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FreedomWorks Applauds Passage of Johanns Amendment
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FreedomWorks Applauds Passage of Johanns Amendment

Washington, DC - Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb) offered an amendment yesterday to the Senate Budget Resolution to prohibit the use reconciliation in the Senate for legislation involving a cap and trade energy tax system. Some Senators had hoped to use the procedural tactic of reconciliation to avoid a full debate on cap-and-trade legislation by inserting language in the budget bill to circumvent traditional debate procedures.   Congress is supposed to be about debate, and limiting debate rules on critical votes runs contrary to the spirit of the institution.