Attorney General Ken Paxton

AG Paxton Tours Midland Migrant Center to Assess Crisis Conditions

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton visited the Midland migrant center at the Cotton Logistics Midland Man Camp, his second trip to a migrant center to assess the devastating impact of the ongoing border crisis firsthand. Since January 2021, the Biden Administration’s immigration policy failures created surges of illegal immigration, smuggling, human trafficking, and a plethora of violent other crimes. Currently, there are 375 children at the Midland facility, and more are expected to arrive as it […]

AG Paxton Visits San Antonio Migrant Center Amid Border Crisis

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Attorney General Ken Paxton visited the San Antonio migrant center at Freeman Coliseum amid the border crisis spurred on by President Joe Biden’s failed immigration policies. Despite AG Paxton’s several successful lawsuits and letters warning of dangerous changes in law enforcement policy, the Biden Administration’s failure to curb illegal immigration surges and secure criminal aliens already convicted of felonies is increasing the already hostile border crisis. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]

Biden Administration Rescinds Access to Healthcare for Vulnerable Texans

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Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement after the Biden Administration rescinded the 1115 Medicaid waiver extension previously granted by the Trump Administration. The extension provides critical healthcare funding for children, people with disabilities and the elderly. “The Biden Administration has effectively blocked vulnerable Texans from accessing healthcare by stripping hospitals, nursing homes, and mental health centers of critical resources that serve our most vulnerable populations. Our state negotiated with the federal government for months in order to secure […]

AG Paxton Joins Amicus Brief Defending Second Amendment, Standard-Capacity Magazines

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Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate friend-of-the-court brief before the San Francisco-based Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit defending Americans’ Second Amendment rights after California banned standard-capacity magazines for firearms, which hold eleven to fifteen rounds. In the 41 states that allow them, these standard-capacity magazines are common to the point of ubiquity among law-abiding gun owners and their use promotes public safety. “Banning magazines commonly used by law-abiding citizens is a blatant violation […]

AG Paxton: Illegal Immigration Costs Texas Taxpayers Over $850 Million Each Year

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As the border crisis caused by President Biden’s policies surges illegal immigration and escalates criminal activity, Attorney General Ken Paxton stands committed to upholding the law and protecting Texans. In his January lawsuit that halted the Biden administration’s unlawful 100-day freeze on deportations, Attorney General Paxton uncovered hundreds of millions of dollars that Texas taxpayers involuntarily spent on illegal aliens every year: Texans pay between $579 million and $717 million each year for public hospital districts to provide uncompensated […]

AG Paxton Announces $188.6 Million Multistate Settlement with Medical Device Manufacturer Boston Scientific Corporation

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Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a multistate settlement with Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston) regarding deceptive marketing of its surgical mesh products for women. The settlement requires Boston to pay $188.6 million to 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations that it deceptively marketed transvaginal surgical mesh devices to patients. Texas will receive $13 million of that settlement. “Texans and their doctors demand transparency from their providers and expect to receive good information in order to make informed decisions about their […]

AG Paxton Sues La Quinta BCB for Price Gouging During 2021 Winter Storm

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Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Everyoung Hospitality LLC, d/b/a La Quinta San Antonio Brook City Base, accusing them of price gouging during the February 2021 winter storm emergency. While more than 300,000 Bexar County residents suffered without power and heat during the coldest days of the storm, La Quinta BCB charged exorbitant prices for rooms, including nearly three times its normal rates. “This gross exploitation of Texans in dire need of shelter during historic low temperatures will not be tolerated,” Attorney General […]

Alaska, Florida, Montana, Nevada, and Puerto Rico Join Texas-Led Bipartisan Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

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Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amended complaint alleging antitrust violations and deceptive acts by Google in its lucrative online display advertising business. Attorneys General from Alaska, Florida, Montana, Nevada, and Puerto Rico joined the lawsuit originally filed by a coalition of 10 states, led by Texas, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 15 states and territories in this landmark case. “I’m proud to welcome Alaska, Florida, Montana, Nevada, and Puerto Rico to our multistate lawsuit […]

Texas Shuts Down Fraudulent Nationwide Telephone Scam

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Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 38 states, and the District of Columbia, stopped a massive telefunding operation by Associated Community Services (ACS) and a number of related defendants that bombarded over 67 million Americans with 1.3 billion deceptive calls falsely purporting to raise money for charity. Using deceptive solicitations, the fraudsters were able to collect more than $110 million. The defendants are now prohibited from conducting fundraising activities, consulting on behalf […]

AG Paxton Expands Winter Storm Investigation into Natural Gas Price Increases

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Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to Intercontinental Gas Exchange, a natural gas exchange that saw massive price increases during the February winter storm that swept through Texas. “As we learn more about what drove pricing spikes during the recent winter storm disaster, I am expanding the scope of my investigation to include the natural gas industry as well as electricity providers,” said Attorney General Paxton. “These massive price increases impacted businesses and consumers […]