Johanns Votes in Favor of Bipartisan Agreement to Re-open Government, Prevent Default

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today voted in favor of a bipartisan agreement to reopen the government and prevent a default on our debt, while preserving the spending cuts signed into law in 2011. It passed 81-18.

“The compromise reached in the Senate rightly addresses what this debate should have focused on all along: reining in  our debt and spending,” Johanns said. “The legislation passed tonight accomplishes the urgent matters of resuming government operations and avoiding a default on our debt while ensuring the overall …

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Johanns Will Vote No on Rushed Immigration Bill Rewrite

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today announced his opposition to a rushed, nearly 1,200 page amendment that rewrites the immigration legislation before the Senate, without addressing several key concerns.

“I recognize our system is broken but the solution begins with border security so we aren’t back in this same spot a decade from now,” Johanns said. “Unfortunately, this amendment’s promise of secure borders is not airtight. Additionally, several organizations representing our border agents and related personnel say this bill weakens national security and prevents …

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