And what he did was because he wanted to reduce the size of government. He's been identifying and fighting against redundancies in government for years. It's because of him the GAO now has to report annually and everyone sees where the redundancies are.
He also objected to the cost of the bill not being offset elsewhere.
If the Pentagon and the VA aren't working efficiently today, perhaps there is a better way to fix them without tossing millions of dollars at them?