at Barksdale Air Force Base and the Belle Chasse Naval Air Station.

May 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, applauds the Trump Administration for proposing a rule change that will help prevent any federal tax dollars from supporting abortions.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response today's vote on the Farm Bill. The House failed to pass the bill.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal and reimpose sanctions in an effort to stop the hostile nation's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight, chaired a hearing Tuesday to examine ways in which blockchain technology can be used to prevent dangerous and counterfeit goods from being shipped into the United States.
 

April 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, this week introduced legislation to stop international competitors, such as China, from taking advantage of inequity within the international postage rate system.
 

April 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement on the House Agriculture Committee’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.
 

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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

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.

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.

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