WASHINGTON The US House of Representatives has approved an additional $37 billion in funding for the war in Afghanistan as part of a supplemental appropriations bill. The bill, which contains billions of dollars in additional domestic spending sought by the House Democrats, passed 239-182 Thursday, with 15 Democrats and 167 Republicans voting against it, The Hill reported. Because the House amended the Senate version of the bill, the measure must return to the upper chamber for consideration. The House members defeated several amendments, offered by liberal Democrats that would have forced the Obama administration to withdraw troops from Afghanistan sooner than officials want, the Washington publication said. As the House debated the bill, the Obama administration issued a statement strongly supporting the war funding but threatening a presidential veto of any bill that included provisions that would undermine (the presidents) ability as C-in-C. commander in chief to conduct military operations in Afghanistan.