My office is proud to partner with the FTC in Operation Main Street, Attorney General Paxton said. Small businesses in Texas and across the nation are the cornerstone of the economy and deserve to be treated honestly and fairly. Our Consumer Protection Division will continue to crack down on scam artists who take advantage of small businesses through fraud and deception.
Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued the following statement on todays hearing in the Southern District of New York and the request to dismiss New York City's frivolous tort lawsuit against several energy companies.
Medicaid fraud drives up the cost of health care for all of us and steals from taxpayer-funded programs that help Texans receive medical care, Attorney General Paxton said. All Texans should be proud that they have the best Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the country working for them. My office will continue to crack down on anyone who schemes to evade the law and profit from defrauding the Medicaid program.
This major milestone is a testament to our Fugitive Apprehension Units hard work and dedication. These courageous law enforcement officers have successfully arrested 10,000 fugitives and provided invaluable protection for Texans, Attorney General Paxton said. I am proud of the bravery and valor they demonstrate every day while keeping Texas strong, safe and just.
The Supreme Court made the right decision to vacate the D.C. Circuits ruling creating a right to abortion for anyone who enters the U.S. illegally, Attorney General Paxton said. The previous ruling not only cost a life, but could have paved the way for extending American citizens rights to all unlawfully-present aliens with no substantial connection to this country. Texas will not become a sanctuary state for abortions, and will continue the fight to protect and promote fetal life.
This is a landmark victory for our first liberties of religious freedom and freedom of speech, Attorney General Paxton said. The Supreme Courts ruling affirms that the First Amendment contains robust protections for people who choose to operate their business consistent with their faith. Every American should have the freedom to choose what they will or wont create without fear of being unjustly punished by the government.
We provided conclusive evidence to the 5th Circuit that Planned Parenthoods practices constitute serious breaches of medical and ethical standards. Such illegal and unethical behavior more than justifies Texas decision to withhold taxpayer funding from the organization, Attorney General Paxton said. Planned Parenthoods shocking and repugnant conduct, captured in the raw video footage, proves that it is not a qualified provider under the Medicaid Act. An organization that is willing to subject women to abortion procedure modifications that can put their health at risk without their consent does not deserve a dime of Texas taxpayers money.
ITT pulled the rug out from under Texans who were attempting to better their lives through education, and their record of classroom work could have vanished forever had we not taken legal action, Attorney General Paxton said. Im pleased that my office has helped secure the academic records of former ITT students, wholl be able to use official transcripts to obtain professional licenses, gain employment and transfer ITT credits to other institutions.