News bites: Labor pick to face tough grilling Thursday

Highlights from RegWatch:

The newly unveiled bipartisan immigration reform bill would yield a wave of new regulations.

Republicans accused regulators of stalling on JOBS Act rules.

Lawmakers praised the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for moving to block generic OxyContin.

The Fed proposed sticking banks with a $440 million tab to fund Dodd-Frank oversight.

House GOPers criticized the Obama administration of slowing oil-and-gas production with burdensome rules.

This week’s ricin attacks occurred a decade after a flurry of unsolved D.C. attacks involving the poison that targeted trucking regulations.

Regulators placed cigars in their sights.

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