2018 State of the Union

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In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, President Trump called on Congress to pass legislation to stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure spending.

Trump offered no other details of the spending plan, such as how much federal money would go into it, but said it was time to address America’s “crumbling infrastructure.”

Rather than increase federal spending massively, Trump said: “Every federal dollar should be leveraged by partnering with state and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private-sector investment.”

The administration has already released an outline of a plan that would make it easier for states to build tollways and to privatize rest stops along interstate highways.

McKinsey & Company researchers say that $150 billion a year will be required between now and 2030, or about $1.8 trillion in total, to fix all the country’s infrastructure needs.

The American Society of Civil Engineers, a lobbying group with an interest in infrastructure spending, puts it at $2 trillion over 10 years.

Trump said any infrastructure bill needed to cut the regulation and approval process that he said delayed the building of bridges, highways and other infrastructure. He wants the approval process reduced to two years, “and perhaps even one.”

Cutting regulation is a top priority of business lobbying groups with a stake in building projects and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (Reuters)

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<p>Trump gestures as he delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 30, as Vice President Mike Pence, left, and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Photo: Win McNamee/AP) </p>
President Trump gestures during his State of the Union address

Trump gestures as he delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 30, as Vice President Mike Pence, left, and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Photo: Win McNamee/AP)

<p>U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reacts during Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) </p>
Sessions reacts during Trump’s State of the Union address

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reacts during Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

<p>Trump signs a copy of “Let Trump Be Trump” after delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images) </p>
Trump signs a copy of his book

Trump signs a copy of “Let Trump Be Trump” after delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

<p>From left: U.S. Supreme Court justices John Roberts, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan look on as Trump delivers the State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Supreme Court justices listen to address

From left: U.S. Supreme Court justices John Roberts, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan look on as Trump delivers the State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>The vice president looks on as Trump delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress inside the House Chamber on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30. (Photo: Win McNamee/Reuters) </p>
Trump gestures

The vice president looks on as Trump delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress inside the House Chamber on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30. (Photo: Win McNamee/Reuters)

<p>Trump acknowledged Fred and Cindy and Fred Warmbier, parents of Otto Warmbier, during his State of the Union address on Jan. 30. Otto died shortly after his release from a hard labor camp in North Korea. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
Cindy and Fred Warmbier

Trump acknowledged Fred and Cindy and Fred Warmbier, parents of Otto Warmbier, during his State of the Union address on Jan. 30. Otto died shortly after his release from a hard labor camp in North Korea. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, listens as Trump delivers his first State of the Union address on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, listens as Trump delivers his first State of the Union address on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Trump gestures before delivering the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 30. (Photo: Win McNamee/Pool via Bloomberg) </p>
Trump before his address

Trump gestures before delivering the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 30. (Photo: Win McNamee/Pool via Bloomberg)

<p>Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., listens next to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., during Trump’s first State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Win McNamee/Reuters) </p>
Sens. Chuck Schumer and Patty Murray

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., listens next to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., during Trump’s first State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Win McNamee/Reuters)

<p>Trump gives his first State of the Union address to Congress and the country on Jan. 30. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) </p>
His first State of the Union address

Trump gives his first State of the Union address to Congress and the country on Jan. 30. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

<p>North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho raises his crutches as Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho

North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho raises his crutches as Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Guests in the first lady’s box cry as Trump introduces them during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Jan. 30. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) </p>
Guests in the first lady’s box cry

Guests in the first lady’s box cry as Trump introduces them during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Jan. 30. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

<p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reacts during Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) </p>
Nancy Pelosi reacts during the SOTU

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reacts during Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

<p>Trump, center, pauses while delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Win McNamee/Pool via Bloomberg) </p>
A pause during address

Trump, center, pauses while delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Win McNamee/Pool via Bloomberg)

<p>Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Pool via AP) </p>
Trump delivers his State of the Union address

Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)

<p>Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, bottom center, and fellow military leaders during the State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images) </p>
Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, bottom center, and fellow military leaders during the State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

<p>Trump gives his first State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) </p>
Trump delivers adress

Trump gives his first State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

<p>From left, Robert Mickens, Elizabeth Alvarado, Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas are recognized during Trump’s State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Guests are recognized during SOTU

From left, Robert Mickens, Elizabeth Alvarado, Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas are recognized during Trump’s State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Trump claps after introducing guests during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) </p>
The president claps

Trump claps after introducing guests during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

<p>Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
View of the House of Representatives

Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, center, gestures after being acknowledged by Trump during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images) </p>
Scalise gestures after being mentioned

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, center, gestures after being acknowledged by Trump during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

<p>Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Trump delivers speech

Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>Trump takes the podium at his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Trump is introduced

Trump takes the podium at his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Trump gives his first State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Trump gives his State of the Union address

Trump gives his first State of the Union address on Jan. 30. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Trump arrives to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Jim Bourg/AP) </p>
The president arrives

Trump arrives to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Jim Bourg/AP)

<p>Trump arrives to deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/AP) </p>
Trump greets members of Congress

Trump arrives to deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/AP)

<p>First lady Melania Trump talks with Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets and his wife before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) </p>
The first lady speaks with guests

First lady Melania Trump talks with Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets and his wife before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

<p>From left: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Neil M. Gorsuch arrive for the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/AP) </p>
Supreme Court justices

From left: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Neil M. Gorsuch arrive for the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/AP)

<p>Trump arrives to deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photos: Joshua Roberts/Reuters) </p>
Trump arrives

Trump arrives to deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photos: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

<p>Pence, left, and Ryan attend the State of the Union address on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Pence and Ryan point out attendees

Pence, left, and Ryan attend the State of the Union address on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>A book containing the president’s speech is seen before the State of the Union address at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
The president’s speech

A book containing the president’s speech is seen before the State of the Union address at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his daughter Ivanka arrive before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) </p>
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump arrive

Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his daughter Ivanka arrive before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

<p>Pelosi of California talks with Schumer of New York before the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) </p>
Pelosi and Schumer talk shop

Pelosi of California talks with Schumer of New York before the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

<p>Members of Congress wear black clothing and kente cloth in protest at the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Members of Congress in protest

Members of Congress wear black clothing and kente cloth in protest at the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>Eric and Lara Trump attend the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Eric and Lara Trump

Eric and Lara Trump attend the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Trump leaves the White House and heads to Capitol Hill to deliver the 2018 State of the Union address on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images) </p>
Trump departs White House

Trump leaves the White House and heads to Capitol Hill to deliver the 2018 State of the Union address on Jan. 30 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

<p>Ryan whispers to the vice president before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) </p>
Whispers before SOTU

Ryan whispers to the vice president before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

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