Trump signs defence policy bill with softened China measures

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

But it aso specifies certain rules as to how expenditure can happen, and this year a number of Chinese companies have been effectively banned from supplying USA government agencies. Mattis argued that blocking Turkey's access to the most sophisticated stealth aircraft ever would cause a disruption in the U.S. military's supply chain in the Middle East.

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which contains the ban that goes into effect across the next two years, covers anything that is a "substantial or essential component of any system".

"They want to end your Second Amendment and they are putting a big move on it", Trump said.

His wife, Cindy McCain, meanwhile, retweeted a tweet from CBS News that noted Trump had neglected to mention McCain at the signing.

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain but included no mention in his remarks of the Republican senator, who is battling brain cancer at home in Arizona. "McCain. The other one was previous year, a VA bill, and the president made sure not to mention the senator then either", he continued. The bill also includes a narrower ban on using surveillance gear provided by Chinese companies Hytera Communications, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, or Dahua Technology for national security applications.

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According to the report, Huawei has called the ban a "random addition" to the Defense Bill and has also said that this ban is "ineffective, misguided, and unconstitutional". 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. That measure was seen as targeting China.

Before his speech, Trump stood on the tarmac at the airfield to watch a previously unannounced air assault exercise with 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers and Black Hawk helicopters.

Separately, the NDAA authorizes spending $7.6 billion for 77 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets, made by Lockheed Martin Corp.

The ban which is part of the Defense Authorization Act bans phones and parts produced by Huawei and ZTE from being used by United States government or anyone who wants to work with the government.

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