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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. listens to a reporter's question before a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON - With a deadline looming to keep the government running and to find a solution for health care and pensions for retired coal miners and their families, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin believes a permanent fix will happen with the Miners Protection Act - just not now.

"I think this will end up as a continuing resolution again," Manchin, D-W.Va., said in a Wednesday morning conference call with the media. "It is what it is right now, but we can't just keep kicking the can down the road."


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