Attorney General Ken Paxton

Paxton Joins Multistate Coalition to Stop the EPA from Allowing California to Set Standards for the Automotive Industry

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 15 other states in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to reinstate California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act, which unconstitutionally allows California—and only California—to regulate which cars we may drive. The letter argues that under the Clean Air Act, the prior administration created national standards for vehicle carbon emissions for model years 2021 through 2026, treating all States as equal sovereigns subject to one federal […]

Paxton Sues BINT for Pyramid Scheme, Exploiting African American Community 

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Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against “Blessings in No Time” (BINT) for promoting a pyramid scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic, scamming tens of millions of dollars from the African American community in Texas and nationwide. In exchange for monetary contributions, BINT promised to “bless” and assist needy members of the African American community afflicted by the pandemic. In return, contributors were told they would receive a “blessing”— or compensation—eight times the amount of […]

Paxton Sues Austin Eco Bilingual School Founder Accused of Labor Trafficking 

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Attorney General Ken Paxton today sued Austin Eco Bilingual School, a Spanish immersion preschool, accusing founder Adriana Rodriguez of labor trafficking. The victims found themselves in a dangerously mismanaged daycare that showed total disregard for immigration, labor, and child licensing laws. The foreign-born employees were lured to Texas with promises of lawful status, a decent salary and a rewarding career, but were instead victimized by an unscrupulous employer who trafficked them for their labor. “Labor trafficking, like all human trafficking, is a manipulative and despicable form […]

Paxton Victorious Against Biden Administration: Federal Government Must Follow Deportation Law 

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Attorney General Ken Paxton’s first of several lawsuits against President Biden’s Administration has permanently prevented an unconstitutional attempt to pause deportations at the border for 100 days.  Attorney General Paxton sued the Biden Administration just days after the president took office, resulting in the federal district court quickly halting the enactment of the Administration’s illegal memorandum. The court’s order has been in place since late January. The 100-day freeze period directed by the Biden’s Administration has now expired, and the Department of […]

Paxton Sues Biden Administration to Block Biden’s Power Grab, Reinstate Billions Promised for Texas Healthcare

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On April 16, the Biden Administration unlawfully stripped away Texas’s 1115 Medicaid waiver extension, which would have ensured stable funding for providers of healthcare for children, people with disabilities, and the elderly. To secure the assistance that countless Texans rely on, Attorney General Ken Paxton fired back with a lawsuit to reinstate the extension of the Medicaid waiver and prevent the federal government from forcing the adoption of its own unsuitable program.   “The Biden Administration cannot simply breach a contract and topple Texas’s Medicaid system without warning. This […]

Paxton Joins Amicus Defending Parental-Notice for Minors Seeking Abortions

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Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a 19-state coalition defending parental-consent statutes for minors seeking an abortion. This friend-of-the-court brief was filed in the United States Supreme Court after the Chicago-based Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit blocked a law requiring parents to receive notice when their child decides to have an abortion without parental consent. “As the Supreme Court has previously recognized, nurturing his or her child is ‘high duty’ of any parent. Never is this parental duty of custody, […]

Paxton Sues Biden Administration Over Dictating Texas Tax Policy in Federal COVID-19 Relief Law

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Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration over a provision in the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act. Though the Act generally assists Texans recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, one provision—the Tax Mandate—specifically demands that Texas not use funds received through the Act to “directly or indirectly” offset tax revenue reduction caused by changes in tax policy. This condition prohibits Texas and other states with similar low-tax models of governance from cutting taxes for […]

Paxton Defends Border and Fights Human Trafficking as Biden Administration’s Policies Fail Americans

Attorney General Paxton, Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon, Refugio County Sheriff Pinky Gonzalez, and Jackson County Sheriff A.J. Louderback held a press conference to discuss the criminal and humanitarian border crisis. As the Biden Administration’s failing policies worsen the border crisis, violent crimes like human trafficking surge. In stark contrast to President Biden’s lawlessness, Attorney General Ken Paxton is taking broad strides toward remedying the hostile criminal and humanitarian disaster at the southern border. After visiting […]

AG Paxton Joins 20-State Coalition in Urging Biden, Congress to Reconsider Packing the Supreme Court

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Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a 20-state coalition in sending a letter to the Biden Administration and congressional leaders, voicing concerns of reports that Congress intends to pack the Supreme Court. The letter states that this action is a clear, coordinated attempt to justify a power grab by the leaders of Congress and the President. “This obvious attempted overreach is not only unconstitutional, but it would break our system of checks and balances. Our country […]

Paxton Sues Biden Administration for Disregarding COVID-19 Rules at Texas/Mexico Border

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Attorney General Ken Paxton today sued the Biden Administration again for encouraging the spread of COVID-19 at the border by allowing illegal aliens, potentially infected with COVID-19, to gather in a congregated care setting. This action departs from the administration’s own rules for large numbers of illegal aliens and creates an undeniable crisis on our southern border. The Biden Administration has threatened the health of Texans without justification or explanation of their actions. While abandoning […]