Rep. Randy WeberRandy WeberRyan transfers record M to House GOP's campaign arm in March Freedom Caucus poised for pivotal role in infrastructure fight The Hill's Whip List: 36 GOP no votes on ObamaCare repeal plan MORE (R-Texas) has introduced legislation that would prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs from spending funds on alternative energy projects.
Weber said he was spurred to offer the measure after finding that the department had spent at least $420 million on solar and wind renewable energy projects at VA facilities.
"If enacted, this legislation would prohibit the VA from spending any more money on wasteful alternative energy projects. Instead, that money would go toward reducing the VA backlog," Weber said.
The measure further states that the VA should focus first and foremost on veterans' medical care.
"The primary responsibility of the Department of Veterans Affairs is to provide the best possible medical care to wounded veterans," the text reads.