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Rep. Michael Cloud

Representative for Texas’s 27th District

pronounced MĪ-kul // klowd


Cloud is the representative for Texas’s 27th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jul 10, 2018. Cloud is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Cloud is among the Republican legislators whose attempt to disenfranchise Democratic states in the 2020 presidential election was a part of the months-long attempted coup that included the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. Shortly after the 2020 election, Cloud joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discounted based on lies, conspiracy theories, and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Cloud voted for the exclusion of all of the votes in Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the Electoral College count that determined the next President of the United States. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote.
Photo of Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Cloud.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cloud is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Cloud has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

The Club for Growth: 96% United States Chamber of Commerce: 80% Human Rights Campaign: 0% League of Conservation Voters: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Michael Cloud sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cloud sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (25%) Health (19%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) International Affairs (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%)

Recent Bills

Some of Cloud’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cloud voted Nay

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Cloud voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Cloud voted Nay

Cloud voted Nay

Cloud voted Nay

Passed 402/12 on Jul 12, 2019.

This bill might not have passed if not for comedian Jon Stewart. For years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress had not …

Cloud voted Nay

Cloud voted Nay

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion …

Missed Votes

From Jul 2018 to Dec 2021, Cloud missed 41 of 1,541 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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