President Donald Trump set his sights towards passing a long-awaited national infrastructure bill on Monday, saying it’s time to “invest in our country” following last week’s historic budget agreement that funds the federal government for an addition two-years.
The Commander-in-Chief is calling on Congressional leaders to reach an agreement on his recently unveiled 1.5 trillion plan to reinvest, restructure, and fix America’s deteriorating infrastructure; urging the building of new airports, highways, tunnels, bridges, and more.
“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 tweeted.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2018
The President spoke last week at a GOP conference in West Virginia, urging Republican lawmakers to get behind his infrastructure bill and calling on Congress to slash “red tape” in securing contracts to begin the long-awaited construction projects.
“We used to build them in three months, and now it takes years and years of approvals. We’re going to bring that down, ideally, to one year. Two years is our goal, but one year is our real goal,” Trump said.