The Office of the Attorney General William Tong
2019 Press Releases
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ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS MULTISTATE COALITION OPPOSING TRUMP EFFORT THAT PUTS HAITIAN-BORN RESIDENTS AT RISK OF DEPORTATION
Attorney General William Tong today joined a group of 21 state attorneys general in challenging the Trump Administration’s effort to revoke Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals. If the administration is allowed to move forward, Haitian TPS holders in Connecticut and other states would lose their legal status, leaving them vulnerable to deportation.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS MULTISTATE EFFORT TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF ASYLUM-SEEKERS
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general, led by California, in filing a comment letter to the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to protect the rights of asylum-seekers from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The letter opposes a new Trump Administration interim rule that will allow DOJ and DHS to remove asylum-seekers to countries where they face continued violence and persecution, and where inadequate justice systems cannot protect them.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG NAMED CO-CHAIRMAN OF NAAG INTERNET SECURITY/CYBER PRIVACY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE
Attorney General William Tong has been named co-chairman of the National Association of Attorneys General Internet Safety/Cyber Privacy and Security Committee, continuing to position the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General as a national leader on digital privacy and online consumer protection. Among the issues the committee will examine are digital privacy, child safety online, and security of personal, business and government data.
AG TONG CALLS ON COURT TO UPHOLD CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE MANDATE
Attorney General William Tong joined 22 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief defending the rights of tens of thousands of women across the country to full and equal access to birth control guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act.
AG TONG JOINS COALITION IN SUING OVER TRUMPS REPEAL OF CLEAN WATER RULE
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general today in suing the Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) for rolling back regulations fundamental to improving and maintaining the health of the nation’s waters. The Trump Administration’s “Recodification Rule” repeals the Clean Water Rule, a science-based Obama-era federal regulation that ensured the nation’s lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands received proper protection under the Clean Water Act.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG PRAISES PURA DECISION THAT IMPROVES AWARENESS OF ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR HARDSHIP CUSTOMERS
Attorney General William Tong today praised an Interim Decision by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) directing the electric utilities to implement a series of practical solutions aimed at improving public awareness of hardship programs that assist residents who struggle to pay their electric bills.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG: 'WE WILL CONTINUE OUR FIGHT FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE, AND TO PROTECT CONNECTICUT FAMILIES'
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that Americans have health insurance — a key provision of the ACA — is unconstitutional.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS EFFORT TO DEFEND REFUGEES AGAINST UNLAWFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 12 attorneys general, led by California, Illinois, and Maryland, in an amicus brief seeking to block President Trump’s unlawful executive order on refugee resettlement and the U.S. Department of State’s recent attempt to implement that order’s consent requirement. The executive order seeks to upend the existing refugee resettlement process by requiring resettlement agencies to obtain written consent from state and local authorities before being able to place refugees in their jurisdictions.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT ON SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF SANDY HOOK TRAGEDY
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement on the seventh anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG AND DSS COMMISSIONER GIFFORD ANNOUNCE COURT DECISION REQUIRING FAIRFIELD DENTIST TO PAY $1.7 MILLION FOR VIOLATING STATE'S FALSE CLAIMS ACT
Attorney General William Tong and state Department of Social Services Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford today announced a Superior Court decision requiring Dr. Aram Agadjanian, also known as Aram Yuri Agadzanov, to pay more than $1.7 million for engaging in a long-term, pervasive scheme to defraud the state's Medicaid program.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG ASKS FTC TO STRENGTHEN ONLINE PROTECTIONS FOR CHILDREN
Attorney General William Tong and a bipartisan coalition of twenty-five state attorneys general today submitted a comment letter to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) asking the agency to strengthen its rules prohibiting websites, mobile applications, and other digital marketing companies from collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 and using that information to track children across the internet.
WAYZARO WALTON WILL REMAIN IN THE UNITED STATES -- BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS AFFIRMS THAT CONNECTICUT PARDONS COUNT
Attorney General William Tong Personally Argued Case Before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, filed Amicus Brief with Board of Immigration Appeals
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI IN TWEED-NEW HAVEN AIRPORT CASE
The Office of the Attorney General today filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court to review the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority v. Tong.
- 12/5/2019 ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG STATEMENT REGARDING SANDY HOOK WORKER'S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS COALITION FIGHTING TO ENSURE WOMEN ACROSS THE NATION RETAIN ACCESS TO SAFE, LEGAL ABORTIONS
Attorney General William Tong today announced he has joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general fighting to ensure women across the nation are able to maintain access to safe, legal abortions.