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Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican was shocked at the Congressional Budget Office's cost estimate to fix the VA, calling it "grotesquely out of line."

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Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans', said of a potential cash infusion to the VA: "This is ludicrous. It is impossible for us to even start an intelligent conversation on what we put in legislation when we have numbers that are so grotesquely out of line." (Associated Press)

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Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans', said of a potential cash infusion to the VA: "This is ludicrous. It is impossible for us to even start an intelligent conversation on what we put in legislation when we have numbers that are so grotesquely out of line." (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), pictured, at a press conference with Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), and Sen. Jeff Flake, (R-Ariz.) on Capitol Hill to introduce the Veterans Choice Act, which would provide veterans "with greater flexibility and choice in health care providers and increasing accountability and transparency at the VA, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz), left, speaks as Sen. Jeff Flake, (R-Ariz.), center, and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), right, leave a news conference on Capitol Hill after introducing the Veterans Choice Act, which would provide veterans "with greater flexibility and choice in health care providers and increasing accountability and transparency at the VA, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA, left) and Richard Burr (R-NC, center) listen while Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT, right) asks a question of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert A. Petzel, during their testimony during a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing titled "The State of VA Health Care" in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC., Tuesday, May 13, 20124. (Photo Rod Lamkey Jr.)

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, center, meets with Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, and the committee's ranking member Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014, following his testimony at the committee's hearing to examine the state of Veterans Affairs health care. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at his office on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at his office on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at his office on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) holds an Afghan tribal axe given to him as a gift at his office on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at his office on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at his office on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at his office on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Tom Coburn (left) says opening up coverage to more veterans could lead to longer wait times for injured and low-income veterans already receiving care, and Sen. Richard Burr (right) is arguing against using spending from the Afghanistan War to pay for additional spending. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Tom Coburn (left) says opening up coverage to more veterans could lead to longer wait times for injured and low-income veterans already receiving care, and Sen. Richard Burr (right) is arguing against using spending from the Afghanistan War to pay for additional spending. (Associated Press)