Since 1947, when President Harry Truman hosted NAAG President and Nebraska Attorney General Walter Johnson at the White House, NAAG has maintained a working relationship with each administration and has participated in White House meetings. The President is invited annually by NAAG to speak with the nation's attorneys general during the NAAG Capital Forum.

Read further to relive past NAAG meetings with Presidents and Vice Presidents.

AGs with President Reagan
Credit: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
AGs with President H.W. Bush
Credit: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
AGs with President Obama
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President of the United States Donald J. Trump  

During the NAAG Winter Meeting, President Trump delivered remarks to the nation’s attorneys general in the State Dining Room on March 4, 2019. 

Transcript of President Trump’s remarks to NAAG.

President of the United States Barack H. Obama 

On February 9, 2012, President Obama spoke with a group of bipartisan attorneys general following the $25 billion settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage services. 

 

Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden Jr.  

Vice President Biden attended the NAAG Winter Meeting and delivered remarks on behalf of the White House in 2013. At the time, the Vice President’s son, Beau Biden, was serving as the Delaware Attorney General. 

President of the United States George W. Bush 

On March 3, 2008, President Bush welcomed NAAG to the White House and addressed the attorneys general alongside U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey. 

Transcript of President Bush’s remarks.

President of the United States William J. Clinton

On March 12, 1998, President Clinton, the first former state attorney general to serve as President since the formation of NAAG, spoke alongside U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno during the annual NAAG Spring Meeting.

Transcript of President Clinton's remarks.

Vice President of the United States Albert Gore, Jr.

On March 1, 1994, Vice President Gore spoke alongside NAAG representative and Maryland Attorney General Joe Curran at the White House on crime issues throughout the country.

Transcript of Vice President Gore's and Attorney General Curran's remarks.

President of the United States George H.W. Bush

On March 11, 1991, President Bush spoke to state attorneys general and other law enforcement officials at the White House to discuss the Violent Crime Control Act of 1991 following the NAAG Spring Meeting.