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Republican AGs Oppose FDIC’s Proposed Special Assessment to Recoup Bank Bailout Costs

Nine Republican AGs, led by Oklahoma AG Gentner Drummond, wrote a letter to the FDIC criticizing its proposed rule that would impose a special assessment on certain banking institutions to recoup the losses to the Deposit Insurance Fund that resulted from the FDIC’s bailout of uninsured depositors of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank following…

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Bipartisan AGs Advocate for Unrestricted Access to Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment for Medicare, Medicaid Patients

A bipartisan coalition of 26 AGs, led by Oklahoma AG Drummond and Minnesota AG Ellison, wrote a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and HHS urging them to provide full, unrestricted coverage of an FDA-approved treatment to delay the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. In the letter, the AGs note that lecanemab,…

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AG Lawsuit Challenges Endangered Status of Lesser Prairie-Chickens

The AGs of Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) and their respective Secretary and Director for allegedly violating the U.S. Constitution, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act by listing the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened and endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

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AG Coalition Challenges Proposed Emissions Measure

Oklahoma AG John O’Connor and Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron led a coalition of Republican AGs in submitting two separate comment letters challenging the Federal Highway Administration’s proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure, which would require all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to set targets to reduce tailpipe CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050.

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Election News Roundup - 6.30.2022

South Dakota – Following the impeachment of AG Jason Ravnsborg, Governor Kristi Noem has selected Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo as the next state AG. Vargo, who was the lead prosecutor in Ravnsborg’s impeachment trial, will serve until the AG election later this year, in which former AG Marty Jackley will serve as the…

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