Congressman Abraham honors Korean war MIA's remains return to Louisiana
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.”
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SNAP work requirements in farm bill supported by Congressman Ralph Abraham
Posted on 4/13/2018 5:08:00 AM.
The proposed Federal Farm bill contains work requirements for able-bodied 18 to 59-year-olds who receive SNAP benefits.  A beneficiary would have to work or enrolled in a work training program at least 20 hours a week. Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham says the requirement will filter out persons who choose to take advantage of the welfare system.

“I’m sure there are some that want to work, but again… if they want to be recipients of this SNAP program, then they are going to have to ‘get in the game’ and do what we ask them to do,” said Abraham.
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U.S. Rep. Abraham says Edwards suffers from a 'lack of trust'
Posted on 2/20/2018 3:49:00 AM.

North Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham made no bones about his intentions to take a hard look at running for Governor. On the day when Governor John Bel Edwards took center stage at the capitol and opened the special legislative session, Abraham decided to take a swipe at his potential opponent while speaking to the Baton Rouge Press club.
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Congressman Ralph Abraham wants to see FAST ACT dollars come to his district
Posted on 2/16/2018 3:00:00 AM.
Richland Parish Congressman Ralph Abraham has introduced a bill to allow rural communities direct access to more than two-billion-dollars in FAST ACT grant funding. The money can be used to build better highways, bridges and utilities including broadband internet. Abraham says the money is available for these projects but current FAST ACT dollars are not making it to rural Louisiana.
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Louisiana congressional delegation votes 3-5 against budget deal
Posted on 2/9/2018 1:29:00 PM.

Congress approved a spending bill that reopened the federal government after a brief shutdown over the night. Louisiana's delegation voted three to five against accepting the budget deal. Senator John Kennedy voted against the bill, saying the spending increases are not paid for.
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Louisiana's Republican delegation supports tax reform bill
Posted on 12/20/2017 4:19:00 AM.

Congress has passed the most substantial tax reform package since the Reagan administration. All of Louisiana’s republican congressional delegation voted for the bill, which has an estimated cost of 1.5 trillion dollars. U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish says it will mean more money in people’s pockets.

 
 
 
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Congressman Ralph Abraham says he's looking at the option of running for governor in 2019
Posted on 12/12/2017 11:45:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
There's been some buzz of late about the possibility of Congressman Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish running for governor in 2019. He would join other potential GOP candidates going up against Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards such as US Senator John Kennedy, AG Jeff Landry and Congressman Garret Graves.
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Is Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham looking at the 2019 governor's race?
Posted on 12/11/2017 8:00:00 AM.

LaPolitics Weekly reports Congressman Ralph Abraham is considering a run for governor in 2019. Abraham says he hasn’t made any decisions, but a number of people are asking him about it. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says the Richland Parish physician will need to boost his name recognition.
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LA Tech receives $1.3 million grant to enhance cyber security programs
Posted on 12/7/2017 5:23:00 PM.

Louisiana Tech in Ruston has been granted $1.3 million to enhance its cyber security programs. The money was awarded by the National Science Foundation. U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham of Alto says LA Tech is a leader in training the next generation of professions that will be tasked with protecting our nation. He says this grant will help the university maintain cyber security among the 1-20 corridor.
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Rep. Ralph Abraham votes against bill to overhaul US flood insurance program
Posted on 11/15/2017 11:03:00 AM.

The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program, allowing it to operate another five years and to update flood mapping requirements. Richland Parish Representative Ralph Abraham says he voted against the bill because he’s concerned about double digit premium increases.

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