WASHINGTON (AFP/Reuters) The US Senate has passed a supplementary funding bill worth some 60 billion dollars to finance the conflict in Afghanistan and other key projects including aid to quake-hit Haiti. The measure approved late Thursday by a 67-28 margin offers 33 billion dollars to fund President Barack Obamas surge of 30,000 more troops into the Afghan conflict, announced in December, although some of it covers expenses in Iraq. Lawmakers also passed an economic and military aid package worth a total of 349 million dollars for Pakistan, a key ally for Washington in the conflict. Many of those opposing the funding were Republicans who said they were concerned that ways were not found to pay for the new spending with cuts to other programmes. The Senate shelved a Republican bid to make the cuts, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scoffed that Republicans never raised a fuss about paying for the war under President (George W) Bush. The House of Representatives must still adopt its own version of the bill, and the two texts must be merged before being sent to Obama for his signature. Lawmakers in the lower chamber are expected to take up the measure late next week. While the Senate also voted 80-18 to reject the call for a pullout timetable from Afghanistan, there were signs of growing unease inside Obamas Democratic Party over the nine-year-old war. Liberal Democrat Russ Feingold proposed the exit strategy amendment, saying while Obama had set July 2011 as a starting date for removing US troops, there should be an end date. The president should convey to the American and Afghan people how long he anticipates it will take to complete his military objectives, said Feingold. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin argued strongly against Feingolds idea. Announcing an exit strategy would reinforce the fear ... that the United States will abandon the region, Levin said. He added that was unwise as the Taliban was doing everything it can to convince Afghans that US, NATO and Afghan forces cannot protect them. No Republicans supported Feingolds call for an exit strategy. But several senators in Democratic leadership positions voted for it, including Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin and Senators Patty Murray, Byron Dorgan and Chuck Schumer. Reid opposed the proposal. Other spending priorities were included in the war funding bill: $13 billion for benefits for Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange; $5.1 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency; $2.8 billion for rebuilding Haiti; $400 million for U.S. flood relief; and $68 million to help address the impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.