In voting on dueling amendments, Senate continues food aid to North Korea

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First, the Senate voted on an amendment by Sens. John KerryJohn Kerry Human rights abuses in Ethiopia require congressional action Kerry to media: Scale back terror coverage Top Dem concerned about 'calamitous conditions' in Yemen 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 UdallDem senators back Navajo lawsuit against EPA Democratic National Convention event calendar The Hill's 12:30 Report 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 LeeProtecting generic pharma competition is necessary now House Freedom Caucus should support justice reform this fall The impact of silence: The incarceration of children who have committed no crime MORE (R-Utah) repealing the forest legacy program failed in a vote of 21 to 77.