WASHINGTON Feb 11 The U.S. House of
Representatives plans to vote on a "clean" increase in the
federal debt limit on Tuesday evening instead of Wednesday
because of winter storm concerns, a House Republican aide said.
The accelerated vote schedule will allow lawmakers to depart
Washington before the heaviest part of a forecast snow and ice
storm hits much of the South and the East Coast.
House Democrats are due to start a three-day retreat in
Cambridge, Maryland, late on Wednesday. The House is on recess
next week for the Presidents Day holiday.