If you don't have a strong defense we'll be speaking Russian or Chinese. When Reagan was elected, he inherited from Carter a depleted military. We had enough bullets to fight a war for 2 weeks and a weeks worth of air to air missiles for our planes. When Trump was elected he inherited from Obama an Air Force with 35% of our Military Aircraft down because of no spare parts. We live in a dangerous world and to keep the wolves away you have to be strong. I believe the Senate did recognize that based on the vote.