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The amendment failed on Tuesday, 43 to 56.

Sessions's amendment is one of a number submitted to the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act (S. 3240). Another one, by Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Senate passes 0B defense bill MORE (D-N.Y.), returns funding to the food stamp program that the farm bill cuts.

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Lawmakers grapple with warrantless wiretapping program MORE (R-Ky.) also introduced an amendment that would have replaced the food stamp program with state block grants. That amendment was defeated a week earlier. 

Just before the vote on Sessions's amendment, the Senate approved three other amendments by roll-call votes and one by voice vote. One of those amendments, by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), required "federal milk marketing order reform" in the farm bill. That amendment was approved, 66-33.

The Senate also approved an amendment by Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGrassley: 'Good chance' Senate panel will consider bills to protect Mueller Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention MORE (R-Iowa) that limits payments "for marketing loan gains and loan deficiency payments." That amendment was approved 75-25.

An amendment by Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell Brown'Hillbilly Elegy' author won't run for Senate Brown, Portman urge Trump administration to move quickly on a steel decision Dems call on DeVos to work with CFPB to protect student borrowers MORE (D-Ohio) that funds rural development programs was approved 55-44.

The amendment approved by voice vote was one by Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBernie Sanders flexes power on single-payer ObamaCare architect supports single-payer system Trump has yet to travel west as president MORE (D-Mont.), which aimed to improve the livestock forage disaster program.