He thinks the money would be better spent going after management then helping stop veteran suicides. PS - they've already gone after VA management.
Same guy who opposed a Tulsa VA hospital because it was "too nice"
If there were actual groups of Reps who thought like this maybe there would be a point, but it looks like he blocked this single handedly.
In the next session of Congress it will almost certainly be passed once he's gone but there's over a thousand more deaths we might have had a chance to stop.