Ralph Abraham

January 10, 2018 - 11:47 am
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Nearly two years before Louisiana's next election for governor, possible Republican contenders already are sizing up the race, hoping they can keep Democrat John Bel Edwards from a second term. U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, a popular statewide...
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January 03, 2018 - 9:17 am
2018 could be a volatile year in Louisiana politics. It’s a somewhat quiet year for elections, but UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the Legislature and Governor John Bel Edwards have a long road facing them after the one cent sales tax falls off the books June 30th,...
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December 21, 2017 - 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The tax bill that won passage this week in Congress has provisions that members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say specifically benefit Louisiana. "Disaster tax relief is huge," Sen. Bill Cassidy said Thursday in an interview. That relief includes a provision allowing...
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November 15, 2017 - 12:26 pm
(WWL.com) 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...
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July 26, 2017 - 12:50 pm
(WWL.com) -- President Donald Trump today announced transgendered individuals should no longer allowed to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity. Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana), who serves on the House Armed Forces Committee, says this change makes sense. He says if someone decides to...
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June 14, 2017 - 11:40 am
(WWL.com) New Orleans Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recovering from a gunshot wound to the hip, as he underwent surgery this morning. Scalise was shot at the practice for the Congressional Baseball Game in Alexandria, Va. US Senator John Kennedy says he wishes he understood...
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