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With funding due to expire at midnight, coal-state Democrats are blocking action on a stopgap spending bill in a dispute over health care benefits for miners. They are pressing President-elect Donald Trump — who campaigned on a pledge to help the coal mine industry — to intervene.

Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with NPR Congressional reporter Scott Detrow (@scottdetrow).

This segment aired on December 9, 2016.

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