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)