Attorneys General Signing Letter at 2019 Capital Forum
Attorneys General Yost of Ohio and Nessel of Michigan are joined by fellow attorneys general as they sign NAAG’s endorsement of the FIGHT Act. 

Have a question about NAAG’s endorsement letter process? Please contact NAAG Legislative Director Ryan Greenstein at rgreenstein@naag.org or 202-326-6262.

The nation’s attorneys general determine NAAG’s legislative agenda through an endorsement letter process.  

 Through NAAG endorsement letters, attorneys general: 

  • Provide invaluable insight to the federal government.  
  • Voice their support or dissent for federal legislation and policy.  
  • Communicate recommendations or requests to industry groups or companies. 

For NAAG to endorse a legislative initiative or a specific piece of legislation, a bipartisan group of at least 36 attorneys general must submit their approval. While NAAG is a nonpartisan organization, it engages in policy advocacy only when an issue has bipartisan support from a majority of attorneys general. Learn more about our process and how we determine priorities.

Explore recent NAAG policy letters below or learn about other NAAG advocacy initiatives. 

“You all were among the first group ever to endorse my violence against women bill…And you’re the reason why it became law. When the attorneys general…signed on, people started to pay a lot more attention.”

-Then-Delaware Senator Joseph R. Biden addressing the attorneys general at the 1998 NAAG Spring Meeting

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NAAG Endorses First Step Act

As our jurisdictions’ Attorneys General, public safety and the faithful execution of the law fall squarely on our shoulder. Constituents hold us uniquely accountable for ensuring our communities provide a safe place to work and raise a family. To that end, we have supported legislation that strongly punishes criminal conduct while making sure people exiting prison pose less of a threat than when they entered.

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Social Security Administration Should Implement New Database

Consumers in our respective jurisdictions continue to contact us about the growing problem of identity fraud. The fraud comes in various forms and causes various harms, including monetary loss, damage to credit score, and detriment to personal security. As both law enforcement officials and advisors to government agencies, we know the challenges of keeping government systems a step ahead of fraudulent actors. Although the challenge may be great, we urge you to prioritize making your systems as nimble and strong as possible to combat this growing problem.

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NAAG to Congress: Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

As the legislative history of VAWA has shown, members from both sides of the aisle have come together to strengthen existing protections and fill gaps in the law. We, therefore, urge you to work together as leaders of your respective caucuses and committees to act before VAWA expires and pass a VAWA reauthorization bill that continues to ensure our nation’s most vulnerable victims are not left behind.

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AGs Endorse Federal Bill to Combat Abuse and Neglect of Medicaid Patients

As the Attorneys General of our respective states, we write in support of your legislation, H.R. 3891, that would expand the authority of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) to detect, investigate and prosecute Medicaid patient abuse in non-institutional settings.

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NAAG Endorses Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues (SOFA) Act

States and localities are on the front line of this crisis and are a large part of winning the battle from both a law enforcement and public health perspective.

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Pass Federal Legislation to Hold Irresponsible Drug Manufacturers Accountable

State attorneys general have been fighting the opioid crisis on numerous fronts, including protecting consumers from deceptive marketing of prescription opioids, disrupting illicit trafficking networks, and closing pill mills.

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AGs Ask Congress to Support Legal Services Corporation Funding

For more than 40 years, LSC funding has helped veterans and military families secure important benefits, supported survivors of domestic violence, and assisted families facing foreclosure, victims of natural disasters, seniors and disabled Americans. Today it is also an essential support for rural and low-income Americans, as well as families affected by opioids and addiction.

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AGs Call for Federal Policy Change to Expand Medicaid Authority

As the Attorneys General of our respective states, we write in support of your legislation, H.R. 3891, that would expand the authority of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) to detect, investigate and prosecute Medicaid patient abuse in non-institutional settings.

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AGs Demand Answers from Facebook

As the chief law enforcement officers of our respective states, we place a priority on protecting user privacy, which has been repeatedly placed at risk because of businesses’ failure to properly ensure those protections.

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U.S. House Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2017

The bill combines components of bills formerly introduced as the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act and the Justice for Child Victims Act. It establishes guidelines for restitution and seeks to ensure that victims receive timely and meaningful restitution.

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