St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Metairie

Today we were blessed with an incredible turnout for our first parade of this campaign! We marched in the Metairie St. Patrick’s Day parade and saw incredible support from so many Louisianians that are ready for change!‬

As your governor I’ll always show up, and I’ll always put Louisiana Families First.

Check out our favorite pictures here.

Abraham asks President Trump to Base Space Command in Louisiana

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has an idea for President Donald Trump: Put the new Space Command in Louisiana.

Abraham, R-Alto, penned a letter to the White House on Tuesday making the case for Louisiana to become the headquarters for what will eventually become the “Space Force” branch of the military, beginning as an arm of the Air Force, to oversee the country’s operations in space.

Officials have estimated the headquarters project at about $800 million over five years.

“Louisiana is an ideal location for the future headquarters of Space Command as our state already has strong existing relationships with both the military and NASA,” Abraham wrote. “Should you select Louisiana as the headquarters for Space Command, you can rest assured that you will have picked a state that is open for investment and one that has unique qualities ideally suited to support Space Command’s growth and development.”

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Rep. Abraham & Senator Kennedy File Legislation to Fight Fraud in Govt. Assistance

U.S. Senator John Kennedy and Representative Ralph Abraham have filed legislation that would require states to verify eligibility for government assistance programs, before the benefits go out. The Income Verification Act would apply to Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and food stamps.

Abraham says the legislation is in response to a legislative auditor’s report that found Louisiana spent as much as 85-million dollars on ineligible Medicaid recipients.

In November, the state auditor’s report revealed that 82 out of 100 Medicaid recipients in a random sample did not financially qualify for the program.  Abraham says the act would require Medicaid programs, welfare and food stamps to verify eligibility with federal data, instead of state data.

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Abraham named “Top Gun” for Congressional Civil Air Patrol Squadron

Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham, who often commutes to Washington piloting his own Cirrus SR 20 airplane, has been named top gun for the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary’s Congressional Squadron.

Abraham, R-Alto, takes over as the fourth commander in the 51-year history of the squadron, which is based at Joint Base Andrews, Md., succeeding former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.

“The Civil Air Patrol has allowed me a chance to give back to my country and assist our active duty service members,” said Abraham, who is also running for governor in his home state. “I am grateful for the service this organization provides, and I am very honored to have been tabbed with this command.”

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