Trump said that the bill will also help fund a "major upgrade" to the country's missile defense system.
He said there was "no better place than right here at Fort Drum" to celebrate passage of the bill, which will boost military pay by 2.6%, giving service members their largest increase in nine years.
While this bill doesn't outright ban either company from USA infrastructure, it could have a major impact by forcing the many, many companies that want to work with the government to pick other suppliers and remove the Huawei and ZTE components they're already using. "McCain. The other one was past year, a VA bill, and the president made sure not to mention the senator then either", he continued.
"He's not a war hero", Trump said at the time.
Debates within the Republican Party had observers confused about how hard the government would come down on Chinese manufacturers, particularly given Donald Trump's role in both shouting down Chinese companies while simultaneously publicly supporting lifting trade bans on ZTE specifically.
Earlier this month, the Senate overwhelmingly approved the defense policy bill.
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The NDDA authorizes $21.9 billion for nuclear weapons programs under the Energy Department, and another $69 billion to fund US war efforts under the Overseas Contingency Operations account.
The White House opposed putting stronger measures against the companies in the bill, and the measures were softened before lawmakers held their final vote.
The National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, strengthens the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews proposals to determine if they threaten national security.
"It's very sad to see what's happened with NY", he said.
An amendment to the NDAA prohibits F-35 sales to Turkey until the Pentagon issues a report on Turkish-American relations in 90 days.
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.