The vote on the amendment to the farm bill, by Sen. David VitterDavid VitterDavid Duke will bank on racial tensions in Louisiana Senate bid Former KKK leader David Duke running for Senate Six senators call on housing regulator to let Congress finish housing finance reform MORE (R-La.), was 88 to 11.
The Senate also approved by voice vote an amendment by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren to go on attack for Clinton Priebus: Wasserman Schultz resignation was ‘inevitable’ CNN suspends Donna Brazile as she takes DNC role MORE (I-Vt.) aimed at improving local wood energy programs and one by Sen. Tom CarperTom CarperCentrist Dems wary of public option push Retailers are shirking consumer data security responsibilities GMO labeling bill advances in the Senate over Dem objections MORE (D-Del.) changing a provision in the farm bill on "high-priority and extension initiatives."
An amendment by Sen. Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonThe Trail 2016: Putting the past behind them GOP groups scale back support for Sen. Johnson GOP works to unify around Trump MORE (R-Wis.) that would have moved the farm bill back to the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee was defeated 40-59.