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Texas, Missouri, Montana Announce Withdrawal from NAAG

Texas AG Ken Paxton’s office announced via the office’s official Twitter account that Texas, along with Missouri and Montana, have withdrawn from the National Association of Attorneys General. The AGs’ letter announcing the withdrawal, posted along with the tweet, cites the basis of the move as NAAG’s alleged “leftward shift over the past half decade…

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AGs Call for Reconsideration of Keystone Pipeline Permit

Montana AG Austin Knudsen led a coalition of sixteen AGs calling on President Biden to reconsider his administration’s revocation of President Trump’s permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, reiterating that the decision continues to cause irreparable harm to Americans by displacing thousands of workers, increasing the country’s reliance on energy produced in Russia and the Middle East, and causing a decline in economic activity and opportunity.

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Montana AG Leads Coalition Objecting to Proposed Title IX Rulemaking

Montana AG Austin Knudsen, together with AGs from 14 states, sent a letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary of the Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education, urging the Department to halt efforts to propose new regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, to cover discrimination based on gender identity.

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Attorneys General Challenge Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

A group of ten AGs, led by Missouri AG Eric Schmitt and Nebraska AG Doug Peterson, sued the Biden administration over the legality and constitutionality of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (“the Vaccine Mandate”). The complaint alleges that the Vaccine Mandate is an…

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Republican AGs Press Biden Administration on Expanding Energy Infrastructure

A group of 19 Republican AGs, led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen, wrote a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to support additional energy infrastructure in the wake of the Colonial pipeline shutdown. The letter argues that the Colonial incident demonstrates the need for additional energy infrastructure, including the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which is…

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