President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says 'it's possible' Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump 'undermining the role of law enforcement' MORE enters his third year of the presidency, California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) has remained a persistent thorn in the administration of issues ranging from immigration to protecting the environment and the Affordable Care Act.
In total, the California attorney general's office has sued the federal government records 46 times just two years, more than any other state attorney general during the Trump admin istration or any other presidency in recorded history.
Twenty-seven of those lawsuits have been decided in the state's favor, while others, including two filed since the beginning of 2019, remain in the courts. By contrast, Republican attorneys general across the country sued the Obama administration the same amount – in total – 46 times during the eight years of his presidency. Becerra's office looks at singlehandedly eclipse that numbered at the end of Trump's first term, the Republican Attorneys General Association cited Mercury News last year.
In a statement to The Hill, a representative of Becerra's office said that the attorney general's "decision is made by his deep-rooted belief that everyone who works hard and plays by the rules is a chance to get ahead. "
Here's a list of the 46 lawsuits the Trump administration has faced from Becerra's office so far:
Blocking Trump's ban on several Muslim-majority countries
In March of 2017, California joined State of Washington v. Trump against the first version of the ban on travel from several Muslim majority
Fighting announcement to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
California filed in 2017 to prevent the Trump administration from ending DACA, winning and pre liminary injunction that holds the Trump administration order to the program
Fighting against Trump administration opposition to "sanctuary" policies
The state filed a lawsuit in 2017 against the administration's decision to put requirements on law enforcement grants barring the funds from going to cities with "sanctuary" laws protecting undocumented immigrants, and the state filed a second lawsuit in early 2018 to obtain information from the Justice Department on new requirements for the grants.
Dispute against Trump's plans for a border wall
In September or 2017, Becerra's office filed a lawsuit challenging construction of the president's border wall in two regions, San Diego County and Imperial County.
FOIA lawsuit about DHS immigration practices
Becerra's office filed in lawsuit in October of 2017 after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refused to produce documents following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from California officials regarding immigration enforcement practices.
Challenge on citizenship question on 2020 census
Becerra filed suit in March of last year after the Trump administration announced that a question was asked whether residents were living in the country legally would be inserted in the 2020 US Census. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case this term
Lawsuit against family separation policy
The state joined 17 others last year to sue the Trump administration over a "zero-tolerance" immigration enforcement policy that forced children to be detained and illegally separated from their parents if the family is illegally crossing the border
Becerra filed a lawsuit in August or 2018 claiming that the Trump administration had placed unfair requirements on local law enforcement grants, which resulted in the return of $ 28 million in federal funds to California.
Challenging national emergency declaration
The state's most recent lawsuit , filed just days ago, challenges the legal rationale Trump has used to declare a national emergency and reallocate funds to his project for a border wall along the US-Mexico border.  Fighting transgender service member ban
The state filed in late 2017 asking a judge to stop the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members in the U.S. armed forces, winning a preliminary injunction that the Supreme Court lifted last month.
Lawsuit on rules affecting access to birth control
Becerra challenged the administration in 2017 with a lawsuit challenging the administration's end to rules requiring employers provide coverage for birth control in company health plans.
Joined lawsuit on Affordable Care Act reimbursements
The state, along with New York and 16 other states, filed a motion to intervene in
The state led a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to reimbursements to insurers under the healthcare law, which Becerra later dismissed in 2018 while vowing future
Filed motion to intervene in Texas case against ObamaCare
Becerra fought against a Texas lawsuit that suffered from the healthcare law being declared unconstitutional, and the case now remains in appeal. ] Lawsuit against expansion of Association Health Plans
Lawsuit was filed last year challenging the Labor Department rule that the state says would expand access to health care plans that are not regulated by ObamaCare.
