27th District of Texas

Hi, I'm Michael Cloud

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


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Nov 11, 2022
Press
Congressman Cloud Unveils Veterans History Project

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Michael Cloud (TX-27) announced his office will be participating in the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project.  The Veterans History Project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the firsthand accounts of American wartime veterans so that future generations may learn about veterans’ experiences in their own words to better understand the realities of […]


News & Announcements


Oct 26, 2022
Border Security

Cloud and Comer: Cartels Using Rainbow Fentanyl To Target U.S. Children

WASHINGTON—Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Ranking Member Michael Cloud (R-Texas) and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) are pressing U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about drug cartels exploiting President Biden’s border crisis to target American children by trafficking “rainbow fentanyl” into the United States. The lawmakers […]



Oct 14, 2022
Press

Cloud, Lankford, Colleagues Stand Firmly Against VA Illegally Providing Abortions

WASHINGTON – Congressman Michael Cloud (R-TX) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK) were joined by 12 Republican Senators and 25 members of the House of Representatives to file a public comment letter expressing strong opposition to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) interim final rule (IFR) that illegally allows abortions to be offered by the VA. […]



Oct 11, 2022
Press

Congressman Cloud’s DIVEST Act a Solution for Executive Branch Insider Trading

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the front page of this morning’s Wall Street Journal featured an investigative article revealing that thousands of senior executive branch employees owned stocks in companies directly affected by those agencies’ actions. The findings implicate senior federal officials at notorious agencies including EPA, Treasury, IRS, and HHS.   Among the Journal’s findings: • More than […]


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