Gold Star Family Fellowship Program - Apply Here

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Seeking Applicants for the Gold Star Family Fellowship Program To give one’s life in service to our country is the greatest sacrifice an American can make. As a nation, we will never fully be able to show our gratitude to these men and women and the families they leave behind. We owe our Gold Star Families a debt that can never be repaid. Congress has identified a new way to serve these families a...

Cloud, Lankford Introduce Bill to Prevent Medicaid Funds from Supporting Abortion-Providers

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Contact: Savannah Frasier | (202) 225-7742 | Savannah.Frasier@mail.house.gov Congressman Michael Cloud (TX-27) and U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today introduced the Women’s Public Health and Safety Act, which gives states the authority to exclude abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood, from receiving Medicaid funds. Under current law, states are required to allow any qualified provider ...

Why I Voted No on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Just over a week ago, I voted in favor of $8.3 billion to support the efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. I would have liked to have been able to vote in favor of the next step of taking emergency stop gap measures to help the American people. Unfortunately, the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” and the process surrounding it represents everything that is broken in Washington. After tw...

Rep. Cloud's Statement on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Congressman Michael Cloud (TX-27) released the following statement regarding his vote against the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: "Last week, I voted in favor of $8.3 billion to support the recovery effort surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and would have liked to have been able to vote yes again, but last night’s bill and the process surrounding it represents everything that is broken in ...

Reps. Cloud, Case, and Sen. Lee Request Debt Servicing Costs Estimates

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Today, Congressmen Michael Cloud (TX-27), Congressman Ed Case (HI-01), and Senator Mike Lee (UT-R) sent a bicameral, bipartisan letter to the House and Senate Budget Committees, asking them to require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to include debt servicing costs whenever they produce an official cost estimate. From the letter: “Our nation’s outstanding public debt recently surpassed $23 tr...

Congressman Cloud Responds to Announcement of Finalized Abortion Surcharge Rule

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Congressman Cloud Responds to Announcement of Finalized Abortion Surcharge Rule Today, Congressman Michael Cloud applauded the Trump administration for finalizing a rule to end to the hidden abortion surcharge in many Obamacare plans that fund abortions. Advocating for conscience protections within healthcare was one of Congressman Cloud’s earliest initiatives. Within the first month of being swo...

Congressman Cloud Questions Planned Parenthood Medical Officer During Oversight Hearing

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Congressman Michael Cloud questioned one of Planned Parenthood’s Chief Medical Officers during an Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Thursday (Nov. 14) in an effort to shed light on the dishonesty of the abortion organization. “So much of the conversation surrounding the tragedy of abortion is cloaked in euphemism and medical jargon,” said Congressman Cloud. “While Planned Parenthood claims...

Congressmen Duncan, Cloud Lead Effort to End Hidden Abortion Surcharge

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Congressmen Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Michael Cloud (R-TX) led a letter signed by 81 Members of Congress calling on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to put an end to the hidden abortion surcharge in many Obamacare plans before Open Enrollment begins on November 1st. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) departed from the federal government’s long-time practice of prohibiting direct taxpayer ...

Congressman Cloud Hosts Border Security Panel

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Congressman Michael Cloud hosted a public forum to discuss the crisis on the southern border and the issue of human trafficking. Panelists included Deputy Chief Roy Boyd, Joe Braman, Border Patrol Agent in Charge Samuel B. Briggs II, Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Director Mike McDaniel, Sheriff T. Michael O’Conner, and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bradley M. Scott. Congressman ...

Our Texas Spirit Overcoming Harvey Devastation

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On August 24, 2017, Texans along the coast began eyeing Tropical Storm Harvey with varying levels of concern. By the evening of August 25, the National Weather Service was advising communities throughout our region to brace themselves for tornado-force impacts as one of the costliest natural disasters in history slammed into our coast. Storms as destructive as Harvey become a region’s defining ev...

Cloud Testifies at Border Crisis Hearing

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Congressman Michael Cloud testified about the humanitarian crisis on the southern border today at a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing. Cloud highlighted congressional inaction, criticizing House members for allowing the situation to worsen while spending months denying the existence of a crisis. “Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of when I was sworn into office; what I’ve lea...

Rep. Cloud Marks One Year in Office

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Today marks one year in office for Congressman Michael Cloud, who was sworn in on July 10, 2018. Congressman Cloud’s first year in office has seen accomplishments in hurricane recovery and infrastructure development in our region, as well as leadership roles on border security and a variety of legislative issues. “I’m continually humbled by the trust the people of our district have shown in me, an...

Improving Confidence in Veterans Healthcare

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How would you like to receive medical care at your local hospital only to find out later your doctor was not licensed to practice medicine? Would you believe that our veterans have to face this issue when they receive medical care at the VA? In one heartbreaking case, officials at a VA medical center in Iowa City hired a neurosurgeon despite several malpractice claims on his record and a revoked m...

Lawlessness at the border is not compassion

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The good news is that after months of insisting that the humanitarian crisis on the border was a “manufactured crisis,” House leadership has finally acknowledged the severity of the situation after widespread reports this week of children detained in appalling conditions. The bad news is that - even now - House leadership cannot bring itself to support real solutions, instead holding a show vote o...

What I Saw at the Border

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