Defending Defendants for the Deprivation of College Fraud
The state successfully filed in 2017 to join a lawsuit and stopping a California for-profit school group that hoped to stop the Department of Education Regulatory Targeting For profit school fraud from taking effect
Defended Obama administration regulation targeting for profit schools
Becerra filed in defense of a rule passed by th e Obama administration mandating for-profit schools prepare students for a recognized field of work beyond graduation.
Filed against Department of Education on debt-relief claims
Becerra filed a lawsuit in 2018 after the Department of Education was accused of failing to process loan repayment claims from students who were defrauded by for-profit universities
Defending net neutrality provisions
California filed in January of last year to protect the Obama administration's net neutrality rules overturned by the Federal Communications Commission
Filed to stop availability of 3D printed guns
The state filed a lawsuit in August of last year challenging the State Department's decision to allow the manufacturing of firearms with 3D printers
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Becerra filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2017 when the EPA refused to produce documents related to then-head Scott Pruitt
Lawsuits on Waste Prevention Rule (3)
Becerra was involved with three lawsuits on a Trump administration decision to delay and eventually repeal a rule governing methane emission on public and tribal land.
Lawsuit on the Department of Energy reports on energy standards for commercial products
California challenged the Energy Department on what it says is the agency's failure to produce final reports for energy standards on items including portable air conditioners and walk-in refrigerators
Fight over coal leases on public land
Becerra challenged the Interior Department in 2017 on a decision to start l easing out public land for coal mining
Lawsuits on Valuation Rule governing royalties from oil, gas, and coal extraction (2)
The state has been involved with two lawsuits over the Trump administration's delay and eventual repeal of a rule requiring that Americans see some royalties from companies that extract oil, gas, or coal from federal country. Challenge over delay of penalties for automakers who do not comply with fuel efficiency standards
The state led and lawsuit and secured by administration immediately implement new penalties for automakers who produce cars that do not comply with fuel efficiency standards.
Fought Trump administration delay of rule requiring measurement of greenhouse gas emissions from highway traffic
Becerra's lawsuit forced the trump administration to immediately implement a rule requiring local officials to measure pollutio n from highway traffic
Challenging energy department delay of efficiency standards
California filed a successful lawsuit challenging in delay energy efficiency standards governing ceiling fans
Lawsuits on EPA ozone standards (2)
Becerra was involved with two lawsuits which challenged the EPA's failure to designate areas of the country as either "attainment" or "non-attainment," and secured a ruling for the EPA to designate the
Becerra filed in early 2018 against a Trump administration repeal of fracking regulations for federal and tribal lands.
Filed suit defending Obama's Clean Water Rule
The state filed a lawsuit in early 2018 to defend the Obama-era regulation from the EPA governing water management.
Challenging EPA on methane e emission
California filed suit against the EPA in 2018 on the agency's supposed failure to reduce methane emissions from oil and natural gas mining operations.
Forcing EPA to ban toxic pesticide
] The state successfully filed a suit in 2018 that forced the EPA to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which is suspected of causing health problems for infants and small children.
Challenging end to EPA commission requiring major sources of air pollution to
The lawsuit, filed by Becerra last year, challenged the end of the EPA's "Once In, Always In" policy.
Fought to uphold single vehicle emission standard  Becerra and 16 states filed a lawsuit last year in an attempt to stop the Trump administration than to America's single vehicle emission standard.
Sued EPA over suspending program protecting workers from pestic
Becerra forced the EPA in 2018 to require safety training for agricultural workers and their families around the use of toxic pesticides. Challenging EPA on not implementing methane rule for landfills  The state sued last year to force the EPA to enforce a 2016 governing methane emissions from landfills.
Blocking EPA attempt to end rule governing production of high-pollution diesel engines
The EPA reversed to decision enforcement of a rule surrounding the production of high-pollution engines after California and other states sued. Fighting end of Interior Department rule on migratory birds
California and other states fought in September of last year against a Department of Interiors Exempted companies from rules requiring efforts to prevent mortality among migratory birds, including the bald eagle.