PROMISE KEPT: President Trump Signs Military Defense Bill, BOOSTS SOLDIERS Pay

Clay Curtis
August 14, 2018

According to the Vice President's office, Pence will travel separately from Trump to Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum and arrive at about 1:30 p.m. President Trump is expected to arrive about 30 minutes later. It was Trump's first visit to the North Country since winning his election in 2016.

Political observers took note on Monday when Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act while making zero references to the Vietnam War veteran and senator after whom the bill was named. They noshed on bagels and chips, as their kids got to play inside a Blackhawk helicopter, and fill up on free cookies. "It's a tight-knit community", Bridge said.

Trump called it the "the most significant investment in our military, and our war fighters in modern history", but did not make any reference to McCain's military service or decades-long career fighting for the Pentagon budget. "And she's very aggressive on contributions, but she's not very aggressive on getting things done", Trump said.

"I have to tell you about Elise", Trump said. "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.

"I'm so proud of myself", Trump said. We'll have to change a lot of scheduling, ' but that didn't suit her.

"It is truly an honor to welcome you to Fort Drum", Stefanik said.

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The $717 billion piece of legislation is named the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.

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After the bill-signing Trump made a reference to McCain at a political fundraiser in Utica, New York, criticising him - as he does repeatedly - for voting against a bill to repeal parts of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law a year ago.

About 400 military personnel flanked the podium at Ft.

Trump's signature marks the first on-time passage of the NDAA in 22 years with the start of the 2019 fiscal year on October 1.

Prior to the ceremony Trump watched an air assault demonstration by USA troops at Fort Drum. 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.

"America is a peaceful nation but if conflict is forced upon us, we will fight and we will win", Trump said. "I didn't call them the fake news media..."

"It's very sad to see what's happened with NY", he said. John McCain (R-AZ) while signing a bill with his name on it.

He made no mention of Sen.

Both of his Utica events will be behind closed doors.

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