27th District of Texas

Hi, I'm Michael Cloud

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


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From My Office

Aug 1, 2022
National Defense
Congressman Cloud Introduces Bill to Protect Military Bases 

WASHINGTON—Last week, Congressman Michael Cloud (TX-27) introduced the Airspace Clearinghouse Enhancement (ACE) Act to protect military bases from encroachment as well as foreign espionage risks.  Congressman Cloud is concerned over an increasing number of wind farms developing near military bases, especially those with military flight training routes. Wind turbines stretch as high as 600 feet, and their […]


News & Announcements


Jul 28, 2022
Jobs & Economy

Congressman Cloud Votes in Opposition to CHIPS-Plus Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Michael Cloud (TX-27) issued the following statement after voting in opposition of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 4346, the CHIPS-Plus Act: “As our nation experiences record inflation and the Biden recession, Democrats continue to push policies that will exacerbate this economic hardship.” Congressman Cloud said. “Though I support the goal of […]



Jul 22, 2022
Jobs & Economy

Cloud Calls for Hearing on Skyrocketing Inflation Before August Recess

WASHINGTON—Economic and Consumer Policy Subcommittee Ranking Member Michael Cloud (R-Texas) and Subcommittee Republican lawmakers today called on Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi to immediately hold a hearing on skyrocketing inflation before Congress leaves town for August recess. Democrats have found time to examine pet flea and tick collars but are ignoring the worst inflation crisis in decades […]



Jul 14, 2022
Energy

Congressman Cloud Defends American Oil and Gas Workers

Washington, D.C.—While the Biden administration begs Saudi Arabia for oil, House Oversight Democrats compared hard-working American oil and gas workers to the criminal cartels causing chaos at our southern border. Congressman Michael Cloud (TX-27) set the record straight. “American oil and gas workers strengthen this nation, criminal cartels destroy it.” Congressman Cloud’s remarks can be […]


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