News bites: Senate confirms new regs czar

Congress may need to act to bring Social Security benefits in line with this week’s landmark Supreme Court ruling on same-sex couples, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Obama’s nominee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is a former Colorado energy regulator, according to The Washington Post.

Regulators are having a tough time keeping up with the proliferation of synthetic drugs, The Atlantic reports.

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