Many Republicans in the Senate expressed outrage over Tommy Tuberville’s plan to freeze military spending. They felt that this plan would have devastating cuts to important military programs and would weaken the United States’ ability to protect itself and its allies. They also argued that it would undermine the United States’ military and economic clout by investing in wasteful strategies. They felt that the plan would harm the nation’s ability to fight terrorism, and instead direct funding toward domestic projects that could be better served in other ways. Tuberville’s plan was eventually voted down, and the debate over military spending continues to be a contentious topic.