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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana


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September 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against a funding bill passed by the House on Wednesday because it preserved funding for Planned Parenthood.

The House approved the funding bill, called a continuing resolution, by a vote of 277-151.

September 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Friday to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides abortion services in clinics across the nation.

September 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, that a number of Louisiana parishes have been declared natural disaster areas by the United Sates Department of Agriculture due to drought.

September 11, 2015 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted against a resolution Friday that would have approved of the Iran nuclear deal.

The House rejected President Obama’s controversial agreement with the Iranian government with 269 members voting against approval, 162 voting for approval and one voting present.

August 3, 2015 Press Release

MONROE – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, spoke to at-risk youth about the importance of hard work, education and leadership at Jack Hayes Elementary School in Monroe on Monday, Aug. 3.

July 30, 2015 Press Release

By Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto


As details about the Iranian nuclear deal emerge, it is clear to me that Congress must prevent the deal from becoming policy.

July 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, helped pass the VA Accountability Act of 2015 on Wednesday, July 29.

Dr. Abraham was an original cosponsor of the legislation authored by House Committee on Veterans Affairs chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.

July 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A bill authored by Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, giving veterans a boost in their benefits passed the House on Tuesday, July 28.

July 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated a number of parishes as primary natural disaster areas and contiguous natural disaster areas due to damage caused by heavy rains, heavy winds and flooding earlier this year.

July 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced a bill Tuesday, July 21, to protect the Second Amendment by preventing the President from taking guns away from Social Security beneficiaries.


In The News

February 4, 2017 In The News

Thousands of Cenla residents marched from Pineville on Saturday morning to Alexandria during the second annual Louisiana Life March Central.

February 2, 2017 In The News

The Republican-controlled Congress is scrapping an Obama regulation regarding gun ownership for some Social Security recipients. The law required extended background checks for gun purchases by some Social Security recipients with mental disabilities.

January 31, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, a veterinarian who later became a human doctor, likes to say he can treat anything on two feet or four.

On Tuesday morning, he came to the rescue of a fellow congressman's apricot toy poodle named Jolie.

January 27, 2017 In The News

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 17, 2017 In The News

Rep. Abraham's New Appointment - Congressman Ralph Abraham is humbled. The Republican representing the 5th Congressional District was recently appointed to the House Armed Services Committee-a highly coveted position.

January 11, 2017 In The News

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 6, 2017 In The News

Everything about the short-lived effort this week by some Republicans to weaken the House of Representatives' independent ethics office was wrong. The discussion and vote were taken during a private meeting Monday (Jan.

October 4, 2016 In The News

In mid-September, the LSU AgCenter estimated the flood damage experienced in Louisiana had reached some $350 million. Only two weeks later, that estimate has risen “north of $400 million,” says Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham.

With Congress out of session until after November elections where does federal disaster relief funding stand?

September 21, 2016 In The News

Good news is hard to come by in these days of natural disasters and government financial crises, but the Avoyelles Police Jury is going to try their best to take advantage of one of those rare tidbits.