Rep. Ralph Abraham

Representative from Louisiana’s 5th District, Republican

Abraham, a Republican, has been the representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Abraham has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Abraham is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Abraham for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Ralph Abraham sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Abraham sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (100%)

Recent Bills

Some of Abraham’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Abraham’s Vote Vote Description
Nay 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.
Nay S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2016, Abraham missed 2 of 1,325 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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