Published: Tue, August 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

The bill weakens a bid to clamp down on Chinese telecom company ZTE.

He said with the new budget for 2019, the US will make a critical investment in nuclear weapons. The president has repeatedly disparaged McCain, usually without using his name, even in the months since the senator has largely retreated from the Washington scene to his Arizona home for cancer treatment. And just hours after signing the military spending bill Monday, he did the same thing at a fundraiser in upstate NY. "The one thing they say, and we do know, anyone who runs against Trump suffers".

President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion military authorization funding bill Monday while making no mention of Sen.

The NDAA does strengthen the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews proposed foreign investments to weigh whether they threaten national security.

Trump also said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him - a claim that Cuomo's office did not immediately dispute. "We must have American dominance in space".

The measure signed by Trump will boost military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest hike in nine years.

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Page, who served as an FBI lawyer and close adviser to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, resigned from the bureau in May. Former agent Peter Strzok was removed from Mueller's team a year ago after the text messages were discovered.

The bill is aimed at rebuilding the USA military by authorizing a total of $717 billion for military funding over the next year. John McCain, whom the bill was named after.

"Serving as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and working on behalf of America's courageous service members has been one of the greatest honors of my life", he said.

The measure authorizes $500 million for the co-development and co-production of missile defense systems with Israel.

It gives the Pentagon a $638 billion base budget for defense-related programs linked to the Department of Energy plus an additional $69 billion for possible overseas operations. The bill does, however, make provisions to allocate funding to any party that needs to do so.

There had been concerns Trump might be tempted to slash the number of USA soldiers on the peninsula as a cost-saving measure, but the bill prevents that. "But if we ever did, nobody has a chance", he said.

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