DES MOINES, IOWA (March 27, 2023) — Attorney General Brenna Bird has appointed Lanny Zieman as Consumer Advocate. In this role, he will lead the Consumer Advocate Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, which is responsible for representing the interests of consumers and the public in utility-regulation proceedings before the Iowa Utilities Board and in court.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 21, 2023) — Attorney General Brenna Bird has released the top consumer complaints received by the Attorney General’s office in 2022. Last year, the Iowa Attorney General’s office received over 4,000 consumer complaints across more than thirty different industries.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 8, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird joined 46 states in an amicus brief Monday, requesting that TikTok Inc fully comply with a multistate investigation into whether the China-owned company violated consumer-protection laws.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 7, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird and Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers have taken another step to challenge the EPA’s illegally-delayed decision regarding the sale of year-round E15 gasoline. They sent an intent-to-sue letter to the EPA demanding that the EPA change the proposed rule to allow for E15 sales this summer.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 2, 2023) — The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument Tuesday in Nebraska v Biden, a multistate lawsuit Iowa joined challenging the Biden Administration’s executive order that would unlawfully cancel $430 billion in student-loan debt. Attorney General Brenna Bird traveled to Washington DC for Nebraska’s argument on behalf of the six states.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 17, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird helped lead a multistate lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its interpretation of “Waters of the United States.” The new rule modifies that definition to dramatically expand the power of the federal government.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 10, 2023) — Attorney General Brenna Bird joined 24 other states in a lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) over a new federal rule requiring gun-owners to register their firearms with attached pistol-braces, or risk criminal penalties.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 6, 2023) — The Iowa District Court for Iowa County granted the State of Iowa’s motion for a temporary injunction and issued a consent order requiring the clean-up of hazardous waste from the C6-Zero facility in Marengo.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 27, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird led a bipartisan coalition of seven Attorneys-General urging the Biden Administration to follow the law and respond to the request of Governor Kim Reynolds and seven other Governors that the EPA issue regulations allowing the sale of year-round E15 ethanol gasoline in their States.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 27, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird joined Utah Attorney General Sean D Reyes and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a 25-state coalition lawsuit over a US Department of Labor rule which would affect the retirement accounts of hundreds of millions of Americans.