Senators reach deal to move on with fast-track trade bill

Senators reach deal to move on with fast-track trade bill
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate leaders agreed on Wednesday on a deal to move towards debating legislation key to sealing a Pacific trade pact. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would hold separate votes on a customs bill, which contains rules against currency manipulation, and another bill granting trade preferences, he said. McConnell also took steps to bring on a new procedural vote to clear the way for debate on a bill to grant the White House authority to negotiate trade deals and speed them through Congress. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said the proposal was "fair" and offered a path forward. (Reporting by Krista Hughes)