U.S. stocks could make for a fifth day of gains Wednesday, still supported by Fed Chief Yellen`s remarks, and amid progress towards a debt ceiling deal in Washington. Surprisingly robust January trade data from China helped push Asian and European stocks higher, despite warnings from economists that the data may have been altered by over-invoicing and the Lunar New Year Holiday. The data helped boost sentiment, after exports jumped 10.6% in January compared with a year earlier. That compares with a 4.3% rise in the previous month, and it roared past the 2% rise forecast. U.S. stock futures were slightly changed ahead of the opening bell. In economic news Wednesday will only see the release of the U.S. Treasury's monthly budget statement, due at 02:00 p.m. ET. -Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.01% to 15930.00 -Futures on the S&P 500 index gained 0.01% to 1813.75 -Futures on the NASDAQ 100 gained 0.09% to 3161.00 . As of 07:10 a.m. ET News that the House had voted to raise the limit on U.S. debt for a year could give markets another push. The Senate is expected to vote on the measure Wednesday. Benchmark U.S. stock indices closed higher for the fourth consecutive session Tuesday as Yellen underscored in her testimony before the House Financial Services Committee that the central bank will continue to scale back its economic stimulus program at a guarded pace. She reminded investors that the window for raising the short-term fed funds rate remains firmly shuttered. Corporate News The economic calendar is otherwise thin. Deere & Co. will report ahead of the bell, and Cisco Systems Inc. is the big name in the earnings spotlight after the close, reporting together with Zillow . In after-hours trading, shares of DaVita HealthCare Partners and retailer Fossil rose after reporting quarterly earnings that beat expectations. Procter & Gamble was expected to be active, as shares dropped 0.43% in pre-market trade after the world's largest consumer-products maker lowered its forecast for profit and sales growth this year citing currency exchange-rate fluctuations and policy changes in Venezuela.