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Congressman Ralph Abraham says a tax reform package will pass in the next few days. The Republican congressman explained that tax reform was passed by the Congress and now must be approved by the Senate. If approved, the two plans will be merged into a conference bill and will ultimately be sent to President Trump for approval. 

Abraham believes the tax overhaul could supercharge the economy and benefit most tax payers by doubling the standard deduction and lowering tax rates.

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Congressman Ralph Abraham says a new flood bill damage the economy of Louisiana.

"The average customer will see an 8% increase, in real money that will be an additional $80 to $100," said Abraham. 

Abraham believes that later today the Republican Tax Reform bill will pass. He says the new proposal will give middle class Americans a tax cut. Many Democrats in opposition say the  bill will give the wealthy and business a tax break and decrease the amount of money available for social programs. 

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5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham will hold a listening session on Friday morning at Rayville High School to receive input from farmers and ag leaders on what they want included in the 2018 Farm Bill. Abraham wants to know what is working and what could be improved.

The Farm Bill is the primary legislation that sets the agriculture and food policy for the country. Abraham says cotton was left out of the mix in this current Farm Bill and that industry has suffered major hits because of it.

Winnfield Students recognized on the House Floor in DC

Sep 26, 2017

Six Winnfield Senior High School students were recognized on the House floor by Congressman Ralph Abraham after serving as pallbearers for a World War II veteran. 93-year-old Thomas Hunter had no close family so the football players stepped up after learning about the situation. Abraham says this is an inspiring story about a community rallying to honor a hero.

Hunter outlived all of his siblings and was never married or had children. Abraham says it’s a privilege to represent this rural North-Central Louisiana community.

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Congress Ralph Abraham has just returned to the United States after visiting American Allies In Iraq.  Abraham says the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces are holding back Isis attacks of refugee camps.

Abraham also says it is time for Louisiana to do what it can to help with storm recovery. He says citizens can learn how to help at abraham.house.gov.

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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.

NELA Medical Clinics Receive Grants From HHS

Jul 6, 2017
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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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Congressman Ralph Abraham said the replacement of Obamacare will help most citizens.  

"There are 5 layers of protection under the new health care bill, " said Abraham.  

He expects taxes will be lower from more competition between insurance companies.  Refundable tax credits for people who don't meet certain income levels will help with premiums.  There is also a provision to freeze the insurance rates of customers with pre-existing issues as longs as they have had continuous coverage for the last 63 days.   

Abraham said, "Nobody can be denied coverage ."  

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