Yes, we're sure Cadet Bone-Spurs is a bigly part of the military spending calculations.
It fulfils several of the administration's priorities to bulk up the military, including adding 15,600 troops across the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.
The president mocked him the same way during a speech to conservatives in February, prompting loud and angry boos from the audience at the reference to McCain.
The president didn't mention McCain's name during his remarks at Fort Drum, New York. John McCain, whom the bill was named after. ZTE was nearly forced out of business after being accused of selling sensitive information to nations hostile to the US, namely Iran and North Korea, in violation of trade laws. Uniformed personnel received a 2.4 percent pay raise in fiscal 2018. Under the new spending plan, the Pentagon is authorized to purchase 77 F-35 fighter jets at a cost of almost $7.6 billion, among other aircraft and equipment.
"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 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, includes $616.9 billion for the Pentagon's base budget, another $69 billion for the overseas contingency operations, or OCO, funding and $21.9 billion for nuclear weapons programs under the Energy Department. Last week, Mr. Trump announced he was doubling tariffs on steel and aluminum from Turkey over its plans to purchase a Russian missile defense system.
The White House opposed putting stronger measures against the companies in the bill, and the measures were softened before lawmakers held their final vote.
And under a section describing the Sense of Senate on USA 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.
The administration is also angered by Turkey's detaining of a US pastor on terrorism charges.