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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Abraham Statement Following Disgraced Abortionist License Suspension

Baton Rouge, LA – Republican Ralph Abraham today released the following statement regarding the suspension of the medical license of disgraced abortionist Kevin Work:
“I am thankful for A.G. Landry’s swift action that resulted in suspending the medical license of disgraced abortionist Kevin Work. As a doctor, I find it appalling that this man was ever allowed to practice medicine with such a well-documented history of unethical and dangerous conduct. The fact that it took our state’s Attorney General to spur this action is evidence of a dangerous system failure. Once again, I encourage Governor Edwards to start putting Louisiana families first by firing Dr. Rebekeh Gee – the Planned Parenthood ally that he appointed as Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, and who has regulatory oversight of these clinics.”

Abraham: Edwards’ Abortion Oversight is Endangering Louisianians

Abraham: Edwards’ Abortion Oversight is Endangering Louisianians

February, 20 2019

Republican Ralph Abraham is demanding accountability from Gov. John Bel Edwards after news surfaced that his Department of Health and Hospitals is awarding medical licenses to disgraced doctors for the purposes of providing abortions.

Louisiana Right to Life highlighted in a letter today that the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) issued a “wound care” license to Kevin Work, who has used the license to perform abortions. The board, which falls under Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital purview, awarded the license despite Work’s admission that he was unable to satisfy requirements to become an OBGYN.

“John Bel Edwards loves to talk about how he’s pro-life, but nothing within his administration shows that’s the case. As a doctor, I’m appalled by what he’s allowing to happen within his administration; though, we shouldn’t be surprised. After all, he did hire a Planned Parenthood organizer as his health secretary and attended a $100,000 fundraiser thrown in his honor by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat who supports infanticide legislation.

“Actions speak louder than words. If Gov. Edwards is truly pro-life, then he should take swift action by firing Gee and replacing her with a secretary who understands that no baby or mother should ever be subjected to the alleged heinous actions of Kevin Work,” Abraham said.

Abraham is a medical doctor and has practiced family medicine for more than 25 years. He is unabashedly pro-life and has received perfect ratings from pro-life organizations during his time in Congress.

Abraham also supports a Louisiana law that requires abortion clinic workers hold hospital admitting privileges in order to operate. Sec. Gee failed to successfully defend this law in court and ultimately turned the case over to Attorney General Jeff Landry to handle on appeal. The Supreme Court of the United States is considering the appeal.

Background:

Louisiana Right to Life submitted a letter to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners highlighting the long and disturbing history of Kevin Work, who is performing abortions in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Work admitted to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) that he was unable to successfully pass the Board Certification Examination in Obstetrics and Gynecology. However, the LSBME awarded him a license anyway under the stated field of “wound care.”

After receiving his “wound care” license, he has been performing abortions at the Delta Women’s Clinic in Baton Rouge and Women’s Health Center in New Orleans.

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Abraham: Gov. Edwards has reversed Louisiana’s pro-business momentum

The national news is inundated with stories on how the U.S. economy, population, and employment are booming. Unfortunately, Louisiana continues to make economic news for all the wrong reasons. In December the U.S. Census Bureau reported Louisiana is one of only 8 states in the country to lose population from 2017 to 2018.

ABRAHAM: Louisiana’s New Year Resolution Options Are Many

A new year always brings about self-reflection as we think about what went right, what went wrong and what we should resolve to do to make this year the best one yet. As 2019 is now upon us, what will Louisiana’s New Year resolution be?