US President Donald Trump signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act on Tuesday, Dec. 12, and made it into a law. The newly-signed bill pertains to the $700 billion defense policy bills to carry out significant military development.

During the signing ceremony, he stated that the historic legislation illustrates the enduring responsibility to the nation's men and women in uniform who are the greatest fighting force in the history of the world."

Fox News report that the legislation, according to Trump, symbolizes a meaningful step in the reestablishment of the military and safeguarding the future of the children.

He added that history educates people when their defenses are deteriorated, aggression should be intensified. On Tuesday, he also expressed his gratitude at the same time to R-Texas, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, and the various military veterans who witnessed the signing of the bill.

Rare opportunity for showing gratitude

He extended his appreciation to Sen. John McCain for his assistance to make the passage of legislation possible. He said that the senator fought very hard to make it happen according to how they want it to be.

Democrats pledged to pursue the increase in funds for local programs this month, after the Congress expenditure arbitration in favor of the raised military expenditure.

Trump likewise requested on Tuesday for both parties to come up with a decision to increase the cap on the funds.

$700 billion budget has a catch

However, the $700 billion budget will not be valid unless lawmakers allow the regression of a 2011 law that restricts the number of federal expenditures including that of the Defense Department.

For the year 2018, the law caps the expenditure at $549 billion.

Trump’s signing of the law includes the purchase and construction of 90 Lockheed Martin F-5 fighter jets as well as 14 navy ships. The law also commissions the $12.3 billion designated for missile defense operations and $1.8 billion allotted to US-backed training forces in Iraq and Syria, to name a few of the several proposals.

A few days ago, the Trump administration decided to remove the US from a new protocol that the United Nations has created. This will produce more humane conditions for refugees. This is the second time he has withdrawn from accords that the UN has made. The first one was Paris agreement regarding climate change.

The migration plan meeting which took place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico only fuels the speculation that Trump hates the Latin American country and its people. The declaration was called “New York declaration for refugees and migrants.”