AGs Ask Congress to Adequately Fund Legal Services Corporation

NAAG is calling on Congress to provide robust funding for the Legal Services Corporation which provides financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. Letters were sent to House and Senate leadership.

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NAAG Asks Department of Education to Discharge Loans of Disabled Veterans

We write, as the Attorneys General of our jurisdictions, to urge the Department of Education to take prompt action to satisfy its statutory mandate to discharge the student loans of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled or otherwise unemployable. As a nation, we have a moral obligation to assist those who have put their lives on the line to defend us.

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Congress Should Pass the SAFE Banking Act

NAAG sent a letter to congressional leadership, urging them to pass the SAFE Banking Act. The bipartisan SAFE Banking Act would protect financial institutions that provide services to companies in the marijuana industry. Although the use of marijuana, both recreationally and medically, is legal in some states and territories, banks may still be held liable…

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Attorneys General Urge Senate to Support Veterans by Passing the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act

We urge the Senate to further support this important court program. H.R. 886 would establish a Veteran Treatment Court Program in the Department of Justice to provide grants and technical assistance to state, local and tribal courts that implement Veterans Treatment Courts. As Attorneys General, we strongly support this important program in our courts and encourage the continued support of the Congress for our nation’s veterans.

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NAAG Endorses Autism CARES Act of 2019

ASD impacts hundreds of thousands of Americans. Congress began addressing autism in 2000 with the first enactment of the bill. The 161 cosponsors of the current House and Senate bills and the 118+ bipartisan members of the Congressional Coalition for Autism Research and Education demonstrate its significance. The Autism CARES Act of 2019 will continue Congress’ ongoing mission to ensure that those living with ASD receive the necessary support and research. Therefore, we, the undersigned attorneys general, ask you to support and to enact the Autism Cares Act of 2019 before September 30, 2019.

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NAAG Endorses the FIGHT Act

This legislation is crucial to federal and state efforts to curb the opioid epidemic nationally and within each individual state. It is for these reasons that we commend Senators Portman and Manchin for their leadership in bringing forward this important legislation, and we urge you to take up and pass S. 2701 before the DEA’s temporary order expires.

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AGs Submit Comments to FTC for Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

Forty-three state and territory attorneys general submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

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NAAG Requests Removal of Federal Barriers to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Unfortunately, there are three significant barriers to treating opioid use disorder that we cannot change at the state level and that must be tackled at the federal level. We share these barriers below in the hope that we can work together to remove them and allow more providers to offer treatment for opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders.

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AGs Express Concern about Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Draft Report

The Draft Report should be revised to clearly state that there is no completely safe opioid dose, and that higher doses are particularly – and predictably – risks.

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State AGs Support Amendment to Communications Decency Act

In 2013 and again in 2017, Attorneys General from virtually every state and territory wrote to inform Congress of a damaging misinterpretation and misapplication of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) that rendered state and local authorities unable to enforce criminal laws against companies that actively profited from the promotion and facilitation of sex trafficking and crimes against children. To be sure, we are grateful for all the work you have done to protect the vulnerable among us. To bootstrap your efforts, we renew our recommendation for a modest but necessary amendment to the CDA. We must enable our state and local authorities to protect our citizens, including the most vulnerable among us, and to take appropriate action against criminal actors.

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