200 Republican votes needed for U.S. fast-track trade passage: Pelosi

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Posted: Jun 04, 2015 11:37 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans must provide at least 200 votes, of 218 needed, for passage of a controversial fast-track trade bill, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters about the lack of broad support for the trade bill among Democrats, Pelosi said: "200 is what he (House Speaker John Boehner) should come up with."

(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)