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Media Advisory: State Attorneys General Convene in DC for Winter Meeting

For Release: Feb. 22, 2018
Marjorie Tharp | 202-326-6047 |

WHO:   The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), with a membership comprised of the 56 state, District of Columbia and territory attorneys general, will host its annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is the 2017-2018 NAAG president.

WHAT:  Forty-one attorneys general will meet in Washington, D.C. to discuss topics including taking on corruption, net neutrality, prescription drugs, veterans affairs and gaming. Tuesday is the annual U.S. Supreme Court Perspectives luncheon where two of the nation’s leading Supreme Court practitioners offer insight into cases before the Court.

Top federal officials scheduled to speak include U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions,* OMB Director and Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, PhD.

The NAAG presidential initiative topic, “Protecting America’s Seniors: Attorneys General United Against Elder Abuse” will be covered in a panel session titled, “Investigating Residential Medicaid Abuse and Neglect Cases.”

WHEN:  Meeting sessions open to reporters are:

Mon., Feb. 26 from Noon – 4:15 pm,
Tues., Feb. 27 from 8:45 am – 4:00 pm, and
Weds., Feb. 28 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am           

WHERE:  Monday & Tuesday lunch sessions with guest speakers will be held at the:

Marriott Georgetown, Metropolitan Ballroom
1221 22nd Street, NW
Washington, D.C.  20037

All morning and afternoon plenary sessions will be held at the:

Ritz-Carlton West End, Ballroom
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

*Reporters: For a copy of the agenda and/or to receive press credentials to attend, contact Marjorie Tharp, NAAG director of communications, or 202-326-6047. A separate NAAG media advisory will be issued early next week with media set up details for AG Jeff Sessions’ presentation.

Video of the speakers and meeting sessions will be posted to the NAAG website,, same day as presentation.

Follow us: @NatlAssnAttysGn. Meeting hashtag is #NAAGMeeting

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The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) was founded in 1907 to help attorneys general fulfil the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions.



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