Pax­ton Sues Planned Par­ent­hood to Dis­gorge $10 Mil­lion in Med­ic­aid Payments

On behalf of the State of Texas, Attorney General Paxton has sued Planned Parenthood Federation of America and several Planned Parenthood locations in Texas, seeking recovery of $10 million in payments made by the Texas Medicaid program.

January 13, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Com­ment Let­ter to FERC Oppos­ing Pro­posed Reg­u­la­tions on Green­house Gas Emissions 

Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined several states in a comment letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on its proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions arising from new natural gas projects. 

January 11, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Works to Stop Inter­na­tion­al Scam Calls

Attorney General Paxton filed comments urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to require U.S. telephone companies to curb abusive robocalls from foreign sources.

January 10, 2022 | Press Release

Paxton’s Decem­ber Law Enforce­ment Round Up

In Bexar County, David Caesar Berlanga was arrested on December 8 for 9 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. 

January 07, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Com­ment Let­ter Against Vac­cine Man­date for CMS Health­care Employees

Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined several states in a comment letter against the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which requires vaccination of all healthcare workers at CMS facilities throughout the country.  

January 04, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sues Biden Over Unlaw­ful Vac­cine Man­date for Texas State Troops

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden Administration over an unconstitutional vaccine mandate being imposed on the Texas Army National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard.

January 04, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Wins Fed­er­al Court Rul­ing to Stop Head Start Vac­cine and Mask Mandates

Attorney General Ken Paxton obtained a Texas-wide preliminary injunction from a Lubbock Federal District Court Judge that immediately halts implementation of the Biden Administration’s vaccine and mask mandate for the early childhood education program known as Head Start.

January 03, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Com­ment Let­ter Against Head Start Pro­gram Vac­cine and Mask Mandates

Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a comment letter challenging the “Head Start Rule” that gives all Head Start staff and volunteers until January 31, 2022 to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and also requires all staff and children over 2 years of age to wear a mask.

January 03, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Asks Court of Crim­i­nal Appeals to Reverse Its Deci­sion Strip­ping OAG of Author­i­ty to Stop Elec­tion Fraud

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a Motion for Rehearing with the Court of Criminal Appeals yesterday requesting it reconsider its recent decision to strip the Legislature of its power to assign the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) authority to prosecute criminal election law violations.

January 03, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief Oppos­ing SEC and NAS­DAQ Quo­tas for Cor­po­rate Board Mem­bers Based on Race, Sex, and Sex­u­al Orientation

Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, opposing a rule, issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and NASDAQ, requiring NASDAQ-listed companies to compose their boards of directors using explicit quotas based on race, sex, and sexual orientation.

December 30, 2021 | Press Release