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Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Urge Creative Community to Protect Young Viewers from Tobacco Imagery
NAAG is urging the five creative Guilds involved in producing and developing streamed movies and programs to take action to protect young viewers from tobacco imagery.
October 5, 2020

NAAG Urges Congress to Adopt New Consumer Protections to Protect Airline Industry Customers
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter yesterday urging Congress to enact new consumer protection measures for airline industry customers, whether as part of a financial relief package or in separate legislation, as soon as possible.
October 2, 2020

NAAG Announces Winners of 2020 Supreme Court Best Brief Awards
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has announced the winners of the 2020 Supreme Court Best Brief Awards. The Best Brief Awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in brief writing in the U.S. Supreme Court. The awards honor state attorneys, who collectively handle more Supreme Court cases than almost anyone else in the legal community.
September 15, 2020

56 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Adopt Key Changes to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
Today, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a bipartisan letter signed by 56 state and territory attorneys general urging Congress to adopt key changes to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) that provide critical financial support to victims of violent crimes and their families.
August 24, 2020

Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Supports Legislation to Protect Victims of Elder Fraud
In a letter sent today, NAAG urged Congress to include Edith's Bill in COVID-19 relief legislation. Unfortunately, seniors are vulnerable targets of COVID-19 scams, such as providing personal information to fraudsters claiming to offer COVID-19 tests. The legislation would help senior victims recover financial losses as the result of fraud.
August 10, 2020

National Association of Attorneys General Launches Podcast Series
NAAG has launched a biweekly podcast series, The People's Lawyer, to explore the role of state and territory attorneys general as chief legal officers and their work protecting the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution.
July 8, 2020

NAAG Urges U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to Reevaluate Changes to Claims Processing Policy
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expressing concerns regarding the VA's decision to rescind its Veteran Service Officer (VSO) 48-hour review policy.
July 1, 2020

42 Attorneys General Urge Senate to Pass Law to Fight Shell Companies
NAAG sent a bipartisan letter today signed by 42 attorneys generals urging the U.S. Senate to pass S. 2563, the Improving Laundering Laws and Increasing Comprehensive Information Tracking of Criminal Activity in Shell Holdings (ILLICIT CASH) Act.
June 30, 2020

NAGTRI Launches Online Learning Platform for Attorney General Staff
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), has launched an online learning platform for attorney general staff.
June 18, 2020

Attorneys General Ask Apple and Google to Ensure All Contact Tracing Apps Serve a Public Health Purpose
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, NAAG sent a letter to the chief executive officers of Google and Apple asking them to ensure all contact tracing and exposure notification apps related to COVID-19 adequately protect consumers' personal information.
June 16, 2020

NAAG Works to Expose Illegal Robocallers
NAAG today encouraged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate continued collaboration among state attorneys general and telecom companies to coordinate tracing back illegal robocalls to their source.
June 4, 2020

39 Attorneys General Ask Congress to Fund Expanded Access to Broadband
NAAG sent a letter asking Congress to help ensure that all Americans have the home internet connectivity necessary to participate in telemedicine, teleschooling, and telework as part of any additional legislation that provides relief and recovery resources related to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 21, 2020

NAAG Urges Congress to Pass Safeguarding America's First Responders Act
NAAG sent a letter to Congress calling for the passage of S.3607, the Safeguarding America's First Responders (SAFR) Act. The SAFR Act would permit the families of first responders who die or are permanently and totally disabled as a result of COVID-19 to receive the same federal benefits extended to first responders, or their survivors, otherwise killed or injured in the line of duty.
May 21, 2020

52 Attorneys General Join Effort to Expand Illegal Robocall Response
NAAG sent a letter today calling on USTelecom - the leading organization representing telecommunications providers - and its Industry Traceback Group (ITG) to continue its collaboration with state attorneys general by bolstering technological capabilities to improve enforcement against illegal robocallers.
May 4, 2020

NAGTRI Names Jeena Cho Wellness Consultant
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), is pleased to announce it has named Jeena Cho its Wellness Consultant to further NAGTRI's wellness initiative.
April 15, 2020

Attorneys General Support Equal Coronavirus Relief Funding for the District of Columbia
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to President Trump and House and Senate leaders today expressing concern over the proposed allocation of funding for the District of Columbia in the Coronavirus Relief Fund passed by the Senate on March 26.
March 26, 2020

NAAG Announces Formation of Center for Excellence in Governance, Names Founding Director
The new Center is devoted to strengthening individual and collective leadership among state attorneys general.
March 23, 2020

National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute Concludes 3-Day Training Program
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), hosted a unique three-day training for attorney general staff and members of the government legal community from March 2-4.
March 4, 2020

National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute Names Blake Bee Director of Center for Leadership Development
Blake Bee has been selected as the next director of the NAGTRI Center for Leadership Development (CLD). NAGTRI is the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).
March 3, 2020

Attorneys General Support Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2019
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to members of Congress voicing support of the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2019 (H.R. 4421).
February 20, 2020

NAGTRI Names Paul Nolette Research Consultant
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), is pleased to announce that it has named Professor Paul Nolette of Marquette University its Research Consultant to further its research objectives.
January 29, 2020

NAAG Statement on New Law Combatting Illegal Robocalls
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) issued a statement following the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act (S. 151) becoming law last month.
January 7, 2020

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