News bites: Reconciling federal rules with state pot regulation


The Dodd-Frank law’s highly anticipated Volcker rule remains unfinished, as a cadre of regulators from five federal agencies have discovered the rule – while simple in its premise – is not so easy to enact, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Environmental groups asked a Senate panel to probe federal rulemaking delays, pointing to a series of stalled chemical safety rules.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued regulations clarifying that the agency does not insure deposits in foreign deposits in overseas branches of American banks.

The Obama administration extended federal oversight to online “puppy mills.”

The Food and Drug Administration issued new regulations meant to tamp down on prescription drug abuse.

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) pledged to use his position to push back against burdensome financial regulations. 

The FDA extended the public comment period for regulations on menthol cigarettes.

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