News bites: Financial regulators poised to vote on new restrictions for non-banks

Pressure mounts on the federal government to allow faster testing of new antibiotics to fight “superbugs,” prompting safety concerns, according to The New York Times.

Rep. Alan GraysonAlan GraysonThe Hill's 12:30 Report Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Could bipartisanship rise with Trump government? MORE (D-Fla.) is pressing to remove from a proposed free-trade deal a provision that he said could give corporations the power to kill regulations, RegWatch reports.

Opinion: Positive train control rules an example of regulations whose costs exceed benefits, George Will opines. 

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