House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, right, welcomes Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., ranking member of the Appropriations Committee, and Rules Committee member Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., as they gather at the Capitol around a printou
House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, right, welcomes Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., ranking member of the Appropriations Committee, and Rules Committee member Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., as they gather at the Capitol around a printou

President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed emergency funding legislation that will keep the U.S. government fully operational while Congress votes on a final budget deal.

The bill will keep the government open through Tuesday, avoiding a partial shutdown this week.

The House and Senate are expected to vote Thursday on a $1.1 trillion spending plan for fiscal 2016.

The budget would extend many popular tax cuts for businesses and individuals. A Republican proposal to end the 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports is part of the budget deal, while Democrats got the five-year extension of tax breaks for producers of wind and solar energy that they wanted.

The bill also would impose a two-year freeze on a pair of taxes aimed at funding the president's signature health care law: a current tax on medical devices, and a tax on high-value health insurance plans that was to take effect in 2018.