1:43 PM EDT
Chet Edwards, D-TX 17th

Mr. EDWARDS. Right. You take $50 million in order to add $22 million, but did the gentleman meet with Veterans Administration leaders, perhaps the Secretary of Health for the VA, and did they request this additional $22 million?

Was there a specific project that wasn't being funded or a particular need that wasn't being met by the $6 billion increase in VA health care spending this year that caused the gentleman to ask specifically for a $22 million increase?