First, the Senate voted on an amendment by Sens. John KerryJohn KerryA new president, a new North Korea strategy Trump hopes Russia is listening; America, are you listening? Clinton at risk of being upstaged MORE (D-Mass.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) that was essentially a counter to an amendment by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) to cut off U.S. food aid to North Korea. The Kerry-Lugar amendment was approved in a vote of 59 to 40, and Kyl's amendment failed 43 to 56.
An amendment by Sen. Tom UdallTom UdallDemocratic National Convention event calendar The Hill's 12:30 Report Overnight Energy: Senate spending bill takes aim at EPA rules MORE (D-Colo.), which increased funding to fight insect and disease epidemics in forests, was approved in a decisive vote of 77 to 22. An amendment by Sen. Mike LeeMike LeeKoch officials skeptical of Trump's alleged meeting invite Obama signs opioid bill Thiel said to explain support for Trump in convention speech MORE (R-Utah) repealing the forest legacy program failed in a vote of 21 to 77.