27th District of Texas

Hi, I'm Michael Cloud

Honored to serve the People of Texas’ 27th District in Congress.


The Latest

From My Office

Jan 24, 2023
Press
Rep. Cloud Spends the Day in Corpus Christi

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Congressman Michael Cloud met with Nueces County Judge Connie Scott to discuss ways to build a strong relationship between local and federal leadership in order to best serve Nueces County. Additionally, Congressman Cloud met with the Nueces County Hospital District (NCHD) and discussed pressing concerns involving FEMA Public Assistance funds. NCHD […]


News & Announcements


Jan 3, 2023
Press

Congressman Cloud Votes in Opposition of Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Michael Cloud (TX-27) issued the following statement regarding his vote in opposition to Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House of Representatives: “Congress is broken. I have worked for months in high hopes and good faith that our conference would chart a course away from the status quo, put us on a […]



Dec 13, 2022
Press

Congressman Cloud Leads Bicameral Resolution to Rescind Illegal VA Abortion Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Michael Cloud (TX-27), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Mike Bost (IL-12), and Congressman Andrew Clyde (GA-09) partnered with Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) to introduce a bicameral Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to rescind the VA’s rule that provides abortion services through the taxpayer-funded VA healthcare system.   The VA seems to […]



Dec 12, 2022
Border Security

ICYMI: Rep. Michael Cloud warns labor union against taking ICE members’ money

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/dec/9/gop-lawmaker-michael-cloud-vows-probe-labor-union-/?fbclid=IwAR2TgR2qXx5-BqE8JboH_6a2BTzltVm9vvVdI_HXZ5SJf06TEjY2SF_SbKk By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times Rep. Michael Cloud demanded cooperation from a leading federal labor union Friday on an investigation of its decision to stop representing law enforcement officers at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Texas Republican also warned the American Federation of Government Employees against seizing the dues ICE officers had paid, saying […]


Issues

Agriculture


Agriculture in Texas is a $100 billion per year industry and is vital to our district’s economy and to the state of Texas. I have the pleasure of representing 14 counties, and farming and ranching are major economic drivers in many of these counties. Farmers and ranchers in our district work tirelessly to put food on tables. Farmers face a number of challenges–excessive regulation, increasingly competitive foreign markets, and rising costs of planting, growing, and harvesting a crop. Farmers and ranchers have an important job, and as a Member of the House Agriculture Committee, I work to ensure they have the resources needed to carry out their operations. One bill I cosponsored this Congress was the RESTORE Act, which would ensure that Texas farmers and ranchers received disaster aid through the WHIP+ program for losses that they incurred as a result of Winter Storm Uri. With my support, this legislation was able to be enacted into law. Additionally, I advocated for a regulatory change in the Emergency Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) in 2021 that would allow redfish farmers in our region of Texas to receive aid as a result of Winter Storm Uri. I’ve voted to get government regulators out of the way because Texans know how to manage Texas land and agriculture better than Washington does. I have cosponsored legislation that would terminate this Administration’s proposed “30 x 30” land grab and reaffirm a narrower definition of Waters of the United States. Solutions should be driven by the farmers and ranchers who live and work in agriculture every day, not unelected bureaucrats in D.C. Congress should stay focused on helping American farmers and ranchers secure fair and open markets overseas for their products.

Government Reform


Washington is broken. Our Republic should be a nation of the people, by the people, for the people. Washington is for itself, and that needs to change. Bureaucracy, waste, fraud, abuse, and regulatory burdens plague our government and make it inefficient to operate. It is a goal of mine to reduce the size and scope of government and make it more accountable to the citizens of this great nation. It is an uphill battle and will take a concerted effort to restore Washington to the Founding Fathers’ original vision for our Republic to function for the people. We can start this process by passing my bill, H.R. 2199, the Federal Agency Sunset Commission Act, that would put all agencies and departments on a path to sunset, unless Congress reauthorizes them. Congress should immediately pass term-limits, remove unnecessary bureaucratic obstacles, and reduce government’s burden on hardworking Americans.

Immigration


My wife came to this country legally using the immigration system, and it took seven years to complete the process. We can do better for those wishing to come here legally. Our nation’s immigration system should, as a matter of principle and practice, benefit America, which means opposing all forms of amnesty. We must improve our nation’s immigration system to be orderly and merit-based. Practical improvements must include the prosecution of visa overstays, elimination of the visa lottery, ending birthright citizenship, ending work visas for those who come here illegally, upholding the rule of law through the implementation of E-Verify, and overturning sanctuary cities. These and many more actions would reduce the magnets that push migrants into coming here illegally. Importantly, enacting these policies would economically ruin the cartels that sexually and physically abuse 1 in 3 women who make their way to the United States.

"The purpose of government isn't just to keep Americans safe. The main purpose of government is to keep its citizens free."

— Congressman Cloud