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Bob Ferguson

Aug 21 2020
A federal judge in Seattle today granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to immediately block a U.S. Department of Education rule that will deprive Washington’s public elementary and secondary schools from receiving emergency relief funds. Congress included the emergency funds for schools in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Aug 17 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuits today against three agencies involved in the January decision to close the Federal Archives & Records Center in Seattle, sell the building and move the records stored there to facilities more than 1,000 miles away.
Jul 30 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued a response to President Trump’s statement that he is considering delaying the November election. On Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted: “With Universal Mail-In Voting (Not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”
Jun 12 2020
A federal judge in Spokane today agreed with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, blocking a U.S. Department of Education decision that deprives thousands of Washington college students from receiving critical aid included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act.
May 19 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today challenged a U.S. Department of Education decision that deprives thousands of Washington college students from receiving critical aid included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act.
May 6 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is working with a coalition of 24 attorneys general who are calling for key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure that funds are distributed fairly and equitably.
May 4 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is leading a coalition of 24 attorneys general urging the U.S. Senate to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which expired more than a year ago. As isolation and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic increases the risk to women in danger of domestic violence, the Senate must to act immediately, the attorneys general argue.
Aug 2 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today led a bipartisan group of 24 attorneys general to urge leadership of the House Financial Services Committee to advance legislation improving transparency of shell corporations by requiring them to disclose who controls and profits from their activities.
May 15 2013
Governor Jay Inslee today signed Attorney General-request legislation making courthouses safer for the people of Washington. He also signed measures supported by the Attorney General expanding the use of treatment courts and creating a statewide coordinating committee to fight child sex trafficking
Feb 11 2013
Today’s courthouse shooting in Delaware is a grim reminder that courthouse violence is on the rise. Attorney General Bob Ferguson is working with lawmakers to help him extend protections to all who access our justice system.

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