Building the country’s infrastructure and ensuring we can provide affordable healthcare is a bipartisan priority, and President Donald Trump has pledged to spend $1 trillion to construct infrastructure in the next 10 years.
That is a tall order.
But it’s one Trump has already made good on.
The Trump administration has already spent $6 billion on infrastructure since taking office.
That’s the same amount the previous administration spent, but it has only funded a portion of the $12.7 trillion it pledged for infrastructure.
What’s the story behind the $1 billion spent so far?
The White Houses $1 Billion Infrastructure Plan In December, Trump tweeted, “The next 10 is going to be amazing!” and “Build a wall on the southern border, pay for the wall, and get out of our way.”
The Trump Administration has already funded $6.5 billion for construction.
That includes $1.6 billion for the southern wall, a $1 million grant for the Texas border wall, $1,500 for the first phase of a border wall and $600,000 for construction of a temporary, wall-like barrier at the Arizona border.
The money also includes $600 million for a new border fence, $500 million for an expanded border fence and $1m for a temporary border wall at the southern U.S. border.
In addition to those $600 billion dollars, the president also pledged to create at least 5 million new jobs over the next decade.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has also said it will create 15 million new construction jobs over 10 years, and it’s likely to add another 15 million jobs by 2023.
The infrastructure plan has also included a $500 billion boost for transportation projects.
But the $600 billions for transportation doesn’t include a plan to fund $1 for every $1 of funding the government makes in transportation funding, which is currently $4.5 trillion.
The $1 is meant to create a “building block” that will allow the government to fund infrastructure projects that it has previously spent money on and is able to pay for itself, rather than relying on federal stimulus funds.
The Obama administration spent $600 trillion on transportation.
The new $1 could help finance the construction of the southern barrier that the Trump administration is proposing to build on the border with Mexico.
The plan calls for the federal government to provide $100 billion over the first 10 years to the states and cities, as well as $300 billion in funding over the remainder of the decade.
But while Trump has yet to commit to that money, the plan has included some funding for transit projects.
The Transportation Infrastructure Reinvestment Act of 2016 is meant “to stimulate economic growth and increase access to quality public transportation, especially by making investments in rail, buses, light rail, light and high-speed rail, and mass transit,” according to the White House.
A portion of that $100-billion is being spent on the Texas and Arizona border wall.
That will also include a $50 million grant to the border city of Brownsville.
“The Brownsville project, the most complex, is a key component of the border wall,” according a statement from the Brownsville Transportation Coalition.
“It will be constructed with the cooperation of the U.C.L.A. (U.S.)
Border Patrol, and will include the construction and operations of a new $50 billion bridge, a toll plaza, a pedestrian bridge and pedestrian walkway, a new toll plaza and a new crossing over the Browns River, along with additional improvements and improvements to existing crossings.”
Trump has said he will build the border fence “on the cheap,” so it would be a significant increase in funding to pay the costs of the project, but he’s also said that he will make it easier for businesses to come into the U, or to get goods and services to the U from elsewhere.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Trump plans to “expand” the wall to include a 12-mile stretch from the Texas-Mexico border to the United Kingdom.
“I think we’re going to have a great wall from New York to Mexico,” Trump told the Journal.
“A lot of the stuff we’re building, we’re getting from Mexico.
And we’re gonna have a wall.
You’re gonna be able to go from New England to New York.
And a lot, a lot more stuff will be going from China to New England.
And all of this will be built on the cheap.”
Trump says he will spend $200 billion to rebuild the U’s bridges, tunnels and bridges in the first three years of his presidency.
The administration is currently funding the $2.5 million to $2,000 billion construction of tunnels under the U that will be used for future border crossings.
But as the Wall Street News notes, the Trump Administration will be “funding the $200bn in construction from a new fund, not a