Senate votes against DeMint broadband amendment

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The vote on the farm bill amendment on Tuesday was 45 to 54.

The chamber also voted against another amendment by DeMint that would prohibit the Secretary of Agriculture from making certain loan guarantees.

The chamber did, however, approve four amendments by voice Tuesday evening. Sen. Kay HaganKay Hagan10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 Senate Republicans are feeling the 'Trump effect' Washington's lobby firms riding high MORE's (D-N.C.) amendment aimed at making crop insurance more accessible, DeMint's amendment expressing the sense of the Senate's disapproval if the farm bill interferes "with the free market," Sen. John KerryJohn KerryInterior chief: ‘We will have climate refugees’ "Lebanizing" Syria Why Obama's 'cold peace' with Iran will turn hot MORE's (D-Mass.) amendment extending emergency loan eligibility for commercial fishermen and Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Landrieu oil is changing the world and Washington Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Republican announces bid for Vitter’s seat MORE's (D-La.) amendment modifying a section of the farm bill on rural development all passed.

Additionally, an amendment by DeMint that prohibits "mandatory or compulsory check off programs" was defeated in a vote of 20-79.

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