Republican senator Jeff Flake (Ariz.) is seeking to prevent the federal government from spending tax dollars on the development of robotic bartenders.

Flake proposed an amendment on Tuesday to the 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations Act alongside his Arizona colleague, Sen. John McCain, prohibiting funds, marked for research and development, from being used to advance technology related to “beerbots” or “other robot bartenders.”

The amendment was offered in an effort to limit taxpayer dollars from further subsidizing technology that has proved viable in the private sector.

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