De La Fuente, Gray challenge Cloud for US Congress

Democrat Ricardo De La Fuente and Libertarian Phil Gray are running against incumbent Republican Michael Cloud for Texas’ 27th Congressional District.

The district reaches from Corpus Christi through Victoria and onto Bay City along the coast. A corridor of the district’s boundaries also extends almost to Lockhart.

Searching for his second full term in the House, Cloud said areas he plans to focus on include federal government funding accountability, increasing energy exports and disaster recovery as well as preparedness for events like Hurricane Harvey and the pandemic.

A few pieces of legislation Cloud said are in the works focus on issue areas like veterans, a federal advisory commission, abortion and disaster savings.

The Improving Confidence in Veterans’ Care Act is the only bill Cloud sponsored that passed through the House. It is currently in committee in the Senate. He is also working on legislation to ensure “taxpayer dollars aren’t going to fund other people’s abortions.”

During the 2019 calendar year, Cloud tied with 11 other representatives for the third fewest bills introduced, according to GovTrack.us.

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