Trump Signs Defense Spending Bill Giving 2.6% Pay Raise to US Troops
Aug 17, 2018, 00:12
McCainNational Defense Authorization Act but referred to by Trump as simply the National Defense Authorization Act - will introduce thousands of new recruits to active duty, reserve and National Guard units and replace aging tanks, planes, ships and helicopters with more advanced and lethal technology, Trump said.
President Donald Trump has signed into law a spending bill that allocates $616.9 billion for the Defense Department's base budget, $21.9 billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons initiatives and $69 billion for overseas contingency operations, CNBC reported Monday.
Both provisions, among several others in the NDAA, reflect congressional concerns about the president and drew objections from the White House.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and other lawmakers have criticized the idea of reducing troop levels. ZTE was nearly forced out of business after being accused of selling sensitive information to nations hostile to the USA, namely Iran and North Korea, in violation of trade laws.
Separately, the NDAA authorizes spending $7.6 billion for 77 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets, made by Lockheed Martin Corp. But in his remarks discussing the bill, Trump never once mentioned McCain's name.
"When you're pumping money into the military, you're not just pumping money into an institution that burns a lot of fossil fuels and emits a lot of greenhouse gases", Sen says, adding that funds also go to providing armed protection to the fossil fuel industry under the guise of national security. But Mr. Trump struck a deal to lift the sanctions at the personal request of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has been helping Mr. Trump in his efforts to negotiate with North Korea on denuclearization.
Congress named the legislation for Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, Arizona Republican, who is battling brain cancer.
The measure authorizes $500 million for the co-development and co-production of missile defense systems with Israel.
Some lawmakers had hoped to use the bill to reinstate tough penalties against ZTE, but the compromise bill removed a provision that would undo a deal the Commerce Department struck in June for ZTE to pay a $1 billion penalty to resume business with USA suppliers. John McCain that he signed during a ceremony Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Fort Drum, N.Y.
The bill represents a $82 billion funding increase for the Department of Defense over the current period, including a $617 billion Pentagon budget, $22 billion for the nuclear weapons program and $69 billion for USA military efforts overseas.
The law requires a review of US-Turkey relations, including the US military's use of Incirlik Air Base, and a risk assessment associated with delivering the stealth fighter jets.
The NDAA also requires certification that the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are bringing the Yemen conflict to an end, and if not, stops U.S.in-flight refueling services for the pro-government coalition.
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