Working-3-hickey-river-trees.jpg
NPR News, Classical and Music of the Delta
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Abraham: Trump Wants Bills on Day One

Abraham.jpeg
Courtesy
/
House.gov
Congressman Ralph Abraham

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." 

The Congressman said many on the other side of the aisle are encouraged by some of Trump's cabinet picks and the way he has handled the canceled moving of the Carrier air conditioning plant to Mexico. 

Abraham thinks Trump will be good for Louisiana.  

Abraham says, "Trump has messaged he wants more oil and gas exploration."

He explained that oil and gas prices will rise in the next year or two and that will help the state's economy. 

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.