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Welcome to Overnight Regulation, your daily rundown of news from Capitol Hill and beyond. It’s Monday evening here in Washington and we’re excited to go home and watch “Fargo” tonight on FX. Seriously. It’s that good and, no, I’m not paid to say that.

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Olympic gold medalist Ruth Riley will be on the Hill Tuesday to testify before House lawmakers on the importance of food stamps. 

The House Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Nutrition is holding a hearing to discuss the past, present and future of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

{mosads}Riley, a professional basketball player who last played for the Atlanta Dream in the Women’s National Basketball Association, or WNBA, before retiring last year, has fought against proposed cuts to SNAP in recent years. 

In a 2013 op-ed in The Hill, she said SNAP helped her family get back on their feet when they needed it most. 

Riley’s not the only big name to bring her case to Washington this week. Academy Award-Winning Actor Jeff Bridges is also expected to make an appearance on The Hill.

Share Our Strength, the national anti-hunger organization leading the No Hungry Kid Campaign, said “The Big Lebowski” star will call on lawmakers Wednesday to reauthorize and reform child nutrition programs under Michelle Obama’s prized Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

The group said hunger remains a serious issue in America, especially during the summertime when kids lose access to school meals. The campaign is pushing Congress to reform the summer meals program to feed more kids. 

Legislation to reauthorize the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act is expected to come from the Senate Agriculture, and the House Education and the Workforce committees. 



The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed regulations to protect streams. http://1.usa.gov/1WegW05

Meanwhile, a House Agriculture subcommittee will examine the future of food stamps under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. http://1.usa.gov/1WehJOB

House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will examine the net neutrality regulation’s impact on broadband investment. http://1.usa.gov/1PHtk8R



The Obama administration will publish 246 new regulations, proposed rules, notices and other administrative actions in Tuesday’s edition of the Federal Register.

–The Department of Labor (DOL) will investigate child labor practices in foreign countries.

The Labor Department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs released a report last month identifying the worst forms of child labor around the world, and what could be done through legislation and enforcement to eliminate the practice. It is now opening the report for public comment.

The information will be used in a report to Congress.

The public has until Jan. 4, 2016 to comment. http://bit.ly/1iamDP2

–The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will propose a recovery plan for the endangered Gila chub.

The Gila chub, a small species of fish found in Arizona and New Mexico, was listed as endangered in 2005. 

To ensure protection of the Gila chub, the FWS is issuing a draft recovery plan.

The public has 60 days to comment. http://bit.ly/1We6POb

–The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will exclude an over-the-counter nasal decongestant from a list of illegal drugs.

The DEA is updating the list of excluded non-narcotic products to include Vicks VapoInhaler, which contains levmetamfetamine.

The exemption goes into effect immediately. http://bit.ly/1LXOM87



Poll: Overwhelming majority want police to wear body cameras http://bit.ly/1KBfkGO

Bacon, hot dogs linked to cancer http://bit.ly/1WegLlf

Watchdog: Feds looked the other way as horses were slaughtered http://bit.ly/1NwBPRR

Dem wants emergency responders on drone registration panel – The Hill’s Keith Laing http://bit.ly/1Mn94d7

It’s costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars to pay the school fees for veterans who have dropped out – The Washington Post http://wapo.st/1RxStkM

Report: Human DNA found in hot dogs – USA Today http://usat.ly/1O31swJ

Why murder rates are up in St. Louis, Baltimore, and other cities – Vox http://bit.ly/1Lk3odC



88 percent: Americans who want police to be required to wear body cameras.

72 percent: Americans who oppose letting police officers view footage before they write their incident reports. 

67 percent: Americans who say cameras will reduce police brutality.

(Source: Poll of 880 adults by the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research and The Leadership Conference Education Fund.)



“For an individual, the risk of developing colorectal cancer because of their consumption of processed meat remains small, but this risk increases with the amount of meat consumed,” — Dr. Kurt Straif of the World Health Organization. A report from the group said eating 50 grams of processed meats daily raised the risk of cancer by 18 percent.


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