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Johanns says Senate Rules change undermine's founders vision

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A KOTA Territory senator is putting his foot down on proposed changes in the U.S. Senate.

Republican Mike Johanns spoke out today against the changes that would limit senators ability to filibuster.

Under the proposal; the senate would only need 51 votes...instead of the current 60 votes needed to block bills.

Johanns says the change would undermine the vision of our founding fathers.

Democrats control the senate, and represent most of the larger and more populated states.

Johanns says these changes would negatively impact everyday Americans, especially those that live in rural and less populated states.

"Take Nebraska for example," explains Johanns. "We don't necessarily consider ourselves small. We have almost two million people and several fortune 500 companies. But we also don't like the idea of getting steam rolled by high populated states."

Johanns says the move is a power grab and will destroy checks and balances in the U.S. Senate are now at stake.

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