National Association of Attorneys General
Sign on letters or comments are policy-oriented documents sent to members of Congress, congressional committees or federal agencies expressing the viewpoint of the attorneys general signatories. If a document reaches 36 attorneys general signatures, it becomes NAAG policy. Only NAAG sign on letters and NAAG comments are posted to the NAAG website.
Repeal of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter today to congressional leaders, urging them to repeal a 2016 federal law so registered drug manufacturers and distributors who have willfully contributed to the nation's oversupply of pain killers (opioids), can be held accountable.
November 13, 2017
UPDATE: AHIP Letter
Another attorney general signed on to the Sept. 18 letter to America's Health Insurance Plans, for a total of 38. The letter with all the signatures can be found here.
October 24, 2017
AGs Urge Health Insurance Companies to Reduce Provider Incentives for Prescribing Pain Killers
NAAG sent a letter signed by 37 state and territorial attorneys general to America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) asking its insurance company members to review payment and coverage policies and revise them, as needed, to encourage healthcare providers to choose alternatives to prescribing prescription pain relievers known as opioids.
September 18, 2017
AGs Take Action on Proposed ABA Postconviction Standards
NAAG sent a letter signed by 38 attorneys general to the American Bar Association (ABA) with concerns over proposed ABA postconviction standards and their impact on criminal convictions and crime victims. The ABA's Criminal Justice Section ended up not passing the proposed standards. Supporting documents to the August 17 NAAG sign on letter are below.
August 17, 2017
AGs Ask Congress to Amend Sex Trafficking Law
NAAG sent a letter to congressional leaders today signed by 50 state and territorial attorneys general, urging Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) with a basic word change and affirm that all law enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking.
August 16, 2017
Return Prescription Drug Settlement Money to the States
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter signed by 51 state and territorial attorneys general to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee leadership, asking them to introduce legislation that would allow the federal government to return prescription drug settlement money to the states. May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017
AGs Call for Federal Policy Change to Expand Medicaid Authority
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter today urging the U.S. government to change its policy so that state attorneys general could use federal funds to investigate and prosecute a wider range of Medicaid abuse and neglect cases, including those that happen at home.
May 10, 2017