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AG Becerra Urges Congress to Address Childcare Funding as Part of Next Coronavirus Relief Package

SACRAMENTO, July 14, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, as part of a multistate coalition, urged the U.S. Senate to provide at least $50 billion in financial support for childcare as part of the next coronavirus relief package. This funding is critical in order for childcare providers to make payroll and pay rent, insurance, and other […]

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AG Becerra, State Education Leaders Sue Trump Admin. for Policy that Threatens to Spread COVID-19 in Colleges Across the Country

SACRAMENTO, July 9, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, and California State University Chancellor Timothy White today announced the State of California is filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful policy that threatens to exacerbate the spread of COVID-19 and exile hundreds of thousands of college students studying in the United […]

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AG Becerra Applauds Court Order Allowing Final Approval Process for Landmark Sutter Settlement to Move Forward

SACRAMENTO, July 9, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement in response to today’s court ruling denying Sutter Health’s (Sutter) motion asking to delay final approval of the settlement reached in December 2019, which would help restore competition in the healthcare market. Today’s ruling by Judge Massullo allows the settlement approval process to move forward. “Sutter’s practices harmed California’s […]

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AG Becerra, Education Leaders Sue Trump Admin for Arbitrary Policy That Threatens to Spread COVID-19 in Colleges Across the Country

SACRAMENTO, July 9, 2020– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, and California State University Chancellor Timothy White today announced the State of California is filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful policy that threatens to exacerbate the spread of COVID-19 and exile hundreds of thousands of college students studying in the United States […]

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AG Becerra Leads Multistate Lawsuit Against Secretary DeVos’ Attempt to Siphon Pandemic Relief Funds Away from Public Schools

SACRAMENTO, July 7, 2020– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel are today leading a coalition of six attorneys general in a lawsuit against U.S. Department of Education (Department) Secretary Betsy DeVos’ unlawful attempt to siphon pandemic relief funds away from K-12 public schools. The lawsuit follows the latest effort by […]

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AG Becerra Seeks Court Order to Compel EPA to Reduce Methane Emissions from Existing Oil and Natural Gas Operations

SACRAMENTO, July 6, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, New York Attorney General Letitia James, and the Environmental Defense Fund, co-leading a multistate coalition, filed a motion requesting that the U.S. District Court for Washington D.C. compel the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce methane emissions from existing oil and natural […]

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AG Becerra: Federal Appeals Court Says “No” to Trump Administration’s Unlawful Diversion of $2.5 Billion to Build Border Wall

SACRAMENTO, June 26, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today secured a favorable decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming that the Trump Administration’s diversion of $2.5 billion to build an unauthorized wall at the border was unlawful. The District Court had previously declared the diversion of funds unlawful and granted the Sierra Club’s motion for a preliminary injunction. The Supreme […]

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State Senate Advances Legislation to Avert Anticompetitive Health System Consolidation Which Increases Costs for Patients

SACRAMENTO, June 26, 2020 – California State Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Attorney General Xavier Becerra today applauded the passage in the State Senate of Senate Bill 977 (SB 977), legislation to avert anticompetitive behavior and over-consolidation in the healthcare sector. Decreased competition is a known driver of increased prices for consumers. SB 977 calls for California Department of Justice […]

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AG Becerra Issues Warning Against Immigration Scams

SACRAMENTO, June 19, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert warning Californians to be wary of immigration scams, and notaries or immigration consultants who offer legal assistance regarding immigration matters. Individuals are encouraged to know their rights, learn more about legitimate immigration resources, and seek trusted legal assistance, if needed. […]

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AG Becerra: Supreme Court Maintains Constitutional Restraints on Federal Overreach in Declining to Review Appellate Court Holding in USA v. CA

SACRAMENTO June 15, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today released a statement following news that the U.S. Supreme Court denied the federal government’s petition for review in United States v. California:  “In California, we’ve seen the success that comes from building trust between law enforcement and our hard-working immigrant communities. The last thing we need […]

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AG Becerra Highlights Consumer Rights and Resources in Response to Recent Business Bankruptcies During COVID-19 Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, June 11, 2020 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today provided important information and resources regarding business bankruptcies and consumer rights amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Families, businesses and communities throughout the country are facing unprecedented financial strain as a result of the public health emergency. The economic impact of the pandemic has caused many companies […]

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AG Becerra Pushes EPA to Expand Review of Toxic “Forever Chemicals”

SACRAMENTO, June 10, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul today led a coalition of 22 attorneys general in filing a comment letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen and expand regulation of per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (collectively known as PFAS) under the […]

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AG Becerra and Assemblymember Stone Gain Support from the LA County Board of Supervisors to Strengthen the False Claims Act

SACRAMENTO, June 9, 2020 – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today voted to support AB 2570, legislation authored by Assemblymember Mark Stone and sponsored by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, that will strengthen the California False Claims Act (CFCA). The motion of support was introduced by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and was approved by a unanimous vote. […]

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AG Becerra Joins Coalition Calling on Walmart to Step Up Efforts to Protect Workers and the Public During COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, June 2, 2020– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 12 attorneys general in a letter calling on Walmart to step up efforts to protect workers and the public during COVID-19. Walmart’s current limited paid leave policies, and the pressure that workers feel to continue working even if they are ill […]

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AG Becerra Joins Multistate Coalition Urging Congress to Protect SNAP, Keep Food on Families’ Tables

SACRAMENTO, June 1, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general and the City of New York in a letter urging Congress to block the Trump Administration’s attempts to eliminate vital food assistance for millions of Americans during this time of unprecedented uncertainty. In the letter, the coalition expresses […]

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AG Becerra Files Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration’s Reckless Rollback of America’s Clean Car Standards

SACRAMENTO, May 27, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a multistate coalition, today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s disastrous final rule rolling back the nation’s Clean Car Standards. The Clean Car Standards require appropriate and feasible improvements in fuel economy and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from passenger cars and light trucks. […]

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AG Becerra Seeks Preliminary Injunction to Halt Trump Administration from Removing Protections for Many CA Waterways

SACRAMENTO, May 18, 2020– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Letitia James, leading a multistate coalition, filed a motion for preliminary injunction in a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful final rule redefining the “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The coalition argues that the rule should be enjoined pending the court’s […]

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Legislation to Reduce Healthcare Costs, Increase Access to Affordable Care Passes Senate Health Committee

SACRAMENTO, May 13, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Senator Bill Monning today announced Senate Bill 977 (SB 977), legislation that would make healthcare more affordable and accessible by cracking down on anticompetitive behavior and consolidation in the healthcare market, passed out of Senate Health Committee. The bill would require the Attorney General’s Office to review and […]

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AG Becerra Sues Trump Administration Over Non-Compliance Policy That Allows EPA to Give Industry Polluters a Free Pass

SACRAMENTO May 13, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, as part of a coalition of nine attorneys general, filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new policy allowing it to curtail civil enforcement of numerous environmental regulations and statutes during the coronavirus public health emergency. At a time when the coronavirus pandemic is attacking people’s respiratory and cardiovascular systems, this sweeping […]

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AG Becerra Leads Coalition of 20 States and the District of Columbia Defending the ACA in U.S. Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO, May 6, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 20 states and D.C., today filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court defending the Affordable Care Act (ACA) against efforts by the Trump Administration and the state of Texas to repeal the entire ACA, putting the healthcare of tens of millions of Americans at risk. The Court agreed […]