Congressman Michael Cloud

Congressman Michael Cloud Michael Cloud is a Constitutional Conservative who represents the 27th District of Texas in the U.S. Congress.

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Today marks the official start of the 2021 Hurricane Season. If you have not already, now is the time to prepare. 1. Det...
06/01/2021

Today marks the official start of the 2021 Hurricane Season. If you have not already, now is the time to prepare.
1. Determine your risk.
2. Develop an evacuation plan.
3. Assemble your disaster supplies.
4. Do an insurance check-up.
5. Prepare your home and business.
6. Help your neighbors.
7. Write down your plan.

NOAA has predicted another active year for tropical weather events, making it critical for everyone to do their part to prepare.

Today marks the official start of the 2021 Hurricane Season. If you have not already, now is the time to prepare.
1. Determine your risk.
2. Develop an evacuation plan.
3. Assemble your disaster supplies.
4. Do an insurance check-up.
5. Prepare your home and business.
6. Help your neighbors.
7. Write down your plan.

NOAA has predicted another active year for tropical weather events, making it critical for everyone to do their part to prepare.

Today, we honor the lives of the men and women in uniform who have gone before us, paying the ultimate price for our fre...
05/31/2021

Today, we honor the lives of the men and women in uniform who have gone before us, paying the ultimate price for our freedom in the line of duty.

Our thanks will never be enough. We can honor them not simply by our words but by living in a manner worthy of their sacrifice. Let us work each day to better our community and to preserve for future generations the blessings of liberty that they died to defend.

Today, we honor the lives of the men and women in uniform who have gone before us, paying the ultimate price for our freedom in the line of duty.

Our thanks will never be enough. We can honor them not simply by our words but by living in a manner worthy of their sacrifice. Let us work each day to better our community and to preserve for future generations the blessings of liberty that they died to defend.

This month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new program designed...
05/28/2021
Emergency Broadband Benefit

This month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new program designed to help students and households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. Passed during the 116th Congress and signed by President Trump, the program uses $3.2 billion dollars to discount internet service for eligible low-income households. To learn more about the program or apply for a discount, visit the FCC's website here: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

Congress has tasked the FCC with developing a new $3.2 billion program to help U.S. households that are struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. The FCC is mobilizing people and organizations to help share important consumer information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit. To pa...

Thank you to Yimmi Fontenot and Annabelle Snyder, our fantastic spring interns, for all their help this semester! Yimmi ...
05/27/2021

Thank you to Yimmi Fontenot and Annabelle Snyder, our fantastic spring interns, for all their help this semester! Yimmi and Annabelle served the people of south Texas in our D.C. office. Yimmi is continuing her career on Capitol Hill, while Annabelle is returning to Texas to continue her education at Baylor University.

We are looking for summer and fall intern candidates in our Corpus Christi, D.C., and Victoria offices! If you're interested, visit my website to fill out an application at https://cloud.house.gov/forms/internships/

05/27/2021

My prayers are with our faithful friend and ally Israel and its people. Even as the recent conflict subsides, Israel continues to be under threat every day from Hamas, a terrorist organization backed by Iran. Israel's actions are a clear example of a nation committed to the duty and responsibility of protecting its citizens.

While the Washington left remains weak on Israel, the American people stand strongly in support of the Israeli people. It’s time for Democrats to reject the extreme left’s anti-American, anti-Israel, and pro-Marxist agenda. They should work with Republicans to pass a bill that provides security aide to the Israeli government.

Our country is facing a spending crisis. The federal government's debt has soared past $28 trillion. We need Congress to...
05/26/2021

Our country is facing a spending crisis. The federal government's debt has soared past $28 trillion. We need Congress to have the tools to reverse this dangerous course. I led a letter to the House and Senate Committees on the Budget, asking them to instruct the Congressional Budget Office to include debt servicing costs in the cost estimates of new legislation. Equipping lawmakers to make informed spending decisions is the first step on the road to fiscal responsibility, ensuring a future for our children and grandchildren.

