Senate axes try to strip tax requirement

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate defeated an attempt to strip a tax-filing requirement provision from the sweeping healthcare reform law.
GOP accuses Obama of killing jobs

GOP accuses Obama of killing jobs

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., Saturday accused accusing President Barack Obama of pursuing policies that hurt small businesses and kill job creation.

GOP: Healthcare reform deals 'shameful'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders are using "shameful backroom deals" to reach a healthcare reform agreement, a Republican U.S. senator said Saturday.

Sen. Johanns to undergo surgery

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., was to undergo "cautionary" surgery Tuesday to treat a potentially cancerous spot on his left lung, his office announced.
Harkin wins fifth U.S. Senate term

Harkin wins fifth U.S. Senate term

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Incumbent Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin won a fifth term in the U.S. Senate Tuesday, cruising to an easy victory over Republican Christopher Reed.
Republican Johanns wins Neb. Senate seat

Republican Johanns wins Neb. Senate seat

OMAHA, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns won the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel in Nebraska Tuesday, keeping the seat Republican.

Bush selects agriculture secretary choice

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Two-time North Dakota Gov. Edward Schafer was named Wednesday as President George Bush's nominee to run the 100,000-plus employee Department of Agriculture.

Bush: Johanns would be outstanding senator

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- President George Bush Thursday accepted the resignation of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, saying he would be "an outstanding member" of the U.S. Senate.

Agriculture Secretary Johanns resigns

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, saying he "decided to pursue a new opportunity" to serve the United States, has resigned from his cabinet post.

Johanns evades Senate-run questions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns evaded questions Wednesday about whether he will run for the U.S. Senate from Nebraska.

Hagel to retire from U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., has decided to step down when his term ends in January 2009, aides said Saturday.

U.S. Ag Dept. gives $5.5M to study E. coli

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Agriculture Department has announced it will award nearly $5.5 million to support collaborative research into E. coli contamination.

Feds expand attack on tree-killing beetle

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- States plagued by a beetle that targets ash trees will divide $11.3 million in emergency funding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday.

New FSIS administrator is appointed

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns has appointed Alfred Almanza as administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

U.S. disappointed over lack of trade pact

POTSDAM, Germany, June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. officials working with the Group of Eight session at Potsdam, Germany, voiced disappointment Thursday at the lack of a new trade agreement.
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Mike Johanns
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns speaks to those gathered at the 2005 World Pork Congress Conference on April 28, 2005 in Washington. Johanns discussed the changes in world trade and thanked the Congress for meeting in DC...(UPI Photo/Micheal Kleinfeld)

Michael Owen "Mike" Johanns (born June 18, 1950) is an American Republican politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Nebraska since 2009. Previously he was the 38th Governor of Nebraska from 1999 to 2005 and was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007, becoming the fourth Nebraskan to hold the position. On November 4, 2008, Johanns was elected to the United States Senate for the state of Nebraska, becoming one of only two new Republican senators (with Jim Risch of Idaho) heading into the 111th United States Congress. In 2002 Johanns served as a Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association.

Johanns was born in Osage, Iowa, and grew up living and working on his family's farm. After graduating from high school, Johanns went on to study at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona. He earned a law degree from Creighton University. After his graduation, Johanns began practicing law in O'Neill and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Johanns served on the Lancaster County Board from 1983 to 1987 as a Democrat. In 1988 he was elected to the Lincoln City Council where he served from 1989 to 1991. He was elected as Mayor of Lincoln in 1991 and 1995.

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