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 MerkleyEmphasis on diversity in Democratic convention lineup Clinton VP pick could face liberal ire NBA pulls All-Star Game from NC over bathroom law 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.