05/25/2021
Wishing Captain Bob Batterson a Happy 100th Birthday

Captain Bob Batterson is a well-loved member of the south Texas community and a true American hero. Bob has spent his life in service to the nations he loves — serving at the Naval Station Pearl Harbor where he worked on December 7th, 1941 — the day it was attacked.

He served through World War II and spent 35 years working for the Navy Supply Corps, while also raising five children with his wife, four of whom also served our nation. Bob’s life paints a picture of sacrifice and duty that we can all learn from. I honored Captain Batterson on the House Floor last week.

A crucial part of my job is representing our rural counties. Many can get left behind when it comes to funding and proje...
05/21/2021

A crucial part of my job is representing our rural counties. Many can get left behind when it comes to funding and project support. There are numerous ways my office can assist with issues related to federal agencies, so we always stand ready to help.

I recently met with several different entities in Matagorda County, including Matagorda County officials, the City of Bay City, and the Port of Palacios. The Texas freeze back in February hit the agriculture industry in the area particularly hard. My office is supporting recovery efforts so that our local farmers, in particular those in the red fish industry, can get back on their feet.

05/21/2021
Newsmax Interview | Grant Stichfield

Some time ago Nancy Pelosi said, “Show me your budget, I’ll show you your values.” We see no budget coming from the left at all, so I guess there are no values attached to it as well.

Federal government spending is out of control, and the American people want solutions. The budget produced by the Republican Study Committee (RSC) Budget Task Force is the antithesis of exactly what we are seeing now with the trillions and trillions in spending and the goal to raise taxes is next. It gets us back on track in just five years while eliminating the deficit, cutting taxes, and providing a roadmap toward a better future for our country.

On Wednesday night, I joined Grant Stitchfield on Newsmax to speak about the RSC budget.

05/20/2021
Advocating for Fiscal Responsibility

The past year of pandemic spending has caused the federal government’s debt to soar past $28 trillion. Instead of mortgaging our children’s future, we should do the hard work of meeting our country’s needs responsibly. I worked on the Republican Study Committee (RSC) Budget Task Force to help propose a conservative budget – one that provides a roadmap toward a better future for our country. This budget gets us back on track in just five years while eliminating the deficit and cutting taxes. It is a conservative budget – one that aims to strengthen our nation and provide better governance.

I’m pleased to report that the RSC proposal includes four bills I've introduced. These bills would:
1️⃣ accurately estimate the cost of proposed legislation that increases the debt
2️⃣ help prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortion providers
3️⃣ protect the right to keep and bear arms from being constrained by a national disaster declaration
4️⃣ ensure funding only goes to efficient and effective federal agencies

Many counties in our part of Texas are experiencing severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, and high winds. Severe storm w...
05/19/2021

Many counties in our part of Texas are experiencing severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, and high winds. Severe storm warnings are in effect for some of our counties until tomorrow afternoon. Tune in to your local weather station and local authorities to stay up to date on the weather. Our state and federal partners advise extreme caution while operating a vehicle on roadways and getting to higher ground if flooding occurs.

As with any severe weather event, Texas Division of Emergency Management has its reporting system active for Texans to self-report damages from the ongoing severe weather: https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/. Select May 17-TBD, 2021 Severe Weather.

Many counties in our part of Texas are experiencing severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, and high winds. Severe storm warnings are in effect for some of our counties until tomorrow afternoon. Tune in to your local weather station and local authorities to stay up to date on the weather. Our state and federal partners advise extreme caution while operating a vehicle on roadways and getting to higher ground if flooding occurs.

As with any severe weather event, Texas Division of Emergency Management has its reporting system active for Texans to self-report damages from the ongoing severe weather: https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/. Select May 17-TBD, 2021 Severe Weather.

05/18/2021
Combatting Cancel Culture and Defending Our Republic

Our nation rests on the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These are not a grant from the government but a gift from God. Freedom of speech is chief among our rights as Americans. But we have entered into a troubling time – "cancel culture" is controlling our nation. Big tech — these companies that arose to prominence in an environment that only freedom and opportunity provides — have now embraced authoritarianism. They have selectively cancelled conservative voices and allowed their platforms to raise money to bail out violent rioters. Multinational corporations have also bought into this movement. They'd rather protect corporate profit than stand up for the principles and economic opportunity that enable their own success.

