Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense Bill Including 2.6 Percent Troop Pay Raise

President Trump Signs Defense Spending Bill

Eventually, the USA said it would lift the denial order if ZTE paid a fine of at least $1.3 billion and replaced its senior management and board. The Commerce Department then made a deal to lift a trade ban on ZTE, a move that may have saved the company.

President Trump has signed a bill into law - as part of the broader Defense Authorization Act - banning U.S. Government agencies from using tech designed or manufactured by a number of Chinese firms, including Huawei and ZTE.

Erdogan was responding to the $716 billion John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA), which prohibits the sale of F-35s to Turkey for 90 days until the Pentagon produces a report on the risks and consequences of Turkey, a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, purchasing the Russian S-400 missile defense system.

When the US Senate passed its defense funding bill in June, it included language blocking this deal and reinstating the ZTE export ban. It's unclear yet if Huawei and company will try to appeal the law, but we're sure some of their competitors are looking forward to increased sales over the next couple of years.

The measure also includes provisions created to improve how the Defense Department handles reports of sexual assaults among the tens of thousands of children and teens who live and go to school on the military bases where their parents serve.

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The ban does not single out Huawei and ZTE though.

The measure also includes provisions created to improve how the Defense Department handles reports of sexual assaults among the tens of thousands of children and teens who live and go to school on the military bases where their parents serve.

The annual measure sets policies and a budget outline for the Pentagon and will be followed by a later appropriations bill. However Trump did not mention McCain's name during extended remarks at the signing, even omitting it when saying the name of the bill. Trump, who has long prided himself on never apologizing, believing it shows weakness, did not apologize, but the aide was later fired.

"I am particularly proud that the NDAA once again strengthens and enhances Arizona's outsized role in securing and defending the nation". She called me so many times.

The president studiously avoided reading the official name of the legislation - which would have meant mentioning McCain - during the 28-minute speech or during the signing ceremony afterward.

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