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AG Becerra, Controller Yee: Trump Administration’s Malicious Attack on CA’s Unionized Homecare Workers is Baseless

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 14, 2018 — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Controller Betty Yee today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed rule that seeks to undermine California’s 550,000 homecare workers and the more than half a million people with disabilities […]

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AG Becerra: SEC’s Proposed Rules Leave Hardworking Americans Saving for Retirement Out in the Cold

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 8, 2018 — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a 17-state coalition criticizing proposed rules issued by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) which falsely claim to protect savers, but in fact leave them vulnerable to financial advisors who put their profits ahead of the best interests of their saver clients. The proposed rules fall short because they fail to […]

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AG Becerra Submits FOIA Request: Trump Administration Owes Us Answers over Cruel and Immoral Child Separation Policy

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 8, 2018 –  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) seeking information about the Trump Administration’s enactment of the “zero tolerance” border policy separating children […]

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AG ecerra Issues Consumer Alert on Price Gouging Following State of Emergency in Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino and Napa Counties

SACRAMENTO July 30, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert following the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency in Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, and Napa Counties due to widespread natural disasters. Attorney General Becerra reminds all Californians that price gouging during a state of emergency is illegal under Penal Code Section […]

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AG Becerra Leads Coalition of 10 AGs Calling on Federal Government to Follow the Law, Provide Due Process When Detaining Immigrants

SACRAMENTO, July 27, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 10 Attorneys General, today filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Rodriguez v. Marin. Today’s brief was filed to protect due process rights of individuals who are neither a danger to society nor a flight […]

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AG Becerra Secures Dismissal of the Federal Government’s Claims against California in USA v. California

SACRAMENTO July 9, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez dismissed most of the federal government’s lawsuit seeking to invalidate California’s laws that provide for the safety, health, and welfare of its people. “Today’s decision is a victory for our State’s ability to safeguard the privacy, […]

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AG Becerra Joins AG Colleagues to Sue EPA Over Illegal Attempt to Allow Usage of Potent Greenhouse Gas

SACRAMENTO June 27, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 11 Attorneys General in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its illegal decision to allow companies to incorporate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — a refrigerant that is a potent greenhouse gas — in their products. On August 8, 2017, in Mexichem v. EPA, the District […]

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AG Becerra to Co-Lead Multistate Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration Over Family Separation Policy

SACRAMENTO, June 21, 2018 — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that he will join a coalition of 10 states led by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson in filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over the cruel and unlawful policy of forcibly separating children from their parents without any legitimate justification. “Children belong […]

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AG Becerra Issues Statement on Court Temporarily Reinstating California’s End of Life Option Act

SACRAMENTO June 15, 2018 – California Attorney General Becerra today issued the following statement in response to the Fourth District Appellate Court’s ruling in the End of Life Option Act litigation: “Today the Fourth District Appellate Court granted our request for immediate stay in People ex rel. Xavier Becerra v. Ahn, reinstating California’s End of […]

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EPA Backs Down, Will Implement Critical Safeguards for Agricultural Workers after Lawsuit by New York, California and Maryland

SACRAMENTO June 15, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement on the news of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signaling that it will implement critical safeguards for agricultural workers that protect against exposure to pesticides. This news comes just two weeks after New York, California and Maryland filed a lawsuit challenging […]

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AG Becerra Decries Congress’ Failure to Preserve Net Neutrality Rules

SACRAMENTO, June 11, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives refused to permit a timely vote under the Congressional Review Act to preserve federal net neutrality rules prescribing free and open access to the internet: “Today is the day that the Trump Administration’s decision to restrict […]

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AG Becerra Calls on Trump Administration to Abandon Any Proposal to Shut Down Important Consumer Complaint Database

SACRAMENTO June 5, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a coalition of 14 Attorneys General in submitting a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in support of preserving the CFPB’s public consumer complaint database. The database helps the public and law enforcement better understand which companies are receiving the most complaints and […]

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Diverse Coalition Supports California’s Nationwide Injunction Protecting Access to Birth Control

SACRAMENTO, May 30, 2018 — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that a diverse group of states, local governments, healthcare providers, civil rights organizations, reproductive rights advocates, businesses, law scholars, and labor unions filed twelve amicus briefs in support of California’s nationwide preliminary injunction in State of California, et al v. Alex Azar, II, […]

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AG Becerra Alerts California Companies of Malware Attack Impacting Thousands of Computer Users

SACRAMENTO, May 9, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, working with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), uncovered more than two thousand computers and other electronic devices infected by malicious software (malware). Attorney General Becerra announced today that the California Department of Justice sent letters to communication service providers encouraging companies […]

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CA and States Representing Over 40 Percent of U.S. Car Market Sue to Defend National Clean Car Rules

SACRAMENTO, May 1, 2018 – Moving to curb toxic air pollution and improve car gas mileage, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and the California Air Resources Board today announced that they are leading a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to preserve […]

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AG Becerra: EPA Administrator Must Be Recused From Attempt To Repeal Clean Power Plan

SACRAMENTO, April 26, 2018 –  Leading a coalition of 16 Attorneys General and municipalities, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today submitted a supplemental comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with additional evidence of due process violations, lack of fairness, and ethical lapses stemming from Administrator Scott Pruitt’s involvement in the EPA’s efforts to repeal […]

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AG Becerra Announces Guilty Plea by Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer and Permanent Shutdown of the Online Sex Trafficking Website

SACRAMENTO April 12, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that defendant Carl Ferrer, Chief Executive Officer of online sex advertising website Backpage.com, has pled guilty to one charge of conspiracy and three counts of money laundering. The defendant entered the guilty plea in Sacramento County Superior Court, resolving charges against him in the criminal case People of the […]

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AG Becerra, Joined by 15 AGs, Moves to Defend the Affordable Care Act Against Federal Lawsuit Filed in Texas

SACRAMENTO April 9, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, joined by 15 attorneys general, today filed a motion to intervene in Texas et al. v. United States et al., a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Texas which seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Texas lawsuit imperils health care coverage and funding for all Americans, particularly […]

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AG Becerra Joins Coalition in Suing EPA Over Failure to Reduce Methane Emissions

SACRAMENTO April 5, 2018 – Joining a coalition of 15 Attorneys General and the City of Chicago, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to reduce methane emissions from existing oil and natural gas operations, as required under federal law. Methane is many times more dangerous in trapping heat […]