It's time to restore power to the American people. It's time for people across this nation to stand up with courage in board rooms, classrooms, houses of worship, and especially the hallowed chamber of Congress against this evil movement. God forbid we be the generation that allows this precious experiment in self-government — this imperfect but beautiful Republic — to sink, enveloped by the undertow of the forces of envy, strife, and division. We must not let that happen. Let us be the generation, like generations before, that work toward a more perfect union – one that protects and preserves our beloved United States.

Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East, came under attack last week when the terrorist organization Hamas fired a b...
05/18/2021

Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East, came under attack last week when the terrorist organization Hamas fired a barrage of rockets from Gaza at Israeli civilians. Israel rightly responded with air strikes and continues to defend itself from Hamas. These terrorist actions should not be tolerated, and Congress should condemn Hamas and stand with the Israeli people.

On the onset of the attacks, I signed onto a resolution led by Congressman Gimenez (FL-26) that reiterates Jerusalem as the true Capital of Israel, condemns Hamas’ actions, supports Israel’s right to defend itself, and combats anti-Semitic behavior around the world. The United States must continue to back Israel in its right to defend itself from terrorists obsessed with destroying the Jewish People. Click this link to read the full resolution:https://cloud.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hres_condemning_hamas.pdf

Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East, came under attack last week when the terrorist organization Hamas fired a barrage of rockets from Gaza at Israeli civilians. Israel rightly responded with air strikes and continues to defend itself from Hamas. These terrorist actions should not be tolerated, and Congress should condemn Hamas and stand with the Israeli people.

On the onset of the attacks, I signed onto a resolution led by Congressman Gimenez (FL-26) that reiterates Jerusalem as the true Capital of Israel, condemns Hamas’ actions, supports Israel’s right to defend itself, and combats anti-Semitic behavior around the world. The United States must continue to back Israel in its right to defend itself from terrorists obsessed with destroying the Jewish People. Click this link to read the full resolution:https://cloud.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hres_condemning_hamas.pdf

Bastrop is growing! There are many exciting developments in the Bastrop area as local businesses continue to thrive and ...
05/17/2021

Bastrop is growing! There are many exciting developments in the Bastrop area as local businesses continue to thrive and new businesses move into the region. Tesla is building a new facility nearby and it's brought new jobs, customers, and growth to the Bastrop area.

I met with the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation to discuss ways my office can support local projects. As Bastrop continues to grow, it will support our businesses and our communities, and I am always eager to hear from the community about these projects and how I can assist their growth.

Today, we want to express our gratitude to our peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. ...
05/15/2021

Today, we want to express our gratitude to our peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. I have always respected and appreciated the work our officers do daily to keep our communities safe.

I have sat with many officers in our district and have discussed the work they do to build relationships with the community and create a solid foundation for future generations. It is always a tragedy when one of these heroes loses their life in the line of duty.

Today, we want to express our gratitude to our peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. I have always respected and appreciated the work our officers do daily to keep our communities safe.

I have sat with many officers in our district and have discussed the work they do to build relationships with the community and create a solid foundation for future generations. It is always a tragedy when one of these heroes loses their life in the line of duty.

Texas is always working toward a stronger, better future. Our state is #1 when it comes to supporting businesses, both b...
05/14/2021

Texas is always working toward a stronger, better future. Our state is #1 when it comes to supporting businesses, both big and small, and cutting back burdensome regulations and red tape.

Visionary Fiber Technologies in Lockhart is one of our district's innovative businesses. The company is improving operations for refining and processing in multiple industries, leading to increased efficiency and less wastefulness. Caldwell County is enjoying economic prosperity in part due to Visionary Fiber's success. I toured the facility to better understand the technology behind their process and to discuss ways our office can continue to support Texas businesses.

