July 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONROE, La. – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will qualify for re-election Wednesday.
Dr. Abraham will remain in Washington this week as he is working to pass an amendment that he authored during debate of a spending bill, so a staff member will fill out the necessary paperwork in his place.
Dr. Abraham is seeking his third term in Washington, which will provide him with an opportunity to continue voting for conservative principles that have turned our economy around since Republicans took control of both chambers of Congress and President Trump took office.
“I consider it an honor to represent the great people of Louisiana’s 5th District in Congress. Our conservative, pro-economic growth agenda is making America great again. Our tax cuts have put more money in people’s pockets; consumer confidence is at near all-time highs; and people are working at the highest levels in decades. This is the conservative direction voters demanded we take in the last election, and I want to continue to do my part to push that agenda forward,” Dr. Abraham said.
Dr. Abraham has been a reliable supporter of President Trump and has consistently supported the conservative values that Louisiana voters cherish. This term, he has:
- Voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to give tax breaks to Louisiana’s working families.
- Voted in favor of conservative immigration reform that would have provided full funding for the border wall, ended chain migration and the visa lottery system, cracked down on sanctuary cities, and blocked amnesty for illegal immigrants.
- Consistently supported pro-life bills and voted against funding for Planned Parenthood.
- Been a steadfast supporter of our Second Amendment rights.
- Helped write and voted in favor of a Farm Bill that provides strong support for Louisiana farmers and institutes work requirements for able-bodied SNAP recipients.
- Voted in favor of the House-passed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
- Voted for numerous bills to ease the regulatory burden on job creators so that more Americans can fill good-paying jobs.
Dr. Abraham was first elected to Congress in December 2014. It is his first publicly held office. Dr. Abraham is a family physician, business owner, farmer, volunteer pilot for the Air Force’s Civil Air Patrol and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, former veterinarian, and former member of the Army Reserves.
He and his wife, Dianne, have been married for 43 years and still reside in rural Richland Parish. They have three grown children and nine grandchildren.