LATEST: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Come at State’s Expense MiMundo Money Posted 1 year ago A plan to repair and rebuild the nation’s crumbling highways, bridges, seaports, airports, and water systems underway. President Trump unveils a $1.5 trillion plan on Monday. Only the plan does not offer much federal funding. The financial plan gives states more of a burden than relief shifting much of the funding onto local governments. “This will be a BIG week for infrastructure. After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR country!” Trump declared on Twitter. Trump will roll out the plan with state and local officials at the White House later today with the hopes of gaining support. In order to leverage local and state dollars to fix America’s infrastructure, the administration plans to use $200 billion in federal money to fix roads, highways, ports, and airports. Many in Washington believe Trump should have started his term with an infrastructure push a year ago. Allowing him to win support and place Democrats in a tight spot for opposing popular political measure. Trump believes the nation’s economy is affected by the “crumbling” state of the nation’s roads and highways. Related: Pence says the U.S. is ready to talk to North Korea The administration however, elected to focus attention on health care, an issue that has strained relations with Democrats. Delays and focus on other issues now push for two “infrastructure weeks” scheduled for June and August. The political focus last week was the fallout from the department of a senior aide after dealing with spousal abuse allegations. With two federal government shut downs and Congress’ attention on immigration, it is still unclear how it will act on the plan. Also read: Rex Tillerson holds talks in Cairo Congress will have to review two key components: funding for new investments to help speed up road and airport repairs and means to shorten the wait time to get projects underway. The $200 billion in federal support will come from cuts to existing programs officials confirmed. Transportation, water, flood control, cleanup at some of the country’s most polluted sites will receive half of the money for reconstruction.