05/14/2021

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the deadline to obtain a REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards by 19 months. Beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or identification, state-issued enhanced driver's license, or another TSA-acceptable form of identification at airport security checkpoints for domestic air travel.

Today, we recognize and honor the children whose parents have fallen in the line of duty. It is a great tragedy when a c...
05/13/2021

Today, we recognize and honor the children whose parents have fallen in the line of duty. It is a great tragedy when a child loses a mother or father who sacrificed everything in the name of freedom. We can never fully understand the sacrifices these children make on behalf of our nation. Let us take a moment today to say thank you to these brave children and remember to honor the sacrifice of their mothers and fathers.

Today, we recognize and honor the children whose parents have fallen in the line of duty. It is a great tragedy when a child loses a mother or father who sacrificed everything in the name of freedom. We can never fully understand the sacrifices these children make on behalf of our nation. Let us take a moment today to say thank you to these brave children and remember to honor the sacrifice of their mothers and fathers.

05/12/2021
Introducing the PEACE Act to Stop Endless Wars

The Constitution makes clear that Congress has the sole authority to declare war – not the president. However, over the course of the past several decades, that authority has shifted from the legislative branch to the executive. Today, I introduced a bill to uphold Congress' constitutional right to declare war and keep U.S. troops out of endless wars. The Preventing Endless Armed Conflict and Engagement Act, or PEACE Act, would ensure that acts of war are regularly reviewed and reconsidered.

Every Member of Congress should do their duty to meaningfully discuss and debate decisions to send our men and women into battle and continue to provide constitutional oversight as the dynamics of conflict change over time. Military deployments that are accountable to "we the people" are one thing that sets us apart as a nation. We owe it to our troops, and we owe it to the American people.

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Congressman Michael Cloud

Michael Cloud is a Constitutional Conservative who represents the 27th District of Texas in the U.S. Congress and has been a longtime defender of American values, committed to fighting for economic growth, our Constitutional liberties, and a strong national defense.

Michael is a husband and father, a business owner, and a longtime grassroots conservative leader from Victoria, Texas, where he has lived for the past 20 years. Michael’s wife Rosel is a naturalized citizen and a public school teacher. Michael and Rosel are the proud parents of three children. The Clouds are patriotic Texans and active members of Faith Family Church, where Michael previously served on staff for ten years.

Michael’s top priorities include protecting our Texas values and keeping Washington out of our business. He believes in lower taxes, pro-growth economic policies and restoring the rule of law, especially to our flawed immigration system. He is committed to working with local leadership to improve infrastructure and serve the people of District 27.

Michael has long fought for reforming Washington and now serves on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is tasked with holding the federal government accountable. He also serves on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and its Energy Subcommittee, which oversees research in oil/gas and the American Energy sector.

