Attorney General Ken Paxton

AG Paxton Recognizes Child Support Assistant Attorneys General of the Year

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton this week recognized 11 Assistant Attorneys General (AAGs) of the year from the Child Support Division for their commitment to Texas children. One AAG was selected from each of the state’s ten child support regions, along with one AAG from the Child Support Division headquarters office in Austin. Honorees are chosen based upon recommendations from their peers and supervisors for going above and beyond their regular duties to serve Texas children. […]

Attorney General Paxton Files Pro-Religious Liberty Amicus Brief with SCOTUS 

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AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton has joined a multistate amicus brief in the U. S. Supreme Court in support of petitioners in Zhang Jingrong v. Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance. In this case, a religious group known as the Falun Gong, which originated in China, experienced persecution and harassment on American soil. The Falun Gong sued under a federal statute, arguing that they were victims of threats or acts of violence intended to chill their First […]

AG Paxton Recovers $12.9 Million for the State of Texas Against Pharma Company for its Fraudulent Reporting

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Attorney General Ken Paxton resolved an enforcement action against pharmaceutical manufacturer Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) for reporting inflated drug prices to the Texas Medicaid program. DRL will pay $12.9 million to settle the claims against it. This settlement is the latest recovery in price-reporting cases that the Attorney General has brought under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act (TMFPA) since 2002. In cases against drug manufacturers for similar misconduct, the OAG has recovered more than […]

AG Paxton Amends Google Lawsuit to Include “Incognito Mode” as Another Deceptive Trade Practices Act Violation

Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN –Attorney General Paxton filed an amended petition that adds Google’s Incognito mode to his previous geolocation-related lawsuit against the Big Tech giant. Incognito mode or “private browsing” is a web browser function that implies to consumers that Google will not track your search history or location activity.     This is General Paxton’s fifth lawsuit against Google, and in it Texas argues that the company misled consumers by tracking their personal location without consent, and in many cases continued […]

AG Paxton Sends Letter to Biden on Reauthorizing the Keystone Pipeline

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Attorney General Ken Paxton joined several states in a letter to President Biden insisting he reauthorize the Keystone XL pipeline project, rescind his revocation of Keystone XL’s 2019 Presidential Permit, and provide stable regulations for companies willing to build the pipeline that our country needs to avoid dependence on overseas oil. The President’s decision to vilify American fossil fuel companies while desperately reaching out to foreign leaders for oil shows the hypocrisy of this administration’s […]

AG Paxton Joins Amicus in Support of Gun Owners of America Challenging ATF’s Final Rule

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined an amicus brief co-led by Montana and West Virginia calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision in Gun Owners of America v. Garland, which upheld the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF’s) Final Rule on bump stocks. Bump stocks are accessories that allow most semi-automatic firearms to shoot more than one shot with a single pull of the trigger. ATF’s Final Rule would transform lawful semi-automatic firearms into banned machine guns, when the accessory is added, and would require bump stock owners to surrender or destroy their bump […]

AG Paxton Visits City of Carbon Amid One of the Largest Wildfires in Texas History

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton met with Fire Chief Jody Forbus of Carbon, Texas to tour the area ravaged by the blaze and address one of the largest wildfires in our state’s history. At a Friday press conference General Paxton offered his support to the affected communities and discussed strategies to help rebuild the after this devastating event. The area is about 120 miles west of Dallas and resulted in massive destruction to both residential and commercial property when winds and low visibility only worsened conditions of the fire that began late last week. Governor Abbott has declared a state of disaster for 11 counties after four fires burned over 54,000 acres and  destroyed 86 homes — most of the town of […]

Paxton Joins Letter Demanding Biden Administration Halt Head Start Mask Mandate 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with 22 other states, sent a letter to the Biden Administration demanding that it immediately rescind the Head Start mask mandate. The mandate contradicts guidance from the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund – both of whom agree that children aged 5 years and under should not be required to wear masks. “We are at a point where even the most restrictive states, such as California […]

AG Paxton Sues Biden Over Illegal Airline, Airport Mask Mandate

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton, alongside the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) on behalf of Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne, sued the Biden Administration for its illegal mask mandate for airlines and airports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) mandate was unlawfully issued. It was not authorized by Congress, and the CDC did not put the mandate up for notice and comment, which is ordinarily required for regulations like this. Yet a person’s failure to comply with the Administration’s mask mandate carries criminal penalties. “Biden’s repeated disregard of the individual liberties of Texans is not […]

Paxton Sues Biden Admin for Unconstitutional, Illegal Minimum Wage Hike for Federal Contractors 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued the Biden Administration for unilaterally and unlawfully imposing an increase in the minimum wage for all federal contractors by executive order. The president has no authority to overrule Congress, which has sole authority to set the minimum wage and which already rejected a minimum wage increase. This disastrous policy will lead to countless layoffs, inflation, and economic harm to Texans. “President Biden has chosen to ignore the Constitution, federal law, […]