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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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Republican Attorneys General Sue Biden Administration over Revocation of Pipeline Permit

A group of 21 Republican AGs, led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen and Texas AG Ken Paxton, sued the Biden administration over its revocation of a cross-border permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, alleging that the revocation of the permit is an unconstitutional encroachment on the power of Congress to regulate international and interstate commerce and violates the Administrative Procedure Act.

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Austin Knudsen sworn in as the 25TH Montana Attorney General

(Independent Record) Austin Knudsen, 39, became Montana’s attorney general Monday morning in a ceremony at the state Supreme Court chambers. In a brief speech to a small group of friends and family, Knudsen said elected officials have an obligation to use taxpayer resources efficiently and that he would implement “a number of operational efficiencies” immediately.

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