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This has us concerned about HIGH electric bills after the storm. Please read the letter on their homepage.
Whats being done to restore power? My neighborhood by Rand Morgan and Leopard has been without power for 80+ hours. When can we expect some relief? I thought it was supposed to be rolling blackouts? Did I mention that we've been without power for over 80 hours??? What are our elected leaders doing?
If American citizens are allowed to waive portions or all of their Right to Free Speech (granted by God not by government), certain elements should exist for such a waiver to be effective. First, the waiver should be knowing. The waiver should be clearly spelled out and understood by the Citizen. Second, the waiver should be voluntary. If the waiver is coerced or improperly induced in anyway it should not be effective. For example of “improperly induced,” If a citizen participates in a social media platform, which has accepted protections under section 230 and that platform subsequently becomes an editor, the social media platform’s conduct taints the waiver. Finally, the waiver should not be part of an “Adhesion Contract.” In an Adhesion Contract, one party has substantially more power than the other in setting the terms of the contract. Adhesion contracts typically are "take it or leave it" agreements where you must accept the contract as a whole or walk away. At law generally, to be enforceable, Adhesion contracts cannot be unreasonably one-sided. Courts ultimately decide what is reasonable within an adhesion contact. Our society created & implemented a system of legal penalties for violation of Equal Protection Rights. If necessary, the same should be considered in the area of Freedom of Speech. Freedom of Speech is the hallmark of American society, history & culture. The first amendment protects the right of free speech in this country against federal government infringement. The First Amendment does not create or grant the right of Free Speech. You have the right to free speech in this country against everything, everyone and every institution based on the right from God, or if you choose, based on the sacrifice of our ancestors. (Adams) You can have an infringement of your right of free speech, without having an infringement by the federal government, under the first amendment. Consideration should also be given to applying these protections against the states through the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment and to private conduct under the commerce clause, as the Supreme Court did for equal protection.
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As a resident in your district I would like to know when my husband, a disabled Vietnam era veteran, with a heart condition and having had a kidney removed due to cancer will be able to get a Covid 19 vaccination. We were told by the VA in Corpus Christi they would be administering them, but when he requested information he was told, sorry- only 80 years old and over. Yet I personally know a veteran that is 72 and has gotten both doses, at the VA clinic in Corpus Christi. His health does not allow us to go sleep in the car waiting in a line at a random location 80 miles away. So what help are you going to give to our veterans?
Be prepared. This issue is coming up. Proposed Election Security procedures Bipartisan personnel with verifiable identification, U.S. citizenship: supervision of polling stations, 24/7 bipartisan security of polling stations, ballot receipt, supervision of receipt of mail-in and absentee ballots, supervision of ballot counting, bipartisan ballot counters seated side-by-side, armed 24/7 Military/National Guard presence for security, back-up personnel for breaks Insure that supervisors are carefully screened by their own party. (Best to require strong women and minorities, people who won’t easily be challenged by opposition.) Background checks. Excused absence from employment when necessary. Have back-up personnel in case of accident/illness, etc. Electronically check each voter against electronic rolls of registered voters across all polls, state lines. Voters at polls must show valid photo i.d. and voter registration card. Provide transportation to polls for those in need. Provide emergency phone number for any person unable to get to a polling place. Same polling place open and closing times according to time zone. Universal voting and ballot counting machines approved by technical experts of both parties. Hourly checks randomly (not on the hour). Use of body cams on all personnel, other stationary security cams. Make it unlawful for media to give biased reporting favoring either party, heavy fines, dis-employment of reporter. No reporting of ballot counting until counting is complete. Fines, arrests for leakers. Do not use universities as polling places. Most universities have shuttle systems that can transport students to off-campus polling places. I've probably missed something. These procedures should assure against tampering by other non-U.S. governments.
Hillary Clinton gave a gracious concession speech in which she said "Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead." The narcissistic orange clown can’t even name Joe Biden in his concession recording. Trump, 146 seditious white Republicans and the white MAGA Cult are spoiled, self-serving petulant children. Petulant: pet·u·lant adjective 1. (of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered. CONGRATULATIONS President Joe Biden and Vice-President Harris. I’m so happy adults are now in charge
Congressman Cloud will you be objecting to the electoral college results for Biden?
If Federal student loans are to be forgiven then I would like my SBA Disaster loan forgiven.
The override to POTUS rejection of the military spending bill. POTUS concern was the lack of inclusion of limits on internet censorship by twitter, facebook etc. Did you vote for or against the override. This is a one issue question. Justification not needed. This is a far bigger issue than guns or abortion.
Our nation has come to its time in history where the forces of socialism has us going into the “no turning back’ zone to destruction. The freedoms we have will disappear into history if we as a people do not fight for our own. The fact is everyone is cowering behind their own pride and worried about their jobs. Well, the 'jobs' are not yours to decide in favor of your fear. Some members of the GOP House has determined to refuse to accept the certification of electoral votes for the battleground states. Do not stand idly by while your enemies laugh at you and trample over you so as you never see justice again. Force debates on this matter. Stand up with these house members for liberty and justice by standing against this treason just witnessed by this nation. Fight for the will of the people, who voted in huge margins and defeated Joe Biden until votes were illegally and unconstitutionally added to get the electoral vote in his favor.