Abraham, a Republican, is the representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Abraham is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Abraham.
Abraham is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Abraham has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Ralph Abraham sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- House Committee on Agriculture
- House Committee on Armed Services
Abraham was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Abraham sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Abraham’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3455: Fairness for Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Act
- H.R. 2941: Kisatchie National Forest Land Conveyance Act
- H.R. 1777: To amend titles 10 and 32, United States Code, to improve and enhance ...
- H.R. 1224: NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment, and Auditing Act of 2017
- H.R. 639: Electronic Notification Improvement Act of 2017
- H.R. 6077 (114th): To provide a Federal share for disaster assistance provided to the State ...
- H.R. 6066 (114th): Cybersecurity Responsibility and Accountability Act of 2016
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H.R. 863: To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2017. Passed 369/42.
H.R. 5602: To amend title 31, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to include all funds when issuing certain geographic targeting orders, and for ...
Jul 11, 2016. Passed 356/47.
S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed 369/53.
The Global Food Security Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114–195), is a law introduced on March 24, 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representative Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith (New Jersey-R) and on May 7, 2015 by Senator Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania-D), and signed by ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2017, Abraham missed 4 of 2,009 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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