Just before the vote on that amendment, the Senate approved two of four other measures. One amendment, introduced by Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinUnder pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support The Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Senate confirms Trump's pick for Israel ambassador MORE (D-W.Va.) and approved by voice vote, would issue national diet guidelines for mothers with children up to 2 years old.
The other amendment the Senate approved was by Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleyThe Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Dem senator accuses Trump of 'dangerous tilt towards authoritarianism' Overnight Regulation: Dems punch back in fight over CEO pay rule MORE (D-Ore.). Merkley's amendment would give crop insurance by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to organic crop producers. The insurance, under that amendment, is the same as for non-organic crops.
The Senate defeated two amendments by Coburn and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). Coburn's other amendment would have cut funding to the market access program in order to prohibit spending on "television shows, wine tastings, animal spa products, and cat or dog food." DeMint's amendment would stop the Secretary of Agriculture from increasing grants to entities that provide broadband access in rural areas.