EDITORIAL: A 'unique' approach solves miners pension problems

The Exponent Telegram

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Washington, December 19, 2019 | comments

As Christmas nears, there is reason for good cheer — especially for more than 100,000 miners whose pensions were in jeopardy of ending either this year or next.

Thanks to the hard work of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in Washington have stood up and done the right thing: Written funding into a must-pass-or-close-the-government spending bill that will now guarantee those pensions remain.

The bill, which passed out of the House on Tuesday, must be signed into law by Friday to keep government funded and functioning.

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