We met absolutely no resistence to the ALSA priority requests for $10 million to continue the CDC's ALS Registry and for $10 million for the DOD ALS Research Program. None. Nada. Not even from those who are strong fiscal conservatives. The "ask" was easy.
Moving to metaphors...
When the exercises are easy, it's time to add some weights.
And if you're old enough to remember the great Fuller Brush sales case, you'll know that there was always another brush in there to pull out and sell as long as the customer wasn't saying no.