Bank Deregulation Bill Clears Congress

Bank Deregulation Bill Clears Congress

WASHINGTON—Congress took a big step Tuesday to relax a wave of crisis-era restrictions placed on financial firms, as the House approved a plan to ease rules for small and midsize banks. The House voted 258-159 to approve the most significant bipartisan revamp of financial rules since Republicans took control of government last year. Thirty-three Democrats…

House Approves Giving Terminally Ill Quicker Access to Experimental Drugs

House Approves Giving Terminally Ill Quicker Access to Experimental Drugs

WASHINGTON—Patients with life-threatening conditions would get the right to try unproven drugs under legislation that passed Tuesday in the House and now goes to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The passage of the so-called Right to Try bill, in a 250-169 vote, follows months of debate over whether expanded access to…