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** FILE ** Sen. Joe Manchin III (right), West Virginia Democrat, accompanied by Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, announces on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington that they have reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Sens. Joe Manchin III (left), West Virginia Democrat, and Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, arrive on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to announce that they have reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sens. Joe Manchin III (left), West Virginia Democrat, and Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, arrive on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to announce that they have reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sens. Joe Manchin III (left), West Virginia Democrat, and Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, arrive on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to announce that they have reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Joe Manchin III (right), West Virginia Democrat, accompanied by Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, announces on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington that they have reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Sen. Joe Manchin III (right), West Virginia Democrat, accompanied by Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, announces on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington that they have reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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The Transaction Account Guarantee measure failed after Republicans, led by Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, said it did not meet a requirement that legislation not add to the federal deficit. (Associated Press)

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"Clearly, the policies of this administration are not working," said Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, one of the lawmakers newly appointed to the congressional panel assigned to develop recommendations to cut the debt. "So, what went wrong? Well, a big part of the problem has been job-killing regulations." (Associated Press)