News bites: Financial regulators near crucial nonbank vote

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a study finding environmental groups are using “sue and settle” tactics to influence rules drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency.

A report from the Environmental Working Group concluded that Food and Drug Administration regulations have not led to safer sunscreen.

Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleySanders warns Clinton: Don't rush to compromise with GOP Overnight Healthcare: Top ObamaCare lobbyists reject 'public option' push | Groups sound alarm over Medicare premium hike Top ObamaCare lobbyists reject 'public option' push MORE announced that he would offer a farm bill amendment to repeal the so-called “Monsanto Protection Act.”

The Defense Department pressed tougher rules to keep fertilizer and other chemicals out of the hands of bomb-makers in Pakistan.

A group of western Senate Democrats called for more oversight of energy traders.

A pair of major Affordable Care Act rules moved forward in the face of GOP criticism.