Sen. Mike Johanns' support during tense Senate vote helped lead to approval of debt-limit bill
Sen. Mike Johanns
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mike Johanns was the first Republican senator to vote Wednesday to end a filibuster and advance legislation to raise the nation's debt limit.
The Nebraskan's early support came during a tense Senate vote that was held open for more than an hour. Eventually, other Republicans joined him in ending the filibuster. The Senate then approved the debt-limit bill on a party-line vote.
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Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:00 am.