|Posted on 9/5/2018 2:53:00 PM.|
A conference committee has started discussions on a new Farm Bill on Capitol Hill, with Republicans pushing for major reforms to food stamp eligibility. Congressman Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish is on the committee and he supports a work or educational requirement for an able bodied adult to be eligible for SNAP.
Abraham says employers are desperate for labor, and this is a good step towards pushing the unemployed into the workforce.
|Ralph Abraham, SNAP reform, Farm Bill, work requirements|
|Posted on 8/21/2018 5:21:00 AM.|
The Iraqi government has agreed to purchase 15,000 tons of American rice in a deal that should relieve some pressure on Louisiana rice growers who are feeling the burn from an escalating trade war with China, and other nations.
|Iraq, Louisiana, 2018, Ralph Abraham, agriculture, tariffs, trade war|
|Posted on 8/13/2018 1:03:00 PM.|
President Trump has signed the 717-billion dollar defense spending bill that will fund the military for 2019. It includes pay raises for troops and substantial investments in Louisiana based military bases. Northeast Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham says it’s the biggest pay raise for the military in nearly a decade.
“A well-deserved raise, 2.6 percent, actually the second raise in the last couple years but this is the biggest in I think eight years.”
|Donald Trump, Ralph Abraham, Belle Chasse, Defense spending|
|Posted on 7/30/2018 3:27:00 AM.|
Jim Bernhard rumors are swirling again as LaPolitics.com reports the former Shaw Group CEO is considering a run for the governor’s mansion in 2019.
Bernhard now operates energy investment firm Bernhard Capital Partners. LaPolitics.com Publisher Jeremy Alford says Bernhard has the capital on hand to make it a competitive race.
|Jim Bernhard, Jeremy Alford, John Bel Edwards, Ralph Abraham|
|Posted on 7/21/2018 9:30:00 AM.|
A congressional candidate was arrested Friday, shortly after he qualified to run against U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham in Louisiana's 5th district. Billy Burkette of Pride was taken away in handcuffs as there was a warrant out for his arrest for impersonating a law enforcement officer.
|Billy Burkette, Ralph Abraham, US Representative, arrested, impersonating a law enforcement officer|
|Posted on 6/21/2018 5:07:00 PM.|
Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham calls the passage of the
Farm Bill in the U.S. House a great day for America’s farmers. Abraham, who is
the only member of Louisiana’s delegation on the agriculture committee, says it will help farmers recover from natural disasters.
|Ralph Abraham, Farm Bill, food stamps, dairy farmers|
|Posted on 6/20/2018 1:37:00 PM.|
The separation of families coming into the United States illegally is causing a firestorm of controversy across the nation. President Trump now plans to sign an executive order to allow children to stay with parents attempting to cross the border unlawfully.
US Representative Ralph Abraham says he supports President Trump’s efforts.
|Ralph Abraham, President Trump, Immigration|
|Posted on 6/12/2018 8:41:00 PM.|
The eyes of the world are on the recent meeting between President Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. US Representative Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish says he’s thankful that relations with North Korea are at a point where talking is a possibility.
"Look, I'd much rather talk with these guys than fight them," said Abraham. "When both countries have nuclear weapons, nothing good can come of that if they go the wrong way."
|North Korea, President Trump, Kim Jong Un, Ralph Abraham|
|Posted on 5/8/2018 5:36:00 AM.|
We are 15 months away from qualifying for the 2019
Louisiana Governor’s race. Speculation is that Republican U.S. Senator John
Kennedy will challenge Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards. Pollster John
Couvillon says Kennedy was elected as a Senator in 2016 and Edwards re-election
campaign will likely attack the Republican from St. Tammany Parish about running
for another statewide office.
|John Kennedy, John Bel Edwards, Ralph Abraham, John Couvillion|
|Posted on 4/20/2018 4:35:00 AM.|
A ceremony is being held today for a Korean War Veteran
from Ferriday whose remains are being returned home after 68 years. Nineteen-year-old Sergeant Lester Walker was
deployed to Korea with an anti-air craft weapons battalion. Congressman Ralph
Abraham says he was lost during the first months of the war.
“He was actually one of the first infantry units ordered
to Korea. He was in a battle in a battle
in the Nakdong river. He was taken
prisoner and he was declared M.I.A.”
|Korean War, Ralph Abraham, MIA remains|
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