Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn’t mention him

Trump Signs Bill Named for Sen. McCain, Doesn't Mention Him

It provides $717 billion for military funding, which Trump described as historic.

According to the White House, the bill authorizes an increase of 15,600 troops, funding for 77 F-35 fighter jets and funding for 13 new battleships.

And under a section describing the Sense of Senate on US military forces on the Korean Peninsula, .it says their "significant removal" is "a non-negotiable item as it relates to the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization" of North Korea.

But unsurprising or not, Trump's snubbing of McCain is still distasteful.

President Trump touted American military strength while in Fort Drum, New York just before he signed the annual 2019 defense spending bill.

"ObamaCare, we got rid of the individual mandate, which is the most unpopular aspect", said Trump.

Leaders of US intelligence agencies have said they are concerned that ZTE, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and some other Chinese companies are beholden to the Chinese government or Communist Party, raising the risk of espionage. John McCain (R-Ariz.) at an event on Monday where he signed a defense bill named for the former prisoner of war.

The compromise bill removes a provision reinstating penalties against ZTE and restricting the company's ability to buy US component parts.

The president didn't mention McCain's name during his remarks at Fort Drum, New York.

There had been concerns Trump might be tempted to slash the number of US soldiers on the peninsula as a cost-saving measure, but the bill prevents that.

Among the changes, the bill creates new legal protections for students at Department of Defense Education Activity schools and requires the school system and the Pentagon to develop new policies for responding to reports on bases more generally.

He made no mention of Sen.

McCain said in a statement he was "humbled" the bill was named after him, adding that it will address "a growing array of threats". 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. "As Chairman of the Armed Services Cmte, I've found high objective in service of a cause greater than self_the cause of our troops who defend America & all that she stands for", he tweeted.

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