NEW YORK — The House voted Thursday to extend the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for a second year, despite objections from lawmakers, the White House and some governors.
The bill, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, was approved 238-183 by a vote of 232-186.
The House also approved a measure extending the food stamp benefits, but Republicans in the House voted to reject the measure because of disagreements between Republican leadership and the White Senate.
The Senate is expected to vote Friday on a separate measure extending food stamps for another year.
President Donald Trump and his allies have been pushing to extend unemployment benefits, a measure that has been supported by most Democrats.
But a group of senators and representatives who support extending unemployment benefits say they oppose the extension because of how the program was designed.
They argue that the unemployment benefits are already being stretched thin and that there are many other priorities to tackle that could help them do more to help the economy.
The unemployment benefit extension is being considered by the Senate’s nonpartisan budget panel.
The measure is the second extension of food stamps this year.
In February, the Senate passed a bill that would extend the benefits for another three years.
The vote was the latest test for Trump’s ability to move quickly on other legislative priorities.
He has already moved to scrap an environmental assessment process on Keystone XL, the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, and has been under pressure to move forward on a proposal to expand the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States.
The president also faces pressure to make good on his campaign promise to veto a $1.2 trillion tax cut bill, which the Senate has already passed.