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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


Latest News

January 27, 2016 Press Release

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced the following satellite office hours for Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, Tensas and West Carroll parishes.

January 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, opposes the Department of Veteran Affairs’ choice to head up health care operations in Louisiana and Mississippi due to the appointee’s involvement in the ongoing scandal regarding VA wait times.

December 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by the House on Friday, Dec. 18.

The omnibus passed the House with a 316 - 113 vote. The Senate was expected to take up the bill Friday night.

November 30, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, participated in a Congressional oversight visit to Afghanistan and Kuwait during the week of Thanksgiving. He joined five other members of Congress in meetings with U.S. military commanders, American troops and Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

November 16, 2015 Press Release

For a couple years now we’ve watched as the terrorists of the Islamic State perform acts of violence against innocent people, from beheading Christians to setting prisoners of war on fire to selling women into the sex slave trade.

November 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto; Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans; and Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill.; introduced a bill Thursday, Nov. 5, that seeks to prevent deaths of high school football players.

October 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, joined an overwhelming majority of Republicans in electing Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as the next Speaker of the House.

Dr. Abraham joined 235 other Republicans in voting for Ryan, who garnered the support of all major Republican caucuses in Congress, including the very conservative House Freedom Caucus.

October 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Tuesday called the announced budget deal “an assault on rural America” because of provisions within the bill that would gut the Federal Crop Insurance program.

October 16, 2015 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto and chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, issued the following statement about the resignation of Allison Hickey, the undersecretary of benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

October 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, praised the ruling from the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati today that placed on hold President Obama’s controversial Waters of the US rule (WOTUS).


In The News

March 17, 2017 In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham likes to call agriculture “America’s thin green line,” and he told about 70 Louisiana farmers who traveled to Washington this week they are integral links in that national security chain.

March 16, 2017 In The News

The "budget blueprint" that President Donald Trump's administration unveiled on Thursday could have a far-reaching impact on Louisiana, and the state's leaders say they are now looking for more details about the president's spending proposal.

March 16, 2017 In The News

Abraham praised Trump's plan for military spending, calling it a boon for Louisiana's defense contractors and numerous military installations. He was also satisfied with the across-the-board, 10-percent cut to the federal government's budget.

"If we can cut the fat and keep the meat, I'm good with that," Abraham said.

March 16, 2017 In The News

BATON ROUGE — A new bill passed recently by the U.S. House of Representatives would make the lawyers who file allegedly frivolous lawsuits accountable.

March 15, 2017 In The News

Healthcare is the big issue in Washington. Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish says federal lawmakers are heading in the right direction of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. He says they can’t leave Obamacare as it is because it’s driving up premiums and people are losing coverage.

March 14, 2017 In The News

Louisiana's majority-Republican congressional delegation isn't exactly embracing the U.S. House leadership's proposal to replace President Barack Obama's health care law, with most members instead offering a cautious, noncommittal response.

February 28, 2017 In The News

The sky’s the limit for Rep. Ralph Abraham.

The Louisiana Republican is a pilot, a physician, a veterinarian, and a farmer. He also helps out with the Coast Guard and wants to climb Mount Everest next year.

Abraham, 62, got his pilot’s license after he graduated from vet school in the 1980s. He uses his plane to give back to his constituents in a unique way.

February 23, 2017 In The News

Republican U.S. Reps. Mike Johnson and Ralph Abraham pledged their support to Fort Polk and Barksdale Air Force Base after making special visits to both installations this week.

Johnson, of Bossier City, and Abraham, of Alto, toured the bases and met with leadership there to discuss their priorities and needs.

February 22, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, talked about national security and reforms to health, taxes and baking Wednesday at a Monroe Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

February 22, 2017 In The News

 Trade with Cuba is a prospect that remains in limbo. With the Donald Trump Administration now in the White House, it is unclear what the future holds for the Cuba-U.S. relationship. Lawmakers in agriculture-flush Louisiana are divided on how the U.S. should proceed.