News bites: After fertilizer blast, Texas still doesn’t want to mess with regulations

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The Senate adopted an amendment protecting small farmers from a notorious set of regulations intended to prevent major oil spills and, at one point in the rule’s development, milk spills.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a petition allowing chicken feed to be disinfected with X-rays.

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The State Department leveled new sanctions on an individual and four companies accused of aiding Iran’s nuclear program.

House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif) demanded information about the White House’s missing regulatory agenda.

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) warned that overly aggressive regulators could jeopardize the Affordable Care Act.

Regulations limiting federal aid for students slow to matriculate moved forward at the White House.

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