US House to vote Wednesday on bill to fund gov't through Dec. 22

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Congress scrambles to avoid a government shutdown

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MI) on how Congress plans to avoid a government shutdown.

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday on a bill to fund the federal government through Dec. 22, the head of the House Rules Committee told reporters on Tuesday.

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The panel's Republican chairman, U.S. Representative Pete Sessions, said his committee would review the short-term spending measure at a hearing due to begin later on Tuesday and that the full chamber would vote on it on Wednesday.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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