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Congressman Ralph Abraham says sanction still have time to work in N. Korea.

The U.S. has imposed new restrictions on the N.Korean exports of coal. Abraham says that China could help our case by stopping the flow of oil into N. Korea. Abraham believes this could add pressure to stop the development of the N. Korean nuclear program.

Good Hope Middle School student Tanner Bentz will be Louisiana’s flag bearer at the 2017 State Games of America.

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Three medical centers in north Louisiana will benefit from nearly $5.1 million in combined grants awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc., in Bastrop has received $1,025,840.

Primary Health Services Center in Monroe has received $2,318,475.

Winn Community Health Center in Winnfield has received $1,713,013.

Congressman Ralph Abraham says the grants will help the medical centers continue to provide health services to patients who use their facilities.

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Congressman Ralph Abraham says he is waiting to hear potential evidence former FBI Director James Comey may have on his discussions with President Donald Trump.

 "He (Trump) probably did indeed tell Comey that he wished he would let the Flynn thing go," says Abraham.

Rep. Abraham says he believes this was just a conversation between two men and doesn't rise to the level of obstruction.  Abraham says if Comey had something of substance before today then he was legally responsible to report it.  

 Complete coverage of the Comey testimony is available at KEDM.org 

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It has been one year since floods hit Louisiana and Governor John Bel Edwards was in Washington this week asking for more money for flood assistance. $1.6 billion dollars has been approved for Louisiana but Washington hasn’t released that money to Louisiana for distribution.

Congressman Ralph Abraham thinks the process is taking too long.

“Everybody is frustrated on both the state and federal level that the money has not yet got into anybody’s hands.”

The Republican health care bill under consideration in the House of Representatives would change health coverage for a lot of people. It would no longer require that Americans buy health insurance, for instance, and it would eliminate current subsidies, replacing them with a fixed refundable tax credit.

To help Americans understand where Congress stands on the debate over this legislation, NPR and Member stations around the country have compiled a database of Congressional members’ positions on the bill.

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The enemies of America are working together according to U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham.  He thinks the challengers of the U.S. are sharing information on military programs and missile technology.  

"All these guys are in bed together," said Abraham.

Congressman Abraham believes the recent missile testing in Iran could be using information from a partnership with North Korea.

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President-elect Donald Trump is signaling Congress he is going to make the most of his time in office.  

Congressman Ralph Abraham says, "They want things done and they want it in a hurry." 

Abraham says the new president will make revamping The Affordable Care Act a priority.  Syria and the Middle East are also pressing issues along with the U.S. debt and tax reform.

He says his Democrat colleagues think they can work with a Trump administration.  Abraham says,  "I have seen a change in their mood in the few weeks since the election." 

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The recent budget deal reached by House leadership doesn't sit well with many lawmakers.  U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La. 5) is among those against the plan.

    

Abraham strongly opposes what he calls "an assault on rural America."  Provisions within the bill would essentially gut the Federal Crop Insurance Program.  The freshmen representative, who spends time farming near his home in Richland Parish, says "Congress cannot allow this back-room deal."

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Calling the Syrian conflict a "terrible mess", U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham says Russian airstrikes appear to be part of a new alliance forming in the Middle East.

Russian aircraft targeted several sites that U.S. officials say were areas occupied by moderate rebel forces. Troops that have been supported by the work of the American Central Intelligence Agency.  Soviet officials had earlier stated they were launching strikes that included  ISIS targets.

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