Top U.S. House Democrat backs plan on currency sanctions in trade bill

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Posted: Apr 22, 2015 4:49 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leader of the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday she supported planned legislation to speed trade deals through Congress while requiring enforceable currency provisions to future pacts.

The statement followed Democratic Representative Sander Levin's announcement that he would offer an alternative to a trade promotion authority bill under consideration that does not require sanctions for currency manipulators.

"I support the Levin substitute," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.

(Reporting by Jason Lange; Editing by Sandra Maler)