The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2021 Press Releases
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Attorney General Tong Applauds Successful Conclusion of Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration's Food Assistance Cuts, Urges Congress to Expand Program
Attorney General William Tong today applauded the federal court of appeals in D.C.’s dismissal of an appeal of a decision striking down the Trump Administration’s attempt to revoke food assistance for approximately 700,000 Americans.
- 3/23/2021 Attorney General Tong Statement Regarding Rep. Winkler's Comment on Asian-American Discrimination
AG Tong Calls on U.S. Attorney General To Close Ghost Gun Loophole
Federal Law Allows Prohibited Purchasers of Firearms to Buy Ghost Guns
Attorney General Tong Statement on Violence Against Asian Americans
Attorney General William Tong released a statement regarding violence against Asian-Americans following the murder of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian.
Attorney General Tong Moves for State Custody of 65 Neglected Goats
Attorney General William Tong has moved for permanent state custody of 65 injured and neglected goats seized from Redding resident Nancy Burton earlier this month.
Attorney General Tong Urges Federal Passage of the Keeping All Students Safe Act
Legislation Would Ban Seclusion and Life-Threatening Restraint Practices in Elementary and Secondary Schools
Attorney General Tong Disappointed with Purdue Plan
Attorney General William Tong today expressed disappointment when reacting to the plan Purdue Pharma filed in bankruptcy court.
Attorney General Tong Announces Multistate Settlement with American Medical Collection Agency Over 2019 Data Breach
Attorney General William Tong today announced that Connecticut, as part of a coalition of 41 attorneys general, has settled with Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau d/b/a American Medical Collection Agency (“AMCA”) resolving a multistate investigation into the 2019 data breach that exposed the personal information of over 7 million individuals, including 100,266 Connecticut residents and potentially exposed the personal information of up to 21 million individuals throughout the United States.
Attorney General Tong Helps Restore Injunction of Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule
Attorney General William Tong — as part of a coalition that included the attorneys general of New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, as well as the corporation counsel for New York City — today helped to restore an injunction against the continued implementation of the Public Charge Rule that had been issued by the Trump Administration.
AG Tong Defends Age and Background Check Requirements for Semiautomatic Assault Rifle Sales
Attorney General William Tong joined a bipartisan coalition of 19 attorneys general led by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul filing an amicus brief in support of a Washington state initiative regulating the sale of semiautomatic assault rifles.
Attorney General Tong Submits Testimony Supporting "An Act Concerning Electric Suppliers"
Attorney General William Tong submitted written testimony in support of H.B. 6526, An Act Concerning Electric Suppliers, to provide critical consumer protections in the retail electric supply market.
Attorney General Tong Submits Testimony in Support of An Act Concerning Non-Compete Agreements
Attorney General William Tong submitted testimony in support of SB 906, An Act Concerning Non-Compete Agreements.
Attorney General Tong Joins FTC, Multistate Coalition Shutting Down Massive Charity Fraud Robocall Operation
Defendants placed more than 1.3 billion deceptive fundraising calls—most illegal robocalls— claiming to support veterans, children, firefighters
Attorney General, Revenue Services, and Consumer Protection Commissioners Warn Against Fraud, Identity Theft, and Scams During Income Tax Filing Season
With tax season now in full swing, Attorney General William Tong, Revenue Services Commissioner Mark Boughton, and Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull shared tips to protect against identity theft and fraud. Every year, fraudsters and scammers take advantage of tax season to steal refund checks, divert payments, and steal identities.
Attorney General Tong, DCP Commissioner Seagull Warn Consumers to be Careful when Using P2P Apps like Cash App, Venmo and PayPal
Attorney General William Tong and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle Seagull are urging consumers to be vigilant when using “peer to peer” apps like CashApp, Venmo, PayPal and Zelle to avoid losing money, giving out valuable personal information, or being victimized by scammers.